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July 31, 2013

Program Associate, Policy Program/Landscape and Leaders Program- EcoAgriculture Partners

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xxsBZh9hh78d/

The Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the following activities:

Research and writing within the Policy and Landscape and Leaders programs on topics such as national policy, landscape governance, finance mechanisms and capacity development to support integrated landscape management,
Strengthening national policy-makers and landscape leaders capacities as well as supportive processes and policies for integrated landscape management,
Analysis and advocacy within relevant international policy processes such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Committee on World Food Security and UN Sustainable Development Goals,
Coordination support for the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Working Groups on landscape strengthening, policy and/or finance.

Required skills and experience:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study such as environmental studies, agricultural development, international relations, policy or finance, public administration, sustainable development, regional planning or other related field
At least 2 years of relevant professional work experience
Excellent English writing and editing skills
Highly organized, with attention to detail
Strong knowledge of excel and other data management programs
Experience in both web-based and academic literature searches
Proactive, flexible and creative
Excellent communicator

Desired qualifications:

Master's degree in a relevant field of study such as environmental studies, agricultural development, international relations, policy or finance, public administration, sustainable development, regional planning or other related field
Familiarity with major international agricultural, rural development and environmental institutions and policy processes
1-2 years of work in an international setting and/or field experience in a developing country
Experience and competence working in diverse teams
Demonstrated experience or familiarity with development, conservation or agricultural programs or projects in developing countries
Proficiency in at least one international language
Strong graphic presentation skills in programs such as Powerpoint

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary range for this position is $35,000 to $45,000, depending on experience. Benefits include 29 days of annual and holiday leave, sick leave, health insurance, and retirement contribution. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC and will begin as soon as possible.

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Press Associate, Generation Progress-American Progress

http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=381c5267e7852500&q=Women&l=Washington%2C+DC&tk=180r22h3l19vi7rj&from=web

Press Associate, Generation Progress
American Progress - Washington, DC
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Press Associate for Generation Progress. Generation Progress is the Center’s dynamic effort to help young people make their voices heard on key issues and to empower new generations of progressive leaders. Generation Progress engages in advocacy and reporting on issues including affordable education, LGBT rights, immigration reform, climate change, and voting rights. The Press Associate will be responsible for promoting Generation Progress’s issue advocacy, website content, events, and other work to the news media and the public; pitching Generation Progress staff, experts, and young people as media spokespeople; and writing rapid-response content, blog posts, press releases, and other materials.

Job responsibilities:
Promoting Generation Progress issue campaigns, journalism, website content, events, student network, contests, and other work to the media, bloggers, organizations, and the public.
Training and pitching Generation Progress staff as media spokespeople on key issues.
Writing rapid-response content, blog posts, press releases, statements, advisories, letters to the editor, op-eds, press packets, and other Generation Progress media materials.
Working with other Generation Progress teams to coordinate content and rollout of projects.
Participating in planning and implementing of Generation Progress conferences and events.
Working with other members of the Generation Progress team on multimedia projects.
Coordinating rapid-response posts, talking points, messaging documents, and other types of content in conjunction with the Associate Editor and Communications Director.
Developing and maintaining databases of press contacts.
Supervising interns as required.

Requirements and qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
Experience in communications.
Experience in organizing, politics, or nonprofits.
Strong marketing and outreach skills, including experience pitching media outlets, and strong knowledge of the political blogosphere.
Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills.
Creative talent and vision.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to absorb key policy issues and debates quickly and thoroughly.
Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.
Ability to work as part of a team.
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org .

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaaction.org .

To apply E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org .

Or you may write to:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please .

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

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July 30, 2013

Program Associate, Academic Exchange-World Learning, Washington DC

http://www.abso.com/jobboard/default.aspx?JobDetail=169021&JOBBOARDID=505

World Learning is seeking candidates for a Program Associate, Academic Exchange position. World Learning is an 80-year-old global non-profit organization with operations in 77 countries. Through its award-winning international education programs – The Experiment in International Living (EIL), the SIT Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad and the International Honors Program (IHP) – World Learning fosters global citizenship by connecting over 3,000 young ambassadors annually across cultural differences and social barriers. Through its International Development & Exchange Programs, World Learning practices what it teaches, undertaking community-driven international development, training and exchange projects in sixteen countries. For more information visit www.worldlearning.org

This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Program Officer, Academic Exchange.

