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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Member Associate, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Washington, DC

Member Associate

Posted on: July 22, 2013
Posted by: NARAL Pro-Choice America


The Membership Associate is responsible for the day-to-day administrative support of the membership program. The person in this position will serve as the main point of contact for NARAL Pro-Choice America members each day. She/he is responsible for the daily tracking of all membership revenue, as well as the management of the sustainer and acknowledgement programs. The Membership Associate is also responsible for performing various database operations for the membership program and providing administrative support for the workplace giving and planned giving programs.
  • Addresses member service concerns via phone, email and mail, ensuring any necessary follow-up.
  • Processes membership donations and tracks all revenue from the membership program on a daily basis.
  • Processes and tracks all membership invoices, postage requests, check requests and purchase orders.
  • Manages administrative aspects of the online program, including the creation and implementation of source codes, and the creation and maintenance of online donation forms.
  • Oversees acknowledgement program, including oversight of outside vendor and regular updates of acknowledgment copy.
  • Oversees day-to-day operations of the sustainer program.
  • Performs various database tasks for the membership program, including but not limited to telemarketing credit card uploads, source code uploads, and end-of-campaign telemarketing uploads.
  • Attends all membership strategy and implementation meetings.
  • Provides administrative and data support for the workplace giving and planned giving programs.
  • Assists Deputy Director for Membership with PAC FEC reporting as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • College degree required
  • 1-2 years nonprofit, membership relevant experience preferred.
  • 1-2 years of database experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Excel and Word software required.
  • Knowledge of eCRM systems, especially Convio preferred.
  • Must be able to utilize databases and organize complex records.
  • Knowledge of diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce and sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences is required.
  • Clear understanding of and commitment to NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission and goals.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Human Resources
1156 15th Street, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: (202) 973-3096
NARAL Pro-Choice America is an equal opportunity employer.

Male Violence Prevention Counselor, Sarah's Inn, Oak Park, IL

Male Violence Prevention Counselor

Posted on: July 22, 2013
Application deadline: August 22, 2013
Posted by: Sarah's Inn

Sarah's Inn, an innovative, dynamic, and effective domestic violence agency, is looking for a creative individual to serve on its violence prevention team. The Violence Prevention Program is on the cutting-edge of prevention efforts in the state of Illinois. Team members are involved at multiple levels of various regional and statewide coalitions and have opportunities to advance prevention research and develop original, inventive pilot programming available to schools across the state.
The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, will look forward to developing and refining skills in public speaking and group facilitation, and will be able to trouble-shoot on the fly while maintaining a go-with-the-flow positive attitude. He or she will be a self-starter who is comfortable working independently and collaboratively, will be capable of multi-tasking and remaining organized in a fast-paced environment, and will be invested in expanding programming to ensure adolescents develop healthy attitudes about themselves and their relationships.
Provides regular facilitation of 9-week prevention and self-defense workshops for boys in local high schools; implements, evaluates, and collects data for the agency's high school prevention initiatives;
Master's degree in social work for an accredited college or university; must be license-eligible if not licensed
Experience working with adolescents, a background in education orpsychology, classroom management or teaching experience, proficiency in curriculum development, academic research, and/or marketing, fluency in Spanish, reliable transportation
1.Organize and facilitate the agency's violence prevention programming at local high schools during the school year; maintain organizational relationships with current school partners
2.Obtain R.A.D. and R.A.D. for Men self-defense certification and facilitate self-defense classes as required by violence prevention curricula
3.Coordinate the evaluation of the agency's high school curricula in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon staff; consistently and accurately track student demographic information and program fidelity; maintain orderly records of evaluation materials
4.Assist in the expansion of high school prevention curricula to new school partners by organizing and facilitating workshops, arranging reliable transportation, building new relationships with partners, and communicating successes and challenges to the Prevention Program Director
5.Develop and revise prevention curricula and corresponding outreach and promotional materials, including program rationales, instructor guides, and training materials; incorporate new research findings and current events as appropriate
6.Coordinate Leadership Development Initiative; maintain paperwork and communication with 8-12 adolescent volunteers; facilitate weekly or bi-monthly evening meetings; recruit and interview new volunteers as necessary
7.Provide basic support and referrals as appropriate to adolescent clients electronically via the Teen Text Line, website, email, and Facebook; provide crisis-line oversight as required by agency staff
8.Participate in the ongoing development of cohesive, effective and efficient teams throughout the organization; become certified and facilitate middle school programming to support Prevention Program team as necessary
This position requires mid-level proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of programs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Additionally, the employee must be physically capable of participating in, and facilitating, R.A.D and R.A.D for Men self-defense classes which require various physical techniques as described by R.A.D. Systems.
Interested candidates should send salary history, cover letter and resume to

