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26FEB - Program Associate - NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security - Deadline: 09MAR

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Organization Description
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, a project of Tides Center, is a coalition of 14 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda at the United Nations and around the world.

We believe that sustainable peace can only be achieved if women’s human rights are promoted and respected and that women have meaningful participation across all conflict prevention and resolution efforts, as well as in post conflict rebuilding activities.

Our members work in over 50 countries that have been affected by conflict and partner with over 200 NGOs and 75 networks of civil society actors and activists.  We are the only civil society of its kind working on the women, peace and security agenda in New York. Through targeted advocacy, monitoring and gender analysis, we hold the Security Council, UN leadership and Member States accountable for their obligations under Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions which form the women, peace and security agenda.

Job Description
The Program Associate will work alongside the Executive Coordinator and the Program and Research Manager to support the advocacy efforts of the NGO Working Group (“NGOWG”) on Women, Peace and Security (“WPS”). The Program Associate reports to the Executive Coordinator and is responsible for managing the administrative operations of the NGOWG office, providing support on accounting and fundraising, managing social media and online engagement, and also providing support for ongoing and ad-hoc advocacy efforts.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Administration and Operations (25%): Responsible for smooth function of the office and day-to-day management of its systems, including but not limited to: maintenance of inventories, office equipment, phone system, computers, database and file systems (digital and hard), and supplies. Maintain cleanliness and organization of office and ensure kitchen and supplies are restocked. Responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of all telecommunications and technological systems and resolving problems when they occur.
  • Support advocacy efforts (25%) : Assist in planning and implementing advocacy and awareness raising strategies, including by providing both administrative and substantive support for regular and ad-hoc country-specific advocacy including through preparing and drafting letters and briefings, taking minutes during advocacy meetings and compiling advocacy documents. Also responsible for monitoring day to day developments at the UN Security Council and maintaining a calendar of advocacy opportunities and UN meeting schedules as relevant to the NGOWG.
  • Finances and Fundraising (15%): Support accounting and fundraising, including preparation of project finance documents in accordance with Tides Center cash management policies and funding guidelines. Support the preparation and submission of funding proposals and reports in a timely manner. Support monitoring and evaluation efforts related to reporting requirements.
  • Social Media and Website (15%): Manage social media and online engagement efforts by developing content and implementing social media strategy and initiatives across various social media platforms. Responsible for maintaining the NGOWG website on a daily basis, troubleshooting technical issues, overseeing ongoing design and development. Keep current on advances in nonprofit technology and good practice to ensure social media and website adheres with ideal standards.
  • Fellowship Program (10%): Provide administrative and technical support to fellowship program by managing the development and maintenance of guidance and training materials, as well as assisting with the recruitment, facilitating the hiring process, organizing all logistics for training, and ongoing oversight as needed.
  • Events and Meetings (10%): Responsible for organizing logistics for regular meetings and special events including, but not limited to: drafting agenda, reserving and setting up room, ordering food, setting up phone / video conference, ensuring smooth operations during meeting, taking minutes, and inviting speakers and attendees.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant area of peace and security, international relations, women’s or gender studies, human rights, development studies, conflict or post-conflict studies, or a closely related discipline and/or equivalent job related experience.
  • At least 2 years of prior experience with administrative and office management tasks.
  • At least 2 years of prior experience with social media management in a professional setting.
  • At least 2 years of prior experience with policy, research, advocacy on women, peace and security or related issues preferred.
  • Attention to detail and superior written, oral, and interpersonal (communication) skills.
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills with the ability to synthesize policy documents, identifying relevant key points, facts, and statistics that help explain complicated policy topics.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills using both digital and paper systems.
  • Demonstrated passion and understanding of women’s rights, including particularly the women, peace and security agenda.
  • Good understanding of the United Nations system and its basic functions and structure.
  • Ability to remain professional and focused in a fast paced, high pressure atmosphere, managing shifting priorities and deadlines successfully.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high standards of confidentiality, and display good judgment, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrates positive and constructive attitude, as well as creative and proactive approach to work, including particularly problem solving.
  • Ability to maintain open and professional relations with relevant internal and external constituents.
  • Experience in managing budgets and preparing grant applications and reports and undertaking other basic financial management tasks.
  • High proficiency in Windows computing environment, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Knowledge of website management, including utilizing WordPress. Network and computer troubleshooting skills a plus.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

How to Apply
Please apply online: http://www.womenpeacesecurity.org/program-associate/.

Please note, we are unable to support work visas for this position, thus applicants should be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position is 40 hours per week and is non-exempt. The ideal candidate would begin the end of March / early April 2017.

Deadline – March 9, 2017


20FEB - Program Associate - BRAC - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
BRAC is the world’s largest development organization, dedicated to empowering people living in poverty. Working across 11 countries in South Asia and Africa, BRAC touches the lives of more than 130 million people. Named the World’s Number 1 Ranked NGO in 2016 by NGO Advisor (www.ngoadvisor.net), BRAC uses a wide array of antipoverty tools such as microfinance, education, healthcare, food security programs and more. 

Job Description
BRAC seeks to hire a Program Associate to support a small team of development professionals who provide project management, advisory services, and technical assistance around the Ultra-Poor Graduation approach to a variety of external clients, including UN agencies, governments, the World Bank, microfinance institutions, and NGOs. The Program Associate will support technical assistance to existing clients, business and product development, and client and donor commitments, including immersion visits, events, knowledge management, and reporting. This position will be based in New York, and will work with staff members across BRAC global operations in New York, London, Bangladesh, and other country offices of BRAC in Asia and Africa. BRAC is recruiting additional positions to expand a global team around the Ultra-Poor Graduation approach.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the team in the delivery of client and donor commitments, including background research and preparation for immersion visits, trainings, workshops, and seminars;
  • Assist the team in global advocacy efforts, including website content development, blog writing, and preparation of internal and external briefs, reports, and presentations;
  • Contribute to new business development, including proposal compilation for large multilateral and smaller scale donors, as well as client acquisition for technical assistance engagements;
  • Develop key knowledge management products, and disseminate client experiences for donor and government audiences, clients, BRAC entities, and external audiences;
  • Support execution of events and national workshops designed to enhance learning around, and adaption of, the Graduation approach;
  • Maintain databases for project organization and grants management; and
  • Research strategic partners and relevant fora for representing BRAC and the Graduation approach in global audiences, among other duties assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, with preference given to candidates with degrees in social sciences, international development, evaluation or another related field;
  • At least 2 – 4 years of experience in international development, with experience working or studying in Asia or Africa;
  • Experience supporting proposal development and fundraising efforts;
  • Experience supporting teams in a fast-paced and multicultural environment required; and
  • Experience with livelihoods, financial inclusion, or poverty-reduction programs preferred.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate to partners and clients via written products and presentations;
  • Proactive leader, with ability to effectively manage competing work streams and deadlines;
  • Diplomatic, with strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of cultural sensitivity; and
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills in English required. Fluency in French, Swahili, or Bengali a plus.

How to Apply
To apply, please visit www.bracusa.org/jobs, and upload your resume, detailed cover letter, writing sample, references, and salary history.

