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June 26, 2013

Administrative Assistant, Office of the CEO - Global Poverty Project USA

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/fWKxkdtmSBJd/
Key Responsibilities:

CEO's Email management
Attending external meetings / phone calls with CEO as requested, taking minutes and action points for CEO
Providing administrative support for executive management (CFO, COO, Communications Director)
Travel arrangements and diary management for broader leadership GPP team
Research and administrative duties as requested

Accountabilities:

Ensuring all CEO correspondence (email and post) has been dealt with in an appropriate manner within 5 working days of receipt.
Ensuring that all travel arrangements for GPP team (flights, transfers, accommodation, etc) are seamlessly finalized and receipts are well organized and all expenses accounted for.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
Excellent organisational and time management skills.
Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality and non-disclosure of all information including contacts and correspondence.
Ability to quickly digest and analyse complex information and recommend responses.
Friendly, flexible, confident, assertive and mature personality, with a sense of humor

How to apply

Email cover letter and resume to hr_usa@globalpovertyproject.com

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Office Manager - Promundo-US

Overview
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/PDGXTTTpwTW4/

Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization working to promote gender equality and violence prevention, seeks a full-time Office Manager to work in its Washington, DC office.

About Promundo

Founded in 1997 in Brazil, Promundo is an internationally recognized NGO working nationally in Brazil and globally in the area of gender equality and violence prevention. Promundo carries out community-based work to engage men and boys in gender equality; to prevent gender-based violence and violence against children; to reduce homophobia; and to empower and achieve the rights of women and girls. Promundo-US coordinates technical assistance outside of Brazil, carries out advocacy globally, supports Promundo activities and fundraising in Brazil, and coordinates the global MenCare Campaign. For more information, see www.promundo.org.br/en

About the Position

The Office Manager will report to the Promundo-US Director of Finance and Administration. The Office Manager will supervise the Finance and Administrative Assistant and will work with a dynamic team of six-seven other staff plus consultants. The position is full-time and includes health insurance, paid leave, and retirement benefits. Salary is $40,000-45,000 per annum depending on salary history and experience. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree and experience working in an office environment.

Job Duties

General office administration
Routine bookkeeping and coordinating with outside accountant
Prepare checks for signature
Initiate bank wire transfers
Preparing budgets for proposals
Tracking project expenditures
Basic IT troubleshooting and coordination with IT consultant
Coordinate with vendors
Benefits administration & new hire orientation
Coordination with payroll service
General staff support
Required Qualifications

a) Undergraduate degree

b) At least two years office experience

c) Experience working for a non-profit

d) Experience with Quickbooks

e) Excellent English writing and speaking skills

f) Computer skills

g) Attention to detail

h) International exposure

i) Hard worker and multi-tasker

j) Quick learner

k) Problem solver

l) Flexibility

m) Honesty and reliability

n) Sense of humor

Desirable Qualifications

a) IT troubleshooting skills

b) Second language skills – either Portuguese, Spanish or French

Compensation

Salary: $40,000-45,000 per annum depending on salary history and experience

Health and Dental Insurance

403(b) retirement account with employer contribution

Vacation: 20 days/year

Proposed starting date: July 2013

How to apply
To apply: Please send cover letter and CV as soon as possible to:

contactdc@promundo.org.br

Please indicate in cover letter if you are a US citizen and, if not, your current employment status in the US.

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June 24, 2013

Communications Editor

http://umjobs.org/job_detail/83612/communications_editor_inter

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Responsibilities*
This position is full time with the potential for a seasonal or reduced appointment during the summer. The target salary range for this position is $44,000-$49,000. The actual salary offered may be higher based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
As part of the International Institute/LSA Shared Services Events and Communicators team, provide support to the II Director and area study centers by planning, preparing and disseminating publicity and information for events and other activities. Work closely with area study center Directors and staff to plan specific event communication strategies by identifying audiences and discussing publication content and distribution. Prepare and distribute materials in printed and electronic forms, partnering with vendors as needed. Liaison with contributors, edit content and oversee production and distribution of written and digital publications.

Social Media and Websites: In collaboration with area study center Directors and staff, identify ways to appropriately utilize social media and emerging technology. Write and post social media text/entries and manage accounts. Coordinate with II Director, area study center Directors and staff on website content, ensuring that information is up-to-date and accurate. Write text as needed and coordinate updates with LSA CMS support group. Oversee blogs, write and post entries.

