Water / Sanitation Technical Specialists
ARD, Inc.
Location: Jordan
Last Date: April 20, 2009
Email: kblodgett@ardinc.com

Water / Sanitation Technical Specialists
ARD, Inc.

ARD, Inc. (http://www.ardinc.com/) is seeking short and long-term consultants with experience in the water sector in Jordan and/or other Middle East & North Africa (MENA) countries. A range of skills are needed:

--National water sector reform;
--Institutional change management and restructuring in the water sector;
--Water sector regulatory reform and law;
--Training and mentoring for government regulators and managers;
--Water supply and sanitation (WSS) utility management, reform, commercialization, and performance improvement;
--WSS engineering, technology, feasibility studies, and infrastructure planning;
--Capital investment planning and finance;
--WSS utility benchmarking;
--Grants Management;
--Monitoring and Evaluation.

Qualified individuals must have at least five to seven years of experience in one or more of the above areas, in one or more MENA countries, preferably including Jordan.

To apply:

Please email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to kblodgett@ardinc.com or fax to K. Blodgett at 802-658-4247. Please refer to job code “Jordan TAO” in the subject line. Candidates meeting position requirements will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

ARD, Inc. is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. ARD, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Programme Manager Ngo jobs, Lebanon
Westminster Foundation for Democracy
Location: Lebanon
Email: wfd@wfd.org

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Programme Manager, Lebanon (Lebanese Nationals Only)
Initial 1 year contract, renewable to 2012 based on performance

WFD is an independent political foundation sponsored by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It specialises in parliamentary strengthening and political party development.

The Foundation has been awarded a four year DFID funded parliamentary strengthening programme in Georgia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Uganda, Ukraine and Yemen. The Foundation is looking for an experienced Programme Manager based in MENA office in Beirut, with extensive experience in managing capacity building programmes. This position is to be offered on a contractor basis.

The successful candidate will have:

• a degree in a relevant discipline, such as political sciences, programme management, development studies, law or education
• a sound understanding of the Lebanese Parliament and political system
• knowledge of the broader issues affecting Middle East and North Africa
• minimum one year’s experience of managing a programme and its budget
• fluency in English, and Arabic, fluency in French is desirable.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for managing GTF parliamentary strengthening programme in Lebanon and assist Head of MENA programmes on policy advice relating to Lebanon. Candidates should have excellent written and presentational skills and they will be encouraged to develop and improve programme management techniques and processes in the team.

The successful candidate will be flexible and prepared to contribute to the wider development of WFD. We particularly welcome applications which reflect our commitment to equality of opportunity. The appointment will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

It is intended that, as part of the familiarisation with WFD, the successful appointee will spend a week in London at the beginning of the appointment.

Further details and an application form can be obtained on our website, http://www.wfd.org/recruitment/

The deadline for receiving applications is 2 April 2008.

Applications must include a completed application form and a covering letter in English describing how your experience would contribute to this position. CV’s are welcome, but they do not replace the need to fill out the application form. Please send the application form and covering letter to wfd@wfd.org

Programme Funding Officer Africa
Christian Aid
Location: London, UK
Last Date: April 3, 2009
Email: recruitment@christian-aid.org

Programme Funding Officer Africa (9 months maternity cover)
£32,583 - £36,392 (inclusive of London Allowance).
London, Waterloo
Closing date: 3 April 2009 5pm

We are seeking an exceptional person to support the work of Christian Aid (CA), its international partners and alliances, by supporting strategic fundraising to maximise income from existing and new donors; securing programme funding from institutional donors and large foundations and developing CA staff and partner capacity in this area. The prospective post holder will focus on CA’s work in Africa where CA has a large, diverse and growing programme portfolio.

You must have significant experience including proposal and report writing for institutional donors such as DFID, EuropeAid/ECHO, USAID, Trusts and Foundations; proven success of securing funds from official donors; planning, monitoring and reporting on development or emergency programmes, experience of field-based development or emergency work in a developing country as well as fluency in English and French. A highly organised approach and excellent team working is required, as well as good attention to detail. You should be in sympathy with Christian Aid’s aim of empowering people to respond to the scandal of poverty through prayer, giving and action.

