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August 26, 2013

Grants Associate, HIV/AIDS/TB Global Program, PATH

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Grants Associate, HIV/AIDS/TB Global Program
Tracking Code
5715
Job Description
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

We are currently seeking a Grants Associate. Working under the guidance of a Senior Project Administrator (PADM) and Senior Program Manager in the PATH Washington, DC office, the Grants Associate will support the grants management aspects of project activities for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded integrated HIV project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is a part-time position at 60% LOE with pro-rated benefits; it has a tentative end date of June, 2014.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Perform general administrative duties including but not limited to formatting, editing and proofreading draft agreements, routing documents for signatures as needed and preparing cover letters
Support/Assist in the development and preparation of new awards and amendments to existing awards.
Review and process grantee quarterly financial reports, and process advance requests tied to approved financial reports
Work closely with the in-country Grants team on cradle-to-grave grant-related tasks, including drafting and maintaining grants tracking tool/s.
Liaise with PATH’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to ensure that all grants-related approvals are in place before grants or grant amendments are signed
Maintain grants filing system, including liaising with OSP to ensure that all grants-related approvals and other documentation are up-to-date and on file.
Provide regularly scheduled grant status updates to COP, PADM and Senior Program Manager
Troubleshoot assigned issues to resolution in a proactive way

Required Skills

Knowledge of USAID contracts and grants management requirements.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work well in team environment with program and technical staff.
Excellent writing skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Well-organized and detail-oriented with good follow-through.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word and Excel.
Familiarity with grant budgeting
French language capabilities a plus

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree preferred but a minimum of an Associate’s degree is required. A minimum of two years’ experience in grants/administrative functions. Demonstrated experience of working on USAID- supported projects in a grants/administrative capacity.

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Position Type
Part-Time

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August 21, 2013

South Asia Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator, University of Chicago

https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=592500

The University of Chicago's Southern Asia strength is built around two related bodies: a federally-funded Title VI South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC), and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS) made up of faculty across the University who share teaching and research interests in Southern Asia.

The focus of COSAS, which is supported through a University endowment, is to support and implement faculty and student academic and research projects that broadly encompass the study of South and Southeast Asia.

SALAC is designated as a South Asia National Resource Center (NRC), supported by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

SALAC and COSAS work to enhance opportunities available to scholars both in the United States and in South and Southeast Asia and to foster intellectual and scholarly communication and inter-disciplinary collaboration among the students and faculty at the University of Chicago and the wider Chicago and Southern Asian Studies communities. To these ends SALAC and COSAS sponsor a variety of activities including colloquia, workshops, conferences, public lectures, film series, cultural events, and other programs that promote understanding of the cultures and societies of South and Southeast Asia.

Unit Job Summary

South Asia Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator: Supports the work of two related bodies: The Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS) and the South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC) at the University of Chicago. Reports to, and works closely with, the Associate Director for the Committee on Southern Asia Studies and the South Asia Language and Area Center.

Plan and implement South Asia Outreach Educational Project programming and projects as defined in the South Asia Language and Area Center's USED Title VI grant. Primary responsibilities include planning and implementing workshops and conferences for K-12 teachers, as well as for the general public; preparing, publishing and mailing a semi-annual Center newsletter; managing an email-based public informational listserv; developing and updating resource materials for the Center's web site; overseeing and developing the collection in the Center's film/DVD lending library; coordinating specials projects in public education upon request; and working with other cultural, educational, and community organizations interested in developing their South Asia events and programming.

Coordinate campus-based workshops and conferences initiated by University faculty members and students; planning for, and setting up campus exhibits related to COSAS; coordinating a weekly tea for students and faculty members; and assisting faculty members as requested with other campus-based projects. Program planning and implementation for both areas is frequently done in cooperation with outside educational and cultural organizations and with other University centers and offices including, among others, the Center for International Studies, other Title VI Language and Area Centers and the University of Chicago International House.

This is a benefits eligible, part-time, 22.5-hour position.

Education:
Bachelor's degree required. Master of Arts degree preferred.

Experience:
At minimum, one year of experience with a not-for-profit organization required.

Competencies:

Knowledge of the South Asia region or a background in South Asian studies required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) required.
Proficiency with the internet and a variety of internet search tools required.
Ability to interact positively and collaboratively with a varied set of individuals required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends required
Willingness and ability to initiate and implement ideas independently required.
Excellent writing, editing skills, and communication skills required.

Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or other graphic design program preferred.
Knowledge and prior use of Dreamweaver preferred.
Ability to maintain web pages preferred.
A background in education, curriculum development, or program planning preferred.
Familiarity with the University and the city of Chicago preferred.

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Associate Washington Representative, Sierra Club

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=326&source=Indeed

Job Title: Associate Washington Representative

Department: Conservation/Washington, D.C.

Reports To: Director of International Climate Programs

Context: Carries out the strategies and activities for assigned legislative campaigns and activities on behalf of the federal policy team with the International Climate Campaign and Population Program. Participates in the development of strategies and priorities with the broader environmental community and our public health, labor and faith partners.

Scope: The Associate Washington Representative collaborates with the Washington federal policy staff and volunteer leaders who work on International Climate and Population oriented issues at the Sierra Club.

The Associate Washington Representative helps to design and implement campaign strategies for the Club's Federal Policy Program. Creates materials for use in public policy and outreach and education campaigns. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, and other organizations. Travels occasionally to lobby, participate in Chapter and Group activities, and coordinate and train volunteer leaders.

Job Activities:

Represents the Sierra Club to legislatures, government officials, other environmental groups, news media, and the public by participating in meetings, public speaking, and establishing and maintaining contacts.
Analyzes fossil fuel related issues. Develops educational and campaign materials and training as needed to coalition partners, volunteer leaders on environmental quality issues. This may include writing and/or editing conservation alerts, fact sheets, letters to policy makers, Sierra and Planet newsletter articles and other grassroots outreach and media documents as needed.
Supports, motivates and encourages grassroots conservation campaign activities by providing guidance and information to activists in Club structure, volunteer development and organization.
Seeks outs and develops contacts in agencies, organizations and legislative bodies to further Club objectives.
Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Knowledge & Skills:

-- B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Political Science, or a closely related field, or the equivalent combination of experience, skills and education.

-- 1‑2 years experience in the environmental field that includes research and campaign organizing, press relations and public speaking.

-- Good written and oral communication skills.

-- Prior experience and ability in writing training information and materials.

-- Prior experience and knowledge of the national legislative process.

-- Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and John Muir Local.

The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan. This is a category 5 exempt position.

Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

*If you are applying for more than one position with us, please attach your job-specific cover letters in the 'Attachments' section.

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Program Officer, Jhpiego-Washington DC

https://jobs-jhpiego.icims.com/jobs/1836/program-officer/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com

Overview:

As multi-country point person for MCHIP-FP, the Program Officer will support the management of core-funded activities, programs and publications as well as support one field-funded country program. Tasks will include program development, finance, work plan development and presentation, research design and protocol development, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, business development, materials development, knowledge management, and responding to the MCHIP-FP Team Leader, the MCHIP EMT, and country staff requests. The MCHIP-FP team works collaboratively to provide top-notch technical assistance to MCHIP country programs and to provide global leadership and innovations in family planning.

Responsibilities:

Provide programmatic leadership when there is limited field staff
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and donors in country, region or worldwide
In collaboration with field staff, ensure necessary program planning, development and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
Work collaboratively to ensure that resources for program implementation are available to the home office team and to the field
Participate in and lead, as needed, monitoring of activities and awards
In collaboration with financial staff, prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets
Contribute to the Program Learning agenda, through design and implementation of program learning research, the documentation of activities and results, and the writing of synthesis publications
Provide guidance to program staff supporting MCHIP-FP programs
Facilitate the work of Jhpiego consultants and MCHIP-FP partners in country activities
Represent Jhpiego and MCHIP-FP in professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations
Advocate on behalf of Jhpiego and MCHIP-FP with partners
Comply with Jhpiego and JHU operational policies and regulations
Identify and inform MCHIP-FP Team Leader, field-based technical advisors technical and Country Directors of successes, challenges and lessons learned
Ensure global staff is included in sharing of information and knowledge and that flow of information is south to north as well as north to south; participate in Global Program Office forums and discussions
Upload documents onto JHPIEGO knowledge management sites (e.g., external site, BD Tracker, my.Jhpiego) and external sites and partners (eg. Toolkits, ReprolinePlus, RH Gateway, World Bank’s Development Gateway)
Identify opportunities for new business and sources of funding
In coordination with MCHIP-FP Team Leader, contribute to proposal management, design, writing, and editing, as needed