Working closely with programming staff, Cluster Managers, LSA DMC, and Directors, write text for press releases and other documents which publicize II and area study center activities, news and events. Create distinctive templates for event posters, e-newsletters and other publicity materials. Distribute materials to appropriate news outlets on and off-campus in a timely manner.

General Promotions Coordination: In collaboration with LSA DMC, establish and maintain relationships with other communications offices on campus, promote image of area study centers and II across campus, ensure events are publicized and that campus resources are leveraged and utilized.

Development Support: In consultation with LSA DMC, work with II Director, area study center Directors and staff on donor activities by writing letters and text for fundraising appeals. Assist other team members as needed. Assist with special projects.

Required Qualifications*
College degree in related field desired along with 2-5 years of directly related experience. Demonstrated competence in creating and editing a variety of promotional materials. Attention to detail, sound judgment, and the ability to problem solve effectively within appropriate guidelines and parameters. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to track and follow task through completion. Highly developed organizational skills, along with experience and competence utilizing and leveraging technology. A strong commitment to provide excellent customer service is required along with the ability to work with diverse constituents. Flexibility, adaptability, patience, and good team building skills will be essential to working effectively in this team oriented environment.

Desired Qualifications*
Knowledge of printing procedures, technology, and practices. Experience helping to develop and fully utilize websites. Understanding of effective social media usage. Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher or other digital imaging software strongly desired.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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June 17, 2013

Program Associate- MENA

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xBfkfNb8GfCp/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Position Summary
The Program Associate will provide programmatic support including finance, logistical, administrative, research, writing and data analysis assistance to Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programs. This position is based in Washington DC and reports to the Director for MENA programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in political science, international relations, or related field
Minimum six months related experience or combination of education, training, and experience
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Ability to communicate effectively in Persian is strongly preferred
Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion
Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Knowledge of Iran and current human rights challenges
Ability to apply accurate and strong database and records management skills
Knowledge of basic accounting principles and grant-related compliance requirements
Ability to coordinate travel logistics, meetings, and use of conference facilities
Ability to accept and complete administrative tasks with a great attitude
Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error-free work
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
Ability to collaborate with others and work as an effective team member
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and meet all goals and deadlines
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

Some Duties and Responsibilities

Provide research assistance and data analysis for development opportunities in Iran and MENA region
Assist in editing/writing proposals, reports, press releases, and briefing books
Assist in financial management, including preparation of check/wire requests, reconciliations and draft budgets
Assist in identifying and drafting contracts for international and local consultants
Communicate via Skype, email and phone with field staff, consultants and local partners
Make travel arrangements and organize logistics for international staff visits and meetings
Organize events and meetings in DC and abroad related to Freedom House programs
Organize program logistics and provide administrative support
Other related duties as assigned.
We offer great benefits including:

100% employer-paid dental insurance
100% employer-paid health insurance; or generously subsidized depending on selected option
100% employer paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
100% employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
Supplemental/voluntary life insurance for employee, spouse, and child(ren)
403(b) Retirement Plan with generous matching funds with 2 year 100% vesting schedule
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses
Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro, and garage parking in DC
Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays
Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
And much more……

Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: recruiting@freedomhouse.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2013-070 PA MENA in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.

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June 12, 2013

Call for Papers: Workshop on “Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts”

Making Electoral Democracy Work, the Electoral Integrity Project, and IPSA’s Research Section on Elections, Citizens, and Parties are organizing a one-day, pre-IPSA workshop on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Montreal, Canada to examine the theme “Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts.” The workshop welcomes paper proposals using multiple methods and approaches that seek to tackle several related questions: what impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on citizen’s participation, especially voting turnout and campaign activism; what impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on political representation, especially the accountability of elected officials to citizens; what impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on party choice and voting behavior; and what impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on the behavior of political parties? Paper proposals should include the name(s) and institutional affiliations of authors, the title, and a short (100 words) synopsis and can be submitted online at www.electoralintegrity.com. Email electoralintegrity@gmail.com with questions. Proposal deadline: September 1, 2013

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Research Opportunity at the Open Government Partnership Action Plans

The deadline for applications is June 21, 2013. Direct questions to the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) Program Manager at joseph.foti@opengovpartnership.org.

