CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, seeks a Program Officer in Atlanta. The Emergency and Humanitarian Assistance Unit (EHAU) Program Officer ensures that accurate information regarding CARE’s emergency projects are properly recorded and reported and serves as the focal point for EHAU information and communication. S/he is also responsible for developing and managing budgets and administering Emergency Unit grants, including the Emergency Response Funds.The Program Officer also provides administrative support to the EHAU team and Emergency Capacity Building Project, including, contract management, the acquisition and maintenance of all EHAU equipment and supplies. The EHAU Program Office provides backstopping to field emergency staff, including liaison with Human Resources, Finance, and Procurement.
S/he will coordinate the emergency early warning system and will be responsible for several special projects to advance EHAU initiatives. The person must have knowledge of humanitarian action and strong organization and communication skills.REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Management, or International Development; proposal development experience; project design; knowledge of OFDA regulations; and managing budgets and expense reports. Preferences: Experience with humanitarian and emergency projects; international travel experience; and knowledge of research methods.
TO APPLY: CARE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to workplace diversity. To apply, please visit www. careusa. org/careers. 3.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT PARIS, FRANCE OR NEW YORK The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) seeks applications for the position of Special Assistant to the Director of Finance and Development.The Union is an international scientific organization headquartered in Paris, France since 1920. The Union has been a leader in the field of tuberculosis since its establishment and works closely with the World Health Organization. Its scientists developed the DOTS strategy which was adopted by WHO in 1993 for global control of tuberculosis and which has been implemented by 182 countries, treating nearly 22 million patients.The Union provides direct technical assistance to 75 countries, conducts clinical trials, organizes international conferences and training courses, manages the grant program for the Bloomberg Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco use, manages the Fund to Innovative DOTS Expansion initiatives at the local level (FIDELIS), and publishes the peer reviewed International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. For more information visit our web site: www.
iuatld. org. Candidates must possess a passion for excellence and love to work in an international environment. Candidates may have gained their experience in a variety of sectors nationally and internationally: corporate, not-for-profit, academe, or government.Wherever the experience has been gained, the successful candidate must demonstrate: ability to work successfully in a complex environment; ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure; ability to serve as a persuasive and powerful spokesperson; diplomatic skills; organizational skills; political savvy; and fiscal acumen. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Development, the Special Assistant will carry out the following activities: coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Department of Finance and Development staff (Paris, New Delhi, New York) to include management and training, scheduling and prioritizing work assignments, and implementation of effective operating policies, procedures, and systems.Provide assistance and support to the Director in problem solving, project planning and management, and development and execution of stated goals and objectives of the Department. Serve as the liaison and primary point of initial contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the office of the Director.
Provide assistance and represent the Director as appropriate in meetings and in communicating with external constituents.Drafts speeches, presentations, lectures, and policy documents on issues related to the work of the organization. Independently research, prioritize, and follow up on multiple incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Director, including those of a sensitive and/or confidential nature; determine appropriate course of action, referral, and/or response. Provide assistance in the understanding and interpretation of The Union’s donors’ policies as appropriate, and ensures that office operations are in compliance with policy provisions and standards. Manage a variety of special projects for the Department, some of which have organizational impact.
Provide assistance and support to the Director in the development and implementation of the Department’s annual work plan. Miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate will possess the following professional skills and experiences. A Master’s degree or equivalent degree from an accredited institution of higher education; a minimum of 5 years of effective work experience that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties listed in the job description and of which at least 1 year has been at the international level.
Eligibility for French work permit. (See notes). Minimum of 1 year of project management experience.