Deadline – N/A


19FEB - Development Officer - Spark MicroGrants - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Spark MicroGrants is a young, rapidly scaling organization pioneering a new approach to international aid. Spark proactively reaches out to rural poor villages and helps community members to design, implement and manage their own social impact projects. Since July 2010 we have mobilized over 140 communities across Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo to manage social impact projects including schools, community farms, electricity lines and more.

Job Description
Spark MicroGrants is seeking a full-time Development Officer based in New York, with three years of prior experience. This role will work closely with senior management to support fundraising efforts and gain hands on experience executing on matters from research, to scheduling meetings with partners, engaging in strategy sessions and human resource related tasks. She/he will also support on external and internal communication. The ideal candidate must have very strong interpersonal, writing and organizational skills. The right candidate must be motivated, flexible and passionate about the chance to make a difference in the early stages of a growing organization.

Spark team members are passionate about our vision for a world where everyone will live with dignity and determines their own positive future. We live by five Spark values that will enable us to achieve this vision:

1) Facilitators. We don’t impose; we enable others to generate impact.
2) Community-driven. We are motivated by what is best for the community.
3) Process-centered. The how of what we do is just as important as the what.
4) Authentic. Our vision and values live in everything we do.
5) Passionate. We are deeply committed to our work and love what we do!

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

• Prospect and draft communications with potential and existing partners
• Prep leadership team for meetings
• Manage Executive Director’s schedule
• Manage Salesforce data and administration including: updating records, the creation of new reports, individual giving data, and donor trends and analytics
• Research prospective supporters and new opportunities
• Provides administrative support for campaigns, gift acknowledgement and donor recognition programs
• Support and manage effective strategies and giving opportunities to increase fundraising and increase individual donor database including special events, direct mail, online giving, donor identification and cultivation
• Draft and edit proposals: strategize on approach, track opportunities, manage timelines and provide follow-up
• Assist in creating and managing special events including marketing, budgeting, production, and acknowledgement
• Provide support to YP members and volunteers conducting third- party events
• Support on new human resource and operational initiatives
• Manage ad hoc tasks for the leadership team

Job Requirements
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO ANSWER YES TO ALL OF THE BELOW ITEMS:

1) Do you love organizing your to dos into lists and excel spreadsheets?
2) Do you maintain a high attention to detail -- from catching grammatical errors in a proposal to deciding what color is used in an event invitation?
3) Do you thrive in a passionate and entrepreneurial organization?
4) Are you resourceful and creative when developing solutions to organizational needs?
5) Can you work independently without waiting for external motivation to work hard?
6) Are you willing to play a supporting role at the beginning of your tenure and eager to take on more responsibility over time?
7) If given a list of 200 contacts can you determine how to bucket them based on themes?
8) Do you complete reports and achieve targets on time?
9) Would friends or colleagues describe you as passionate about global development?
10) Do you see the glass as half full?

How to Apply
Please email with your CV and a one page application stating why you want to work with Spark and what you will achieve in your first six months. In the subject line please use the format: ‘Development Officer, Your Full Name’. We look forward to hearing from you!

Deadline – N/A


12FEB - Program Manager - Center for Human Rights and Global Justice - Deadline: 20FEB

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Organization Description
The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) was created in 2002 as a hub for human rights study, research, and practice at NYU School of Law. We are an interdisciplinary group of scholars, educators, advocates, and journalists that includes a core team of fifteen faculty and staff and about twenty-five visiting and student scholars each year. The Center includes the renowned Global Justice Clinic and Just Security Blog and the research teams for the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence. CHRGJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI, and gender non-conforming people.

Job Description
The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is seeking a full-time Program Manager to start immediately. This position is based in New York City.

The Program Manager will be a core member of the Center’s operations team, reporting directly to the Executive Director and working with senior management, the Program Assistant, and student interns on a diverse portfolio that includes communications, event planning, and academic programs. Applicants interested in careers in communications, nonprofit management, or higher education administration and who have a social justice background are particularly encouraged to apply.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
Communications

Responsible for assisting with development of communications strategy and policies and executing day-to-day external and internal communications activities. Duties will include:

  • maintaining website through regular posting of announcements, events, publications, and press coverage
  • implementing transition to new website
  • managing social media accounts, including daily engagement on Twitter and weekly engagement on Facebook and LinkedIn
  • weekly circulation of digital newsletter
  • managing CHRGJ Job Board
  • writing and editing of web content and other communications materials
  • producing, designing, editing, and drafting of annual report with intern and senior management support
  • building press contacts

Events

Responsible, with Program Assistant and intern support, for implementing the Center’s public and internal events, such as lunch talks, panels, workshops, scholarship forums, and larger conferences. Will also be invited to participate in developing program content if desired. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Duties will include:

  • arranging venue, catering, accommodations, registration and other logistics
  • securing partnerships within the law school, advocacy, and academic communities
  • liaising with speakers and participants
  • publicity and outreach, including poster design, share-graphics, and other media materials
  • maintaining event budgets, making financial transactions, and working with Program Assistant to track expenditures and process reimbursements

Academic Programs

Responsible for working with the Executive Director and Legal Director in operating the Center’s programs for law students and visiting academics, including the International Law and Human Rights Fellowship program, the Human Rights Scholars and Transitional Justice Scholars programs, and the Scholars in Residence program. Duties will include:

  • responding to student and scholar inquiries
  • coordinating application and selection processes
  • working with Executive Director to communicate and build relationships with host organizations
  • working with Executive Director and Legal Director to organize training seminars for students
  • liaising with law school’s Office of Global Services to support visa sponsorships

Supervision

Responsible for supervising student interns on related tasks.

Job Requirements

  • Degree in communications, public relations, nonprofit management, English, international affairs, or related fields; applicants with an interest in communications, nonprofit management, or higher education administration careers will find the most room for growth in this position
  • Minimum two years of experience working for an NGO, IGO, or academic institution; three to five years preferred
  • Highly organized, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Scrupulous editor and strong, concise writer
  • Able to work independently and manage up effectively
  • Sound judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Experience managing websites and social media accounts
  • Experience working with design and digital marketing software and capable of effectively identifying and testing new, user-friendly tools
  • Creativity and an eye for design; photography skills a plus
  • Experience working across cultures
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; foreign language skills a plus (particularly Arabic, French, Spanish, or Haitian Creole)
  • Knowledge of community-based social justice organizations in New York a plus
  • Commitment to CHRGJ’s mission to work towards respect for the rights and dignity of all people

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Pamela Mercado at mercadop@mercury.law.nyu.edu. Cover letters should include your earliest available start date.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted through February 20 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Deadline – February 20, 2017


