Call for Proposals, Evidence Synthesis on Market Support Interventions

Oxfam and Feinstein International Center are pleased to announce a call for proposals for a rigorous evidence synthesis on: What is the impact of different market support interventions on household food security in humanitarian crises? More information can be found at: http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/conflict-disasters/humanitarian-evidence-programme. A second question focuses on pastoralist livelihoods in humanitarian crises.

This call is part of the Humanitarian Evidence Programme, which reviews, distils and communicates evidence in order to improve humanitarian policy and practice. The Programme is UK Aid funded partnership between Oxfam and Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University. For more information, please visit: www.oxfam.org.uk/hep.

Please circulate this call to any interested colleagues, and contact me at [email protected] with any questions.

Best wishes,

Ellie
Dr. Eleanor 'Ellie' Ott | Humanitarian Evidence Programme and Communications Manager
Oxfam GB| Humanitarian Department
The Call for Proposals and Terms of Reference Market Support (PDF) found on the web page, and the application instructions below, provide more details on the application process. Individuals or teams can apply for any question; if applicants would like to apply for more than one question, separate applications for each must be made. A briefing paper accompanies each question in the annex of the Terms of Reference, detailing the Programme's interest in the research question and providing relevant information for potential review teams. Please see our Guidance Note (PDF) on conducting an evidence synthesis in the humanitarian sector.
Budget: Applicants should submit a detailed budget for the review, and value for money is a criterion for applications.
Desired criteria for applicants: Applicants may apply either individually or form teams, and they will be reviewed based on their:
· Key competencies and staff composition;
· Management, including the timetable for deliverables;
· Quality of technical proposal; and,
· Budget, ensuring value for money.
The Humanitarian Evidence Programme accepts proposals from researchers based around the world. The Programme encourages proposals from research teams in low- or middle-income countries, and proposals including such researchers in the team. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel and scored according to the criteria listed in Section 9 of the Terms of Reference.
Application process and deadlines
Applications must be submitted in a single Word or PDF Document following the application template including the points belowno later than Thursday, 19 November 2015at 17.00 GMT. No late proposals will be accepted, and incomplete proposals may result in disqualification. Applications should be sent to[email protected] stating 'Humanitarian Evidence Review Application' in the message title. The budget may be presented in the single Word/PDF document or via a separate Excel document. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
Applications should include, as specified in the application template:
· Basic information, including team composition and CVs of team members. Applicants can be individuals or teams. Teams can include members in different locations and for different pieces of the work, but must identify the Primary Investigator/team coordinator.
· Letter of interest (1 page).
· Description of key competencies, including methodological and content expertise (2 pages).
· Management plan, including the timeline (2 pages).
· Outline of your technical proposal, including proposed approach and research methodology (4 pages).
· Proposed budget. This should be presented in £GBP and must include all costs for undertaking the research. All relevant taxes and related costs must be included in the budget and cannot be charged on top. Budgets do not need to cover the cost for the final design and publication of the findings.
The Humanitarian Evidence Programme encourages proposals and research teams from low- or middle-income countries, as well as proposals including such researchers in the review team. Applicants must declare any real or potential conflicts of interest.
Any queries should be sent to [email protected] by 4 November 2015, and all answers will be posted on the Humanitarian Evidence Programme web page by 6 November 2015.

Call for Proposals, Evidence Synthesis on Pastoralist Livelihoods

Oxfam and Feinstein International Center are pleased to announce a call for proposals for a rigorous evidence synthesis on: What is the impact of food aid on pastoralist livelihoods in humanitarian crises? More information can be found at: http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/conflict-disasters/humanitarian-evidence-programme. A second question focuses on market support interventions in humanitarian crises.

This call is part of the Humanitarian Evidence Programme, which reviews, distils and communicates evidence in order to improve humanitarian policy and practice. The Programme is UK Aid funded partnership between Oxfam and Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University. For more information, please visit: www.oxfam.org.uk/hep.

Please circulate this call to any interested colleagues, and contact me at [email protected] with any questions.

