Taarifa ya maamuzi 6 ya NEC: Watakaoruhusiwa na Watakaozuiliwa kupiga kura


Marekebisho ya NEC 22.10.2015 ya Ratiba ya Kampeni za Uchaguzi Mkuu



"Sugu" aiambia BBC: Wasanii wanavyoichangamkia siasa na uongozi


Kumekuwa na msisimko mkubwa miongoni mwa vijana kuhusu uchaguzi Tanzania, na jambo moja ambalo limejitokeza ni namna wanasanii wanavyoichangamkia siasa, na kugombea viti mbalimbali.

Zuhura Yunus wa BBC alikuwa nchini Tanzania hivi karibuni na kuzuru mkoani Mbeya ambapo alimwangazia na kuzungumza na Joseph Mbilinyi "Sugu" aka Mr. II.


Mahojiano maalumu: Lowassa @AzamTv - Afya, Tuhuma, Kampeni


Top 20 apps that are draining your phone's battery, storage and data


AVG Android App Report (Q2 2015) has identified the top 10 apps that drain your battery, clog your storage and use up most of your mobile data. They are divided (see the image above) into a list of apps that you run by yourself, and those that run quietly in the background, which you may not even know about.

Click here to read the entire App Report by AVG.


Best and Worst airlines in paying claims

Introducing the AirHelp ScorePlease include attribution to getairhelp.com with this graphic.

Now you can see daily images of Earth taken from space by NASA


NASA has launched a website  http://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov that will post new images each day, taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite , showing the Earth as it rotates over a 24-hour period.

Subway is stopping serving meat treated with animal antibiotics


SUBWAY® Restaurants Elevates Current Antibiotic-Free Policy U.S. Restaurants Will Only Serve Animal Proteins That Have Never Been Treated With Antibiotics


MILFORD, Conn., Oct. 20, 2015 — SUBWAY® Restaurants announced today that it has elevated its current antibiotic-free policy. The brand recently communicated a commitment to transition to only serving chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine. Today, the brand confirmed that it is beginning to transition to serving only protein from animals that have never received antibiotics across all of its 27,000+ U.S. restaurants in early 2016.

This is the latest step in SUBWAY’s journey to make its menu even better by offering only the high-quality, affordable menu items that today’s customers are seeking. In June 2015, the brand announced that it would remove all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from its sandwiches, salads, soups and cookies in North America by the end of 2017. 

Beginning in March 2016, SUBWAY® customers across the U.S. will able to order meals made with chicken raised without antibiotics. Turkey raised without antibiotics will be introduced in 2016, with a completed transition expected within 2-3 years, and pork and beef raised without antibiotics will follow within six years after that. 
  • Chicken will be completed by the end of 2016. 
  • Turkey will be introduced in 2016, with a completed transition expected within 2-3 years.
  • Pork and Beef will be completed in 2025. 
“Today’s consumer is ever more mindful of what they are eating, and we’ve been making changes to address what they are looking for,” said Dennis Clabby, executive vice president of SUBWAY’s Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC). “A change like this will take some time, particularly since the supply of beef raised without antibiotics in the U.S. is extremely limited and cattle take significantly longer to raise. But, we are working diligently with our suppliers to make it happen.” 

“Given the size and scope of the Subway brand, this commitment is the largest of its kind in the restaurant industry,” added Clabby. “We hope that this commitment will encourage other companies in our industry to follow our lead, and that, together, this will drive suppliers to move faster to make these important changes for consumers.” 

About SUBWAY® restaurants 
Customers in 111 countries have easy access to a fresh line-up of vegetables for their made-to-order sandwiches and salads at any of the more than 44,000 franchised locations. The company, founded 50-years-ago is still a family-owned business with thousands of dedicated franchisees/entrepreneurs in neighborhoods around the world, providing easy access to vegetables, detailed nutrition, dietary, and healthy lifestyle information. 

About Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC) 
IPC is an independent SUBWAY® franchisee-owned and operated purchasing cooperative. IPC works with SUBWAY’s Franchise World Headquarters LLC (FWH) to negotiate the lowest costs for purchased goods and services, while improving quality, enhancing competitiveness and ensuring the best value to franchisees and their customers. Founded in 1996, IPC's mission is to help SUBWAY® franchisees be more profitable and competitive – today and for the future. 

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US FCC starts publicly shaming robocallers and telemarketers every week


The United States of America Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which receives informal consumer complaints about unwanted robocalls and telemarketing calls, has taken a step further against those calls and announced that from now on, it will release data on robocall and telemarketing complaints every week. 
The data is released in form of a spreadsheet (Download Spreadsheet Data (csv) of  complaints filed as of Oct. 1, 2015) and it includes date and time call received, type of message (e.g. prerecorded), complainant’s state, and caller ID phone number.

FCC hopes cellular providers and developers will build stronger "do not disturb" tools that take advantage of the data.

Job: Senior Director of Financial Systems - ACDI/VOCA, USA

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 22 Nov 2015
Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.
We are seeking a D.C.-based Senior Director of Financial Systems who will be responsible for the overall operation of the Unit 4 Agresso Business World application globally and will report to the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Financial Officer in the execution of their duties. This individual works closely with finance and accounting staff to plan, test and deploy the application in overseas project offices and guides the development and extension of application functionality in headquarters.
Essential Responsibilities:
• Understand and support ACDI/VOCA’s implementation of Unit 4’s Agresso application, and seek opportunities to extend the application’s functionality to meet organizational needs.
• Work closely with financial accounting and other stakeholders from across the organization to understand the organization’s needs with regard to financial accounting, reporting and compliance.
• Develop and maintain an implementation methodology for the deployment of Agresso to overseas field offices.
• Provide guidance and oversight during overseas field office Agresso implementations.
• Explore opportunities for integration between the financial system and other ACDI/VOCA applications such as Concur, SharePoint, and Ultipro.
• Work closely with Unit 4 to understand their development roadmap for Agresso and identify opportunities for upgrades to ACDI/VOCA’s platform.
• Assist the VP for IT and CFO in planning for and budgeting expansions of Agresso features and functionalities, as well as implementation in field offices.
• Plan, schedule, coordinate and oversee major software upgrades, new releases, and installation of related software applications; organize and assign test teams, develop implementation schedule and work tasks, and manage the implementation of custom changes to the corporate financial management system.
• Oversee development of a global Agresso support framework composed of Help Desk ticketing and capacity building of project accounting staff to provide direct support to field office implementations.
• Plan and direct the activities of the Senior Financial System Specialist.
• Work closely with the Sr. Financial System Specialist to develop new financial analysis and reporting tools.
• Ensure the security and resilience of the Agresso platform globally.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting information systems, computer science, accounting, or other related field; with a minimum of ten years’ work experience in financial systems analysis and support required. Candidates must have demonstrated advanced knowledge (5+ years) experience serving as a technical/functional lead for a major off-the-shelf financial system application such as Oracle Financials, Lawson, SAP, Great Plains, Agresso, or Solomon. A minimum of three years specific experience in the deployment, operation, and support of Unit 4’s Agresso application is required. Candidates must also have expert knowledge in requirements gathering and analysis, system design, developing test plans, and delivering end-user trainings. Fluency in English required. French and/or Spanish language skills a plus. The ability and willingness to travel internationally is required.

How to apply:
Please apply online at http://www.acdivoca.org/jobs or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/SLD, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20001 or fax +1 202 469 6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job: Media Specialist UNICEF, New York

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 12 Nov 2015
We’re looking for a dedicated communication professional who wants to use his/her skills and proven experience to promote the rights of children.
As part of our global media team, you will help give voice to children across the globe by communicating and advocating the issues that affect them. You will reach out to international media to pitch stories, arrange interviews, organize press events and build partnerships with major media. You will advise senior managers on media opportunities and potential risks. You will craft messages, write media materials, and place UNICEF materials in mainstream and online outlets.
Your work may involve short-term travel to support UNICEF’s response to emergencies or crises in difficult and complex environments.
If you have at least 5 years of experience in media or public relations, if you have a good understanding of development issues and international media, and an advanced degree in a related field (or at least 7 years of experience if you don't) we want to hear from you now.
How to apply:
For more details, all minimum requirements and how to apply go to http://bit.ly/1jD4cEg
Don't just change your job. Change lives.

