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22JAN - Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives - World Economic Forum - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The World Economic Forum LLC is committed to improving the state of the world by engaging industry, government and civil society leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Based in New York and San Francisco, the World Economic Forum LLC is impartial and not tied to any political, partisan or national interests. It is the North American subsidiary of the World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Government.

Job Description
The Forum has placed an emphasis on several System Initiatives for which an acceleration of progress is widely perceived to be contingent upon new or expanded forms of public-private collaboration. The initiative on Long-Term Investing, Infrastructure, and Development aims to identify solutions and build networks that can help narrow the world’s growing infrastructure investment gap. The System Initiative comprises an exclusive network of over 200 partners including fund managers (private equity firms, hedge funds, venture capital funds and impact investors); capital providers (pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and family offices); financial institutions (banks, insurers, asset managers); construction and real estate firms; energy companies; national governments; and global regulators and international financial institutions, including multilateral development banks.

The Community Specialist will help to manage and expand involvement of these actors in infrastructure and development projects at the Forum.  Specifically, he/she will play a leading role in maintaining Forum relationships with the infrastructure community and collaborate with other Forum teams to increase external engagement in the System Initiative.  The Community Specialist will work closely with the Business Engagement team to assist in business development efforts and identify opportunities to expand the networks and scope of infrastructure and development initiatives at the Forum.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with partners engaged in the System Initiative on Long-Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development, including communications and partner participation in projects and events
  • Be a resource to Forum colleagues on the System Initiative, working closely with different Forum offices to integrate their constituents into the System Initiative
  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders from industry, government, academia, international organizations and civil society, in close collaboration with colleagues
  • Participate in business development activities to engage new partners in Forum projects
  • Develop communication and marketing materials that clearly articulate the System Initiative’s value proposition for external constituents, including a newsletter.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with relevant initiatives and organizations external to the World Economic Forum
  • Monitor and summarize issues relating to infrastructure investment globally, working closely with the team to shape Forum events related to System Initiatives and contributing to team knowledge, products and insight reports

Job Requirements

  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience, Master’s degree (MPA/MBA) preferred
  • Experience in the infrastructure and/or investment community
  • Able to articulate the key global issues framing the infrastructure debate
  • Possess a broad intellectual background, have demonstrated leadership capabilities, business success and an interest in global affairs
  • Highly service-oriented and a flexible team player
  • Detail-oriented and experience in working in an environment requiring close internal collaboration.
  • Fluent in English and ideally at least one other language

How to Apply
Please apply online: http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WEFORUM&cws=1&rid=251.

Deadline – N/A


22JAN - Planned Giving Officer - 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 (USF) supports UNICEF's 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.

Job Description
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Planned Giving department is looking to add a new team member who will share its existing passion for UNICEF’s work and commitment to advancing legacy giving in the U.S.  If you are looking for a team of professionals who enjoy their work, are dedicated, and desire to work in a supportive environment then we may be a good fit for you.

Reporting to the Managing Director of Planned Giving, the Planned Giving Officer is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of loyal, annual donors, ages 50 and older, who are not currently assigned to a major gift officer.  The Planned Giving Officer will be responsible for identifying legacy intentions and promoting legacy giving while also stewarding donors who have already included USF in their estate plans.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Solicit and steward existing USF donors in face-to-face meetings; requires travel throughout the U.S.
  • Prepare gift proposals and provide additional information as needed to help secure planned gifts
  • Inform and educate donors about various gift offerings that will address their philanthropic and financial goals while providing support for UNICEF
  • Work with attorneys and financial advisors as needed
  • Input donor contact information into the USF database
  • Secure donor testimonials for use in direct mail, USF web pages and other marketing materials
  • Under take additional special projects as needed

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree (MA or JD) preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, with at least 2 years of planned giving experience
  • Strong knowledge of tax, financial and estate planning issues
  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work remotely with limited daily supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must share a strong commitment to the mission of USF
  • Must have current driver’s license, required insurance, and car available for work as required (will be reimbursed for mileage)
  • Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service

How to Apply
Please apply online: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=UNICEFUSA&cws=1&rid=824.