Best wishes,
Ellie
Dr. Eleanor 'Ellie' Ott | Humanitarian Evidence Programme and Communications Manager
Oxfam GB | Humanitarian Department
The Call for Proposals and Terms of Reference Pastoralist Livelihoods (PDF) found on the web page, and the application instructions below, provide more details on the application process. Individuals or teams can apply for any question; if applicants would like to apply for more than one question, separate applications for each must be made. A briefing paper accompanies each question in the annex of the Terms of Reference, detailing the Programme's interest in the research question and providing relevant information for potential review teams. Please see our Guidance Note (PDF) on conducting an evidence synthesis in the humanitarian sector.
Budget: Applicants should submit a detailed budget for the review, and value for money is a criterion for applications.
Desired criteria for applicants: Applicants may apply either individually or form teams, and they will be reviewed based on their:
· Key competencies and staff composition;
· Management, including the timetable for deliverables;
· Quality of technical proposal; and,
· Budget, ensuring value for money.
The Humanitarian Evidence Programme accepts proposals from researchers based around the world. The Programme encourages proposals from research teams in low- or middle-income countries, and proposals including such researchers in the team. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel and scored according to the criteria listed in Section 9 of the Terms of Reference.
Application process and deadlines
Applications must be submitted in a single Word or PDF Document following the application template including the points belowno later than Thursday, 19 November 2015at 17.00 GMT. No late proposals will be accepted, and incomplete proposals may result in disqualification. Applications should be sent to [email protected] stating 'Humanitarian Evidence Review Application' in the message title. The budget may be presented in the single Word/PDF document or via a separate Excel document. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
Applications should include, as specified in the application template:
· Basic information, including team composition and CVs of team members. Applicants can be individuals or teams. Teams can include members in different locations and for different pieces of the work, but must identify the Primary Investigator/team coordinator.
· Letter of interest (1 page).
· Description of key competencies, including methodological and content expertise (2 pages).
· Management plan, including the timeline (2 pages).
· Outline of your technical proposal, including proposed approach and research methodology (4 pages).
· Proposed budget. This should be presented in £GBP and must include all costs for undertaking the research. All relevant taxes and related costs must be included in the budget and cannot be charged on top. Budgets do not need to cover the cost for the final design and publication of the findings.
The Humanitarian Evidence Programme encourages proposals and research teams from low- or middle-income countries, as well as proposals including such researchers in the review team. Applicants must declare any real or potential conflicts of interest.
Any queries should be sent to [email protected] by 4 November 2015, and all answers will be posted on the Humanitarian Evidence Programme web page by 6 November 2015.