Internship: Conference - International AIDS Society, Switzerland

Organization: International AIDS Society
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 06 Nov 2015
****Internship - Advertisement:****
Durban has been selected to host the 21stInternational AIDS Conference from 17th to 22nd July 2016 (AIDS 2016). The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.
The International AIDS Conference is the largest international meeting on a single health issue, where every two years between 15,000 - 22,000 participants representing all stakeholders in the global response to HIV meet to assess progress and identify future priorities. With more than 1,500 international journalists expected to attend, the conference is the single most widely-covered HIV event in the world.
Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic. The International AIDS Society (IAS) will organize AIDS 2016 in collaboration with international and local partners.
More information on AIDS 2016 can be found at www.aids2016.org.
****Details of Internship:****
The intern will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Conference. The internship is full-time and will last 7 months from 4th January 2016 to 31st July 2016.
****Purpose of the Internship:****
The Conference Intern will be responsible for assisting the Conference team in the preparation of the AIDS 2016 Conference.
****Main Responsibilities:****
  • Support the conference team in inviting session chairs and speakers for conference sessions (Jan-July, 20 days): preparing invitations, compiling and tracking replies, inviting back-ups, sending session links and guidelines, answering all general inquiries;
  • Support the conference team by drafting and prepping relevant communications to committee members and session participants (emails, key documents, etc…);
  • Support the fraud hunt process, identifying potentially plagiarized submissions (February – 5 days, May – 5 days);
  • Administrative tasks such as updating documents, organizing online archives;
  • Support preparations of committee meetings: logistics, drafting documents and PowerPoint presentations;
  • Read and respond to inquiries to the conference inboxes;
  • Support the conference team in the CME application process (drafting document, support to managing conflict of interests form for session participants, etc…);
  • Support the conference team inputting and updating the session planner (session database);
  • Setup and write minutes from team meetings.
Perform additional tasks as requested by the Director, Conference.
****Academic Qualifications:****
  • Currently studying or recently graduated in social science, public health, development, international relations or a related field is required. Candidates expressing a keen interest in this area of work will also be considered.
****Experience: (previous internships)****
  • Previous work in organizing conferences and events would be an asset;
  • Experience working in an international context.
****Skills/Competencies:****
  • Attention to detail and excellent organization
  • Understanding of project management
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to cope with stress and meet tight deadlines
****Languages:****
  • Excellent written and oral English language communication skills. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
****Benefits from this internship:****
The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:
  • Event and project management
  • Programme development
  • International relations and communication
  • Public health and HIV
****Stipend:**** 2’000.- CHF/month gross (full time).
How to apply:
This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduatewilling to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to [email protected] by Friday 6th November 2015.
Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.
The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work.People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internship: Case Management - International Rescue Committee

