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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 Mar 2017

    Location: United States
    Division: Program Management
    Status: Internship
    Position Number: 17:057

    Project Description:

    The Unpaid Intern is an entry level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Students who participate in this program will develop essential skills in different aspects of international development, project development, and implementation. As a junior member of the team, the Intern will provide research and project implementation support to IFES' Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) team in its Arlington, VA office. Unpaid intern opportunities are intended to provide a strong learning environment, and the ability to receive college credit is required in place of hourly compensation. Certain factors such as but not limited to schedules, program activities, duration of the internship may also be regulated by requirements from the intern’s school.

    Responsibilities:

    The general duties of an intern include, but are not limited to:

    • Conducting research
    • Providing logistical and administrative support on assigned countries/projects
    • Assisting in the preparation of weekly home office reports, website updates, and other reports as necessary
    • Attending and reporting on internal and external meetings and other discussions about assigned projects
    • Assisting with program development in conjunction with the needs of the project and the intern’s skills
    • Compiling daily research from academic journals and print media
    • Other duties as assigned by division and supervisor

    POSITION SCOPE: Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines.
    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results.
    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.
    **
    RELATIONSHIPS: ** Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division.
    **
    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:** None

    Qualifications:

    Education: Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college/university.** Student must be able to receive college credit for internship.
    Experience: **None. Relevant experience, familiarity, or interest in international development or related field preferred. Previous internship(s) experience with an international NGO or Peace Corps a plus
    **
    Related Skills or Knowledge: **Academic focus on international development, social science, English, or Latin American and the Caribbean region. Very good research and writing skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Detailed oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Collaborative, team oriented individual **
    LANGUAGE SKILLS: **English required. Proficiency in Spanish a plus.

    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%**
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:**

    Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    How to apply:

    You must go to http://www.ifes.org to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (e.g. resume, cover letter, application, etc). Resumes will only be reviewed and accepted for consideration if submitted through our Careers page.

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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 07 Apr 2017

    Location: Virginia
    Division: Program Management
    Status: Internship
    Position Number: 17:062

    Project Description:

    The Paid Intern is an entry level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Students who participate in this program will develop essential skills that are not attained in the academic world and enable them to make the transition from academic to professional life. As a junior member of the team, the Paid Intern will provide logistical and administrative support to projects for the Europe and Eurasia programs team, mainly focusing on Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

    Responsibilities:

    The general duties of the Europe and Eurasia Intern will include, but will not be limited to:

    • Conducting research, including from academic journals and print media;
    • Providing logistical and administrative support on assigned countries/projects;
    • Assisting with program development in conjunction with the needs of the project and the intern’s skills;
    • Assisting the programs teams editing/writing of reports, press releases, website updates and briefing materials;
    • Helping prepare financial forms and draft agreements as needed;
    • Attending and report on internal and external meetings and other discussions about assigned projects;
    • Performing other related duties as assigned.

    POSITION SCOPE: Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines.

    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.

    RELATIONSHIPS: Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division.

    SUPERVISION: None

    Qualifications:

    Education: Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college/university, or recently graduated no more than a year at time of application. Degree in international affairs, political science, or a related field is preferred

    Experience:None. Relevant experience, familiarity, or interest in international development or related field preferred. Previous internship(s) experience with an international NGO a plus

    Related Skills or Knowledge: Excellent research and communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Familiarity with political, economic, and social issues in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Demonstrated knowledge and interested in electoral and democracy issues. Introductory experience in or familiarity with program development or management, NGOs, and/or USAID a plus. Familiarity with web-based applications a plus. Detail oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in another language a plus.

    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    How to apply:

    You must go to http://www.ifes.org to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (e.g. resume, cover letter, application, etc). Resumes will only be reviewed and accepted for consideration if submitted through our Careers page.

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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 15 Mar 2017

    Introduction

    The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international, non-profit organization that supports the building of democratic societies and the strengthening of transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

    IFES is currently implementing a capacity-building program in support of Kenya’s electoral process in the areas of Voter Education, conflict mitigation and sustainability of Election Technology, among others.

    Towards conflict sensitive programming at the county level, IFES Kenya seeks to recruit a consultant to undertake conflict mapping in Isiolo, Marsabit and Laikipia counties. While there may be existing forms of conflict in these counties, the consultant will establish how these will impact on the elections and whether there are possibilities of other emergent forms of conflict that will be directly related to the elections. The consultant will give programming recommendations on how IFES and its partners should mobilize and deploy early warning and response strategies to potentially violent election related conflicts in the three counties.

    The specific objectives of the conflict mapping exercise are;

    • To identify and map out key relationships between actors and institutions within and external to the counties that are likely to impact on electoral violence;

    • To map out institutions and actors that are likely to mobilize people towards and away from electoral violence and the means they would use;

    • To identify institutions and actors that can be leveraged by IFES and partners towards mitigating electoral violence;

    • To recommend interventions that can be undertaken by IFES and partners to mitigate electoral violence in each of the counties.

    Deliverables

    The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:

    • Inception report detailing the methodology of the assignment;

    • A draft conflict mapping report for the three counties;

    • A finalized report after feedback from IFES and partners.

    Institutional Arrangements

    The consultant will work under the supervision of the IFES Conflict Prevention Specialist. The consultant will be responsible for arranging for own meetings and activity schedules but will work closely and be in constant communication with the Conflict Prevention Specialist. The consultant will provide timely information of required documentation, meetings and updates on the activity including applicable reimbursements.

    Qualifications

    The consultant shall have a post graduate degree in Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Peace and Security, or any other area of study related to the terms of reference;

    • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, including in electoral related conflicts;
    • Extensive experience in undertaking research in conflict and peace, preferably with conflict mapping experience;
    • Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations succinctly distils critical issues, and draw forward-looking conclusions and recommendations;
    • Ability and experience to work with multi-disciplinary teams, and deliver quality analysis and written materials;
    • Strong evidence of good writing skills;
    • Must have excellent communication skills in English.

    Remuneration

    IFES will engage the consultant according to the organization remuneration scale. Remuneration shall be based on the consultant’s qualifications, experience and level of effort.


    How to apply:

    All applications should be sent to kenyarecruit@ifes.org not later than 5pm on 15th March, 2017

    Applications to include RESUME and COVER LETTER only. No other attachment is required


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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 17 Mar 2017

    Introduction

    The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international, non-profit organization that supports the building of democratic societies and the strengthening of transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

    IFES is currently implementing a capacity-building program in support of Kenya’s electoral process in the areas of Voter Education, conflict mitigation and sustainability of Election Technology, among others.

