THURSDAY JOBS – APRIL 9, 2009
Research Associate, Aid Effectiveness
Oxfam America’s Aid Effectiveness Team (AET) is looking for a research associate (RA) to support our research agenda on aid ownership. Over the next year we’ll be assessing how governments and citizens in countries receiving US foreign aid perceive how US agencies put ownership of aid in practice. The RA will work directly with the Research Manager in implementing a cross-country research project, including doing background research, analyzing data, generating graphs, and working with other AET members and Oxfam teams in producing advocacy materials and organizing related events. Depending on the expertise of the candidate, he/she may also directly participate in the field research.
The position is most suitable for candidates with a master’s degree, with some field research or program experience, who want to engage with policy research. Candidates with only a bachelor’s degree, but with substantive field research or program experience, are encouraged to apply.
We’re looking for someone who’s:
• Highly motivated, knowledgeable about international development, and interested in supporting policy research.
• Rigorous in his/her approach to research.
• Experienced in doing field research, resourceful in identifying research participants, and confident in carrying out field interviews.
• Able to synthesize research findings.
• An excellent writer.
• Creative in and comfortable with generating graphs and figures to support advocacy materials.
• Willing to spend up to a quarter of his/her time providing administrative and logistical support related to field research and the broader research agenda.
• Reliable and easy to work with.
For information on Oxfam America’s efforts to reform US foreign aid, go to www.reformaid.org.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, with “Research Associate, Aid Effectiveness” in the subject line.
Impact Assessment Analyst
Interactive Radio for Justice
Democratic Republic of Congo
Interactive Radio for Justice creates dialog between victimized populations in regions where the International Criminal Court is investigating crimes against humanity and the national and international authorities responsible for rendering justice to them. As radio is the primary tool for mass communication in the countries where the ICC is currently investigating, this dialog is conducted through several series of radio programming, each designed to address justice in an interactive manner, which are produced in local languages and aired on independent radio stations. In addition, listening groups and public meetings with justice officials are organized so that target communities have the opportunity to discuss justice amongst themselves and directly with national and international authorities. To encourage youth to think about and discuss the role of justice in their lives, the Music for Justice initiative of IRfJ produces music which is written and performed by local youth on justice and reconciliation themes. IRfJ is a hands-on field generated project, where the issues discussed come directly from the target communities, and programming is designed around the voiced concerns of people living in regions where the most serious of crimes have been and are still being committed. More information can be found about IRfJ at www.irfj.org
Interactive Radio for Justice partners with the US based NGO Insight Collaborative for the administration of its funding. Insight Collaborative helps governments, non-governmental organizations, charities, non-profits, small companies, individuals and otherwise under served populations manage conflict more effectively. Insight Collaborative also provides, as with Interactive Radio for Justice, structural support and collaboration for the realization of like-minded and complimentary projects. More information about Insight Collaborative can be found on www.insightcollaborative.org.
This position will be based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Field Manager reports directly to the IRfJ Director and is responsible for daily management of Interactive Radio for Justice activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Central African Republic, and other Africa-Based projects implemented during the duration of his/her contract. Responsibilities include managing local staff, insuring timely and quality driven IRfJ program production and managing field-incurred expenses for the project.
Management of daily project implementation in field bases for IRfJ activity – Ituri and Kivus in DRC, Bangui and province offices in CAR.
* Oversees local staff
* Reports regularly on project activity and collaborates closely with Director to determine implementation strategy for projects.
* Manages field based expense reporting
* Coordinates and Collaborates with local partners to increase impact of IRfJ projects for target communities.
* Masters degree in international relations, peace studies, political science or other social-science related field
* Minimum of 2 years field experience in conflict zones with demonstrated management skills working in difficult circumstances
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
* Strong working knowledge of English and French (both written and verbal) is essential.
* An understanding of the great-lakes region of Africa is highly desirable.
* An understanding of international law is highly desirable.
* An understanding of digital editing radio production software is highly desirable.
* Ability to travel up to 60% of time.
* Project management experience in conflict zones is highly desirable.
* Demonstrated ability to think strategically and transmit vision to partners and colleagues
* Ability to work independently while maintaining strong collaborative communication within a small geographically dispersed team.
How to Apply:
The position is open immediately. Please send CV, salary history, cover letter and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3 April. If you have produced radio programming which you would like to share, a maximum of one MP3 file of under 10 minutes is permissible. No phone calls please. IRfJ thanks you in advance for your interest in the project as only short listed candidates will be contacted.
IMPACT ASSESSMENT ANALYST
The Impact Assessment Analyst reports directly to the IRfJ Director and is responsible for designing and implementing a qualitative Impact Assessment of IRfJ activity. The assessment will focus on how direct target communities are affected by the project as well as how secondary, or indirect, target communities use and are affected by IRfJ. Where the Analyst is based is open for discussion.
Create viable impact assessment model for evaluating the impact of IRfJ
* Implement this assessment model through:
o Evaluation of past IRfJ activity,
o Evaluation of relevant studies done by IRfJ and other groups in the regions where IRfJ is active,
o Field visits where IRfJ is active,
o Interviews with direct and indirect target communities,
o Collaboration with all relevant IRfJ and Insight Collaborative staff.
* Work closely with IRfJ staff at all levels to put in place best practices that allow for consistent impact evaluation throughout project’s implementation.
* Provide regular written reports which provide a qualitative review of impact.
* Masters Degree in Political Science, Peace Studies, International Relations, Anthropology or related field.