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 06 Nov 2015
BACKGROUND:The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 22 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
SCOPE OF WORK:
This year, the IRC Baltimore Regional Office will be resettling Burmese, Bhutanese and Iraqi refugees. The Resettlement Services Program is the first point of contact for newly arrived refugees and offers support, guidance and counseling though all stages of resettlement. The Case Management Team provide initial services to orient refugees to life in the U.S., including (but not limited to) securing housing, addressing medical concerns, registering children in school, applying for Social Security and Maryland ID cards, and linking refugees to our internal and mainstream services. Case managers also offer counseling in home-budgeting, crisis intervention, family counseling and other areas of social adjustment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • The Case Management Intern will assist the Case Managers and refugees with the following tasks:
  • MTA orientation (to IRC, health clinic, job, shopping centers)
  • Activation of EBT cards for food stamps
  • Follow-up with DFCS on public assistance issues
  • Obtaining Maryland IDs for newly arrived refugees
  • Assisting refugees with doctor’s appointments and researching appropriate medical providers for refugees and/or low-income families
  • Registering refugee children for school
  • Securing housing and furniture for newly arrived refugee families
  • Providing general administrative support
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Learn core services and rights provided to refugees in their first eight months in the United States, and learn proper documentation for having provided these services.
  2. Develop resourcefulness and the ability to work independently within different situational contexts, ranging from regular services to emergency situations.
  3. Develop effective communication and cultural competency with people from a variety of cultures, education levels and backgrounds.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • An interest in international and refugee issues
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
  • Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting
  • Computer literacy – preferably with PC systems
  • A car is preferred but not required. Driver's license required for those driving.
TIME COMMITMENT:
  • Summer interns are required to work at least 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for the entire summer. Interns who can intern full-time (40 hours a week) are strongly preferred.
  • Fall and Spring interns are required to work at least 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 12 weeks in the Fall and Spring
Reports to: Case Manager
Position: Unpaid Internship

How to apply:
Please apply using our online system. http://www.rescue.org/careersYou can also prioritize your application by sending your resume, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references directly to the Volunteer Coordinator [email protected] and with the following information listed in the cover letter:
-projected start/end date (noting that we have a 3-month minimum for our internships)
-days and number of hours of availability during the work week (for example: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-5pm)
-whether or not you would have access to a car in which you would be willing to drive with the refugees and asylees we serve to access social services
We look forward to reviewing your application!
IRC leading the way From Harm To Home.

Job: Program Officer, PACT, Washington, D.C

Organization: Pact
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 21 Nov 2015
Program Officer, Washington, D.C.
Requisition Number 15-0166
City Washington D.C.
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Department Overview
Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Officer contributes to realizing this purpose by:
• Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect;
• Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently;
• Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications;
• Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications;
• Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all;
• Cultivating and harvesting innovation;
• Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
Position Purpose
Reporting to the Southern Africa and Francophone Africa Regional Director, the Program Officer will work collaboratively with the Pact Country Offices, the Program Delivery team, and other departments and staff to ensure necessary project planning, development and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
Key Responsibilities
The Program Officer duties include:
• Providing management, operational and administrative support to projects as needed
• Maintaining full knowledge of the country office and project issues, including the operational environment and potential risks
• Helping Country Directors and in-country teams assess and mitigate risks associated with working in the country
• In collaboration with the country office, monitoring budgets and workplans; identifying and helping to address gaps and challenges
• Tracking financial reports and working with country offices to prevent cost overruns and under-runs
• Coordinating startup and closeout processes for projects and country offices
• Training country offices on Pact operations and tools
• Maintaining relationships and coordinating with counterparts in donor agencies
• Providing technical support to country offices and projects, as applicable
• Promoting integration of information and knowledge management in the organization
• Providing writing and editing support to country offices
• Traveling to country offices to provide project support as needed.
The PO also contributes by:
• Tracking business development opportunities and contributing to proposal development efforts
• Providing mentoring and guidance to the team members
• Reporting on unit activities to immediate supervisor and escalating issues, as needed with appropriate level of discernment
• Participating in Program Delivery team-wide meetings and initiatives
• Cooperating and promoting collaboration with the Program Advancement team
• Ensuring project intellectual capital is properly captured, filed and disseminated
• Participating in the recruitment of operational and management staff as required
• Performing other related tasks as needed.
Basic Requirements
• BA and at least 6 years of experience or MA and at least 4 years of experience (or equivalent)
• Background in public health, capacity development, and/or natural resource management
• Ability to travel regularly and at short notice; Ability to travel for extended periods of time.
• Experience working overseas especially Southern Africa
• Experience supporting international donor-funded programs, particularly USAID-funded contracts
• Strong skills in management and coordination of multiple activities and teams. Able to multi-task
• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and cross cultural skills
• Highly motivated with strong attention to detail.
• Fluency in English
Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in a related field
• At least 4 years of project management experience in international development
• At least 2 years of experience living and working in a developing country in a related field

