Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Expert en Systèmes d’information, édition et communication

Le Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy (BiRD) recherche un(e) expert junior en Schémas Directeurs de Systèmes d’information, édition et communication pour une mission à court terme de Lot 7 au Maroc.

Programme: Lot 7 – Identification d'un Jumelage pour le renforcement des capacités institutionnelles, organisationnelles et opérationnelles du Secrétariat Général du Gouvernement

Date de démarrage: Janvier 2012 Durée: 29 jours hommes Lieu de la prestation: Rabat, Maroc (Phase de rédaction: lieu de résidence de l'expert) Date limite de soumission d'un résumé: 07/12/2011

Objectif général L'objectif général de la mission est de contribuer, au travers de la mise à disposition d'une assistance technique spécialisée, à la mise en œuvre de la stratégie de coopération de l'Union européenne avec le Royaume du Maroc en matière de renforcement des capacités des administrations marocaines.

Objectifs spécifiques Identifier et formuler le jumelage institutionnel «Renforcement des capacités institutionnelles, organisationnelles et opérationnelles du Secrétariat Général du Gouvernement au Maroc » tel qu’approuvé par le comité du pilotage du programme P3AIII, et ce conformément au manuel commun de jumelage de l’Union européenne en vigueur.

Profil d’expert junior : Formation - Diplôme universitaire supérieur (minimum Bac+3) en sciences de l’information, de l’édition et de la communication, ou domaine équivalent (exigence minimale).

Expérience - Au moins 3 années d'expérience pratique en matière des schémas directeurs des systèmes d’information, d’édition et de communication (exigence minimale); - Expérience spécifique en identification de besoins, d’assistance technique au secteur public, particulièrement en relation avec les systèmes d’information et de communication (fortement souhaitable); - Expérience acquise au sein d'un organisme national en Europe (Ministère, Agence, etc.) dans le secteur des systèmes d’information, de l’édition et de la communication notamment la diffusion de la documentation de l’Etat et les sites WEB de diffusion de l’information gouvernementale au service du public en Europe constitue (fortement souhaitable).

Connaissances - Maîtrise de la langue française (exigence minimale); - Maîtrise de la langue anglaise (souhaitable); - Connaissance approfondie des politiques communautaires en matière de systèmes d’information et de communication des administrations publiques (souhaitable); - Connaissance des mécanismes et instruments de jumelage institutionnel (souhaitable) - Connaissance des procédures UE (souhaitable).

Please send your application, including CV and if possible a short coverletter, to the following address: jobs@birdmunich.de

How to apply:

Applications and updated CV should be submitted to jobs@birdmunich.de

Poland Senior Election Adviser, P4

Background:

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Head of Department in making policy recommendations with a view to defining strategic developments of the Department and in analyzing political and legislative trends in the OSCE area. The incumbent is also responsible for advising election department staff on electoral issues and on the delivery of daily Department’s activities with the view to ensuring accuracy, efficiency, consistency and high professional standards of outputs, including all reporting. Under the general guidance of the Head of Election Department, and more specifically, he/she will perform the following functions:

• Supporting the Head of the Election Department and his/her Deputy on developing methodological frameworks for election activities, on advancing long-term strategies for the Department’s activities and analyzing political and legislative trends in the OSCE area; • Leading and advising on activities in follow-up to election observation activities and recommendations made by ODIHR; • Participating in or leading needs assessment missions to recommend possible observation activities in OSCE participating States and follow-up visits; • Advising election department staff on electoral issues, the content of election reports, good practices in electoral matters, reviews of election legislation, and ongoing, new and emerging challenges in the electoral field; • Organizing, participating in and reporting on seminars and workshops on election related issues, and participating as a senior representative of the Election Department in these and related activities; and • Performing other related work as assigned, including the implementation of all stages of election observation and assessment missions as desk officer.

Education and Experience:

• Advanced university degree in political sciences, international relations, law, social sciences or other related fields is required. Some legal background or training is desirable. • Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience, including three years at international level in the field of elections; • Experience in providing policy and strategic advice; • Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills; • Diplomatic and negotiation skills; • Initiative, resourcefulness, sound political sense and maturity of judgment; • Experience in project design and implementation; • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; • Organizational skills; • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team; • Excellent knowledge of English with excellent drafting and editing skills are essential; working knowledge of a second language of the OSCE would be an asset.

Remuneration:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions as well as monthly changes of the post adjustment multiplier and exchange rate, is approximately EUR 5,670 (single rate) and approximately EUR 6,100 (dependency rate). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social security will include participation in the Vanbreda International medical insurance scheme and OSCE Provident Fund maintained by the OSCE. The Organization contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.

How to apply:

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/who/83.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.

No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.

Poland Deputy Chief, Rule of Law Unit

Background The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.

