Job: Global Affairs and Partnerships Team Coordinator - Search for Common Ground (USA)

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Affairs and Partnerships Team Coordinator provides administrative and logistical support to Search's policy work. S/he will support the successful implementation of grants for advocacy, including donor reporting and compliance, financial management, event coordination, and logistics. This is a temporary position through the end of May, with the potential for extension pending future funding and Coordinator performance.

  • Coordinate multiple grants focused on policy relating to conflict and peacebuilding;
  • Support planning and coordination of grant activities, including travel, logistics, and meetings;
  • Ensure compliance and implementation of SFCG policies and practices;
  • Maintain budget and track expenditures/transactions;
  • Represent SFCG at donor and partner meetings as appropriate;
  • Oversee project administration, including developing and managing the workplan and resources;
  • Collaborate with other project focal points in regional and country programs;
  • Plan and execute public events;
  • Ensure timely project reporting.
  • Available immediately;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a social science;
  • At least four years of experience in peace-building, civil society engagement, development and/or related fields;
  • The ability to work in the United States without visa sponsorship;
  • Experience working with donors and partner organizations;
  • Experience coordinating complex, sensitive projects;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management;
  • Excellent communication skills, including both spoken and written;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to build and conduct effective professional working relationships, both internally and externally;
  • Spoken and written fluency in English;
  • Fluency in French, Arabic, and/or an additional language is advantageous;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Sharepoint is advantageous
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

How to apply:

To Apply: Please send cover letter, current resume, and salary expectation through our application system. Please be sure to include your earliest start date. No phone calls please. Please be sure to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls. Closing date for applications is January 18, 2017. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.orgfor full details of our work.

Job: Security Risk Advisor (UK)

Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017


OTHER SOLUTIONS Consulting (OSC) provides four types of risk management services: operational support; training; analysis; and crisis management. A fast-growing small business of 7 permanent staff and a pool of 180 international consultants at the moment, OSC ensures that its corporate and non-profit clients understand their operational threat and reduce their vulnerability in high-risk areas, mainly Western, Central and Eastern Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and increasingly Western Europe.

About the candidate

Other Solutions Consulting is looking for a highly motivated, competent security risk professional with at least 5 years’ experience working with the NGO sector. The candidate will have experience working in various environments and with varied multicultural teams.

Flexibility, integrity and professionalism drives the team at OSC so the candidate must be happy handling multiple projects to tight deadlines within our expanding team of risk management professionals.

The security advisor will work with clients who have varied technical security risk management capabilities and must be able to work in strategic and operational contexts at a high professional level.

  • At least 5 years’ experience as safety or/and security manager within an international NGO, media or private company.
  • Experience with security risk management and assessment principles and practices.
  • Experience of operating in conflict and post conflict environments.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Experience in adult learning skills.
  • Good understanding of NGOs’ duty of care requirement.
  • French and English Fluency, additional languages a bonus.

“Elegance under pressure” (a.k.a. “grace”) and sense of humor a big, big plus in a small team
The position

The Security Advisor role fits within our dynamic team.

The successful applicant’s primary focus will be to engage directly with OSC’s clients to provide security risk advice and trainings with the objective of supporting our clients to achieve the right level of duty of care for their staff, assets, programmes and reputation.

The role will require travel to high risk locations to advise and train teams on a broad range of safety and security management practices.

OSC offers a competitive package for the right candidate, depending on experience.

The candidate must be eligible to work in the UK. OSC will not sponsor a visa for the position.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

OTHER SOLUTIONS Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and treats all workers and job applicants equally and fairly irrespective of their sex, marital status, civil partnership status, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, national origin, culture, religion, age, or disability.

Submit your proposal - 2017 British Council Going Global

Going Global provides an open forum for world education leaders – those in the non-compulsory education sector with decision making responsibilities – to debate issues surrounding global higher and further education, and to discuss collaborative solutions.

We are therefore seeking innovative, agenda-setting proposals that will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and insights across borders. We welcome challenging perspectives, and are especially interested to hear from thought leaders anticipating and driving future agendas.

Successful proposals will engage with the conference theme Global cities: connecting talent, driving change. For further information visit our theme page.

The deadline for speaker proposals has now passed, however it is still possible to propose a poster to be displayed at the conference and discussed with delegates. The deadline to submit your proposal is Friday 3 February 2017.