    IFES Kenya seeks to recruit a curriculum developer to develop a manual on mediation to be used to train both state and non-state actors on mediation. As an alternate dispute resolution mechanism, mediation can be used both by state and non-state actors to respond to electoral disputes. Being a voluntary process that seeks to find solutions agreeable to all parties, it often leads to preservation and enhancement of relationships especially among divided communities. Furthermore, it is often cost effective, flexible and easily accessible to all parties as opposed to other formal dispute resolution mechanisms.

    Scope of Work

    The consultant is expected to develop a simplified but comprehensive training manual that is able to guide potential mediators on how to undertake mediation in electoral dispute contexts. The target audience for the manual are both highly skilled personnel and community level peace builders working with community peace structures. Specifically, the consultant will undertake the following activities;

    • Undertake a desktop review of the available training tools and resources, assessing simplicity, relevance and technical soundness, including the adequacy, appropriateness, use and explanation of key components and concepts, relevant to and that can be adapted to the Kenyan electoral context;

    • Prepare the draft manual including interactive resources and tools;

    • Organize and facilitate workshops in order to test the training manual prior to finalization;

    • Revise and edit the draft manual for final validation by IFES;

    • Prepare the final copy and submit to IFES.

    Deliverables

    The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:

    • Inception report;

    • Draft Manual on electoral disputes’ mediation;

    • Finalized Manual on electoral disputes’ resolution;

    • Activity Report, and reports on meetings and workshops held.

    Institutional Arrangements

    The consultant will work under the supervision of the IFES Conflict Prevention Specialist. The consultant will be responsible for arranging for own meetings and activity schedules but will work closely and be in constant communication with the Conflict Prevention Specialist. The consultant will provide timely information of required documentation, meetings and updates on the activity including applicable reimbursements.

    Qualifications

    • The consultant shall have a post graduate degree in Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Peace and Security, or any other area of study related to the terms of reference;

    • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, including in electoral related conflicts;

    • Extensive experience in curriculum development and capacity building;

    • Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations succinctly distils critical issues, and draw forward-looking conclusions and recommendations;

    • Ability and experience to work with multi-disciplinary teams, and deliver quality analysis and written materials;

    • Strong evidence of good writing skills;

    • Must have excellent communication skills in English.

    Remuneration

    IFES will engage the consultant according to the organizational remuneration scale. Remuneration shall be based on the consultant’s qualifications, experience and level of effort.


    How to apply:

    All applications should be sent to kenyarecruit@ifes.org not later than 5pm on 17th March, 2017


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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 24 Mar 2017

    About IFES

    The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international, non-profit organization that supports the building of democratic societies and the strengthening of transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

    About the project

    IFES is currently implementing a capacity-building program in support of Kenya’s electoral process in the areas of Voter Education, conflict mitigation and sustainability of Election Technology, among others.

    Position Summary

    IFES Kenya seeks to recruit an Operations Support Manager to be based in Nairobi’s IFES offices.

    Under the supervision of the Director for Finance & Operations, principal duties and responsibilities shall include, but not limited to, the following:

    Key Responsibilities

    General Operations Support

    • Supervise Operations staff to carry out general office administration/operations duties;
    • Responsible for the day to day management of all suppliers/vendors and managing all contracts/leases;
    • Maintaining office insurances and ensuring renewals are done on time, while also ensuring losses are reported on time;
    • Keeping track of all IFES short term and long term leases ensuring they are renewed on time and sort any arising issues.
    • Review and ensure accuracy in the maintenance of all vendor and office files in both paper and electronic form; and
    • Any other duties assigned.

    Human Resources Support

    • Assist in drafting scope of work, terms of reference, offer letter and employment agreements for new hires/consultants.

    • Managing IFES Kenya recruitment sites/emails

    • Preparation of interview schedules for recruitment

    • Provides job candidates by screening, interviewing, and testing applicants; notifying existing staff of internal opportunities; maintaining personnel records; obtaining temporary staff from agencies.

    • Maintaining and updating staff members on IFES policies/procedures

    • Updating and managing HR filing system (both manual & electronic)

    • Maintains human resources records by recording new hires, transfers, terminations, changes in job classifications, merit increases;

    • Orients new employees by providing orientation information packets; reviewing company policies

    • Maintaining and updating employee’s information/Personal Files

    • Documents human resources actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records and filling accordingly.

    • Coordinating staff trainings/seminars

    • Any other duty assigned

    Academic Qualifications

    · Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

    Relevant Experience

    · Minimum 5-8years work experience in the same role, at least 5years relevant experience in an NGO or INGO.

    Essential competencies

    · Excellent written and oral communication skills

    · Excellent computer skills

    · Good interpersonal and communication skills

    · Ability to work with minimum supervision

    · Result-oriented

    · Experience in office/operations management and supervisory roles


    How to apply:

    All applications should be sent to kenyarecruit@ifes.org not later than 5pm on 24th March, 2017.

    Applications to include RESUME and COVER LETTER only, no other attachment is required


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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

    Project Description: The Contracts & Grants Coordinator provides support to the C&G staff in the administration of IFES’ awards (both contracts and grants) with the US Government, other bilateral and multilateral donors such as DFID and CIDA, the UN, European Union, multilateral development banks, as well as foundations and private sector donors. Working under the direction of the team lead the C&G Coordinator will work within C&G and the Regional Support Teams (RSTs) to support IFES’ regional programmatic areas and its regional field offices and sites.Job Responsibilities:

    • Participate in the daily operations of the RST.

    • Help to ensure compliance with Region award terms and conditions.

    • Under the direction of the RST lead and/or other senior staff within the RST, coordinate with the Business Development team and Regional program/finance staff in formulating and negotiating strong, competitive and compliant proposals and final awards/grants.

    • In consultation with the RST lead, coordinate with the Finance division on a variety of common issues.

    • Under the direction of the RST lead, work to establish and maintain positive working relationships with donors and IFES staff.

    • Under the direction of the RST lead, help to ensure compliance with C&G and IFES operational procedures and policies for contracts/grants management.

    • Under the direction of, or in consultation with, the RST lead, will establish and maintain communications with prime and sub-contractors to ensure the smooth working of the contract awarding process.

    • Under the direction of the RST lead, helps to ensure the timely processing of all closeouts.

