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24SEPT - Manager, Government Relations - Rainforest Alliance - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. With headquarters in New York City, and offices worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers.

Job Description
Reporting to the Director, Institutional Relations (IR) and working as part of an international team of fundraising professionals, the Manager, Government Relations will be charged with growing relationships and securing funding from multilateral and bilateral agencies with a focus on domestic sources including USAID and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, as well as multilaterals such as the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Green Climate Fund. S/he will manage a distinct donor portfolio with the goal of meeting short-term revenue targets and adding to the long-term pipeline of government funding for future years. S/he will also supervise staff on the IR team who may be based in a different geography. This position plays a key role in building relationships with donor agencies, partners and contractors and works closely with senior program staff, field staff, and Rainforest Alliance’s Finance team to develop high quality proposals and reports. 

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee budgeting of domestic government projections and ensure that IR team meets these annual goals;
  • Help advance and implement strategy to win bilateral and multilateral funding with specific fundraising targets identified for the short and long term;
  • Engage regularly with contacts at key donor and partner agencies to stay apprised of bilateral and multilateral funding programs and opportunities in the areas of international development, poverty alleviation and environmental conservation;
  • Write, adapt and edit proposals and concept papers for international field projects and programs;
  • Carefully manage all funders and prospects in his/her portfolio, tracking budgetary projections for each within donor database;
  • Work closely with colleagues on the institutional relations team who are based in New York City, Washington D.C., the Netherlands, and London to coordinate on larger fundraising strategies and ensure complementary actions; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree a plus;
  • Minimum of 7 years experience of program development/government fundraising with proven track record of securing six and seven figure gifts from bi-lateral and multilateral agencies;
  • Significant experience working with USAID and GEF;
  • Strong budgeting and people management skills;
  • Experience in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, work environment – preferably within a global organization;
  • High degree of organizational skill, including the ability to manage multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as be an effective team member;
  • Spanish language fluency strongly preferred;
  • Experience with/knowledge of conservation and/or community development issues preferred; 
  • Must be a strong writer that is detail oriented, resourceful, and able to work under tight deadlines;
  • High degree of skill in using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required; and
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred.

How to Apply
Please apply online: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/careers/manager-government-relations.

Deadline – N/A


04JUNE - International Financial/Economic Senior Associate - Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works within the Federal Reserve System and with other public and private sector institutions to foster the safety, soundness and vitality of our economic and financial systems. Some of its most critical functions include the implementation of monetary policy, supervision and regulation of depository institutions, international operations and financial services.

The New York Fed oversees the Second Federal Reserve District, which includes New York State, the 12 northern counties of New Jersey, Fairfield County in Connecticut, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Though we serve the public interest in a geographically small area, the New York Fed is the largest Reserve Bank in terms of assets and volume of activity. We accomplish this with talented and innovative people working within a collaborative and inclusive culture.

Job Description
The International Affairs & Strategy function in the Executive Office is responsible for strategically strengthening the Bank’s international relationships to generate insights about the global economic and financial environment, enable collaboration on issues of mutual interest, and facilitate the execution of the Bank’s international responsibilities.

Department Overview: The Country Risk Department in the International Affairs and Strategy function is responsible for:

  • Providing a country risk framework and analysis on country developments and regional trends in support of the Bank’s international operational and policy activities and external engagement;
  • Developing working relationships with global central banks and governments, US government entities and private sector institutions;
  • Ensuring that insights from international engagements are effectively disseminated within the Bank;
  • Facilitating standing and ad-hoc cross-Bank teams to promote information sharing and analytical collaboration on international work.

Analyze country and regional financial and economic fundamentals, political developments and associated policy issues in order to inform and support Federal Reserve international policy and operating decisions and external engagement. 