Deadline – N/A


08JAN - Associate, Human Rights - BSR - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.

BSR partners with many leading international organizations and companies to advance our major priorities focused on women’s empowerment, climate change, and human rights. 

Job Description
Associates are responsible for conducting research and analysis, writing, logistics planning and other support on BSR advisory services for the benefit of BSR members, funders or other clients. This will include participating in business consulting and training work as required. The position is full-time and based in New York and will have a primary focus on business and human rights.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Support project managers in implementing projects with member and other companies, particularly through research, writing and consulting on a range of sustainability issue areas with a focus on human rights. 
  • Conduct primary and secondary research and analysis on sustainability leadership and human rights practices, and emerging issues and trends in a range of industry sectors utilizing a wide range of sources, including web searches, interviews and other methodologies and participates in field work as needed.
  • Support senior colleagues in the development of work plans, schedules and budgets for the delivery of projects. 
  • Contribute to the content and design of working group meetings, training and workshops, and ensure the accuracy of all materials. 
  • Provide assistance on special projects and assignments as requested to help BSR accomplish its mission and goals.

Job Requirements
NOTE:  Only candidates with these specific requirements will be considered: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience), or a Masters degree with a minimum of 3 years experience.
  • Experience working directly with companies on human rights implementation is sought – whether from an NGO, consultancy, government or international institution.   
  • Exceptional research, writing and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to meet stringent deadlines, communicate progress on projects or event planning, and work with managers to coordinate multiple projects concurrently. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, for working with both internal and external clients. 
  • High degree of fluency in English, with fluency in Spanish or French a plus. 
  • Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment. 
  • Willingness to undertake business travel to difficult environments and developing countries
  • High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect and integrity, and a commitment to BSR’s mission.

How to Apply
Please apply online: https://bsr.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=32.

Deadline – N/A


25DEC - Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Trickle Up - Deadline: 09JAN

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Organization Description
Founded in 1979, Trickle Up (TU) empowers people living in extreme poverty to take the first steps out of poverty, providing them with resources to build livelihoods for a better quality of life. TU partners with local agencies to serve marginalized groups including indigenous populations, scheduled castes and particularly vulnerable people within those groups such as women, single mothers, widows and people with disabilities. TU has a strong gender focus and 98% of participants are women.  We are an evidenced based organization that continually measures and analyzes our impact to adapt and improve our programs.

TU's core capacities are rooted in the CGAP/Ford Foundation “Graduation Approach,” a proven global initiative that links elements of safety nets, microfinance and livelihood programming in a carefully sequenced intervention. Graduation components include livelihood and household management training, regular household coaching, the use of cash transfers to jump-start or expand livelihood activities, savings group formation for financial inclusion and building social capital, and partnerships to increase access to information and public services.

TU leverages this expertise to equip governments and other large institutions to design and implement effective livelihood programs for people living in extreme poverty. Our partners include the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with whom we have established the first-ever Graduation pilots working with displaced populations, and two state government agencies in India, with whom TU is working to integrate the Graduation approach into social protection programs to effective reach and benefit ultrapoor populations. TU also has established or planned government partnerships in Paraguay, Nicaragua, Burkina Faso and Mexico.

Trickle Up is headquartered in New York City, with regional offices in India, Guatemala and Burkina Faso. Visit www.trickleup.org for more information.

Job Description
Under the supervision of the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (ME&R) and in close collaboration with regional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff, the Senior M&E Officer will lead the development and improvement of Trickle Up’s internal monitoring and evaluation systems, including migration to a fully digital system, to promote program quality, learning and accountability. S/he will work closely with program staff to identify learning objectives; design, test, implement, and assess data collection methods; and analyze and document outcomes to meet the needs of a variety of stakeholders, including government partners, in support of TU’s scale and impact strategies. S/he will also coordinate efforts to promote cross-regional learning and collaboration across TU’s global M&E team, and will collaborate with the Director of ME&R on external research partnerships and on drawing lessons from the larger community of Graduation practitioners.