Job: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Organization: FHI 360
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Nov 2015
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Description:
The Research & Evaluation (R&E) Division of FHI 360 Global Education Department provides technical leadership and support in the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and research activities across the technical areas and projects in Global Education. The R&E team works with Global Education technical teams to develop and implement a robust research agenda that advances FHI 360’s intellectual leadership in the field of international education and development. R&E fosters a continuous process of learning and evidence building, both within Global Education projects, as well as across the department, with the goal of strengthening the technical quality of project implementation and improving project outcomes in Global Education. In addition, the R&E Division carries out independent research and evaluation projects in support of priority areas within the established Global Education research agenda, using its core operational funds and competitively won project contracts.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) team is part of the R&E Division, tasked with supporting the M&E activities of ongoing Global Education projects and designing M&E approaches and plans for active Global Education proposals. META ensures a consistent approach and technical quality of M&E in Global Education, and provides support to project teams in Washington, DC and field offices around the world in the area of monitoring, evaluation and research. As part of the R&E Division, META advances the FHI 360 Global Education research agenda and common frameworks for continuous learning across projects, and facilitates knowledge sharing across project teams.
The functions of the team include:
  1. Ensuring the quality and consistency of monitoring, evaluation, and research undertaken in Global Education projects through ongoing technical support;
  2. Developing monitoring, evaluation and research plans for active Global Education proposals;
  3. Building and sustaining the capacity of a cadre of field- and home office-based staff to design, conduct and report on monitoring plans, evaluations, and research activities;
  4. Facilitating the learning and evidence building from ongoing and completed Global Education projects and interventions.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will work within the META team to support monitoring, evaluation, and research for Global Education in the following ways.
  1. Provide M&E technical support to Global Education projects in a range of locations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Technical responsibilities include:
  2. Supporting field team(s) in designing and implementing M&E activities, such as the design of the performance monitoring plan, sampling and methodology development, instrument design, data collection, and analysis of project-level data;
  3. Providing on-going technical quality assurance of M&E products on assigned Global Education projects, including baseline, midline, and endline reports, policy briefs, research briefs, technical materials that use project-level data, and other relevant M&E and research documentation;
  4. Ensuring the integrity and completeness of project-level data and all technical documentation related to the monitoring of all measurable outcomes included in the project monitoring plan or other overarching frameworks;
  5. Communicating with the META team and broader R&E team to ensure that assigned projects are adequately supported in M&E activities throughout their life, and surge capacity is provided at critical points, to ensure quality and timeliness of M&E deliverables.
  6. Facilitate knowledge sharing and learning, communicating regularly on results and activities in assigned projects and fostering evidence building on common issues across projects.
  7. Lead or contribute to the development of the M&E section for technical proposals for new Global Education projects, working with the proposal teams within assigned time frames.
  8. Serve on Global Education capture teams, supporting the development of new proposals.
  9. Contribute to the growth of the research and evaluation portfolio by leading or contributing to the development of proposals in research and evaluation, as part of the R&E Division team.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree required, Ph.D. or Ed.D preferred, in one of the following or related fields: Education Planning, Education Policy, Education Research, Education Theory, International Education, or equivalent combination of education and work experience;
  • 5-7 years of experience in international education, including at least 3 years working on M&E in education in developing country contexts;
  • Experience designing and implementing M&E and research activities in education, including primary data collection;
  • Willingness to travel to conflict-/crisis-affected countries;
  • Experience with USAID M&E strongly preferred;
  • Travel requirement: estimated 25%.
Skills:
  • Strong research methods skills, including sampling, quantitative and qualitative research design and data analysis;
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish is required; other languages a plus;
  • Strong writing skills in English required, including an ability to write clearly and concisely on short deadlines; writing skills in other languages desirable;
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills to work effectively with project staff and clients;
  • Familiarity with technology use in M&E systems;
  • Professional demeanor;
  • Ability to work as an integral part of a professional team, to set priorities, and manage high volume of activity;
  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and statistical analysis packages (Stata preferred, other packages a plus)
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

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Job: Developing a case study on the use of cash transfers in the Ebola crisis response

Organization: Cash Learning Partnership
Closing date: 30 Oct 2015
The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) aims to raise awareness of cash transfer programming as an appropriate and effective mechanism for emergency response, build capacity in the use of cash and vouchers, gather evidence through research, and encourage learning and knowledge-sharing among humanitarian actors.
The consultant should carry out ground work and a study of the literature in order to understand what this project brings in particular, such as innovation and learning, in relation to what had been done up until then by the cash transfers community of practice in the case of a health emergency/epidemic.
Skills and Competencies:
  • Experience in humanitarian health crises;
  • Solid experience of cash transfers;
  • Experience of producing a case study;
  • Fluent English, excellent written and spoken communication skills;
  • Good command of French desirable.
For more information regarding this role, including the full job description and how to apply please click here.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to send their proposal to [email protected] before 30 October 2015, including a CV and a page detailing the proposed methodology with a budget and a timetable.
Proposals can be submitted in English or French.
NOTE: Due to the urgency of this appointment, CaLP will review applications as they are received and may award the consultancy to a suitable candidate before the end of the advertisement period.
Any additional clarifications on the consultancy should be addresses to the CaLP WA RFP[email protected]

