Financial Program Manager

World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church is looking for a full-time Financial Program Manager.

This position is responsible for World Renew’s (WR) grant financial management by providing support to the home office Grants Managers and Special Donor Funds (grants only) in financial management. Specifically, ensuring field compliance with grants and providing training when necessary to ensure this, and ensuring World Renew’s overall successful performance in financial management for grants/special funds administered by the Program Excellence Team.

Responsibilities

1. Oversight of the financial side of proposals, applications, preparation

 a. Perform detailed review and quality control of active proposals, including required budget schedules, proformas, budget spreadsheets, and budget narratives

 b. Set and maintain standards, templates, and tools for preparing quality cost proposals as required by donor and documenting and storing required files

 c. Assist WR field staff with their work with local partner organizations to develop grant sub-award budgets for inclusion in larger proposals that require detailed sub-award budgets; and provide high quality review and feedback on proposal budgets

2. Financial management of grants

 a. Monitor financial details related to grants, including fund transfer dates, transfer amounts, field expenditures and cost share expenditures

 b. Ensure that costs directly charged to external grants comply with the grant agreement. Work with finance staff to ensure that these costs are correctly coded in the general ledger, and appropriately reported to the donor

 c. Working with appropriate Program Excellence (PE) team staff, coordinate financial reporting to meet external donor requirements on a timely basis

 d. Consolidate financial reports from multiple countries/partners (sometimes with multi-currencies) to prepare donor reports

 e. Provide financial reports as needed for analysis of spending activity on a grant.

 f. Undertake periodic project visits for financial data reviews, financial training, or workshop presentations as part of overall project monitoring as required in donor budget agreement or when deemed critical for successful implementation of the grant

Qualifications

1. Professing membership in a Christian Reformed congregation, or of a church in ecclesiastical fellowship with the CRCNA, and agreement with the doctrine of the church signified by signing a covenant statement

 2. Demonstrated competence in effective in-person and written communication

 3. Strong interpersonal skills; flexible and adaptable team player

 4. Motivated and able to network with a wide variety of stakeholder groups with diverse value systems and cultures

 5. Excellent analytical skills

 6. Excellent organizational and project management skills and demonstrated ability to manage several complex projects at once

 7. Demonstrated competency in various computer applications, fundraising databases, Google products, Microsoft Office (Excel), and familiarity with Grants.gov, Devex, Workspace, cybergrants, and other online grant submission forms and tools

 8. Knowledge of federal regulations governing grant/financial management, and audits

 9. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others

 10. Demonstrated commitment to promote gender equality in all aspects of World Renew’s programming, plans, policies and organizational structure

 11. Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally, possibly with short notice

 12. Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision

For the full job description, please visit our website at: https://www.worldrenew.net/careers.  Those interested in applying should do so online, on or before August 24, 2018.

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Program Manager, Digital Marketing and Communications

Are you passionate about marketing and using your skills to help people living in poverty? We have an opportunity for you! We have a full time opening for a Program Manager, Digital Marketing and Communications within our Constituency Relations (CORE) team and will be responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating, and upgrading digital marketing campaigns. The successful candidate will put digital skills to work drawing more people to the life changing ministry of World Renew, generating leads and acquiring new donors for World Renew's disaster response and poverty alleviation ministry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Shape the digital constituent experience through the entire donor journey, telling a brand story and driving effectiveness at every step
  2. Create advanced data-driven constituent segments that can be utilized for targeted new donor acquisition
  3. Work collaboratively with extended constituency relations teams (donor and church relations, volunteer programs) to maximize use of data and other teams’ communications channels
  4. Manage marketing agencies and contractors for content creation and marketing project development and evaluation
  5. Collaborate with Marketing and Communications team for shared campaign content development
  6. Manage World Renew’s digital platforms for design, content, and functionality including the website(s), online giving platforms, social media pages
  7. Evaluate emerging technologies; provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate

Qualifications

  1. Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC signified by signing a covenant statement
  2. Committed to working towards gender equality in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
  3. Demonstrated digital design and marketing experience in cross channel strategy
  4. Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform, and motivate
  5. Excellent interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to accomplish work goals through collaboration
  6. Disciplined, self-motivated and proactive work style
  7. Proven organizational and project management skills with attention to detail and ability to meet multiple deadlines
  8. Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  9. Experience in Luminate Online or similar system preferred
  10. Demonstrated advanced skills in MS Office programs required; knowledge of HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash an asset

More information on the position can be found on our website at: https://www.worldrenew.net/careers. Interested candidates should apply online at: https://www.worldrenew.net/careers on or before September 6, 2018.