Location – 104 W 27th Street 12th floor, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
Systems Management

  • Lead the development, strengthening and implementation of M&E systems to support M&E strategy and promote program quality and organizational learning.
  • Ensure M&E systems, including performance target and Graduation criteria, support and inform our regional strategies for scale and strategic partnerships, and lead in the development of priority learning documents.
  • Lead the strengthening and communication of minimum standards for TU's M&E systems, including quality control and analysis processes. Research, compile and share best practices. Assess need for, design and facilitate provision of training for staff and partners, as needed. Lead in identifying and developing M&E capacity-building opportunities for staff, as appropriate.
  • Monitor and analyze M&E-related practices and outcomes of regional programs and M&E-related content of grants against agreed standards and operational plans; troubleshoot and advise on corrective actions to relevant field staff, program Directors and VPP, with support from Director of ME&R.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a global digital M&E system, including mobile data collection and a centralized database.

Learning & Knowledge Management

  • Promote a culture of continual learning and performance management within Trickle Up and with partners, including a culture of transparency and willingness to discuss both failures and successes.
  • Develop appropriate knowledge gathering and management methods and tools related to M&E and program learning, and train partner institutions and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Stay informed about research and trends in program areas to inform TU’s strategy accordingly.
  • Track advancements in measurement, learning and evaluation to inform TU’s M&E system.
  • Network with other non-profits to find areas of collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Support

  • Support Director of ME&R in the development of TU’s vision and strategy for M&E that informs Trickle Up’s Definitions of Success, aligns with TU’s strategic objectives and priorities, and reflects TU’s vision, mission and values. Ensure M&E systems support and inform M&E strategies.
  • Support and promote the integration, design and implementation of learning agendas within program initiatives, regional strategies, and project plans.
  • Support the on-boarding and training of new M&E staff in the regional offices.
  • Provide ongoing support to field and HQ staff in the implementation of M&E systems, research, quality control and analysis, including acting as a resource person when required.
  • Support field staff in set-up of systems for the collation and analysis of program data at the participant, savings group, partner organization and country levels.
  • Contribute to program design by drawing on program evidence and learning across all TU regions and from evidence from other organizations.

Representation

  • Represent TU with peer organizations and at conferences and other events on M&E and research-related matters, where appropriate. Support the dissemination of program learning and best practices through publications and participation in conferences and networks in collaboration with the Director of ME&R.

HR/Admin

  • Recruit and manage volunteers, interns, consultants, and translators.
  • Oversee M&E work of other HQ program staff and interns as needed. Work collaboratively with external researchers as needed.
  • Promote a cross-regional team culture of M&E staff to promote collaboration and mutual learning.
  • Support the development and management of M&E related budgets.

Fundraising/Communications

  • Strategize with development staff and initiative leaders on how best to utilize M&E for fundraising and scale strategies; support in the identification and development of priority outcome and learning documents to support fundraising efforts.
  • Contribute to and review proposals, reports and communications materials to ensure M&E is an integral component of new programs/proposals and aligns with M&E findings and systems.
  • Help maintain key donor and research relationships; develop and present M&E summaries for staff, donors, partners and board, where appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the Program Development team, identify potential donors to fund research and evaluation; work closely with Director ME&R to prepare proposals.
  • Support the Communications team by providing data for TU’s website and other publications on behalf of the M&E team, and contribute to the organizational communication strategy.

Job Requirements
Education

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, international development, evaluation or other related fields.
  • Recognized qualification in research methods, especially quantitative data analysis.

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of proven work experience designing and implementing monitoring, learning and evaluation work.
  • At least 5 years of experience related to international development.
  • Experience and demonstrated interest in sustainable livelihoods, economic strengthening, and economic development for vulnerable populations.
  • Experience with digital data collection and management tools, including dashboards to facilitate use and analysis of data in real time by field staff and program managers.
  • Demonstrable experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and in participatory methods; Experience with experimental impact evaluations preferred.
  • Expertise with quantitative analytical packages essential (SPSS, STATA or equivalent); Experience with qualitative analytical packages
  • Experience working with cross-cultural teams.
  • Prior experience working in developing countries highly preferred, particularly in rural areas.