Program Coordinator, The Foundation for Living Beauty, Pasadena, CA

Program Coordinator

Posted on: July 22, 2013
Application deadline: August 21, 2013
Posted by: The Foundation for Living Beauty

The Program Coordinator position functions within the Living Beauty team to perform a variety of program development and administrative duties. The Program Coordinator oversees the coordination and administration of all programs including planning, organizing, and controlling program activities; public relations development through community education, involvement and support.
The mission of The Foundation for Living Beauty is to empower women to increase their self-esteem, physical wellness, and emotional stability while coping with the taxing affects of cancer and chemotherapy.
The Program Coordinator performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:
Program Development
  • Commitment to the values expressed in the mission of The Foundation for Living Beauty and demonstrates behavior consistent with those values
  • Plan the delivery of overall programs and activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization, including retreats, sisterhood day programs and fundraising efforts
  • Manage a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the programs and to identify areas for improvement
  • Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct event evaluations according to the program evaluation framework
  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities
  • Maintain website information for upcoming programs and events
  • Maintain online social media posts, event promotion and photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Test online event registration for website before promotion to clients
  • Assist in engaging volunteers for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices
  • Communicate with participants and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program
  • Liaise with managers to ensure effective and efficient program delivery
  • Support the Outreach Coordinator's program for social worker outreach
  • Establish community support for discounted lodging, equipment and other benefits
  • Develop press releases, brochures and other public relation materials
  • Contact a broad spectrum of promotional outlets, print, electronic and social media to establish a strong support coalition
  • Provide public presentations and demonstrations to potential support groups
  • Assist in developing funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services
  • Ensure that programs operate within the approved budget
  • Monitor all budgeted program expenditures
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all financial records for the program are up to date
  • Ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness through in-kind donations and volunteers
  • Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as directed
The Program Coordinator should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Minimum two years of experience in a related field
  • Experience in program development, special event development and promotion
  • Understanding of counseling principles and practices
  • Interest in holistic health principles and practices
  • Knowledge of staff/volunteer management and supervision
  • Refined written skills and articulate public speaking ability
  • Knowledge of website updating
Working Conditions
  • Usually work in an office environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces
  • Usually work a standard work week, but may be required to work some evenings, weekends or overnight to facilitate and monitor program activities
Proficiency in the use of computers for:
  • Website updates and maintenance
  • Word processing
  • Simple accounting
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • E-mail
  • Internet
  • Social media
Salary details
The Program Coordinator position is a part-time, non-exempt position. Salary range is $15-20/hour and is based on qualifications and experience.

Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you're interested in the position and include relevant experience, achievements, salary history, and 3-5 professional references, to:
Trina Smith

Educator & Teaching Artist, Hip Hop 4 Life, Brooklyn, NY

Educator & Teaching Artist

Posted on: July 23, 2013
Application deadline: August 9, 2013
Posted by: Hip Hop 4 Life