    • Participate in development/proposal meetings.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    POSITION SCOPE:Performs specialized functions to achieve assigned objectives. Complies with established procedures and determines appropriate action within standard protocols. Work performance is monitored by supervisor.
    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Identifies simple, easily detected problems affecting own work. Limited decision-making, subject to supervisory approval.
    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Limited participation in formulating and negotiating, competitive and compliant proposals and final awards/grants. Uses allocated resources judiciously and takes care of company property, equipment and other assets. RELATIONSHIPS: Routine interdepartmental and external business contacts, primarily to exchange information necessary to complete work or provide services. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None Qualifications: Education:** Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Relations, Finance or related field.

    Experience: 2 years of work experience. Experience with NGOs and/or international development a plus.

    Related Skills or Knowledge: Experience with Microsoft Office required. Detailed oriented and organized. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills. Collaborative, team oriented individual.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in French language desired.

    TRAVEL: Limited.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    How to apply:

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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

    Project Description: The Contracts & Grants Analyst provides support to the C&G staff in the administration of IFES’ awards (both contracts and grants) with the US Government, other bilateral and multilateral donors such as DFID and CIDA, the UN, European Union, multilateral development banks, as well as foundations and private sector donors. Working under the direction of the team lead the C&G Analyst will work within C&G and the Regional Support Teams (RST) to support IFES’ regional programmatic areas and its regional field offices and sites.Job Responsibilities:

    • Participate in the daily operations of the RST.
    • Help to ensure compliance with Region award terms and conditions.
    • In consultation with the RST lead and others within the RST, coordinate with the Business Development team as well as the Regional program and finance staffs in formulating and negotiating strong, competitive and compliant proposals and final awards/grants.
    • In consultation with the RST lead, coordinate with the Finance division on a variety of common issues.
      Establish and maintain positive working relationships with donors and IFES staff.
    • Help to ensure compliance with C&G and IFES operational procedures and policies for contracts/grants management.
    • In consultation with the RST lead, establish and maintain communications with prime and sub-contractors to ensure the smooth working of the contract awarding process.
    • In consultation with the RST lead, liaise with donors, NGOs/PVOs and advocacy groups.
    • In consultation with the RST lead, advise Regional IFES staff on matters related to preparation and administration of sub awards of all types.
    • In consultation with the RST lead, support activities of Finance staff in the areas of fiscal management, audit, and financial reporting for IFES’ awards.
    • In coordination with the RST lead, ensure the timely processing of all closeouts.
    • Participate in development/proposal meetings.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    POSITION SCOPE: Performs specialized functions to achieve assigned objectives requiring knowledge of contracts and grants administration, applying independent analysis and insight. Work performance is monitored by supervisor.
    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Identifies and analyzes problems or discrepancies affecting own work or work products. Analyzes and interprets issues and proposes alternative solutions relying on knowledge of professional standards and principals. Routine decision making consistent with procedures, subject to supervisory review.
    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Participate in formulating and negotiating, competitive and compliant proposals and final awards/grants. Uses allocated resources judiciously and takes care of company property, equipment and other assets.
    RELATIONSHIPS: Develops and sustains productive working relationships with assigned internal and external partners to coordinate activities, manage information and report project status. Initiate contact with staff in other departments to exchange detailed, substantive information and coordinate activities necessary to achieve work goals.
    SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May share oversight in supervising entry level staff. Qualifications:**Education:** Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Relations, Finance or related field.

    Experience: 3 years of work experience, preferably in the international development sector with an NGO, administration of USG and non-USG awards highly desirable. USAID, Dept. of State, and other international development donor experience, cost/price analysis, indirect rate development, indefinite quantity contracts, and grants and commercial contracting a plus.

    Related Skills or Knowledge: Experience with Microsoft Office required. Detailed oriented and organized. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills. Collaborative, team oriented individual.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in French language is desired.

    TRAVEL: Limited.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    How to apply:

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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

    Project Description:The Program Officer is an intermediate professional position at IFES providing tactical support to the program division. Specific duties will include development, technical, administrative and financial management support and oversight.Job Responsibilities:

    • Serve as primary interface with Country Directors and local staff to implement projects.
    • Achieve project requirements within budget, established time frame, standards of quality, and funder satisfaction.
    • Assist with preparing budgets, review and approve field expense reports, wire requests, vendor and consultant payments etc.
    • Responsible for critical review and reporting of project financials in partnership with Finance team. Track project activities in line with budget, forecasting and evaluation of burnrate.
    • Establish, maintain, and develop productive working relationship with field staff, subordinates, consultants at large, and other departments within IFES HQ.
    • Assist with program design, knowledge of IFES systems, tools for project implementation and monitoring.
    • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation team to design/determine program indicators, assist with monitoring to ensure activities are meeting indicators.
    • Contribute to knowledge management and thought leadership.
    • Troubleshoot project problems, identify and implement creative solutions.
    • Monitor pending IFES grant/contract actions and coordinate timely action and response.
    • Travel to field office to assist with project activities as needed.
    • Participate in proposal development/new initiative process.
    • Encourage professional developmental of junior program staff. Evaluate performance of supervisee(s), and provide constructive feedback and proactive management. Provide feedback on project team and project performance.
    • Work with HR to source and recruit critical talent.
    • Support the process of designing and implementing subawards and monitor progress including reviewing deliverables. Work with Contracts and Grants to ensure timely acquisition and delivery of commodities.
    • Contribute, coordinate and ensure the quality of monthly/quarterly reports.
    • Provide input into annual workplans, PMPs, and other programmatic reports.
    • Work with Contracts and Grants to ensure timely acquisition and delivery of services.
    • Other duties as assigned.**POSITION SCOPE:** Provide varied support functions and perform moderately complex job duties requiring knowledge of proposal development, program management, donor interface, and research and development initiatives. Contribute to program planning, development and management. Familiarity with IFES tools, methodology and best practices. Manage work activities with internal and external partners to assure achievement of assigned objectives. Performance and outcomes are subject to management oversight.

    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Multi-factor decision-making requiring research and analysis, subject to supervisory guidance. Verify and analyze facts, consult with other departments as needed, then implement solutions based on knowledge of procedures, logic, and sound judgement. Initiate contact with staff in other departments to exchange detailed, substantive information and coordinate activities necessary to achieve work goals.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Participate in project budget planning and perform processing, recording and reporting of financial transactions, including field expenses etc., in compliance with IFES policies and procedures. Critical review and reporting of project financials in partnership with Finance.

    RELATIONSHIPS: Develop and maintain collaborative relationships, which require highly-developed interpersonal skills, involving active listening, creativity and problem solving, to assure desired outcomes. Develop opportunities to improve working relationships and work outcomes with internal and external partners.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise entry level positions. Participate in planning and implementing work activities with internal and external partners.Qualifications:**Education:** Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in international relations, political science, international development preferred.

