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Catholic Relief Services - Evidence Building Technical Director

Catholic Relief Services is seeking a qualified candidate for Evidence Building Technical Director (EBTD) for an anticipated USAID funded program on Comprehensive Care for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (C3). The C3 project provides a central mechanism for bringing together the technical expertise needed to increase the capacity of program implementers and key actors within systems of care and support and enable them to effectively address the unique and multi-faceted needs of children in the HIV epidemic.

The EBTD will provide technical leadership to the C3 project to “build the evidence-base” (Objective 1). S/he is responsible for all activities within Objective 1 that will increase the generation and use of evidence through surveillance and research to inform strategic child welfare and protection programming for children affected by HIV and other adversities.

This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications include: an advanced degree in public health, demography, health management, biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics or other relevant discipline; previous experience as Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning preferred; and ten or more years of experience leading and implementing (operational) research, surveillance systems, implementation science, program monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. Please submit cover letter, CV, as well as three work references (names and contact information only) immediately.

For more information, and to apply, please click here.


Catholic Relief Services - C3 Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Knowledge Management and Learning Officer

CRS is currently preparing for a potential global award in the area of social services and child protection called Comprehensive Care for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (C3). The C3 project will improve the health and well-being of orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV and other adversities by supporting systems and structures at country and regional levels for promoting evidence-based interventions to protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability, and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation and contributing to overall improvements in quality of life and productivity in vulnerable children and their families.

In the event that USAID awards the grant to CRS, CRS is preparing to staff up. A major part of grant activities will be to generate and disseminate knowledge on issues and best practices. Key responsibilities of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Knowledge Management and Learning Officer include overseeing the C3 Performance Monitoring Plan and ensuring timely submission of quality data from a number of subprojects around the world.

This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in International Development or related field (Master’s degree preferred); minimum 2 years professional experience working in a development setting; at least 2 years experience of work in humanitarian or development context projects with monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management skills.

For more information, and to apply, please click here. 


Catholic Relief Services - Capacity Building Technical Director

Catholic Relief Services is seeking a qualified candidate for Capacity Building Technical Director (CBTD) for an anticipated USAID funded program on Comprehensive Care for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (C3). The C3 project provides a central mechanism for bringing together the technical expertise needed to increase the capacity of program implementers and key actors within systems of care and support and enable them to effectively address the unique and multi-faceted needs of children in the HIV epidemic.

Qualifications include: a Masters degree or higher in Social sciences, public health, public or business administration, demography, or a related field; demonstrated expertise developing and implementing current capacity building techniques and tools; technical experience in the areas of orphans and vulnerable children, HIV/AIDS, capacity building, systems strengthening, service delivery and child welfare; and a minimum 7 years professional experience working in a development setting.

For more information, and to apply, please click here.


GHR Foundation - Sr. Program Officer, Children in Families Initiative 

GHR Foundation (http://www.ghrfoundation.org) based in Minneapolis, MN seeks to recruit a full time Sr. Program Officer, Children in Families Initiative. 

The Senior Program Officer for the Children in Families Initiative is responsible for program development, implementation, and oversight. Specific areas of focus include systems change in the areas of deinstitutionalization and alternative care, prevention of child/family separation, building pro-family alliances, and driving evidence and innovation in the field, all within local, national, and global contexts.  

The position sits within the Global Development Program of GHR Foundation and is part of a work team that draws on the skills of other philanthropy and financial services team members. The Senior Program Officer reports to the Global Development Program Lead and may have direct supervisory responsibility over administrative/program staff. The position works collaboratively with other foundation program teams, grants management, knowledge management, communications, and the accounting team. 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Lars Leafblad. via lars@ballingerleafblad.com by September 22, 2014. 

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 UNICEF New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI)

UNICEF has just announced its recruitment campaign for the 7th NETI Cohort. Applications will be accepted through eRecruitment until the deadline of 11:59pm (EST) on September 23, 2014. Selected NETI participants are expected to start early 2015. 

This Programme is an important part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy for contributing to the organization’s goals. It focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining talent, as well as supporting its growth and development in the organization. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas, while contributing to delivering results for children.

The 7th NETI Cohort includes positions at the P-2/P-3 in the following functional areas: Advocacy, Communication for Development, Education, Health, Nutrition, Monitoring & Evaluation, Operations, Resource Mobilization, Planning, Social Policy and Child Protection. The selection of the positions for the 7th Cohort was based on a strategic approach to talent investment, taking into account the results of the NETI needs assessment, as well as existing workforce planning data.

Applications are due 11:59 EST on 23 September 2014. For more information, and to apply, please click here


Educating Children Who Are Raised in Alternative Family and Care Systems: Global Practices 

Childhood Education: A Call for Manuscripts

Educators need to ensure that they are addressing children's education needs in individually sensitive ways, particularly when working with children who are coming to school from diverse living and care situations. Families, carers, social services, and schools should work together to enrich the educational opportunities for children in alternative care so as to contribute to positive educational outcomes. Many of these children have experienced trauma or have had inconsistent caregiving and education experiences.

The goal of this special issue of Childhood Education is to explore alternative family and care environments for children and how education services can offer holistic support that enhances learning and life outcomes for this vulnerable population. Childhood Education is seeking manuscripts from a holistic perspective in the following topical areas:

This themed edition will document the rich and varied strategies that successfully enhance childhood development services and home school involvement across disciplines and thus promote intercultural connections among the readers of Childhood Education. Submit manuscripts ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 words to Fiona S. Baker at fbaker@ecae.ac.ae by December 31, 2014.

For a full description and application instructions, please click here