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.
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 from www.christianaid.org.uk 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.
Job reference: 1816/AA
Interview date: 20 April 2009

Consultant: Analysis of public donor spending on Health and Development
GAVI Alliance
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Last Date: March 23, 2009
Email: astefanovic@gavialliance.org

Consultant: Analysis of public donor spending on Health and Development
Organisation: GAVI Alliance
Website: www.gavialliance.org
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Last Date: March 23, 2009



The GAVI Alliance is a global public-private partnership committed to bringing new and under-used vaccines and improving people’s health in developing countries. Partners in the alliance include WHO, UNICEF the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, vaccine manufacturers, recipient countries and government donors. Implementation of GAVI programmes (i.e. vaccine procurement, shipment and delivery) is largely done by partners such as UNICEF and WHO, as well as recipient governments, while the GAVI Secretariat in Geneva is responsible for the day-to-day operations and for managing the partnership, with fundraising being one of its core functions.

GAVI secures donor commitments in several formats:

a) Direct commitments from sovereign donors, and private donors including the Bill & Gates Foundation, donations through the Immunize Every Child Campaign, and others;

b) Sovereign grants that form the financial base of the International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm) against which the IFFIm can borrow in the capital markets; and

c) Grants for the Advanced Market Commitment pilot to fund a portion of GAVI’s expenditure for purchasing pneumococcal vaccine.

In October 2008 the GAVI Board requested the Secretariat develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the GAVI Alliance Board in June 2009, to meet the challenge of an emerging funding gap of approximately $4 billion through 2015.

Strategic analysis and presentation of donor spending (projections) on health will serve as inputs for the development of this strategy as well as an important advocacy tool during the implementation of the strategy.


Under supervision of Programme Manager in GAVI’s Programme Funding Team, in collaboration with the Finance Team, and in line with PFT’s strategic objectives the consultant will provide analyses of data required for GAVI’s fundraising and advocacy strategy.


Looking at current and potential GAVI donors, the consultant will:

- Collate data and provide strategic analysis of:

a) Levels of ODA and Health ODA (2000- 2007)

b) Shares of ODA going to bilateral vs multilateral spending

c) Shares of ODA and of Health ODA going to GAVI vs other health and development organisations (WHO, UNICEF, GFATM, UNITAID, etc.)

d) Growth projections for ODA and Health ODA (2008 – 2015) based on forecasted donor GDP growth / decline

e) Propensity for increases in ODA and health ODA based on existing donor commitments (e.g. to Monterrey and/or other political or legally binding commitments)

- Assist in the identification of other strategic analytical needs that will support GAVI’s fundraising and advocacy strategy

- Produce high standard materials (written, statistical and graphic), for internal and external use as requested by the Programme Funding Team

- Undertake other assignments as requested by Programme Manager PFT


· Presentation (written, statistical and graphic) of findings for each of the above indicators, including methodology and assumptions applied.

· Database of background information used for analysis

· Other materials for external communication as requested


· Advanced University degree in finance, economics, statistics, international relations, social science, or similar

· Extensive experience and demonstrable skills in data collection, data analysis and quantitative research essential

· Experience in statistical modelling, and presentation of data for different audiences

· Good knowledge of global development financing, including OECD/DAC directives and reporting

· Familiarity with global health architecture and financing is desirable

· Knowledge of governmental development assistance policies and financing procedures a plus

· Proactive, collaborative and creative

· Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond to tight deadlines

· Strong communication skills in English. Knowledge of other European languages is an advantage.


End March - June 2009


Applications and any requests for information must be sent by email to the attention of Ana Stefanovic: astefanovic@gavialliance.org. Please include the following information in your proposal:

- Resume / CV (of the individual consultant or those who will be assigned to our account in case of a consulting firm) and company profile if applicable (# years in business, # of employees, geographic regions served, core competencies, etc.)

- Cover letter outlining how you match the requirements, and financial proposal, i.e. fees and fee structure (in Excel)

Director of the Research Office
Trace Foundation
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Last Date: April 13, 2009
Email: interns@trace.org

Director of the Research Office

Trace Foundation is a non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation funds and implements initiatives related to social, cultural, education, health, economic, and environmental development in Tibetan communities in the Southwest and Northwest regions of China including Qinghai Province, Sichuan Province, Gansu Province, and the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). The Foundation is dedicated to finding sustainable ways to meet the challenges of these unique communities while respecting traditional ways of life.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of the Research Office will be responsible for the overall management of the Research Office.

