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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 31 May 2017

    he successful candidate will join the team enhancing and supporting the Tangerine family of mobile software used for instructional support provided by teacher coaches, as well as for the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and the Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA), and other related use cases. Please see www.tangerinecentral.org for further background on this product, or visit its GitHub repository at: https://github.com/Tangerine-Community/Tangerine.

    This position will work under technical supervision of the Tangerine development team, reporting to the Director of the Education and Training Technologies team in the International Education Division. The location of this position is in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

    The successful candidate may also contribute to the development of other software applications in collaboration with RTI’s International Education (IE) division, Research and Computing Division (RCD), and/or Education and Workforce Development (EWD) unit.

    Specific responsibilities are as follows:

    · Contribute to the design and development of web and mobile applications for international education as needed to support RTI’s expanding work in this field;

    · Design and develop custom software applications and integrate/re-purpose third party applications from specifications, in particular for web-based data reporting systems and dashboards;

    · Work with colleagues to develop software architecture, coding, and testing standards;

    · Create written documentation for the functionality of software components;

    · Contribute to database design, development, and testing including working with non-relational databases, data synchronization, and interoperability with other system components, such as data discovery and visualization tools;

    · Discuss RTI field projects’ needs for data visualization tools with non-technical project staff, such as online reporting dashboards, and customize software and/or reporting engines as needed to satisfy users’ needs

    Common tasks will include:

    · Design and development of reporting and data analysis dashboards.

    · Analyzing and understanding program structure in JavaScript code.

    · Refactoring and enhancement of existing web and mobile applications.

    · Helping clients understand requirements and write specifications; Translating technical ideas into lay terminology

    Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will join the team enhancing and supporting the Tangerine family of mobile software used for instructional support provided by teacher coaches, as well as for the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and the Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA), and other related use cases. Please see www.tangerinecentral.org for further background on this product, or visit its GitHub repository at: https://github.com/Tangerine-Community/Tangerine.

    This position will work under technical supervision of the Tangerine development team, reporting to the Director of the Education and Training Technologies team in the International Education Division. The location of this position is in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

    The successful candidate may also contribute to the development of other software applications in collaboration with RTI’s International Education (IE) division, Research and Computing Division (RCD), and/or Education and Workforce Development (EWD) unit.

    Specific responsibilities are as follows:

    · Contribute to the design and development of web and mobile applications for international education as needed to support RTI’s expanding work in this field;

    · Design and develop custom software applications and integrate/re-purpose third party applications from specifications, in particular for web-based data reporting systems and dashboards;

    · Work with colleagues to develop software architecture, coding, and testing standards;

    · Create written documentation for the functionality of software components;

    · Contribute to database design, development, and testing including working with non-relational databases, data synchronization, and interoperability with other system components, such as data discovery and visualization tools;

    · Discuss RTI field projects’ needs for data visualization tools with non-technical project staff, such as online reporting dashboards, and customize software and/or reporting engines as needed to satisfy users’ needs

    Common tasks will include:

    · Design and development of reporting and data analysis dashboards. · Analyzing and understanding program structure in JavaScript code. · Refactoring and enhancement of existing web and mobile applications. · Helping clients understand requirements and write specifications. · Translating technical ideas into lay terminology · Required: · Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or other technical discipline and six (6) years working in the IT field or Master’s degree with three (3) years of experience · Three (3) or more years of software development experience required · Strong knowledge and skills in the following areas: · software design and development · reporting dashboard design, development and maintenance · JavaScript frameworks · experience with databases (relational and/or NoSQL) · Experience with the following specific technologies: · HTML5, CSS · UI/UX Frameworks and Charting Libraries · CouchDB, Couchbase or other NoSQL databases · source code management and version control using GitHub · Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

    · Preferred: · Experience in the following areas: · using test driven development methodologies · agile methodologies · common object oriented patterns · web application architecture · open source software technologies · researching new technology and applying new ideas · experience working in or developing for low-bandwidth environments · developing with Cloud infrastructure (recent experience with AWS or Azure preferred) · Backbone.js and/or AngularJS · Ability to: · strike a balance between requirements, performance, and feasibility · prioritize components · Experience working in one or more developing countries


    How to apply:

    Go to RTI International at www.rti.org. Submit applications at http://m.rfer.us/RTIWCTUh. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: United Republic of Tanzania
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