The Rule of Law Unit within ODIHR’s Democratization Department focuses on strengthening the rule of law, and prioritizes judicial independence, fair trial monitoring, public law reform including criminal justice and administrative reform and judicial reform.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief, Rule of Law Unit, the incumbent will provide expert advice with respect to rule of law and human dimension issues and contribute to the development of programmes and policy options, including the development and implementation of rule of law projects. More specifically, he/she will perform the following duties:

• Designing and implementing ODIHR rule of law programme activities, including the management of administrative and financial aspects of Extra Budgetary projects; • Acting as a deputy for the Unit; • Co-ordinating and undertaking research and analysis on specific rule of law issues with a special emphasis on developments in the criminal justice sector and reform/strengthening capacity of legal institutions; • Representing ODIHR at international conferences, seminars and expert meetings on rule of law development work, including providing expertise and presentations on ODIHR rule of law activities; • Following political and legal developments in selected OSCE participating States, and providing briefings to ODIHR management and OSCE officials on rule of law issues, including presentations at regular ODIHR human dimension events; • Administering and implementing rule of law projects and activities, including their monitoring and evaluation; • Providing rule of law advice and expertise to ODIHR management and the OSCE field operations in the designated areas of responsibility; • Developing and maintaining regular contacts with legal professionals, project partners, and OSCE participating State stakeholders in the justice system; • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications: • Advanced university degree in law; • Good knowledge of public international law, constitutional law and comparative legal systems. Knowledge of human rights and democracy-building issues; • Minimum of six years of professional work experience in law, rule of law development or public administration, and at least three years of experience specifically in rule of law development in a country in transition to democracy; • Management experience in multi-cultural environment; • Proven experience in designing, planning and implementing project activities; demonstrated experience in project management; • Knowledge of the functioning of political institutions and government offices; • Political intuition; organizational and strong analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgment; • Ability to work with minimum supervision; • Ability to advise high-level officials on rule of law and legal policy issues; • Excellent knowledge of English with very good drafting skills, in particular related to legal documents; • Knowledge of another OSCE language, particularly Russian, is an asset.

Remuneration Package Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions as well as monthly changes of the post adjustment multiplier and exchange rate, is approximately EUR 4,650 (single rate) and approximately EUR 4,980 (dependency rate). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.

Social security will include participation in the Vanbreda International medical insurance scheme and OSCE Provident Fund maintained by the OSCE. The Organization contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.

How to apply:

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment .

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/who/83

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.

No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.

Intern - International Advocacy Programme (Geneva)

We are currently recruiting interns to work in the International Advocacy Programme's office representing Amnesty International at the UN in Geneva.

The Internship is voluntary (unpaid), full time for a period of six months. We cover intern’s return travel costs (as agreed when taking up the intern position) as well as daily local travel and lunch allowance.

Interns play an integral role in the International Advocacy Programme. They contribute to the team’s work through a mixture of long and short term projects.

The work of the interns is supervised; however interns are expected to work independently and use their own initiative.

If you are interested in doing an internship with the International Advocacy Programme in Geneva we would like to hear from you.

The International Advocacy Programme leads Amnesty International’s work at intergovernmental organizations, notably the UN, working to further Amnesty International’s human rights objectives as expressed in country and thematic strategies. The Programme coordinates the submission of information to UN bodies and mechanisms, lobbies government representatives, participates in relevant meetings at the UN, and monitors and reports on developments relevant to the organization’s work. The International Advocacy Programme also coordinates the activities of lobbyists based in Amnesty International sections around the world to lobby their governments to take action to address human rights concerns in line with AI’s objectives.

The Programme is based in three locations: Geneva, London and New York. The office in New York leads Amnesty International’s work at the Security Council and the General Assembly, while the office in Geneva leads work at the Human Rights Council and with the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The team in London, which is the organization’s headquarters, works with the regional and thematic experts based there to advise about engagement with the UN and to produce submissions of information to the UN.

Interns work with Amnesty International’s staff as an integral part of the team by:

* participating in lobbying efforts, * monitoring UN meetings and developments, * providing desk-based research support to projects, * liaising with diplomatic missions, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and other NGOs,  * providing administrative support, including database maintenance, record keeping and filing, * coordinating with AmnestyInternational’s office in New York, the International Secretariat in London and Amnesty International Sections worldwide. 

Essential Skills and Experience

  1. A background in law (particularly human rights law) or international relations to a graduate level;
  2. Fluency in English: Theworking language of AI is English. A very good level of written andspoken English is required for interns in all locations;
  3. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel): Much of our work is computerized and interns must be willing to be trained to work with the available information technology;
  4. Experience conducting research;
  5. Ability to work independently and using own initiative and manage own workload;
  6. Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  7. Ability to deal responsibly with confidential and sensitive information;
  8. Interns are required to comply with AI’s policy and rules relating to Health and Safety, Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunities and with its security regulations.

Desirable Skills and Experience

* Knowledge of international or regional intergovernmental organizations; * Interest in human rights and interest and knowledge of the work of Amnesty International  * Knowledge of one or more of AI’s other official languages: Arabic, French or Spanish. 
How to apply:

If you are interested in this role please apply on line at https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^/hSHrFqsaSlRgliKNAqgeWf1GJbRf9WFSF9sZ20zZjIUwgS_slp_rhc_iJYskR9mkjAkUtxL&jobId=840860&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5255&JobSiteInfo=840860_5255&GQId=407

Intern - International Advocacy Programme (London)

We are currently recruiting interns to work in the International Advocacy Programme in London which leads Amnesty International’s work with United Nations bodies and mechanisms.

The Internship is voluntary (unpaid), full time or part time, for a period of six months. We cover intern’s return travel costs (as agreed when taking up the intern position) as well as daily local travel and lunch allowance.

Interns play an integral role in the International Advocacy Programme. They contribute to the team’s work through a mixture of long and short term projects.

The work of the interns is supervised; however they are expected to work independently and use their own initiative.

If you are interested in doing an internship with the International Advocacy Programme we would like to hear from you.

The International Advocacy Programme leads Amnesty International’s work at intergovernmental organizations, notably the UN, working to further Amnesty International’s (AI) human rights objectives as expressed in country and thematic strategies. The Programme coordinates the submission of information to UN bodies and mechanisms, lobbies government representatives, participates in relevant meetings at the UN, and monitors and reports on developments relevant to the organization’s work. The International Advocacy Programme also coordinates the activities of lobbyists based in Amnesty International sections around the world to lobby their governments to take action to address human rights concerns in line with AI's objectives.