Hip Hop 4 Life is seeking engaging, organized, and creative educators interested in facilitating life skills, personal development, professional development, college readiness, and/or health awareness workshops to elementary, middle and high school youth. Hip Hop 4 Life's curriculum is designed to develop and enhance self-esteem, confidence, decision-making, conflict resolution skills, etiquette, goal-setting, healthy eating and exercise. Workshops range from 2-3 hours in length.
- A strong passion for educating young people via creative methodology
- Bachelors degree required, Master's Degree preferred, in the areas of Education, Health or the Arts.
- A minimum of two (2) years of teaching and/or strong youth development experience, with elementary, middle and/or high school youth in a school day or after-school setting.
(NYC experience preferred)
- A current (no earlier than three years) background clearance verification with the NYC Department of Education.
- A flexible schedule and open availability to teach multiple workshops per week (some Saturdays) from September through June, and to attend weekly staff meetings. NOTE: Applicant must be available for hire by late August, and able to commit to the entire school year (September 1, 2013 – July 1, 2014)
- Experience in creating lesson plans and facilitating a variety of hands-on, interactive workshops, with the ability to follow a curriculum
- Ability to effectively recruit and retain student participants as needed throughout the school year.
Strong organization and administrative skills are a must. Applicants must be self-starters, highly detail-oriented, diligent, able to adapt easily to change, and able to work in a high-paced environment.
Accessible resources and/or expansive knowledge of free or low-cost activities for youth in the NYC area.
Multi-language skills and experience with teaching the Special Education population are a strong plus.
Serve as positive, engaging and interactive role models for at-risk young men and young women.
Learn and facilitate the Hip Hop 4 Life program curricula.
Utilize your background (performing arts, visual arts, writing, athletics) to create adaptable lesson plans and special projects/activities for students. Each program club must complete multiple projects and a community service endeavor by the end of the school year.
Complete and submit Department of Education paperwork (attendance logs and reports, field logs and lesson plans) in entirety.
Identify and coordinate program-related, educational outings/field trips for young people
Complete and submit mid-year and final reports to be used by Hip Hop 4 Life and Department of Education Staff
Attend off site Department of Education meetings/trainings as needed.
Flexibility to travel within all 5 boroughs of New York City and immediate regions (i.e. Yonkers; New Jersey).
Extensive training and review of Hip Hop 4 Life policies and procedures are required for all hired educators. Professional development opportunities will also be offered, free-of-charge, to all hired educators.
Please visit for specific youth program club descriptions and more information about Hip Hop 4 Life.
Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Asia Sutherland, Program Manager, Include " Educator/Teaching Artist" in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Technical Advisor - Child Protection, International Rescue Committee, New York, NY

Technical Advisor - Child Protection

Posted on: July 23, 2013
Posted by: International Rescue Committee


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading humanitarian relief and development organisations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive, recover and rebuild their lives. The IRC delivers emergency aid, protects children, provides health care, prevents and responds to violence against women and girls, safeguards human rights and helps to kick-start economic recovery. Working in more than 40 countries, the IRC has restored hope and opportunity to many millions of people.
CYPD Technical Unit The Child and Youth Protection and Development (CYPD) 
Technical Unit works towards the protection and development of children and youth and consists of three sectors; Child Protection, Education and Youth & Livelihoods. Together these sectors promote the wellbeing of children and youth through working across a child's or youth's environment with families, communities, civil society, markets and government and through safe and developmentally appropriate programs across age groups. The Child Protection sector works towards preventing and responding to abuse, exploitation and neglect of children. The IRC believes that strong child protection systems are essential to ensuring that children are safe, cared for and have access to services and support. As part of its 5 year strategic, the Child Protection sector is investing in "social workforce development and support" as a priority with a specific focus on timely, quality and coordinated case management practices.
The Child Protection Technical Adviser will be responsible for advancing the work on case management for children. This includes tool development, country support, interagency coordination and fundraising. This position will reports to the Senior Technical Adviser for Child Protection. This is a maternity cover starting on 1st October 2013 for a period of 9 months, with a possible extension to 12 months.
  • Lead and grow child protection technical priority of 'Case Management':
    • Manage TU-level grants and work towards securing further funding for this area of work
    • Identify and develop relevant partnerships for this area of work
    • Develop tools and products for this area of work, thereby integrating the IA CP IMS, BID and CCS
    • Participate in the work of the IA CP IMS Steering Committee
    • Coordinate inter-agency work on case management as part of CPWG work plan
      • Manage the consultants supporting IRC in this work
      • Finalize the training materials for case management
      • Finalize the guidelines for case management
      • Identify potential funding opportunities for the CM taskforce work into 2014-15
  • Support country programs starting or already implementing case management
    • Provide remote and/or in-country technical support and guidance to country programs, with a specific focus on case management and case management related work.
    • Provide technical review and support to country programs in proposal development, donor reporting and donor relationships as appropriate
  • Contribute to other tasks advancing the global CP team:
    • Represent CYPD/CP in external meetings
    • Liaise with other technical units as appropriate
  • Minimum of Master's Degree or equivalent in social work, social sciences, law, psychology, education or other related field
  • At least five years experience in managing or implementing international relief programs in the child protection sector
  • Strong background in case management practice and direct experience on the IA CP IMS
  • Experience in developing guidelines, procedures and writing reports and technical materials
  • Excellent communication, leadership, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively at multiple levels and with multiple stakeholders
  • Budget management skills
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple tasks
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of time, potentially to insecure areas
  • Competent in Windows, MS office programs, excel, email and database experience
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written; Working knowledge of French, written and spoken
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and written English and active listening
  • Good IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Self motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organisation
  • Committed to the IRC's values and mandate