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is seeking individuals to carry out research at the national level in 39 countries to assess government progress on implementation of OGP Action Plans. The OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. The IRM is a key means by which all stakeholders can track progress within participating countries. By tracking and publicizing progress, it promotes strong accountability between member governments and citizens. The IRM works primarily by disseminating annual independent assessment reports for each OGP participating government. Each national progress report will assess the implementation of action plans and progress in fulfilling open government principles, and will develop technical recommendations.

The 39 countries to be evaluated in late 2013 include: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uruguay.

http://www.internationalbudget.org/wp-content/uploads/OGP-IRM-Local-Researchers-Call-2nd-Cohort.pdf?utm_content=art%40ned.org&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=here&utm_campaign=Open%20Government%20Partnership%3A%20Call%20for%20Researcherscontent

The 39 countries to be evaluated in late 2013 include: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uruguay.

http://www.internationalbudget.org/wp-content/uploads/OGP-IRM-Local-Researchers-Call-2nd-Cohort.pdf?utm_content=art%40ned.org&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=here&utm_campaign=Open%20Government%20Partnership%3A%20Call%20for%20Researcherscontent

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Program Assistant, Cyber

Job ID: BSC-PA-CY2013
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Location: Washington, DC
Minimum Experience: 2 Years
Minimum Education: Bachelor Degree

http://b6.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=58BE2000c3f2d8h4d3c9f4b9g9e0&RecordID=51&pageID=3

Job Description:

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented organizer, thinker, and communicator for the position of Program Assistant for the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. As Program Assistant in the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, he/she will play a central role in developing and organizing activities including high-level speaker series, policy workshops, conferences, strategy sessions, task forces, coordinating and drafting publications, and other projects.

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, communicate effectively, and enjoy the complexity of building a new and rapidly growing program. The candidate should preferably possess a solid understanding of the international aspects and context of cyber policy through professional experience and academic work. The position requires a strong record of organizing programs and events, excellent administrative and communication skills, superior writing ability, attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to manage day-to-day logistical aspects of the initiative.

Job Responsibilities:

•Assume lead responsibility in organizing Council events, including workshops and conferences; liaise with office of external relations and other programs to ensure successful execution of and publicity for Atlantic Council cyber programming and events; provide support to senior Atlantic Council staff, coordinate travel arrangements, and prepare substantive briefing material for guests coming to Washington and for Council trips abroad.
•Perform program administration and development: work with director and senior Council leadership to develop projects, identify funding opportunities, write proposals, and develop high-impact dissemination strategies for work products.
•Leadership: train, delegate activities to, and provide guidance for initiative interns.

About the Cyber Statecraft Initiative

The Cyber Statecraft Initiative, under the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, shapes and influences the debate on international competition, cooperation, and conflict in cyberspace. By facilitating dialogue, critical analysis, and policy-relevant programming on the greatest cyber security challenges facing the United States, the transatlantic community, and our global partners, the Initiative builds on its deep network of experts and practitioners in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere to inform policy and introduce ideas into the public debate. The Initiative achieves this through publishing novel concepts and ideas, providing a public speaking platform for leaders in international security, briefing policymakers in private strategy sessions, and hosting conferences and working groups. The Initiative focuses in particular on the following issues:

•Bringing together nations to improve cooperation and determine how best to manage competition and conflict in cyberspace.
•Bridging the gaps between technologists and national security policy specialists to solve some of today’s most pressing problems like cyber-crime, cyber-espionage and cyber-war.
•Thinking deeply about our cyber past and future as well as lessons for the present.
•Nurturing the next generation of cyber policymakers.
•Using the Atlantic Council’s role as a transatlantic bridge to build consensus, with a special focus on NATO.

The position is located in Washington, DC. To apply, please upload your resume, cover letter and writing sample at www.acus.org/about/employment-internships.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or higher, in cyber security, cyber policy, national security, international relations, strategic studies, public policy, or other relevant fields.
•Experience in project and program management a strong plus. Proven expertise and interest in cyber issues and international security and relations. Relevant work experience strongly preferred.
•Excellent English writing, organizational, and administrative skills.
•Superb interpersonal skills; must be able to work well with both interns and senior officials.