Finance Assistant

World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church, is looking for a part-time experienced Finance Assistant to support the success of the Chief Financial Officer and other home office functions. The position will be based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and the person will work 20 hours in a week.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist with budget preparation
  2. Prepare, including drafting and editing, correspondence and reports, and presentations (monthly financial reports, prepare emails, update PowerPoint presentation)
  3. Prepare, process, review and approve billings, check requests, expense reports, and credit card accounts
  4. Schedule appointments and handle the logistics for meetings and travel
  5. Record and distribute minutes from assigned meetings
  6. Respond to general requests for information and materials and ensure proper handling of all general correspondence
  7. Organize and maintain all correspondence, files and records
  8. Routine copying, printing and gathering of information, as needed
  9. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  1. Able to support the mission, vision, and values of the CRCNA
  2. Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work with little supervision
  3. Patience and humility in dealing with many different personalities, age groups, values and cultures
  4. Attention to detail and creativity along with a demonstrated flexibility in responding to and completing tasks
  5. Computer skills and ability to quickly learn new computer applications
  6. Demonstrated ability in working with spreadsheets
  7. Knowledge of Google products including Email, Calendar, Drive
  8. Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in a team environment
  9. Good writing and proofreading skills with thorough knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and general business English skills
  10. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others
  11. Committed to working towards gender equality in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure

Additional Information

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  2. At least two years of work experience in an office setting

Interested candidates should apply online at our website: https://www.worldrenew.net/careers on or before August 22, 2018

Donor Relations Administrative Director

Job Tittle: Donor Relations Administrative Director

This position works in close consultation with the Director and Associate Director to manage primarily internal coordination necessary for the smooth functioning of the Donor Relations department and network. The position is the main Donor Relations liaison with the Program department. The position collaborates on policy development, and is responsible for the department budgeting process, and strategic reporting. The position collaborates with the Communications department to develop fundraising content for communication with donors and supervises the Project Discovery Positions.

MCC is undertaking a fundraising campaign that culminates in early 2021. This position is being created to manage some of the ongoing work of the department during the campaign. The future of this position will be reviewed during 2020.

Location: Akron, PA

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/donor-relations-administrative-director

Application close date: August 27. 2018.

Intern - Grant Writing & Project Planning for Health & Development Programs

Job Tittle: Intern - Grant Writing & Project Planning for Health & Development Programs

This is a 3-4 month Fall 2018 unpaid internship working alongside the MCC U.S. External Grants Coordinator and the MCC Learning and Evaluation Coordinator, in the Planning, Learning and Disaster Response (PLDR) Department of MCC. This department works with all of MCC's projects globally and within the U.S. The intern will conduct grant related research, work with and support MCC international country program staff on the writing of grant applications, grant-related project design and monitoring and evaluation plans on grant proposals for health and development projects impacting various countries, as identified by supervisor. The intern will learn hands on skills in grant writing, grant related research, grant funded project reporting, as well as project design, and monitoring and evaluation in health or development projects.

Location: Akron, PA

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/intern-grant-writing-project-planning-health-development

Application close date: August 6, 2018

Centennial Project Coordinator

Position tittle: Centennial Project Coordinator

The Centennial Project Coordinator is a limited duration. This position is projected to be .5 FTE.

The coordinator is a staff member of both MCC Canada Communications and Donor Relations (CDR; responsible to the Associate Director) and MCC U.S. Communications (responsible to the Director). Because the coordinator is located in the Akron, Pa., office, the direct supervisor is the MCC U.S. Director of Communications.

The Centennial Project Coordinator strategizes, plans for and either oversees, or liaises with those overseeing, production of all types of materials (print, online, multimedia, etc.) for use in MCC’s centennial year, 2020. Some materials will be made available prior to 2020 to MCC offices and departments for their own production, and there will be other limited public use of centennial materials prior to 2020. Production oversight includes planning, scheduling, making staff assignments, monitoring and arranging for payment.

The coordinator also prepares content for centennial materials (as do others), including writing and photo research (Canada focus on marketing materials; U.S. focus on fundraising materials).

The coordinator ensures that materials are produced on time and within budget, and meet the needs of their intended audiences, with the goal of increasing the connection between MCC and its constituencies and potential supporters during the centennial year and, therefore, beyond.

The Centennial Project Coordinator has significant interaction with colleagues in both Canada CDR and U.S. Communications and Donor Relations departments and networks. The coordinator also connects with members of the Centennial Committee as required, and others across the MCC system.

Location: Akron, PA

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/centennial-project-coordinator

Application close date: August 13, 2018

Compensation, Benefits & HRIS Specialist

Position Title: Compensation, Benefits & HRIS Specialist

The Compensation, Benefits and HRIS Specialist is responsible for domestic compensation and benefits administration. The person in this role provides direct customer service to MCC staff across the U.S. and interacts with benefits vendors.  As Specialist, you are a Superuser of the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and are responsible to maintain the integrity of data for U.S. domestic workers and U.S. citizens in the system. The Specialist role focuses on the support and maintenance of data and personnel files in the HRIS. This position serves as a technical point of contact for the HRIS. The Specialist assists in ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities.

Location: Akron PA preferred location, with possibility for successful candidate to work from the EC Regional office in Philadelphia PA.

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/compensation-benefits-hris-specialist

Applications Close Date: August 6, 2018

Canner Operator

Job Description: Canner Operator

Each year since 1946, MCC has sent out a mobile meat canner, which MCC workers and volunteers use to preserve hundreds of thousands of cans of meat for communities in need across the globe. Canner operators travel with the meat canner to 34 different locations across the US and Canada, canning beef, turkey, and pork, Canners are responsible for all aspects of the project including: operating steam and pressure vessels, coordinating volunteers, maintaining and communicating USDA regulations, and the maintenance of all machinery in the canning process. Lifelong relationships are forged, opening new doors for life after canning.

MCC prefers to place 2 Canners per year.  The Canning Team is comprised of four individuals, typically 2 in their first year and 2 in their second. 

Due to the travel demands for Canners, MCC requires that Canners be single.

