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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


31OCT - Program Development Officer - WaterAid - Deadline: 25NOV

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Organization Description
WaterAid is an international organization whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. Through our partners, we reached over 2 million people with clean water and 3 million people with sanitation last year.

Job Description
WaterAid's office in New York City needs an organized and passionate Program Development Officer to join the Strategic Partnerships Team and raise restricted funds in support of WaterAid's Latin America & Caribbean Region programs (Colombia, Nicaragua and LAC Region). The Strategic Partnerships team is responsible for the successful development and submission of funding proposals and reports to private, large family and corporate foundations and the US Government, as well as providing management of those restricted funds to ensure delivery on grants, contracts and awards.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to grow professionally and personally through working both independently and as part of a close-knit, dedicated team. Not only will you be working with the world's leading NGO dedicated to water, sanitation and hygiene education, you'll be doing your part to stop a killer that steals more lives than malaria and AIDS combined.

Location – 233 Broadway, Suite 2705, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
Collaborating closely with WaterAid Country Program staff in Colombia, Nicaragua and the LAC Region, the Program Development Officer supports the management and delivery of grants through the institutional funding cycle (proposal, award, implementation and reporting):

  • Prepare narrative proposals, reports, workplans and budgets within the required formats and to ensure internal sign-off as necessary.
  • Support best practices in project implementation, ensure compliance with donor conditions and requirements;
  • Keep relevant stakeholders informed, provide updates and, as necessary, escalate issues potentially affecting project delivery and/or donor relations;
  • Monitor program activities and financials to track implementation and expenditures;
  • Support project and impact evaluations;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of funding strategies;
  • Liaise and meet with donor contacts as needed;
  • Identify and research prospective funding sources;
  • Support capacity building opportunities and initiatives;
  • Facilitate start-up workshops; provide logistical support for donor field visits.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree in international relations or development, or equivalent work experience preferred);
  • Spanish proficiency;
  • Minimum of 3+ years' experience in development, contract management or grantwriting, preferably with a focus on international issues
  • Demonstrated success managing institutional partnerships;
  • Ability to set short and long term objectives that support organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication and analytical skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required; strong administrative skills including MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Excellent attention to detail and a willingness to support individuals at all levels;
  • Ability to manage a busy and varied workload, including multiple projects and deadlines, and think proactively and work independently, with limited supervision;
  • Positive and flexible approach to working in a busy, open office as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally with varied work hours, including some evening and weekend commitments.

How to Apply
Please send your resume, writing sample and cover letter explaining why you are a perfect for this role to hr@wateraidamerica.org; please include "PDO" in the subject field. Compensation is competitive, including generous benefits, and commensurate with experience.

Deadline – November 25, 2016


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


30SEP – Associate Digital Producer, Women for Women International – Deadline N/A

Organization Description

Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war.  Our twelve -month training program allows women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their families, and their communities.

 

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped nearly 447,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with 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 Associate Digital Producer (formerly Digital Storyteller) will focus on finding, writing, and curating powerful stories and content that can be used in internal and external communications. Using a journalistic approach, the Associate Digital Producer will develop content that is timely and that advances key messages and engages supporters with our work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage content development and posts on WfWI social media accounts.
  • Work across various teams to write, edit and produce communications content (fact sheets, infographics, 2-pagers, News releases, blogs)
  • Regularly write stories for WfWI’s blog and website
  • Monitor news and identify opportunities to position WfWI on various issues.
  • Collaborate across departments and review internal communications to identify potential story leads and ideas.
  • Edit photographs and produce short videos to enhance WfWI’s multimedia storytelling, and develop creative briefs to guide graphic designers and video editors for larger projects.
  • Assist Communications team with developing pitches for journalists and producers and assisting with relationship management of celebrities/VIPs.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field
  • 2-4 yrs experience working at an international development or Communications (incl. journalism/PR) organization
  • Strong writing and proof-reading skills (with a portfolio or work samples to illustrate your work)
  • Prior or current experience managing social media platforms on behalf of an organization
  • Persuasive writing skills and ability to use a journalistic approach to tell impact stories to various audiences
  • Firm understanding of resources needed (and ability to think creatively) in order to maximize social media and passion for developing content to support that objective
  • Experience working with reporters and pitching story ideas      
  • Ability to analyze research and data and to think critically (including mapping of influencers and analyzing metrics)
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Self-starter who can work both independently and coordinate with a team;
  • Ability to balance tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with photo/video/graphic and Media management software (e.g. Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Hootsuite, Meltwater, etc.) preferred
  • A commitment to Women for Women International’s mission and vision

How to Apply

Apply at https://careers-womenforwomen.icims.com/jobs/

Deadline – N/A


19SEP - Researcher on Counterterrorism and Extremism, HRW - Deadline: 15OCT

Organization Description

Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.

Location – London, UK

Job Description

The Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Researcher on Counterterrorism and Extremism in Western Europe. The Europe and Central Asia 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 Researcher will investigate the human rights implications of counterterrorism and extremism in developments in Western Europe and the wider European Union as part of a small team. This position reports to the Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Division, based in the London Office. This position will be based in London or Paris.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Research, monitor and document human rights abuses by collecting and analyzing information from a wide variety of sources including governments, local media, NGOs, victims, witnesses, journalists, diplomats, security forces and others in the field;
  2. Analyze the effects of counterterrorism laws and practices on people’s human rights, state responses aimed at countering violent extremism, and the human rights implications of electoral support for populist extremist parties and xenophobia in Western Europe and the wider European Union;
  3. Write and publicize reports, briefing papers, letters, news releases, op-eds, and submissions to international bodies based on the findings; collect supporting documents and materials such as photographs and videos;
  4. Monitor and respond to critical legislative and/or policy developments, including at the European Union level, and assist in the development and implementation of local, regional, and international strategies to change abusive laws, policies, and practices;
  5. Respond promptly to queries from the media, public, and colleagues in the human rights community and take initiative to project concerns in public debate;
  6. Place abuses within the broader political, social and economic contexts and present human rights concerns to government officials, opinion leaders, European Union institutions, Council of Europe, other inter-governmental agencies, and the media;
  7. Work closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local human rights organizations to ensure that HRW’s work complements and enhances their own work;
  8. Liaise effectively with HRW staff located in multiple locations throughout the world to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities;
  9. Assist the Director of the Division and HRW’s Development and Global Initiative Department in conducting fundraising;
  10. Be prepared and willing to work flexible hours to accommodate developing and urgent events;
  11. Travel domestically and overseas, as required, for two or more weeks at a time, four to six times a year, and sometimes at short notice; spend time in HRW’s London, Berlin, and/or New York offices, particularly in the first year of employment, for purposes of orientation, training, and consultation with staff;
  12. Deliver outputs in a timely manner and be consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the Program; and
  13. Carry out any other duties as required.

Job Requirements

Education: An advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, European studies, or social sciences is required. 

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

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French are required; fluency in other European languages, including German, Italian, and Spanish is desirable.
  2. Policy expertise in some combination of counterterrorism, national security, countering violent extremism and the rise of populist extremist political parties in Europe is required.
  3. Ability to research and analyze complex human rights issues in a rigorous, nuanced and efficient manner is required.
  4. Ability to conduct field research and interview a wide range of people, including victims of abuse, witnesses, and government officials, is required.
  5. Ability to monitor and communicate important human rights developments and to identify and prioritize issues to work on is required.
  6. Ability to document human rights violations and produce high-quality written material under tight deadlines is required.
  7. Ability to identify advocacy opportunities and advise the Europe and Central Asia Division in developing and implementing advocacy strategies is required.
  8. Ability to work flexible hours and respond quickly to crises and conflicts as they occur is required.
  9. Strong initiative and follow-through, capacity to think creatively and strategically, ability to multi-task effectively, and ability to work under pressure are required.
  10. Strong interpersonal skills, in order to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with local partners, government officials, and others, are essential.
  11. Strong public-speaking skills are essential.
  12. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is essential.
  13. 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.
  14. Familiarity with international human rights law is required.
  15. Knowledge of European Union institutions and civil law systems is desirable.
  16. Expertise in anti-discrimination and economic and social rights are desirable.

How to Apply

Apply at https://careers.hrw.org/opportunities/show/?jobid=1273

Deadline – October 15, 2016


18SEP - Assistant Director, Global Communications and Media Relations - CFR - 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.

Location – 58 E. 68th St., New York, NY

Job Description
The Assistant Director is part of a team that is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR via the full spectrum of media, marketing, and public relations. Ideal candidates must have an excellent understanding of international issues and CFR content and how they relate to the news cycle. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Acting as a liaison for press, including fielding journalists’ requests for CFR experts
  • Writing press releases, media guides, newsletter articles, and other content
  • Coordinating press briefings and breaking news conference calls
  • Managing on-the-record events, publication rollout events, and press briefings in New York
  • Managing marketing and press outreach for select CFR publications and projects

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience in communications, journalism, or international relations
  • Degree in a related field with high academic achievement
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and experience
  • Experience in print, broadcast, or digital media highly preferred
  • Experience with writing and producing promotional content
  • Experience with video production a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy and international issues
  • Proven ability to work effectively and proactively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should email or fax a resume and cover letter. Please submit to the Human Resources department at the above address. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer. 