General Description
On behalf of various funders, World Learning administers academic exchange programs for undergraduate and graduate students in the US and other countries. Programs vary in duration from one semester to several years, depending on whether a student is seeking a degree or pursuing non-degree studies. These programs often have both academic and cultural components, with students engaging in full-time studies, community service, practical internships, and enrichment activities.
This Program Associate position will be part of the Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program team and will report to a Program Officer. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Global UGRAD Program provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with scholarships to attend US universities for up to one academic year and opportunities for cultural engagement. World Learning administers the Global UGRAD Programs for East Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere, Serbia and Montenegro, and the Near East, South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa.
Specific Responsibilities
•Assist Program Officer in the student application and admissions process.
•Provide administrative support for the program.
•Set up and maintain comprehensive electronic and paper files.
•Assist with program orientations and workshops by preparing material and organizing logistics.
•Assist in making travel and logistical arrangements for students.
•Oversee health insurance registration and assist students with their questions.
•Regularly communicate with students to monitor their progress and act as liaison for questions and problems
•Ensure proper receipt collection and reconciliation;
•Make timely payments including monthly stipends, tuition and fees, book allowances, and insurance premiums;
•Enter and maintain data in the comprehensive student database;
•Maintain an active presence on program social networking sites;
•Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree and three years of related work experience or Master’s Degree plus one year of related work experience.
•Energetic and strong team player.
•Office work experience and strong computer skills, including Excel.
•Detail oriented with excellent organizational ability.
•Strong cross-cultural and communications skills.
•International experience.
•Knowledge of U.S. university system or international education desirable.
•Regional experience (Western Hemisphere) & foreign language (French/Spanish) desirable.

To apply: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please “search all.” Please note, a resume and cover letter are required when applying to this position.
World Learning is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Compensation:
Mid $30k range.

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July 29, 2013

Research Associate, Middle East-Council on Foreign Relations, Washington DC

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/4pPCccTCnzh4/

Title: Research Associate, Middle East
Location: Washington, D.C. Office

Salary: Based on education and experience

CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country's largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow whose work focuses on the Middle East and on democracy promotion.

The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to:

Providing administrative support to the fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
Researching specific areas for op-eds, articles, blog posts, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
Tracking news, significant analyses of Middle Eastern politics and of democracy and human rights issues, and other data sources
Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material
Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
Managing social media and other digital tools

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science and/or Middle Eastern Studies with high academic credentials
Knowledge of Hebrew or Arabic preferred, but not required
Strong organizational, and program planning skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet
1+ years related administrative experience desirable
Strong research, writing, and editing skills
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume, cover letter, and a copy of their last fitness report, evaluation report, or performance report to the Human Resources department at the above address. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Posted: July 2013

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July 24, 2013

Assist with English Language Testing at UMICH

CaMLA, a collaboration between the University of Michigan and Cambridge University, seeks freelancers in and around Ann Arbor to assist with the Graduate Student Instructor Oral English Test (GSI OET). The GSI OET assesses the English-language proficiency of prospective GSIs at U-M Ann Arbor whose undergraduate education was not in English.

Each test takes about 20 minutes, and you'll be compensated $10 for every test. You'll receive training and certification before beginning and you must be willing to commit to 2-hour testing blocks (tests happen during regular office hours).

The majority of GSI OET testing takes place from March to May, then in August, and again in November and December.

Desired Qualifications:

Minimum of 2 years undergraduate education in a US-based institution
Some background in language, education, ESL, or English

Desired Skills:

excellent language awareness and oral communication skills in English
attention to detail
flexibility
ability to work as a member of a team.

We are accepting applications now! For more information, please see the website & contact Ildi Porter-Szucs, porter-szucs.i@cambridgemichigan.org.

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July 23, 2013

Assistant Professor of International Studies, University of Michigan

http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000787579-01/

Internation The University of Michigan's International Studies program is seeking authorization to invite applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position in the field of International Studies to begin September 1, 2014. We are interested in a scholar who conducts research on and teaches courses about global environment, global health, or both. This person should have broad, interdisciplinary interests in the social sciences or humanities and will be a faculty member in a disciplinary department (Anthropology (deadline August 19, 2013), Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies) and participate in an international studies program. Rank is open, but hiring at the assistant professor level will be given priority. This is a university year appointment. Promise of excellence in research and teaching is required. Applications received by October 1, 2013 will be given first consideration, although we will accept applications after that date. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes their research and training, curriculum vitae, writing samples, research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and for entry-level candidates please include three letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts via e-mail to: pjl@umich.edu. The University of Michigan is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

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July 19, 2013

Program Assistant, One Voice Movement

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Dd8WChJZHccp/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

The PeaceWorks Foundation is seeking a Program Assistant to support a dynamic team at the OneVoice Movement in New York City.