    Experience: Minimum of 4 years of overall work experience in the international development sector with NGO experience a plus.. Experience with budget management and oversight of large single project or multiple small projects. Supervisory experience a plus.

    Related Skills or Knowledge: Experience with program design and project management. Knowledgeable on USAID and non-US based grant and contract proposals, regulations, and procedures. Familiarity with USAID and non-US structure and personnel as well as other international donors. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in another language a plus

    TRAVEL: Travel up to 10% of time.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    Standard office work environment, with occasional field travel. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job


    How to apply:

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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

    Project Description:The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked in over 20 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past three decades. The current Africa portfolio includes Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In these countries, IFES works to advance good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to electoral management bodies and other election officials; empowering marginalized groups to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle.
    The Program Coordinator is the entry level II position to program work at IFES, providing support to the program division. The Program Coordinator will provide administrative and programmatic support for current and developing programs.
    Job Responsibilities:

    • Assist with program work and other special projects for the division.
    • Contribute to analytical reports, project design and project evaluations.
    • Participate in budget development processes.
    • Input financial data for pipelines, review data in financial system for accuracy, check accuracy of financial reports, review and reconciliation of credit cards.
    • Coordinate project implementation and monitoring.
    • Troubleshoot project problems. Identify and implement creative solutions.
    • Review/prepare/submit material for procurement including drafting Requests for Proposals/Requests for Quotations, preparing selection packages, tracking existing contracts etc.
    • Monitor/track pending IFES grant/contract actions and coordinates timely response.
    • Participate in proposal development and new initiative processes.
    • Assist with recruitment of field staff and consultants including preparing posting, collecting documents for hiring packages etc.
    • Under the direction of the supervisor, provides training and some guidance to interns.
    • Assist with writing and reviewing of monthly/quarterly reports, writing program success stories, etc.
    • Participate in IFES’ knowledge management initiatives and other thought leadership efforts.
    • Attend meetings at request of supervisor to gather and share information with colleagues.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    **
    POSITION SCOPE**:** Provides varied support functions and performs routine job duties requiring familiarity with proposal development, program management, and research and development initiatives. Contribute to program planning and development. Coordinate work activities performed by internal and external partners.

    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING:** Identifies and analyzes problems or discrepancies affecting own work or work products. Works to overcome barriers and constructively deal with unexpected challenging situations. Develops or supports the introduction of new and improved methods or procedures, based on knowledge of procedures and logic.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:** Participates in project budget planning, perform routine processing, recording and reporting of financial transactions, including field expenses, in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.

    RELATIONSHIPS:** Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Programs Division. Proactively works with team members and across departments to improve team collaboration and functioning on a continuous basis.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:** None
    Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field; Master’s degree preferred.

    Experience: At least 2 years’ relevant experience in international development or related field.

    Related Skills or Knowledge: Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required. Introductory experience in proposal development required, with experience in program management and supervisory roles. Familiarity with USAID regulations and reporting requirements preferred. Detailed oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in French a plus.

    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job


    How to apply:

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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

    Project Description:The Paid Intern is an entry level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Students who participate in this program will develop essential skills that are not attained in the academic world and enable them to make the transition from academic to professional life. As a junior member of the team, the Paid Intern will provide logistical and administrative support to IFES' Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) team in its Arlington, VA office. Job Responsibilities:The general duties of an intern include, but are not limited to:

    • Conducting research;
    • Providing logistical and administrative support on assigned countries/projects;
    • Assisting in the preparation of weekly home office reports, website updates, and other reports as necessary;
    • Attending and reporting on internal and external meetings and other discussions about assigned projects;
    • Assisting with program development in conjunction with the needs of the project and the intern's skills;
    • Compiling daily research from academic journals and print media;
    • Assisting in the maintenance of project records and documents, including consultant contracts, purchase orders, reports, etc.;
    • Assist in translation and editing of program documents ;
    • Other duties as assigned by division and supervisor.**POSITION SCOPE:** Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines.
      DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results.
      FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.
      RELATIONSHIPS: Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division.
      SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

    Qualifications: Education: Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college/university, or recently graduated no more than a year at time of application
    Experience: None. Relevant experience, familiarity, or interest in international development or related field preferred. Previous internship(s) experience with an international NGO a plus
    Related Skills or Knowledge: Academic focus or strong on Latin American and the Caribbean region. Excellent research and communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Introductory experience in or familiarity with program development or management, NGOs, and/or USAID a plus. Detailed oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual
    **
    LANGUAGE SKILLS:** English required. Proficiency in French required, Spanish a plus.
    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%
    **
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: **Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    How to apply:

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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

    Project Description:

    The Unpaid Intern is an learning/entry-level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Participants in this program will develop essential skills that are not attained in the academic world and enable them to make the transition from academic to professional life. As a junior member of the team, this Intern will provide logistical and administrative support to projects for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team and will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration, grant management, proposal development and writing to shape IFES' work to promote technical assistance in election management in the MENA region. The intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and able to receive academic credit for completion of the internship.Job Responsibilities:

    The general duties of an intern include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide research assistance for programs and proposal development
    • Draft research papers, presentations, and other project documents for external use
    • Support project planning and implementation
    • Draft memorandums, reports, proposals and other project documents
    • Prepare briefing materials for meetings
    • Assist with program development in conjunction with the needs of the project and the intern’s skills
    • Assist with editing/writing proposals, reports, press releases, and briefing books
    • providing logistical and administrative support on assigned countries/projects
    • Attend and report on internal and external meetings and other discussions about assigned projects
    • Backstop and support implementation of IFES projects in MENA
    • Assist with organizing events and meetings in DC and abroad related to IFES programs
    • Document translation**
      POSITION SCOPE: **Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines. **
      DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: **Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results. **
      FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: **None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures. **
      RELATIONSHIPS: **Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division. **
      SUPERVISION EXERCISED: **NoneQualifications:

    Education: Undergraduate/graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. International affairs, political science, or a related degree preferred. Must be able to receive college credit for internship.Experience: None. Familiarity with political, economic, and social issues in the MENA region a plus. Demonstrated knowledge and interest in electoral and democracy issues required. Relevant experience, familiarity, or interest in international development or related field preferred. Previous internship(s) experience with an international NGO a plus Related Skills or Knowledge:** Regional knowledge of the MENA region, in particular the Maghreb region. Excellent research, analytical, writing, and organization skills. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with preparing financial documents preferred. Familiarity with web-based applications a plus. Experience handling sensitive information in a secure and confidential manner preferred. Introductory experience in or familiarity with program development or management, NGOs, and/or USAID a plus. Detail oriented. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English and Arabic or French required.