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

Deadline – N/A


17SEP - Congressional Liaison Assistant, OASD(LA) - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs (OSD(LA)) is the Principal Staff Assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense for DoD relations with the members of the U.S. Congress.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

Provide the necessary level of administrative, professional, and technical support required to facilitate the overall objectives of the OASD(LA) and its members/detachments/units. The objective of this task is to support the goal of improving the timeliness of responses to the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary, and Members of Congress and to assist the DASDs and the Director of Operations in achieving this objective. The contractor shall provide those services, personnel, materials, and related equipment to perform the work delineated herein.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide secretarial/administrative support
  • Respond to special assignments as required to support emerging requirements
  • Provide multifunctional administrative support services to the OASD(LA) staff
  • Analyze written and oral inquiries and responses from the Offices of the Under & Assistant Secretaries of Defense in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, Congressional members and staff to ascertain intent and ensure that correspondence is provided to appropriate office.  Provide Congressional document retrieval services from DoD websites assigned to the appropriate Special Assistant.  Track status and notify appropriate DoD components for follow-up action.
  •  ASD(LA) website – retrieve, assemble, and organize information from files, Congressional information services, and other office reference materials.  Maintain comprehensive files for coordinating and responding to Congressional and DoD staff inquiries on status of Congressional correspondence responses.
  • General Administrative Duties to include: Review and track official travel documents; verify, pass and maintain staff security clearances; receive, process and maintain building /hill badge requests for staff and congressional committee members; maintain the office supply card program which includes a monthly closeout audit and review of budget; track and maintain incoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; provide assistance in obtaining motor pool transportation for senior staff and request parking clearance on the Pentagon Reservation for visitors. Back up Task 4 - Administrative Congressional Liaison Assistant.  Additional duties as assigned.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Requires a Top Secret clearance and shall perform a broad range of executive level secretarial/administrative duties and special assignments 
  • Minimum education and/or experience required: Over 2 years’ experience in applications specific to job requirements is desired. A high school diploma and basic computer skills required.
  • Knowledge and experience of the following applications/programs are highly desirable: Staff Action Correspondence Control Portal (SACCP), Defense Travel System (DTS), Congressional Hearings And Reporting Requirements Tracking System (CHARRTS), Defense Civilian Pay System (DCPS), DoD Purchase Card Online System (PCOLS), Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), Personnel Security Operations (PERSECOPS), DoD Directives Portal, Ground Transportation System (GTS), Congressional Quarterly (CQ), RollCall and Early Bird.
  • Knowledge of military protocol, Congressional activities, and experience in working at the highest levels within the government and/or private sector is required.
  • The incumbents for all Tasks must possess excellent computer skills to include basic Microsoft applications and Internet Explorer. 
  • Authorized to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

How to Apply

Apply at http://la.defense.gov/

Deadline – N/A


11SEP - Officer, Foundation Partnerships - U.S. Fund for UNICEF - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's (USF) work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.

Location – 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY

Job Description
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is seeking an Officer to support its Global Health portfolio of partners and grants within the Foundation Partnerships (FNs) team. The overarching goal of the work managed by the Global Health work stream is to leverage key foundation donor partnerships in support of UNICEF’s work in the areas of maternal, neonatal and child health, health system initiatives in the post- 2015 environment and humanitarian response.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Global Health, the Officer will support key portions of the Foundation Partnerships team mandate in support of UNICEF’s work in the areas of maternal/child health, health system strengthening and humanitarian response. In general, such support will consist of research, writing, partner outreach/client management and various analytical tasks, with a particular focus on development and management of grants/grant-based initiatives to effectively leverage leading global development partners.  In addition and upon request, the Officer will assist the wider Foundation Partnerships team by performing similar tasks essential to the FNs team’s ability to cultivate, manage and grow its current portfolio of complex, multi-year grant programs.

Job Responsibilities
Grant Development/Grants Management

  • Draft sections of key documents, including grant proposals, sub-award agreements, reports, and presentations intended for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  • Ensure timely execution of grant/sub-award agreements, entry/updating of project records in the grants management database and execution of funds transfer to sub-awardees.
  • Prepare and deliver reports/presentations to internal and external stakeholders on progress of partnerships.
  • Conduct due diligence to identify legal, procedural and financial issues for potential grants/sub-awards prior to proposal submission/approval, as well as over the life of multi-year grant projects.
  • Develop/maintain up-to-date versions of standard attachments to grant applications and assist FNs team members to assemble grant application proposals.
  • Liaise with other USF departments and UNICEF staff to ensure successful implementation of the Foundation Partnerships’ strategy and partnership initiatives.
  • Potential ownership and management of smaller grants within the FNs team portfolio as per growing role/responsibility over time.
  • Other research/writing/operations tasks as required to support FNs department development and implementation of its annual growth strategy.

Operations

  • Develop/utilize various systems for managing and tracking key phases in the life cycle of grant-funded programs, including execution of grant and sub-award agreements, funds receipt and transfer, and report development and submission.
  • Ensure that sub-award templates are regularly updated as needed and reviewed/approved by USF’s finance and compliance personnel and orient new staff in the use of these forms.
  • Liaise with USF finance and compliance personnel to resolve any legal, procedural and financial issues regarding sub-granting/contracting processes.
  • Become proficient in using USF’s grant management database and act as a resource person for other FNs staff that use the system.
  • Liaise with finance personnel as needed to ensure timely transfer of funds to sub-awardees.
  • Assist in organizing travel for FNs team members.
  • Assist the FNs team to troubleshoot operational challenges as these arise.

New Business Development

  • Conduct key research to help formulate partnership strategies and identify partners and relationships that will serve the organization’s mission and goals.
  • As directed, represent the FNs team at USF and UNICEF-sponsored program presentations (Brown Bags, Lunch & Learn presentations, updates and briefings) and prepare or collect meeting notes and presentation materials.
  • Generate periodic e-mail review/assessment of key themes, developments, projects, grants, programs, etc., in the FNs & global development community. 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree strongly preferred in international development, international relations, global/public health, public policy/advocacy, economics or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in grants management and an administration-related role.
  • Knowledge of U.S. & international grant-making rules and regulations, as well as private foundation policies, is ideal.
  • Familiarity with current global health/development issues, UN agencies preferred.
  • Ability to contribute to proposals, reports, research and presentations that are client-ready and reflect analytical thinking, creativity and a clear understanding of both the prospective partner’s requirements and USF’s programs and assets.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, work independently, handle multiple, complex tasks simultaneously, generate pragmatic solutions to address potential roadblocks as well as leverage key opportunities.
  • Ability to navigate complex environments, and help build relationships with a variety of different institutions.
  • Strong “client service” orientation and interpersonal as well as negotiation skills, quantitative and analytical skills, and written/verbal communication skills.  Note: candidates selected for an interview may be asked to submit writing samples of past work, and a writing assessment may also be administered.
  • Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service.

How to Apply
Please apply online at http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=UNICEFUSA&cws=1&rid=656.

Deadline – N/A


11SEP - Program Manager - East-West Management Institute - Deadline: 23SEP

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Organization Description
The East-West Management Institute works to strengthen democratic societies by bringing together government, civil society, and the private sector – to build accountable, capable and transparent institutions. Founded in 1988, as an independent not-for-profit organization, EWMI’s work began the year before the wall came down, with the challenge of crafting functioning democratic systems in transitioning post-soviet societies. We learned – in our initial work across central and eastern Europe, and in the decades that followed around the world - that a collaborative approach involving civil society, government and the private sector is the key to ensuring that citizens exercise their rights, and institutions are accountable for protecting them. This leads to more just and prosperous societies.

Location – 575 Madison Avenue, 25th Floor, New York, NY

Job Description
The East-West Management Institute, Inc. is hiring two Program Managers to work in its New York City headquarters to help manage its expanding portfolio of programs in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. 

The Program Manager serves as the focal point within the organization for assigned countries and programs, liaising with all departments in HQ to provide support and ensure successful program implementation. 

Job Responsibilities
Tasks include preparing subgrants to local organizations, drafting consulting agreements with international experts, tracking expenditures against budgets, ensuring compliance with donor (especially USAID) rules and regulations, and documenting program accomplishments. Program Managers may also train and mentor local project staff on these matters, assist in opening and closing of project offices overseas, and assist in the preparation of proposals for new projects. Ability to travel overseas for extended periods (up to four weeks) is required.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of three years of experience in supporting the implementation of international development projects;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills (in English; ability to speak other languages in regions where EWMI works is preferred);
  • The ability to prepare and read budgets and pipelines;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
  • Prior experience in promoting human rights, supporting civil society, and/or strengthening the rule of law;
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, or related field;
  • Experience having worked overseas in a developing country preferred; and
  • Other specialized skills, such as with IT, public outreach, accounting, etc., is also preferred and should be highlighted.