* Strong working knowledge (verbal and written) of English and French
* Prior experience in qualitative impact analysis and familiarity with relevant studies and methodology which have been implemented in target regions.
* Prior field work in Africa and/or regions of ongoing conflict preferred.
* Open mind and spirit to exploring different cultural and experience perspectives on questions such as justice, impunity, civil society, social responsibility, and rule of law.
* Ability to work and independently while maintaining strong collaborative communication within a small geographically dispersed team.
* Up to 30% travel to regions where IRfJ is active.
How to Apply:
The Position is open immediately. Please send CV, salary history, cover letter, three professional references and a sample proposal (maximum two pages) of how you would create an impact evaluation plan for IRfJ to email@example.com . No phone calls please. IRfJ thanks you in advance for your interest in the project as only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Assistant Director, National Fellowships & Academic Opportunities
University of Rhode Island
Within the University’s Honors Program, administer campus access to national fellowship programs, coordinate activities of the Health professions advisory committee, and publicize other national academic opportunities. Support the Director in efforts to centralize and consolidate sources of information for programs and opportunities for academically-motivated students and their campus mentors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Serve as the campus coordinator of all information about selective fellowships, grants, scholarships and award opportunities.
* Chair the Health Professions Advisory Committee which provides support to students planning to seek admission to medical, dental, optometry, or physician assistant programs.
* Network with staff and faculty volunteers, departmental advisors, and Honors Society directors to identify, recruit and mentor promising candidates for academically-selective grants and awards, such as the Truman, Rhodes, Udall, Boren, Goldwater, Cooke, Soros and Fullbright awards.
* Maintain and enlarge the range of award opportunities made available to students. Improve outreach to potentially eligible minority students.
* Serve as the health professions advisor for freshman orientation and University College. Coordinate with the Health Professions Advisory Committee in advising students seeking admission to medical, dental, optometry, or physician assistant programs.
* Set deadlines and establish submission criteria for the campus application processes.
* Work with faculty and staff committees to insure due process in selecting nominees. Recruit, train and assist faculty representatives for various scholarship and health professions opportunities.
* Implement strategies for promoting these processes to relevant constituencies on campus.
* Convene new committees for awards as appropriate.
* Advise applicants and their faculty mentors and referees, offering individual guidance, as well as occasional workshops related to the fellowship and medical school application process.
* Motivate applicants who may be first generation college students, or who have no informed sense of their candidacy for awards such as these.
* Assist potential selective award and fellowship applicants and pre-Health Professions students by directing them to local and campus opportunities early in their campus careers.
* Work closely with other individuals on campus with responsibility for academically-selective opportunities, including the Director and staff of the Honors Program, the Director of the URI Office for Internships, and the URI Research Office, and the URI Study Abroad Office.
* Serve as the University’s active contributor to the National Association of Fellowship Advisers.
* Utilize new technologies in streamlining the publicity, recruitment and application mechanisms on campus. Update and maintain (with staff/clerical support) the websites for National Scholarships and Health Professions Advising.
Required: Master’s degree; minimum of three years of experience in academic and scholarship advising; a demonstrated record of academic program development; exceptional writing, speaking and advising skills; demonstrated ability to work with very diverse constituencies; demonstrated familiarity with professional issues in national fellowship advising, and experience in such advising. Preferred: Experience in college or university honors programs or other programs for high-ability students; experience in pre-medical and other health professions advising.
Submit (no emails or faxes, please) a resume and cover letter postmarked by 05-01-09 to:
Richard McIntyre, Search Chair
Requisition # 12448
University of Rhode Island
PO Box G
Kingston, RI 02881
Salary Range: $53,055 – $66,960
Program Coordinator II (International Programs)
Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing
The Program Coordinator II will:
* Develop, coordinate, and administer programs for the International Programs office in the College of Computing. Primary contact will be with faculty, students, and other administrators campus wide and internationally.
* Coordinate activities associated with the implementation of these programs and their administration. The College of Computing currently has extensive international programs in Metz, France; Barcelona, Spain and Seoul, South Korea. Plan events and facilitate activities that are related to the promotion of these and other programs, monitor marketing budgets for the programs.
* Provide administrative support to the Director of International Programs, the Manager of International Programs and the directors of each individual program.
* Assist Dual Degree students as inquiries are presented. Advise undergraduate students on study abroad programs, opportunities, procedures and logistics.
* Support students with guidance on admissions criteria, registration and program requirements,assist with the development of marketing materials.
* Coordinate purchasing, maintain documentation and maintain office supplies for the International Programs office.
* Assist with travel arrangements; prepare contracts, Travel Authorities, Export Control Documents, Travel Advance requests and Travel Expense statements.
* Make logistical arrangements for visitors to the College and/or College of Computing faculty to travel abroad to the International Programs locations. Maintain and update the programs web pages. Assist with special projects or other duties as required and/or assigned.
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a closely related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience:Four or more years of job related experience preferably in college/university environment. Preferred computer experience includes MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, BANNER, Afacts, and web design software. International education, study abroad, or international business experience; and foreign language skills are a plus.
Position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and multi-tasking ability. Also requires the ability to work independently while providing good customer service in a team environment.
Selection process will include a pre-employment background screening and education verification.
A COVER LETTER IS REQUIRED.
Visit https://ea.ohr.gatech.edu/careers/ and search for Job #: BJJ8109. Hiring Range: $40,890 to $51,080.