09FEB - Americas Researcher - Human Rights Watch - Deadline: N/A

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

Job Description
The Americas Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Americas Researcher. The Americas Division is part of the Program Office. The Program Office consists of regional and thematic divisions and oversees research, reporting and various other work. The Americas Division works to advance human rights in Latin America and conducts a wide range of work, including investigation, report writing, advocacy and media work. This position reports to the Managing Director of the Americas Division, based in the New York office. This position will preferably be based in New York, Washington, DC, or Mexico City.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  1. Developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda that focuses on improving respect for human rights in one or more Latin American countries, likely including Mexico;
  2. Monitoring and documenting human rights practices by conducting fact-finding missions and collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources, including government agencies and institutions, local media, NGOs, journalists, diplomats, and others in the field;
  3. Writing and publicizing reports, briefing memos, statements, op-eds, articles, and press releases, as well as submissions to international bodies;
  4. Presenting human rights concerns to government officials, opinion leaders, inter-governmental agencies, and the media;
  5. Traveling for substantial periods of time, several times a year, in order to carry out research and advocacy;
  6. Responding promptly to queries from the media, the public, and colleagues in the human rights community;
  7. Working closely with local and regional human rights organizations to ensure that the work of HRW complements and enhances their own work;
  8. Liaising effectively with HRW staff located in multiple locations throughout the world to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities;
  9. Delivering outputs in a timely manner and being consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the Americas Division; and
  10. Performing other duties as required.

Job Requirements
Education: An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, Latin American regional studies, social sciences and/or extensive experience in human rights or related work are required.

Experience: A minimum of three years of experience working on human rights or related issues in Latin America, including time spent living in the region, is essential.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish are required.
  2. Ability to research and analyze complex human rights issues in a rigorous, nuanced and efficient manner is required.
  3. Ability to conduct interviews with a wide range of people, including victims of abuse, witnesses, and government officials, is required.
  4. Ability to monitor human rights developments and to identify and prioritize issues to work on is required.
  5. Ability to produce high-quality written material under tight deadlines is required.
  6. Ability to identify advocacy opportunities and advise the Americas division in developing and implementing advocacy strategies is required.
  7. Ability to work flexible hours and respond quickly to crises and conflicts as they occur is required.
  8. Strong initiative and follow-through, capacity to think creatively and strategically, ability to multi-task effectively, and ability to work under pressure are required.
  9. Strong interpersonal skills, in order to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with local partners, government officials, and others, are essential.
  10. Strong public-speaking skills are essential.
  11. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is essential.
  12. Ability to think strategically about the global and local media environments and how to use the print and electronic media effectively to further advocacy goals is desirable.
  13. Knowledge of and experience working in international human rights and familiarity with international human rights law is preferred.

How to Apply
Please apply online: https://careers.hrw.org/opportunities/show/?jobid=1180.

Deadline – N/A


29JAN - Research Consultant - International Rescue Committee - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 30 countries and 29 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

Job Description
The IRC is recruiting for a researcher to assist with upcoming speeches and a short book. IRC is looking for individuals with expertise in humanitarian policy, political science (ideally with a focus on conflict studies), and philosophy. The position will report to the Director of Policy and Planning in the President’s Office.

Ideal applicants will have an interest and/or experience in international aid and refugee resettlement. Previous professional or academic experience in policy research and analysis is preferred.

A top applicant will be a detail-oriented self-starter with strong communication skills across multiple mediums and a demonstrated ability to think critically. S/he must be enthusiastic and have excellent research, writing and organizational skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is mandatory.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Summarizing and developing arguments in written briefs  
  • Analyzing and presenting data and statistics
  • Reviewing, editing and formatting content
  • Engaging in brainstorming sessions as required.

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree in international relations, development or other relevant degree preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking skills: the ability to cut through large bodies of research and information to analyze, summarize and develop arguments. Understands the relationships between theory and practice, data and trends, and can think in an inter-disciplinary way.
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work independently & productively in a fast-paced environment and ability to effectively see projects through from start to finish.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with a variety of stakeholders in a demanding environment.
  • Flexible work attitude, proactive and demonstrated creativity: the ability to work productively in a team environment, anticipate issues before they arise, and problem solve creatively with minimal guidance.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required.
  • Excellent Computer skills: Expert in all MS Office applications. Quantitative analysis skills may be required.

How to Apply
Please apply online: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=14956.

Deadline – N/A


29JAN - Assistant Director, Outreach - Council on Foreign Relations - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Job Description
The goal of CFR’s Outreach Initiatives is to connect with leaders in a cross-section of American life, including religious leaders and scholars; students, teachers, professors, and higher education administrators; and civic and community leaders. The assistant director will primarily support CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative, which provides a forum for congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations to interact with CFR experts and discuss a broad range of international issues. In addition, the National Program & Outreach Department seeks to energize foreign policy discussions nationwide among CFR members and other community leaders.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Planning and logistics of Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative roundtables, conference calls, workshops, and conferences by drafting and sending event-related correspondence, tracking responses and participation, researching background materials, preparing meeting materials, drafting thank you notes, updating meeting records in organizational database, completing post-event reports, and participating in brainstorming for program topics
  • Cultivating strong relationships with new and existing Outreach constituents through regular email correspondence and calls, as well as periodic meetings and events
  • Using the organization’s database of contacts to analyze trends as well as to research target audiences and speakers
  • Coordinating traditional, online, and social media marketing of CFR materials and publications to Outreach constituents and tracking the results—this includes placing print and online ads and developing the online content for the dedicated Outreach Initiative webpages, monthly eNewsletters, and Twitter feeds
  • Overseeing tracking of Outreach activities in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Providing general project support to the department, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events held outside of business hours

Job Requirements

  • Minimum three years of work in an office setting with programming and project management responsibilities
  • Experience working with diverse sectors and leaders; preferably with religious leaders, academics, and related constituencies
  • Understanding of and interest in diverse faith traditions and religious communities
  • General current knowledge of international relations and U.S. foreign policy issues
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with an ability to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player with positive and flexible attitude, ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • MA in a field related to religion and foreign policy with high academic achievement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills
  • Experience analyzing, interpreting, and representing data preferred
  • Social media experience preferred
  • Experience working with budgets and billing preferred

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background. 

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org

Deadline – N/A

 


21JAN - Program Assistant - Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Founded in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is a New York institution with global reach. For over 100 years the Council has promoted voices for ethics in international relations, education, and policy. Through its Ethics Studio, the Council produces multimedia programs for television, radio, and web audiences worldwide.

Job Description
The Carnegie Council is seeking a full-time Program Assistant to coordinate and promote its Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative. The Program Assistant will be supporting the Executive Director and a small virtual secretariat of people working in different countries.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
The Program Assistant will:

  • Provide advanced coordination for program activities that includes but is not limited to: drafting and sending invitations, preparing meeting materials, assisting with events/conferences, and coordinating travel.
  • Provide support to the Finance department, including overseeing reimbursements, expense reports, invoices and communications with outside consultants.
  • Develop and maintain a project finance management system that helps the Executive Director manage expenses against approved budget lines.
  • Assist with the preparation of grant applications/proposals including researching grant requirements and deadlines, if applicable.
  • Maintain the contact database, including updating contact information and profiles, tracking relevant interactions, and sending materials to contacts.
  • Prepare and review documents independently and generate communications, status reports for ongoing and pending program related projects.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field with high academic achievement.
  • 3-4 years of experience coordinating projects or programs. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
  • Detail-oriented candidate with outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and on a team, and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel; Microsoft Dynamics database management, and collaborative software.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit a resume, a list of three references, and a 1-2 page personal statement. Statements should be forward-looking, outlining the opportunities the candidate sees for this position. Please send applications directly via e-mail to orders@cceia.org.