Job: Donor Engagement Officer II

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Nov 2015
Position Title: Donor Engagement Officer II - Non-USG
Department: Institutional Donor Engagement & Advancement Department (IDEA)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Band: D
FLSA: Exempt
Reports To: Director, Non-USG Public Donor Engagement
About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
Job Background:
CRS' IDEA department advances the agency's strategic position by managing and stewarding institutional donor relationships and resources, supporting the growth of CRS' business and influence, and building the capacity of staff across the spectrum of resource acquisition and management. Donor-focused units within the department provide relationship management, business development and award management expertise; deep knowledge of donor priorities and business processes; and coordination of donor engagement strategies that integrate multiple points of contact across organizational functions. The Non-USG Donor Engagement Team, newly expanded within the department, supports the establishment and expansion of institutional relationships with foreign government donors and multi-lateral organizations, providing specialized knowledge, direct support for specific opportunities and awards, research on and outreach to emerging donor entities, as well as global capacity strengthening and best practice leadership within CRS' decentralized operating model. The Donor Engagement Officer (DEO) position will sit within this team's Emerging Donor Engagement Unit (EDEU). The DEO will support agency-level positioning and contribute to the development of CRS's agency-level engagement strategy for priority donors. S/he will conduct research and analysis to build the agency's understanding of priority donors, and will support pursuit of funding opportunities, administration of awards, establishment of systems and processes to meet donor requirements, and achievement of CRS' engagement strategies for a portfolio of priority public institutional donors, including foreign bilateral, multi-lateral and emerging donor agencies.
Key Responsibilities
Research & Analysis
  • Identify and prioritize non USG public funding sources, and drive the development of CRS' competitive intelligence base about donor priorities and funding trends.
  • Research, track and analyze new business opportunities, and analyze information about CRS' performance on current programming. Maintain accurate business pipeline and performance data through CRS' online system.
  • Identify and execute appropriate actions in response to donor trends and policies. Collaborate with relevant teams, departments and divisions to support the development of CRS' organizational position and response.
  • Monitor relevant metrics to inform opportunity and revenue forecasting, improve award compliance and performance, and proactively influence donor trends.
Positioning and Donor Cultivation
  • Support the cultivation and strengthening of institutional relationships with select donors, partner organizations, and other collaborators. Assist with assessing the "fit" between donor priorities and CRS priorities.
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic engagement and positioning plans for priority donors. Support actions to help shape the donors' understanding of CRS, including organizational visibility, senior-level interaction and representation, and opportunity creation, in partnership with relevant field and HQ staff.
  • As appropriate, engage directly with donor representatives in coordination with CRS technical, senior management, and/or executive staff.
Opportunity Pursuit
  • Provide expertise to country program, regional and HQ staff regarding donor procedures and processes for accessing funding. As applicable, oversee the use of donor registrations and electronic portals.
  • Give direct technical assistance to CRS staff on capture planning, bid analysis, and proposal preparation and/or review for specific non USG donor opportunities.
  • As appropriate, serve in a key role on proposal teams.
Stewardship and Compliance
  • Research, understand, interpret, and advise country programs on donor regulations, guidance and work preferences, and requirements pertaining to programming and award management.
  • Help country programs strategize on best approaches to take with various donors to advance CRS interests, troubleshoot award administration issues.
  • As requested, review agreements, protocols, budgets and other complex donor documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with CRS policies and donor requirements. · Analyze award management, compliance and implementation issues that may impact the relationship with the donor. Liaise with relevant stakeholders and contribute to solutions to ensure compliance.
Capacity Building & Knowledge Management
  • Document and communicate lessons from proposals and ongoing grant performance to improve field and HQ management and operations.
  • Develop capacity statements, past performance references, and other materials to document and market CRS' experience with select non USG donors.
  • Develop, disseminate, train on, and model the use of tools and resources related to priority Non USG donors.
  • Contribute to the improvement and uptake of CRS' global pipeline and project information system, modeling the use of competitive intelligence and data analytics for strategic planning, end-to-end relationship management, and investment decisions.
  • In partnership with IDEA's Knowledge Management and Learning team and other relevant departments and divisions, improve CRS staff capacity and business processes in relationship management, competitive positioning, opportunity creation and pursuit, award management, and leveraging of results.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
Key Working Relationships:
External: Contacts within targeted donor agencies, relevant peer organizations and industry networks.Internal: HQ-based and field-based Overseas Operations staff and other relevant HQ departments.
Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Development, International Relations, or relevant field preferred; equivalent experience acceptable.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, including direct proposal development and/or grant or contract administration experience with institutional donors. Overseas work experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the requirements and priorities of non USG institutional donors or other emerging donors, such as DFID, the EU, the World Bank, and United Nations agencies.
  • Experience with intelligence gathering, strategic planning and donor cultivation highly desirable.
  • Experience with adult learning, training, capacity building and tools development a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and follow through on tasks.
  • Ability to both see the big picture and give attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of CRS programs, justice agenda and Catholic Social Teaching principles, a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet) required, experience with Salesforce or similar programs is a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to travel overseas as needed, up to 25%.
  • Fluency in English required; working ability in French or Spanish a plus.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities.
Disclaimer:This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job: DC Advocacy & Communications Internship - Spring 2016