Trace Foundation’s Research Office aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge regarding Tibetan communities in China, and the complexities of the ongoing modernization process. It assists with facilitating the use of applied research in development and cultural maintenance work. The Research Office supports the overall mission of the Foundation and the continued refinement of its strategies by developing a better understanding of development, economic, social, cultural, and other relevant theories and practices applicable to the Tibetan areas of China. The Office creates original research resources for the Foundation as well as for public access. It supports debate and theoretical discussion inside and outside the Foundation with the purpose of identifying sustainable and culturally relevant developments models.

In this role, the Director of the Research Office will direct and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Research Office. This includes:

• Identify priorities and coordinate the development of relevant research work and theoretical inquiries;
• Assists with the application of relevant research in Trace Foundation’s development and cultural maintenance work;
• Develop annual and triennial work-plan and relevant budgets for the Research Office;
• Manage and supervise Research Office staff and interns;
• Work with program coordinators and other project staff on the professional development of Foundation staff;
• Improve the information sharing system for both internal and external usage;
• Liaise and cooperate with other offices as required;

• Plan, organize and facilitate public events such as roundtable discussions, seminars and conferences;
• Develop and supervise both internal and public publications such as the Foundation Research Series, ad hoc reports, event proceedings, research findings, and annual analysis reports;
• Develop and implement Trace Foundation’s Research Fellowship Program;
• Coordinate the development of the research database;
• Oversee the acquisition and provision of timely information and analysis on global as well as local policies, initiatives, projects, theories and practices relevant to the different sectors where the Foundation works;
• Coordinate the provision of background information to project staff;
• Coordinate the development of translation and transliteration standards;

• Participate in key conferences and report to staff on findings;
• Participate in Foundation-wide initiatives as appropriate;
• Other job-related duties as assigned.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

• A PhD or equivalent background in anthropology, education, development, Asian studies, economics, history, international affairs, geography, or other relevant fields;
• Be a dedicated scholar with demonstrated excellence in scholarship and research with specific regional focus on Western China and/or Himalayan regions;
• A minimum of 5 years relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
• A commitment to and understanding of Tibetan culture;
• Have experience in designing, directing, and conducting research and/or development projects in Western China and/or Himalayan regions ;
• Be fluent in written and spoken English;
• Have good knowledge of Tibetan and/or Chinese language (at least one required);
• Have excellent computer and internet resource skills;

Personal characteristics – “soft skills”
• Ability to direct and coordinate research teams
• Have excellent communication and organizational skills;
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Proactive role in problem solving
• Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments
• Be a team player.

For consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to Trace Foundation, 132 Perry Street, NYC, NY 10014 or interns@trace.org. Attn: Director of the Research Office

Team Leader
DeLeeuw International
Location: Turkey
Last Date: April 5, 2009
Email: ayse.ozden@deleeuw.com.tr

DeLeeuw Recruitment is currently looking for 2 key experts (Team Leader and Occupational Standards Specialist) with below mentioned qualifications for newly short listed “Strengthening Vocational Qualifications Authority (VQA) & National Qualifications System (NQS) in Turkey" Project:

Team Leader:

Qualifications and skills:

· A university graduate with a Bachelor's Degree preferably in education, social sciences or economics.

· Fluent in written and oral English.

· Have full computer literate.

· Having master's degree will be an asset.

General professional experience:

· A minimum of 10 years professional experience in education and training, lifelong learning, NQS related fields

· International project management experience in the implementation of EU technical assistance programmes, with at least one similar project.

· Experience in developing and implementing capacity building strategies will be an asset.

Specific professional experience:

· A minimum of 5 years direct experience of working in the development and implementation of component parts of NQS (occupational standards, qualifications, assessment and certification) and the National Qualifications Framework.

· A minimum of 3 years experience in VET including European Qualification Framework and/or Europass and/or ECVET

· Experience in capacity building programmes

The overall objective of the project is ensuring the provision of formal and non-formal vocational and technical education and training according to labor market needs, supporting life-long learning, strengthening the relation between education and employment, and facilitate harmonization with European Qualifications Framework(EQF).