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyze macroeconomic fundamentals including the evolution of the real economy, balance of payments, and fiscal accounts; and monetary, fiscal and external sector policy frameworks;
  • Analyze financial sector trends, credit conditions and systemic risks;
  • Analyze country political and regional geo-political developments and associated policy issues;
  • Provide analytical and external engagement support for international policy and operational business lines; 
  • Evaluate country and transfer risk for countries with large US bank exposures;
  • Facilitate cross-Bank teams to address topical international analytical issues and support external engagement;
  • Participate in Bank and System efforts to evaluate international financial, economic, and market trends and policy issues via written analysis and oral briefings;
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with US government agencies, foreign central banks and public sector entities and international financial institutions;
  • Travel to portfolio countries and participate in, and provide analysis in support of, senior management engagement, including coordination and preparation of briefing materials and trip readouts.

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree in business, finance, economics, or public policy including training in international economics and finance, and approximately five to seven years of relevant experience;
  • Ability to obtain US security clearance that includes verification of U.S. Citizenship;
  • Familiarity with country risk analysis and background providing macroeconomic, financial sector, and political analysis for senior level executives;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to draw on relevant in-house and external expertise, assimilate new information quickly, understand complex topics, and develop sound conclusions in a timely manner;
  • Experience working in a team environment where collaboration across functions/stakeholders was essential for success;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to concisely synthesize key views and high-level takeaways for a senior audience;
  • Effective interpersonal and diplomatic skills including the ability to develop and maintain a broad range of internal and external contact networks;
  • Strong project and team management skills, including good judgment, influencing and problem solving capabilities, excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously;
  • Proven ability to manage and quickly synthesize quantitative data from diverse sources to draw inferences and support analytical conclusions;
  • Foreign language skills and regional expertise strongly preferred.

How to Apply
Please apply online: https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/02b_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=250590&src=JB-10080.

Deadline – N/A

 


02JUN - Senior Program Officer, International Association of Women Judges - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) is a non-profit, non-government organization of more than 4,600 members at all judicial levels in more than 75 countries. Founded in 1991, the IAWJ unites women judges from diverse legal-judicial systems who share a commitment to equal justice and the rule of law. Through pioneering judicial education programs and worldwide collaboration, the IAWJ is working to advance human rights, eliminate discrimination on the basis of gender and make courts accessible to all.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The IAWJ is seeking a highly motivated senior member to join our team as Senior Program Officer. The Senior Program Officer will direct, manage and coordinate the implementation of a portfolio of projects assigned to her/him, including proposal writing, project start-up, field assessment and design, workplan development, recruitment/hiring/overseeing staff and experts on the project, budget development and budget tracking, contracting with vendors, reporting, partner and donor relations, and fundraising. S/he will report directly to and work closely with the Executive Director of the IAWJ on all aspects of the program.

Job Responsibilities

The IAWJ Senior Program Officer will provide program management and coordination for IAWJ projects. The responsibilities include:

  • Manage and grow a team of project officers, project associates, IAWJ members, and external experts/trainers to work in concert on IAWJ programs and initiatives.
  • Design annual program strategy and plan of action, including fundraising strategy, for programs (to include existing projects and proposed fundraising priorities)
  • Identify donors, design funding concepts, draft proposals, and help in the negotiation of awards.
  • Plan and budget for, and recruit, hire, mentor, and oversee project personnel;
  • Oversee and establish/maintain close communication and collaboration with IAWJ members and member association;
  • Coordinate program activities and if required, logistics, at the project sites as well as the inclusion of local judges in international IAWJ programs, conferences, and initiatives;
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with funders supporting the program and provide in-person briefings and written reports and other requirements for this program;
  • Manage and monitor project funds, including timely reconciliation of field project expenses.
  • Work closely with the IAWJ Director of Finance and Administration to maintain all financial records of the grant and ensure compliance with IAWJ procedures and funder requirements;
  • Recruit, prepare scopes of work, manage, and coordinate the work schedule of trainers and experts to the project
  • Coordinate with other IAWJ program staff, including the Human Rights Education Director, to maintain substantive quality of activities and products as well as knowledge management;
  • Lead the planning, design and evaluation of IAWJ projects within the program, at times in partnership with field staff, local partners and in-house experts.
  • Design, develop, and deliver technical assistance including developing and implementing training modules, research and data collection and analysis and/or other outreach activities. draft briefing memos, reports, work plans and proposals.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with international rule of law organizations, women’s rights organizations and IAWJ's network of trainers and experts.
  • Represent IAWJ at conferences and meetings with partners, donors and members of the foreign policy community.
  • Write frequent contributions about program and themes for IAWJ website, newsletter, brochures, and annual reports.