Required Qualifications:

MA in public health or related field with 3+ years managing international family planning/reproductive health programs
In depth knowledge the global health program development field, particularly family planning and reproductive health
Experience with USAID-funded reproductive health programs
Extensive experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
Comprehensive understanding of current global health funding priorities and players
Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
Ability and willingness to learn the technical side of program implementation
Skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Ability to travel independently in new environments
Appreciates socio-cultural differences in countries
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups in a developing country environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient oral and written French or Portuguese language skills
2+ years field based experience

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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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August 13, 2013

Program Representative III, UCLA

https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1376410573029

Serve as the Administrator for the International Institute's Center for Korean Studies (CKS). Responsible for program development, office management, contract and grant administration, outreach and fundraising activities and budgetary oversight. Assist the CKS Director in developing long-term academic plans for the Center. Manage office and coordinate daily operations. Represent Director in meetings with Korea Foundation, delegations of visitors from Korean Universities, International Institute, and administrators of other campus offices. Conceptualize and design the format and text of Center promotional materials. Oversee major functions of travel, the Center's Visiting Scholar program, and conference coordination. Hire, train and supervise one or more work-study employees. Prepare Center's annual administrative budget, including specific portions of grants, private foundation, gift, endowment and general funds. Research and compile information for grant proposals. Analyze proposed projects costs and develop final budgets. Serve as liaison with the Korean Consulate, universities, community groups, other campus units, the media, and distinguished visitors of the Center. Plan workshops, seminars, conferences, and other special events in conjunction with the Director. Design master calendar of all center activities.

Qualifications:

Skill in planning, preparation, and administration of budgets with multiple fund sources.

Demonstrated working knowledge of contract and grant practices and procedures.

Strong oral communications skills to obtain and convey information clearly and to interact with individuals at various levels professionally and diplomatically.

Demonstrated organizational skills to research and compile information for grant proposals, reports, and databases.

Ability to design strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects that are appropriate to the prospect, to the Center, and to UCLA as an institution of higher learning.

Highly developed writing skills for preparing contract and grant proposals, correspondence, reports, and other documents.

Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and groups to incorporate their ideas and to encourage them to take actions and/or make decisions which are appropriate.

Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with faculty and staff as well as high-level University administrators, Government officials, U.S. and foreign educational leaders, funding agency personnel, and private donors.

Demonstrated ability to facilitate and coordinate planning efforts from conceptual through implementation phases.

Cultural sensitivity to manage working relations with collaborating institutions in Asia, particularly Korea.

Bilingual verbal and writing skills in Korean and English to compose reports, correspondence, and proposals, and to translate from English-Korean and vice versa.

Interpersonal skills to relate effectively, invoking appropriate protocol, to a broad range of foreign dignitaries from Asian countries, particularly Korea, including academicians, government and funding agency officials and donors.

Demonstrated skill in public speaking and ability to make oral group presentations.

Skill in operating personal computers utilizing Windows in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

Ability to supervise one or more clerical employees.

General knowledge of educational systems, institutions, protocol, and cultural practices in Korea.

Working knowledge of university administrative policies, procedures, and research resources.

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Advocacy Associate-Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, Washington, DC

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34tn6PjGH74bD/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster awareness of and support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain by advocating for the rights of the Bahraini people to key actors within the US government, the international community, and the general public.

The Advocacy Associate plays an active role in developing ADHRB's advocacy initiatives and strategies aimed at advancing human rights and democracy in Bahrain. This position reports to the Director of Advocacy.

Responsibilities:

Serve as primary point of contact for NGOs and think tanks, and represent ADHRB at coalition meetings, conferences, and events
Develop and strengthen relationships with the NGO and think tank community
Develop and execute coordinated NGO advocacy campaigns
Research, analyze, and synthesize information and data about the human rights situation in Bahrain to accurately document violations and develop advocacy initiatives
Compile reports, white papers, briefing memos, letters, and other advocacy materials
Assist with outreach to U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, and United Nations officials
Assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of overall advocacy strategies that advance support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain
Help facilitate Bahraini delegation visits to Washington, D.C. and New York
Assist with administrative duties as needed
Hire and manage Advocacy interns

Qualifications and Skills:

1-3 years of experience
BA required, and MA in international relations, public policy, or related field a plus
Demonstrated experience in the development and execution of advocacy strategies, as well as managing projects
Experience in research and report writing preferred
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a collaborative working environment
Strong knowledge of the Gulf region and human rights preferred, but not required
Arabic language skills are a plus, but not required
ADHRB offers a competitive compensation package.