    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    *Please submit a cover letter along with your resume in order to be considered for this position.


    How to apply:

    http://www.vs4.vscyberhosting.com/ifes/?adata=EJlqojCVv9HuKHMto47BJT8xn4yfAiLyORQSScxdONSsZsWGoIeFUu...


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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 25 Apr 2017

    Project Description:The Director is responsible for providing overall leadership to HR and Administration function’s development, planning and implementation.
    Job Responsibilities:

    • The primary job responsibilities of the Director, Human Resources and Administration include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop creative practices and programs that identify, source, assess and hire the best talent to meet changing and evolving business needs;
    • Set and lead towards a vision for exceptional talent practices at all levels of the organization to meet current and future staffing needs;
    • Execute the recruitment strategy effectively ensuring the right talent is ready at the right time and influence the entire recruitment process to provide direction on talent needs;
    • Understand the programmatic and operational objectives;
    • Drive employee engagement in working with executive leadership to develop effective internal communications strategies, processes, tools, and training to promote morale and productivity;
    • Execute talent management programs including performance management, training, total rewards, global benefits, surveys, and compensation
    • Provide metrics to management to allow for better managing of teams.
    • Coach and advise on a wide range of core human resource functions including organizational design, HR policies, and best practices;
    • Lead the development and execution of Human Resources strategic and annual plans in alignment with the organizational goals, and mission;
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and best practices in HR and administration procedures so that they are efficient, accurate, timely, and responsive;
    • Manage the Corporate Insurance policies
    • Responsible for HR and Administration department budget; review and negotiate HR-related contracts and agreements; and
    • Oversee all matters relating to facilities and administration, including building lease, front desk, supply resource management and records function.

    **
    POSITION SCOPE:** Serves as primary department representative and leads Human Capital endeavors of the organization Ensures compliance with IFES, USAID and other donor rules and regulations. Provides broad oversight and expertise in the development of organization initiatives to assure successful achievement of goals and objectives.
    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Evaluates risk factors with potential to disrupt achievement of strategic goals and sets appropriate course of action in response. Investigates and analyzes current information from various sources on various HR functions to inform decision making and the development of protocols and procedures. Oversees implementation of labor strategies to track and mitigate risk and its potential impact
    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Authority to establish and implement procedures for managing departmental fiscal resources. Ensures the completion of department tasks in a timely manner and within the allocated budget. Ensures compliance with IFES, USAID or other donor rules and regulations, particularly with regard to fiscal management. Oversees preparation and presentation of compliance documents/ reports internally and externally.
    RELATIONSHIPS: Serves as primary department representative of IFES with local and international actors. Manages and maintains collaborative working relationship with senior level stakeholders within and outside IFES to ensure timely and successful achievement of goals and objectives.
    SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Department supervision.
    Qualifications:**Education:** Bachelor’s degree is required; a relevant advanced degree is preferred
    **
    Experience:** Minimum of 10 years of HR experience across a range of competencies and 3-5 years of experience managing a team and being in a leadership role. Proven track record of meeting ethical and confidentiality guidelines. Significant management experience. Experience managing and communicating organizational change. Relevant work experience developing effective programs to support the initiatives of a global organization. Proven success sourcing and recruiting in a high volume environment. Experience recruiting and sourcing for all roles in a global environment - senior leadership through entry level position.
    **
    Related Skills or Knowledge:** Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent presentation skills. Ability to manage high energy teams; prioritize and oversee multiple activities in a fluid and dynamic environment. Experience with and knowledge of US and global benefit plans. Experience with and knowledge of state/federal employment and labor laws. Strong knowledge of the entire recruitment function - talent acquisition practices, principles and applications including attraction, interviewing and assessment.
    Experience working in a non-profit, human rights, or advocacy organization preferred. Able to manage a diverse group of individuals internationally while promoting diversity and inclusion within the organization. Field experience a plus. Ability to travel globally required.
    **
    LANGUAGE SKILLS:** English required. Proficiency in another language a plus.
    TRAVEL: Travel required up to 10-20% of time
    **
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:**
    Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    How to apply:

    http://www.vs4.vscyberhosting.com/ifes/?adata=EJASbBDelZV8ul%2bfAUl0ypLPTyNDwriL%2fHn%2bm2nGcfG%2bz%...


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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 26 Apr 2017

    Project Description:The Paid Intern is an entry level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Students who participate in this program will develop essential skills that are not attained in the academic world and enable them to make the transition from academic to professional life. As a junior member of the team, the Paid Intern will provide logistical and administrative support to IFES' Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) team in its Arlington, VA office. Job Responsibilities:The general duties of an intern include, but are not limited to:

    • Conducting research;
    • Providing logistical and administrative support on assigned countries/projects;
    • Assisting in the preparation of weekly home office reports, website updates, and other reports as necessary;
    • Attending and reporting on internal and external meetings and other discussions about assigned projects;
    • Assisting with program development in conjunction with the needs of the project and the intern's skills;
    • Compiling daily research from academic journals and print media;
    • Assisting in the maintenance of project records and documents, including consultant contracts, purchase orders, reports, etc.;
    • Assist in translation and editing of program documents ;
    • Other duties as assigned by division and supervisor.**POSITION SCOPE:** Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines.
      DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results.
      FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.
      RELATIONSHIPS: Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division.
      SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

    Qualifications: Education: Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college/university, or recently graduated no more than a year at time of application
    Experience: None. Relevant experience, familiarity, or interest in international development or related field preferred. Previous internship(s) experience with an international NGO a plus
    Related Skills or Knowledge: Academic focus or strong on Latin American and the Caribbean region. Excellent research and communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Introductory experience in or familiarity with program development or management, NGOs, and/or USAID a plus. Detailed oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual
    **
    LANGUAGE SKILLS:** English required. Proficiency in French required, Spanish a plus.
    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%
    **
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: **Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    How to apply:

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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 26 Apr 2017

    Project Description:

    The Unpaid Intern is an learning/entry-level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Participants in this program will develop essential skills that are not attained in the academic world and enable them to make the transition from academic to professional life. As a junior member of the team, this Intern will provide logistical and administrative support to projects for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team and will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration, grant management, proposal development and writing to shape IFES' work to promote technical assistance in election management in the MENA region. The intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and able to receive academic credit for completion of the internship.Job Responsibilities:

    The general duties of an intern include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide research assistance for programs and proposal development
    • Draft research papers, presentations, and other project documents for external use
    • Support project planning and implementation
    • Draft memorandums, reports, proposals and other project documents
    • Prepare briefing materials for meetings
    • Assist with program development in conjunction with the needs of the project and the intern’s skills
    • Assist with editing/writing proposals, reports, press releases, and briefing books
    • providing logistical and administrative support on assigned countries/projects
    • Attend and report on internal and external meetings and other discussions about assigned projects
    • Backstop and support implementation of IFES projects in MENA
    • Assist with organizing events and meetings in DC and abroad related to IFES programs
    • Document translation**
      POSITION SCOPE: **Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines. **
      DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: **Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results. **
      FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: **None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures. **
      RELATIONSHIPS: **Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division. **
      SUPERVISION EXERCISED: **NoneQualifications:

    Education: Undergraduate/graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. International affairs, political science, or a related degree preferred. Must be able to receive college credit for internship.Experience: None. Familiarity with political, economic, and social issues in the MENA region a plus. Demonstrated knowledge and interest in electoral and democracy issues required. Relevant experience, familiarity, or interest in international development or related field preferred. Previous internship(s) experience with an international NGO a plus Related Skills or Knowledge:** Regional knowledge of the MENA region, in particular the Maghreb region. Excellent research, analytical, writing, and organization skills. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with preparing financial documents preferred. Familiarity with web-based applications a plus. Experience handling sensitive information in a secure and confidential manner preferred. Introductory experience in or familiarity with program development or management, NGOs, and/or USAID a plus. Detail oriented. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English and Arabic or French required.

    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    *Please submit a cover letter along with your resume in order to be considered for this position.


    How to apply:

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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 28 Apr 2017

    Project Description: IFES has been conducting programming targeting Syrians, both inside Syria and in Turkey, since 2013. The current program is supporting Syrian stakeholders to engage on democratic governance issues, including drawing together a wide spectrum of Syrian stakeholders in dialogue, learning, and engagement on issues of citizenship, political transition, and democratic norms. In Egypt, IFES provides long-term, non-partisan capacity development to electoral authorities and works to increase public understanding of electoral processes. IFES also provides targeted technical support for key election events, including supporting voter information efforts.

    The Paid Intern is an entry level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Students who participate in this program will develop essential skills that are not attained in the academic world and enable them to make the transition from academic to professional life. As a junior member of the team, the Paid Intern will provide logistical and administrative support to IFES Syria programming for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team.

    Job Responsibilities: The Paid Intern will report to the Program Officer. The general duties of an intern include, but are not limited to:

    • Conducting research
    • Providing logistical and administrative support on assigned countries/projects
    • Assisting in the preparation of weekly home office reports, website updates, and other reports as necessary
    • Attending and reporting on internal and external meetings and other discussions about assigned projects
    • Assisting with program development in conjunction with the needs of the project and the intern’s skills
    • Compiling daily research from academic journals and print media
    • Other duties as assigned by division and supervisor**POSITION SCOPE:** Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines.

    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.

    RELATIONSHIPS: Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
    Qualifications:

    Education: Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college/university, or recently graduated no more than a year at time of application.
    Experience: None. Relevant experience, familiarity, or interest in international development, electoral and democracy issues, or related field preferred. Prior experience with administrative duties preferred. Experience in maintaining office or projects records and working with budgets and financial documents preferred. Previous internship(s) experience with an international NGO a plus.
    **
    Related Skills or Knowledge:** Excellent research and communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Introductory experience in or familiarity with program development or management, NGOs, and/or USAID a plus. Demonstrated knowledge of, and interest in, the MENA region. Detailed oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual
    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in Arabic language a plus.
    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%
    **
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:**
    Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    How to apply:

    How to Apply:

    You must go to http://www.ifes.org to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (e.g. resume, cover letter, application, etc). Resumes will only be reviewed and accepted for consideration if submitted through our Careers page.


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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 01 May 2017

    Project Description:

    The CFO position is based in Arlington, VA and will report to the Chief Executive Officer/President and report into the Board Audit and Financial Committee. The incumbent will provide strategic financial leadership and will be a part of the IFES Executive Management team.

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will serve as a hands-on financial leader with responsibility for broad oversight and protection of the assets of the organization and its related domestic and foreign funding. He/she will serves as a strategic business partner to the Executive Leadership and Senior Management teams to collaboratively develop and implement systems and organizational structure to support the overall business strategic plan.
    The CFO will assist the CEO in assessing and identifying operational strategies, performance metrics and financial challenges and opportunities to meet the challenging demands of a diverse donor base and multiple currency management. This forward-leaning individual will also assure the financial viability of the organization through proactive analysis and sound administration of policies and procedures. As a part of the Executive team the CFO will work towards improving operational efficiency, meet the challenging demands of the changing landscape of multiple currency funding and geographies in which IFES operates. He/ She will ensure excellence in a decentralized, world-wide operation to control all fiscal activities in numerous countries in an effective and efficient manner, while creating platforms that create opportunities to scale the organization. We are seeking a strong financial professional to provide overall financial leadership to a 600 person and $70 million per year global organization. Job Responsibilities:

    • Provides key leadership and direction as a member of the Executive team for all strategic and day-to-day issues related to finance including investments, accounting, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, analysis, payroll, audit, multiple currency management of funds and tax (domestic and international).
    • Directs preparation of fiscal records, defines Key Performance Indicators and interprets results; works closely with senior management and the Board Executive Committee.
    • Directs oversight of audit & tax matters.
    • Directs annual budget process. Oversees short-and long-term financial health of organization.
    • Provides financial guidance to management on budgetary controls, costs, pricing, cost estimating or other special assignments.
    • Builds infrastructure and systems, aligned with organizational goals, to support the timely and accurate reporting of financial results.
    • Serves as advisor to the Executive Leadership team in evaluating the financial condition of the organization and developing proactive recommendations for growth as well as providing solutions to business issues.
    • As a part of the Senior Leadership Team provides strategic fiscal planning to offer a basis for future decision-making in the organization, including future expansion.
    • Develops and oversees an environment of strong internal controls across the organization.
    • Ensures compliance with USG and Non-USG funder regulatory requirements.
    • Maintains strong relationships across the organization and with the board to establish a reputation as a highly knowledgeable and responsive business partner.
    • Leads a motivated, committed department encouraging optimum individual and team performance.
    • Design, propose and implement a set of financial metrics that link to the strategic plan to allow for effective monitoring of financial achievements against long-term and annual operating targets.
    • Lead the continued improvement of the current financial planning, systems, and management tools and the capital and operating planning, budgeting and reporting processes both domestically and internationally.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s performance financial and risk objectives.
    • Develop an organization-wide technology improvement plan to enhance availability of current financial information and communication effectiveness.
    • Ensure global financial controls on all awarded currencies and exchange rates are up-to-date and meet changing audit and/or funder requirements.
    • Maintain a proactive and clearly communicated and globally understood compliance program. Qualifications:

    Education/Certification:

    • Strong academic credentials, including an advanced degree in finance or a related field, are preferred.
    • CPA designation with public accounting audit experience or MBA preferred

    Required Knowledge:

    • Strong knowledge of investment accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, investments, audit, tax, strategic planning, internal controls, risk management, data analytics, accounting system selection and multiple currencies and conversion.
    • Knowledge of USG and Non-USG reporting requirements and compliance and auditing activities.