The Programme is based in three locations: Geneva, London and New York. The office in New York leads AI’s work at the Security Council and the General Assembly, while the office in Geneva leads work at the Human Rights Council and with the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The team in London, which is the organization’s headquarters, works with the regional and thematic experts based there to advise about engagement with the UN and to produce submissions of information to the UN.

Interns work with Amnesty International’s staff as an integral part of the team by:

* monitoring developments at the UN, via websites, reports, etc. * supporting lobby efforts by lobbyists in Amnesty International sections * providing desk-based research support to projects, * drafting communications to governments, diplomatic missions, the UN Secretariat, and other NGOs,  * providing administrative support, including database maintenance, record keeping and filing, * coordinatingwith Amnesty International’s offices in Geneva and New York, the rest of the International Secretariat in London and Amnesty International Sections worldwide 

As part of the London internship we endeavour to arrange a short visit to the UN in Geneva to monitor a session of the Human Rights Council, a Treaty Body or similar.

Essential Skills and Experience

  1. A background in law (particularly human rights law) or international relations to a graduate level; Fluency in English: The
  2. working language of AI is English. A very good level of written and
  3. spoken English is required for interns in all locations;Working knowledge of Microsoft
  4. Office (including Word and Excel): Much of our work is computerized and
  5. interns must be willing to be trained to work with the available
  6. information technology;Experience conducting research;Ability to work independently and using own initiative and manage own workload; Good interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to deal responsibly with confidential and sensitive information;Interns are required to comply
  7. with AI’s policy and rules relating to Health and Safety, Cultural
  8. Diversity and Equal Opportunities and with its security regulations.

Desirable Skills and Experience

* Knowledge of international or regional intergovernmental organizations (IGOs); * Interest in human rights and interest and knowledge of the work of Amnesty International; * Knowledge of one or more of AI’s other official languages: Arabic, French or Spanish. 
How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this internship please apply on line at:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^/hSHrFqsaSlRgliKNAqgeWf1GJbRf9WFSF9sZ20zZjIUwgS_slp_rhc_iJYskR9mkjAkUtxL&jobId=840859&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5255&JobSiteInfo=840859_5255&GQId=407

Country Representative - Occupied Palestinian Territories

Department: Direction
Position: Country Representative OPT (Occupied Palestinian Territories) Contract duration: 12 months renewable Location: Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories Starting Date ASAP I. Background on ACTED

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.

ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 25 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 3000 national staff. ACTED has a 80 million € budget for over 240 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org.

II. Country Profile

ACTED started its activities in the Palestinian Territories in May 2007, through an ECHO-funded food security programme in the West Bank. The ACTED PT team consists of 12 staff members with two offices, including an administrative bureau in East Jerusalem and an operative base in Salfit, 70 km. north of Jerusalem. Today, ACTED Palestine continues its focus on food security through an agriculture programme to support vulnerable households and at-risk small ruminants breeders in the North-Central region of the West Bank Palestinian Territories (Salfit, Nablus, Qalqiliya and Ramallah governorates). The program offers support through fodder provision, encouragement of feed crop cultivation, commercial fodder alternatives, improvement of livestock health status, productivity gains and community organization. ACTED Palestine plans to expand its mission through agriculture, water supply, and economic development projects.

III. Position Profile Under the authority of the General Delegate, the Country Representative is responsible for the implementation of ACTED’s global mandate in the relevant country, and for the scope of activities developed within this mandate. Responsibilities: 1. Ensure ACTED Representation in-Country - Representation vis-à-vis national authorities: Ensure the official and effective registration of the Agency; Identify relevant coordinating institutions (Ministries, Agencies etc) ; Participate in official meetings to ensure maximum visibility vis-à-vis national authorities. - Representation vis-à-vis Donors: Establish and update contact details of potential Donors in-country; Participate in Donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ; Circulate the Annual Report. - Representation amongst other international organisations: Participate in inter-NGO Coordination meetings and those of UN Agencies (OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, etc.), and any other relevant inter-governmental institution; Ensure maximum visibility of the Agency amongst the NGO community; Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.

More generally, the project manager is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors. 2. Develop a global intervention strategy and support its implementation - Analyse the context and develop strategic plans, in consultation with the Director of Operations and/or the General Delegate: Gather and analyse information regarding opportunities and risk; Define an operational strategy for finances and HR. - Implement the financial strategy: Oversee drafting of projects and budget development; Lead fund-raising and negotiations with Donors; On authority of the General Delegate, sign contracts negotiated in-country; Lead the application and adherence to contract terms and requirements; Supervise overall financial commitments and financial risk. - Implement the operational strategy: Supervise Area Coordinators and Project Managers in project implementation; Help the various teams in negotiations with provincial/local authorities and partners; Ensure global coordination and complementarity amongst projects and areas of intervention; Assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources. - Oversee reporting procedures: Develop a reporting schedule with regard to Donor deadlines; Plan and supervise the development of narrative and financial reports; Ensure adherence to FLAT procedures.