How to apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@adhrb.org

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Program Development Officer, WaterAid America- New York, NY

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/b5Sbns9XXMJd/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

WaterAid America

WaterAid America, based in New York City, is a leading international nonprofit organization working with local partners to deliver safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education to impoverished and vulnerable people living in many of the world's poorest countries. WaterAid America (WAA) is a member of WaterAid international (WAi), which includes member offices in the UK, Australia, Sweden, Japan and most recently, Canada. Established in 2004, WaterAid America mobilizes financial and other resources in the U.S. to support work undertaken by WaterAid's 27 country programs across Africa, Asia and the South Pacific – as well as one country program in Nicaragua which WAA manages. WAA also manages a Policy and Advocacy Program from its office in Washington. It also undertakes public outreach to raise awareness about the global water and sanitation crisis and its solutions. WAA works closely with its fellow WaterAid member organizations to implement a Global Strategy (2009-2015).

Position Summary

The Program Development Officer will support WaterAid America (WAA) in increasing our contribution to WaterAid's global mission through partnerships and enhancing the impact of our work through fundraising and strategic grant making. Collaborating closely with our Country Program staff, primarily in francophone countries, and our Program Funding team in London and reporting to the WAA Program Development Manager, the responsibilities of this position fall under three main areas:

To support and/or lead the development and submission of funding proposals and reports to a range of institutional donors, mainly foundations and US government sources.

To support Country Programs (majority francophone) to implement funded projects, ensuring compliance to donor contract conditions and promoting best practices in contract management.

To work closely with WaterAid's country programs, and other WaterAid staff to build their capacity to explore, access and manage institutional funding. The latter involves tracking the monitoring of program implementation and expenditure and supporting the, evaluation of impact and report writing to donors.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who thrives in a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment and has the motivation and capability to develop their professional skills and gain significant experience in the WASH sector. The ideal candidate will possess experience and/or familiarity with international development issues and a commitment to WaterAid's mission and values. The selected candidate will be expected to travel domestically and internationally with varied work hours, including some evening and weekend commitments.

Duties & Responsibilities

Support the management and execution of the institutional funding cycle:
Communicate requirements to and manage timelines for funded proposals with WaterAid country program staff.
Support Country Program staff and partners in managing all aspects of grants and contracts, including advice and guidance on best practices, clarifying reporting requirements and timeframes, submission of payment requests etc.
Work with colleagues in the UK, Country Programs and respective Finance Departments to ensure sufficient capacity (staff, systems, skills) in place to effectively predict, record, and monitor income and expenditure.
Facilitate start-up workshops, as assigned, for new funding contracts and other capacity building activities to promote best practice in contract management.
Support Regional Team and Country Programs to prepare narrative and financial reports for submission to donors and to evaluate donor-funded programs.
Working closely with country program staff, develop work plans and budgets and continuously monitor that activities align with program expenditure throughout the duration of a grant.
Maintain communication with relevant stakeholders, providing updates on significant concerns, risks and issues affecting the management of donor contracts and broader relationships.
Attend meetings with Regional Teams to discuss and review funding related issues within the relevant region, as assigned. There are four regional offices: West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and South Asia.

Support and lead, when assigned, in developing relationships with existing and prospective institutional funders by supporting Country Programs in implementing Funding Strategies in line with wider organizational funding strategies, targets and policies:
With Director of Development and Communications, Program Development Manager, Regional Team, Country Programs and other relevant teams, select suitable projects to offer donors.
Support Country Programs to prepare proposals and budgets within the required formats and to ensure internal sign-off as necessary.
Define roles and responsibilities with other relevant colleagues for submission of all new proposals and budgets and in contract management processes.
Conduct research on prospective foundations and government sources; identify prospects for funding annual and special campaign needs.
Communicate passionately about WaterAid's work while also presenting detailed project information that demonstrates our impact.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree, preferably in international relations or development, or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
At least 4+ years' experience in development, contract management or grant writing, preferably with a focus on international issues.
Advanced knowledge of Excel required.
Proficiency in French language preferred.
Demonstrated success managing institutional partnerships.
Ability to set short and long term objectives that support organizational goals.
Demonstrated oral and written communication and analytical skills.
Strong computer skills including MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel)
Excellent attention to detail and a willingness to support individuals at all levels.
Ability to manage a busy and varied workload, including multiple projects and deadlines, and think proactively and work independently, with limited supervision.
Positive and flexible approach to working in a busy, open office as part of a team

How to apply

Salary is commensurate with experience. WaterAid America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates for this position. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to inquiries@wateraidamerica.org with your
name and "Development Officer" in the subject field by no later than August 31st.