How to Apply
Please submit a brief (one page only) cover letter summarizing how you meet the above requirements, together with a CV (two pages only), and the names and contact information for three professional references to: employment@ewmi.org. The positions will be filled on a rolling basis, and applications received after COB on Friday, Sept. 23 will not be considered.  Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please.

Deadline – September 23, 2016


07SEP - Senior Program Officer, Kenjya-Trusant Group - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Bonus Potential, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Senior Program Officer to support the South and Central Asia (SCA) Academic Exchange Programs Branch in the Office of Academic Exchanges of the Office of Academic Programs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Keeping abreast of all relevant academic exchange activities within countries of responsibility, especially developments with the potential to adversely impact exchange activities;
  • Devising or modifying programs to meet changing political situations and educational needs;
  • Developing and maintaining liaisons with all stakeholders to build effective relationships in support of ECA strategic goal of promoting international understanding;
  • Preparing briefing papers, memoranda, talking points, speeches, and other documents on exchange activities and providing support to management;
  • Establishing and monitoring country program budgets according to DOS financial management standards;
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on country programs and budgets;
  • Reviewing and forwarding Fulbright candidates to the Fulbright Scholarship Board (FSB);
  • Representing ECA at workshops, orientations, and at meetings with government representatives, implementing partners, and the public.

Job Requirements

  • Education and work experience related to international cultural or educational exchanges, and/or other types of international study, programming including planning supporting activities such as enrichment and orientation programs.
  • Experience with U.S. government and State Department administrative policies and procedures as they pertain to financial, grants, procurement, and operational management of international exchange programs.
  • Ability to interact with all nationalities in a culturally sensitive manner.
    Ability to work with database applications.
    Demonstrated skills or knowledge of global internet access and research capabilities. Experience in program administration, operating procedures, oversight and monitoring.
  • Facility with standard software, including the complete Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint), and an ability to learn and work with other software, as well as database applications.
  • Excellent, timely and precise organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities. Excellent critical and creative thinking and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to maintain effective liaison with other Department of State offices, Fulbright Commission and Embassy colleagues, program partners, and other entities involved in academic exchange programs.
  • Excellent ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and multi-task in a high volume, fast-pace work environment.
  • Excellent ability to also have a flexible, team-oriented approach to work.
    Excellent ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues.
  • Significant familiarity or direct experience in international educational and cultural exchanges, or other types of international programming or activities.
  • Significant familiarity or direct experience in working for U.S. foreign affairs agencies and/or international organizations.
  • Significant familiarity or direct experience in working for the Department and ECA.
  • Knowledge of legislative authorities governing ECA grants administration, as well as ECA grants procedures and program monitoring, is highly desirable.

Required Experience:

  • Foreign language skills (preferred but not required)
  • 3 years professional experience

 
Education:

  • Bachelor Degree (Master Level Degree Preferred)

Clearance Requirement –              SECRET                   

Please note all candidates are required to provide the previous five (5) years of employment history as well as their most recent paystub for the purpose of salary verification.

How to Apply

Apply at http://jobs.trusant.com/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=8092597&portalID=23865

Deadline – Deadline: N/A


05SEP - Staff Writer, Foreign Policy Magazine - Deadline 09SEP

Organization Description

Founded in 1970 by Samuel Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel, and now published by the FP Group, a division of Graham Holdings Company, in Washington, D.C., Foreign Policy is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. Our mission is to explain how the world works — in particular, how the process of globalization is reshaping nations, institutions, cultures, and, more fundamentally, our daily lives. FP is a 2010, 2006, and 2005 nominee and a 2009, 2007, and 2003 winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. The magazine’s readers include some of the most influential leaders in business, government, and other professional arenas throughout the United States and more than 160 other countries.

In January 2009, ForeignPolicy.com was relaunched as a vibrant, daily online magazine. Rather than merely complementing the print edition, the site stands on its own as one of the web’s premier destinations for international news and opinion. FP has recruited some of the sharpest writers in international politics to look beyond the day’s headlines to uncover overlooked stories and unique angles.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Foreign Policy is looking for two staff journalists to help us revamp and run our news blog. We’re looking for fresh voices and quick writers as part of a two-person team that will ensure the FP blog is a must-read in and beyond the Beltway on a daily basis. 

Job Requirements

The successful candidates will be able to nimbly cover breaking news and have a sharp eye for unique angles on high-visibility global issues — especially as they intersect with Washington. They will write with tone, wit, and verve. And they will know, for example, who Sergei Lavrov is, what Chavismo is, and why Kirkuk is important to the United States — or at least have the wherewithal to quickly find out without constant help or hand-holding.

Most importantly, the successful candidates’ work will be grounded in good journalism: balance, careful sourcing, and clear-eyed explanation of facts gleaned through solid reporting. They will be hungry to keep the blog lively and fun with a constant flow of short reports, nuggets of insider news, and quick-hit analyses on trending topics throughout the day. The positions are for early-career journalists who are quick studies and have at least some blogging experience.

Fluency in a foreign language or time living abroad are both a plus, but not absolutely necessary. What is necessary is that you wow us with your cover letter, resume, three clips, and your take on any three very recent news items that would have made for good fodder for posts. 

How to Apply

Interested? Send your materials by September 9 to Managing Editor/News Lara Jakes (lara.jakes@foreignpolicy.com) and Deputy Managing Editor/News Keith Johnson (keith.johnson@foreignpolicy.com). We’ll let you know if we like what we see. No phone calls, please, and candidates MUST be based in Washington.

Deadline – September 9, 2016


28AUG - Project Coordinator, Columbia Global Policy Initiative - Columbia University - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative, as conceived by President Lee C. Bollinger and led by founding director Professor Michael Doyle, will bring together eminent Columbia faculty members from the widest range of relevant disciplines. They not only will address global problems comprehensively, building on the relevant range of scholarly expertise, but also will find effective ways of influencing global policy by engaging stakeholders and public policymakers. We see this as a unique venture, combining the best of independent, objective academic research with the best policy analysis and all tied closely to the implementation of policy recommendations.

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative will be:

  • Project focused, searching for applied solutions;
  • Research based, drawing on in-depth, rigorous analyses;
  • Multidisciplinary, combining arts and science with the expertise of the professional schools;
  • Multi-university, welcoming co-sponsored projects, nationally and globally;
  • And responsive to the needs and voices of stakeholders.

Location – 116th Street and Broadway, New York, NY

Job Description
Reporting to the Director, the Project Coordinator assists with research, event planning and programming and provides administrative support for the International Migration Project at the Columbia Global Policy Initiative.

This is a 10-month full-time temporary position with a scheduled end date of June 30, 2017.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate commissioned research with migration experts and undertake initial research for the Program's engagement with key academic and policy stakeholders. 
  • Organize biannual workshops, annual conferences, and other events as needed for the Program including by: organizing travel and hotel arrangements for participants and reimbursements as needed; overseeing event budgets and tracking expenditures; liaising with relevant Columbia University teams. 
  • Identify and monitor possible donors and calls for proposals; prepare funding proposals; manage relations with donors in coordination with Director and Associate Director. 
  • Facilitate grant management and coordinate grant proposals with other Columbia University entities. 
  • Track expenses and manage the overall migration project budget and budgets for specific events, under the guidance of the Director and Associate Director. 
  • Work with the Associate Director to manage website and prepare annual report. 
  • Assist with planning and provide administrative support for Global Policy Initiative seminars. 
  • Work independently on administrative projects, and ensure that they are accomplished in a timely and accurate manner and that the Director and Associate Director are updated with status reports. 
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree or its equivalent required. Minimum of 2 years of related experience required. 

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, required. Ability to set priorities and work efficiency in a highly pressured environment. Confidentiality and discretion are required. Capable of coordinating multiple projects with competing priorities. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be detail-oriented, exercise good judgment, and work as a team player in a fast-paced environment. Highly proficient Microsoft Office skills needed. 

How to Apply
Please apply online at jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=157457

Deadline - N/A


21AUG - Program Associate, Public Programs and Conferences - Asia Society - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future. 

Founded in 1956, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Washington, DC and Zurich.

Location – 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Job Description
The Program Associate (Code 1703) will assist with programming and administration of the Global Initiatives Group’s public programs and conferences. The Program Associate will provide administrative and research support to the Global Initiatives Group’s staff, and assist with the logistical coordination of events and conferences. The ideal candidate will be well versed in a range of topics including policy, business and current affairs.

Job Responsibilities

• Working closely with the Executive Director, assist in developing and managing informational and promotional content (written or in other media) for the Global Initiatives Group.