Experience writing speeches and preparing presentations. Language requirements: Bilingual, fluency and good command of both English and French (written and spoken); knowledge of a third, preferably Spanish, would be an advantage. Assertive and diplomatic. Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in different countries. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Strong computer skills (MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).Strong skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Experience in working with international staff and off-site units and offices. Ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex tasks and projects. Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines. Research, analysis, and evaluation skills. Ability to travel internationally.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with a possibility of bonus based on performance. Notes: Ideally the Special Assistant should be based in the Paris office. However, it is possible for this person to be employed and be based in New York City, in which case the French work permit is not required. TO APPLY: The Union has engaged the services of New Leadership Group to assist with this recruitment.
Electronic submissions preferred. Please submit resume and cover letter to: [email protected] net or Gale Batchelder, Principal, New Leadership Group, 2067 Massachusetts Avenue, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02140.INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SENIOR ANALYST WASHINGTON, DC The American Red Cross (ARC) is currently seeking an International Financial Senior Analyst for our National Headquarters in Washington, DC. ARC touches millions of lives each year. Our humanitarian mission connects us to people and communities across the nation and around the world. We are committed to ensuring that our people, programs and services reflect the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We encourage you to join us on this journey and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best.
The International Financial Senior Analyst with provide core financial management support for Asia/Eurasia regional programs in the International Services Division. This position will prepare project and annual budgets for response operations, analyze and prepare donor financial reports and budget versus actual variance reports for internal management, review cash forecasts, provide support for required cash transfers to vendors and partners and identify requirements and develop appropriate processes and tools for managing financial resources within an international emergency environment. You will also monitor restricted fund expense activity in accordance with established cost principles, donor regulations and ARC policies and procedures.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or general business and a minimum of five years of experience in the support of financial management activities within international organizations or non- profit organizations. Experience with U. S. Government grants, including OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133 is required.
Candidates must have advanced knowledge in the use of database applications suitable for field financial management and have strong communication, team work, customer service and interpersonal skills. Field experience within international relief and development programs and knowledge of GAAP accounting principles and USG compliance rules and regulations are required.This position has the potential for international travel up to 20 percent of the time. We offer a competitive salary as well as excellent employee benefits and working conditions. For more information or TO APPLY: visit the Jobs page of the American Red Cross website at www.
redcross. org/jobs and search for keyword 5624BR. Please submit your Resume/CV and cover letter with salary requirement. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone or email. The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity Employer.AFGHANISTAN PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAM COORDINATOR WASHINGTON, DC The USDA seeks an Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team Coordinator (GS 13). This is a new Washington, DC-based position and the selected candidate will have the primary responsibility for the recruitment, selection, placement and support of USDA employees on detail as Agricultural Advisors to Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. To carry out these responsibilities, regular travel to Afghanistan and the Middle East will be required to work with US Embassy and military officials and to visit USDA Agricultural Advisors in the field.
Travel in Afghanistan may involve long, difficult and dangerous travel conditions. This position may also require significant backstopping of Iraq PRT activities as well. You must be a U. S. citizen to be selected for this position, and need to be security cleared at the secret level. The incumbent will be required to undertake significant international travel under long and difficult conditions. This notice expires close of business November 8, 2007. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Advanced degree or equivalent related experience preferred. Experience in assessing technical needs of proposed project sites, an in recruiting, selecting, placing and supporting technical experts to address those needs. Knowledge of USDA’s technical agencies and the FAS role in international capacity building efforts. Understanding of the U. S.
Government’s reconstruction programs in Afghanistan, preferred. Demonstrated ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials of foreign and domestic government agencies and institutions.Excellent writing skills, including the ability to clearly and succinctly synthesize information under deadline and generate reports on project status and accomplishments. TO APPLY: Please submit the following: a cover letter that directly and separately addresses each of the required skills and a current resume or OF-612. Both should be sent to Branch Chief : Bruce Crossan Division: USDA/ FAS/OCDB/DRDA/PCDA Email address: Bruce. [email protected] gov Telephone: 202 690 2928 FAX: 202-690-1953 Mailing Address: U. S.
Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 3219 – South STOP 1094 Washington, DC 20250-1094BibliographyICEW (2007). International Career Employment Weekly.