More generally, communicate systematically to both Director of Operations and HQ the development of the country strategy and its implementation. 3. Oversee Staff and Security - Guide and direct the staff of the mission: Organise and lead coordination meetings; Prepare and follow work plans; Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts); Promote team working conditions in the limit of private life; Adapt the organigramme and ToRs of personnel according to the mission development; Undertake regular appraisals of directly supervised colleagues and pass appraisal forms to the Country Administrator with recommendations (new positions, changes to contract or salary etc.); Ensure a building of capacity amongst technical staff in the relevant sectors. - Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate staff: Follow recruitment procedures: plan recruitment needs in advance; draft ToRs for open vacancies; if necessary undertake phone interviews with candidates; When requested by HQ, undertake interviews of expatriate candidates living in the country. - Oversee staff security: In cooperation with the Country Security Officer, monitor the country security situation and inform the HQ Security Officer through regular written reports; Update the country security guidelines (in countries at risk); Ensure that security procedures are respected by the whole staff.

IV. Qualifications:

Required Qualifications: • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development • Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and/or development programmes • At least four years of previous work experience in a high management position • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required • Excellent skills in written and spoken English (French for francophone posts/Spanish for Central American posts) • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure

V. Conditions:

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
How to apply:

VI. Submission of applications:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org

Ref: CR/OPT/RW

Business Development Coordinator Washington, DC

As a member of the Opportunity Development Department at Pact, each team member is committed to sharing in the success of the organization, its peers, and individual accomplishments. This department is managed thru a matrixed structure that promotes winning proposals in a collaborative manner. Emphasis is placed on establishing best practices and rallying together around the team’s high performance. The team fosters effective communications which is cooperative in nature and offers team members, both experienced and new professionals, opportunities for learning and professional development. Ideal candidates bring positive energy to this dynamic (and fun) work environment.

The Business Development Coordinator (BDC) supports the organization’s growth, market penetration and global impact objectives. The Coordinator assists in processes across the business life cycle, which includes strategic placement of the institution’s qualifications, early bid intelligence gathering, proposal development with large teams, and supporting the transition of proposals to successful projects. Work is often done in a high-paced setting which offers the Coordinators exposure to the many facets of the international development field. Coordinator may be approached with a wide range of needs, therefore a level of curiosity and maturity are key behavioral competencies. Proven history of paying attention to details, especially in the forms of written communication, is required.

The BDC reports to a Business Development Manager Specific Duties

• Conducting discrete research and analysis tasks • Helping to draft proposal sections including items like: resumes, institutional capacity statements, past performance references, and project abstracts. • Compiling and formatting proposal inputs. • Updating CRM and SharePoint with relevant information; assisting with electronic file maintenance and clean-up • Analyzing data from CRM, financial and other systems to monitor progress towards Pact’s revenue generation targets, identifying trends in Pact’s business development efforts • Managing Pact’s pipeline of opportunities • Supporting business development processes • Other related tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

BA (or equivalent) Ability to travel internationally

Preference for: • Strong research and analytical skills • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills • Experience in research, analysis and writing, preferably for international organizations • Fluency in English and proficiency in at least one other language

Skills and Abilities

Behavioral Competencies • Strong in all areas

Leadership • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations • Basic understanding of Pact’s strategy and how tasks contribute to the greater good • Consistently works within internal process and procedures • Strong interpersonal skills • Engagement in corporate initiatives, as requested

Project Management • Good planning and time management skills • Good written and oral communication skills • Ability to problem-solve • Ability to multitask, adapting to frequently changing priorities • Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills

Technical Skills • Baseline experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function • Basic knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations • Competence using common desktop applications

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please fill out the online application at: https://www5.ultirecruit.com/PAC1005/JobBoard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__Job...

Business Development Officer Washington, DC

As a member of the Opportunity Development Department at Pact, each team member is committed to sharing in the success of the organization, its peers, and individual accomplishments. This department is managed thru a matrixed structure that promotes winning proposals in a collaborative manner. Emphasis is placed on establishing best practices and rallying together around the team’s high performance. The team fosters effective communications which is cooperative in nature and offers team members, both experienced and new professionals, opportunities for learning and professional development. Ideal candidates bring positive energy to this dynamic (and fun) work environment.

The Business Development Officer (BDO) is a member of a team within the Opportunity Development Department which oversees Pact’s new business development. The BDO works with others in the program development unit, technical platform networks, operational units and Pact staff worldwide to develop programs and prepare proposals for submission to donors. The BDO is seen as the best qualified team member to manage project specific proposal efforts, and thus are highly valued by the country program offices. Working within a cohort of fellow officers, they are the individuals in the organization who can best bring both strategic and tactical skills to a proposal opportunity. Ideal candidates hold both the vision of winning tenets as well as tactical skills in the day-to-day details of proposal management.

The BDO reports to a Business Development Manager Specific Duties:

• Help produce proposals as assigned, ensuring that proposal meet funder specifications and deadlines as well as Pact’s quality standards; conduct research and create drafts for proposal sections as necessary • Work with program officers, country representatives, and other staff to conceptualize and design proposals for new project activities and/or amendments to current projects • Support bid decision-making conversations • Coordinate with Grants & Contracts and Finance for budget review and approvals and to negotiate final awards with donors • Build a network of professional business contacts within Pact’s industry; help negotiate partnership arrangements and budgets; help coordinate teaming agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other institutional agreements with partners • Monitor and share information from outside sources of news, including political and security information • Help identify training needs and help develop and deliver training modules tailored to the needs of HQ and field-based Pact staff; help develop manuals, general operating procedures, templates, guides and other tools • Maintain accurate information in database and assist with conducting analysis of proposal development; Maintain accurate and timely electronic files • Other related tasks, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

BA and at least 6 years of relevant experience (or equivalent) Ability to travel internationally on short notice

Preference for:

• Experience in international development in an overseas setting • Fluency in English and proficiency in at least one other language

Skills and Abilities:

Behavioral Competencies • Strong in all areas

Leadership • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations • Strong understanding of Pact’s strategy and how tasks contribute to the greater good • Consistently works within internal process and procedures • Strong interpersonal and team building skills • Engagement in corporate initiatives

Project Management • Strong planning and time management skills • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make a presentation • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities • Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills • Strong understanding of budgets

Technical Skills • Good experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function • Working knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations • Competence using common desktop applications and internal systems

To apply for this position, please fill out the online application at: https://www5.ultirecruit.com/PAC1005/JobBoard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__Job...