• Prepare internal and external communications including program announcements, press releases, presentations, drafting/editing correspondence, etc.

• Provide overall executive assistance to the Executive Director of the Global Initiatives Group, including scheduling and preparation of meetings and coordinating travel arrangements.

• Assist in coordinating private and public events and meetings including booking internal/external venues, arranging catering, drafting and distributing program flyers, invitations, and save-the-dates, and collecting/tracking RSVPs.

• Prepare meeting/conference materials (PowerPoint presentations, conference/program documents, etc.)

• Provide research assistance to the department, including trip, event, conference preparation and project-related background and analysis.

• Oversee and maintain the Global Initiatives Group’s databases and program calendar.

• Provide clerical support, including faxing, photocopying, filing, and maintaining office supplies.

• Process and track reimbursements and invoices.

• Assist in recruiting interns for the department.

• Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with 2 to 3 years’ experience providing support to a team.

• Must be capable of working on multiple tasks simultaneously, meeting deadlines, following through on details, and being flexible.

• Must be a team player, be comfortable and effective working with all levels of staff and with diverse groups of people from different cultures.

• Strong organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal language skills and computer skills (Microsoft Office including MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel).

• Strong ability to interact across time zones and with diverse constituencies.

• Proficient with conference registration programs such as eTouches, Cvent, RegOnline or other products.

• Experience editing and managing web content preferred. Image, video, audio editing experience a plus.

• Asian language skills are encouraged but not required.

• Travel as needed.

How to Apply
Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to globalinitiativesjobs@asiasociety.org. Indicate job title and reference code in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless youremail is bounced back.

Deadline - N/A


14AUG - Program Coordinator, Yieldwise - Rockefeller Foundation - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission—unchanged since 1913—is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, we pursue this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. To achieve these goals, we work at the intersection of four focus areas—advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities—to address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot.

Location – 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Job Description
We are seeking a Program Coordinator to join the Foundation’s YieldWise Initiative and help support our efforts to reduce food loss and waste. In 2016, The Rockefeller Foundation launched YieldWise, a $130 million initiative, with the goal of demonstrating how the world can halve food loss by 2030, one of the UN’s sustainable development goals. We have initially focused on fruits, vegetables, and staple crops in Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania, where up to half of all food grown is lost. We are complementing our work in Africa with support for innovative and catalytic efforts to prevent food waste in the United States and Europe with the goals of fostering a more resilient food systems that enables access to affordable and healthy food for all. The Program Coordinator will focus primarily on work taking place in the United States with select opportunities to support efforts occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Europe, as needed.

You may be the ideal person for the role if you can bring flexibility, intellectual curiosity, disciplined execution, and excellent attention to detail to your work. As part of the YieldWise Food Waste team, you will have a unique opportunity to help shape and implement the Foundation’s strategy to prevent food waste. The successful candidate will be joining a fast-paced team and will be expected to support multiple, diverse projects simultaneously, while delivering high quality work. This role is based in New York City and is a fixed term 18-month contract.

Job Responsibilities
1. Food Waste Initiative and Grants Management Support

  • Contribute to the identification of new partners, development of key grant-related documents, and ongoing relationship management with key grantees involved in the Foundation’s Food Waste strategy.
  • Provide bounded research support for key meetings and fast-moving opportunities beyond those that are currently part of the initiative’s focus.
  • Lead ongoing scanning and synthesis of key trends, data, and ideas related to the U.S. food waste space and shares key takeaways with the YieldWise team and other Foundation staff as relevant.

2. Network Engagement and Communications Support

  • Cultivate relationships with RF’s broad network of stakeholders in the food waste space – e.g., non-profits, other philanthropies, social enterprises, industry associations, etc.
  • Maintain tools to support the ongoing relationship management of key partners and the Foundation’s network in the food loss and waste sector.
  • Develop communications collateral (e.g., newsletters, email updates, blogs) to describe the Foundation’s work, update partners on key accomplishments and trends, and share the Foundation’s perspectives on key issues and opportunities in the space.

 3. Administrative and Operational Support for Food Waste team

  • Support the team with coordinating agenda, scheduling, and preparation for internal and external meetings.
  • Provide project management and logistical support for key events or activities that the Foundation engages in, such as conferences, roundtables, and other convenings.
  • Support effective coordination with internal functional teams, such as Legal and Communications, on questions related to grantmaking, external communications, etc.

Job Requirements
Qualifications

  • Analytical skills to break down complex problems into component parts; comfort pushing through ambiguity.
  • Ability to research, synthesize and integrate disparate pieces of data, analysis, and information.
  • An action-oriented, entrepreneurial person who is a self-starter and can work independently, as well as in teams.
  • Ability to multi-task and experience dynamically setting work priorities among competing needs.
  • Excellent communication skills to convey complex information appropriately to stakeholders with different backgrounds and needs, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively provide and receive feedback.
  • Basic knowledge and broad curiosity about issues that the Foundation seeks to positively impact.
  • An appetite for and sensitivity to working with and in diverse cultures.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an area requiring integrative and analytical thinking (e.g. Management, Social Sciences, economics, statistics).
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in non-profit, food sector, and/or philanthropic environment. Project or work experience in both non-profit and for-profit environments is desirable.
  • Deep knowledge of and experience working on food systems, agriculture, food loss and waste reduction, and/or other food-related issues is strongly preferred.
  • Experience delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and operating within multi-stakeholder environments.
  • International development and/or social sector exposure strongly preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in: MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet search skills, and ability to learn new applications quickly.
  • High proficiency to work, communicate, and write in English is required.

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://careers-rockefellerfoundation.icims.com/jobs/1050/program-coordinator%2c-food-waste/job?mode=view&preview=1&userId=2122&hashed=1732218032&mobile=false&width=743&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240.

Deadline – N/A


12AUG - Analyst, Oxford Analytica - Deadline: 20AUG

Organization Description

Oxford Analytica is a global analysis and advisory firm drawing on a macro expert network to advise clients on strategy and performance in complex markets

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Oxford Analytica, a leading firm of political risk analysts, is seeking an Africa Analyst to join its Oxford-based team delivering authoritative analysis to clients in government, NGOs, multinational corporations and the financial sector. Your remit will be region wide, but your focus will be on developing the firm’s macro risk coverage of West and Southern Africa, providing forward-looking qualitative analysis of the political, security and investment risks flowing from events in the region.

Job Responsibilities

  • shape the firm’s macroeconomic coverage of the region by commissioning, editing and writing analysis for our flagship daily subscription publication, the Daily Brief;
  • manage and develop a network of expert external contributors from the world’s leading universities and research institutions;
  • brief clients in conference calls and in person;
  • represent the firm at external events and with print and broadcast media; and
  • contribute your regional expertise to the firm’s other macro risk products and services.

Job Requirements

  • demonstrable ability to interpret complex developments in an international context for specialist and non-specialist audiences of strategists, policymakers and investors;
  • an academic and working background relating to contemporary Africa with a post-graduate degree in a relevant field;
  • a track record in commissioning, writing and editing macro risk analysis, preferably in the context of daily publishing;
  • an aptitude for writing and editing with speed and accuracy in a fast-paced and collaborative professional working environment;
  • analytical, review, teamwork and organisational skills;
  • verbal and written communications skills in English, including experience in briefing clients, public speaking and talking to the media;
  • a working knowledge of a regional language;
  • a grasp of business, finance and economics as they pertain to geo-politics;
  • comfort with developing strong working relationships with senior scholars and other specialists;
  • high levels of integrity and initiative; and
  • an abiding passion for world affairs.

How to Apply

Please email a letter of introduction, your CV, details of current salary and the status of your right to work in the United Kingdom to:

analysis_recruitment@oxford-analytica.com

Paul Maidment
Director of Analysis

Oxford Analytica Ltd
5 Alfred Street
Oxford OX1 4EH

Deadline – August 20, 2016


03AUG - Program Manager, AIR - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Assessment Program at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a well regarded organization that is growing rapidly. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Program Manager will assist with managing all aspects of state testing projects. They must be able to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment; anticipate problems and come up with creative methods of solving them; develop strong, positive, constructive relationships with clients; coordinate among the various functional teams; and make sure that quality control procedures are adhered to in order to produce high quality assessments within deadline and budget. They must be able to work in an environment where project requirements often change and evolve, and must be comfortable seeking out information and advice, when necessary. They must be able to conceptualize how all the parts of a complex project fit together and what a change to one part will mean for the other parts. Successful candidates will create a proactive culture in which the efficient creation of high quality products is second nature.