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org

Job: Communications Specialist - ECO Project

Organization: Engility Corporation
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Oct 2015
International Resources Group (IRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Engility, seeks an experiencedCommunication Specialistwith direct experience in working on Energy and Infrastructureprojects to work on the USAID Environmental Communications, Learning and Outreach (ECO) program, which is designed to assist the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment (E3) in meeting its objectives in training, communications, knowledge management, and facilitation in the Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM), Global Climate Change (GCC), and Energy and Infrastructure (EI) sectors.
The ECO program provides USAID staff and the broader development community with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to design, implement, monitor and evaluate quality programming, as well as develop and enhance communications and information management systems that facilitate knowledge sharing and learning for improved development impact.
Job Summary:
The Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing the E3/EI’s communication strategy through close collaboration with the Energy Division (E) Chief and Engineering and Urban Division (EU) Chief. The position serves as the principal liaison with the USAID/E3 Planning, Learning, and Communication Office (PLC) and the USAID Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA). The E3/EI Office consists of 27 specialists in clean energy, engineering and urban planning to support the design, implementation and monitoring of USAID infrastructure projects, including high profile initiatives such as Power Africa, Partnership for Growth and Powering Agriculture. With an annual budget of approximately $12.8 million in fiscal year 2015, the EI Office is an essential service provider, repository of technical expertise, and “force multiplier” for the agency’s missions world-wide. The Communications Specialist will report to and be supported by the ECO Communications and Reporting Task Manager, in close collaboration with the ECO Chief of Party and ECO Operations Manager.
This position is dedicated to the ECO project and is contingent upon continued project/client need and is expected to last at least one-year. The individual will be based out of Training Resources Group Headquarters in Arlington, VA but will spend significant time at USAID’s Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.
Primary Role and Responsibilities
Strategy, Research, Network and Collection (35%)
  • Lead development and implementation of a communications strategy for the EI Office, for both internal and external audiences;
  • Lead EI Office communication efforts, ensuring that EI Office projects and work are effectively described to target audiences and to the general public;
  • Independently plan, develop and manage the EI Office public information program, providing vision and guidance to EI Divisions on preparation of information products;
  • Identify target audiences (e.g. US Congressional staff, USAID Bureaus and Mission staff, other US Government Agencies, and the media) and maintain personal contact with these target audience members in order to tailor an appropriate strategy to meet their needs;
  • Lead design, development and maintenance of internal and external usaid.gov websites on energy and infrastructure, ensuring accuracy and relevance. Promote and market the website to target audiences; and
  • Design and maintain database of EI Office contacts and correspondents.
Drafting & Managing Content (35%)
  • Draft/create or edit new public information materials such as USAID infrastructure success stories, fact sheets, articles, etc.;
  • Respond to inquiries from the public and target audiences for in-depth target information;
  • Assist with the design and preparation of internal communications products such as briefing books and portfolio review presentations and help polish EI staff external presentations and other communications products;
  • Establish and maintain a database of relevant infrastructure-related development data, policies, press clips and success stories suitable for the website;
  • Draft speeches and talking points for the EI Office Director, Division Chiefs and others;
  • Coordinate outreach to the Missions to alert them of specific EI resources, events, and news;
  • Manage social media and help push out infrastructure related news and stories, including interfacing with the GCC social media campaigns; and
  • Assist with organizing EI events, such as E3 Open House exhibits, retreats, project- specific events, etc.
Program Management (25%)
  • Collect and synthesize up-to-date information on the range of USAID infrastructure activities through regular consultations with Bureau and Mission staff and partners and review of performance reports;
  • Prepare and regularly update written briefing materials on EI projects;
  • As necessary, liaise with communications officers of EI implementing partners to assist them with applying USAID communications and branding rules and procedures;
  • Prepare reports for USAID field offices, describing major infrastructure programmatic issues, events and accomplishments;
  • Manage and update programmatic databases (e.g. EI Office performance data); and
  • Keep abreast of LPA and PLC clearance processes and guidance, and assist EI staff with obtaining appropriate clearances for their communications products.
Other Duties as Required (5%)
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time and filed on the shared file drive.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, journalism, information management or related field.
  • At least six to eight years of progressively responsible work experience with demonstrated success in a communications role.
  • Previous exposure to technical content related to energy, engineering and urban development in developing countries.
  • Previous experience with USAID.
  • Must develop thorough understanding of EI Office and the broader portfolio of USAID infrastructure activities. Knowledge of international and local information network is required.
  • Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to write for a variety of audiences and communications media.
  • Able to work cooperatively with multiple staff members with diverse communication needs;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Detail oriented, flexible and able to work effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Tech savvy, including experience with web content management systems, social media and email marketing services.
  • Able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Able to regularly monitor and evaluate communications analytics.
  • Be creative and resourceful.
How to apply:
Please apply for this position directly through our website: https://careers-engility.icims.com/jobs/14840/communications-specialist---eco-project/job