Estimated commencement date of the project is July, 2009 and the duration is 36 months.

Please inform us preferably via e mail at ayse.ozden@deleeuw.com.tr and nilcan.yasaroglu@deleeuw.com.tr about the applications.

Programme Manager - Water Supply & Sanitation
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Programme Manager for Tajikistan (Water supply and sanitation)

Skat is a leading Swiss resource centre and consultancy group, working internationally in development co-operation, and specialising in technical, social, institutional and economic aspects of infrastructure and environmental management, water supply and sanitation, solid waste management, sustainable building and settlement development as well as mobility and transport. Our clients include Swiss, bilateral and multilateral donors and development agencies. Our partners are a wide variety of institutions and government and non-government organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.

Skat is leading a Swiss consortium that is presently tendering for a comprehensive rural water supply and sanitation development project in Tajikistan. We are calling for expressions of interest for the position of Programme Manager. The candidate will have proven experience of policy development and institutional reengineering in countries in transition and a strong background in rural water supply and sanitation. The project is scheduled to last from July 2009 till December 2012 (Phase I).

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The Programme Manager will officially represent Skat and its consortium partners in Dushanbe and will advise the local project team. The responsibilities of the position include:

- Managing the Tajikistan rural water supply and sanitation project: Management of contracts and MoUs, planning and reporting, regular meetings with main partners, auditing, evaluation, work planning for staff, communication;
- Initiating and facilitating a Tajik collaborative Network on sustainable water supply and sanitation;
- Assisting in the development of policy and legal framework;
- Planning and implementing capacity building measures;
- Assisting in the establishment and implementation of district water funds.

The qualifications required are:

- A relevant University degree, preferably in Civil/Rural or Sanitary Engineering or Rural Development, or related field;
- At least 10 years experience in rural water and environmental sanitation programmes in countries in transition;
- Work experience in Tajikistan or other Central Asian countries;
- Knowledge of government procedures and practices in countries in transition;
- Demonstrated experience of demand-oriented approach (DRA), institutional development, supply chain development, facilitation of workshops and collaborative networks;
- Experience of project appraisal, project management and administration, monitoring and evaluation, human resources development;
- A good working knowledge of the procedures and practices of international development agencies;
- Familiarity with the Swiss development cooperation and Swiss water policy in particular;
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills;
- Fluency in English (oral and written) and some knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik or preparedness to acquire its basics;

Applications (including detailed curriculum vitae in English) should be sent by e-mail to Skat Consulting, Mrs. G. Giorgi, Email: gisela.giorgi@skat.ch, (http://www.skat.ch)
Deadline: March 4, 2009

Director, Global Humanitarian Capital
World Vision International
Location: Brussels, Belgium

World Vision International - Director, Global Humanitarian Capital, Brussels, Belgium

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are currently seeking to identify the next Director of our Global Humanitarian Capitals office in Brussels.

For further details and how to apply please visit our website at www.wvi.org and go to International Employment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2009

Purpose: To provide strategic leadership to World Vision's relations with the European Commission (EC) and its key institutions in close consultation with the WV EC and non-EC member countries, the Partnership, and other key Brussles-based important institutions, bodies or individuals with a significant global influence on the industry; optimising influence and resources across Europe and the Partnership.

Responsibilities: Provide vision, strategy and leadership to assure WV is acting as a leader across the spectrum of desired contributions including public relations, diplomacy, policy, advocacy, lobbying, professional engagements, services, publications, etc. Assure means for optimum and effective relationships with and between WV offices in Europe & the EU, Brussels Office Board, Regional and Global Capitals, specific designated advisory bodies & Partnership members, entities, communities of practice and networks.

Demonstrated strategic leadership ability with deep understanding of the humanitarian aid industry at all levels.
Master's degree preferably in one of the following: political studies, international relations; business with a core in international management.
Demonstrated ability to influence and manage others effectively in a large multinational and multicultural organisational environment
A broad awareness of and sensitivity to global concerns from all constituent regions

A strong grasp of business development, marketing and financial management concepts and principles and how they apply to the humanitarian sector
Proven exceptional relational and networking abilities, with necessary sophistication of demeanor, presentation, and diplomatic skills.