Job Responsibilities

• Working with internal staff and subcontractors to develop processes, procedures, and schedules for meeting project deliverables and client needs.
• Working with state clients to ensure that all plans and schedules are viable, that the state understands their roles and deadlines, and that clear lines of communication are established.
• Developing meeting agendas, chairing meetings, and documenting decisions.
• Ensuring that a master schedule is developed and maintained of deadlines and deliverables and making sure that all project staff are aware of the parts of the master schedule that affect them, and are aware of all changes that are made to the schedule.
• Providing information, support, direction, and problem-solving to the clients, as needed, in a manner that provides positive solutions, and if needed, adjusts current processes to improve the delivery, coordination, or quality of the product.
• Managing changes of scope so that all necessary changes to contracts, budgets, and activities, and schedules are in place.
• Making sure that other members of the project team are aware of any changes to the project scope.
• Coordinating among the senior staff members who manage the various project teams (software development, item development, technical, reporting, etc.) and making sure that each team receives what it needs from the other teams.
• Keeping AIR senior management informed of any potential project problems, including issues with a client or another stakeholder and any potential for missed deadlines or budget over-runs.
• Managing subcontractors.
• Monitoring budgets.

Job Requirements

• Minimum education: Masters degree or equivalent.
• Minimum of 4 years of progressively increasing responsibility managing tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment.
• Prior experience using MS Project.
• Experience working in large-scale assessment or a related field, such as publishing or large-scale surveys.
• Experience working with clients.

How to Apply

Potential applicants should send a one page PDF resume and a brief bio about themselves to msteele@air.org 

Deadline – N/A


30JULY - Coordinator - Human Rights Watch - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.

Location – 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor, New York, NY

Job Description
The Program Office of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a Coordinator to provide administrative assistance and support to the team. The Program Office oversees the organization’s research, reporting, and various other work. This position reports to the Deputy Executive Director for Program based in New York and also supports other members of the Program Office in New York and elsewhere.

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing administrative support including scheduling, making travel arrangements, taking minutes at meetings, responding to inquiries, and processing departmental finances;
  • Planning and preparing for events and meetings and conducting follow-up;
  • Coordinating online information sharing and administering existing systems including Program resource pages on HRW’s intranet;
  • Coordinating all logistics in pulling together contributions from 100+ people for the annual World Report each autumn;
  • Implementing the report pipeline tracking system (involving regular weekly communications with all of HRW’s 16 regional and thematic programs);
  • Assisting with preparations and logistics for HRW’s all-staff retreat in NYC;
  • Supporting the logistics for the training sessions and orientation training for programmatic staff;
  • Creating and maintaining extensive filing and archiving systems;
  • Formatting, proofreading, and distributing documents;
  • Assisting with the recruitment, supervision, and mentoring of interns; and
  • Carrying out other duties as required.

Job Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in human rights, international relations, social sciences or a related field is required.
  • 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience is desirable.
  • Prior office/administration experience and exceptional organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail are required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within HRW and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences are required.
  • Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
  • Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally is required.
  • Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions and complete tasks in a timely manner is required.
  • Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills are required; proofreading experience is desirable.
  • Experience with information management and online systems, especially Microsoft SharePoint, is highly desirable.
  • Strong interest in international human rights is preferred.

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://careers-hrw.icims.com/jobs/1210/login?mobile=false&width=990&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240.

Deadline – N/A


11JUL - Outreach Associate, ABA ROLI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in more than 50 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff working abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organizations, including human rights groups. 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

ABA ROLI is seeking an Outreach Associate to support the Director of Outreach in promoting ABA ROLI and its mission to bolster its internal and external audience though the use of appropriate communication channels.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creates, designs, edits, and produces outreach publications and materials.
  • Monitors and updates the ABA ROLI website, creates new web pages, posts new publications such as newsletters, reports, and surveys.
  • Creates graphics and imagery for the web site and updates all relevant program materials.
  • Processes site access data and generates utilization reports and forecasts.
  • Researches opportunities to establish links with other organizations and on-line resources.
  • Edits the HTML newsletter, Rule of Law Initiative Update, collects and edits story submissions, builds web story pages, and, where appropriate, creates hard copy editions of the newsletter.
  • Assists in organizing ABA ROLI events and promotional efforts and collaborates with other ABA ROLI sections and entities to optimize results.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Job Requirements

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Previous work experience in graphic design, media, or publications.
  • At least two years of general office administrative experience.
  • Previous experience with publication, HTML, and other software supporting the production of marketing and/or outreach materials.

Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

How to Apply

https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/abanet/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=11709&esid=az 

Deadline – N/A


10JULY - Community Specialist - World Economic Forum - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The World Economic Forum USA is an independent non-profit organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging constituents in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. 

Incorporated as a non-profit business league (approved §501(c)6 of the IRS code) and based in New York, the World Economic Forum USA is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. It is the North American affiliate of the World Economic Forum, an international institution for public-private cooperation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, under the supervision of the Swiss federal government.

Location – 3 East 54th Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY

Job Description
The Digital Economy and Society team works to help businesses, governments and society navigate technological shifts by providing a trusted global platform that is open and where all stakeholders can collaborate and form community networks. The Community Specialist will actively shape and work on projects and initiatives to unlock the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, particularly the digital transformation of industries and governance systems.

Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to thought leadership and provide project management support on strategy, structure and polices related to newly established networks 
  • Lead research and active engagement of the Future Intelligence platform function, which explores opportunities and tipping points for future transformations
  • Support the work of the Global Future Councils relevant to the Digital Economy and Society Initiative
  • Own responsibility for event management, handling logistics and operations for all meetings in coordination with relevant teams
  • Execute processes for the team to guarantee efficient organization and communication, as well as serve as the key point of contact for internal teams
  • Manage the team’s activities, including meetings, events, calls, write regular team meeting minutes and follow-up on deliverables
  • Direct content and distribution of materials and tools on the Forum website and proprietary TopLink platform to ensure consistent quality of communications with constituents

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business administration, international relations, public policy or a similar field (master’s degree preferred)
  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience, ideally a combination of the private and public sectors
  • Proven interest in digital policy issues, including internet governance, cybersecurity and national digital strategies
  • Ability to thrive in a demanding environment and handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously
  • Responsible, independent and self-driven; demonstrate excellent organizational, project and time management skills, and possess high attention to detail
  • Self-starting and flexible team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply
Please apply online at http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=WEFORUM&cws=1&rid=222.

Deadline – N/A


26JUNE - Program Officer - Concern Worldwide US - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern now has over 3,100 personnel working in 29 countries across the globe.

Concern believes in a world where no one lives in fear; where all have access to a decent standard of living, and the opportunities essential to a long, healthy and creative life. Our mission is to help people living in absolute poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, improvements that are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern.

Concern Worldwide US is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide, with offices in New York and Chicago. Our mission is to support the work of Concern Worldwide by financially supporting programs, providing training and technical support, representing Concern at the UN and with key US donors and facilitating the recruitment of personnel. Concern Worldwide US also engages the US public on international development issues through our Active Global Citizens program.

Location – 355 Lexington Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY

Job Description
Based in New York, the Program Officer is an integral member of the Program Management team and provides grant management to Concern’s growing grant portfolio, including programs funded by USAID/OFDA, PRM, and FFP, as well as by US foundations and corporations. This position will be responsible for a dedicated portfolio of grants which they will support through a high level of grant management, compliance, administration, monitoring and general program support.

The successful candidate will be extremely detail oriented and will have robust collaboration and problem-solving skills. The candidate will ensure that procedures, reporting obligations and general compliance issues are fully met to the highest possible standard.   

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with HQ in Dublin and Concern country teams to ensure that all reporting obligations and general compliance issues are fully met to the highest possible standard.  
  • Assist institutional partnership team to provide reports, content and information as needed.
  • Collaborate with Concern’s finance & program staff to ensure an accurate, timely, efficient and transparent process for the entire grant life cycle. This entails tracking payments, reviewing or producing relevant reports, sub-grant management tracking processes, monitoring, and post-award management.
  • Coordinate with Field teams on all modifications during the life of the award, including cost modifications and no-cost extensions.
  • Liaise with field offices regarding grant administration and organizational policies.
  • Assist the finance staff to complete headquarter and program audits.
  • Facilitate cross-team back-up across the grant management unit to ensure ample coverage when team members are away.
  • Travel to field to monitor programs and provide training as needed.
  • Help manage, maintain and grow existing Government donor relationships,
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the operating context where Concern country programs operate.
  • Ensure descriptions of Concern’s country activities are updated for submission to various internal and external publications.
  • Collaborate on donor briefings, updates and overseas trips as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of changes to donor rules and regulations and become an authoritative source of information for field staff on regulatory questions.

Job Requirements

  • 1-2 years of experience working for an international NGO or donor agency, preferably with overseas experience.
  • Familiarity with the US Government as a donor (USAID, OFDA, PRM, etc.) as well as the private sector. Extremely detail oriented with strong writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; capable to facilitating a diverse range of internal and external relationships.
  • Domestic and International travel to Concern program areas – which includes volatile environments (minimum 10%).
  • Demonstrated high energy and the ability to handle multiple and often competing deadlines.
  • Ability to set and revise policies and procedures while brokering buy-in from all stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated capacity to frame complex situations and present options.
  • Ability to provide guidance to people with a wide range of cultural backgrounds, training and experience.
  • Must have eligibility to work in the U.S.

