Senior International Accountant with Ajilon Professional Staffing

Description THE COMPANY:
In 1983, through an act of congress, a bill was signed into law establishing a private, not-for-profit organization that would support the advancement of military medicine. The organization has undergone tremendous growth since its inception. They rank in the top 10% of all institutions receiving NIH research grants. Today this organization manages more than 1000 research grants and projects across the globe.

THE CULTURE:
The corporate culture is casual, yet professional. Dress is professional casual. Your colleagues are very nice, friendly, collegial and smart. There is a strong sense of “the buck stops here”. You will never hear someone say “it is not in my job description”.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a new position. As the new Senior International Accountant, reporting to the Director of Accounting, you will be responsible for implementing and coordinating accounting controls and related accounting activity for the organization’s international operations. As the new Senior International Accountant you will plan and coordinate the activities of international accountants in Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, S. Africa, Thailand, and Cameroon. The accounting activities that you will plan and coordinate are the accounting, audit, procurement, and treasury management systems appropriate to each country of operations, which will provide accurate results to the parent organization.

Your decisions and actions will have a significant level of impact within the organization.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • BS Degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • Minimum of 3 years of international accounting, direct experience in a field office setting.

  • Knowledge of GAAP, Federal Grants and OMB Circulars.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • International Travel (20 – 25%).

    COMPENSATION PACKAGE:
    Salary Range $90,000 - $110,000 with excellent benefits.

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    Healthy and Safety tips for mobile (cell) phone users

    Some days ago I published a post ranking ten mobile phones that are believed to be 'not so' safe to use, in that list too, were a number of 'least dangerous' phones. A good blog reader, Miss Candy1, commented in that post saying that her phone stays almost next to her all night long when she goes to sleep, to which I replied that, I remember reading an article warning against keeping cellphones in close proximity because of  its believed "some" potential health hazards to certain parts human internal soft organs. I then promised to gather some information for her and thus, this post features health tips regarding mobile and cell phones. Credits goes to the various sites which published these articles that are hereby quoted in highlight and linked.
    Phone companies are insisting that mobile phones only omit low levels of radiation, but tests have shown that even exposure to low levels of radiation CAN be harmful.
    Mobile Phone Radiation - The Facts & How You Can Protect Yourself

    Cell phones emit radiation to send voice and text messages to the other caller. Health risks aren’t confirmed, but some (not all) studies of frequent cell phone users suggest increased risks for brain and mouth tumors and children’s behavior problems.
    1. Lowradiation-cellphon (list by EWG) BUY A LOW-RADIATION PHONE
    Look up your phone on EWG’s buyer’s guide: www.ewg.org/cellphoneradiation/Get-a-Safer-Phone. (Your phone’s model number may be printed under your battery.) Consider replacing your phone with one that emits the lowest radiation possible and still meets your needs.

    2. USE A HEADSET OR SPEAKER
    Headsets emit much less radiation than phones. Choose either wired or wireless (experts are split on which version is safer): www.ewg.org/cellphoneradiation/Get-a-Headset. Some wireless headsets emit continuous, low-level radiation, so take yours off your ear when you're not on a call. Using your phone in speaker mode also reduces radiation to the head.

    3. LISTEN MORE, TALK LESS
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    4. HOLD PHONE AWAY FROM YOUR BODY
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    6. POOR SIGNAL?  STAY OFF THE PHONE
    Fewer signal bars on your phone means that it emits more radiation to get the signal to the tower. Make and take calls when your phone has a strong signal.

    7. LIMIT CHILDREN’S PHONE USE
    Young children’s brains absorb twice the cell phone radiation as an adult’s. EWG joins health agencies in at least 6 countries in recommending limits for children’s phone use, such as for emergency situations only.