Stabilization Mentor, Crittenton Women's Union, Brighton, MA

Stabilization Mentor

Posted on: July 23, 2013
Posted by: Crittenton Women's Union

As a leading nonprofit innovator that combines program delivery, independent research, and public advocacy to help lift low-income women and their families out of poverty, Crittenton Women's Union (CWU) offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities. When you join CWU, you become part of a deeply committed team that serves between 1,100 and 1,500 people annually through its mobility mentoring, housing, and workforce development programs.
Crittenton Women's Union is a high-performing and innovative organization whose work is achieved through the fundamental values of inclusiveness and diversity, mutual respect, support, and learning.
Work as part of a team that assists each family to develop a stabilization plan that enables the family to remain stably housed and make progress toward economic self-sufficiency.
Conduct office and home visits to support families in implementing their stabilization plans. Provide interventions to assist the families with problems solving, including family meetings when appropriate.
Assist families with all aspects of managing their tenancy, including collaborating with landlords. Provide advocacy training, consumer education, and crisis management when necessary to prevent housing disruption.
Develop relationships with community organizations and resources in order to strengthen referral base for families entering sustainable housing.
Help families establish and maintain residential stability and connection to the neighborhood.
Help families make or strengthen connections to schools, employment services, medical providers and other resources as needed. Assist families with access to benefits as appropriate.
Monitor families' movement toward self-sufficiency goals and document progress in writing and electronically.
Participate in all departmental staff and team meetings.
Participate in supervision and professional development.
Assume other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.
Ability to provide services in both English and Spanish
Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbal
Ability to drive, have a valid Mass License and a vehicle for transportation; home visits, community meetings.
Strong mediation, negotiation, oral, written skills
Strong computer skills with Microsoft Outlook, Windows 2010 Efforts to Outcome (ETO)
Ability to handle a variety of assignment and have the flexibility to work some evenings, if necessary
Knowledge of HomeBASE short-term assistance program and other permanent subsidies such as MRVP, BHA and Project Based Section 8
Strong bilingual (Spanish/English) required.
BA preferred, with experience in the human and/or social services field
Demonstrated ability to work in an office and field-based setting with diverse population.
Hours: Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm, occasional 12pm to 8pm
Requires prolonged sitting, data entry, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Work is performed in an office and field environment, client apartments and various other locations as needed. Work can be stressful and very fast paced at times.