Desirable:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience with donor portfolio management including grants administration, budgeting and compliance is preferred.
  • An undergraduate degree in International Development, Humanitarian Studies or related discipline is requires.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems (Raisers’ Edge, Donor Perfect).  

How to Apply
Please apply online including a detailed cover letter with salary range expectations (required) and resume at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1337117.

Deadline – N/A


19JUNE - Operations Coordinator - 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 an experienced and dynamic operations coordinator to assist with event planning and administrative tasks. 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.

We are looking for someone with proven event planning experience who is familiar with international development and the private sector. The ideal candidate will have exceptional organizational and project management skills, and eye for detail, and be a personable, proactive and forward thinker open to new challenges in a dynamic working environment.

The role will suit someone that is well-organized, detail oriented, efficient, and enjoys coordinating, leading and delivering high-level events.

The role is based in New York but provides an opportunity to gain experience of education projects and campaigns that are active internationally.

Job Responsibilities
This role will require the candidate to coordinate the development of all aspects of an event from start to finish and be able to execute them under pressure. The candidate will also handle the day-to-day administrative tasks and finances of the organization.

Job Requirements

  • 2+ years of proven event planning experience
  • 2+ years of administrative experience
  • Exceptional organizational skills and excellent eye for detail
  • Experience with both internal and external communications
  • Experience coordinating a small team and delegating tasks
  • Comfortable working with external donors and high-level VIPs
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of international development and/or corporate social responsibility a plus

How to Apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to daniel@gbc-education.org.

Deadline – N/A


12JUNE - Arabic-Fluent Geopolitical Analyst - Ergo - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Ergo is a global intelligence and advisory firm specializing in due diligence, competitive intelligence, and geopolitical analysis in the world’s most challenging geographies. We have unique assets and capabilities across emerging and frontier markets in industries such as oil and gas, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and aerospace and defense. Our clients include leading private equity firms, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, multinational corporations, and law firms.

Work at Ergo is exciting and challenging and offers the opportunity to conduct in-depth analysis, primary research, and consulting on a wide range of issues of interest to international investors and corporations.

Location – 122 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022

Job Description
Ergo seeks seasoned analysts of the very highest caliber to join its New York City office. Candidates with full fluency in Arabic will be prioritized. Recent graduates from top graduate programs with prior work experience are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have full-time work availability and authorization in New York City.

This is a demanding position in which you will work with our research team to understand our clients' questions and then lead the process to discover the answers. This is a great opportunity to rapidly absorb rare insights on compelling issues and build a remarkable skill set performing a range of critical roles and responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Helping leading investment analysts and corporate leaders leverage primary research to make better decisions
  • Interviewing leading subject matter experts from our global network to extract critical insights into client questions
  • Recruiting world-class global subject matter experts into the Ergo network and for participation in Ergo client projects
  • Monitoring and regularly reporting on complex political, economic, and security dynamics in challenging countries
  • Conducting due diligence investigations on companies and individuals through the use of primary and secondary sources
  • Writing, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting complex findings to meet high standards
  • Working closely with Ergo's research and executive teams
  • Interacting with leaders and front-line managers in global policy and industries 

Job Requirements
Ideal candidates will have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis on business and/or international affairs and fluency in Arabic. Previous internship or work experience in media analysis (social and traditional), security policy, consulting, risk analysis, sell-side research, or international business is a plus.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a genuine interest in international affairs and emerging markets. Self-starters with demonstrated passion and drive are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have:

  • A strong academic record
  • Absolute integrity
  • A positive attitude
  • Superior communication and oral/written presentation skills
  • A desire to work hard in a rewarding atmosphere
  • A personal and work history that shows honesty, discipline, initiative, creativity and a very strong intellect
  • A proven capacity to research, write and present complex material
  • The ability to work well with a team
  • Solid facility with Microsoft Office (familiarity with Adobe Design Suite is a plus)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5

How to Apply
Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@ergo.net with “Arabic-Fluent Geopolitical Analyst” in the subject line. 

Deadline – N/A


24MAY - Program Manager, Japan ICU - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Japan ICU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in New York City and an equal opportunity employer. 

Location - NYC

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Director of Communications, the Program Manager will work cross functionally to successfully administer JICUF’s grants, scholarships and programs. The Program Manager will respond to additional responsibilities as they arise.

Job Responsibilities

 GRANTS

  • Lead in the solicitation of grant applications from ICU faculty and students.
  • Review incoming letters of inquiry, invite submission of full proposals to eligible applicants and compile documentation for internal staff review and Grants Committee review.
  • Inform applicants of Grant Committee’s funding decision, and arrange for transfer of grant funding to ICU.
  • Compile reports from grantees on usage of funds and coordinate with the Director of Communications to publicize results.

 SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Conduct research into scholarship best practices.
  • Participate in strategic review of JICUF scholarships.

PROGRAMS

  • Help plan and implement Global Link and Rethinking Peace Studies, JICUF’s two flagship programs.

Job Requirements

We are seeking an upbeat person willing to work within a creative, collaborative and agile team.

  • The applicant must have an undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum of three years of work experience, preferably within a foundation, non-profit organization or university.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, including impeccable writing skills.
  • Should be aware of trends within international higher education and philanthropy.
  • Must have a familiarity with and cultural awareness of Japan.

How to Apply

Apply at http://www.jicuf.org/job-opportunities/

Deadline - N/A


24MAY - Program Manager, CSIS - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The program manager for executive education and AILA is responsible for providing rising leaders with training and learning opportunities in leadership, professional development and global issues. S/he should have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for strengthening talent. The program manager will manage all program components, including training and program development, project management and implementation, partnership-building, budgetary matters, personnel supervision, and external relations. AILA provides internal learning and professional development programs to CSIS interns and young professionals as well as for visiting groups. The program manager also supports Executive Education at CSIS, which is responsible for developing intensive and substantive training programs for outside organizations, including corporate, government, and foreign partners.

Job Responsibilities

 

I. Leadership Training and Professional Development

 

• Develop creative curriculum for and be the face of CSIS’s center-wide Internship Program (e.g. leadership training, skill-building workshops, foreign policy speaker series, hackathons, conferences, etc.)
• Design professional development initiatives and leadership trainings for CSIS young professionals and interns (e.g. management fundamentals, technical skills training, career development workshops, workplace conduct, etc.).
• Build and facilitate learning and development programs and seminars for external groups (e.g. crisis management simulations, multi-day training seminars, creativity in leadership workshops, etc.)
• Oversee existing personal and professional development opportunities for CSIS young professionals, including mentorship programs, journal publications, and community service committee.
• Research and stay up-to-date with best practices for instructional design principles, learning, and development, as well as new technology and trends.
• Monitor and evaluate programming impact.

II. Strategic/Future Planning

 

• Generate and develop innovative ideas for new projects, partnerships, collaborations, events, and speakers.
• Contribute to the development and management of short- and long-term strategic goals and contribute to the development and implementation of overall departmental vision.

 

III. External Partnerships

 

• Communicate regularly and effectively with external partners and funders.
• Develop new partnerships and identify organizations and individuals that are in need of leadership training opportunities.
• Serve as department liaison/main point of contact.

 

IV. Program Management

 

• Foster projects from the ideation stage through planning and implementation phases.
• Communicate across 30+ research and administrative departments center-wide.
• Coordinate and facilitate the execution of program events and projects, including event management and speaker arrangements
• Contribute to external and internal outreach by developing promotional materials and designing strategic communication plans.
• Assist with website maintenance and outreach

 

V. Administrative and Staffing

 

• Manage and oversee day-to-day office operations.
• Manage program and project finances including all project-related budgets, day-to-day expense management, and preparation for internal budget reviews.
• Draft program correspondence, MOUs, and other official agreements.
• Support senior program staff, including through logistics, scheduling, and program communication and collaboration with other CSIS departments and operations.
• Recruit, hire, and manage program interns.

 

Job Requirements

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

 

• Bachelor’s degree in related field.
• 3-4 years of related experience in program/project management, learning and development, educational and instructional design, curriculum design, community management, and facilitating training programs.
• Superior communication skills, good judgment, and ability to anticipate needs.
• Excellent organization, time management, and attention to detail.
• Experience managing complex budgets.
• Ability to work independently, in a team, and closely with a range of individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced environment.
• Comfortable with public speaking.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

 

• Experience with at least one of the following: online learning, management training, change management, design-thinking, human-centered design, innovation and creativity training, personality and behavioral assessments.
• Strong knowledge of US foreign policy and global issues.
• Event management experience and ability to work with high-level VIP audiences.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS:

 

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Performances of duties require the use of hands and fingers to handle or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at http://csis.org/about-us/careers.