Canner operators work 8 -12-hour days from October through April including Saturdays.  Canners are compensated for long working hours during the canning season by getting extra vacation time.   Summers are spent in Akron with regular working hours.  This may include working for the maintenance department or as drivers and materials handlers at warehouse facilities.  MCC will arrange for each canner to attend a U.S.D.A. approved canning course and to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

During the off season the canner will be a part of Akron Connection Service Program, a service unit connected to MCC’s offices in Akron & Ephrata Pa.  In recent years the unit is typically between 10-15 adults, ages 20-70, and may include families with children.  Married couples and families live in MCC apartments while singles share a coed Unit House that is also our gathering place.  Some of the group activities include 2 annual retreats, monthly outings, bi-weekly Bible studies and impromptu gatherings.

Job location: During the canning season, canners live on the road.  During summer, canners are based in Akron, PA.

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/canner-operator-3

Application deadline: N/A

Website Developer

Job Description: Website Developer

The Website Developer is part of the MCC Digital Communications Team focused on our external audience and responsible for maintaining and enhancing MCC’s digital communications infrastructure including websites, social media and email newsletters for MCC in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. This includes ensuring that the existing digital infrastructure is secure and stable by performing required maintenance, patching and proactively performing system testing. The developer will assist with the creation of project specifications and be responsible for the development and implementation of enhancements to provide effective and efficient platforms for communicating with our audience.

Location : Akron, PA

URL: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/website-developer-0

Application deadline: August 10, 2018

Jr. WASH Engineer

The Opportunity 

At Lifewater, we believe that work should be more than a job; it should be an opportunity for you to make a difference in the world. We are social scientists, engineers, program managers, advocates, and community workers who care deeply about preventing the needless and tragic death of 1,600 children who die each and every day from preventable water-borne diseases. If you are looking to join a lean but rapidly growing global team comprised of like-minded, professional, passionate people motivated by faith in Jesus Christ then this might be just the job you have been praying for.

Who We Are

Lifewater International ("Lifewater") is a non-profit Christian community development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. With experience in more than 40 countries since 1977, Lifewater serves all people by providing them with contextually appropriate water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions. We walk alongside families, leaders, schools, and churches to overcome all forms of water poverty by helping them learn to live in healthy relationship with God and the environment and to recognize how small changes can transform their life and community.

We are a non-governmental, faith-based organization serving communities in the rural regions of East Africa and Southeast Asia. We have active programs in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Uganda; countries with a desperate lack of resources to provide basic water and sanitation services to rural children and families. Since our inception, Lifewater’s worldwide team has impacted the lives of more than 2.5 million people. And we’re just getting started. 

Lifewater has an annual budget of $6M USD with strategic plans to double in the next three years. Our global headquarters is located in San Luis Obispo, California with domestic staff of 20 people that serve our field offices around the world. We have regional offices in Addis Ababa, Kampala, and Phnom Penh and program offices in the actual regions of service. All in-country operations are staffed by qualified national personnel, currently numbering 100+ people.

Position Overview

Within the context of Lifewater’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program strategy, the Jr. WASH Engineerserves to improve Water and Sanitation operational excellence, technical implementation, and long-term maintenance and sustainability of hardware systems. The Jr. WASH Engineer does this through oversight and review of technical water and sanitation programming in their country of assignment which will improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families in targeted program regions. This position will support the national and field offices in their efficient and effective execution of the VHV including the operational review and field support of engineering designs/strategies, performance, maintenance, sustainability, monitoring, and evaluation tools related to hardware. They will also do this through the support of special projects within the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the VP of Programs, the Jr. WASH Engineer will serve as an invaluable member of the Global Programs Team. Your primary areas of responsibility are:

Provide technical day-to-day support, quality assurance, and monitoring for assigned Lifewater programs ensuring the technical quality of the work and increasing the capacity of hardware staff.

  • Support national and field offices in detailed hardware planning, review, and tracking of planned versus actual activities for programs, using standard tools and live data from Akvo system.
  • Detailed review of hardware projects submitted using Akvo data forms, ensuring reconciliation of all data issues within a timely manner.
  • Provide oversight of hardware activities, including well drilling, spring protection, school rain tanks, and school latrines by performing site visits, reviewing submitted data, and contributing at regular support meetings with the field WASH Technicians and field leadership.
  • Participate in bi-weekly and quarterly status meetings with HQ and field staff, and lead technical updates for all meetings.
  • Perform site visits to assigned programs to review hardware installations and support hardware planning in order to provide coaching and capacity building of field WASH Technicians.
  • Support the development and roll-out of special projects within the department in order to bring excellence to all hardware installations.
  • Provide technical expertise in locally appropriate WASH technological developments, such as enhancements to equipment, strategies, and program quality.
  • Support in the drafting and updating of technical drawings (using AutoCAD) coming from the field for multi-door latrine blocks, spring improvements, hand-dug wells, drilled wells, and rainwater catchment systems.
  • Support in the development of operations and maintenance plans for each program.
  • Support the development, documentation, and dissemination of new systems, standards, guidelines, manuals, and trainings to build capacity of local staff.
  • Support regular department processes including ordering water quality supplies, mapping of water points and related data using ArcGIS, preparing standard reports, and providing technical support as needed.