OneVoice, the flagship undertaking of the PeaceWorks Foundation, is a multinational organization with offices in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Gaza City, London and New York. The OneVoice teams work together to build and steward a grassroots movement with over 660,000 signatories in roughly equal numbers both in Israel and Palestine. The movement aims to amplify the voice of Israeli and Palestinian moderates, empowering them to seize back the agenda for conflict resolution and demand that their leaders achieve the two-state solution, ending the occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state living alongside the State of Israel in peace and security.

The Program Assistant will work directly with the Deputy Director providing administrative support and helping to coordinate across a variety of programmatic initiatives including OneVoice's communications and fundraising.

The ideal candidate will provide initiative, energy, and imagination in helping to achieve OneVoice's mission and development goals.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Supporting the leadership of the office in scheduling meetings, conference calls, and coordinating travel logistics;
Serving as primary administrative support to the Senior Counsel and coordinating a DC and NY-based calendar of appointments;
Overseeing day to day office management to ensure the office runs smoothly;
Managing a contact database of high-level contacts and board members;
Assisting in coordination across all OneVoice offices;
Facilitating engagement and outreach with donors on behalf of the executive leadership;
Supporting the OneVoice US team in development, outreach, and stewardship;
Working with the Deputy Director to manage and oversee the OneVoice US internship program;
Ensuring that all promotional materials are up to date and drafting substantive content as needed.

Qualifications:

B.A. in international affairs, Middle East studies, conflict resolution, or a related field;
Computer literacy a must – All Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a fast paced, challenging environment;
Excellent attention to detail;
Excellent communications skills – both written and oral;
Strong understanding of the political dynamics in the Middle East;
SalesForce, SharePoint, and InDesign experience a plus.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience and skills and includes a competitive fringe benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Amy Herrmann at Amy@OneVoiceMovement.org.

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July 18, 2013

Steps to becoming a Foreign Service Officer

Follow the link below to learn more about the steps to take if you are interested in the foreign service:

http://careers.state.gov/officer/selection-process#nogo

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July 16, 2013

Marketing Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant- Genzyme

http://jobsatgenzyme.com/us/united-states/marketing/jobid3927518-marketing-coordinator_administrative-assistant?apstr=src=JB-10223

Description
Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients. Learn more at www.genzyme.com.

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Global Renal Strategy, the Marketing Coordinator / Administrative Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the planning, organization and implementation of some basic marketing projects that support the global marketing function and administrative support of up to 4 individuals for the Global Renal Strategy team.

The relative weighting of marketing communication responsibility and administrative support will depend on multiple factors including a candidate's ability and department priorities. Initially the weighting will be approximately 40% project based and 60% administrative based. The candidate will assist in planning and organizing marketing sales events, with a goal of further developing project management and product management skills.

The successful candidate must be customer-oriented and personable; have the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; have excellent attention to detail and be able to work with little direction. The candidate must also demonstrate past ability to relate to individuals of different cultures and different personality types, developing excellent rapport and relationships. The desire to understand the renal business and the global strategic direction should be well understood.

Coordination responsibilities including but not limited to:
Coordinating internal and external meetings involving logistics management and hosting (certain meetings may require travel - minimal)
Coordinating team POs and payments through NEXT and CATALYST
Preparing correspondence, reports, presentations, tables, and analyses
Serving as a liaison with internal stakeholders and external vendors to support various initiatives

Administrative and Project Management responsibilities including but not limited to:
· Providing administrative support requiring knowledge of department and business unit functions
Assist in the planning, organization and implementation of marketing projects that support the global marketing function
Generating and managing financial processes including project budgets, expense reports and check requests
Managing department communication for managers including mail, email, and calendar
Managing Global distribution lists and mailings
Making complex domestic and international travel arrangements
Completing through Concur the expense reports of supported individuals
Exercising discretion in handling of confidential material and information
Providing clerical support including filing, faxing, copying, data entry, etc.
Ensuring department supply needs are met

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
• Possess excellent technical aptitude navigating various digital platforms and project management ability
• Proven ability to work independently, highly organized and effective in handling multiple detail-oriented projects in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must exercise discrete and judgment in handling confidential/proprietary information
• Strong communications and interpersonal skills and a team player
• Strong administrative and computing skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), MS Internet Explorer and Adobe Connect presentation software
• Ability to interact with various level of business functions and professionals in and outside Sanofi
• Attentive to details and results
• High attention to detail and precision in creating reports, tables, and analyses.
• Ability to interact with all employees within the organization, including senior management, and to respond effectively to the needs of the business is required

Qualifications
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent
1-3 years of administrative assistant experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Marketing or project management experience M*

Job : Marketing
Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge

Job Posting : Jul 15, 2013

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July 15, 2013

Work Study Position-Peer Advisor International Center

https://www.studentemployment.umich.edu/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=7081&s=1

Due Friday, July 19th

Job working as an Education Abroad Peer Advisor involves advising U-M students about options for studying, working (internships, volunteering, paid jobs, teaching), and traveling abroad. Additional responsibilities may include giving presentations, maintaining our library, publicity, entering data, updating and researching handouts/website articles -- please see http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt.