Deadline – N/A


18JAN - Criminal Intelligence Officer (Integrity in Sports Team), Interpol - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries.

Our role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.

Location – Lyon, France

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Anti-Corruption Unit Coordinator, and the Assistant Director, AFC the relevant IPSG management personnel and all relevant internal and external stakeholders, the incumbent plans, designs, develops, implements and delivers capacity building and training programs.

She/he will assist with the coordination of every aspect of running INTERPOL’s Integrity in Sports Program, to include developing and conducting operationally-oriented training courses for the program, in accordance with the INTERPOL Training Strategy and "INTERPOL Guide to Effective Training".

She/he directly tracks, monitors, coordinates, supports and reports to the Anti-Corruption Unit Coordinator, regarding all aspects of the Integrity in Sport Program.

Job Responsibilities

1.To plan, design and coordinate capacity building programs and operationally oriented programs or other training resources, including implementation and participation to those programs based on the needs expressed by the Anti-Corruption Unit Coordinator and the Assistant Director of the AFC Sub-Directorate, as well as by the Director of OEC and the Executive Directorate IPSG. When applicable, this may include designing and coordinating operationally oriented police programs, especially with regard to I-24/7 and affiliated programs,

2.To provide administrative and operational support within the framework of the approved budget for the establishment and roll out of the Integrity in Sports Training Programs/Projects,

3.To coordinate, develop and organize the curriculum for the assigned program/project and prepare the validation process accordingly,

4.To assist in coordinating internal and external meetings including proposing the agenda, preparing meeting documentation and materials, ensuring participation and effective and timely follow-ups,

5.To draft reports and documents by researching, analyzing and making recommendations, to track and recommend opportunities for the infusion of relevant subject matter within the framework of the capacity building/training program/project and also to analyze and propose evolutions to the training policies and processes,

6. To ensure that program/project work plans and targets are communicated effectively and efficiently,

7.To build up, promote and conduct capacity building and/or training courses in collaboration with other specialized officers and to evaluate the effectiveness of the training and capacity building activities and prepare post-training reports,

8.To provide IPSG units with assistance and guidance on their capacity building and training programs, when requested and tasked by the AD/AFC,

9. When applicable, to develop new e-learning modules to complement the training program and follow-up of users having participated in the distant learning program,

10.To perform any other duties as required by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

Training/Education required

•A Three-to-four years’ degree at a University, police Academy or other specialized higher education establishment is required.

Languages

•Fluent language skills in written and spoken in one of INTERPOL official languages; especially in English.

Experience required

•At least three years professional experience in investigation of corruption and/or match fixing and/or illegal betting and/or organized crime.

Specific skills required

•Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative working relations with clients, stakeholders and senior management in a multi-cultural context,

•Good knowledge of the police work,

•Interest in adapting and applying his/her police experience in capacity building and training concepts so as to meet organizational needs and ensure continuous improvements,

•Good office software skills, including excellent command in presentation and preparation of executive and business plan documents,

Special aptitudes required

•Personal and professional maturity;

•Ability to maintain objectivity and apply logical reasoning;

•Ability to work in teams as well as individually;

•Ability to work under pressure;

•Good social skills, particularly in a multicultural environment;

•Initiative, creativity (original thinking) and curiosity;

•Ability to develop and maintain professional networks;

•Ability to synthesize;

•Good listening skills.

 

How to Apply

Apply at https://interpol.recruitmentplatform.com/Q22FK026203F3VBQBV7V4V4EW/EN//details.php?nPostingID=1070&nPostingTargetID=1654&option=52&sort=DESC&respnr=3&ID=Q22FK026203F3VBQBV7V4V4EW&JOBADLG=EN&Resultsperpage=10&lg=EN&mask=interext

 

Deadline – N/A

 


08JAN - ESG Research Analyst - MSCI - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors.  We have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with our clients.

Our broad product line supports clients’ needs across all major asset classes and provides them with a consistent way of looking at risk and performance from front to middle office.  We have a highly flexible business model that enables clients to select the individual products and services they need and integrate them into their own investment processes and methodologies.

Job Description
MSCI ESG Research, part of MSCI Inc, is seeking to expand its global ESG Research analyst team.  The research analyst is expected to have a strong interest in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) trends and specific knowledge about the dominant ESG issues for selected industries.  The analyst will investigate and assess core ESG risks faced by the industries and evaluate performance along the key benchmarks for large publicly traded companies globally.

In addition to possessing excellent communication and data analysis skills, the ideal candidate is expected to follow company news, industry trends, and relevant regulations that impact a company’s ESG profile. Currently, we have a preference for candidates with experience and expertise in Information Technology, Energy, or Utilities industries.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyze and prepare research reports for 50-70 companies per year, including 2-3 industry or thematic reports focused on ESG issues
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in key ESG issues impacting company coverage
  • Contribute to ongoing methodology improvements
  • Prepare and conduct regular presentations for clients and prospects, with an emphasis on highlighting the financial implications of ESG issues

Job Requirements

  • Expertise in Information Technology, Energy, or Utilities industries is preferred
  • Excellent writing and communication skills to successfully convey company ESG ratings and methodology in a public setting
  • Strong analytical skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment and establish strong relationships across a global team
  • Minimum 3 years of full-time professional experience in:
    • ESG research industry, or
    • Financial services experience that includes exposure to ESG investment products, or
    • Analytical roles within key industries, or
    • Relevant public policy or academic or NGO experience
  • Minimum of Bachelors' degree required; Advanced degree in related field (Masters or PhD) or CFA is preferred
  • Strong background in research and analysis, with particular emphasis on relevant industry and ESG issues

How to Apply
Please apply online: http://careers.msci.com/ShowJob/Id/1064048/ESG%20Research%20Analyst.

Deadline – N/A


07JAN - Program Officer, Women for Women International - Deadline: 15JAN

Organization Description

Founded in 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) is an INGO headquartered in Washington, DC and operating in conflict-affected countries around the world with a mission to provide marginalized women with the knowledge, tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Program Officer supports the implementation and operation of program activities in designated country offices by acting as a focal point for specific countries within HQ and in coordination with Global Support staff and the UK team. Primarily, the Program Officer supports country teams in grant management (including donor reporting and grant compliance) and effective planning and budgeting for the CO programs. The Program Officer works routinely with country office staff, HQ Finance, and the UK team, to support the successful achievement of grant objectives, to identify problems and appropriate solutions for grant spending, and to offer guidance or support to country office staff as needed. The Program Officer reports to the Sr. Director of Program Planning and Grant Management and works directly with assigned country office staff members and the rest of the Global Programs Unit.

