Monday, September 30, 2013

Faculty Position in International Education (East Africa)


Tenure-System (Open Rank) Faculty Position in International Education (East Africa)
Michigan State University is a leading institution in education and international development. Drawing on these strengths, Michigan State University has developed a long-term inter-college, multidisciplinary effort to collaborate with African institutions and agencies in capitalizing on existing human resources to address problems of poverty, hunger, health, and environment in African rural communities through targeted interventions and applied research. The current focus is on East Africa and MSU’s Tanzania Partnership Project. The College of Education seeks to fill a tenure-system position (open rank) related to this work. The specific education focus of this position will be shaped by the expertise of the successful candidate. The faculty member’s departmental home will be situated, based on his or her scholarly interests, in one of the College’s four departments (Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education; Educational Administration; Kinesiology; Teacher Education). This is an academic year position with a starting date of Fall 2014.

Major Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the position will include: (1) graduate and undergraduate teaching; (2) supervision of doctoral dissertations; (3) research and publishing; and (4) playing a leadership role in the Tanzania Partnership Project.

Qualifications: 
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. (or the equivalent) in a relevant field; research papers and publications commensurate with the opportunities offered by previous positions as well as with the expected duties and level of this position; professional experience in formal or informal education; substantial experience working, studying, and/or doing research in a developing country (preferably in East Africa); and in-depth knowledge of international development as applied to education and related fields. In particular, knowledge of educational organizations, relations between educational organizations and communities, curriculum development, and
professional development for education, all in a developing country context, will be important for this position. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with specialists in other fields and to do interdisciplinary work are also essential. Applicants with demonstrated ability or high potential to seek and secure external funding and fluency in at least two of the languages used extensively in East Africa (e.g., French, English, Swahili, and Portuguese) are also preferred.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three examples of scholarship, and names and contact information for three references to: jobs.msu.edu, posting number 8450. Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct inquiries to the Chairperson of the Search Committee: Dr. Ann E. Austin, Professor, Department of Educational Administration, 419A Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. Email: aaustin@msu.edu

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
To apply

ENGINEERING INSTRUCTOR


J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
ENGINEERING INSTRUCTOR
(Position #FO014)
(J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA) Master's degree in Engineering; or Master's degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Engineering. Pre-employment security screening is required.
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time nine-month faculty ranked appointment beginning January 2014. Salary range: $40,061-$96,408. Approximate hiring salary: $60,375. Higher salary commensurate with the education and experience of the applicant. Additional information is available at the College's website: www.reynolds.edu.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will begin NOVEMBER 14, 2013, and will be accepted
until the position is filled.
AA/EOE/ADA

Muhlenberg College FACULTY OPENINGS TO BEGIN FALL 2014


Muhlenberg College is a highly-selective, undergraduate institution of 2,200 students located in Allentown, PA, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia, 90 miles west of Manhattan, and in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. At Muhlenberg, the emphasis is on excellent teaching in a student-focused, undergraduate environment. The teaching load is three classes per semester. Candidates for all the listed positions must be able to show valid U.S. work authorization at the time of hire.
ENGLISH AND AFRICANA STUDIES - Muhlenberg seeks applicants for a tenure-track joint appointment as an Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach and research African American literature. We especially welcome applicants who can teach broadly in American literature. The 3/3 teaching load will include literature courses at all levels, introductory courses in Africana Studies, American Studies, and first-year seminars. The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence with a strong commitment to Muhlenberg's General Education Curriculum, including diversity and global engagement, along with an intellectually compelling research agenda. Ph.D. should be in hand by August 2014. To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and a statement of teaching philosophy no later than November 1 to Dr. Barri J. Gold and Dr. Kim Gallon, c/oGrace.Gardella@gw.muhlenberg.edu.
KOEHLER PROFESSOR - The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks candidates for the Truman Koehler Professorship. This is an endowed chair established in 1989 which has been occupied by Dr. William Dunham since 1992. An applicant must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics and hold the rank of Associate Professor or higher. Furthermore, he or she must be a distinguished teacher, have a well-established program of scholarship, and have a strong reputation at the national level. The Mathematics and Computer Science department has ten tenure-track lines divided between mathematics and computer science. Like all Muhlenberg faculty members, the Koehler Professor must be committed to the values of a small liberal arts college. This individual should also display the enthusiasm for mathematics or statistics that characterized the 45-year career of its namesake, Truman
L. Koehler (1902 - 1989) whose work led to an "exaltation of the discipline of mathematics." Furthermore, the scholarly achievements of the Koehler Professor should appeal to a wide audience of mathematicians or statisticians, as befits a scholar from the liberal arts arena. In order to meet these high expectations, the Koehler Professor will have a reduced teaching load of two courses per semester. Submit materials by mail to Dr. Elyn Rykken, Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104 or apply online athttps://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5093. Include (1) a statement explaining your interest in the Koehler Chair, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of scholarly interests, and (5) four letters of recommendation, at least two of which address teaching and two of which address scholarship. Review of completed applications will begin November 24, 2013.
STATISTICS - The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks candidates for a tenure-track, assistant professor in Statistics. A Ph.D. in Statistics or closely related field is required. Our department has ten tenure-track lines divided between mathematics and computer science. Prior full-time experience is valued. The College expects significant professional/scholarly activity, encourages student research, and requires institutional service. We also seek candidates who are ready and able to provide strong leadership in furthering statistics education and scholarship both within our department and across the College. Apply online athttps://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5094 with (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) description of research, including a list of any supervised student research projects, (5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (6) three confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching. Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2013.
CHEMISTRY - The Department of Chemistry seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry. The candidate must be committed to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities include: organic lecture and laboratory and an advanced course in area of expertise. Teaching load is the equivalent of three courses/semester. Ph.D. required. Teaching experience preferred. The Chemistry Department is well-equipped with instrumentation including 400-MHz NMR, FT- IR, and GC-MS. Review of applicants to begin on October 11th. Please send CV, teaching philosophy, research plans, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Bruce Anderson, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104. Materials may be submitted electronically to jobs@muhlenberg.edu with an email subject line of "Organic Chemistry Position."
Muhlenberg College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to valuing and enhancing diversity. We encourage applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity of our community.