Job Requirements

  • Commitment to the goals and values of the IAWJ.
  • M.A., J.D., LL.M. or related post-graduate degree or substantial work experience.
  • 5-7 years program management experience, including experience in managing funds of USG funders.
  • At least 2 years of successful personnel management experience required.
  • Fluency in the English language. Language competency in one of the 2 other IAWJ official languages (French and Spanish) preferred.
  • Previous experience working in developing countries.
  • Substantive knowledge of women’s rights, international human rights and the justice sector.
  • Strong oral and written skills; computer literacy required.
  • High degree of organization, initiative and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work on a wide range of tasks and issues simultaneously.
  • Able to work well as part of the IAWJ team and with all levels of the judiciary and other legal professionals.
  • Good sense of humor, enthusiastic, and demonstrated commitment to human rights and justice.
  • Current USA work permit required if non-citizen.

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, salary history, writing sample, and names of references to: employment@iawj.org

Deadline – N/A


25MAY - Director, Women Deliver - 01JUN

Organization Description

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress particularly in gender equality and maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Director will proactively grow, oversee and lead Women Deliver’s youth portfolio as an advocate and spokesperson for meaningful youth engagement. Given the importance of the award-winning women Deliver Young Leaders Program, the Director will be expected to grow and effectively represent the Young Leaders Program. The Director will also support the overall achievement of Women Deliver’s work and mission.

As a member of the organization’s senior management team, the Director will bring exceptional leadership and strategic abilities, strong understanding of gender equality and meaningful youth engagement within the global development sector, and a deep sense of respect for the power of young people to advance the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. The Director will display excellent emotional intelligence and will have demonstrated leadership experience, which will be used to skillfully lead the organization’s youth portfolio. The Director will work closely with the Senior Manager, Youth to oversee grant-funded programs, and mentor the youth team. This position reports to the COO, and will work closely with the Directors of Policy and Advocacy, Communications, and External Relations as well as the finance team and CEO to ensure coordination and complementarity across programs and achieve the organization’s mission.

Job Responsibilities

  • Aligned with Women Deliver’s mandate within the senior management team, define and lead Women Deliver’s strategy and vision for advocacy related to youth including the Young Leaders Program, and more normative work around youth engagement and on specific topics such as adolescent health.
  • Oversee implementation of Women Deliver’s youth work.
  • Represent Women Deliver in international fora, together with the Women Deliver Young Leaders. This includes but is not limited to external relations with key stakeholders (including UN entities, NGOs, private sector, nonprofits, foundations, youth-related coalitions, and young people), and representation in media, key events, and strategic partnerships at the global and regional level.
  • Proactively identify new opportunities, key external events, and priority issues in order to enhance Women Deliver’s role as a leading advocate for young people’s engagement and leadership.
  • Enhance Women Deliver’s ability to monitor, evaluate and communicate the impact of our advocacy for meaningful youth engagement, to optimize results.
  • In close collaboration with the Senior Manager, Youth, steer and execute on day-to-day program implementation so that Women Deliver’s youth program addresses current issues in the global youth engagement space, delivers on grant requirements, and is aligned with Women Deliver’s overall work.
  • In collaboration with the Director, External Relations, initiates and fosters relationships with a diverse donor community to secure funding.
  • Oversee, manage and mentor a growing team of professionals currently including 3 FTEs, interns, consultants and vendors.

