THURSDAY JOBS – APRIL 2, 2009
Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is recruiting research & technology fellows for our new fellowship program. Research roles include: quantitative analyst, qualitative analyst, research coordinator, policy analyst, and data miner. Technology roles include: code guru, database mastermind, social media strategist, and technology strategist.
Our plan is publicly available at http://docs.google.com/View?docID=ddfpcpfz_1gdgc6xgs&revision=_latest and includes details on how to apply.
International Fellowship in Post-conflict Reconstruction
Grassroots Reconciliation Group
The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks an International Fellow for one year in Gulu, Northern Uganda to work on innovative projects for the reintegration of former combatants. The Fellow will both provide program support and conduct independent research in support of the GRG, a dynamic new NGO in Northern Uganda. The Fellow will work under the Program Manager to support existing projects and develop new projects, as well as conduct action-oriented research. Duties will include the following:
• Providing support to existing GRG projects in 8 IDP camps and villages.
• Innovative multi-media support, including blogging, video uploads, and web editing.
• Assisting local communities to mobilize through participatory processes to develop new GRG projects.
• Documenting GRG projects through reports on projects in each IDP camp, as well as individual-focused stories.
• Conducting research into GRG beneficiary groups in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps and villages, with the aim of improving GRG program services.
• Providing program support to the Program Manager.
The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) helps former child soldiers in war-torn northern Uganda reclaim their future through locally designed projects with the twin aims of reconciliation and small-scale development. Building directly on a previous 3-year USAID reconciliation program, GRG projects bring together former combatants of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and local community members living in displacement camps in project groups of approximately 40 persons each. Together, the two groups build relationships and work hand-in-hand on projects that they design themselves, such as communal farming, brick-making, and counseling. By supporting these projects, GRG encourages the long-term social and economic rehabilitation of the war-weary people of northern Uganda. Registered as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2007, GRG currently works in 8 IDP camps with over 400 project participants with a small staff and budget.
Requirements: This fellowship is mainly aimed at graduate students and/or professionals with a background in conflict resolution and international development. Key competencies:
– Good self-drive and ability to work independently
– Good cross-cultural communication skills
– Research and report writing skills
– Knowledge of sustainable development issues and conflict resolution
– Knowledge of multi-media, including web design, blogging, etc
– Grassroots community mobilization experience a plus.
– Knowledge of Northern Uganda a plus.
A stipend of $600 per month will be provided, along with health insurance. Fellows will be expected to cover their own flight costs.
To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Kasper Agger, GRG co-founder and Board Member at kasper(at)grassrootsgroup.org
Dates for Fellowship – May 2009 to May 2010
Deadline for applications: April 3, 2009.
Booz Allen Hamilton
I’m starting a team of quantitative researchers at Booz Allen Hamilton (http://www.boozallen.com) to be responsible for measuring the effects of a variety of influences (strategic communications, use of social media, etc) and require several new hires to do survey design/analysis at various levels (BA/BS, MA/MS, PhD). I also need several new hires to do research design and data analysis at various levels (BA/BS, MA/MS, PhD). Ideal candidates will be fluent with at least one statistical software package (SPSS, STATA, SAS, etc) but can come from nearly any social science background. Anyone with experience investigating the effects of social media/Web 2.0 or measuring its ROI would be especially desirable.
The work is full time, permanent and ideally in the DC area. Please send your resume and a personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Organization and Strategy
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Development and Training Services
dTS is a strategic management consulting firm leading initiatives in social and economic development worldwide. The distinguishing factor in dTS’ approach is the integration of gender considerations and the concerns of under represented populations into all phases of program design, implementation and evaluation. Since 2002, dTS has worked in 24 countries and provided technical assistance, training, communications and evaluation services to USAID, US TDA, and the World Bank.
The Junior Associate will support new business activities and project administration.
Business Development (about 60%)
*Consultant Recruitment (primary responsibility): Identify and recruit consultants. Responsible for formatting and revising resumes according to proposal needs and collecting personnel documents such as bio data forms, letters of commitment.
*Technical Proposal Support: Assist in formatting proposal documents. Draft corporate capabilities and qualifications statements for expressions of interest and proposals.
*Cost Proposal Support: Support the cost proposal submission, including completing representations and certifications, and pricing.
*Marketing: Track business opportunities against public databases. Update corporate marketing materials
Project Administration (about 30%)
*Personnel Mobilization: Coordinate mobilization (including airline, hotel, visa) of consultants and employees for field assignments.
*Financial Management: Review project expense reports and invoices. Maintain project records and documents.
Research and Technical Assistance Support (10%)
*Conduct research activities and analysis for specified upcoming and current IQCs and contracts
Qualifications for the Position:
*Bachelors with a minimum of 1 years of professional experience or a Bachelors in international development or related field
*Prior recruitment and administrative experience required
*Experience working on USAID proposals and projects highly desired
*Detail oriented and organized
*Demonstrated competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities effectively to meet deadlines with *Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing
*Good problem solving skills
*Team oriented individual
*Experienced with Microsoft Excel and Word
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com and indicate Junior Associate in the subject line of the email. Please no phone calls or faxes.