International Communications Manager

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) seeks nominations and applications for a strategic, media-savvy, and proactive International Communications Manager to play a leading role in CTFK's efforts to improve the quantity and quality of international media coverage of key tobacco control issues. CTFK is a leading civil society organization dedicated to the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. 


The International Communications Manager (Manager) will play a significant role in developing and implementing strategies to generate media coverage of tobacco issues by international and in-country media. The Manager will serve as a resource for CTFK staff, international and national NGOs, tobacco control allies, and the media. S/he will develop and implement communications strategies in collaboration with CTFK staff and NGOs around the world in support of both country-specific and international advocacy campaigns. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated experience proactively recognizing, framing, packaging, and pitching strong stories to the media and effectively responding to developments in the media. The new Manager will understand how to utilize the media as a critical component of policy advocacy campaigns and partner with key allies, international NGO networks, and media contacts to advance policy change in pursuit of CTFK’s ambitious goals of preventing the devastating health impacts of tobacco use.


This position is based in Washington, DC and is open to US citizens and other applicants possessing work visas permitting long-term, permanent employment in the US.

The new International Communications Manager will report to and work closely with the Director of International Communications in Washington, DC to ensure the effective use of media as a key component in international and country-specific campaigns and initiatives. S/he will primarily be focused on media relations with key areas of focus for the position to include:
•    Developing and implementing media strategies that generate media coverage by international and in-country media on tobacco issues and policy-related topics such as smoke-free places, health warnings, tobacco marketing, tobacco taxes, and the tobacco industry’s tactics to deceive the public and market its deadly products.
•    Forging and cultivating proactive and strong relationships with the media as the primary media contact and manager for CTFK’s international program, including developing relationships with reporters, pitching the media on story opportunities, and responding to media inquiries in a timely fashion.
•    Serving as a critical member of CTFK working groups developing campaigns on topics and issues including but not limited to industry tactics and interference in the development of strong tobacco control policies, initiatives to address the tobacco epidemic internationally, the benefits to countries of increasing tobacco taxes, and the economic impact of tobacco control policies.
•    Along with CTFK staff and other tobacco control advocates, tracking and proactively developing tobacco-related media opportunities, such as new research, policy developments and trends, industry activities, and periodic Conferences of Parties of the WHO tobacco control treaty. 
•    Drafting, editing, and overseeing the production of press releases, social media content, and other communications materials, for use both by CTFK and by international and in-country NGOs.
•    Directly supervising and overseeing one Communications Coordinator responsible for media relations, technical assistance to partners in-country, media related web content, and media monitoring; Coordinating and monitoring the work of consultants as needed.
•    Providing technical assistance and budget oversight for media advocacy in selected countries to include a subset of Latin America, China, Bangladesh or India.  


QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE 

The new Manager will be motivated by the opportunity to influence public policy for the betterment of people in middle- and low-income countries and be experienced in the use of media as a component of campaigns to advocate for policy change and implementation. The successful candidate must therefore have a record of success in media advocacy gained by working in government, civil society, or the corporate sector. The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences: 

•    Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years relevant experience in media relations, public relations, and advocacy campaigns;
•    Demonstrated experience in proactively recognizing, framing, packaging, and pitching strong stories to the media and effectively responding to developments in the media when necessary; Familiarity with the media landscape, both social media and traditional print;
•    Excellent skills in writing and editing communications materials including press releases, pitch memos, and social media content such as blogs and tweets; 
•    Demonstrated ability to develop and implement media and communications strategies with measurable results; 
•    Experience in political or policy-related campaigns and the use of media and story placement to attain campaign goals;
•    High attention to detail and flexibility necessary to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment;
•    Experience internationally gained through living or working overseas; Facility with language(s) in addition to English is extremely helpful; Willingness and desire to travel internationally as needed.
•    Supervisory experience managing and mentoring junior staff to attain their full potential. 