    USAID Tusome Pamoja is a five-year, sector support program targeting better learning outcomes (focused on reading, writing and mathematics) at pre-primary and primary early grades (standards 1 through 4), in 31 Local Government Authorities of Mainland Tanzania across four regions of Tanzania – Iringa, Morogoro, Mtwara and Ruvuma - and 11 districts of Zanzibar. The goal of the program is to achieve age-appropriate, curriculum defined levels of reading and writing at standards 2 and 4 for at least 75% of classrooms in the target areas. An additional objective of the program is to develop, implement and demonstrate best approaches to strengthen the quality of education in the target regions for replication consideration in other regions.

    In support of this national activity, the Government of Tanzania, represented by the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) has requested long-term technical assistance (LTTA) in order to scale-up the existing national school management tool- the School Information Systems (SIS)- incorporating it into all regions in Tanzania. The nationwide utilization of SIS will support the strengthening of institutional, technical and system capacities and will provide a robust pool of school performance data which can be used to better facilitate evidence-based decision and policy making
    The EMIS Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of SIS related project operations and all SIS related technical activities, ensuring that project staff collaborate effectively with government counterparts. S/he will be based in Dodoma with travel to Regional Secretariats (RS) and Local Government Authorities (LGA).

    Essential Duties*:*

    · Provide support to PO-RALG designated managers for the effective leadership and management of ICT projects, including the analysis of requests for information, systems enhancements and new systems as well as the development of appropriate proposals, business cases, write-ups and project plans.

    · Support specialist Project Teams, including operations, work programming, performance, change management and financial management.

    · Support the development of processes for, and the actual assistance of clients to formulate development of quality requests and analysis of new system requirements and information requests.

    · Support the development of internal business reports including business cases, proposals and project plans, considering the business needs and the application architecture.

    · Support the development of processes for and actual monitoring; support the review of business requests, in line with established protocols, corporate priorities, ICT strategy and legislative requirements and implement procedures to improve the management of requests. Support the current implementation/roll-out of SIS to new regions and LGA, as required

    Minimum Required Education & Experience

    • Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalence from a recognized university and 9 years of experience; consideration may be given to alternative qualifications with at least 9 years’ experience and demonstrated performance track-record.

    Skills & Abilities

    · At least 5 years of experience in ICT project management for national and decentralized public sector systems, with at least 1 year of experience as a chief technical advisor or project chief (technical).

    · Proven business acumen and demonstrated ability to build business partnerships.

    · Proven organization skills and ability to manage competing time demands for multiple projects within given timeframes.

    · A creative thinker with an innovative approach to problem solving which is outcomes driven rather than process orientated.

    · Strong proven experience working within the public sector, working with the building of decentralized systems capacity and human resource capacity.

    · Experience in business process analysis preferably in a multi discipline environment.

    · Highly developed analytical skills with an ability to remain focused on outputs and to adjust delivery mechanisms to meet deadlines and client needs.

    · Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively negotiate and communicate specific issues where there are competing agendas and priorities.

    · Energy and enthusiasm with a strong client focus The ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures


    How to apply:

    To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply at http://m.rfer.us/RTIGu3XE. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 13 Jul 2017

    RTI is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting Manager position on an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity. The goal of the activity is to improve productivity and incomes of smallholder Kenyan farmers and strengthen market systems. USAID anticipates a five-year period of performance with a total estimated cost of $50 million. The Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting Manager is responsible for project monitoring and evaluation, documentation of lessons and successes, and coordination across and outside of the project. This position will be in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel to Western and Eastern Kenya.

    Responsibilities:

    • Participate as part of the project’s senior management team; Ensure data are used to inform management decisions
    • Lead the development and implementation of the learning agenda for the project, with the aim of both disseminating learning and leveraging learning to improve programming.
    • Ensure incorporation of cross-cutting themes across all project activities
    • Lead internal learning sessions; Document project success stories and lessons learned
    • Lead external learning; ensure communication of project learning to USAID, other projects and stakeholders; Oversee project communications activities.
    • Oversee development and management of project performance monitoring and evaluation plan, including development of indicators and database

    Minimum Qualifications:

    · Master’s degree in public administration, economics, business, agricultural or rural development and at least 9 years of experience in agricultural policy or market systems projects;

    · Experience in economic growth, agricultural development, or governance programs is required.