A good working knowledge of the European Union and its institutions relating to humanitarian, development and policy work     

Bilingual- English and French required; additional languages ideal

The post-holder will need to demonstrate full sympathy with World Vision’s Christian ethos, Mission, and Core Values

International Education Opportunities
Save the Children US
Location: Washington, DC / Africa

International Education Opportunities
Save the Children

Dynamic growth in our international education portfolio has created immediate opportunities for international education and early childhood development professionals. Ideal candidates will have a passion for innovation and action; they will be leaders in their field, and will possess a track record of driving quality programming for that achieves results for children

Specialist, Early Childhood Development
Washington, DC

The Specialist, Early Childhood Development will provide technical support and leadership to Save the Children’s country offices around the world in the design, implementation, evaluation and integration of early childhood programs.

Master’s Degree in International Education, and minimum of 4 years experience in early childhood development with an understanding of holistic development and cultural variation in child rearing practices. Ability to implement strategies that generate community and partner ownership to ensure sustainable results. International travel 30-40%.

Sr. Specialist, Basic Education and Literacy
Washington, DC

The Sr. Specialist, Basic Education and Literacy will drive the development of an evidence-based literacy and numeracy strategy to improve reading achievement in international early childhood development transition programs and in basic education, and will collaborate closely with education colleagues to further define, pilot and replicate BE &L programs, build capacity and provide support for growing Basic Education portfolio.

The ideal candidate will have Master’s degree in reading, a deep understanding of evidence-based reading research and practices for teaching primary or early grades reading and assessing student progress toward achievement of benchmarks as documented in coursework and experience as a teacher of reading, and a thorough knowledge of literacy research and programming, experience in contextualizing interventions, and strong training and clear public speaking skills. He/she will become the face of Save the Children’s growing literacy work -- knowledge, passion and effective action in the topic essential in this role.

Project Director, Dubai Cares

Grow the partnership with Dubai Cares to achieve the strongest positive results for children!

Responsible for the overall strategic development, implementation, monitoring, and accountability of the Dubai Cares program, the Project Director will ensure that program targets and benchmarks are set and met, resources allocated, and results achieved in order to reach impact at scale. The Project Director will provide technical and management oversight and support of country projects, identify shared priorities for program and policy leadership in basic education, among Save the Children’s country programs, Alliance partners, and Dubai Cares. The Project Director will align Dubai Cares programming with the strategic plan for learning and development in Save the Children, shaping program activities and documentation to generate the evidence base for program objectives and advocacy. The Project Director will work closely with the donor to shape and strengthen a shared agenda(s), for example, improving quality and access to early primary education, to strengthen the partnership and increase the effectiveness and leverage greater impact with Dubai Cares investments in children’s learning and development.

Masters degree required in Education or related discipline and a minimum of seven years’ international experience in managing large grant programs and interfacing with non-government donors. Positive track record in proposal development; superior writing and communication skills in English required; fluency in Arabic also required.

Willingness to travel internationally 30% - 40%. Ability to work as team player and coordinate activities across countries and departments critical. A passion for action, innovation and strong leadership skills essential for success in this role.

The preference is for this position to be based in Washington D.C. Consideration of other locations may be possible in countries where Save the Children has an established presence.

Africa Area Education Specialist

Save the Children seeks an experienced, dynamic Education Specialist to provide cutting-edge technical assistance to our country offices in the Africa region and promote high-quality, evidence-based early childhood development (ECD) and education programs that reach greater scale in the Africa region. S/he will be an integral member of a team of education and child development experts based both in the region and in our US headquarters, and will be a key player in contributing to our overall goal of helping Africa’s children learn and develop to their full potential.

Master’s degree in education, child development, or related discipline and 5-7 years’ experience managing and providing technical support to education, or early childhood development in Africa or other developing regions. Solid technical knowledge of education and early childhood development and working knowledge of other sectors, such as HIV/AIDS, health, livelihoods and child protection, to facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance and conduct dynamic training and facilitation, and strong program design, monitoring and evaluation skills essential. Fluency in spoken and written English including superior writing and documentation skills. Proficiency in other African languages desired. Willingness and ability to travel within Africa and globally between 30 – 50 % of the time.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world and offers excellent benefits and compensation package, work-life balance, and opportunities for professional growth. For more information and to apply on-line, visit our career website at: www.savethechildren.org


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