TO APPLY 


More information about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids may be found at: http://global.tobaccofreekids.org.
Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, salary history, and where you learned of the position should be sent to:
ctfk-icm@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. 

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

mHealth New Business Development Manager - Nairobi , Kenya

TitlemHealth New Business Development Manager - Nairobi, 3 years FTC
Job IDmob-oth-579
DepartmentMobile for Development
LocationOther

Description 
The role of New Business Development Manager will involve supporting the mHealth Programme teams in Nigeria and Malawi to develop the business case for a suite of mHealth services. A parallel function will be to create and support partnership opportunities between GSMA member mobile operators and the mHealth stakeholder community with the aim of either: leveraging and growing existing mHealth services in Nigeria or Malawi; and/or stimulating new service launches that leverage mobile operator assets. Key responsibilities include: • Robust understanding of grant objectives, activities and associated budget. • Objectively assess the value drivers for mobile operators in Nigeria, Malawi and across the broader African continent and align these to strategic partnership opportunities. • Support new partnership opportunities and provide robust technical assistance to newly established partnerships to ensure launch of mHealth services that ensure shared value creation for mobile and health industry. • Communicate new mHealth product/service opportunities to the broader Pan-African mHealth Initiative stakeholder group in a regular, clear, concise and actionable way. • Provide the mHealth Programme team with strategic insight into the stakeholder ecosystem, new developments amongst public and private stakeholders and develop risk mitigation strategies for product/service launches. • Manage and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders for duration of project. • Manage delivery of objectives for both internal and external stakeholders and implementation partners. • Troubleshoot delays and adjust timelines where needed in case of unforeseen external factors. • Share knowledge with other project managers and the industry where needed to embed best practices globally. 

Context 
GSMA – Mobile for Development GSMA Mobile for Development brings together our mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets. We identify opportunities for social, economic and environmental impact and stimulate the development of scalable, life-enhancing mobile services. Mobile is the predominant infrastructure in emerging markets. We believe it is the transformative technology that enables us to put relevant, impactful services into the hands of underserved people. Since the creation of GSMA Mobile for Development we have partnered with 46 mobile operators, rolling out 83 initiatives, impacting tens of millions of people across 45 countries. GSMA Mobile for Development - mHealth The GSMA’s Mobile for Development mHealth programme brings together the mobile industry and health stakeholders to improve health outcomes in emerging markets, with initial focus on Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 across Africa. There are a number mHealth services in the market today, but few currently demonstrate scale, replication or significant impact. A study conducted by the GSMA, reviewing almost 700 mHealth services, showed that less than 1% are significantly impacting health outcomes. In order to unlock the latent potential of mHealth, the GSMA has identified three key barriers that need to be addressed: fragmentation of service delivery; a lack of scale and sustainability across the full reach of mobile networks; and limited, sustainable public private partnerships that are able to replicate or demonstrate impact to the lives of people most at risk in each country. To address these barriers the GSMA is bringing together its mobile industry members and health stakeholders to collaborate to demonstrate a sustainable business case for investment, support implementation of mHealth services in priority markets; and facilitate partnership opportunities between mobile and health stakeholders. The initial focus of this work is on Africa where mobile and ICT can play a big role in helping to fast track Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6. In June 2012, the GSMA’s Pan-African mHealth Initiative was launched with the aim of creating a sustainable public-private partnership to deliver a reference implementation for scaled mHealth services that can be replicated across disease portfolios and countries. For more information go to www.gsma.com/mhealth

Criteria 
The best candidate will be/have • Very conscientious with high personal standards and excellent attention to detail. • A high sense of responsibility and focus on delivering to commitments. • Ability to manage multiple tasks with high quality and timely delivery. • Enjoys both high level planning and hands on delivery. • Comfortable working in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment. • A strong relationship manager. • A team player with experience of working in a consultative and facilitative environment. Will need excellent English verbal, written, and presentation skills. • Intellectually sharp, self-motivated and passionate about the use of mobile for development and mHealth. Criteria for selection • Extensive experience in initiating and launching products amongst a consortium of partners in multi-functional product/project areas, and working within a matrix environment using virtual team structures. • A bachelor's degree in marketing, economics, communications or related business field. A master's degree is preferred. • Proven success in marketing and selling products/services in a fast changing and uncertain environment with clear evidence of personal involvement in complex technical, commercial and management issues. • Ability to negotiate with C-level manager and Government/Development industry managers. • Experience in the mobile telecoms industry leading cross functional product development and project delivery. • Experience in the public sector, especially health care, will be advantageous. • Operate effectively in a flat, geographically diverse, global organisation, delivering projects involving technical and non-technical individuals and groups. • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in the escalation of issues and the formulation of solutions. • Proven ability to build effective strategic working relationships for the benefit of the programme. • Strong analytical skills. • Willingness to travel on an international basis. The New Business Development Manager will report to the mHealth Programme Manager.