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Instructional Design Specialist

Staff Position Description

TITLE: Instructional Design Specialist

REPORTS TO: Director of Program Design and Engagement

LOCATION: Chalmers Center Office

PREPARED BY: Russ Debenport / Mark Bowers

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 24th, 2018

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Program Design and Engagement, the Instructional Design Specialist serves as an experienced learning expert for external learners.  A content creator across a variety of modes, this role is responsible for creating content and training programs according to best practices and Chalmers’ principles that achieve impact in the lives of people who are poor. Keeping the learner experience central, this position creates and continuously adapts program content that equips the church around the world to walk alongside people who are poor.  An instructional designer at heart, this specialist creates and implements experiences that bring Chalmers’ ideas to life for learners in local church communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commit to pray and advocate for the poor and the church in light of the mission of the Chalmers Center
  • Coordinate the creation of Chalmers economic development programs to ensure that both new and existing content provides the intended learner experience along with strong outcomes and quality in training  
  • Develop new course designs and curriculum, both for online and live use, that achieve programmatic outcomes
  • Apply Chalmers’ principles on poverty alleviation to print in-person, and online curriculum
  • Integrate Monitoring & Evaluation feedback and collection methods into the learner experience in a developmental way
  • In partnership with the Director of Design and Engagement, continually adapt programs based on user feedback and advancements in best practices
  • Continually learn and share new thinking and innovation for better programmatic outcomes
  • Draw on best practices of adult learning when creating online and print course content on economic development
  • Collaborate with experts and organizations in the field of economic development to test and develop curriculum and content. Engage with other organizations in a way that honors the dignity of people in poverty and builds the Chalmers brand
  • On occasion, collaborate across the organization to create content pieces for mass-market use, communications, and online courses  

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commitment to the Vision & Mission of the Chalmers Center.
  • Adherence to the Lausanne Covenant, a statement of Christian belief.
  • Can thrive in a team where humble listening, courageous action, and dependence on the Holy Spirit is the norm.
  • Creative thinker, problem-solver, driven learner, and self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail and timely management of tasks/execution
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in adult learning, content/curriculum development, and user experience design (UX)
  • Significant cross-cultural experience and intercultural sensitivity
  • Portfolio of experience demonstrating best practices in using technology for training and curriculum development across a variety of modes (online, print, video, etc.)
  • Fluency in the principles and practices of holistic ministry, asset-based community development, and/or biblical integration
  • Bachelor’s degree desired and 5+ years of experience in the areas of program development, curriculum and training, community development or related fields
  • Ability to travel up to 5%

If your skills and experience fit this position, please read the letter below. You can apply by sending your resume along with a portfolio of samples of your past work to hr@chalmers.org.Applications for this position will be received until August 31st, 2018.

Health and Nutrition Advisor

Role & Responsibilities

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health, nutrition, and protection staff in Syria and to interact with Medair’s Senior Health Advisor based at Headquarters. Peer communication with colleagues in the region on quality and innovative approaches is expected. Develop the strategies, guide, monitor, and evaluate the health, nutrition and protection aspects of the country programme. Coordinate and network at a senior level with national and regional health authorities and other NGOs. Provide technical expertise and input on all health, nutrition, and protection elements of proposals and reports, provide capacity building for national and international staff, promote best practice in the health programmes and contributing to the overall management of the country programme.

Project Overview

The Syria programme is part of the Middle East response and is significantly growing. Medair was first registered in Syria in 2015 and has since successfully completed projects in Rural Damascus, Homs and Aleppo Governorates for rehab and re-equipping of primary healthcare clinics, development of community-based health programmes, capacity building for health staff and community workers, establishment of nutrition programmes, the rehabilitation of urban water systems, and the provision of shelter kits to vulnerable households. Additionally, in response to the need for, and gaps in, support for people with physical disabilities at household and community level, Medair is responding with further interventions to this vulnerable group. Medair is planning to expand to Deir Ez Zor Governorate before the end of 2018 with similar programming. Access to project locations by international staff is limited, as movement permissions are often restricted, however national staff typically have regular direct access. 

Workplace & Conditions

Damascus, Syria. This is a capital-based position. Take a look at Medair’s work in Syria.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Health Nutrition and Protection (Including Disability) Project Technical Oversight

·       Maintain an overview of the health, nutrition and disability programmes and of the country contexts.

·       Develop clear strategies and guidelines for the programmes, giving technical advice and input.

·       Lead on the mainstreaming of protection issues and its integration across all sectors.

·       Provide technical support to the health, nutrition and protection teams, including the evaluation and the writing of donor proposals and reports within the required timeframes.

·       Carry out regular monitoring visits, ensuring that objectives are met.

·       Supervise and monitor the development of reporting systems for data collection, analysis and follow-up and feedback to relevant staff, donors, partners and other agencies.

·       Maintain technical oversight of medicines, medical equipment, and health supplies ordered.

·       Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in the programme.

Representation

·       Develop and maintain high level relationships with Ministry of Health, UN, NGOs, donors, partners and other stakeholders, with the objective of raising public awareness and partnerships.

·       Seek out relevant networks on specific health- nutrition and protection-related humanitarian aid issues.

·       Accompany donors on field trips and ensure programme details are transmitted.

·       Represent Medair at national health cluster, working groups, with national and/or local government departments, facilitating supportive synergies and overall progress in the health sector. 

Staff Management

·       Develop relevant technical training programme for all health staff (international and national). Create possibilities for capacity building, mentoring and coaching, within budget constraints.

·       Support line managers in inductions and appraisals, particularly with regard to technical skills.