    Experience Required:

    • Long range planning and budgeting with a diversified donor base and multiple currency environment.
    • Broad tax and audit knowledge.
    • Experience selecting and implementing accounting systems.
    • Prior experience as CFO or VP, Finance or deep financial leadership experience, including at least 15 plus years of financial management in a complex, global enterprise.
    • Experience in managing or overseeing an international organization. Possesses the vision and skill to link business goals with enabling business strategies.
    • Prior experience with strategic planning responsibilities, contract negotiations and capital management in international development environments.
    • Knowledge of and experience with domestic and international currency, regulatory issues and non-profit operations would be a plus.
    • Ability to quickly become conversant in the organization’s work and to communicate with all relevant stakeholders.

    Skills/Abilities:

    In addition to the responsibilities and required knowledge and experience outlined above, there are a number of traits the successful candidate will possess:

    • Executive presence to lead discussions at all levels and across functional disciplines with an ability to explain complex information coherently.
    • Adept at multi-tasking; one who thrives in an environment of rapid change.
    • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and ability to make things happen.
    • Ability to train, develop and mentor staff.
    • Team player and consensus builder who collaborates with others to achieve common goals.
    • Dedicated to the mission of the organization.
    • Business acumen, has detail to analyze and assess specific tactical business issues and also comfortable operating at a strategic level.
    • Strategic Orientation, ability to see beyond the numbers and serve as a true voice at the table amongst the Senior Leadership Team regarding all strategic matters facing the organization.
    • Results-oriented, with a track record of accomplishing objectives in a complex environment. Solid business judgment, high integrity and a passion for protecting capital and increasing value.
    • Financial and accounting acumen, including broad finance knowledge and experience providing value-added analytical insight and perspective. Experience with accounting/controls and financial analysis. Ability to analyze and report on complex financial activities of the organization.

    How to apply:

    How to Apply:

    You must go to http://www.ifes.org to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (e.g. resume, cover letter, application, etc). Resumes will only be reviewed and accepted for consideration if submitted through our Careers page.


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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 07 Jul 2017

    Project Description:The Paid Intern is an entry level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Participants in this program will develop essential skills that are not attained in the academic world and enable them to make the transition from academic to professional life. As a junior member of the team, this Paid Intern will provide logistical and administrative support to projects for the Finance team. This internship position reports to the Senior Finance Administrator.Job Responsibilities:

    The general duties of the intern will include but are not limited to:

    • Supporting the Finance team with assignments related to his/her course work
    • Supporting team with analysis and research on various Finance and Accounting assignments as these relate to donor rules/regulations and IFES policies such as but not limited to audit preparation, review and reconciliation of monthly field expense reports, financial reports, etc.
    • Conducting research, including from academic journals and print media;
    • Providing logistical and administrative support on assigned projects;
    • Helping prepare financial documents as needed;
    • Attending and report on internal and external meetings and other discussions about assigned projects;
    • Performing other related duties as assigned.

    POSITION SCOPE: Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines.
    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.

    RELATIONSHIPS: Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED: NoneQualifications:

    Education: Recent graduate with degree completion no older than 12 months at time of application or undergraduate/graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field required. Experience: Experience handling multiple tasks/projects. Experience with basic Microsoft software tools. Prior internship experience or familiarity with an NGO a plus.
    Related Skills or Knowledge: Excellent research, analytical, writing, and organization skills. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with preparing financial documents preferred. Familiarity with web-based applications a plus. Experience handling sensitive information in a secure and confidential manner preferred. Introductory experience in or familiarity with program development or management, NGOs, and/or USAID a plus. Detail oriented. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual. Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to interact professionally with a culturally diverse staff.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in another language a plus.

    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    *Please submit a cover letter along with your resume in order to be considered for this position.


    How to apply:

    https://www.vs4.vscyberhosting.com/ifes/?adata=EBbMFb5NQB%2bJOpBhb2zgASN19fJmw9pfKxUulFu8mpePveYJ3IIsmfhI0t7pk8MOw4361y%2bcnYAoFMXEZ5JbdG2kCe%2fGZnRCH3Yke2MbJOdbgR1bSmaXA0ONPT00RVvpss4Fq1wHLiFNw%2bSACwuPhvrVzYF%2bcrcBCRI7uZX0H8iicoc6FV6ffcZ8K0sHFl4ElrB4urex9vQwn79L%2bn1xi8E%3d


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  • 06/23/17--12:29: Kenya: Program Associate
  • Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 05 Jul 2017

    The Program Associate is the entry level position to program work at IFES. As a junior member of the team the Program Associate will provide administrative and programmatic support for current and developing programs

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES**:**

    · Review and submit field project finance reports such as FERs, wire transfers, vendor invoices etc. to supervisor for approval.

    · Input financial data for pipelines, review data in financial system for accuracy, check accuracy of financial reports, review and reconciliation of credit cards.

    · Review/prepare/submit material for procurement including drafting RFP/RFQ, preparing selection packages, tracking existing contracts etc.

    · Support recruitment and mobilization of field staff and consultants for field assignments.

    · Maintain project records and documents, including consultant contracts, project files etc.

    · Conduct basic research and provides general support in proposal development process.

    · Assist with editing/writing quarterlies and other reports.

    · Provide administrative functions in support of the department.

    · Plans and expedites airline, hotel, and visa arrangements.

    · Provide support during department meetings and special events, prepares and assembles briefing materials as directed.

    · Provide assistance on special projects and assignments

    · Other duties as assigned.

    POSITION SCOPE: Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Manages own workload, time and priorities, with guidance from supervisor

    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING:** Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance on execution for results. Understands and applies policies and proactively suggests solutions and improvements on issues.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:** Prepares routine financial reports in compliance with IFES policies and procedures. Processes routine transaction in compliance with IFES procedures.