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June 11, 2013

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer-Full Time

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer – Full Time
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/bDXX5NGJPGW4/
Aurora/Denver Metro, CO

Rights for All People (RAP), is an immigrant rights, immigrant-led advocacy organization based in Aurora, Colorado. RAP is seeking a passionate, results-oriented individual to join our team as a Full Time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer. This position is based on the capacity to work in a team dedicated to leader development, base building, issue campaigns and civic engagement. The Organizer will report directly to RAP's Lead Organizer.

Job Summary:

Strategic Campaigns: This work requires developing and implementing strategic campaigns designed to increase the power of our constituency, create relationships with legislators, mobilize voters and non-voters, and win policy goals based on RAP leaders' expressed needs. This work also includes developing and maintaining relationships with key allies. Grassroots fundraising, civic engagement, and membership recruitment will be integrated into all campaigns.

Member/Leader Development: The Organizer will engage in regular RAP Member recruitment, retention, and leadership development strategies to build RAP's base and our power to make change. The Organizer will play a key role in growing and implementing RAP's popular education curricula in all meetings and events.

Systems & Data: This work includes required engagement in regular organizational strategic planning, professional development, and evaluation activities. The Organizer must utilize data systems regularly, including PowerBase and the Voter Activation Network, to track and maintain organizing work in order to create data driven analyses of RAP's work.

Other Responsibilities: The Organizer will play a support role in implementing RAP's communications plan including social media, the quarterly newsletter, and website maintenance duties. This position will also be responsible for supervision and management of part-time staff, interns, and volunteers as assigned. Occasional travel to professional development trainings and conferences to represent RAP is required.

Preferred Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree
OR

Two years related work experience (Equivalency may be established through a combination of work experience and education). 18 years of age or older.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Bilingual (Spanish/English); Native Spanish speaker preferred
Excellent writing abilities in English and Spanish
Must have experience in and/or good understanding of community organizing and civic engagement work
Previous experience with group facilitation and community outreach
Basic knowledge of U.S. policy processes
Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to take initiative; Ability to manage multiple projects and demands with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills, including direct and ethical communication
Ability to work and communicate with culturally diverse groups and individuals
Working knowledge of software applications including Word and Excel
Have reliable transportation and willingness to travel out of state for occasional trainings
Availability to work on Saturdays and evenings
Ability to use social media including Facebook, Twitter, and text
A commitment and drive for social justice and protecting human rights both locally and globally
Compensation:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position includes health, dental and vision benefits, generous vacation and comp time policies, and opportunities for training and professional growth.

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June 10, 2013

Job: Associate Country Manager-Spain

Associate Country Manager- Spain
Indeed - Austin, TX

Indeed.com, the leading global search engine for jobs, is seeking an Associate Country Manager to focus on promoting Indeed.com’s products in Spain. We are looking for someone who is net savvy, speaks fluent Spanish, and has comprehensive knowledge of the Spanish market. This position is a great opportunity for International Students or recent graduates to gain experience in the online space.

Come share our commitment to deliver the best job search engine in the industry.

What you will do:
Serve as local hands-on Spain expert
Translate website from English to Spanish for Spain
Research, identify and address Spanish localization concerns
Add, monitor and fix sources of job listings
Clean site of scam, spam and job seeker listings
Support search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns
Analyze and monitor key user metrics to improve our products and marketing efforts
Answer Internet-based inquiries from publishers, partners, users and customers

What you will learn:
Quality initiatives across multiple sites with Engineering, Product and Marketing teams
Knowledge of our proprietary software and systems
How to source and analyze research material
How to provide statistical support for marketing and sales efforts
How to influence the development of new and enhanced online support tools

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Fluency at an advanced level in Spanish and English
Knowledge of Catalan, Galician, and/or Basque is a plus
Comprehensive knowledge of the Spanish market
Excellent communication skills
Skilled writer who can deliver message clearly
Strong quantitative and analytical skills to recognize patterns and issues specific to the Spanish market
Strong problem solving ability
Talented multi-tasker who can work independently and across functional teams
Detail oriented and extremely organized
Passion for digging into a problem and figuring it out
Web analytics, Excel and SEM/SEO experience is a plus

View the job description:
http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=88621e44205f043d&q=international+development&tk=17snjq8po18230go&from=web&advn=1855944161169178

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