Financial Management

·       Work with the relevant field managers and HQ staff to plan and construct health, nutrition and protection budgets.                                                                                                                                             

Quality Management

·       Ensure health, nutrition and protection projects are implemented in line with donor requirements.

·       Provide feedback and recommendations on the quality of health programmes and interventions.

·       Maintain a resource library of materials. Ensure all have access to necessary information as required.

·       Contribute to Medair’s regional approach in the Middle East, in particular through sharing relevant information and resources; and contributing to the development of common approaches.

Staff Health

·       Overall responsibility for setting the standards on staff health/occupational health procedures and compliance and development of procedures in-country.  

Team Spiritual Life

·       Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

·       Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

·       Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

·       Clinical degree (nurse or doctor), or Public Health degree; Medical doctor desirable.

·       Clinical degree with Public Health or MSc in International/Global Health degree strongly preferred.

·       Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

 

Experience / Competencies

·       3 years’ experience in managing programmes in international public health work, with at least 2 years in humanitarian emergency context. Experience of the Middle East context.

·       1 year managing and coordinating emergency responses – outbreaks, displaced populations.

·       Experience in the design, monitoring of implementation and evaluation of public health programmes.

·       Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards.

·       Advanced leadership, project management, planning, assessment and analytical skills. 

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a)     Medair organisational values.

b)     Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

c)     Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

d)     Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

Application Process

To apply, go to the "Current Vacancies" page then:

a)     apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

b)     apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

Information Technology Services Director

Medair International Head Office, Switzerland

Role & Responsibilities

In order to be an innovative and systems-efficient organisation, Medair is now seeking a highly skilled and bold Information Technology Services (“ITS”) Director, working in the Medair Executive Leadership Team in our Head Office in Switzerland.

You will be responsible for leading the development of global ITS strategies, objectives, budgets, and plans. Assisting departments and teams across Medair with the integration and automation of business processes to improve performance, you will plan, implement, and maintain the hardware and communication infrastructure required across the organisation. You will support country programmes and technical specialists to develop relevant and creative ways in which innovation and technology can be successfully used to enhance the delivery of work globally within Medair, with particular focus in the field.

The ITS Director will be mature in delivering excellence through other people. You will therefore be skilled and experienced at creating empowered, equipped, energised, and focussed teams that deliver. Beyond a good manager, we are looking for a broad-minded, servant leader, with a track record of delivering excellent ITS systems and systemic improvements in complex and dispersed organisational structures.

Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. In 2017, we brought relief and recovery to over 2 million people in crisis.

Medair saves lives in emergencies and then stays to help people recover from crisis with dignity. Our teams do whatever it takes to bring assistance where it is needed most, regardless of religion, race or nationality. We work side by side with communities and partners to leave a lasting impact.

Though the humanitarian context is one of increasing challenges and greater numbers of people in need, Medair’s ambition and firm belief is not only to respond to more people as we grow, but to serve them more efficiently and effectively than ever before.

Workplace          

Based in Medair Headquarters, Ecublens, near Lausanne, Switzerland.

Starting Date / Contract Details

Starting as soon as is reasonably possible. Full time, open-ended contract.

Application Process

If you are open to considering investing your life experience and your ICT and business process expertise and leadership to strengthen Medair at this exciting crossroads, then please read the full role description and application instructions here: Information Technology Services Director - full profile pdf.

In your covering letter, please reference how your profile matches with the person specification in the Medair packs, how you fit within the culture of Medair, and your response to the leadership style we detail in the application pack.

Please ensure that your letter of motivation is sent as an attachment, and not in the body of your email. If you have not done this, please resend the cover letter as a doc / pdf to the indicated email address.

Applications Deadline

Applications must be received by August 31, 2018 at 12 p.m. CEST.

International Programmes Director

Medair International Head Office, Switzerland

Role & Responsibilities

Medair is now seeking an International Programmes Director, a leader of leaders, with primary responsibility for management of our country programmes.

You will lead in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model, and operational execution within our field programmes, and inspire Medair to be a humanitarian sector front-runner that experiments, adapts, scales, and shares innovative approaches to serving people in need. You will lead the International Programmes department annual strategy and budget planning cycle to ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve the organisation’s ambitious business goals. You will position Medair as an organisation of choice for excellence in programme policy, delivery and support for both institutional and individual donors, and grow Medair’s servant-hearted influence of the humanitarian sector.

You will have expertise in leading excellent humanitarian programmes: managing humanitarian policy, programmes and staff, both in the field and at head office level, and you will demonstrate experience of networking with major humanitarian actors and the humanitarian and development architecture, including the UN, governments, and institutional donors.

Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. In 2017, we brought relief and recovery to over 2 million people in crisis.

Medair saves lives in emergencies and then stays to help people recover from crisis with dignity. Our teams do whatever it takes to bring assistance where it is needed most, regardless of religion, race or nationality. We work side by side with communities and partners to leave a lasting impact.

Though the humanitarian context is one of increasing challenges and greater numbers of people in need, Medair’s ambition and firm belief is not only to respond to more people as we grow, but to serve them more efficiently and effectively than ever before.

Workplace          

Based in Medair Headquarters, Ecublens, near Lausanne, Switzerland.

Starting Date / Contract Details

Starting as soon as is reasonably possible. Full time, open-ended contract.