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mHealth Programme Coordinator in Nairobi , Kenya

TitlemHealth Programme Coordinator - Nairobi
Job IDmob-oth-580
DepartmentMobile for Development
LocationOther

Description 
Our programmes require a wide range of expertise including proven professional programme delivery, as well as excellent relationship skills for dealing with a diverse range of stakeholders, including executive level sponsors. The programmes are international in scale and require the successful alignment of many member companies. We are currently expanding the scale of the mHealth programme, building upon an established capability and expertise as our activities expand. In particular we are looking for an experienced Programme Coordinator to assist with the coordination and support of the mHealth Programme detailed above. Key responsibilities include: • Programme coordination support to the overall programme team members, including maintaining programme documentation such as plan tracking, risk and issue logs, change logs, etc. • Assist the Programme Director in follow-up activities that arise from work plans, meetings and events. • Manage documentation for the internal and external programme reporting process, including: stipulated reports to donors, internal GSMA business units, mHealth Working Group, international partner organisations and other stakeholders. • Organisation of internal and external meetings and conference calls, including defining meeting requirements; venue selection and booking; sending meeting invitations and agenda planning. • Manage attendee lists and registrations for meetings and programme events, and oversee the meeting logistics and operations, including (but not limited to) management of various GSMA resources and online platforms (Salesforce, Eloqua, etc., in coordination with Marketing, GSMA Ltd., and other programmes). • Manage the mHealth contact database and ensure timely, professional and relevant communication in collaboration with the mHealth marketing manager. • Be responsible for the raising and timely tracking of purchase orders (POs) for suppliers, events, marketing, and sponsorship. • Responsible for overlooking the mHealth programme email account. 

Context 
GSMA Mobile for Development brings together our mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets. We identify opportunities for social, economic and environmental impact and stimulate the development of scalable, life-enhancing mobile services. Mobile is the predominant infrastructure in emerging markets. We believe it is the transformative technology that enables us to put relevant, impactful services into the hands of underserved people. Since the creation of GSMA Mobile for Development we have partnered with 46 mobile operators, rolling out 83 initiatives, impacting tens of millions of people across 45 countries. GSMA Mobile for Development - mHealth The GSMA’s Mobile for Development mHealth programme brings together the mobile industry and health stakeholders to improve health outcomes in emerging markets, with initial focus on Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 across Africa. There are a number mHealth services in the market today, but few currently demonstrate scale, replication or significant impact. A study conducted by the GSMA, reviewing almost 700 mHealth services, showed that less than 1% are significantly impacting health outcomes. In order to unlock the latent potential of mHealth, the GSMA has identified three key barriers that need to be addressed: fragmentation of service delivery; a lack of scale and sustainability across the full reach of mobile networks; and limited, sustainable public private partnerships that are able to replicate or demonstrate impact to the lives of people most at risk in each country. To address these barriers the GSMA is bringing together its mobile industry members and health stakeholders to collaborate to demonstrate a sustainable business case for investment, support implementation of mHealth services in priority markets; and facilitate partnership opportunities between mobile and health stakeholders. The initial focus of this work is on Africa where mobile and ICT can play a big role in helping to fast track Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6. In June 2012, the GSMA’s Pan-African mHealth Initiative was launched with the aim of creating a sustainable public-private partnership to deliver a reference implementation for scaled mHealth services that can be replicated across disease portfolios and countries. For more information go to www.gsma.com/mhealth

Criteria 
The best candidate will be/have • Very conscientious, with high personal standards and excellent attention to detail. • A high sense of responsibility and focus on delivering to commitments. • Ability to manage multiple tasks with high quality and timely delivery. • Enjoys both high level planning and hands on delivery. • Comfortable working in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment. • A strong relationship manager. • A team player with experience of working in a consultative and facilitative environment. Will need excellent English verbal, written, and presentation skills. • Intellectually sharp, self-motivated and passionate about the use of mobile for development and mHealth. Criteria for selection • Degree level qualification in communications or a related field. • Significant years’ experience programme coordination processes and principles. • Experience working with/in a programme management office. • Proven ability prioritising issues in order of importance and urgency for action/escalation. • Proficiency (intermediate level or above) using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Proven ability to deliver accurate, professional, clear and concise communications of a consistently high quality. • Experience planning, managing and s uccessfully hosting events internationally. • Experience negotiating with and managing external suppliers. • Experience working in an international environment, with geographically dispersed teams. • Experience in the mobile telecommunications industry in a project management office would be advantageous. • Experience as part of a team working in the health and/or development industry would be advantageous. • Willingness to travel on an international basis. The Programme Coordinator will report to the GSMA Mobile for Development mHealth Programme Director

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mHealth Regional Project Manager - Nairobi , Kenya


TitlemHealth Regional Project Manager - Nairobi
Job IDmob-oth-581
DepartmentMobile for Development
LocationOther