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August 08, 2013

Research Associate, David Rockefeller Studies Program, Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: Washington, DC

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's aim is 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 Distinguished Fellow.

The major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

Providing research for op-eds, articles, speeches, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the Distinguished Fellow
Tracking foreign policy news and providing summaries upon request by the Distinguished Fellow
Assisting with the proofreading and editing of written material
Providing administrative support to the Distinguished Fellow, including scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing correspondence, and responding to requests for information
Managing the program's finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, creating and updating spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
Managing social media and other digital tools
Coordinating events and meetings, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support

Preferred Qualifications:

MA in International Relations with strong academic credentials
1+ years related administrative experience
Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
Strong research, writing, and editing skills
Strong organizational and program planning skills
Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet
Strong understanding of social media applications
The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. The Council's 4300+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. The Council 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 the Council's award winning website,CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter 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

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

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Interdepartmental Program Assistant

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: Washington, DC

The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Associate Director, Human Resources, and is assigned to work Reception Services and in departments that request help with general duties and deadlines. The position is an excellent introduction to the operations of the CFR and may lead to promotion, depending on availability of positions and job performance.

The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

Perform reception duties at Reception Services, including greeting and announcing visitors and answering CFR's switchboard, which has a high volume of calls
Checking in guests for meetings and assisting with events logistics
Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, including handling event coordination, Microsoft office work, and possibly proofreading, editing, research and business writing
Assisting a department that is working on a deadline or is preparing for a large event or conference
Assisting in the Human Resources department, including staff event support and recruitment support, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in International Relations or related area with high academic achievement
Related administrative and office experience
Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Strong writing, research, and organizational skills
Flexibility to adapt to a changing schedule and multitasking several projects at one time
Availability to work overtime
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 magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Program Coordinator, New York Meetings- Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: New York

New York Meetings provides CFR members in New York with the opportunity to exchange ideas with international policymakers, opinion shapers, and respected experts on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Each year, New York Meetings convenes over 150 programs including panel discussions, film screenings, single-speaker events, debates, roundtable discussions, videoconferences, conference calls, symposia, and conferences. New York Meetings also organizes events and trips for CFR's term members.

The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

Developing and researching ideas for potential speakers and topics for meetings.
Acting as a liaison between CFR and the presiders and speakers for each event, including providing all the necessary details for each meeting such as room set up, discussion format, and registered attendees.
Coordinating logistics for meetings, including drafting meeting announcements, speaker and presider invitations, maintaining database of event information, audience development, posting meeting information and related readings on the CFR member website, attending meetings to oversee logistics, and working closely with CFR's event management staff and other departments.
Coordinating logistics for term member roundtables, workshops, and trips.
Handling post event follow-up work, including writing thank you letters to speakers and presiders, and processing vouchers.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in International Relations or related field with high academic achievement and knowledge of current foreign policy issues required; Master's degree strongly preferred.
At least 2 years related experience, including experience managing all administrative aspects of event planning and corresponding with high-level speakers.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
Strong MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and database skills.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team.
Flexible schedule to accommodate early morning and evening events.
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 magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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: June 2013

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

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Program Assistant, Executive Office, Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: New York

The executive office program assistant will work under the direction of the chief of staff to the president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, the ability to prioritize, and experience dealing with high profile individuals. The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

Drafting correspondence and memos for the chief of staff and the president
Proofreading and editing correspondence submitted by Council departments, including meeting invitations, acknowledgment letters, and background briefs
Tracking and filing written materials
Providing administrative support to the Council president, chief of staff, and members of the Executive Office staff, including answering telephones, greeting guests, scheduling, responding to requests for information, and interacting with other Council departments
Supporting the planning of three Board of Directors meetings each year, including preparation of background materials
Assisting the chief of staff and the members of the Executive Office staff as needed for special projects
Aiding in some research on foreign policy issues

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations or a related field, with high academic credentials and awareness of current foreign policy issues
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
Outstanding communication skills and professional demeanor
Proficiency in word processing, Excel, database management, and social media platforms
Relevant internship and/or administrative experience with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks on deadline
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 magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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: August 2013

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

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Head Houseman of Rental Events- Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: New York

The headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. This combined space is used for several hundred meetings a year and is one of the most sought after locations in Manhattan to rent for corporate meetings, conferences, weddings, and other special events.