    8. SKIP THE “RADIATION SHIELD”
    Radiation shields such as antenna caps or keypad covers reduce the connection quality and force the phone to transmit at a higher power with higher radiation.
    Environment Working Group (EWG) -  http://ewg.org/Health-Tips

    Additional tips
    1. Reduce talk time
    2. Wait for the call to connect before placing the phone near your ear
    3. Avoid using cells in an enclosed space as radiation are higher
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    7. Choose a phone with a low SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) but even this does not really keep radiation within safe limits, although it does reduce it.
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    East Africa Regional Security Advisor (Nairobi, Kenya)

    Apply by: 18 October 2009

    DESCRIPTION
    Provide technical leadership in regional security management and assist national offices implement sound security practices into World Vision operations so as to enhance the safety & security of World Vision staff, assets & programmes and to minimise operational risks to WorldVision.

    STRATEGY
    Lead the development and implementation of the regional security strategy. Develop an annual business plan in alignment with the regional security strategy and WV security policy and international best practice.
    Contribute to global security & risk strategies, priorities and plans ensuring that strategy concerns of the Africa Region are integrated and prioritized.
    Collaborate with the other regional functions to ensure that the regional security strategy appropriately supports the operational program priorities of HEA, Advocacy and Development.

    TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Provide technical advice and support to the Regional Vice President and the regional team on security issues and its likely impact to World Vision's strategies and programme operations.
    Work closely with national office security staff providing critical guidance and input in the area of security management.
    Recommend on the safety, security and protection of the organisation and its staff, particularly in insecure complex humanitarian environments or during potential security risks and threats arising from changing political, social and economic situations in the national offices.
    Contribute to development of global policies, guidelines and standards relating to security and provide leadership in contextualizing and mainstreaming them within the region.
    Support and advise national offices in carrying out Security Risk Assessments, using standard tools and processes.

    OPERATIONAL SUPPORT
    Provide sound technical leadership in managing critical incidents in the region and provide input to the regional senior management team in crisis management situations and reviews of critical incidents/.
    Review Security Risk Ratings in the region and engage with national offices to develop mitigation strategies that are compliant with World Vision's Core Security Requirements (CSR).
    Guide national offices in the development of security, evacuation and contingency plans in alignment with the Security Risk Assessment.
    Monitor regional security incident reporting and ensure the appropriate dissemination of information during emergencies.
    Manage ‘surge capacity' requirements for critical incidents that are beyond the scope of national offices (i.e. facilitate consultancies etc)

    CAPACITY BUILDING
    Coordinate assessment, development and implementation of regional capacity building plan for security management based on regional & national program Security Risk Assessments.
    Engage with national offices and regional programme directors to raise the awareness of security management as per WorldVision Corporate Security policies.
    Identify, share / facilitate access to security tools, resources and materials as well as learning and support opportunities for national offices. These may include facilitating, conducting training, engagement of trainers, establishing institutional links and identifying opportunities for staff exchange or mentoring.

    KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
    Lead the process of continuous learning on international best practice in security management and identify tools and processes that can be implemented into World Vision operations in the Africa region.
    Encourage mutual learning on security management issues within the region and globally.
    Facilitate formation and coordination of regional security forum/network that promotes the embedding of security management in all layers of World Vision's programmes.
    Facilitate the documentation of best practices and contribute to the community of practice and center of excellence.

    QUALITY ASSURANCE
    Review minimum-security standards in the Africa region and promote alignment with World Vision's Core Security Requirements.
    Support and advise national offices in observing the appropriate security standards in accordance with the country risk rating.
    Support the Regional Vice President in addressing ministry quality issues and needs related to security.

    INTERNAL LIAISON AND COORDINATION
    Act as a strategic link for regional security connecting national offices, support offices and global centre.
    Liaise with the World Vision security network on Africa security issues and provide analysis on the potential impact on World Vision operations. Regional Vice Presidents and actively contribute in the partnership forums, working groups and networks related to security management.
    Work with other members of the Africa functional groups so as to ensure that they are adequately aware of potential security issues.
    Work closely with the Office of Corporate Security so as to promote mutual learning, support and accountability.