Organization: Malaria No More
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 11 Dec 2015
Malaria No More is determined to end deaths from malaria. We’re helping the world get it done by engaging global leaders, rallying the public, developing innovative new approaches and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across malaria-endemic regions. Founded in 2006 by business leaders Ray Chambers and Peter Chernin, Malaria No More is working to create a world in which no one dies from a mosquito bite.
MNM's internship program offers internships for 3 to 6 months at our office in Washington, DC. We welcome student interns, particularly those with an interest in public health or international development. Our internship is unpaid. We are currently recruiting for the Spring 2016 semester.
What do you gain as an intern?
An internship with MNM will give the intern a chance to work in a small, influential advocacy organization.
What will be the type of work you will do as an intern?
· Compile research and write various Communications documents/briefs/projects, newsletters, blogs, etc.
· Assist with the development of power-point presentations and support other admin tasks
· Attend DC-based events/seminars on behalf of organization
· Provide support in preparation of conference calls, meetings, etc., including drafting meeting minutes
· Other duties as assigned
**
Are you eligible for an MNM internship?**
To qualify for an MMV internship you must meet the following requirements:
· Working towards or hold a university degree (undergraduate, Master’s or PhD)
· Fluent in English
· Interested in global health/ international development issues
· Willing to think strategically, express ideas clearly both orally and in writing, and work independently and as part of a team.

How to apply:
How to apply
This is a competitive program and candidates will be selected on merit. If you fulfill the above-mentioned criteria, please apply with the subject line “DC Spring 2016 internship – your first, last name” and sending the following materials (see below) to: [email protected].
  1. A concise cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered
  2. Your CV
No telephone calls please.

Job: Program Manager, Market Shaping

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 26 Nov 2015
Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.
Background:
CHAI is launching a new program to expand access to cancer treatment in Africa. The program will focus on engagement with pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as in-country support to the governments of Nigeria and Ethiopia. We are building a small team of ambitious, creative individuals to design the strategy and jumpstart the work.
The Problem:
The state of cancer treatment in Africa today looks similar to that of HIV in the early 2000s. There are effective tools to diagnose and treat cancer, but access is largely limited to wealthy countries. Sub-Saharan Africa’s cancer burden is significant and growing. In 2012, there were an estimated 626,400 new cases of cancer and 447,700 deaths from cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cancer incidence in Africa is projected to increase by 85% in the next fifteen years. And yet, the global market for cancer treatment functions poorly for people with cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in high prices and limited availability. Fewer than 5% of patients who need it receive chemotherapy, and more than half of the countries in Africa have no radiotherapy at all.
• Ethiopia, with a population of 92 million people, has 61,000 new cancer cases and 45,000 deaths from cancer each year. Cancer treatment is provided at one hospital in Addis Ababa, which has four oncologists, 18 beds, and two radiotherapy machines.
• Nigeria, with a population of 169 million people, has 102,000 new cancer cases and 72,000 deaths from cancer each year. Yet there are just ten medical oncologists and 20 radiation oncologists, and radiotherapy is available in only nine hospitals.
As a result, cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa is 50% more lethal than in more developed countries, with mortality-to-incidence ratio of 0.71 vs. 0.47. CHAI’s goal is to close this gap.
CHAI seeks to transform the global market for cancer treatment and achieve significant gains in treatment access that will demonstrate that investments in this area can yield scalable results. The program will include two core components: 1) global market-shaping with the goal of significantly lowering the cost of cancer treatment and 2) scale-up of access to cancer treatment in Ethiopia and Nigeria.
Location for this role is flexible to CHAI programmatic countries pending country leadership approval.
Job Requirements
The Program Manager will work to achieve affordable yet sustainable cancer treatment prices, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:
  • Lead analysis on cancer market dynamics including demand forecasting, production capacity of key manufacturers, production technologies and their costs, cost reduction strategies, product development and manufacturing timelines, and manufacturers' development and marketing strategies
  • Support analysis of cost of goods sold and other analyses to support price negotiations for low-income countries
  • Screen chemotherapy and radiotherapy suppliers, examining their product portfolio and pipeline, regulatory status and potential, and production capacity
  • Manage relationships with suppliers
  • Lead preparations of presentations, reports, and other analyses to inform global policy and increase the evidence base for high-impact interventions
  • Other activities, as needed
  • ~30% travel required
Cancer is a new program within CHAI, and the strategy towards transformational change is still being developed. Thus, we are seeking a highly motivated individual with an ability to think creatively and work effectively in an entrepreneurial environment. The Program Manager must be able to function independently and flexibly, recognizing opportunities as they arise. This role is both internally and externally focused and requires a high level of relationship management. CHAI places great value on the following qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, tenacity, independence and work ethic.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree and 5-10 years of work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment- a background in strategy consulting, pharmaceuticals, investment banking, or similar field is strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to deliver compelling presentations
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to think creatively, handle ambiguity, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
  • Strong work ethic and flexibility
Advantages:
  • Experience working in public health or the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in the commercialization / launch of new products in emerging markets
  • Advanced degree in management, public health, medicine, or other relevant fields
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/qdmpfys4sf