The Head Houseman will be part of the Outside Events team and will work closely with the staff who coordinate rental events. He/she will be responsible for overseeing the logistics prior to, during, and following events; in order to ensure that they run efficiently and smoothly and that the facility's appearance meets clients' expectations and is maintained at the highest level.

This position is based on a schedule requiring flexible hours with the ability to work weekends and evenings; and to adjust to seasonal demands (including periodic lengthly shifts).

The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

Arriving prior to the set up of the event to walk through the facility and ensure it is set up according to the client's specifications (i.e. – check on room set up, check temperature set points, be sure lights are on, ensure that event rooms are properly cleaned and restrooms are stocked, etc.), and coordinate any last minute work
Managing and coordinating the load in and load out of the vendors for the events, including giving direction to the vendors on where and how to set up and break down (including caterers, florists, photographers, and musicians), and ensuring the Council's policies and procedures for the vendors' use of the facility are understood and adhered to
Overseeing and assisting with the physical setup and breakdown of events
Interacting with clients, vendors, and guests during the event when needed, including being a point of contact for any facility questions, and coordinating a timely response to inquiries with other members of the events team
Attending planning meetings with the Outside Events staff to review logistical details for upcoming events
Interfacing with the Council's internal event staff to ensure simultaneous events run smoothly
Assist with basic maintenance and upkeep of the facility, working closely with Facility Operations staff

Preferred Qualifications:

2 plus years related operational and logistical experience; experience in the hotel or catering industry strongly preferred
Availability to work a flexible and varied schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as well as periodic lengthy shifts
Demonstrated ability to effectively work on a team
Results-oriented, self starter who can respond quickly and effectively to requests
Outstanding communication and customer service skills
Highest level of dependability; proactive, flexible, and positive attitude required
Ability to handle heavy lifting in excess of 70 pounds (such as tables and podiums)
Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel a plus
The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package including health insurance programs and an on-site fitness center.

Qualified candidates should email a list of qualifications and experience 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: May 2013

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

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Assistant Digital Producer, Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: New York

Title: Assistant Digital Producer

Salary: Based on education and experience


Join a ten-person website management team as an Assistant Digital Producer for the world's most influential foreign-policy think tank and publisher. Reporting to the department's deputy director, the position affords the candidate an excellent opportunity to move upwards into Web project management, online marketing, or front-end Web development.

The major responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to):

Provide end-user support for CFR staffers who author website content and create email products like HTML newsletters.
Perform training for staffers in the areas of CMS authoring and publishing, e-newsletter production, data-visualization tools, and Web applications like wikis, blogs, and bug-trackers.
Independently manage small-scale design engagements and Web development projects
Create and maintain documentation, such as marketing reports and project-management data, on internal wikis and intranets.
Help launch new site features by performing quality-assurance testing.
Assist with departmental administration, such as meeting scheduling and bookkeeping, as needed.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field; computer-oriented majors preferred.
Basic proficiency with HTML and CSS; able to use HTML inspectors and similar tools included the major browsers
Familiarity with Content Management Systems like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, or similar systems.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2007 or later.
Resourceful, methodical problem-solving skill, particularly in troubleshooting end-user issues or Web-page rendering problems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in particular, the ability to clearly communicate technical matters to persons without technical backgrounds, both orally and in writing, and the ability to logically organize information on wikis, intranets, and similar applications.
Cheerful, positive personality; sense of humor; ability to keep your head when all around you are losing theirs.
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 magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter 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

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

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August 02, 2013

Program Assistant, MENA, National Endowment for Democracy- Washington DC

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/TbdC7WTMmTnp/

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Middle East and North Africa regional program team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Middle East and North Africa program staff.