    EXTERNAL RELATIONS
    Identify and develop strategic regional security networks to share information on security issues affecting humanitarian operations in the Africa area.
    Liaise with external security networks (UN, INGO's, Embassies, etc) on global and Africa specific security issues and their likely impact with regards to national strategies and operations.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Relevant undergraduate degree; and/or relevant work experience in the professional security arena.
    Sound knowledge of the security risk assessment process, security & contingency planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.
    Understanding of implementing Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), or equivalent.
    Excellent oral and written (English) communication skills.
    Solid interpersonal, negotiating and networking skills.
    Strong analytical (tactical & strategic), organizational and problem solving skills.
    Ability to work under pressure.

    PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Must be willing and able to travel extensively in Africa.

    Accountant position at CARANA Corporation - Kenya

    Contract Length: Long-term consulting assignment



    Description
    CARANA Corporation (www.carana.com), a U.S. based international consulting firm and contractor for the United States Agency for International Development, designs and directs innovative economic growth strategies to help countries and businesses compete globally, reducing poverty and raising living standards around the world. For 25 years, we have specialized in market-led solutions to development challenges in more than 80 countries, packaging our expertise with on-the-ground resources for continuing, cost-effective results.

    CARANA seeks a qualified and experienced Accountant to be based in the Nairobi, Kenya field office of the Market Linkages Initiative (MLI), a two-year USAID-funded project focusing on agriculture market activities covering Kenya, Malawi, the DRC, Uganda and Southern Sudan.Purpose: To manage the financial reporting for the project and its various components and activities in an effective and efficient manner, including tracking "burn rates," expenses by component and activity and analysis of expenditures and forecasting expenditures. To organize and coordinate office operations and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

    Primary Duties:
    • Lead the compilation of monthly financial reports based on data submitted by the members of the project staff, especially the Task or Activity Leaders;
    • Ensure that CARANA Corporation financial reporting requirements are met and that all members of the project understand how to report project expenses;
    • Send monthly financial reports to the CARANA Corporation home office and work closely with the home office Finance Dept. to ensure that any discrepancies are clarified and that expenses are credited accurately to the appropriate budget and line item fund codes;
    • Work closely with Task or Activity Leaders to ensure that they are reporting their task and/or activity expenses accurately, completely and on time;
    • Project or forecast future spending patterns and alert the Chief of Party regarding expected financial or budgetary short-falls or risks of over-spending in any specific activity or task area;
    • Resolve any potential disputes on task and/or activity charges against the project budget as and when they arise; and
    • Assist the Task or Activity Leaders with the development of their monthly budget projections and expenses, including requests for funds for planned project activities or events;
    • Coordinate office set-up and maintenance;
    • Coordinate procurement needs and ordering of supplies an liaison with local project vendors for procurement of goods and materials;
    • Assist with travel arrangements (transportation, lodging, etc.) for short-term consultants and project staff;
    • Provide other administrative, financial and management services as requited to supporting program objectives.

    Skills, Education and Experience
    • Minimum of a BS Degree in Finance or Accounting;
    • A professional accounting qualification is preferred;
    • A minimum of 5 to 10 years accounting experience, preferably at a senior level, with experience managing other accountants;
    • Experience with USAID project financial reporting requirements is preferred; and
    • Very strong computer literacy skills in English, especially in EXCEL spreadsheets and word processing.

    Kenyans living in Kenya are highly encouraged to apply. Relocation costs will not be covered. 

    To apply: Email CV and Cover Letter stating date of availability to
    [email protected] and include "Accountant" in the email subject line.

    Apply by: 23 October 2009

    Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.
    CARANA is an EOE.

    Communications Manager - Association for Women's Rights in Development, SA

    The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). Cape Town, South Africa (preferred, but flexible).