Job: Digital Operations Support, UNICEF

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 04 Nov 2015
The Digital Strategy Section (DSS) within the Division of Communication comprises Web, Social Media and Multimedia teams working together to create compelling public-facing content and to provide digital services within the organization. Through multiple platforms and in multiple languages, DSS draws attention to the many facets of UNICEF’s work, encouraging public support, participation and action, as well as ensuring greater transparency and accountability.
Web stories, blog entries, photo essays, Facebook posts, Twitter campaigns, and videos for distribution via UNICEF.org, YouTube, news media and other outlets and platforms – all are a part of our digital storytelling. By measuring and testing our efforts, we also use data to inform content and engagement choices.
Proposed rationale and context of the assignment:
UNICEF has established a Digital Governance Framework, which includes an initial set of digital policies and standards. The digital governance work is a foundation piece of UNICEF’s Digital Transformation Project, which includes a new content strategy and a new approach to underlining technologies that support UNICEF digital ecosystem.
The digital governance work for UNICEF focuses on the implementation of the newly established digital governance framework. Under the overall direction of the Technical and Governance Lead at Digital Strategy/Division of Communication, and in collaboration with the Digital Governance Coordinator, the Digital Operations Support Consultant will manage the digital governance support queue (ongoing questions from the field, dissemination of SOP etc) as well as managed different monitoring tools such as the brand protection services dashboard. In addition, the consultant will provide support for the work related to policy and standards working sessions, as well as the work needed to support the sessions of the Digital council.
For more information, see the attached TERMS OF REFERENCE.
Responsibilities:
  • The consultant will help establish the digital governance support queue and will be responsible for providing level 1 and 2 support. Once the mechanism to receive queries is in place, the analyst will collect, monitor and address queries related to digital governance. Within an agreed time frame, the consultant will triage the queries and provide answers based on existing procedures (level 1 support) and initiate actions (level 2 support). The analyst will escalate to Governance Lead and Coordinator those queries that go beyond level 1 and 2 support.
  • Provide monthly reports on the type and frequency of queries received
  • Manage, apply and communicate any relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) identified as part of digital governance to both people in UNICEF Headquarters and field offices.
  • Monitor “UNICEF online brand” using brand protection services dashboard
  • Support the Governance Lead and Coordinator in facilitating policy and standards working sessions
  • Provide support on capacity building sessions including info sessions, webinars etc.
  • Monitor and participate in Yammer Digital community around digital governance matters
  • Support communication and operation needs related to digital governance implementation including:
  • Participate in the Digital Transformation Project when relevant (governance, capacity building
  • Provide support for the sessions of the Digital Council and of the Digital Transformation Project in its role of the most senior Digital Governance body
  • Provide support for the creation and management of the Resources Center within Digital labs, UNICEF Digital Community of Practices, using UNICEF’s corporate Intranet Tool
  • Provide support in the creation and establishment of any needed Long Term Agreements for digital services for UNICEF
  • Provide support to other work streams identified as part of the implementation of Digital Governance
Qualifications or specialized knowledge/ experience required:
  • University degree in journalism, communication, public relations, social sciences, management, project management, information technology or other relevant field; or equivalent professional work experience,
  • Excellent communications skills both in writing and in-person
  • Possess strong organizational and detail oriented skills
  • Self-motivated and results oriented
  • Strong knowledge of digital communications: both websites and social media
  • Experience with providing support to users be it for digital communications or another field
  • Familiarity with elements needed for creating and maintaining a web presence, including CMS, hosting, design
  • Experience managing/contributing to web site and or social media account, other than for personal use
  • Experience organizing workshops or working sessions related to digital, digital capacity
  • Experience with and/or desire to work in a non-profit organization preferred
  • Proven ability to deliver under tight deadlines
  • Experience conducting web site evaluations or revisions a plus
  • Knowledge of another UN official language a plus
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team