Business Development Manager Washington, DC

As a member of the Opportunity Development Department at Pact, each team member is committed to sharing in the success of the organization, its peers, and individual accomplishments. This department is managed thru a matrixed structure that promotes winning proposals in a collaborative manner. Emphasis is placed on establishing best practices and rallying together around the team’s high performance. The team fosters effective communications which is cooperative in nature and offers team members, both experienced and new professionals, opportunities for learning and professional development. Ideal candidates bring positive energy to this dynamic (and fun) work environment.

The Business Development Manager –is a senior member of the Opportunity Development department. Her/his focus will be to serve internal and external customers of the department – most notably country offices – in business development endeavors to develop competitive, compelling bids and proposals. S/he will lead a small team holding line management authorities and responsibilities. S/he will be responsible for overseeing the quality and effectiveness of a high volume of dynamic proposal development efforts. S/he will contribute to meeting Pact’s revenue generation and diversification goals as well as other objectives in Pact’s strategy. S/he is expected to demonstrate a high degree of collegiality and professionalism. 25% or more international travel is expected. The BDM reports to the Sr. Director Business Development

Specific Duties:

• Oversee production of major bids and proposals, ensuring that proposals meet funder specifications and deadlines and Pact’s quality standards • Identify proposal teams, outlining roles and responsibilities for each team member • Develop, communicate, and enforce quality standards for proposals; facilitate development, dissemination, and training of toolkit elements including capture strategy tools and checklists • Continually monitor potential new business opportunities, marshaling decisions on which opportunities to pursue, in close coordination with other Departments; identify donor trends and new avenues for funding Pact activities • Help build the capacity of the Opportunity Development team to be able to respond to the business development goals of the wider organization • Manage the knowledge management function within Opportunity Development, keeping Pact’s organizational capabilities updated and accessible • Help facilitate the development of fund-raising strategy to achieve organizational goals • In coordination with other Departments, facilitate a donor diversification strategy • Help facilitate the development of strategic partnerships with other organizations and donors • Provide training/mentoring to HQ and field-based staff on proposal development; strengthen the ability of technical and country program leaders to be effective in new business development • Structure and manage a consortia of institutional partners for proposal development and submission, particularly for complex, large-scale programs • Serves as acting Sr. Director Business Development, as needed • Other related tasks, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

BA and at least 10 years of relevant experience (or equivalent) Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Preference for: • A graduate degree in a related field • Successful track record in proposal writing and production for public sector donors • Demonstrated skills organizing teams to produce high-quality proposals on a tight deadline • Proven successful track record with proposals to USAID and other large donors • Overseas work experience in program design, implementation and/or evaluation with grassroots organizations • Thorough knowledge and understanding of USAID policies/procedures • Fluency in English and proficiency in at least one other language

Skills and Abilities

Behavioral Competencies • Strong in all areas

Leadership • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good • Consistently works within internal process and procedures • Strong interpersonal and team building skills • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives

Project Management • Strong planning and time management skills • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget

Technical Skills • Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems

People Management • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback • Ability to mentor others

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please fill out the online application at: https://www5.ultirecruit.com/PAC1005/JobBoard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__Job...

Relationship Manager, Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Contract, Karachi, Pakistan

Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. In 2008, MSI joined Coffey International, Ltd., becoming part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:
In June 2011, MSI was awarded the Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Contract (IMEC). On this five-year support services project, MSI is providing monitoring, evaluation, and data verification services to the USAID’s Program Office and Technical Teams on all of its projects throughout Pakistan. The goal is to assess whether USAID resources are well-spent and achieving desired results and to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the administration of programs, regardless of the implementation mechanism. IMEC is headquartered in Islamabad, and is establishing small offices in Peshawar and Karachi.

Position Summary: Under the guidance of the Senior Program Advisor and the Director for Monitoring, the Relationship Manager will serve as the primary liaison between USAID’s field office in Karachi, IMEC and USAID’s implementing partners. The relationship manager will represent IMEC with the field office, leading efforts to formulate monitoring and evaluation requests into work orders. The Relationship Manager will be required to develop an in-depth understanding of assigned USAID programs and projects. S/he will work closely with the relevant USAID Technical Teams, IMEC senior staff, IMEC field staff in Karachi and sub-contractors to design work orders, including formulating research questions and identifying resources, and developing work plans.

A critical function of the Relationship Manager is to maintain good relations with the client. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that all USAID requests and concerns are communicated effectively to senior management and responded to by relevant IMEC staff.

As part of the assignment, the Relationship Manager will be responsible for coordinating and reviewing the work of designated IMEC field staff. The Relationship Manager is expected to work closely with IMEC monitoring coordinators, who are responsible for maintaining relationships with USAID’s partners. The Relationship Manager will participate in the design of monitoring instruments, conduct quality assurance, and review reports. Depending on the nature of the work, the Relationship Manager may be expected to manage survey and/or data collection subcontracts.