 

Job Responsibilities

Grant Management (70%)

  • Ensure access of CO/HQ staff to all relevant and most recent information about donor grants, agreements, conditions, templates, and compliance to enable effective planning and tracking of grant implementation.
  • Support the COs (or HQ teams when grant funds are allocated to HQ) to monitor and track progress of grant activities and grant expenditures against agreed budgets through spending plans, in particular by flagging any donor compliance concerns; identify problems and assist in designing appropriate solutions and facilitating communication between relevant levels of the organization to track follow up actions;
  • Prepare documentation (including key discussion or talking points as needed) and organize scheduling for cross-departmental grant management processes including grant kick-off meetings, regular grant and budget management reviews with COs, grant amendments or budget realignments, donor meetings, etc.
  • Responsible for writing/editing/consolidating high quality, results-based donor narrative reports (and budget notes if needed) to ensure clear presentation of CO activities and results and to meet donor reporting timelines and requirements. Reports are based on timely and accurate inputs from CO and HQ MRE staff. The PO manages the review and sign off process in line with the agreed workflow processes.
  • Support COs and the UK/HQ fundraising teams as needed (occasionally) in proposal development specifically to ensure alignment with agreed Annual Plan costing/budgets; POs may also support project design, targeting or other program inputs during the proposal drafting process as needed.
  • Responsible to maintain up to date and comprehensive master files for the organization for grants, or restricted donations. This involves close coordination with NBD, MD&C and UK teams.
  • Contribute to strengthening CO capacity in all areas above through day-to-day interactions with COs and guidance provided on Grant Management.
  • Support onboarding for new HQ staff and Country Directors (and other CO SMT members as needed) via Skype and brief these new staff on all grants/contributions and other relevant CO information, including current Operational Plans/budget issues as needed.

 

Country Office Program & Planning Support (15%)

  • Serve as a central point of contact for staff in HQ and UK who need information about a specific Country Office; likewise, serve as central point of contact for Country Office staff who need information or support from HQ/UK and direct them to the relevant expert and channel communication as needed.
  • Maintain an overview of designated country office context, program, operational issues and background information (including through consistent review of CO monthly reports) and participate in designated country office discussions.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports and/or presentation materials on focal point countries for internal review meetings, Board meetings or external meetings, or Communication materials as needed; including maintaining updated CO profiles in coordination with MRE and Communications team.
  • Support development and finalization of annual Operational Plans for Country Offices (and updates throughout the year), including related budgets with particular attention on ensuring that multi-year grants are correctly included in annual planning cycles and that costing information is consistent.
  • Ensure updated enrollment tables with Program Monitoring Officer throughout the year

 

Technical Assistance (10%)

  • Work with Director of Program Design and Development, the Associate Directors of Economic Empowerment and Social Empowerment on specific projects/thematic focus areas, as needed, to support COs in implementation, management, and development of social and economic development programs.
  • Stay up-to-date on key developments in economic or social development in the assigned countries.
  • Responsible to support preparation for and/or conduct briefings for partners in the United States

 

Program Event Coordination/Admin (5 %)

  • Responsible for all logistics for annual Country Director and Program meetings taking place in Washington D.C. and overseas.
  • Coordinate logistics for GPU in-office meetings and community events including scheduling, venue arrangements, set-up, equipment needs, refreshments, materials, invitation and RSVP process, and meeting minutes when applicable.
  • Share GPU admin tasks as needed with other Program Officer

 

Job Requirements

  • 2-3 years of experience in international development, in particular women’s empowerment; 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in related field, a plus;
  • Additional language skills, particularly in French, Arabic and/or Swahili, a plus;
  • Experience with government and/or multi-lateral grant reporting and budget development;
  • Must have excellent excel skills and familiarity with budgeting processes;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, multiple goals, problem solve and prioritize among assignments; 
  • Experience working with international staff and within multicultural environments preferred; in particular, experience working in developing countries a plus
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as take initiative in managing projects; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with a variety of audiences; 
  • Well-organized with attention to detail and a resourceful problem solver; 
  • Extensive computer skills (especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint Excel, Access) and internet research;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure without close supervision; and
  • Promptness, reliability and sound judgment required. 

How to Apply

All interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to http://www.womenforwomen.org/about-women-for-women/careers.php.

Deadline – January 15, 2017


06JAN - Senior Research Officer, Women for Women International - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 447,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Senior Research Officer position will be primarily responsible for driving the design, management and implementation of rigorous research and evaluation projects undertaken at WfWI, with a primary focus on executing a set of grant-funded randomized evaluation projects on women’s economic empowerment in Nigeria and DRC over a four-year period. S/he will work closely with external academic principal investigators, the Director of Monitoring, Research and Evaluation at WfWI, and field Monitoring & Evaluation teams to manage all aspects of the research/evaluation project management cycle, including questionnaire design, sampling, training, and data collection activities in the field. S/he will be responsible for data cleaning, analysis and reporting of all data collected for rigorous research and evaluation purposes. S/he will work closely with the global MRE team and the Programs team to design and execute target research projects and randomization protocols effectively, and to generate insights and learning from the research and evaluation projects that can be applied to program improvements and policy influence in a timely manner.

Job Responsibilities

Research and Evaluation Design and Project Management

  • Serve as coordinator for the design of rigorous research and evaluation projects, working with external academic Principal Investigators (PIs), the Director of Monitoring, Research and Evaluation (MRE Dir), and WfWI’s Program and MRE management teams.
  • Responsible for design of all study instruments and protocols, for overseeing all aspects of research implementation, including sample size calculations, execution of sampling, randomization of treatments, training of program and M&E field staff to execute the study as per the study’s design and protocols.
  • Responsible for the quality execution of all data collection associated with the research projects.
  • Where necessary, responsible for running RFPs to find local research management/data collection firms for specific projects, and for managing such partners.
  • Support MRE Dir to work with the organization to incorporate evaluation findings to improve our programs.

 

Data Cleaning and Analysis

  • Write code in STATA to clean, categorise and analyze all data collected for rigorous research and evaluation projects at WfWI, under the guidance of the study’s PI and WfWI’s MRE Dir.
  • Update, maintain and refine cleaning and analysis code.
  • Work under the supervisions of each research project’s PIs on sample size calculations, data cleaning and analysis tasks.
  • Conduct reviews of analysis with peers in the MRE team and effectively critique analysis and find new avenues for exploration in each research project.
  • Coordinate with WfWI’s M&E Data Analysis Officer on data analysis tasks that span both monitoring data and research data.
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Research Report Writing

  • Responsible for writing all reports and briefs (at baseline, end line, follow-up) for all rigorous research and evaluation projects undertaken at WfWI.
  • Create all tables and charts that build on analysed data from the project.
  • Conduct literature reviews around the subject of each research and evaluation project.
  • Provide description of the implementation of research protocols through a strong understanding of the realities and challenges of research implementation in each research project.
  • Provide guidance on interpreting results from each research project.