Administrative Assistant, Crittenton Women's Union, Brighton, MA

Administrative Assistant

Posted on: July 23, 2013
Posted by: Crittenton Women's Union

The Administrative Assistant for the Healthy Families Program is responsible for administering activities required to maintain and enhance program operations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: administrative and program support, service coordination, and data and office management. The goal of this position is to ensure efficient operations in order to maintain program and organizational goals.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: Provide administrative support to the Healthy Families team including special and routine projects, which include, but is not limited to: data collection, recordkeeping, data entry, photocopying, file organization and maintenance, processing of invoices, and other clerical work as needed. Assists with phone surveys, written participant satisfaction surveys, and participant focus group. Collects and aggregates data based on feedback from program participants. Reviews and updates immunization records for children in the HF program. Assists with putting together advocacy materials.
SERVICE COORDINATION: Serves as primary contact for referral sources and new referrals, including: Reaching out to new referrals by phone, mail, and email; Keeping a contact log; Maintaining communication with referral sources. Researches resources for participants' referral needs and ensures timely follow up with participants.
DATA MANAGEMENT: Manages and improves data collection systems and procedures to insure timely reporting for internal and external use; reviews data to identify issues and trends which affect program operations, service delivery and marketing; maintains departmental databases and other resources.
OFFICE MANAGEMENT: Organizes the Healthy Families office to insure optimal utilization of space and resources; Processes donations and purchases; Manages and monitors equipment maintenance and training to insure cost effective, quality operations and service delivery; Ensures that the office is always kept clean, orderly, and well-functioning.
MISCELLANEOUS: Performs other tasks as required to support and maximize the programs and services of the Crittenton Women's Union.
  1. Ability to work independently, being proactive in identifying problems and finding solutions.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with co-workers, participants, and CWU Partner organizations.
  3. Strong organization skills.
  4. Ability to understand and follow specific instructions or multi-step procedures, perform simple mathematical computations, and code or complete routine documents and forms. Attention to detail is a must.
  5. Ability to create, compose, and edit simple written materials.
  6. Word processing and data processing skills.
  7. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  8. Records maintenance and filing skills.
  9. Receptionist skills including a pleasant phone manner.
  10. Skill in the use of basic office equipment.
A High School Diploma required; Associates degree preferred; 1-3 years of administrative assistant experience preferred; ability to type at least 40 words per minute; good understanding of Microsoft Office suite; bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eye sight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Work is performed in an office environment. Work may be stressful and fast paced at times.

Director of Finance, Haitian Health Foundation, Haiti

Director of Finance

Posted on: July 23, 2013
Application deadline: August 31, 2013
Posted by: Haitian Health Foundation


Job is located in rural Haiti.
The Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) is a private, not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Norwich, Connecticut. HHF provides various medical and public health services and manages several development projects in and around the Commune of Jérémie, the capital of the Grand'Anse region, located in southwestern Haiti.
HHF is currently seeking a Director of Finance (DAF) for their projects in Jérémie. The DAF is responsible for the planning, organization, and management the financial activities of the operations in Jérémie. The programs in Jérémie include a health clinic, maternal waiting home for at risk pregnancies, nutrition rehabilitation for malnourished children, public health (child survival & maternal health) program, house construction, goat project; as well as other periodic miscellaneous projects. S/he is responsible for direct supervision of the Accountant and logistician. The DAF also oversees the financial aspects of projects and ensures donor and grant money is spent responsibly. 3-5 years of experience using Quickbooks required.
Please send CV and Cover Letter to:
Only viable candidates will receive a response.

Governance Program Manager, International Rescue Committee, Central African Republic

Governance Program Manager

Posted on: July 23, 2013
Posted by: International Rescue Committee


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
For over a decade, CAR has suffered from a multi-faceted crisis marked by chronic poverty, political instability, and violence. In December 2012, the Seleka rebel alliance took control over much of the country and, after a short period of attempted negotiations and peace talks, carried out a coup d'état in late March 2013. Since then, public services, governmental offices, police and military forces, schools, health provisions, and other services have come to a standstill. The planting season was heavily disrupted in a country with 80% of the population involved in agricultural work and protection issues are having a cross-cutting impact on all sectors. As a result, the chronic humanitarian needs facing CAR have become acute in many parts of the country requiring immediate and intensive humanitarian action to respond to the multi-sectoral needs at hand.