Knowledge and skills

  • Strong conceptual, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to present complex data as simple, understandable information
  • Excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills in English and working knowledge of French or Spanish
  • Strong training skills

Behavioral competencies

  • Self-starter with strong initiative
  • Effective as a team player, and promoting collaboration across teams
  • Highly organized
  • Proactive, creative problem-solver
  • Flexible and goal oriented
  • Responsible, dedicated, independent worker
  • Proven ability to meet targets and deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Willingness and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities

Other requirements

  • Willingness to travel for periods of 2-3 weeks, approximately 3-4 times a year, including to remote locations with limited amenities.

How to Apply
To be considered, please apply online: https://trickleup.org/careers/#https://trickleup.org/careers/#op-155940-senior-monitoring-and-evaluation-officer; and follow the instructions to upload your cover letter and resume. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until January 9, 2017. We are sorry we are unable to entertain phone calls related to this posting.

Deadline – January 9, 2017


06DEC - Senior Communications Officer - Action Against Hunger - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With more than 35 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in over 45 countries. 

Our 6,500+ professionals work to carry out innovative programs in nutrition, food security & livelihoods, and water, sanitation, & hygiene. Action Against Hunger's humanitarian programs directly assist over seven million people each year, along with countless others, through capacity building programs in collaboration with government ministries. Committed to principled humanitarian action, Action Against Hunger restores dignity, self-sufficiency, and independence to vulnerable populations around the world.

Job Description
You'll contribute to ending world hunger by...

being responsible for researching, writing, and editing a broad range of communications assets; developing stories from concept through publication; producing collateral to support corporate partnerships and fundraising initiatives; and managing web content and social media. The ideal candidate works respectfully and diplomatically with diverse teams, is high energy and thrives under pressure, brings creativity and a sense of humor to work every day, and believes strongly in our mission.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Under supervision of Head of Communications, serving as primary writer and content producer
  • Under supervision of and in collaboration with Head of Communications, serving as project manager for key digital and print communications
  • Producing a range of communications assets, presentations, and marketing collateral to support external relations strategy
  • Drafting op ed pieces, speeches, video scripts, talking points, fact sheets, press releases, and other material to support “issue positioning,” thought leadership, and media relations
  • Managing, producing, and curating content for Action Against Hunger website (excluding fundraising platforms and features)
  • Managing social media; producing and curating content for social media platforms
  • Managing editorial calendar across print and digital channels
  • Collaborating with digital and direct marketing team, partnerships team, events team, and major donors team on special campaigns and initiatives
  • Supporting special projects (media outreach, campaigns, brand management, etc.) as needed
  • Providing general writing and editorial support to field teams, senior management team, and other internal stakeholders as needed

Job Requirements
You're a communication expert

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related discipline.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years in communications or public relations, or some combination as a journalist and PR/communications practitioner, preferably with an international NGO or nonprofit.
  • You have strong knowledge of international development and humanitarian work.

You’re able to produce exceptional written materials 

  • You have exceptional skills in professional writing, editing, story development.
  • You have strong experience conceiving web features (multimedia) and writing and optimizing web content.
  • You have experience producing communications tailored to a range of different target audiences. You have also demonstrated experience managing overall editorial calendar and ensuring all communications adhere to brand guidelines and editorial standards.

You have experience managing different tools and systems to support communication’s activities

  • You have competency in PhotoShop, Google Analytics, and social media management tools such as Hootsuite and/or Buffer, TweetDeck.
  • You are familiar with web content management systems such as Drupal and WordPress.
  • You have experience with media monitoring/targeting tools such as Cision and/or Meltwater.

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://careers.actionagainsthunger.org/index.php/positions/view/454.

Deadline – N/A


27NOV - Development Manager - National Committee on U.S.-China Relations - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The National Committee on United States-China Relations is a nonprofit educational organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States between citizens of both countries. The Committee's continuity of experience and depth of associations with senior officials and distinguished citizens of China and the United States make it a unique national resource. Established in 1966 by a broad coalition of scholars and civic, religious, and business leaders, the Committee was founded in the belief that vigorous debate of China policy among Americans was essential and that balanced public education could clarify U.S. interests and strengthen our foreign policy. Similarly, the founders believed that over time dialogue with Chinese citizens would enhance mutual understanding, a basic requirement for stable and productive relations.