 

Communication and Dissemination

  • Share learnings from WfWI’s research and evaluation efforts at stakeholder meetings and at relevant partner/policy fora.
  • Support MRE Director in building the organization’s research capacity across all offices, through evidence reviews, training of staff in evidence-based policy, reports on current evaluation results, etc.
  • Support MRE Director to work with organization to incorporate evaluation findings to improve our programs
  • Responsible for keeping informed of the latest developments in measurement approaches, and research and evaluation related to areas of WfWI’s programming work; share such updates in a structured and systematic format with WFWI leadership across all offices.
  • Maintain strong relations with partners who work in related areas on their research and evaluation efforts.
  • Point person for benchmarking of research/evaluation results against other programs and approaches, and communication of learnings from WfWI’s research and evaluation projects.
  • Other duties as required.

Job Requirements

  • A BA/BS graduate in economics, statistics, public policy, international development, or other related science or social science fields required. MA/MS strongly preferred.
  • Four or more years of relevant experience working as a research assistant/analyst to academic economists or implementing an RCT in the field required, of which at least one year of fulltime experience directly conducting data cleaning and analysis using statistical analysis software (STATA/SAS/R).
  • High proficiency and fluency using STATA required.
  • Strong training in quantitative data collection and analysis, questionnaire design, and study design methods including randomized controlled trials (RCTs) required.
  • Previous experience working with large merged datasets and running analyses for peer-reviewed and published research a strong plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills, a desire to learn, and an inquisitive mind.
  • Previous research and analysis work in women’s economic empowerment, poverty alleviation, microenterprise development, and development economics a strong plus.
  • Ability to work independently and interdependently, and communicate within a diverse and multicultural work environment across time zones; strong team-work capacity required.
  • Ability to prioritize projects, take initiative, and multi-task.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to work efficiently and to deadlines.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Ability to train colleagues in evaluation methods, especially in the design and implementation of randomized controlled trials in developing country settings.
  • Competence in French and/or Kiswahili required.
  • Passionate about women’s rights and development issues.
  • Previous experience managing research and evaluation projects in west, central and east Africa a strong plus.
  • Ability & willingness to travel internationally, up to 25% per year, to post-conflict and austere locations.

How to Apply

All interested candidates should submit an updated CV/resume and cover letter along with 3 references (2 professional and 1 academic). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience.

Apply at http://www.womenforwomen.org/

Deadline – N/A


11DEC - Project Assistant - GBC-Education - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education) brings the business community together to accelerate progress in delivering quality education for all of the world’s children and youth. We believe that education is the birthright of every child and the key to expanded opportunity and future employment. For companies, investing in education promotes economic growth, leads to more stable societies, fosters healthy communities and makes it easier to do business. Education spurs innovation and increases the skills of employees, the income potential of consumers and the prosperity of communities where business operates. GBC-Education’s assets include the voice, capabilities, resources, and innovations of our leaders and member companies.

Location – New York, NY

Job Description
The Global Business Coalition for Education is seeking a full-time project assistant to support the team on all aspects of our work, including communications, digital media, member engagement and administration. The ideal candidate for this role must have strong attention to detail, multitasking, and organization skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The Coalition consists of a network of more than 100 high profile businesses supporting global education around the world and has a track record in leading innovative and groundbreaking partnerships and initiatives.

Job Responsibilities
The role will suit someone that is well-organized, efficient, enjoys communication and media projects and wants make an impact supporting global education around the world.

  • Draft blogs and create content for the GBC-Education Website
  • Maintain the GBC-Education website
  • Develop original content for web stories, blogs, and social media
  • Assist with the development of monthly communications hot sheets and quarterly newsletters
  • Assist in tracking and supporting member engagement
  • Utilize Salesforce to track and maintain contacts and correspondence
  • Support the team by drafting initial documents and emails based on meetings
  • Maintain, monitor, and update materials and resources
  • Handle and coordinate confidential information with an extremely high level of discretion
  • Create, organize and maintain accurate written and electronic files
  • Provide background materials/details on meetings/travel preparation as needed
  • Support planning of high-level events, roundtables and working calls by managing correspondence to track responses and ordering event materials
  • Provide feedback on messaging for internal/external materials
  • Follow up on action items
  • Administrative support as needed (i.e. expenses, mailings, managing event registration, etc.)

Job Requirements
The Project Assistant must be an analytical, organized, resourceful, and highly responsible individual with a high degree of professionalism, and a flexible and collaborative spirit.

  • Exceptional writing, research, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, balance and adapt to multiple priorities, work flexibly in a fast-paced environment and work cross-culturally
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master degree preferred. A minimum of two years related work experience in a fast-paced, challenging work environment
  • Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively, independently, and virtually with teams across offices
  • Great attention to details and copy editing skills, with high standards of performance
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, personable, proactive and forward thinker open to new challenges in a dynamic working environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously

How to Apply          
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to catalina@gbc-education.org. State “Project Assistant” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline – N/A


04DEC - Research Analyst, Latin America - Economist Group - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

Job Description
As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.

Currently, we are recruiting a Research Analyst, Latin America, who will be responsible for the production and quality of part of the EIU's product range covering specific countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the supervision of the Regional Manager.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare and update economic and political forecasts for a range of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Produce daily analysis of economic and political developments for a business audience
  • Contribute to cross-country and regional research and analysis
  • Engage regularly with clients to present new analysis and research and resolve customer queries as needed
  • Assist the EIU sales team in promoting EIU products
  • Commission and manage contributors. Edit submissions in line with The Economist Intelligence Unit style guide

Job Requirements

  • Relevant degree in economics, politics, international relations or a related subject. Ideally Master’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Experience in writing political and economic reports for a business audience
  • Knowledge of macroeconomics and economic forecasting
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of regional political and economic trends
  • The ability to time manage effectively and keep on top of political and economic developments across a wide range of countries
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Personal pride in producing output at high quality
  • The ability to be a good team player with a collaborative approach
  • Strong communication skills to articulate persuasively and clearly about the region

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://careers-economist.icims.com/jobs/3379/research-analyst%2c-latin-america/job?mobile=false&width=1077&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240.

Deadline – N/A


27NOV - Assistant Program Officer - Cultural Vistas - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Founded in 1963, Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions. We develop international professional experiences that create more informed, skilled, and engaged citizens. Our programs empower people to drive positive change in themselves, their organizations, and society.

We believe that sustained immersion in a country and language and professional experience, even more than travel or study abroad, promotes confidence and skills that create successful careers and nurture leaders, whether they are community activists or change agents at a global level.

Every year our 30-plus unique exchange programs reach thousands of individuals and organizations in the United States and more than 140 countries around the world. We invite you to join us as we work together to reach thousands more.

Job Description
The APO supports the Program Officer in the administration of two professional fellowship programs, in addition to one associated alumni network. The APO assists in marketing, application processing, selection and pre-departure orientation of participants.