Job: Business Development Officer, Arlington, VA

Organization: Counterpart International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Dec 2015
Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities – our counterparts – to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.
For more information on Counterpart, please visit our website atwww.Counterpart.org
Summary:
A member of the New Business Development team, the Business Development Officer will coordinate and support Counterpart’s new business development to: (1) build on Counterpart’s program successes with innovative new program initiatives while remaining true to our vision, mission, and values; (2) make the broadest and richest impact on project beneficiaries by ensuring effective, realistic program design; and (3) institutionalize best practices, lessons learned, and successes in the program development process. All of the above will focus on agriculture and food security sector development, within the framework of the organization’s two primary practice areas: governance and civil society strengthening and community resiliency and development. The Officer will identify new business opportunities, and coordinate and support proposal development activities, including developing agendas, arranging and facilitating meetings, identifying action items, and ensuring proposal team members follow-up on tasks. The Business Development Officer also supports the editing and finalization of key proposal deliverables. This position is located at Counterpart International in Arlington, VA, and reports to the Senior Manager, New Business Development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In close collaboration with the Senior Manager, the Business Development Officer will:
· Write and edit capacity and past performance statements, management plans, staffing plans, and other sections of technical proposals, including annexes.
· Conduct desk studies and research related to program and proposal development in the agriculture and food security sector, to build technical expertise and inform program design and business growth strategy.
· Lead and manage coordination for all agriculture and food security proposals: assist with mobilization and support of proposal teams, develop proposal development calendars and checklists, schedule proposal reviews and other meetings, track progress against timeline, draft partner agreements and manage partner deliverables, prepare consultant contracts and manage consultants, arrange assessment team travel and visas, etc.
· Assist with recruitment with for consultants, proposal staffing, partner organizations, and other personnel pertinent to the preparation of proposals, interviewing potential staff and preparing resumes.
· Schedule and participate in proposal review sessions, and provide constructive feedback on program design and budget.
· Serve as point of contact with international and local partners to ensure timely deliverables (teaming agreements, technical inputs, capacity statements, key personnel CVs, etc.) in accordance with proposal calendar.
· Work with technical writers and costing/pricing team to support cost proposals.
· Oversee production, packaging, and delivery of proposals.
· Participate in external marketing efforts, including the production of marketing materials; represent Counterpart to external stakeholders including current and potential donor and partner organizations.
· Provide administrative and programmatic support to current Counterpart programs, as needed.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
· Graduate degree or relevant, commensurate experience in Agriculture, International Development, Business, or other relevant field;
· Minimum of five years of relevant experience, including working with donor agencies (USDA, USAID, US Department of State, World Bank, Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, United Kingdom Department for International Development, or similar) and international development organizations;
· Understanding of USDA and/or USAID agriculture and food security sector funding mechanisms (such as Food for Progress, Food for Education, Food for Peace, Feed the Future, etc.) demonstrated by at least one year of successful management of proposals or projects in these areas;
· Understanding of agriculture sector concepts and trends, including the clients and the organizations that work in this area.
· At least one year experience with business development for US government opportunities;
· Experience with proposal development and program design;
· Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
· Self-motivated and self-directed;
· Thorough computer software skills, namely the MS Office Suite of programs;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills (writing sample required);
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
· Willingness to travel internationally;
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
· Field experience working with development programs;
· Previous experience with program implementation, program management, and/or monitoring and evaluation;
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Walichofanywa wananchi "waliokamatwa na mapanga"