Over the decades, the Committee's basic purposes have not changed, although programs have been developed in response to shifting needs and opportunities. The Committee focuses its exchange, educational, and policy programs on international relations, economic development and management, governance and legal affairs, environmental and other global concerns, mass communication, and education administration — addressing these issues with respect to mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Committee's programs draw strength from its members, who now number more than 750 Americans from all parts of the country and nearly 85 corporations and professional firms. They represent many viewpoints, but share the belief that increased public knowledge of China and U.S.-China relations requires ongoing public education, face-to-face contact and forthright exchange of ideas.

Job Description
The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations has a position open for a development manager. The prospective candidate will play a vital role in the success of all fundraising initiatives. S/he should be an experienced, energetic team player, and self-starter.  Excellent project-management and communication skills, ability to multi-task, as well previous experience with event-planning required. Fundraising database experience a must.

Location – 6 East 43rd Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Build relationships, cultivate & solicit corporate sponsors and major donors (establish and meet monthly fundraising goals) and steward gifts.
  • Daily campaign activities:  Work closely with Senior Director on donor strategy and project proposals, maintain cultivation lists for all upcoming public & private programs, special events and VIP opportunities, create and send gift acknowledgements.
  • Manage public and fundraising event logistics from soup to nuts (secure venue, vendor management, venue relations, fundraising, sponsor relations, create and execute staffing plan, etc.)
  • Manage new corporate member intake, maintain corporate member lists and materials/monthly emails and weekly invitations.
  • Daily use of Salesforce CRM database: maintain all tracking systems for current and prospective donors; create and distribute reports of gifts, activities, contact lists; write and send donor acknowledgments.
  • Maintain and process member and non-member contributions and create acknowledgement letters for all donors.
  • Work with program officers to maintain balance between the goals of the program and sponsor expectations.

Job Requirements
Position Requirements:  Bachelor's Degree, relevant coursework and/or professional training.

Years of Development Experience:  5 years minimum, longer preferred.

Skills or Related Knowledge:  Directly-related development work including major gifts, sales, fundraiser and event execution, capital campaigns, progressively responsible experience within an organization, strong relationship-management skills, superior communication and interpersonal skills.  Degree or coursework in a China-related field, and ability to speak Chinese preferred.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and current resume to applications@ncuscr.org with "Development Manager" and your full name in the subject line.

Deadline – N/A


05NOV - Associate, INTA - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is the global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce.

Location – NYC

Job Description

Develops and implements government relations strategies for Africa and the Middle East, working with senior management, relevant INTA departments, representative offices, committees, government and international agencies, and other IP-related organizations. Responsible for special projects and project management including researching and preparing issue reports, and designing and managing databases, policy advocacy research surveys and other assigned studies.

Job Responsibilities

Africa and the Middle East:

  • Makes recommendations and participates in the development of Association policies and positions on trademark-related issues in Africa and the Middle East.
  • Reviews and analyzes proposed legislation and regulations that may be of interest to the Association and refers such matters to the appropriate committees and/or subcommittees for consideration.
  • Serves as liaison for assigned committees.
  • Researches and drafts position papers, testimony, reports, and correspondence that relate to assigned topics.
  • Contacts national and international agencies for information on schedules, status of various pieces of legislative measures and proposed rules, contacts, etc.
  • Identifies and develops government relations opportunities for the Association.
  • Acts as Association liaison with private sector interest with similar goals on local, national and international levels.
  • Responds to routine and substantive inquiries from members of the Association and the public concerning assigned topics.
  • Drafts articles for the INTA web site and INTA Bulletin concerning assigned topics.  Also consults with web site and INTA Bulletin editors on placement of stories on assigned topics that are written by Association members.
  • Assists the Education and Legal Resources departments in identifying topics and speakers/contributors regarding assigned issues for publications, roundtables, forums and programs.
  • Works with the Associations representative offices to serve as the Association’s liaison with legislators and government executive agencies.
  • Works with the Marketing & Communications staff to develop a consistent public relations campaign regarding assigned issues.