    Description:

    The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist membership organization working to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally. We are currently seeking a Communications Manager to work out of our office in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Overview of Position:

    The Communications Manager is responsible for strategically leveraging information produced by AWID, and developing effective organizational messaging to advance our mission and expand our membership base. This is a new position and the incumbent will be responsible for:
    • Developing a communications strategy for AWID, implementing and evaluating this strategy.
    • Developing and upholding quality standards for all AWID communications
    • Developing communications strategy frameworks for use by AWID’s Strategic Initiatives (SIs) and supporting SI managers in their application and adherence to quality controls
    • Developing dissemination strategies for AWID publications (general and SI-specific)
    • Developing and implementing the communications strategy and messaging for AWIDs international Forum
    • Strategic and day-to-day content management of AWID’s website – www.awid.org
    • Developing and overseeing implementation of AWID’s membership strategy, including outreach and recruitment of members

    Qualifications:

    Experience:
    At least 5 years experience:
    • In a senior communications role, preferably in women’s rights or nonprofit setting
    • Writing, editing and producing a wide range of print publications
    • With developing and implementing a an organizational visual identity/branding strategy (from start to finish)
    • With developing and implementing a strategy for engaging mainstream media (has led a media strategy from start to finish)
    • Managing and developing content for a dynamic multi-lingual website
    • Supervising staff and consultants
    • Developing quality standards, communications strategies
    Academic Qualifications:
    • University degree in communications or related field
    • Courses or certificates in women's/feminist studies considered an asset
    Expertise & Skills:
    • Excellent writing skills and impeccable editing skills
    • Experience with online communications and website management, particularly content management systems and web 2.0
    • Ability to formulate communication policies and procedures appropriate to the organization and its target audiences
    • Familiarity with Quark or InDesign
    • Proactive, ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Strong conceptual ability and problem-solving skills
    • Strong project and people management skills
    Knowledge and Other Requirements:
    • Strong understanding of the role that communications play in advancing women’s rights
    • Strong understanding of design and its relationship to messaging
    • Sound knowledge of the latest communication technologies.
    • Experience developing communications policies and procedures and knowledge of best practices
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Able to manage conflict effectively
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team
    • Fluent in French or Spanish
    • Committed to the principles and values of feminism and anti-racism
    Assets:
    • Experience managing multi-lingual publications a plus
    • Experience working in a decentralized, virtual organization
    • Knowledge of multimedia tools, particularly audio and video
    • Knowledge of eZ Publish CMS
    • Knowledge of MYSQL
    • Trilingual (English, French, Spanish)

    Responsibilities:

    Organizational Communications
    • Propose and develop organizational policies, protocols and controls to clarify and ensure proper approvals in the production and dissemination of materials
    • Develop and implement overall organizational branding (standard look and feel) and cohesive messaging (standard text), as well as “mini-brands” for AWID’s strategic initiatives (building on existing organizational branding strategy)
    • Write, edit and produce all external organizational (non-SI specific) publications, including the annual report and the organizational brochure
    • Manage AWID’s website - www.awid.org: ensuring adequate quality control, maintaining updated information about AWID and its initiatives, liaising with SI managers to establish and maintain new or expanded areas of the site related to SI themes, monitoring the site’s effectiveness.
    • Market AWID publications to relevant actors
    • Develop communications strategy and messaging for the AWID international Forum
    • Respond to media requests, in coordination with the Executive Director, as necessary
    • Works with Executive Director to develop public statements for release
    • Provide support on legal issues (copyright, digital rights, permissions, etc) and develop templates for staff use
    • Maintain general organizational mailing and emailing lists for dissemination
    • Develop and maintain an “image bank” for organizational and SI publications
    • Develop translation policies and protocols, monitor quality of translations and coordinate regular feedback to translators
    • Create and maintain Style Guides in English, Spanish and French, as well as Glossaries (of acronyms and terms) in Spanish and French
    • Provide occasional writing and research assistance to the Executive Director on position papers and public statements
    • Monitor and assess impact of AWID communications, suggesting improvements as necessary
    Communications Support and Inputs to the Strategic Initiatives (SIs)
    • Support SIs to develop their SI-level communications plans and dissemination strategies
    • Develop and oversee the production schedule for all AWID publications and proactively resolve issues to ensure timely production
    • Act as the primary editor for AWID, editing all major publications
    • Work with SIs to determine appropriate levels of editing, design and dissemination support for larger SI publications, like books and large research papers.
    • Set out protocols and practices to ensure quality control and consistency of SI publications with branding strategy
    • Train relevant staff within SI teams in design and layout for smaller projects, and provide oversight to their activities, to ensure quality control and consistency
    • Train and monitor relevant SI staff in proofreading, and assign proofreading work based on levels of skill and experience
    • Maintain a list of external translators, editors, and designers for SIs to draw upon
    • Be forward looking and bring new communications ideas to the SI managers
    • Liaise with office administrators in their coordination of translations
    Membership
    • Develop (with input from directors and SI managers) and oversee implementation of AWID’s membership strategy (including an outreach strategy)
    • Oversee production of AWID’s quarterly e-newsletters and other relevant membership-related materials
    • Oversee design and implementation of AWID’s bi-annual membership survey
    • Ensure timely and appropriate communication with AWID members and responses to requests
    Financial and Human Resource Management
    • Implement and adhere to internal financial controls
    • Adhere to established communications budget, monitoring expenditures on a day-to-day, quarterly and annual basis, providing detail and explanation of any variances
    • Delegate responsibilities and duties associated with the membership strategy to relevant staff
    • Supervise Communications and Membership-support staff
    • Ensure the effective implementation of all project and individual workplans of direct-reports
    Leadership
    • Maintain professional conduct, confidentiality and ethical standards
    • Lead the planning and execution of activities in the areas of communications and membership
    • Ensure that communications and membership initiatives are evaluated and recommendations developed and implemented to increase the organization’s impact
    • Take an active role in the leadership of the organization, participating in managers meetings or other committees/groups
    • Proactively identify new communications strategies and opportunities for the organization and SIs, particularly around emerging ICTs
    • Proactively identify procedural/policy gaps or inefficiencies, filling or fixing them as required