Job Requirements

  • Ten or more years of cumulative work experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Strong understanding of and connections in the field of youth engagement, global development and/or gender equality, a must; knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, a plus.
  • Strong understanding of advocacy, particularly at the global level.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, and written and presentation skills.
  • Track record of successful fundraising.
  • Experience with results-based program design and grant management, including budget implementation, donor reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to respectfully and diplomatically engage with diverse groups and discuss sensitive topics.
  • Must be an experienced manager capable of providing guidance, coaching, and feedback to staff.
  • Experience working in a developing country context strongly preferred.
  • A truly collaborative personality with the ability to work cross functionally and articulate a point of view with a hands-on, positive, can-do attitude.
  • Comfort in working across time zones using video technology as a communications tool.
  • Passion for Women Deliver’s mission.
  • Intermediate proficiency in French or Spanish, a plus.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 40%)

How to Apply

To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to: careers@womendeliver.org

Deadline – June 1, 2017


15MAY - Program Officer, Creativity and Free Expression - Ford Foundation - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them.

Headquartered in New York City, we make grants in all 50 states, and through 10 regional offices around the world, we support programs in more than 50 countries.

The foundation was created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford. It is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company.

Job Description
Ford Foundation seeks a Program Officer (PO) to help shape and advance the Foundation’s work at the intersection of art and social justice. The PO assesses and analyzes the field of the arts to identify its key ecosystems and work with various actors to shape and influence agendas to address diagnosed problems and opportunities. S/he is expected to share substantive knowledge with Foundation colleagues, and collaborate broadly across the Program Division. In addition, s/he will also serve as a ‘connector’ of grantees, and work with practitioners, government officials, scholars, NGO and corporate sector leaders, and other donors on issues of common concern to leverage positive impact toward common goals. This job is based in our New York office.

The Program Officer should be dedicated to social justice, and must also be able to thrive within a large institution with internal demands and address organizational responsibilities with the same amount of care as those in the external field. He or she will have strong relationship management skills and organizational processing skills to manage a large volume of grants and constituent correspondence and advocacy; the ability to prioritize, write and communicate clearly and project manage are crucial.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute in the ongoing definition and development of team strategies, working toward team goals; continuously review for relevancy and contribute ongoing analysis of strategies for achieving significant and scalable impact.
  • Develop grant making activities in a team-oriented context that are aligned to the strategic goals of CFE.
  • Manage a grants portfolio, including annual grant planning, undertaking periodic reviews of progress with grantees, performing grantee site visits, reviewing financial and narrative reporting from grantees, and reviewing and approving grant status reports.
  • Work with the Foundation’s grantees to develop proposals for grant recommendations, determine the goals for a grant, its activities, expected results, indicators of success and budget. Conduct grantee site visits as part of the grantee due diligence process and prepare an organizational assessment on the health of potential grantees.
  • Manage, monitor, and coordinate grant making activities through the grant life cycle, providing clarity and direction to Program Assistants and Grant Managers as needed, to advance the goals of CFE.
  • Develop and implement grantee convenings relevant to review opportunities, challenges and advances.
  • Recommend and participate in learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of programmatic work.
  • Report regularly on the progress of the strategies including planned activities and emerging impacts.
  • With guidance from the Director, represent the Foundation and its work to the government, media, academic, business, philanthropic, and civic leaders through meetings, updates, speeches, briefings and interviews.
  • Demonstrate outstanding professional relations with colleagues across the organization and with external constituents, serving as a substantive and reputational ambassador for the Foundation and CFE
  • Collaborate with peers, Directors and Officers of the Foundation to promote learning, exchange and strategic partnership. Learn from and collaborate with key stakeholders inside and outside the Foundation.
  • Serve as direct co-manager, mentor and coach to Program Assistant.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in relevant field of study plus a minimum of 8 years’ experience in the arts in a role that manages high volume people interactions and administrative processing, preferably in a global context
  • Preferably experience working in the written or theater arts
  • Experience and understanding of either or both the Arab diaspora or Latino/Latina culture
  • Deep understanding of social justice and geopolitical landscape in the United States and in developing countries
  • Fluency in English; Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Exceptional leadership presence – internally and externally
  • Exceptional communications skills – strong active listening skills, constructive verbal and written skills, strong public presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be a productive member of a community of people at work, respecting differences while working toward shared goals, comfort with periods of ambiguity, constructive participation in ongoing organizational development
  • Strong knowledge of and expertise with Latin arts and culture is preferred along with international experience

How to Apply
Please apply online: https://ford-foundation.forms.fm/program-officer-creativity-and-free-expression-2.