Deadline – N/A


14MAY - Due Diligence Investigator, Americas - Credit Suisse- Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Credit Suisse is a leading global private bank and wealth manager with distinctive investment banking capabilities. We take a balanced approach in order to capture the wealth management opportunities in emerging markets, the largest of which is in the Asia Pacific region, while also serving our key developed markets with an emphasis on our home market of Switzerland. Founded in 1856, we have a global reach with operations in over 50 countries and employ 48,200 employees from over 150 different nations.

Location – 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

Job Description
Credit Suisse is seeking a Due Diligence Investigator - Americas PEP/SFC Desk.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct Spanish and English online research using open source and proprietary databases (e.g., Lexis, DDIQ, Pacers, Factiva, etc.) and draft concise analytical reports assessing the money-laundering, financial crime, and political risk associated with the bank’s PEP population
  • Assist with administration and case management-related tasks in support of the regional PEP desk, inclusive of liaising with front office on a regular basis
  • Other investigative tasks as required, including ad hoc investigative requests from Client ID and the front office

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 2-4 years of corporate/business intelligence, investigative due diligence experience in the financial or professional consultancy industries;
  • Ability to conduct due diligence research in Spanish, English and, preferably, Portuguese;
  • Excellent written, analytical, and verbal communication skills in English, with proven ability to communicate complex ideas in concise written form;
  • Solid understanding of financial crime risks associated with PEPs;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in qualitative field (e.g. International Relations; Journalism; Law; Politics; Government; English; History; Criminal Justice; etc.)
  • An expert understanding of online research and desk-based investigative techniques (e.g. Lexis, Factiva, Pacer, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, etc.)

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://www.credit-suisse.com/us/en/careers/experienced-professionals/search-apply.html?ms_iframe_ac=search_result&ms_iframe_id=50980&ms_iframe_src=JB-10249.

Deadline – N/A


08MAY - Account Manager - IRC - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home

Location – 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

Job Description
The IRC’s Institutional Philanthropy & Partnerships (IPP) team raises funds from private foundations, corporate foundations and from business areas including corporate social responsibility, marketing, sponsorship, employee giving and match giving. The IPP team matches institutional funder interests with the IRC’s extensive programs globally.

The Account Manager, Institutional Philanthropy & Partnerships will work with assigned IPP Officer to support the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for a defined portfolio of IRC prospects and donors. This will include collaborating with the Officer on generating and producing written content for funding concept notes, pitches and proposals, as well as donor reports and communication.

The Account Manager will monitor donation budgets, interim and end-of-grant reports, on-going communication and information management for the Officer’s portfolio. The Account Manager will also be responsible for some key support functions of the IPP team, including serving as internal liaison with the Leadership Gifts administration team, with Finance, and manage the IPP team’s communications calendar and event opportunities. The Manager will ensure rigorous use of databases and approvals processes.

This role offers a dynamic growth opportunity for someone eager to advance to front-line fundraising.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with an assigned IPP Officer on executing strategies for institutional donors and prospects within the Officer’s portfolio;
  • Provide communications that support the Officer’s interactions with portfolio donors or prospects, including general and targeted communications, concept notes, proposals, presentations and reports, from drafts through to final line-editing and formatting of finalized material;
  • Prepare and contribute materials, agendas and briefings for external prospect and donor meetings and for internal strategy meetings;
  • With the Officer, monitor and manage expectations and objectives for each institutional funding partner within the portfolio, including budget, evaluation and reporting;
  • Manage information flows between prospects/donors, program staff and IPP officers;
  • Manage and track the internal drafting and approval processes necessary for proposals, reports, and budgets;
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Revenue colleagues and IRC program and support staff globally;
  • Undertake special assignments, as directed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree;
  • Minimum 3 years account/project management experience gained in either a development/ fundraising office, or in a program/”field” context, including substantial writing and editing responsibilities;
  • Exceptional written communications skills and solid verbal presentation skills;
  • Highly developed project management skills with the ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands;
  • Sophisticated understanding of the role of written communications in building and maintaining complex individual and institutional relationships;
  • Ability to identify and create processes necessary to support effective partnerships;
  • Highly computer literate, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as familiarity with CRM databases, including Raiser’s Edge;
  • Ability to respond quickly to changes in short-term work priorities;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data;
  • Commitment to fundraising for international development, human rights, social justice and US immigrant communities.

How to Apply
Please apply online at http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=13736.

Deadline – N/A


04MAY - Research Associate, Center for Nonproliferation Studies - Deadline: n/a

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Organization Description

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) strives to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. CNS at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies is the largest nongovernmental organization in the United States devoted exclusively to research and training on nonproliferation issues.

Location: Washington, DC

Position Description

Under the general direction of a Senior Research Associate in the Washington, DC office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the Research Associate will collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of threat reduction programs. This is a full-time, term-limited staff position, running from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Renewal of position is contingent on funding.

Note: this position does have a specific Arabic emphasis.

Position Roles & Responsibilities

  • Conduct research using internet databases and other sources to collect and analyze data that documents the status of countries regarding the security and security culture surrounding high security-risk nuclear, biological, and chemical materials and facilities.
  • Gather, under the direction of a Senior Research Associate, data about the security culture of nuclear, biological, and chemical facilities in select countries by interviewing individuals who have worked extensively with nuclear, biological, and chemical facilities in select countries.
  • Ensure that all data collected is recorded, coded, and organized in databases that can be queried by category of metric, individual metrics, discipline, and country.
  • Assist in preparing report graphics, prose, and briefings that present the data and analysis on the effectiveness of nuclear, biological, and chemical projects within each country and comparatively across countries, disciplines, and years.
  • Contribution to other research and outreach activities of CNS, as assigned.
  • Assist in preparing grant proposals, quarterly reports, and a large-scale final report.
  • Assist in preparing briefing materials to update project sponsors and other interested parties.
  • Conduct research on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Eligibility & Qualifications

Education

  • M.A. in international policy studies, political science, economics, statistics, or related field or a B.A. with equivalent experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to support the conduct of interviews, including cultural awareness.
  • Foreign language skills, in particular in Arabic, French, and/or Portuguese strongly preferred. 
  • Well-honed analysis and writing skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and formula writing to assist in data coding and ability to use data visualization software is desirable. 
  • Knowledge of surveys, quantitative and/or qualitative methodology preferred.

Experience

  • At least one of the following is required: previous experience working on or researching nonproliferation issues in non-profit organizations or in government, experience with interview-based research, monitoring and evaluation experience, or ability to apply statistical methods to quantitative data.
  • General knowledge of other nonproliferation initiatives (e.g., United Nations Security Council 1540) and nuclear, biological, and chemical arms control and nonproliferation treaties preferred.
  • Experience living and working outside the United States a plus.

Physical Demands

  • The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.
  • Position requires light to moderate physical effort, the ability to travel domestically by plane, a driver’s license suitable for domestic US driving, and the ability to work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.

How to Apply

Apply online; be sure to include all required documents (i.e. cover letter, resume).

Deadline: n/a


23APR – Programme Specialist – World Economic Forum – Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

Location – Geneva, Switzerland

Job Description
The Global Programming Group develops the official agendas of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland and the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in the People’s Republic of China, which gather world leaders from business, politics, the media, civil society and the arts.

As a Programme Specialist you will support the creation of high-level sessions related to global markets, trade, and political economy. Building on a solid understanding of international economics and with a passion for interaction, facilitation and collaboration, you will work closely with a senior programme lead on sessions that are insightful, innovative and inspiring for an audience of high-level decision-makers.

Job Responsibilities

Issue curation: support the curation of economics and finance-related sessions at our global events. This involves tracking and synthesizing developments across these fields and contributing to the Forum’s knowledge management systems.

Expert engagement: support the identification, engagement and preparation of experts for our global meetings. This entails effective communication and coordination in the run-up to the meeting as well as all support during an event.

Production, design and facilitation: meet deadlines and milestones to carry successful programming from design to delivery, including speaker briefings and on-site session management; actively seek opportunities to innovate in session design.

Digital interaction: demonstrate proficiency in the use of digital platforms and social media tools for programme design.

Team collaboration: collaborate across portfolios and support team members across the Global Programming Group.

Job Requirements

• 2-4 years of work experience in a related field

• A master’s degree in business, economics, international relations, political economy or a related field

• Demonstrated ability to identify, evaluate, synthesize and communicate issues related to economics and finance, preferably through work experience at Brussels institutions or consulting

• Deeper understanding of Western Europe and its institutions is considered an asset for this role

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; fluent in English (other languages considered an asset)

• Experience working in live events or environments that facilitate learning would be a plus

• Able to prioritize effectively under pressure and multitask in a time-efficient manner

• Demonstrated service attitude and ability to work in a lateral way, collaborating across portfolios and with people with very different functions and expertise

How to Apply
Please apply online at http://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/apply.jsp;jsessionid=6188C968546FCCE8382E9593662CAC1B?org=WORLD&cws=1&rid=1242.