Application Process

If you are open to considering investing your life experience and your humanitarian leadership expertise and understanding to strengthen Medair at this exciting crossroads, then please read the full role description and application instructions here: International Programmes Director - full profile pdf.
In your covering letter, please reference how your profile matches with the person specification in the Medair packs, how you fit within the culture of Medair, and your response to the leadership style we detail in the application pack.
Please ensure that your letter of motivation is sent as an attachment, and not in the body of your email. If you have not done this, please resend the cover letter as a doc / pdf to the indicated email address.

Applications Deadline

Applications must be received by August 31, 2018 at 12 p.m. CEST.

Finance Director

Medair International Head Office, Switzerland

Role & Responsibilities

To develop strategically and sustainably, we need a Finance Director, sat firmly in the driving seat, to push this role and team forwards in support of the new Medair vision. The majority of our finances (typically around 80%) go to our humanitarian work around the world. We therefore need a financial leader who can strengthen our finance strategy, reporting systems and controls to manage and improve this distinctive business model.

As a true business partner to the CEO and departmental directors of the ELT, you will assess organisational performance against both the annual budget and the organisation’s long-term strategic objectives. Developing tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and ELT you will make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. You will assume responsibility for the organisation’s financial management reporting, overseeing treasury management and the finance internal control systems.

You will be a leader with financial and grant management experience, and proven experience with institutional or government donors. The responsibility and influence of this role across Medair’s worldwide operations creates a critical platform for growth in our sustainability and reach within the humanitarian world. 

Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. In 2017, we brought relief and recovery to over 2 million people in crisis.

Medair saves lives in emergencies and then stays to help people recover from crisis with dignity. Our teams do whatever it takes to bring assistance where it is needed most, regardless of religion, race or nationality. We work side by side with communities and partners to leave a lasting impact.

Though the humanitarian context is one of increasing challenges and greater numbers of people in need, Medair’s ambition and firm belief is not only to respond to more people as we grow, but to serve them more efficiently and effectively than ever before. 

Workplace          

Based in Medair Headquarters, Ecublens, near Lausanne, Switzerland.

Starting Date / Contract Details

Starting as soon as is reasonably possible. Full time, open-ended contract.

Application Process

If you are open to considering investing your life experience and your strategic financial leadership expertise to strengthen Medair at this exciting crossroads, then please read the full role description and application instructions here: Finance Director - full profile pdf. In your covering letter, please reference how your profile matches with the person specification in the Medair packs, how you fit within the culture of Medair, and your response to the leadership style we detail in the application pack. Please ensure that your letter of motivation is sent as an attachment, and not in the body of your email. If you have not done this, please resend the cover letter as a doc / pdf to the indicated email address.

Applications Deadline

Applications must be received by August 31, 2018 at 12 p.m. CEST.

Engagement Director

Medair International Head Office, Switzerland

Role & Responsibilities

In order to be the front-runner agency we aspire to be, Medair is seeking to appoint an Engagement Director who can transform and improve the way we communicate. Medair believes that becoming aware of and having meaningful ways of engaging with people in need changes the lives of those who are in the position to pray, give of their resources, or give of their experience by joining a Medair team. The Engagement Director will be motivated to see lives changed in the privileged, and therefore in the devastated communities of our world.

You will ensure that the marketing, communications, fundraising, and Affiliate Office teams collaborate creatively and effectively to promote excellent fundraising, donor communication, learning, and team recruitment, whilst meeting overall organisational objectives to encourage a greater number of people to partner with our work around the world.

You will help evolve Medair’s voice and impact with radical approaches to create a Medair culture of philanthropy, engaging Medair’s audiences in generous, life-changing, and long-term relationships with people in need. You will also ensure Medair has developed brand and marketing strategies (off and online) that enable us to engage more effectively and broadly with our target audiences.

We now need an innovative and creative leader, with demonstrable, significant experience of successful international marketing, communications, and income generation across multiple channels.

Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. In 2017, we brought relief and recovery to over 2 million people in crisis.

Medair saves lives in emergencies and then stays to help people recover from crisis with dignity. Our teams do whatever it takes to bring assistance where it is needed most, regardless of religion, race or nationality. We work side by side with communities and partners to leave a lasting impact.

Though the humanitarian context is one of increasing challenges and greater numbers of people in need, Medair’s ambition and firm belief is not only to respond to more people as we grow, but to serve them more efficiently and effectively than ever before. 

Workplace          

Based in Medair Headquarters, Ecublens, near Lausanne, Switzerland.

 Starting Date / Contract Details

Starting as soon as is reasonably possible. Full time, open-ended contract. 

Application Process

If you are open to considering investing your life experience and your creative gifts to strengthen Medair at this exciting crossroads, then please read the full role description and application instructions here: Engagement Director - full profile pdf. In your covering letter, please reference how your profile matches with the person specification in the Medair packs, how you fit within the culture of Medair, and your response to the leadership style we detail in the application pack. Please ensure that your letter of motivation is sent as an attachment, and not in the body of your email. If you have not done this, please resend the cover letter as a doc / pdf to the indicated email address.

Applications Deadline

Applications must be received by August 31, 2018 at 12 p.m. CEST.

Senior Director of Program Quality and Design

Job Title: Sr. Director of Program Quality & Design
Department: International Operations
Location: GSC – Washington, DC
Reports To: Chief International Operations Officer

Values, Vision, and Purpose
At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision, and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

Position Purpose

The person in this role will lead the development and technical implementation of FH’s Child Focused Community Transformation model (CFCT). (S)he will lead the team providing technical and grant writing support to Regional and Field Offices, and make sure that program quality and funding sources, including sponsorship, grants, and other public and private funding sources, align to the high standards of FH’s Heartbeat and program model of CFCT.