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July 12, 2013

USAJOBS.GOV

https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

Check out this site for information on how to get your start with the Federal Government.

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July 10, 2013

Bilingual Professionals, General Motors

We have a unique opportunity for 25 Bilingual Professionals looking to get their foot in the door at General Motors. We have already placed 40 bilingual professionals thus far.

I’m searching for metro-Detroit based bilingual groups/individuals to see if anyone knows someone who may be interested in an IT career in Metro-Detroit!

TEKsystems; the largest IT staffing company in the US, is working with a large Fortune 10 customer based in Warren, MI on building out their Global IT Service Desk to support their end-user employees and is need of approximately 25 bilingual speaking resources interested in an IT career. These are positions that are contract to permanent with the customers goal of building a network of home grown IT talent. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and start a career in IT with a global enterprise level company. Additional job details are included in the attached flyer.

The core job requirements are fluency in speaking Korean, Spanish, Thai, Mandarin or Bahasa and any IT or Customer Service experience is a plus. If you know of anyone who may be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward them this email and/or have them reach out to the following contact information; blapham@teksystems.com or 248.728.9624.

Brief Description:

The Service Desk Level 1 Agents are the first point of contact for End Users seeking technical assistance and/or support for all IT related Hardware, Network, printing, mobile device, websites and Application issues. They provide technical support over the phone, on-line web submit form, email and chat sessions and are responsible to answer inquiries,troubleshoot problems, provide information and handle complaints. Level 1 Service Desk Agents are under the supervision of the Service Desk Manager. As a member of a Service Desk team, agents contribute to the overall management of the IT function.

PLEASE CONTACT BRITTANY LAPHAM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
W: 248.728.9624
E: BLAPHAM@teksystems.com

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July 09, 2013

Junior Outreach Fellow--Carnegie Europe

July 08, 2013 - July 12, 2013
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Employment Type: Intern - Full Time
http://carnegieendowment.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-466975.html

This internship is paid.

Description: Carnegie Europe, the Brussels based center for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is seeking an energetic and motivated individual to assist the Senior Communications Manager and the Events and Outreach Assistant in Brussels for a six month period beginning in Mid-August 2013.

Responsibilities will include providing support for a variety of foreign policy public and private events, including preparing briefing notes and meeting summaries, arranging advocacy meetings for Carnegie staff and scholars with various political and institutional representatives, and managing incoming correspondence to Carnegie Europe. The candidate will also provide logistical and administrative assistance, including on-site event preparation and support, managing event registrations, letter writing, submitting financial reports, updating internal tracking documents, and booking participant travel.
This position requires fluent English and, preferably, working-level French; excellent written and oral communication skills; flexibility; the ability to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment; the ability to work well independently and as part of a team; excellent Microsoft Office skills; and a university degree.

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July 02, 2013

International Programs Coordinator for Salta, Argentina

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wpdjSF2K2ncp/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

The International Program Coordinator (PC), under the supervision of the Program Director (PD) of the country program Site Team and with guidance from the International Programs Officer (IPO) and Team (IPT) members in the San Francisco Office (SFO), provides necessary support to ensure the development of FSD volunteers, support to host organizations and host families and support to FSD's Programs. Applications due ASAP, contract effective immediately, ending August 31st, with the possibility to extend.Written and spoken Spanish fluency is required. FSD will provide international airfare, a living stipend cover basic expenses, and travellers insurance

Major Duties and Responsibilities

A. Volunteer Support (approximately 40% LOE)

B. Administrative Support (approximately 25% LOE)

C. Project Planning and Support (approximately 15% LOE)

D. Training (approximately 15% LOE)

E. Other Duties and Activities (5% LOE)

Desired Qualifications:

Education: A university degree in International Development, International/Regional Studies, Business or related field.
Prior Experience: Minimum of 6 months working internationally, or within a development organization or similar experience. Experience in a leadership position.
Language Proficiency: Spoken and written fluency in both local language and English.
Knowledge: Good working knowledge of sustainable development and the host-country's culture/history/current events;
Skills and Abilities: Ability to represent FSD effectively with host organizations, host families, local officials, FSD Interns, and International Sponsors (Donors, Academic Sponsors). Capability to supervise FSD Intern job performance and provide technical assistance as needed. Ability to guide FSD Intern job performance. Counseling ability in Cross-Cultural and performance evaluation situations. Organizational and administrative skills. Excellent computer skills in word-processing and database management. Motivation and commitment to work effectively as part of an inter- cultural team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment under normal as well as complex and often stressful conditions. Demonstrated ability to maintain working level contacts with NGO officials and host families. Strong skills in facilitating training events.
Special consideration will be given to applicants who have prior experience with FSD.