Responsibilities:

Ensure logging in of grant proposals.
Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries.
Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in the assigned region/country.
Assist senior director and staff with general administrative duties.
Organize events for visiting grantees.
Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.
Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
Fluency in Arabic (reading, writing and speaking) is required.
Preferred candidates will also have language proficiencies in other languages used in the region, including French, Turkish and Farsi.
Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
Knowledge of major political and social issues in the MENA region.
Administrative support experience.
Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Authorization to work in the United States.
How to apply

To Apply:

Applications must include cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three references (this should be in English). Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant, MENA – Job #1321 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.

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Policy Analyst, Fintrac-Washington DC

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/cKJ5bbCgsHSP/

About Fintrac

Fintrac is an international consultancy that has worked for over 20 years to increase incomes and improve livelihoods for the world's most vulnerable farm families, while also building sustainable commercial value-chains. Fintrac manages agricultural development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America for USAID and other donors. There is an immediate need for a Policy Analyst to support one of its Washington, DC based projects.

About the EAT Project

The Enabling Agricultural Trade (EAT) program supports US Government agencies tackling the challenges of agricultural development and food insecurity. The EAT program is designed to identify and alleviate constraints to private sector entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment in competitive agribusinesses of all sizes. EAT's analytical work provides intellectual leadership in the development community on the legal, regulatory and institutional issues most impacting individuals, businesses, and investors in the agriculture sector. The EAT program builds upon existing analytical methodologies, particularly the AgCLIR diagnostic tool, but it also offers tailored assessments of the agribusiness enabling environment, program strategy and design, implementation assistance and capacity building for USAID mission staff and partners.

About the Position

Fintrac seeks a Policy Analyst to provide support to the USAID/EAT Project (more information on the project can be found at www.eatproject.org). This position is based in the Washington, DC office and may include overseas travel in developing countries.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide organizational support for the EAT Project;
Assist in the preparation of budgets, scopes of work, travel plans or other operational or administrative elements of the EAT Project;
Work with the Project Director and project activity managers to support the development of tools and technical services in response to expressed or latent demand from USAID and other EAT stakeholders;
Participate in country assessment teams providing administrative support to ensure project success, including but not limited to the AGRI Index, other analytical products and technical support services offered by the EAT project;
Play a supporting role in the development of policy briefs and related public outreach events, relevant to the agribusiness and development community;
Contribute to work plans, quarterly reports, and the final report;
Other, as appropriate and determined by the Project Director.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of one year of relevant professional experience, including internships;
Bachelor's degree in Business, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, International Relations or a related field
Strong quantitative analysis and research skills;
Clear, concise, and logical writing style.
Demonstrable interest in food and agricultural trade;
Strong MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint proficiency;
Demonstrated self-motivation, attention to detail, teamwork, and communication skills.
PREFERRED:

Master's degree or courses toward a Master's degree in one of the subjects listed above.
Experience working and/or living in developing countries;
Foreign Language proficiency, particularly Spanish or French.
Must be authorized to work in the United States and able to travel abroad.

Fintrac is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply:
Please go to http://fintrac.com/careers/.

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August 01, 2013

Collaborative Programs Consultant- Program Development

http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=cd9a4eb221c80a25&q=international+development&tk=180to7q0b19v23dc&from=web

Collaborative Programs Consultant - Program Development
The Cambridge Institute - Burlington, MA
We are seeking a Collaborative Programs Consultant who displays a high level of professionalism to assist in our new dual diploma high school program and academic camps program.
This is an exciting opportunity to join and develop a growing team within our company. If you are detail-oriented, organized, personable, have a passion for international education and love challenges, then please submit your resume.
Since you will be coordinating with many different people, both within the United States and overseas, strong organization skills, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must.
Experienced Collaborative Programs Consultants may have opportunities for international travel.

Requirements

Manage comprehensive administrative tasks as assigned

Coordinate and arrange partnership school programs and camp programs

Manage related projects as assigned

Qualifications

BA or BS required

Interest or experience in global business or education

Strong drive/high energy and a willingness to travel

Strong interpersonal and communicational skills, including telephone and email skills

Flexibility and willingness to work and communicate outside normal business hours

Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

Ability to think creatively

Ability to work with teenagers

Ability to work closely with managers and colleagues around the globe

Professionalism and punctuality, with the ability to work independently

Must be authorized to work in the US. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

Preferred Qualifications

Fluency in Mandarin Chinese or another foreign language(s)

International travel experience

Sales and/or marketing experience

Background in summer camps, teaching, mentoring, personal counseling, and/or childcare

Remote management experience

1-3 years of experience preferred

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