    To Apply:

    Please submit a current CV, along with a cover letter that addresses how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlines why you want to work for AWID, by fax (+416 594 0330) or to [email protected]. Please include ‘Communications Manager’ in the subject line of the email.

    The application closing date is October 16, 2009.

    No phone calls please. Only email and faxed applications will be accepted. We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. AWID encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

    To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at http://www.awid.org.

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    www.mojatu.com the No1 Eastern Africa directory, events and classifieds listing website and magazine in UK is expanding services to Eastern Africa – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somali, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia. To achieve this, we urgently require local agents to help in data capture, entry and management. This great opportunity enables creative persons to establish and manage their own businesses using Mojatu platform.  
    Mojatu.com seeks to give opportunities to diligent, industrious and highly motivated individuals who are committed to bettering their lives opportunities and to achieving their dreams by:

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      Senior Communications Officer, Nairobi, Kenya

      Job Summary
      The Senior Communications Officer (SCO), will be responsible for developing and implementing communications initiatives and activities to enhance the Foundation’s visibility in major country, regional and international media, and for assisting Africa country programs with development and implementation of both Foundation and program-specific communications and media strategies. The SCO will serve as the main conduit of information by coordinating and managing our priorities and messages from our country offices in Africa to the Communications, Public Policy, and Advocacy Department in Washington, DC, and vice versa. Communications activities will include ensuring consistent Foundation messaging and presentations, management of events, media outreach, preparation of press releases and advisories, development of talking points and speeches, and preparation of editorial products such as op-eds and brochures. The SCO will also be responsible for ensuring the consistency of quality, branding and messaging in all Foundation-produced materials. He or she will help administer regular comprehensive audits of existing communications activities and materials, and will recommend areas of focus, both generally for the region and specifically for individual country programs. He or she will also help develop a plan to integrate in-country activities more fully with programmatic and communications activities occurring in the U.S. The Senior Communications Officer will report to Director of Media Relations based in Washington, D.C. (with dotted line to VP Public Policy, Advocacy and Communications).

      Essential Duties and Responsibilities
      General

      • Support the communications needs and strategic priorities of each of our country offices in Africa in close coordination with Communications colleagues in Washington, DC.
      • Work in close partnership with the Regional Policy and Advocacy Officer, Africa, (RPAO) to develop and implement comprehensive joint media and advocacy strategies that raise awareness of key program issues within country strategic plans.
      • Help to identify needs of country offices without communications officers; support hiring and staff development of such where possible.
      • Assist in the development of a regional communications and media work plan and budget.
      • Assist in media outreach and coordination of high-level visits to the region by senior Foundation staff, Foundation ambassadors, donors and partners, and support the preparation of briefing materials, as required.