Location – 440 Park Ave South, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • - Program Management -
  • Facilitates professional exchanges from beginning of application process to completion of program, with necessary guidance.
  • Administrative tasks, including, but not limited to: o Filing/scanning applications, depositing/requesting checks, maintaining participant and alumni database for both programs
  • Supports budget administration and overall timeline tracking. Assists the Program Officer by preparing budget reports and closing grants for the RBFAA.
  • Assists in coordination of all marketing activities: events, presentations, trips, job fairs, production of marketing materials, direct mailings, and online marketing.
  • Assists with organizing and coordinating annual orientation and selection meetings.
  • Reads and assesses applications for CVF, conducts interviews in conjunction with Program Officer.
  • Assists in the coordination and monitoring of fellows’ language instruction.
  • Assists Program Officer in German language assessments of Bosch Fellows.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • - Client Relationship Management -
  • Provides superior customer service through phone/e-mail/mail communications with internal and external stakeholders; including applicants, participants, alumni, and domestic and foreign stakeholders.
  • Provides direct and on-going client relationship management through education, assistance, and proactive communication.
  • Acts as main point of contact for RBFAA affairs for external relations. Coordinates alumni events for RBFAA, sets up and participates in RBFAA board conference calls, supports board members in their roles with regular updates and follow-up. Updates alumni database, website, and social media sites. Coordinates fundraising initiatives. Assists in budget and financial reporting for alumni association.
  • - Professional Development -
  • Grows and maintains an advanced knowledge of legal regulations, Cultural Vistas policies, and their applications.
  • Takes proactive approach to help improve business functions and workflow within department.
  • Strong personal commitment to continual professional development.
  • Grows and maintains industry knowledge by seeking out educational workshops, classes, and related publications.
  • Works in accordance with the mission, goals, values and strategic direction of Cultural Vistas.

Job Requirements

  • Working proficiency in German language required.
  • Advanced understanding of program management with ability to implement projects.
  • Event planning and marketing experience, high-profile audiences preferred.
  • Ability to take accountability for multiple/simultaneous projects, prioritize workload, to organize, and make decisions in a deadline sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate outcomes and problem solve.
  • Strong analytical skills, good judgment and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain proactive, flexible, inventive approach.
  • Possess commitment to professionalism and communicability.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service for both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to exhibit a collegial attitude and excel within a collaborative team working environment.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively within a multi-cultural environment and with people from diverse cultures and countries.
  • Strong personal commitment to continual professional development.
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of Cultural Vistas.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite products. Prior CRM experience (Salesforce) a plus. Adobe Creative Suite and Content Management Systems (CMS) website experience a plus.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required; International Relations, Business, Education, German Studies, Political Science or other related degree preferred.
  • Years of Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of administrative, customer service, client relations management or program management experience required. Previous work or academic experience in Germany required.
  • Domestic and international travel may be required. Work on weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.

How to Apply
Please apply online: https://culturalvistas.hyrell.com/UI/Views/Applicant/VirtualStepHardSkill.aspx?TemplateId=165781&ApplicantID=5127643&tzi=Eastern%20Standard%20Time.

Deadline – N/A


20NOV - Communications Specialist - Human Rights Foundation - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. HRF unites people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy. Our mission is to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted around the world.

We focus our work on the founding ideals of the human rights movement, those most purely represented in the 1976 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Job Description
Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Communications Specialist. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and high-achieving non-profit public relations and marketing team as it works to significantly increase HRF's global profile and share HRF’s advocacy with new communities. This position reports directly to the Chief Strategy Officer, and will develop, implement, and coordinate a communications plan that supports HRF’s development, constituency building, and advocacy objectives.

The communications specialist will possess the ability to prioritize projects and tasks, meet multiple deadlines, and monitor several projects simultaneously. The position requires superb creative writing skills with an interest in improving and streamlining process and systems. The candidate must be detail-oriented and possess an entrepreneurial spirit. 

Location - Empire State Building #4515, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
Public Relations

  • Draft press releases, talking points, board memos, op-eds, and social media content that reflect HRF’s positions, projects, and achievements
  • Research and secure regular placement for HRF opinions in popular television, radio, print, and web outlets
  • Identify key journalists working in the human rights and anti-corruption space
  • Call and email reporters and editors on a regular basis to inform them about HRF’s work, pitch stories, and share activities
  • Grow a network of journalists (local and foreign) for every HRF international initiative that involves site visits (e.g. Norway, South Korea, Costa Rica)
  • Work with Norway-based communications professionals to raise the Scandinavian profile of the Oslo Freedom Forum
  • Attend weekly events to meet new contacts and grow HRF’s network
  • Research and secure placement for HRF staff on relevant panels and keynote addresses at conferences and other relevant gatherings
  • Establish targets of success on a quarterly basis with specific measurable results in terms of publications reached, quotations in newspapers, feature stories written
  • Improve HRF’s media database and help us more efficiently track media mentions
  • Create a weekly HRF media round-up for staff and supporters
  • Identify breaking news stories where HRF can support human rights activists in crisis

Marketing

  • Organize monthly marketing events in line with HRF’s program work and legal advocacy
  • Use email marketing programs to create and send newsletters, press releases, and event updates to our networks
  • Develop and implement a daily social media plan for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and other platforms involving the use of both scheduled posts and real-time reaction to unfolding news
  • Draft, edit, and update HRF website content
  • Create and implement a strategy to increase the number of views for HRF’s YouTube and Facebook videos
  • Help draft and design sales materials including annual reports, conference brochures, media packs, and event fliers
  • Ensure quality of HRF marketing content in print and on web by copyediting, proofreading, ensuring consistent style and brand implementation
  • Maintain an archive of all reports and HRF materials for historical and internal purposes

Job Requirements

  • A strong understanding of and affinity for HRF's mission
  • A passion for human rights, political freedom, and civil liberties
  • A keen sense of what makes and shapes the news, and the ability to make well-informed decisions in targeting appropriate media outlets and reporters
  • A firm understanding of today’s media landscape and a knowledge of how news is produced in web, print, radio, television, and social media formats
  • Desire to work for an innovative, creative, and lean organization
  • Attention to detail, a commitment to deadlines, and grace under pressure
  • Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations – collaborator; problem solver; relationship-builder; networker
  • Stress tolerance, resilience, and a sense of humor
  • The ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities
  • Two years of experience in communications, journalism, corporate strategy, or public relations is preferable
  • A strong following on social media is preferred
  • A personal network of journalists interested in politics and current events is preferred
  • A Bachelor's or advanced degree in international relations or similar field, journalism, or communications is preferred
  • Experience with PR management software like Cision or Vocus is preferred
  • Experience with email marketing and graphic design software is preferred
  • Fluency in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, or Spanish is not required but is desirable

How to Apply
Please email jobs@hrf.org with your resume and a cover letter, using “Job Inquiry - Communications Specialist” as the subject line.

Deadline – N/A


20NOV - Content Producer - InterExchange - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
InterExchange is a non-profit organization passionate about connecting young people from all over the world with life-changing international exchange opportunities.

Exchange Visitors on our programs work as international staff at American summer camps, volunteer on community projects in rural India, serve chowder on Cape Cod, do post graduate internships at green technology companies in New York and provide childcare as au pairs in the U.S. and abroad to name a few!

At InterExchange, we believe that living and working alongside people in another country increases global understanding. We are dedicated to providing the best exchange experiences possible and to creating positive global impact in the process.