 

Special Projects:

 

  • Coordinates and participates in the development, information collection, quality assurance and  maintenance of databases and reports regarding Advocacy Group (AG) committee projects, including:
    • the AG committee record system;
    • the Trademark Office Benchmark Database;
    • the INTA Policy Inventory Database; and
    • Content updates for website pages such as the Topic Portal and Advocacy.

 

  • Performs special projects such as monitoring, researching and reporting on issues, INTA statement/comment quality review and committee survey projects.

 

  • Coordinates and participates in meetings involving government delegations to INTA’s office and during the Annual and Leadership Meetings.

 

  • Serves as the key person in the External Relations Department for various staff-wide projects/activities relating to association and information management systems, communication technology, committee selection, Annual and Leadership Meeting scheduling and logistics.

 

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

 

Achieving annual personal objectives and meeting criteria contained in Employee Evaluation process which includes: service orientation both internal to staff and external to members/public; reliability/dependability/work habits; job knowledge; quality of work; productivity/quantity of work; planning and organization; judgment; initiative; leadership; and problem-solving/decision making.

Job Requirements

 

  • Advanced degree in related area, e.g. international studies.
  • Minimum five-years directly related work experience.
  • Skills or Related Knowledge:
    • Knowledge of government processes and procedures.
    • Interpersonal and persuasive skills.
    • Writing, editing, research and oral communications skills.
    • Networking and resource access skills.
    • Computer literacy in word processing, presentation and database software.
    • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Analytical, research and problem solving skills.
    • Fluency in French and/or Arabic; Portuguese a plus.

 

How to Apply

All applicants must include a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Applicants must send email to jobapplicant@inta.org and must use Associate, External Relations – Africa/Middle East and Special Projects in the subject line.

Deadline – N/A

 


23OCT - Communications Officer - Women’s Refugee Commission - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Women's Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. Since our founding in 1989, we have been a leading expert on the needs of refugee women and children, and the policies that can protect and empower them. 

Job Description
In collaboration with the Director of External Communications and other members of the communication team, s/he will develop and implement WRC’s overall online strategy with the end goal of establishing WRC’s brand/voice and strengthening our digital footprint and presence.

Location - 15 West 37th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage email communications including designing layout, testing/monitoring performance, maintaining lists, etc.
  • Experience sourcing and managing content development and digital publishing/CMS.
  • Strong eye for design and visual language, understands the importance of visual communications given the at-times sensitive nature of issues that WRC engages in.
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
  • Exceptional writing/copywriting and language skills. Ability to turn complex/academic/technical language into soundbites.
  • Is a team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary (i.e. content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management).
  • Maintains a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research and Google Analytics.
  • Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional forms of communications/marketing.
  • Possesses great ability to identify potential negative or crisis situation and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues.
  • Manage consultants and vendors as needed in the development and creation of content
  • Develop content strategy/calendar.
  • Monitor trends in website, social media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in digital media, communications, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years demonstrated successful experience in digital communications.
  • Proven experience with all the major social media platforms, social media reporting, analytics, content aggregation, content creation and scheduling tools.
  • Expertise with Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Google Analytics and other search engines, content management systems (CMS), including Joomla and Drupal.
  • Strong understanding of analytical tools and ability to report on metrics.
  • A full understanding of social media marketing best practices, with up-to-date knowledge of latest trends and thinking.
  • Outstanding communications skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to grasp and communicate substantive WRC policies and programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to conduct and coordinate multiple tasks under pressure to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary (ie: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management).
  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of WRC.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: WRCJobs@wrcommission.org.

Deadline N/A


21OCT - Government Policy and Partnerships Analyst, One Acre Fund - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

African governments have the most presence in rural communities of any entity. One Acre Fund has partnerships with three African governments and is seeking to grow these efforts and establish new partnerships to increase yields for farm families. 

Our Government Services Unit does not simply write reports and drop them off at government offices - we work closely with national, regional, and local officials to improve the design of services provided by the government and to work side by side with the government in the field to ensure high quality implementation.