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Global Program Operations Officer, New Haven, CT

http://poverty-action.org/getinvolved/jobs/US/IPAUSA100957

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate what works and does not work in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.

Position Summary:

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a qualified applicant for the newly created position of Global Program Operations Officer for the Proposal Development and Analysis unit. The Officer will help coordinate new proposal submissions and provide support during the proposal development and proposal submission process. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter with strong organizational and communication skills, who is eager to be a part of a rapidly growing and changing organization working on cutting-edge development issues. This position represents a unique opportunity to work closely with researchers at top academic institutions, and to become familiar with new business development functions at a top international non-profit. This position is integral to the business development goals of IPA.


Responsibilities:
Coordinate and support new proposal development:
Support Principal Investigators, Country Programs and Manager, Global Program Operations in preparing new funding proposals
Coordinate budget development and approval with Country Offices
Conduct budget review for new proposals
Work closely with the Manager, Global Program Operations and Project Development team in coordinating new submissions and liaising with Principal investigators
Conduct pre-award negotiations with donors and other stakeholders involved in the contracting process
Executive assorted administrative tasks associated with proposal development, submission and pre-award negotiations

Duties also include the following:

Provide technical support to Country Offices using appropriate policies and procedures
Facilitate cross functional communication and serve as an essential resource to the Global Program Operations and Executive Departments
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 0-3 years experience working in a fast-paced environment
Experience with an international non-profit or academic institution desirable;
Interest in the field of international development and poverty alleviation desirable
Experience with new business development desirable but not required;
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Flexibility, self-motivation, and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks efficiently;
Ability to manage several projects concurrently; and
Excellent skills in written and oral communication.

How to Apply:

Please follow the application instructions below. Any applications or CVs submitted outside this process will not be considered. Note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

1. Send an email to jobs-hr@poverty-action.org and cc jobs@poverty-action.org, following these instructions:

In the subject line: Copy the following position line: 100956IPAUSA, Global Program Operations
Attachments: Please attach Only your CV and cover letter
In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name
2. Qualified candidates: Please submit an application through J-PAL’s common application, indicating that you are interested in applying for a "Type 4" position. Please note: you are not required to include transcripts or letters of recommendation upon initial submission. After submitting, you can edit your application at any time and may add these materials, if requested.

3. Fill out our EEO-1 Voluntary Self Identification Form.

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July 01, 2013

U.S. Department of State E-Internships Program

BASIC INFO

Are you a U.S. citizen college student interested in virtually interning with the U.S. Department of State and other federal agencies? If so, apply to a Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship position on USAJobs.gov July 2-20. 276 unique projects and 450+ positions available this year! Resume, transcript, and statement of interest required. eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance. Selected eInterns spend 10 hours per week contributing to projects for an office or section from September 2013 through April 2014. Check out the available projects: http://www.state.gov/vsfs/209292.htm.

MORE DETAILED INFO

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program is the U.S. Department of State’s virtual eInternship program for U.S. citizen college students to apply to contribute to the work carried out by the State Department, U.S. Agency for International development, Broadcasting Board of Governors, and the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture. By committing ten hours per week from September through April, selected eInterns will play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, journalism, trade, and agriculture initiatives.

This year we have 276 available projects to work on. Last year, the 2012-2013 eInternship class consisted of 343 students from all regions studying a variety of majors who worked on projects focused on research, social media, website design, data visualization, reporting, teaching, and a plethora of other areas. Interested undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students can apply to up to three new positions July 2-20, 2013 on USAJobs. Available positions will be posted on state.gov/vsfs at the end of June. Interviews will be conducted in August and students will be notified in early September if there is a match. Security clearances are not required.

Selected eInterns will be invited to join a closed online community and will receive recognition for successfully completing an eInternship from the State Department.

For more information about the VSFS prorgram , contact Diplomat in Residence Jim Ellickson-Brown (ellickso@umich.edu)

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