How to apply:
Applications should be sent to: [email protected] by 4 November 2015. When sending to this mailbox, please ensure that the position you are applying for, ‘Digital Operations Support’, is quoted on the subject line. Applicants MUST submit their resume along with a signed and dated (not typed) UNICEF P-11. Please send details of the daily fee/rate (in USD) you are willing to accept for the performance of this job. Please state whether negotiable or non-negotiable.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: Procurement Coordinator, MSH

Organization: Management Sciences for Health
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 22 Nov 2015
Under the overall direction of the Director of International Procurement, the MSH Procurement Coordinator is responsible for supporting procurement activities with the purchasing of goods and commercial services in accordance with donor regulations and MSH policies through competitive solicitations and for assisting with the purchasing of goods and commercial services not delegated to the MSH country offices. The MSH Procurement Coordinator is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.
Assist with the Procurement of Goods and Commercial Services in compliance with MSH procurement policy, purchasing procedures and donor regulation (70%)
(The actions below will mainly take place with MSH purchasing system, ProActis)
  • With the review of the Sr. Procurement Analysts and/or Procurement Officers:
  • Assist with receiving Purchase Requests and creating Purchase Orders, tracking status of procurement actions, and providing on-going feedback to project and office staff on next steps. Continue tracking throughout the process, up to and including delivery of goods to final destination.
  • Assist with preparing documents such as Request for Quotations (RFQs) and complete terms and conditions, emailing RFQs to vendors, tracking receipt of quotes/proposals, analysing quotes/proposals, selecting vendors, developing purchase orders/contracts, and ensuring written prior approval is received from the donor when required prior to making a purchase.
  • Assist with developing and issuing Request for Proposals (RFPs) and maintaining resulting contracts.
  • Ensue regular Clearance Verifications are obtained on all active vendors.
  • Processing invoices (reconcile with purchase order, packing slip, and confirmation of receipt) for all purchases.
  • Reconcile the MSH corporate credit cards used for purchasing.
Assist with the procurement of Restricted Commodities (10%)
  • Assisting in the procurement of restricted commodities.
Support the Procurement Unit of the Corporate Contracts Office on assigned country Operational Support Teams (20%)
  • Support the Procurement Unit of the Corporate Contracts Office on any operational team meetings for assigned countries.
  • Assist in the mentoring process for country staff receiving procurement delegation.
  • Provide support with ongoing training and monitoring of delegated procurement functions for assigned countries.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 0-2 years’ experience
Preferred
  • 1-2 years’ administrative experience
Knowledge and Skills
  • Good customer service and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in automated purchasing systems preferred, specifically Proactis.
  • French language skills preferred .
  • Experience in administration of complicated processes.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
Competencies
  • Ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently.
Physical Demands
  • Keyboard use, Pulling drawers, Lifting papers <10lbs.,
  • International travel may be required
EEO Statement
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
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Job: Wildlife Protection Specialist, USAID Project - Tanzania

Organization: Engility Corporation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Nov 2015

Job: Recruitment Manager - Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods

Organization: Canada World Youth
Country: Canada
Closing date: 06 Nov 2015