Deadline – N/A


10APR - Digital Communications Associate - Global Health Corps - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Global Health Corps (GHC) mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC believes young leaders with diverse backgrounds and a deep commitment to collaboration, innovation, and social justice are going to revolutionize how the world tackles its toughest health challenges. We strongly believe our GHC community is the new breed of leaders that the world desperately needs.

Through a competitive recruitment process, we identify daring and innovative university graduates and early- to mid-career professionals from around the world and pair them with amazing partner organizations and government agencies in the US, East Africa (Rwanda and Uganda), and Southern Africa (Malawi and Zambia). Our fellows spend a year in their placement devoting their unstoppable energy to making the world a healthier place for all people, everywhere. Whether they are working with a small grassroots organization like HIPS in Washington, DC to ensure sex workers have access to critical health services, or with the Ministry of Health in Zambia researching patient use of HIV testing and counseling, each fellow plays an essential role in the health equity movement.

Fellows come together five times a year for additional training, community building, leadership development, and mentorship to become audacious, resilient, and highly-networked changemakers. Each one of our fellows has the capacity to change the world – and many already are – and we are grateful to work closely with them to amplify their impact. Since its founding in 2009, GHC has supported nearly 600 fellows working at various levels of the health system, across issue areas and across continents, and our community gets stronger every year.

Location - New York, NY

Job Description
GHC is seeking a super-savvy, speedy, creative, and globally minded communications badass to join our growing global team. The past six years have been full of exciting and rapid growth for GHC and we are in need of digital communications wizardry to help us reach our fullest potential by implementing critical components of our communications strategy and serving as a core member of the communications/advocacy team as we support the growing GHC community in a new era. The Associate will manage GHC’s social media profile across channels, manage our Medium publication, working directly with fellows and alumni to thoughtfully edit and publish their work, help oversee and implement our dynamic branding, deliver killer graphics and creative content, and more. The Associate will report remotely to the Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications based in Los Angeles; working diligently and dynamically on his/her own to deliver badassery while touching base on the reg with your remote but close-knit team – it’s that perfect balance between taking-things-and-running and close collaboration/learning from others.

You will be overseeing the implementation of our social media strategy, including the development, curation, and nearly around-the-clock posting of engaging, thoughtful, and powerful content on our social media channels and online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Medium, and LinkedIn accounts to start… with a combined network power of more than 45,000 globally). GHC launched AMPLIFY, our community publication on Medium in Fall 2015. We’d love for you to help us steer that ship, growing our readership, managing the editing and publication of content, and helping to think through, “what next?”

You will be a whiz on the interwebs, familiar with a smorgasbord of analytic and aggregation platforms from Google and Tweet Deck to WordPress and Medium. You will understand the power of social media and digital presence to reach donors, partners, fellows, alumni, and the wider world, and the huge power it has for us to demonstrate core values and messages, engage audiences, increase visibility, and ultimately achieve to our mission. You will understand why certain content works one place, at one time, but isn’t a fit on another platform at another time. You get the nuances, the considerations, and all the potential, and you wield that like your wizard’s wand.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on the implementation of all facets of GHC’s communications strategy as a core member of the communications/advocacy team, but in particular lead on the following components:
  • AMPLIFY: daily management of GHC’s pioneer Medium publication, working one-on-one with fellows and alumni on the editing and publication of their posts, developing and managing an editorial calendar and calls for submissions, liaising with the Medium team, and spearheading the next phase of our growth strategy to increase readership, engagement, and visibility.
  • Social Media: implementation of social media strategy and daily management of GHC’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts to ensure global, inclusive, engaging, and powerful content and key interactions with donors, partners, community members, and the broader public.
  • Graphics/Design: serve as GHC’s go-to graphics wizard, the protector/ess of GHC’s branding who works to ensure top-notch look/feel of materials and the future of our branding and design.
  • Online: manage GHC’s website front-end, working to revamp, streamline, and update web content as needed; work with GHC’s operations team on website back-end needs.
  • Recruitment: manage key recruitment communications efforts during the new fellow recruitment period, including the design and dissemination of recruitment materials for fellows and alumni, the design of recruitment graphics, the development and implementation of a recruitment social media plan, and additional recruitment communications tasks as needed.
  • Collaborate on building and maintaining internal systems to document the amplitude and impact of GHC’s social media and media clout as well as that of the GHC community.
  • Develop and manage story database to document impact and learning from GHC community members.
  • Support internal communications capacity building for GHC staff, including developing ad hoc materials, trainings, and one-on-one sessions to improve messaging, public speaking and presenting, social media use, and branding.
  • Provide ad hoc communications support and coaching to GHC fellows and alumni.
  • Remain embedded in and attuned to the changing global health and development and innovation/social entrepreneurship landscape in order to identify proactive, creative, and highly effective opportunities for the GHC community.

Job Requirements

  • 2-4 years work experience
  • Bachelor degree required
  • Strong and versatile writer and editor
  • Demonstrated fluency in social media platforms and analytics
  • Impeccable communicator internally and externally, across a range of media
  • Self-directed, proactive problem solver who is comfortable working under time constraints to deliver high-quality work
  • Strong ability to capture and replicate the GHC ‘voice’ across platforms
  • Exceptional drive and passion for our work; mission-driven with a positive attitude
  • Commitment to excellence, precision and detail
  • Desire to model for and mentor fellows and alums, as well as desire to learn/be mentored
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite and other photo/video editing programs
  • Experience with WordPress, Medium, and WizeHive
  • Systems thinker and tech-oriented, able to research and recommend system upgrades over time
  • Experience working cross-culturally
  • Humility, adaptability, empathy
  • Commitment to social justice and passion for global health equity 

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://jobs.lever.co/ghcorps/90ce568b-8bac-4b42-b263-ee85db66ad4c.

Deadline – N/A


09APR - Program Coordinator - Population Council - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of country offices.

Location - One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Job Description
The Program Coordinator manages and coordinates information exchange and acts as quality control for Council forms and program documents to ensure completeness, accuracy and timely approvals for all program staff. Acts as a key liaison between regional/country offices and the Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth (PGY) program in New York. Facilitates interactions with supporting services (e.g., human resources, legal, international support, etc.) on key programmatic transactions that require their input or action. Provides guidance to the regional/country offices in the implementation of various Council program related policies and procedures. Independently troubleshoots and resolves problems as they arise. Provides administrative support to the New York-based PGY Program Director as requested.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as key contact between international offices and the PGY program staff in the US, working with, and referring issues, as necessary, to Program Director, Program Manager, and Program Financial Manager. (10%)
  • Assist program staff with the preparation and submission of Population Council proposals in response to requests for applications/proposals and other mechanisms. Draft technical and supplementary proposal sections as requested. Review and format proposals to conform to donor requirements. (15%)
  • Serve as a key liaison with Principal Investigators (PIs) throughout the PGY program, Program Financial Manager, and staff in the Grants and Contracts unit. Coordinate proposal and report submissions in cooperation with Grants & Contracts. Review donor reports and edit as necessary, facilitate approvals and submission. (10%)
  • Prepare New York-initiated staffing, consultant, and internship requests, receive and provide quality review of field-initiated requests. Ensure requests are complete and required approvals are obtained for a timely submission to Human Resources. Ensure final employment and consultant agreements are signed by the Program Director or designee. (20%)
  • Perform communications functions for PGY such as representing the program on the Website Editorial Board, maintaining publications database, and contributing to Annual Report. (10%)
  • Organize and take part in meetings. Prepare materials and coordinate logistics. Take minutes, write meeting reports and organize follow-up Assist in planning meetings and making travel arrangements for visiting international staff. (10%)
  • Work with Program Manager to effectively communicate program news to staff in international offices, including the development of quarterly newsletters and implementation of bi-annual global staff meetings. (10%)
  • Respond to internal and external requests for information regarding program activities. (5%)
  • Provide administrative support to the New York-based PGY Program Director. (10%)

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, development, international public health or related discipline with at least 3 years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Experience in administration of multi-location organization, preferably including international office locations.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills with keen attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time efficiently, prioritize, multi-task, and respond to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to read and synthesize published articles and grey literature.
  • Excellent English language skills (oral and written). Excellent writing and editing aptitude. Ability to quickly draft correspondence; prepare graphs and other written materials with a sharp attention to detail, appearance and accuracy while utilizing good editorial judgment.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Knowledge of or willingness to learn PowerPoint and Access highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with budgets preferred.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential and high-level matters.
  • Experience in or knowledge of the Council’s regional locations highly desirable. Fluency in a language or languages of the Council’s region(s) a plus.

How to Apply
Please apply online at http://www.popcouncil.org/careers.

Deadline – N/A