    RELATIONSHIPS:** Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division. Initiates contact with staff in other departments to exchange information and coordinates activities necessary to achieve work goals.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:** None

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:**

    Education: Bachelor’s degree required

    Experience: 0 - 2 years’ relevant experience in international development or related field. Internship(s) experience with an international NGO a plus

    Related Skills or Knowledge: Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required. Introductory experience in proposal development support a plus. Familiarity with USAID regulations helpful. Detailed oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in Swahili a plus

    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    How to apply:

    All applications should be sent to kenyarecruit@ifes.org not later than 5pm, July 5,2017.


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  • 07/17/17--13:53: Egypt: Project Coordinator
  • Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 26 Jul 2017

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with the Project Officer and other IFES staff to provide support to all IFES project activities in Egypt.

    • Remain informed and up to date on all electoral processes in Egypt, areas of electoral importance, and institutions involved in election administration through review of newspapers and other sources.

    • Participate in tracking and following up on all IFES activities conducted in cooperation with various governmental, semi-governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.

    • Participate in monitoring all IFES grants provided to the various non-governmental organizations. This includes traveling to governorates to oversee activities and reviewing all products, deliverables, as well as financial and narrative reports submitted by grantees.

    • Assist in drafting programmatic Requests for Proposals.

    • Assist in drafting Scopes of Work and selection memos for consultants and sub-contractors as necessary.

    • Identify potential partners and stakeholders for IFES.

    • Provide research assistance for the drafting of various policy and briefing papers issued by IFES.

    • Provide administrative and programmatic assistance in the implementation of IFES workshops and activities.

    • Write briefings and proceedings reports related to all events conducted exclusively by IFES or any of its partners through an IFES fund.

    • Supervise the quality of translation from English to Arabic and from Arabic to English.

    • Assist the Operations team in completion of all logistical requirements for program related events.

    • Maintain a database of contacts comprising main stakeholders, partners and donors.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    SKILLS and SPECIFICATIONS

    • The ability to remain organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
    • Ability to complete tasks with supervision;
    • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues.
    • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.
    • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.
    • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.

    Education and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration or a related field.
    • MA in a related field is desirable.
    • 2 years experience in development projects. Previous experience with USAID funded projects or other international organizations is preferred.
    • Ability to coordinate with partners and organizations.
    • Strong writing skills.
    • Excellent communication and reporting skills.
    • Financial background is an asset.
    • Excellent computer skills, including working level proficiency in Word and Excel.

    How to apply:

    https://www.vs4.vscyberhosting.com/ifes/?adata=EC5bl4t72ZmMgexQjm6HY0t42iDNI%2bWjvTPFvFxiXWnLv%2bQYazjvgJSNS5BMWzGKvmTeqGIEJ%2bZPsWslwYM0BFrIG07zucuIb19uDEGpJoIccUyIXK8bVu6eu0FE9SS6W56JKq3X34opgdog6jjXEUhhIdBSCQ6Jo6r0p%2f0JKdBhhHvhWYj2AQryklxpBnlCMwGK3es6X1m6ScX%2bIVkMyKg%3d


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    Organization: International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

    Established in 1995, the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) pools the expertise of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute, as well as seven associate partner and more than 20 resource partner organizations. The Global Elections and Political Transitions (GEPT) mechanism is a five-year USAID Leader With Associates (LWA) award held by CEPPS. CEPPS provides USAID and other donors with the capacity to deliver elections and political processes and transitions programming across the entire spectrum of political contexts and geographic regions.Job Responsibilities: The CEPPS Program Officer will develop and maintain partnerships with multiple stakeholders within IFES, as well as partner organizations, USAID and other donors; efficiently manage multiple deadlines and responsibilities related to USAID award management; and draft technical and other reports as directed.

    • Meticulously detail-oriented and organized.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines.
    • Strong communicator, both orally and in writing.
    • Collaborative, team oriented individual.

    Under the direction and in coordination with the CEPPS Senior Manager, this position will provide support for the administration and management of the IFES portion of the associate awards issued under the USAID Global Elections and Political Transitions (GEPT) Leader with Associate Awards awarded to the Consortium for Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS).

    Duties will include:

    • Participate in the administration of the GEPT Leader Award and all associate awards including managing communications between CEPPS partners and with USAID.
    • Forward and track communications, deliverables, and prior approval requests.
    • Participate in the IFES proposal development response by working with program teams on strategy development, budget creation ensuring compliance with terms and conditions of solicitations, and adherence to proposal development deadlines.
    • Help to maintain coordination between program teams and CEPPS Management team on proposal development and project implementation.
    • Work with the Knowledge Management Steering Committee to implement knowledge management initiatives and adaptive management plans.
    • Assist with ensuring compliance with award terms and conditions and USAID regulations as well as IFES internal policies and procedures.
    • Track reporting deadlines, and perform regular follow up with IFES program teams to ensure timely submission of reports and other deliverables to donor.
    • Provide quality control, including copy edit support, on IFES requests, deliverables, and communication to the donor; while ensuring compliance with USAID regulations and PD requirements.
    • Assist with the review and submission of CEPPS associate award quarterly and final reports.
    • Support design and implement ongoing training for CEPPS staff.

    POSITION SCOPE: Provide varied support functions and perform moderately complex job duties. Manage work activities with internal and external partners to ensure achievement of assigned objectives. Performance and outcomes are subject to management oversight.

    DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Multi-factor decision-
    making requiring research and analysis, subject to supervisory guidance. Verify and analyze facts, consult with other departments/stakeholders as needed, then implement solutions based on knowledge of procedures, logic, and sound judgement. Initiate contact with staff in other departments/stakeholders to exchange detailed, substantive information and coordinates activities necessary to achieve work goals.

    RELATIONSHIPS: Develop and maintain collaborative relationships, which require highly-developed interpersonal skills, involving active listening, creativity and problem solving, to assure desired outcomes. Develop opportunities to improve working relationships and work outcomes with internal and external partners.

    TRAVEL: Travel may be required, up to 10%
    Qualifications:
    Education: Bachelor’s degree Business, International Relations, Finance, or a related field required.

    Experience:
    • Minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience in international development.
    • Experience with the administration of USAID and/or US Department of State grants or contracts
    • Working knowledge of OMB Circulars related to grants and cooperative agreements and/or AIDAR strongly preferred
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including SharePoint required.
    • Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing.
    • Experience in drafting and analyzing project budgets
    • English required; foreign language skills an asset.

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    How to apply:

    Candidates must go online to www.ifes.org to submit his/her CV through our careers page. Resumes will not be accepted or reviewed through email.


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