Deadline – N/A


21FEB - Senior Survey Specialist, USAID - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and integration.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems. We support our customer's mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation's most treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services.

With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland with multiple client site operations worldwide. When you work with a Macfadden employee-owner, you will be working with a competent, experienced professional who cares deeply about your success. That's what sets us apart and drives our commitment to our customers.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

As a member of the M&E team, the Senior Survey Specialist will provide technical assistance to FFP contractors and partners on the population based survey (PBS) design and implementation as well as beneficiary based survey (BBS) designed by FFP partners. The specific tasks include reviewing survey scopes of works, review the PBS design submitted by the baseline contractor and partners, review BBS design, guide contractors on additional analyses; and periodically analyze quantitative survey data to look for plausible relationships between different variables, undertake longitudinal analysis of programs, respond to taskers and prepare and present reports and studies related to USAID’S Office of Food for Peace (FFP) emergency and development programs. The selected candidate will be a member of the multicultural FFP global M&E team working with a variety of clients including FFP global, technical, policy, knowledge management, and program design, teams; contractors, technical and implementation partners, USAID Missions, and Regional Offices. Therefore, it is extremely important for the candidate to be a strong team player, have strong client base service orientation, and be sensitive to timely delivery of outputs. The selected candidate is expected to travel approximately 50% of time to developing countries to participate in baseline workshops, survey trainings, oversee survey implementation, and data utilization workshops.

Job Responsibilities

Provide technical assistance to the FFP contractors and partners in survey design and implementation;

Review survey designed by contractors, and partners including sampling strategy and sample size estimation, analysis plan, various survey implementation (enumerator, supervisor, question-by-question) guides;

Conduct advanced econometric analysis to improve evidence-based decision making for the Office and partners;

Review M&E plans for FFP projects, including indicator selection, data collection, data management, quality assurance, and reporting.

Analyze and evaluate FFP project results and performance.

Collaborate with field staff in the mission/region to improve coordination and cooperation for effective monitoring and reporting of FFP investments.

Provide technical support to FFP officers in country Missions as they develop and implement country monitoring plans and analyze and report findings.

Keep abreast of trends in M&E and apply knowledge to improve the M&E of FFP’s food assistance, food security and the underlying causes of hunger.

Design and co-facilitate Baseline and M&E workshops

Job Requirements

Survey design and implementation including sampling design, sample size estimation, and weighting;

Developing data analysis plan, and field implementation guides

Advanced econometric analytical skills

Experience in implementing surveys in developing countries (preference will be given to the candidates with an understanding of food security and poverty indicators)

Although it is not a requirement, demonstrated experience in impact evaluation design and implementation will be considered as a strength

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to draft reports and review reports drafted by contractors and PVO and UN partners

Ability to prepare ad hoc reports, project documentation, and briefing papers

Demonstrated experience in working in multi-cultural teams with strong work ethic

Demonstrated skills in analytical applications like STATA, and/or SPSS, and CSPro.

Ability to work in high-pressure environments and manage multiple priorities and projects under tight deadlines

Education/Experience:

Master’s degree with minimum 12 years’ demonstrated experience or PhD with eight years demonstrated experience in survey design and implementation. The applicant must possess advanced degree in a quantitative field including Economics, Development or Applied Economics, Agricultural Economics, Biostatistics, Statistics, and Mathematics.

Demonstrated capacity and professional experience in PBS design and implementation including sampling strategy, estimating sample size, data analysis plan, survey data weighting, advanced econometrical analysis, training enumerators, and oversee survey implementation in developing countries.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via the following link:Link to job posting: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCFA&cws=1&rid=1021

Deadline - N/A


21FEB - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, USAID - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and integration.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems. We support our customer's mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation's most treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services.