Description 
The GSMA mHealth programme is seeking an experienced project manager to be based in Nairobi. The project manager will work closely with the mHealth programme team and be responsible for the overall delivery of sustainable business cases that support long term investment into mHealth in each priority country and then supporting implementation of the actual services. There is a strong focus on securing that each project is delivered on time and within budget. Engagement with and management of both internal and external stakeholders associated with the project will include implementation partners, funders, mobile industry stakeholders and other development organisations. The appropriate candidate will be able to implement according to global best practices and extract learning’s to share with the GSMA mHealth programme team, the broader GSMA Mobile for Development teams and global stakeholders. Key responsibilities include: • Robust understanding of grant objectives, activities and associated budget. • Project leadership and execution of project specific initiatives with a focus on delivery, budget and success. • Monitor progress of project to key milestones. • Manage and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders for duration of project. • Develop and implement a communication and governance strategy for in-country engagement and align to larger the Pan-African mHealth Initiative communication and governance strategy. • Manage delivery of objectives for both internal and external stakeholders and implementation partners. • Troubleshoot delays and adjust timelines where needed in case of unforeseen external factors. • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies which may impact on project success and timelines. • Track and report on resource utilization. • Develop and document insights into mHealth implementation and commercial strategies for sustainable launch of services. • Share knowledge with other project managers and the industry where needed to embed best practices globally. 

Context 
GSMA Mobile for Development brings together our mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets. We identify opportunities for social, economic and environmental impact and stimulate the development of scalable, life-enhancing mobile services. Mobile is the predominant infrastructure in emerging markets. We believe it is the transformative technology that enables us to put relevant, impactful services into the hands of underserved people. Since the creation of GSMA Mobile for Development we have partnered with 46 mobile operators, rolling out 83 initiatives, impacting tens of millions of people across 45 countries. GSMA Mobile for Development - mHealth The GSMA’s Mobile for Development mHealth programme brings together the mobile industry and health stakeholders to improve health outcomes in emerging markets, with initial focus on Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 across Africa. There are a number mHealth services in the market today, but few currently demonstrate scale, replication or significant impact. A study conducted by the GSMA, reviewing almost 700 mHealth services, showed that less than 1% are significantly impacting health outcomes. In order to unlock the latent potential of mHealth, the GSMA has identified three key barriers that need to be addressed: fragmentation of service delivery; a lack of scale and sustainability across the full reach of mobile networks; and limited, sustainable public private partnerships that are able to replicate or demonstrate impact to the lives of people most at risk in each country. To address these barriers the GSMA is bringing together its mobile industry members and health stakeholders to collaborate to demonstrate a sustainable business case for investment, support implementation of mHealth services in priority markets; and facilitate partnership opportunities between mobile and health stakeholders. The initial focus of this work is on Africa where mobile and ICT can play a big role in helping to fast track Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6. In June 2012, the GSMA’s Pan-African mHealth Initiative was launched with the aim of creating a sustainable public-private partnership to deliver a reference implementation for scaled mHealth services that can be replicated across disease portfolios and countries. For more information go to www.gsma.com/mhealth

Criteria 
• Extesnive experience of establishing and managing complex multinational, multi-functional programmes/projects working within a matrix environment using virtual team structures. • Proven success in delivering programmes in a fast changing and uncertain environment with clear evidence of personal involvement in complex technical, commercial and management issues. • Ability to lead others. • Experience of shaping and delivering health based programme would be very desirable. • Experience in the mobile telecoms industry leading cross functional programmes and project delivery. • Operate effectively in a flat, geographically diverse, global organisation, delivering projects involving technical and non-technical individuals and groups. • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in the escalation of issues and the formulation of solutions. • Proven ability to build effective strategic working relationships for the benefit of the programme. • Experience working with project management and analytical tools. • Willingness to travel on an international basis. The Project Manager will report to the GSMA Mobile for Development mHealth Programme Manager

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Technical Advisor III, Regional Education Representative, East &Southern Africa