Location – Burundi

Job Description

Working closely with our External Relations Lead, the Government, Policy and Partnerships Analyst will manage and improve national government relationships while supporting One Acre Fund's policy and partnerships work in Bujumbura.

Job Responsibilities

Government Relations

  • Manage existing key government relationships and create new contacts at the national and regional levels.
  • Participate in meetings organized at the national level (Food security meeting organized by FAO, agricultural joint sector meeting, etc).
  • Be a point of contact between the organization and external stakeholders.
  • Manage all licenses and permits and advise the organization on current and future laws and regulations.

Policy

  • Conduct research and analyze policy issues affecting the agricultural sector in Burundi.
  • Draft policy analysis and represent One Acre Fund in various meeting to strategically align our organization among other policy stakeholders.
  • Identify policy allies and create a plan to engage with them.
  • Review and implement projects from the long term policy plan for the Burundi program.
  • Manage communications around policy and partnership work with external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate Field Operations work in identifying issues and advocating for a change in legislation at the National level.

Partnerships

  • Design and implement partnerships projects that could be impactful for farmers, including research in the agricultural sector/seed sector to identify new partnership opportunities.
  • Actively participate in activities organized by the coalition of NGOs working in the seed sector.
  • Strengthen our relationships with key research institutions and identify common goals.
  • Manage donor relations and create mapping of all stakeholders funding the agriculture sector.
  • Support other departments engaging directly with the government on special projects.

 

Job Requirements

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3+ years of work experience, top international qualifications, and a demonstrated long-term career interest in international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences: Examples include a high-level professional work experience, or a successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program, leading a conference, starting a business etc.).
  • Relationship-building and communications skills: We are looking for someone who is able to strike an appropriate balance between humility and confidence, speak intelligently about our program, and systematically manage relationships.
  • Experience working with the public sector: This might include government institutions, research bodies or other public bodies with a focus on agriculture and rural development in Africa.
  • Experience and interest in international development work: Ideally a minimum of one full year in a field-based role in East Africa.
  • Ability to operate autonomously and be a self-starter: A highly organized and disciplined, solution-oriented and creative individual is required as this role mostly involves remote working.
  • Languages: Fluent in French. Professional competency in English. Kirundi speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.

East Africans and Burundian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.oneacrefund.org/

Deadline – N/A


21OCT - Government Services Associate/Manager, One Acre Fund - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

African governments have the most presence in rural communities of any entity. One Acre Fund has partnerships with three African governments and is seeking to grow these efforts and establish new partnerships to increase yields for farm families. 

Our Government Services Unit does not simply write reports and drop them off at government offices - we work closely with national, regional, and local officials to improve the design of services provided by the government and to work side by side with the government in the field to ensure high quality implementation.

Location – Kigali, Rwanda

Job Description

We are seeking exceptional individuals to join this early-stage team, manage region-wide or nationwide products and services, and for top performers, become leaders of this team as we rapidly expand this work to support more farmers in new markets.

Job Responsibilities

This person will:

  • Lead Field Implementation for Region or Country Scale Service with Government Partners. We are working with government across the continent, generating significant impact at the farmer level for hundreds of thousands of households. Example projects include:
    • Redesign and Revamp National Model Farmer Program – there are hundreds of thousands of model farmers throughout SSA, often with a presence in every village. There are substantial opportunities to improve trainings, introduce basic educational materials, and enhance strategies employed in the field. We are working with African governments to improve model farmers systems, already reaching over half a million farmers to increase harvests each season.
    • Enhance Farmer Education and Extension Agent Field Strategies – government employ tens of thousands of qualified extension agents with nationwide coverage in many markets. Despite this impressive coverage, many farmers continue to lack basic agricultural information and produce meager harvest each season. We are working with African governments to update the information which the extension system is disseminating to farmers, improve the delivery of this information at the village level, and promote adoption of best agricultural practices.
    • Design and Field Execution of Subsidies and Input Distribution Services – governments are the biggest distributors of essential agricultural inputs in most countries. We are partnering with several governments to distribute a third of all inputs in these countries. We are also improving subsidy programs and other distribution systems to improve access and adoption of these critical resources at the village level.
  • Manage Key Government Relationships – develop and manage relationships with Ministry level officials and other important government officials at the national and regional level.
  • Develop Strategies and Push Innovation – design trials to test ideas to improve services for farmers. For products and services which prove to be impactful for farmers, we will scale these efforts to regional and national levels.
  • Build a Team – hire, develop, and lead a team to effectively execute in the field.