      Media Relations
      • Provide on-going strategic media counsel and support to the country offices and Country Directors, while working closely with the Director of Media Relations and Communications and Advocacy staff in D.C.
      • Support the development of communications messaging, materials, and campaigns for use in-country, in coordination with country offices and Communications and Advocacy staff in Washington, DC.
      • Responsible for strategic planning, message and story development, media training, long-term relationship building with key policy and health/scientific press, as well as working with Communications and Advocacy Officers/Country Directors on day-to-day media relations and management of crisis communications.
      • Support the generation of meaningful press coverage with key country, regional and international media that highlights the Foundation's programs and advocacy work.
      • In coordination with D.C. colleagues, respond to media requests in a timely manner; use these opportunities to insert the Foundation’s messages, shape proposed story ideas and suggest appropriate sources that advance a story or concept.
      • Work with country teams to develop and disseminate press materials that integrate key messages, to include the development of press releases, backgrounders, FAQs and Q&As.
      • Prepare staff (and partners/sub-grantees as necessary) in the field for media interviews, speaking engagements, etc., as appropriate.
      • Keep Communications and Advocacy officers, Country Directors and senior-level staff informed of significant shifts in programmatic field procedures, media mentions, or potential coverage.

      Editorial
      • Identify editorial products – including printed and multi-media – that would augment advocacy, operational, fundraising, educational, and programmatic efforts of Foundation’s in-country programs; manage editorial calendar, budgets, and coordination with DC Communications and Advocacy teams.
      • Identify, recruit and supervise technical resources and consultants (photographers, freelance writers, etc.) as necessary to enhance visibility on Foundation work, programs, and initiatives specifically, as well as pediatric/women/families AIDS issues in countries across the continent where EGPAF has a presence.
      • Work with country offices on development and writing of country-specific editorial materials, including advocacy documents, donor pieces, brochures, and fact sheets.
      • Vet all materials for appropriate Foundation messaging and share with country communications officers.
      • Act as lead writer and editor for in-country remarks and speaking opportunities.
      • Liaise with Country Directors and/or Communications Officers to secure appropriate feedback and approvals of materials from in-country donors and partners as necessary, and ensure proper sign-off procedures.
      • Obtain relevant programmatic and statistical information from U.S. and in-country offices as needed to incorporate into editorial products; share this information on a regular basis with country DC Communications teams.
      • Ensure that Foundation branding and messaging is consistent in all Foundation documents and collateral; monitor adherence to donor branding policies.
      • Edit materials prepared by other writers or in-country personnel, and serve as final in-house editor and proofreader of all materials developed by country offices.
      • Apprise Communications and Programs leadership of all editorial products, written or video, proposed by country offices; receive approvals for proceeding as necessary, to include clearance through Foundation Publications Steering Committee, if warranted.
      • Train Communication Officers and country-level staff on the use and adaptation of Foundation boilerplate materials, including core messages and standard speeches.

      Required Qualifications
      • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of relevant experience in journalism, communications or public relations.
      • Experience with print and/or electronic and broadcast media and developing strategic communications initiatives.
      • Willing to live in Africa (Nairobi) and regularly travel within Africa (up to 30-40%).

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Interest in HIV/AIDS and health issues.
      • NGO and international donor/grantee compliance experience a plus.
      • Familiarity with major Africa press.
      • Ability to synthesize feedback quickly and efficiently.
      • Attention to detail.
      • Problem-solving skills.
      • Excellent communications and organizational skills, with demonstrated success working in a team environment. Pleasant, flexible, and efficient communicator by phone and e-mail.
      • French or Portuguese fluency/proficiency desirable.

      LOCAL APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

      Apply via: http://tinyurl.com/ybhxe5g