** Please note that this is a local position based in Karachi. Only local citizens are eligible to apply.**

Responsibilities: • Under the direction of the IMEC Senior Advisor and Director for Monitoring, develop and maintain a close working relationship with the USAID Field Office, Technical Teams, USAID partners and other important stakeholders;
• Support planning and the development of monitoring and evaluation work orders; • Facilitate monitoring and evaluation work plans based on USAID requests with IMEC staff based in Karachi;

• Draft scopes of work for monitoring and verification activities;
• Review data collection designs and instruments; • Provide quality assurance for data collection; • Review and provide comment on IMEC field reports in English; • Act as point of contact for subcontracts, and ensure timely completion of tasks and suggest mid-course corrections; • Conduct analysis of reported data and observations from site visits to identify and communicate findings and recommendations to USAID’s field office; • Produce regular written reports in English; • Provide support to IMEC teams conducting fieldwork in the nearby region; and • Travel as needed in the region, with some travel to Islamabad.

Qualifications: • Post-graduate degree in social sciences, development, economic or related field from reputed national/international education institutions; • At least ten years of relevant work experience in social and economic development projects with national and international development/donor organizations;
• Demonstrated knowledge of results-based management, logical frameworks or other strategic planning and monitoring frameworks; • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation concepts and approaches; • Experience of managing/conducting data collection using a range of methodologies (e.g., key informant interviews, focus groups); • Supervisory management experience; • Strong facilitation and communication skills; and • Excellent written and spoken English.

S/he must have: • Leadership qualities, personnel and team management (including mediation and conflict resolution); • Ability to multi-task under intense pressure; and • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders.

Desirable: • Knowledge and understanding of USAID development programs, its partners and monitoring and evaluation processes; and • Experience managing or conducting surveys.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com.

Liberia Refugee Response Coordinator

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC Liberia seeks an experienced project manager for the position of Refugee Response Coordinator. S/he will be responsible for coordinating IRC’s operational response to the influx of Ivorian refugees in communities and refugee camps in Nimba and Grand Gedeh County, Liberia. The successful candidate will demonstrate both exemplary operational and programmatic skills. The position will devote as much as 25 percent of the time to supporting IRC non-refugee field operations. IRC is implementing a comprehensive response centered on delivering primary health care as well as supporting programming in the area of livelihoods, child protection, education and gender-based violence S/he must be able to motivate and lead a diverse staff as well as effectively manage operations, partnerships and budgets.

Responsibilities

• Oversee the implementation of the IRC response to the Ivorian refugee crisis, ensuring a standard of excellence in operational quality and in all aspects of programming. • Serve as head of office for the IRC Liberia Grand Gedeh office, currently run in its entirety as a refugee response program. • Provide support and troubleshoot operational issues at the field level for other programs in coordination with senior management. • Working closely with the senior country team, assess gaps in program implementation related to operations and adjust project interventions to address ongoing needs of the refugee population. • Ensure operational activities are implemented in accordance with the proposed activities in emergency grants, including ensuring that procurement is carried according to project plans. • Actively participate in operational planning to develop and write project proposals, implementation plans and spending plans. • Identify operational staffing requirement and recruit staff as required to fulfill program goals and health response. • Oversee timely ordering and tracking of supplies, ensure accountability, compliance with IRC regulations, and appropriate storage/usage of emergency items. • Conduct daily supervision visits to monitor the implementation of refugee project activities as well as operational functions and provide feedback or highlight red flags to senior management team. • Serve as a focal point when required for the refugee response, including representing IRC at coordination meetings in Grand Gedeh County and field sites. • Communicate regularly with the DDO and the CD and share all significant developments and maintain communication matrix of activities for external partners and IRC. • Develop and maintain strong relationships between IRC, Government authorities and partners at the field level. • Collect, analyze and disseminate security information related to the refugees situation and, working with the senior team, monitor internal systems that minimize security risks to IRC and staff. • Update the Emergency Operating budget on monthly basis and ensure the operational budget lines were spent out efficiently. • Ensure that the procurement is carried out in a timely manner and according to the IRC & donor’s policies and procedures.

Requirements

• Graduate degree in relevant field. • Project manager with strong operational as well as program background in coordinating humanitarian multi-sector programming. • At least 5 years of international work experience specifically in implementing programs in developing countries and/or refugee settings. • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building and mentoring; • Experience supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting; • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent program management, project planning, budget management and organizational skills. • Ability to write clear and concise reports and to meet required reporting deadlines. • Ability to work in basic living conditions, and under administrative and programmatic pressures. • Excellent English (written and verbal). French an asset.

Pakistan Epidemiliogist

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an independent humanitarian organization whose mandate is to provide protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and internal disturbances is looking for an

EPIDEMIOLOGIST based in Islamabad, Pakistan with frequent travels to Quetta and Peshawar non family posting

Background information

The Health program in Pakistan is large, in terms of both diversity and size, ranging from independent hospital; assistance to hospitals; purchase of services from private hospitals; basic health care; ortho- and prosthetic programs; and health in detention. Additionally ICRC works in partnership with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in implementing health programs and providing First Aid training. Currently ICRC is planning a hospital assistance program with the MoH in Northern Sindh. A basic monitoring and data collection system has been put in place to document the outputs of the whole health project. Still, the monitoring of such a project is rather complex and demands a good deal of attention of dedicated staff, that can also take into account the sensitivity of certain aspects and the necessity to share with different ICRC departments.

Objectives

Improve the data-collection, documentation and evaluation of the ICRC weapon wounded surgical activities in Pakistan:  Streamline the data collection of the Weapon Wounded Assistance Program (WWAP) in Quetta and develop a database  Follow up the data collection and data input of the surgical database in Peshawar hospital  Oversee two clinical studies in Peshawar hospital when/if a green light is obtained  Weapons Contamination (WeC): contribute to the WeC file in processing the information available from the WWAP admission data in Peshawar and Quetta.