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are looking for a Technical Advisor III, Regional Education Representative, East & Southern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.
Project Description:
The FHI 360 Global Education team works side by side with ministries, communities, schools, teachers and families to create education systems that respond to the complex, dynamic and diverse needs of the people they serve. Our programs emphasize the use of data for decision making, foster student-centered learning and promote education in fragile and post-conflict areas.
Position Description:
The Regional Education Advisor, W/CA/MENA Region, is a member of the Global Education technical team who is the primary representative in the region for FHI 360's education expertise. As a member of one or more technical working groups, s/he will contribute to technical leadership initiatives and will provide technical assistance and quality assurance as needed to projects. As the liaison to the global capacity in education development, she will work closely with global education leadership to tap into the specialists in each field. As the point person for business development for the region, s/he will be responsible for both setting the long term vision for education development in the region and also identifying and pursuing opportunities for immediate funding.
Over the next one to two years, the focus of this position will be primarily on business development. However, as the education portfolio grows, we expect the balance to shift to include more technical oversight and support. The Regional Education Representative will also respond to the needs of Country Offices in the region as they identify education opportunities or require technical assistance. The Regional Education Representative, ESA Business Unit, country offices and other relevant Global Education team members will work together to create a reliable network of regional consultants who can provide technical assistance for proposals and projects.
Major Duties/Responsibilities:
Technical Assistance to Country Offices and Projects
  • Provide technical assistance and quality assurance on education activities in projects as assigned.
  • Respond to and manage education technical assistance requests from clients and existing projects. Serve as liaison to the full range of FHI 360 education resources and expertise, in GLG, TechLab, Gender, and USEWD units.
  • Undertake short-term technical assignments as needed
  • Active participation in Global Education technical working groups in his/her areas of expertise to promote a common vision and technical leadership in the field. Coordinate efforts with project directors and technical staff of existing projects and home office staff to develop and disseminate research papers, documentation of project work (videos, compendium of tools, lessons learned, case studies);
  • Identify opportunities to present our work; and coordinate presenters.
Develop and implement a Regional Education Strategy : work with other Global Education team members and the W/CA/MENA business unit to develop and implement strategic growth and annual business development plans for expanding FHI 360's education portfolio in the region that contribute to a global strategy for education.
To develop and implement this strategy the Regional Education Representative will:
  • Identify priority countries and technical areas for growth; develop long term strategic growth and annual business development plans in cooperation with other Global Education staff based on an in-depth understanding of the education sector in W/CA/MENA, including political, legal, environmental, financial and social influences;
  • Communicate GLG and regional education strategies and priorities to the W/CA/MENA business unit and country office directors and coordinate plans with regional and country teams; represent Global Education in country and W/CA/MENA planning meetings (or deploy a representative);
  • Identify and plan for positioning opportunities, e.g., networks/associations, conferences, other events;
  • Represent FHI 360 Global Education to external parties; identify and cultivate relationships with:
  • Current and new clients in target countries;
  • Key stakeholders (e.g., MOE officials) in target countries;
  • International, regional and local partners based in the region; and
  • Potential consultants and long term staff in the region.
Capture and Proposal Development – lead capture and proposal efforts with support from the home office business development team:
  • Lead capture efforts to gather intelligence, develop win themes and competitive analyses for specific opportunities; identify local partners and staff for specific proposals
  • Lead proposal design team for selected proposals or serve as a key technical contributor, including undertaking technical writing assignments.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • This is a senior level position requiring a combination of advanced studies and extensive experience in the education sector, including significant overseas work experience in international education.
  • 10+ years' experience with at least 5 years in progressively responsible management positions, recognized as a technical expert with broad expertise in education and at least one area of specialization, business development experience;
  • A master's degree in education, international development, or related field; PhD preferred;
  • Demonstrated strong technical, strategic planning, programming and management skills;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills and experience working in collaboration with partners, donors and NGOs;
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, applied across multiple channels (email, Skype, in-person) using multiple tools (Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and for a variety of reasons (conference calls, presentations, concept notes, proposals, reports, etc.);
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as an effective team member in a virtual environment with colleagues in multiple countries;
  • Ability to identify human resource needs, e.g. consultants, and manage them; and
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple, simultaneous assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • It is expected that position will entail about 20-30% travel to countries in the region
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org . Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.
AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