(S)he will supervise the Technical Leads that develop content and provide technical support globally in FH. To date, this includes the Directors of Health, Food Security/Livelihoods, Education, Risk and Resilience, and Social and Behavior Change. (S)he will work in collaboration with the Regional Office, Relief and Humanitarian Affairs, Learning and Evaluation Unit and the Grants Unit to coordinate and plan technical/quality support and grant development.  This person will also be responsible to lead and coordinate effective communication of FH’s programmatic content to other departments and units in FH, including Affiliates and partner organizations, as well as external stakeholders.

Responsibilities

*Please note: this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Key Result #1 – Lead Global programmatic technical support (25% of time).

1. Lead the programmatic technical support of CFCT in the respective programmatic domains (Health, Food Security/Livelihoods, Education, Risk and Resilience, Worldview, Gender and Child Protection, and Leadership). Ensure the programmatic integration of FH’s theology of development, “God’s Story.”  

2. Work with direct reports, Regional Directors, Regional Program Staff (e.g. Regional Program Quality Advisors and M&E Managers), and Country Directors to identify programmatic support needs and oversee the provision of this support to the Fields.

3. Coordinate with and support the Learning and Evaluation Unit to study, document and share learning from practice, including participation in evaluations, communities of practice and knowledge management efforts.  

Key Result #2 – Lead coordination of the design, development, and dissemination of programmatic theory and tools across FH and its partners. Strengthen the capacity of FH Regional Staff as Master Trainers of the CFCT programmatic tools. (25% of time).

1. Coordinate between the domains to guide the design (or revision) of CFCT approaches and tools in its respective programmatic areas;

2. Oversee and guide the roll out and training of new or revised tools to Field Offices;

3. In coordination with the VP of Transformational Engagement, oversee the training and support of FH partners in CFCT, including the development of training tools and instances of learning to Affiliate and FH partners (e.g. KFHI, YWAM, JIFH, etc.).

Key Result #3 – Support the Regions, Grants Unit and Relief and Humanitarian Affairs Unit in the development of grants and provide technical support to the Field Offices implementing grants.  Ensure the incorporation of FH standard programmatic content (CFCT) into grant proposals and their implementation. (25% of time).

1. Lead programmatic design and coordinate support for the development of grant proposals (both relief and development);

2. Ensure technical input is provided to existing grants and that they are aligned to CFCT;

3. Coordinate with Child Sponsorship, marketing, and other fundraising and support initiatives to ensure they well represent the content of CFCT into their appeals, reports, or support provided to the Fields;

4. Further tasks, as required.

Key Result #4 – Personal/team development and budget management (15% of time).

1. Develop and empower staff to work efficiently and grow in their skills;

2. Meet regularly with direct reports to discuss/monitor development plans and individual goals;

3. Maintain and manage individual and team goals and objectives;

4. Provide leadership and coaching and timely completion of annual and mid-year reviews;

5. Pursue ongoing training, professional and personal development for team member and self in the forms of seminars, conferences, offsite time spent at library or other venues;

6. Manage and maintain the annual income and expense budget and other financial measures of the department.

Key Result #5 – External engagement in appropriate programmatic forums (10% of time).

1. Represent FH in programmatic forums in order to present what FH does and to gain perspective on areas where FH needs to grow;

2. Explore and build partnerships in the programmatic area in order to increase the quality and footprint of programs implemented in FH.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose;

  • Strong people management skills / interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate, teach, and mentor staff;

  • Comfortable and persuasive when speaking before both large and small groups;

  • Ability to interact positively with all levels of the organization and across organizational and cultural boundaries;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Able to self-manage a diverse and dynamic set of responsibilities, proactively solve problems and / or suggest viable solutions while advancing goals and objectives;

  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to plan and coordinate work, ensure the efficient flow of projects and processes;

  • Demonstrated computer operating skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Google platform, and virtual technologies such as Skype and/or GoToMeeting;

  • Ability to sit at a computer for up to 8 hours a day doing repetitive motions on a keyboard;

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds above shoulder height;

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time per year in the US and internationally, to insecure countries or locations.

Education and Experience:  Graduate Studies in a related academic area; 12-15 years of relevant experience, including managing and implementing projects/programs at the field level; managing program teams at an international level; technical capacity in one or more of the major program domains; broad experience and capacity in the development, design and management of large USG grants or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supervisor Responsibilities:  Directly supervises staff. Reporting to this position are: Director of Health, Director of Food Security/Livelihoods, Director of Education, Senior Risk and Resilience Advisor, and Director of Social and Behavior Change. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, resolving problems, etc.

Language:  Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write complex proposals, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Proficiency in spoken Spanish or French preferred.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Human Resource Coordinator

Who We Are:

Water Mission (WM) is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org

Position Summary:

The Human Resource (HR) Coordinator will provide critical HR support to help expand the capacity and reach of the Water Mission Charleston HR department.  This position will assist with benefit administration, recruiting, on-boarding, off-boarding, record keeping, compliance, research and day-to-day customer service support for our staff.   This position will also manage and provide leadership for the Water Mission internship program.  As Water Mission continues to grow, the responsibilities of this position may change and flex to adapt to the needs of the ministry.  The incumbent needs to be flexible and comfortable with changing priorities and responsibilities.  Full-time, non-exempt position reports to the HR Manager at Water Mission headquarters in Charleston, SC, USA.