Job Description
We want the whole world to understand the importance of cultural exchange, and we’re looking for a Content Producer that can help us craft that message. You will be responsible for collaborating with our staff to create, edit, and distribute communications that further our mission.

Location - 100 Wall Street, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Write and edit articles on issues related to international exchange, cultural events and the InterExchange mission
  • Generate and maintain engaging, lively, honest content for website
  • Report on progress of projects to Communications Manager
  • Prepare compelling and appropriate content for organization's social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Actively monitor trends in social media tools, for both strategy development and to generate new content
  • Work with communications colleagues and department teams to prepare outreach emails
  • Organize a production calendar of marketing campaigns and digital content inspired by programs and the InterExchange mission
  • Review and modify digital paid campaigns on Google Adwords, social media, and retargeting platforms
  • Review and analyze reports on digital strategy and content using Google Analytics, Google Drive, and other reporting tools
  • Participate in creating and measuring engagement and conversions
  • Provide feedback to web development team regarding overall website quality and user experience
  • Organize, maintain, and update in-house photo and video archive
  • Creating rich media such as images, gifs, and video
  • Attend events and reach out to participants and hosts for content about their experiences
  • Interview participants, hosts, staff and other stakeholders to maintain flow of fresh stories; publish articles and social media posts celebrating their experiences

Job Requirements

  • Ability to produce clean copy on tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt writing voice for a variety of principals and audiences
  • Ability to learn a variety of simple web content distribution platforms
  • Experience with email marketing campaigns, placed media, and PR
  • Experience in tailoring content for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Experience with Snapchat a plus
  • Experience with video editing, or an ability to learn quickly
  • Experience using HTML, Javascript, CSS, and GitHub a plus
  • Experience with SEO and Google Analytics a plus
  • Experience with photo editing and digital illustrations a plus
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and InDesign

    Personal Characteristics, Skills, and Abilities

  • Committed to the importance of cultural exchange
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and organized
  • Ability to actively communicate, inspire, and motivate staff at all levels
  • Passionate about technology and the impact it can have on the world
  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Keen attention to detail

How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter as PDF attachments, Attn: Human Resources to employment@interexchange.org. Please use the subject line: "Content Producer."

Your personalized cover letter must include a reason why you would be suitable for this position and for InterExchange. Please include links to writing samples, and if available, any relevant rich media samples. Applicants who do not follow the above instructions will not be considered.

Deadline – N/A


16OCT - Growth Editor - Global Citizen - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Our vision is a world without extreme poverty by 2030. Our mission is to grow the number and effectiveness of Global Citizens to achieve the public, business and political commitment and action to end extreme poverty by 2030.

We are inspired by the incredible progress achieved by the global community in halving the percentage of people living in extreme poverty in the last 30 years.  We know that the injustice of living on less than US$1.25 a day can be ended by 2030.

We believe that when an organized, critical mass of individuals in society aspire to the values of Global Citizen (GC), and when they are organized and equipped to take meaningful action, we can change the policies and practices that contribute to keeping people in extreme poverty.

Job Description
Global Citizen is hiring a Growth Editor to join its growing team of journalists.

Location – 594 Broadway, Suite 207, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with all members of the editorial team to help plan how a story will work on social from the moment it’s conceived, and develop storytelling as content shifts across social platforms
  • Set and track KPIs, analyze data, and make best-practice recommendations
  • Package all editorial content for all social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr)
  • Help translate original, long-form content into more visual formats (video, graphics, gifs, and more)
  • Conceive and create social-first content
  • Coordinate with marketing, creative, and video teams

Job Requirements

  • Intuitive sense of what makes people click, share, comment and like, and be able to apply those principles to our content across a range of news and policy issues
  • Proven track record conceiving of social-first content
  • A solid foundation in traditional journalism and reporting; BA in journalism + newsroom experience
  • 3 to 4 years experience in professional content creation and social programming
  • An in-depth understanding of why content performs well on various platforms
  • Proven track record in packaging new, original content for social media platforms
  • Experience in analytics tools, creating reports, and analyzing data
  • A can-do attitude and desire to help make the world a better place

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/about/jobs/#op-144500-growth-editor.

Deadline – N/A


10OCT - Program Coordinator - Institute for Economics and Peace - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is a non-profit research organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. Rated for the past two years as one of the world’s most impactful think tanks with a budget under $5 million and a think tank to watch by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index, the Institute is looking to expand its New York office.

IEP is a non-partisan and not-for-profit organization with offices in Sydney, Mexico City and New York. IEP achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measurement; uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity, and by promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that drive peacefulness. The research outputs of the Institute have been featured in leading media internationally, from the New York Times, the Guardian, the Economist, Huffington Post, Washington Post, CNN, and BBC and are widely cited by intergovernmental organizations and in academia.

Job Description
IEP’s New York office builds the profile and partnerships for the organization in the Americas and runs key initiatives to translate peace research into programs, policy, and action. It holds key partnerships in the United States and Latin America, including liaising closely with the United Nations, think tanks, funders, government, and academia. This office maintains a prodigious events and public speaking calendar, and launches major reports with hallmark events in Washington D.C. and New York City, including the Global Peace Index, Positive Peace Report, Global Terrorism Index, and Mexico Peace Index, as well as annual conferences. IEP has an established academic network and is currently expanding its programs to develop course and training materials. 

The Program Coordinator supports the output of the New York office, contributing to the planning, organizing, and operations of outreach and engagement programs. In this role, you will be expected to work on a range of tasks, from event planning to communicating with a global network of supporters. While this is a support role, there are significant opportunities for learning and to impact operations. You will be expected to be flexible across duties and to bring a creative and impassioned approach to the mission. Please note that this is not a research position.

Location –3 E 54th St, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Organize and execute public events, including conferences, report releases, and workshops.
  • Manage network of Global Peace Index Ambassadors and act as a key contact.
  • Develop contact databases and contribute to stakeholder mapping and engagement plans.
  • Support relationship management and key partnerships for IEP with international organizations, government representatives, NGOs, and think tanks, academic institutions and researchers.
  • Represent IEP in public forums, in conjunction with Director.
  • Draft written products, such as event briefings and online content.
  • Process and maintain financial and administrative records, including budgets and office expenses.
  • Work with colleagues on the development and dissemination of educational materials.
  • Contribute to fundraising plans, including grant applications.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • University (or equivalent) degree combined with 2-4 years of working experience, preferably in public affairs, social enterprise, government, or in program support in global development, international relations, peacebuilding, or economic research.
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning.
  • Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal, and oral communications skills.
  • Strong political acumen, with the ability to act as an organizational representative, interacting with people from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds.
  • Top-notch organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Prior experience maintaining financial records.
  • Reliable, flexible, and delivers results in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work selected nights and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (and sense of humor!) and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff both in New York and in other offices; ability to function independently and as a member of a team.
  • Additional written language proficiency, particularly Spanish or French.
  • Knowledge of mechanisms of international governance as well as of the international development and peacebuilding space is preferred.

How to Apply
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and your CV to the attention of Michelle Breslauer at jobs@economicsandpeace.org.

Deadline – N/A