With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland with multiple client site operations worldwide. When you work with a Macfadden employee-owner, you will be working with a competent, experienced professional who

cares deeply about your success. That's what sets us apart and drives our commitment to our customers.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

As a member of the FFP Global M&E team, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will provide M&E technical support to FFP partners and Missions. The primary purpose of the technical support is to enhance and strengthen FFP and its awardees technical capacity to monitor and evaluate the performance of development and emergency food security programs, working closely with Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) and Public International Organizations (PIOs). The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will support the effective management of FFP resources by providing technical assistance and training to ensure effective development and implementation of monitoring systems for food security programs. The selected candidate will take direction from the FFP M&E Team Lead and be assigned to the FFP Monitoring and Evaluation Team within the Technical, Learning and Planning Division. The successful candidate will review M&E design and indicators, analyze findings, undertake longitudinal analysis of programs, respond to taskers and prepare and present reports and studies related to USAID’S Office of Food for Peace (FFP) emergency and development programs.

The selected candidate will be a member of the multicultural FFP global M&E team working with a variety of clients including FFP global, technical, policy, knowledge management, and program design, teams; contractors, technical and implementation partners, USAID Missions, and Regional Offices. Therefore, it is extremely important for the candidate to be a strong team player, have strong client base service orientation, and be sensitive to timely delivery of outputs. The selected candidate is expected to travel approximately 50% of time to developing countries to co-facilitate M&E workshops, training on annual monitoring, review partners M&E systems and provide technical assistance to partners, and data utilization workshops.

Job Responsibilities

Review M&E plans for FFP projects, including indicator selection, data collection, data management, quality assurance, and reporting

Analyze FFP project results using the annual monitoring data and performance

Coordinate with FFP field missions, and partners to provide technical support to strengthen FFP partner M&E systems in the region

Collaborate with field staff in the mission/region to improve coordination and cooperation for effective monitoring and reporting of FFP investments

Provide technical support to FFP officers in country Missions as they develop and implement country monitoring plans and

analyze and report finding

Keep abreast of trends in M&E and apply knowledge to improve the M&E of FFP’s food assistance, food security and the underlying causes of hunger

Design and co-facilitate M&E workshops in developing countries

Update and manage information systems for monitoring data

Job Requirements

Exceptional analytical skills

Demonstrated experience in working on food security/ economic growth/ or nutrition indicators and monitoring system.

Expertise and experience in survey design including sampling.

Experience in designing qualitative studies/ evaluation.

Experience in providing technical guidance and advice to others on issues related to monitoring food security or nutrition or economic growth programs.

Demonstrated skills in analysis of performance reports and ability to independently assess and suggest improvements of program’s/project’s Theory of Change, Logical Framework, and or Results Framework.;

Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies commonly used in development and humanitarian projects, and project design steps and process

Skills in data management; and statistical analysis using SPSS/ STATA/ CSPro, or any statistical application.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to provide accurate reporting

Ability to prepare ad hoc reports, project documentation, and briefing papers

Demonstrated experience in working in multi-cultural teams with strong work ethic

Ability to work in high-pressure environments and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

Education/Experience:

Master’s degree with minimum of 6 years’ experience. Relevant degree and/or specialization in a quantitative field preferably in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Biostatistics, Statistics, and Mathematics.

Minimum 6 years’ of progressively responsible, professional-level experience related to program monitoring, including designing monitoring systems, indicators, developing M&E plans, data quality assessments, survey techniques, qualitative investigation, and statistical analysis. The successful candidate must have working experience in developing countries.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

How to Apply

Application materials should be submitted via the following link:Link to job posting: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCFA&cws=1&rid=1020

Deadline – N/A


07JAN - Associate Director, Women for Women International - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

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

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Global Programs Unit (GPU) is based in the Washington, DC headquarters and is the program support team for Country Offices, affiliates and partners implementing programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan. WfWI has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Associate Director of Social Empowerment. This position will report to the Director of Program Design and Development. Ideally, this individual will be based in Washington, DC headquarters, but there is flexibility with the location of the position. Expected travel is 25-30% to the field.