Selection requirements

• Diploma in Epidemiology and/or Public health with experience in monitoring, evaluation and documentation of health programs • Medical background (Medical doctor or nurse) • Good experience in health data management (collection, processing and analysis), familiar with at least one data analysis program (EPIINFO, SPSS, …) • At least one year of humanitarian experience (ICRC or other). • Excellent command of English, speaking and writing. • Driving licence (must cover manual transmission – a licence for automatic-transmission vehicles only is not sufficient)

Your profile

• Flexible, diplomatic and able to work independently and as part of a team • Ability to adapt to Pakistani culture • Able to stand stress due to the environment
• Good coordination and communication skills • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work

Length of assignment: 12 months The post is based in Islamabad, the post covers Pakistan, mainly Peshawar, Quetta and Islamabad. Trips may be required to other ICRC Sub-Delegations and Offices.

Beginning of the assignment : January 2012 Deadline applications : 16.12.2011 Only applications sent through our website www.icrc.org will be considered.

How to apply:

through our website : www.icrc.org

Temporary Web Designer /Content Editor Commonwealth

Reference: 111100364
Location: London, UK
Duration: 6 Months
Closing Date: 8 Dec 2011

General information

In November 2009, Commonwealth Heads of Government agreed to establish a Commonwealth-wide Internet gateway or platform - the C2P or Commonwealth Connects as it is currently known, initially focused on three thematic areas: promoting democracy and good governance; support for education and skills development; and empowering youth. The content and functionality of Connects will reinforce the Commonwealth’s core values, promote greater coherence of messaging and services across Commonwealth agencies, and generate a more personalized user experience that leads to higher visibility and public outreach. Commonwealth agencies currently provide over 100 Web sites, which offer a wide array of information and services online. By linking these sites under a thematic umbrella, Connects will visibly complement and extend the value of existing Commonwealth Web resources.

Job summary

Online content for C2P can take many forms, including plain text, links, database content, still images (illustrations, photographs, diagrams), animation, audio, video, interactive devices (forms, forums, chat rooms, polls, questionnaires, etc.). Under the supervision of the ICT Adviser, the Web Designer and Content Editor is responsible for designing and implementing a working prototype of the C2P portal that is accurate, consistent and meets the needs of C2P stakeholders.

Core Activities for the Temporary Web Designer and Content Editor

  • Under the direction of the ICT Adviser, design and implement a working prototype of the portal, including the following tasks:
  • Work with Commonwealth partners, sourcing external content & writing original content, for news, features, newsletters, blogs, opportunities, events and other site pages etc
  • Build and manage content libraries and guidelines for posting articles and features
  • Regular testing of the C2P sites including mobile site and search engine and working with Partners, third party companies and technical teams to resolve any issues.
  • Creating online communities in collaboration with user community, provide technical advice and training on the use of social workplace application
  • Establish technical links to other content and databases.
  • Plan and coordinate the installation of web components. Archive information and back up data.
  • Develop procedures and guidelines for handling end user queries and problems and delivery of trouble shooting services, analyse/resolve end user system problems.
  • Diagnose and develop solutions to operating problems (e.g. establishing standards) and recovery procedures.
  • Responds to routine, complex and specific queries and influence and advise on data and format choices.

Support Activities

  • Responding to email enquiries via the C2P portal.
  • Provide support in software usage and setup and expertise and recommendations to management on issues pertaining to web software, site organisation.
  • Assist C2P web development team members with web-related problems (e.g. server outages, HTML problems), co-ordinating resolutions to ensure a minimum of disruption to customer service.
  • Attend relevant C2P meetings, provide regular reports and monitoring/maintenance activities to management.

Education:

  • A degree or similar qualification in Internet & Web technologies or equivalent experience

Skills and Experience:

  • More than 5 years demonstrable experience of working within a web-based environment developing content, creating online communities and developing and maintaining web portals
  • Experience creating and managing content in a complex international environment with different operational activities and cultures
  • Skills and experience working with html and use of Photoshop, Illustrator, DreamWeaver, Adobe suite of products and like products
  • Experience in planning, organizing, delivering and evaluating high quality training to users of the portal
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using Open Text content management system and online communities

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The University of the South Pacific ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW

ACU Ref: 58926
Closing Date: 16 December 2011


Fiji


Faculty of Arts, Law, and Education
School of Law
Ref: VAC016

The School of Law is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor who will be able to teach core and elective courses in the LLB program, supervise postgraduate students and play a leading role in the administration of the School. The appointee will conduct lectures, seminars and tutorials and will also be expected to be available for academic consultations and advising with students. Teaching will be conducted through both face-to-face and online modes. The appointee will be expected to conduct individual and/or collaborative research and to develop a strong publication record. The position will be based at Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji Islands. A completed PhD is a requirement for the position. The appointee will have an extensive record of teaching law in a tertiary institution; an outstanding record of internationally recognized research and publication; and a demonstrated capacity for academic and administrative leadership. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in teaching courses through distance education mode and experience with the law of the South Pacific region.

The position is available for a term of three years and may be renewed by mutual.

Salary: Associate Professor F$99,311 to F$111,726 per annum (Inclusive of 15% gratuity)

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 8% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Applications with a detailed curriculum vitae can be submitted on-line using the University’s E-Recruitment system which can be accessed at this address: www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj; or by post to The Recruitment Manager, The University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji.