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Vituko vya Kura na wapenda Kula

Tatizo la uchaguzi wa nchi ya Bongo imekuwa kama mchezo wa mpira wa watoto uko mitaani, kila mtu amekuwa referee, katikati ya mchezo firimbi nyiingi kiasi watazamaji wanachanganyikiwa kama ni faulo au kona au mpira wa kurushwa au ni frii kiki.

Tatizo la mpira wa kitoto mitaani mkijifanya kumpiga sana chenga aliyeleta mpira usishangae akautia kwapani mpira wake, mara huyooo anayoyoma na mpira wake.

Wahenga walisema kuwa wakati ni ukuta, na ukiamua kupigana nao utaumia, na pengine kusababisha maumivu kwa wengine, na si ajabu hatimaye ukaleta maafa mabaya zaidi.

Nchi ya Bongoland kuna amani. Amani hii haikutengenezwa na yeyote kutokea kwenye jukwaa la siasa. Wala haitokani na mikopo ya IMF au ruzuku ya 'kutoka nchi wahisani'. Ni amani ya asili iliyojengwa na kudumishwa na mabibi na mababu wa nchi hii. Kama ulikuwepo uhasama baina ya wananchi wa makabila mbalimbali, mabibi na mababu hao walikwisha umaliza na kuwapatanisha wahusika ambao leo ni watani tu; wakutaniana katika misiba na sherehe.

Juhudi na mbinu za wakoloni za kutaka kutumia dini na makabila ili waendelee kutawala nazo zilishindikana. Wananchi waliungana kwa dini na makabila yao, wakawang'oa wakoloni.

Ninasema hayo kwasababu hivi sasa nchi yetu imo katika mfumo wa siasa za kidemokrasia, mfumo unaotoa haki kwa kila mwananchi kuamua kujiunga na kupigia kura chama akitakacho.

Ikiwa kama tumekubaliana kuwa na demokrasia ya mfumo wa vyama vingi basi, demokrasia hiyo iachiwe ifanye kazi yake. Na si kuwa kama watoto wanaocheza cha ndimu mitaani.

Vilevile vyombo vya dola vinapaswa kujuwa kuwa, wananchi ndio mabosi wao, kwa sababu kodi za wananchi ndio utumika kulipia mishahara yao, hizi video tunazo ziona watu wakipigwa marungu ni unyanyasaji na ni kinyume cha haki za binadamu.

Mamlaka na vyombo hivyo vitambue kuwa hakuna kikundi chochote cha wananchi kilichosusiwa uongozi wa nchi, ndio maana wananchi wote wameamua kushiriki katika kupiga kura ili kuchagua mtawala wanaye muona kuwa anafaa.

Naamini kuwa mamlaka za nchi na vyombo vya dola vinatambua majukumu yake ya kuwatumikia wananchi katika wakati huu tuliomo kwenye Uchaguzi Mkuu. Lakini ni jambo la kusikitisha kuona mambo yaliyo kinyume kabisa na matarajio ya mwananchi.

Ndio maana nauliza, mfumo wa siasa wa vyama vingi uliporudishwa nchini mwaka 1992 na kuifanya nchi hii kurejea tena kwenye mfumo wa vyama vingi, lakini mbona tunaona hali ni kinyume na mazingira ya kujenga demokrasia yakipindishwa, sasa kama hiyo demokrasia wanaifanya hivi mnataka nini badili yake?

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