Technical Advisor II, Education Sub-Saharan Africa


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are looking for a Technical Advisor II, Education Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.
Project Description:
The FHI 360 Global Education team works side by side with ministries, communities, schools, teachers and families to create education systems that respond to the complex, dynamic and diverse needs of the people they serve. Our programs emphasize the use of data for decision making, foster student-centered learning and promote education in fragile and post-conflict areas.
Position Description:
  • The Technical Advisor II, Education Sub-Saharan Africa, is a member of the Global Education technical team based in the Sub-saharan Africa region. As a member of one or more technical working groups, s/he will contribute to technical leadership initiatives and will provide technical assistance and quality assurance as needed to FHI 360's education portfolio throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. S/he will be responsible for a portfolio of countries and will work collaboratively with other Global Education team members, particularly the Regional Education Advisors for East and Southern Africa and West Africa, and geographic business units that support sub-Saharan Africa to support the development of country and regional education strategies and annual business plans. S/he will also lead or support capture and proposal development and provide technical assistance to country offices and projects as assigned.
  • Over the next one to two years, the focus of this position will be primarily on business development. However, as the education portfolio grows, we expect the balance to shift to include more technical assistance to projects and independent assignments. The Regional Education Advisor will contribute to the development of a reliable network of regional consultants who can provide technical assistance for proposals and projects, as needed.
Major Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Technical Assistance to Country Offices and Projects
  • Provide technical assistance and quality assurance on education activities in projects as assigned.
  • Respond to and manage education technical assistance requests from clients and existing projects. Serve as liaison to the full range of FHI 360 education resources and expertise, in GLG, TechLab, Gender, and USEWD units.
  • Undertake short-term technical assignments as needed
  • Active participation in Global Education technical working groups in his/her areas of expertise to promote a common vision and technical leadership in the field. Coordinate efforts with project directors and technical staff of existing projects and home office staff to develop and disseminate research papers, documentation of project work (videos, compendium of tools, lessons learned, case studies);
  • Identify opportunities to present our work; and coordinate presenters.
  • Contribute to country strategic plans in the area of education; support the development of a Regional Education Strategy : work with other Global Education team members and geographic business units to develop strategic growth and annual business development plans for expanding FHI 360's education portfolio in the region. To implement this strategy the Regional Education Advisor will:
  • Help to identify priority countries and technical areas for growth; support the development of long term strategic growth and annual business development plans in cooperation with other Global Education staff;
  • Coordinate plans with regional and country directors; represent Global Education in country and ESA planning meetings as assigned;
  • Identify and plan for positioning opportunities, e.g., networks/associations, conferences, other events;
  • Identify and cultivate relationships in target countries with:
  • Current and new clients;
  • Key stakeholders (e.g., MOE officials);
  • International, regional and local partners based; and
  • Potential consultants and long term staff.
  • Capture and Proposal Development – lead or support capture and proposal efforts in collaboration with the home office business development team:
  • Lead capture efforts to gather intelligence, develop win themes and competitive analyses for specific opportunities; identify local partners and staff for specific proposals
  • Lead proposal design team for selected proposals or serve as a key technical contributor, including undertaking technical writing assignments
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • This is a senior level position requiring a combination of advanced studies and extensive experience in the education sector, including significant overseas work experience in international education.
  • 8+ years' experience with at least 5 years of in-depth technical expertise; business development experience;
  • A master's degree in education, international development, or related field; PhD preferred;
  • Demonstrated strong technical, strategic planning, and programming expertise;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills and experience working in collaboration with partners, donors and NGOs;
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, applied across multiple channels (email, Skype, in-person) using multiple tools (Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and for a variety of reasons (conference calls, presentations, concept notes, proposals, reports, etc.);
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as an effective team member in a virtual environment with colleagues in multiple countries;
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple, simultaneous assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • It is expected that position will entail about 20-30% travel to countries in the region.
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org . Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.
AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

Research Manager


JOB PURPOSE
Developing and implementing LVCT’s research strategy and agenda by providing overall leadership, management, strategic guidance and oversight to the research division and other LVCT programmes in conceptualizing, designing and undertaking quality operations research that contributes to fulfilling LVCT’s mission.
MAIN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Continually develop and implement LVCT’s research strategy and agenda and build LVCT’s research capacity
• Manage a portfolio of research projects, in the subject areas of focus, including health systems strengthening, sexual and reproductive health, HIV testing and Counseling and, combination prevention.
• Develop, review and monitor, and implement annual and operational work plans and budgets
• Identify new research areas and funding opportunities, conceptualize, prepare and submit research proposals and support grant proposals for fundraising
• Ensure qualitative and quantitative data management, analysis, production and publication of research for various target audiences including policy makers, practitioners, researchers
• Increase research evidence uptake within LVCT programmes, national and international programmes and policies as appropriate.
• Lead and provide mentorship for production of peer reviewed publications and other documentation of research
• Prepare project and donor reports
• Represent LVCT in national policy engagements as required
• Efficient management and supervision of the research division resources and staff
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• A PhD in relevant field from recognized University with 3 years post PHD in research or a Master’s degree with 5 years in research
• At least 3 years management experience
• Proof of academic and policy publications in relevant field
• Sound understanding of research methodologies with technical knowledge of data analysis and software
• Excellent technical writing, report writing, analytical, communication, presentation, interpersonal and supervision skills
• Evidence of leading research proposal development processes
• Planning, critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills
• Experience supervising and monitoring study teams for timely delivery of quality research products
• Technical knowledge of HIV and or SRH programming an advantage
How to apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to send their cover letter and detailed CV along with contacts of three referees, Salary history and expectations to:
Human Resource and Administration Division,
Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment,
P.O Box 19835, 00202 Nairobi, Kenya
Or email: recruitment@lvct.org so as to arrive NOT later than October 07, 2013
Note: Only short listed applicant will be contacted.
LVCT is an equal opportunity employer www.lvct.org