Applicants can also submit their applications on-line or by hard copy at any of the University’s campuses throughout the region and at the Human Resources Office on Laucala campus.

Closing date for applications 16 December 2011.

The University of the South Pacific LECTURER IN ECONOMICS

ACU Ref: 58925
Closing Date: 9 December 2011

Fiji

Faculty of Business and Economics
School of Economics
Ref: FEC027

The appointee will be based at USPs Laucala Campus and will be expected to teach courses in economics at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The appointee should also have the flexibility to teach Econometric and Statistics courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and be willing to travel widely to USP member countries for teaching purposes.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to teaching in the face to face mode on campus and through the distance education mode as well as online. The appointee is expected to contribute to course and curriculum development at all levels, including online teaching, as well as handling all aspects of administrative work related to teaching and some School-wide administrative activities.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in Economics with a focus on Econometrics and Statistics. Research and publications in the field of Economics (preferably related to Pacific Island countries) and teaching experience at tertiary level in face to face and distance and flexible learning modes are highly desirable.

The position is available for a term of three years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Lecturer F$59,813 to F$78,700 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Applications with a detailed curriculum vitae can be submitted on-line using the University’s E-Recruitment system which can be accessed at this address: www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj; or by post to The Recruitment Manager, The University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji.

Applicants can also submit their applications on-line or by hard copy at any of the University’s campuses throughout the region and at the Human Resources Office on Laucala campus.


Closing date for applications 9 December 2011.

The University of the South Pacific MANAGER REGIONAL CAMPUSES

ACU Ref: 58924
Closing Date: 9 December 2011

Fiji


HUMAN RESOURCES
Ref: FRG010

The position is responsible for the implementation of best practices in human resources management at the Regional Campuses. The manager’s services contribute to the creation of a cohesive, congenial and open environment. Effective relationship building and networking with a range of clients in regions’ countries build respect and reputation for the role and HR department. Close communication with Campus management in the 11 regional campuses and the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Regional Campuses) is also involved so the Manager understands and keeps updated on regional campus priorities and needs.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Human Resources, several years of human resources management experience, extensive relevant practical experience in recommending, implementing and maintaining human relation management policies, procedures and programs/systems in a medium to large organization, substantial relevant experience in the execution of day-to-day administration/support services, some experience with employee relations and corporate recruiting and supervisory experience, must know the local residential requirements of regional campuses and have proven ability to build and maintain effective liaising networks and client service.

The position is available for a term of three years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Band 3 F$59,813 to F$78,700 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Applications with a detailed curriculum vitae can be submitted on-line using the University’s E-Recruitment system which can be accessed at this address: www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj; or by post to The Recruitment Manager, The University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji.

Applicants can also submit their applications on-line or by hard copy at any of the University’s campuses throughout the region and at the Human Resources Office on Laucala campus.


Closing date for applications 9 December 2011.

MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The University of the South Pacific

MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

ACU Ref: 58923
Closing Date: 9 December 2011

Human Resources
Ref: FRG275

This position reports to the Executive Director Human Resources. The appointee will develop procedures and business processes to support the management of data in the HR Information Systems; develop data quality benchmarks and monitor data integrity; ensure all data changes are correctly approved and complete prior to entry; identify exceptions that need to be reviewed for possible correction; develop peer checking procedures, analyse data and prepare timely reports and identify possible process improvements.

While a Masters degree is expected for positions at this level, a good first degree in Information Systems or equivalent in Information Systems would be considered. Previous extensive experience supporting a large information system; considerable expertise in data management and business process engineering; the ability to work effectively in a demanding environment; the ability to analyse and write reports, papers, act as a vendor liaison, deliver training and presentations to professional peers, and work closely with upper management are required.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in using Oracle reporting tools; and experience with the Banner Enterprise Information System or other similar Enterprise Information Systems.

The position is available for a term of three years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Band 3 F$59,813 to F$78,700 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Applications with a detailed curriculum vitae can be submitted on-line using the University’s E-Recruitment system which can be accessed at this address: www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj; or by post to The Recruitment Manager, The University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji.

Applicants can also submit their applications on-line or by hard copy at any of the University’s campuses throughout the region and at the Human Resources Office on Laucala campus.


Closing date for applications 9 December 2011.

Assistant Professor(s) in the Department of Social Work

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor/Associate Professor(s)/Assistant Professor(s) in the Department of Social Work

ACU Ref: 58935
Closing Date: 19 December 2011

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Social Work
Professor/Associate Professor(s)/Assistant Professor(s)
(Ref. 1112/093(990)/2) (Closing date: 19 December 2011)

Applicants should (i) have a PhD or DSW degree; (ii) be registered social workers; (iii) have professional expertise or substantial working experience in micro or macro social work practice; and (iv) have an outstanding academic record of teaching and research work. The appointee(s) will teach in a range of research/practice/policy areas (e.g. gerontology, rehabilitation, social welfare policy and planning, social work research, clinical social work practice, mental health and cross-cultural social work studies). Duties include (a) teaching of day-time and evening courses; (b) academic research and publication; and (c) administrative work. Appointment(s) will normally be made on contract basis for two to three years initially commencing August 2012, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. Outstanding candidates considered for the level of Professor may be offered substantive appointment forthwith.

Salary and Fringe Benefits
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, a contract-end gratuity for appointments of two years or longer, and housing benefits for eligible appointees. Further information about the University and the general terms of service for appointments is available at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk. The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure
Please send full resume, copies of academic credentials, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, together with names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified), to the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong (Fax: (852) 3943 1462) by the closing date. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. Please quote the reference number and mark ‘Application - Confidential’ on cover.

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