Qualifications Required:

·       Bachelor’s degree in business administration or HR

·       1 to 3 years’ experience in HR or an HR related field

·       Demonstrated high level of integrity and excellent judgment handling sensitive and confidential information required

·       Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

·       Keen attention to detail required

·       Demonstrated project management skills

·       Comprehensive computer skills, including all MS Office products

·       Experience with an HRIS or ATS preferred

·       Understanding of candidate sourcing and recruitment tools a plus

·       A true self-starter that takes initiative to complete tasks

Position Responsibilities:

·       Provide day-to-day HR customer service functions by answering internal and external requests and questions

·       Support the administration of WM benefits (health, dental, vision, disability, 403(b), 529 Plan, wellness) including open enrollment, changes, and terminations

·       Process required documents and employee action forms through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions

·       Assist with our staffing and recruiting process by posting positions, screening applicants, conducting phone interviews, scheduling interviews, and preparing and circulating interview guides

·       Complete all reference checks, background checks, I-9 documentations, and all other required paperwork

·       Conduct new employee on-boarding, orientation, and applicable training

·       Maintain organized, updated employee files physically and electronically

·       Assist in the administration of a field staff travel program (pre-deployment, field support, re-entry)

·       Support the research, creation, and administration of strategic HR initiatives as directed

·       Support special employee events as required (recognitions, trainings, celebrations, etc.)

·       Manage and support the growth of the Water Mission internship program (recruitment, on-boarding, programming)

·       Provide leadership for all HR department interns and volunteers

·       Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state HR laws

·       Stay informed about HR news and developments, especially as they relate to WM

·       Perform other special projects and duties as assigned to support the ministry

Competencies Required:

·       Initiative

·       Interpersonal Awareness

·       Results Orientation

·       Concern for Quality

·       Integrity and Truth

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at: https://watermission.org/get-involved/join-our-team/careers/

Director of Events and Engagement

Who We Are:

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org. 

Position Summary:

The Director of Events and Engagement plays a key role in the success of Water Mission. This position is responsible for leading a team that initiates, develops, and implements best-in-class strategic engagement and events programs that engage and deepen ministry relationships with a variety of audiences. These programs must include revenue generating opportunities and ambassador-raising activities that support the success of the department and the mission of the organization. The Director will play a hands-on role in both strategy and execution for special events, including Water Mission’s annual Charleston Walk for Water event, as well as national regional walks, third-party and peer-to-peer fundraising activities. Additionally, this role is responsible for strengthening the organization’s volunteer program, including developing opportunities for both local and national audiences to engage in the ministry.

This position requires the ability to thrive in a highly fluid environment as well as a “can do” attitude, with eagerness to develop strategy and lead new and innovative initiatives, measuring and articulating ROI. The successful candidate must be an evangelical Christian, sympathetic and committed to Water Mission’s part in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Qualifications Required:

·       Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree a plus, in marketing, business, communications, or public relations.

·       7+ years’ marketing, development and/or events experience, with demonstrated experience, preferred in the nonprofit sector; third-party and peer-to-peer fundraising a plus

·       Demonstrated success in developing marketing, communications, or event strategies

·       Excellent oral and written communications skills; strong decision-making skills

·       Leadership skills to manage a team of diverse individuals for overall success. 

·       Supervisory experience; an engagement team, consultants, vendors and interns report to this position

·       Strong detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload, competing priorities, and meet concurrent deadlines.

·       Ability to handle a high volume of activities, excelling in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities while maintaining a positive team approach

·       Experience with nonprofit organizations and ministries strongly preferred

·       Experience with donor or customer databases, specifically Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud RENXT, Luminate, and Blackbaud’s TeamRaiser strongly preferred

·       Character above reproach that inspires trustworthiness and dependability

·       Dignity, maturity, and initiative to represent Water Mission successfully at the highest level

Position Responsibilities:

·       Oversee strategy and execution across events and engagement to meet annual fund revenue goals focused primarily on unrestricted income

·       Effectively manage resources and staff time to increase return on investment and stay within budget; aid staff in development budgets, outlining project workflows, and manage projects effectively

·       Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to activate donor potential, and increase constituent base through third-party fundraising, special events and other initiatives

·       Demonstrate teamwork and commitment to growing the entire Water Mission stewardship portfolio.

·      Represent Water Mission in a variety of settings as necessary, with major donors, collaborating non-profits and corporate partners

·       Develop and manage positive and effective relationships with public, private, corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit sector partners to advance the ministry’s goals

·       Lead and direct public speaking engagements and make presentations to stakeholder groups and the public; including helping to organize, improve, and staff Water Mission tours

·       Integrate a broad range of communications/engagement initiatives, resulting in an effective, efficient and strategic work plan

·       Prioritize and ensure Water Mission’s engagement initiatives fully align and strengthen Water Mission’s values and priorities

Required Competencies:

·  Results Orientation

·  Teamwork

·  Innovation

·  Service Awareness

·  Developing Others

·  Decisiveness

·  Purpose Principles and Values

·  Strategic Thinking

·  Entrepreneurial Orientation

·  Establishing Focus

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at: https://watermission.org/get-involved/join-our-team/careers/