Director Research and Policy


JOB PURPOSE
To provide leadership, strategic direction, mentorship and build staff and partner’s capacity to deliver the LVCT strategic objectives in the Research & Policy Department including managing research, data management and analysis, strategic engagement of vulnerable and most at risk programmes, leadership for LVCT’s internal and external communications and oversight for institutional performance monitoring and reporting.
MAIN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight for execution of LVCT business plan as part of the core management team
• Responsible for delivery of departmental performance through line management, supervision and mentorship of staff
• Responsible for compilation of Institutional work plans, monitoring and evaluation, performance tracking and reporting systems
• Provide oversight for coordination of LVCT’s policy engagements and build strategic relationships with GOK
• Develop, maintain and strengthen donor relations, local and international partnerships
• Deliver quality research studies, data analysis and publications
• Mobilize and manage resources to deliver the business plan
• Responsible for budget development, timely reporting and review of grant contracts as budget holder of various grants
• Oversee adherence to institutional policies and procedures
• Provide institutional capacity building and cross departmental support as necessary
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
• PhD with at least 5 years or a Masters degree with at least 8 years’ senior management experience
• Leadership abilities, able to initiate and maintain internal and external relations
• Demonstrated capacity for strategy development and leading teams through execution of diverse programmes with timely delivery of targets and obligations
• Demonstrated experience in advocacy and resource mobilization
• Technical knowledge in research, experience in publications as first author, monitoring and evaluation
• Excellent proposal writing, report writing, analytical, communication, presentation, interpersonal and supervision skills
• Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills
• Must be an innovative and results oriented person
How to apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to send their cover letter and detailed CV along with contacts of three referees, Salary history and expectations to:
Human Resource and Administration Division,
Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment,
P.O Box 19835, 00202 Nairobi, Kenya
Or email: recruitment@lvct.org so as to arrive NOT later than October 07, 2013
Note: Only short listed applicant will be contacted. www.lvct.org LVCT is an equal opportunity employer

IFRC Regional Operations Coordinator


Vacancy No: 2013-136-fld
Date of issue: 29 September 2013
Original published date: 30 August 2013
Application Deadline: 12 October 2013
(13 day(s) until closing deadline)
Republished (Currently accepting applications)
Place of assignment: Nairobi, Kenya Accompanied status: Accompanied with Spouse and Children Organization Unit/Department/Division: Reg. Rep. East Africa, Nairobi Duration of assignment: 12 months
Background:
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people each year through its 187 member National Societies. The Organisation acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies in order to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality) and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade.
Organizational Context:
The Eastern Africa Region is characterized by the complexity of slow and rapid onset emergencies, with some of the worst humanitarian statistics in the world. The national Societies in the region have been engaged in humanitarian operations responding to various types of disasters while also undertaking initiatives to build community resilience and addressing underlying causes. The National Societies of the region are also at various levels of capacities and face different challenges, which require IFRC, support in program, organizational development, humanitarian diplomacy, and reporting and resource mobilization. The region has been a focus for humanitarian actors, which require IFRC engagement in coordination and advocacy to influence humanitarian and development agendas.
Purpose of position:
To oversee the coordination of timely, efficient and effective IFRC support to host National Societies in responding to sudden and slow onset disasters and crises events. In doing so they provide leadership for the international coordination and support for the management of IFRC disaster and crises assistance in support of an affected National Society in the East Africa region. To achieve this aim, the Operations Coordinators work collectively and closely with the East Africa Regional Disaster Management team and zone leadership and technical units and country offices (particularly disaster management colleagues) and national societies, to significantly reduce the impact of disaster and crises events through effective response, relief and recovery operation support. The Operations Coordinator is the main point of contact for participating National Societies and external partners on all operational issues.
The Operations Coordinator will work collectively with regional and country level disaster management colleagues to enhance the response preparedness capacity of the Red Cross and Red Crescent within the East Africa region mitigating the impact of future disasters and crises events.
He / she reports to the Regional Programme Coordinator for East Africa and works closely with the Regional Disaster Management Coordinator, the Zone DMC and other regional representatives and regional technical units.
How to apply:
For more details on the position and instructions on how to apply, interested persons need to log ontohttps://jobnet.ifrc.org/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=3369&va...

Regional Head of Strategy, Eastern and Southern Africa


Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values. Plan has a global income of around $800m.
An exciting opportunity for a Regional Head of Strategy has arisen. This individual will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in regional and country office strategy formulation, tracking strategy execution and performance and facilitating strategy learning. The post holder supports Country Management Teams to ensure country strategic plans are completed, reviewed and systematically implemented so as to ensure maximum impact to children across the region.
Dimensions of Role: • A member of the Extended Regional Management Team consisting of the Regional Director, Deputy Regional Directors, and heads of various regional functions. • A member of the Regional Programs team formed of a range of program advisors and specialists. • Line management of a team of thematic program specialists • Responsible for the development of the regional strategic priorities and contribution to the global strategy development, engaging and collaborating with Internal Headquarters, Regional Offices and National Organisations. • Regularly monitoring and reporting key performance indicators in line with global, regional and country priorities • Establishing regional standards for the development and review of strategic plans and business plans • Links with external organisations on strategic matters of common interest
Main Responsibilities Strategic Leadership - Relevant and up-to-date strategic plans are developed and delivered taking into account global and regional priorities for development and humanitarian response. Monitoring and Evaluation - Measures and systems are in place to track performance of regional and country offices against performance targets. Team Management - There is a high performing team of technical specialists at the regional office with strong co-ordination of strategic initiatives. Knowledge Management and Learning Centres - Plan has an efficient knowledge management approach that helps learning, sharing and scaling up of innovations and projects.
How to apply:
For further information including personal requirements and details on how to apply, please visit; http://plan-international.org/about-plan/jobs
Closing date for applications is Monday 21st October 2013
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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