 

The Associate Director of Social Empowerment guides implementation of WfWI’s social empowerment programming globally and is the primary point of contact for all technical, operational and policy issues related to WfWI’s social empowerment initiatives. S/he has overall responsibility for inspiring innovation, ensuring quality, seeking funding, overseeing grants, and encouraging learning on all areas related to social empowerment. At WfWI, social empowerment includes, but is not limited to: lifeskills, women’s rights and decision making, women’s leadership, women’s networking, basic health education and nutrition, violence against women/GBV and engaging men as allies in supporting women’s rights and participation.

 

The Associate Director works closely with his/her counterparts on Economic Empowerment to ensure that social and economic aspects of our programs are coordinated and harmonized across WfWI’s programs. The Associate Director of Social Empowerment also guides the development and design of new complementary and innovative social empowerment programming, linkages with government bodies, local and international NGOs, UN bodies, regional institutions and social movements. S/he may also contribute to advocacy and policy initiatives.

 

Job Responsibilities

Social Empowerment Program Management:

 

  • Serve as the primary support, technical assistance, and monitoring point of contact for Social Empowerment units in Country Offices and with affiliates and partners;
  • Carry out regular monitoring and technical assistance visits to field operations to support the effective implementation of their social empowerment programming;
  • Ensure that staff have guidance and oversight to enable them to complete grant deliverables. Monitor the implementation of any relevant grant-funded social empowerment activities;
  • Directly implement any specific HQ-based required outputs or deliverables included in donor-funded project work plans that are related to design, implementation, or management of the social empowerment program (for example, development of syllabus or guideline documents);
  • Monitor global and country-specific outcome indicator data, and other evaluation reports related to social empowerment programming.

 

Capacity Building and Staff Development:

  • Provide direct, hands-on operational and program support to Country Office Social Empowerment teams (Managers, Officers) to assure quality of program implementation;
  • Provide guidance to Country Office Social Empowerment teams to support the training and capacity development of direct program implementers, particularly trainers;
  • Provide advice and support to affiliates and partners in the development and monitoring of their activities related to social empowerment.

 

 

Program Design, Strategy, Planning and Implementation:

 

  • Provide strategic advice to senior management in HQ and UK to guide policy, planning, and on-ground programs delivery;
  • Provide support to field teams in strategic and operational planning;
  • Contribute to the development of program improvements in current activities in WfWI’s core and complementary activities;
  • Identify gaps in existing programs and work with the team to develop innovative approaches and mechanisms to address them (technology, partnerships, etc.;
  • Support field teams and offer direct technical contributions for grant proposals, new project concepts and reports as needed;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of international development, best practices, and innovations in social empowerment, lifeskills, men’s engagement, VAW/GBV, networking, etc.;
  • Promote partnerships and linkages with other organizations working on social empowerment issues at local, country, regional, and global levels.

 

Communication & Teamwork

  • Maintain regular communications with Country Offices, HQ, and the UK office;
  • Coordinate with local, national, and international NGOs, regional institutions and organizations, UN bodies, government agencies and global networks;
  • Represent organization at global and regional forums.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), in international development, or related field;
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience in international development, with emphasis on grassroots development in Africa with specific experience in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Rwanda. Experience in Afghanistan or Iraq preferable;
  • Very strong skills for, and experience with, staff development and capacity building in development management and field implementation of programs;
  • Demonstrated capacity to serve as a coach or mentor of individuals from diverse cultural, linguistic, and professional backgrounds;
  • Strong working experience with regional, continental and global women’s empowerment organizations, networks and movements;
  • Skills and knowledge in gender and conflict analysis;
  • Fluent in English and strong working skills in a language spoken in our Country Offices preferred (French, Swahili, Dari, etc.).

How to Apply

All interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to http://www.womenforwomen.org/about-women-for-women/careers.php. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with an estimated start date for this position of April 1, 2016.

Deadline – N/A