 

Job Requirements

We are seeking 5+ years of work experience and a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Demonstrated passion for cultivating relationships with public and private sector actors.
  • Experience developing innovative ideas and opportunities. We are seeking and entrepreneur at heart.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA on your resume)
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Language: English required

Sponsor International Candidates 

No, candidates must have existing work authorization in Rwanda.

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.oneacrefund.org/

Deadline – N/A


20OCT - Program Manager/Associate (Ethiopia), One Acre Fund - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

African governments have the most presence in rural communities of any entity. One Acre Fund has partnerships with three African governments and is seeking to grow these efforts and establish new partnerships to increase yields for farm families. Our Government Services Unit does not simply write reports and drop them off at government offices - we work closely with national, regional, and local officials to improve the design of services provided by the government and to work side by side with the government in the field to ensure high quality implementation.

In Ethiopia, the Government employs tens of thousands of qualified extension agents with nationwide coverage in many markets. We are working with the Ethiopian government to update the information which the extension system is disseminating to farmers, improve the delivery of this information at the village level, and promote adoption of best agricultural practices to significantly increase yields for farm families. Our current partnership with the extension system affects over 150,000 teff farm families in Amhara Region, and operations involve over 700 extension agents and 7000 model farmers. We are also trialing larger innovations with the extension system, from designing and manufacturing simple handheld tools to improve planting practices to use of new technologies such as video and mobile to get the right information into farmer’s hands.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join this early-stage team and manage the field operations of this program to enhance farmer education and extension agent field strategies. In addition to ensuring impeccable implementation, you will oversee program planning, expansion, refinement and content creation while building a world-class team.

Job Responsibilities

Key responsibilities and skills will include:

  • Manage Program Execution: You’ll lead the team that is ultimately responsible for the timely implementation of our unique program that fights poverty and hunger on a daily basis. You exemplify our belief in putting Farmers First by determining and implementing methods to deliver on plans and keep our program growing in scale and impact from season to season. You’ll systematically review what works and what doesn’t, and you'll integrate this knowledge into a continually improving program. This will include contributing to developing our overall growth strategy and adjusting the design of operations to maximize our impact.
  • Manage Key Relationships: You will lead staff who are responsible for managing relationships with local government partners. You’ll work through strategy and messaging with them on a regular basis so that the program can grow in impact and scale. Your team will also be responsible for updating key officials.
  • Lead Content Creation: Your team will develop and improve essential content for the extension system, from simple pictorial guides for farmers to training guides for extension staff, to drive behavior change and maximize our impact in the field.
  • Team Leadership and Staff Development: You’re passionate about people development. To scale this operation, you will need to build a team of top national team members. You’ll plan and oversee teambuilding, ensure accountability, and find creative ways to inspire and unite a large team. You’ll establish and cultivate strong relationships to ensure that all staff on the Field Operations team can maximize their career performance and job satisfaction as part of the One Acre Fund family. You’ll epitomize One Acre Fund’s value of being a family of leaders by developing and maintaining processes ensuring that everyone is continually mentored, challenged, and supported by the organization.
  • Innovation Strategy: You dream big – you’ll be creating and supporting ideas that will help One Acre Fund reach its goal of serving 1 million farmers by 2020. Among other things, this will entail providing regular feedback on trial ideas and practical support to our innovation team as they work to integrate new products and new program design ideas into our core program.

Job Requirements

We are seeking candidates with 3-5+ years of work experience and a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • A proven passion for developing the skills and leadership capacity of others.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and the deliverables of others.
  • Top-performing academic background (include GPA on your resume)
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Language: English required

East Africans strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.oneacrefund.org

Deadline – N/A