The Governance Manager will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of community structures to improve transparency, accountability and participation in decision-making on community priorities in Kaga Bandoro. S/he will also oversee the IRC's work with communities and village committees, collaborating closely with other IRC programs working through partners. The Governance Manager will assure the quality of IRC's work with community members and village and local leadership and will work in tandem with other Program Managers to ensure the timely and effective on-the-ground implementation of the quick impact projects central to this project.
The position reports to the Area Program Coordinator Kaga Bandoro.
Program Management
  • Implement all interventions related to the community mobilization and management, conflict resolution and civil society development aspects of the Governance program
  • Oversee election, training and support to community committees, ensuring representation of vulnerable and marginalized populations
  • Support work to improve leadership skills, including skills in mediation and conflict resolution of village and local authorities
  • Ensure the integration of a community-driven approach in all aspects of the program
  • Train and supervise a program team to actively monitor evolving concerns of the target communities, ensuring that community decision making takes these concerns into account.
  • Support the development team in designing trainings for community quick impact project committees, and working with these bodies to develop and implement work plans and spending plans.
  • Oversee relations with IRC finance for all sub-granting activities
Program Quality
  • Ensure that activities are implemented according to established protocols and tools that balance the need to meet deadlines and objectives with the importance of maintaining quality in processes and methodological rigor
  • Coordinate the methodological coherence of the program through the creation and update of training modules, field guides, guidelines and toolkits for the implementing teams
  • Manage project activity budget, liaising with key stakeholders to ensure that expenditures are planned, executed and managed properly. Work with the Governance and Rights Coordinator and Finance Controller to adjust the budget as necessary.
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan ensuring that activity, output and effect data is captured in an accurate and efficient manner and those programs are continually tailored to optimize quality.
  • Liaise regularly with the Grants Manager and APC to provide updates on the program, discuss emerging challenges, and collaborate on the design of new programs or changes to existing programs.
  • Work closely with other IRC Programs – and the Economic Recovery and Development program in particular – to explore areas of mutual interest ensure complementarity in activities.
HR Management
  • Working in collaboration with the APC develop and implement a plan to strengthen the capacity of national managers and assistants through trainings and delegation.
  • Write job descriptions; establish hiring criteria for project staff, interview and select staff as needed.
  • Actively manage performance of community mobilization and civil society development team staff, including setting yearly objectives for each staff member and providing them with informal semi-annual review and formal annual performance review based on these objectives.
  • Limit, identify, document and dismiss staff involved in fraud and corruption.
  • Produce monthly reports and provide direct strategic advice to the Grants Manager, APC, and Country Director, so as to adjust the programmatic priorities and implementation modalities as necessary.
  • Support the development of new proposals and initiatives for the Governance and Rights programs, in accordance with the country strategic plan, IRC program framework, and accepted national and international standards.
  • Degree or equivalent experience in community mobilization, development and/or civil society development.
  • Minimum of 2 years progressively responsible experience in non-for profit work experience in community mobilization, development and/or civil society development, preferably in an international setting and/or in Africa.
  • Experience in strengthening the capacity of communities and local civil society, coordinating with local authorities
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French is essential
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience an advantage
  • Ability to work independently while being a strong team player.
  • Ability to work well under unstable security, administrative, and programmatic pressures.
  • Ability to manage a team with diverse backgrounds and to show flexibility
  • Advanced knowledge of usual desktop software such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Programs & Policy Intern, Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Washington, DC

Programs & Policy Intern

Posted on: July 17, 2013
Application deadline: August 9, 2013
Posted by: Reproductive Health Technologies Project

The Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP), a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington, DC seeks a Fall Intern.
This is a part-time position, working 24 hours a week. The internship will begin mid-August and continue through December. However, exact start and end dates are negotiable. The position is paid at $8.25/hour. The intern will report to the Senior Associate.
The mission of RHTP is to advance the ability of every woman to achieve full reproductive freedom with access to the safest, most effective and preferred methods for controlling her fertility and protecting her reproductive health.
RHTP is an advocacy organization; we do not provide direct services. Our unique role in the reproductive health, rights and justice communities is our focus on improving the political climate so that more and better options are available to women and men for preventing or ending an unwanted pregnancy, maintaining their reproductive health, and also for becoming pregnant. We do this by convening multi-disciplinary discussions that look at the science, ethics, politics and practice of any given technology; building consensus for action among professional medical groups, advocacy organizations, academics, and on occasion for profit drug companies; and implementing strategic communications and advocacy campaigns.
As one example, RHTP was at the forefront of a broad based coalition of organizations and individuals seeking to bring Plan B emergency contraception over-the-counter; an effort that culminated in a victory this June when the FDA approved sales of Plan B One-Step without age or point-of-sale restrictions.
  • Provide direct administrative support to the President and other senior staff.
  • Assist with day-to-day office operations including answering phones, maintaining office equipment and filing systems, and fundraising and grants management tasks.
  • Conduct background research for specific project initiatives or immediate public policy needs, particularly related to emerging or current reproductive technologies, and summarize findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Compile communications and public affairs materials as assigned that may include media lists, media clips, and Congressional voting records.
  • Assist with the coordination of meetings, conferences, and events, including logistics planning, preparation of informational materials, backstopping and follow up.
  • Attend coalition meetings, briefings, and conferences as a representative of RHTP.
  • Prepare notes and meeting reports.
  • Update website content, write blogs on an as needed basis, and help update RHTP's Twitter account.
  • This position is ideal for someone pursuing an undergraduate degree, preferably in one of the social sciences, public health, policy analysis, or other fields related to the position.
  • Demonstrated interest in reproductive health or related issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and a variety of tasks.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, self-directed and independent, with a strong commitment to reproductive health, rights and justice.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, database management, and Internet research.

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and the application form to Elizabeth Dawes Gay, with "Fall Internship Application" in the subject line. We will consider applications on a rolling basis until August 9, 2013.

RHTP is dedicated to diversity in staff as well as to an inclusive work environment. 

Development Associate, Calvary Women's Services, Washington, DC

Development Associate

Posted on: July 2, 2013
Application deadline: August 2, 2013
Posted by: Calvary Women's Services


Calvary Women's Services provides homeless women in Washington, DC with safe housing and comprehensive support services programs. Though the women who come to Calvary face many challenges, we believe that every woman has strengths and gifts she can build on to achieve her goals for stable housing, good health and financial independence.
Calvary has two open Development Associate positions. The Development Associates work with the Development Director, Grant Writer and Executive Director on fundraising, communications and related projects. This team ensures that Calvary can achieve its mission and meet the goals of the annual operating budget and Calvary's expansion plans.
  • Design and organize events, including the annual Hope Awards Dinner and cultivation and stewardship events; work closely with donors and members of the Board of Directors who host events on behalf of Calvary
  • Coordinate the organization's donor stewardship process, including acknowledgments, thank you calls and other personal outreach
  • Manage the organization's donor database and provide financial and fundraising reports
  • Complete donor research
  • Manage an in-kind donation program that reaches out to individuals and businesses
  • Manage a mailing program of four annual appeals and acquisition mailings
  • Establish a strong online presence through Calvary's website, blog, social media, e-newsletter, and email appeals
  • Generate traditional media exposure, through producing effective press releases, op-eds and more
  • Coordinate online giving campaigns, including managing volunteer involvement
  • Produce engaging fundraising and communications materials, including an annual report, brochures, background sheets and more
  • Work closely with the Events & Donor Relations Associate to promote events and ensure sponsor visibility
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least three years of fundraising, communications or related work experience
  • Creativity, initiative and passion for Calvary's mission
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with donors and colleagues
  • Superb writing and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, responsibilities and deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player, able to pitch in on a variety of projects
  • Experience with donor databases, especially DonorPerfect ; constituent management software; and social media
  • Willingness to participate in and develop knowledge of programs and activities throughout the organization
  • Familiarity with homelessness, domestic violence or related issues is a plus
To apply, please send an email to Heather Laing at with the name of the position to which you are applying in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, resume and writing sample.
Calvary Women's Services offers a competitive salary and generous benefits, including: fully paid individual health insurance; life and disability insurance; a 403b program; free parking; staff training and professional development opportunities; and a collegial work environment.