    · Experience in USAID project monitoring and evaluation

    · Experience conducting research related to agricultural development

    · Proven ability to manage using USAID’s “collaborating, learning, and adapting” approach

    · Demonstrated ability to build relationships and facilitate collaborative learning

    · Experience in Kenya is required.

    · Excellent oral and written skills in English. Fluency in Kiswahili preferred.

    · Demonstrated ability to be collaborative across projects, flexible and creative.

    · Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.


    How to apply:

    To Respond: Individuals are invited to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with current contact information and details (including achievements) of relevant experience toF_Agrecruit@rti.org. All applicants should list the position they are applying for as the subject line in their e-mail.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 13 Jul 2017

    RTI is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Market Systems Manager position on an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity. The goal of the activity is to improve productivity and incomes of smallholder Kenyan farmers and strengthen market systems. USAID anticipates a five-year period of performance with a total estimated cost range of $50-60 million. The Western Kenya Market Systems Manager is responsible for building relationships with public and private sector stakeholders, overseeing interventions, and managing staff and project partners. This position will be based in Kisumu (or Eldoret), Kenya, with frequent travel within Western Kenya.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage technical and administrative personnel and subcontractors in the implementation of a large, complex activity to build capacity of actors in targeted value chains.
    • Lead the design and implementation of agricultural market systems facilitation interventions
    • Ensure timely project implementation and technical reliability, monitor project activities, and ensure quality.
    • Provide technical and/or operational guidance and serve as a subject matter expert
    • Develop relationships with county governments and private agribusinesses
    • Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed management plans that may include implementation plans, deliverable tracking, etc., for activities in Western Kenya.
    • Ensure effective coordination and synergies between policy –level, market level, and community based activities, while managing heavy procurements, deliveries and other related logistical actions.
    • Manage county-level satellite offices.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    · Master’s degree in international development, economics, business, agricultural or rural development and at least 9 years of demonstrated management experience in managing value chain or agri-business projects.

    · At least 12 years’ experience in economic growth, value chain development, or agricultural development programs is required. Experience in dairy or horticulture is preferred.

    · Knowledge of market facilitation approach (M4P) is required.

    · Knowledgeable and experienced with international development contracting policies and procedures, specifically USAID. Experience working with grantees preferred.

    · Experience in Kenya is required; Experience in Western Kenya is preferred.

    · Knowledge of finance and private sector investment.

    · Understanding of agricultural policy environment in targeted counties and value chains required.

    · Ability to build consensus and demonstrated ability to recruit and develop high performing teams; demonstrated ability to manage staff.

    · Experience and demonstrated capacity to build and sustain partnerships to achieve development results.

    · Excellent oral and written skills in English. Fluency in Kiswahili required.

    · Demonstrated ability to be collaborative across projects, flexible and creative.

    · Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.


    How to apply:

    To Respond: Individuals are invited to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with current contact information and details (including achievements) of relevant experience to F_Agrecruit@rti.org. All applicants should list the position they are applying for as the subject line in their e-mail.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 13 Jul 2017

    RTI is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Director of Agricultural Policy & Stakeholder Engagement position on an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity. The goal of the activity is to improve productivity and incomes of smallholder Kenyan farmers and strengthen market systems. USAID anticipates a five-year period of performance with a total estimated cost of $50 million. The Director of Agricultural Policy & Stakeholder Engagement is responsible for engaging public sector stakeholders, including county governments, to facilitate improvements to the agricultural policy environment and public-private sector relationships. This position will be in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel to Western and Eastern Kenya.

    Responsibilities:

    • Support initial value chain assessment and strategy development
    • Develop and maintain relationships with national and county level public and private sector stakeholders in agriculture sectors
    • Facilitate dialogue between county governments and private agribusinesses
    • Develop, adapt, and oversee implementation of governance self-assessment and participatory tools
    • Build capacity of county governments to make productive investments in agriculture; Provide ongoing support to government counterparts to implement action plans and evaluate investments
    • Train local partners as service providers for the public sector
    • Lead interventions to improve accountability of public sector agricultural service delivery

    Minimum Qualifications:

    · Master’s degree in public administration, economics, business, agricultural or rural development and at least 9 years of experience in agricultural policy or market systems projects;

    · Experience in economic growth, agricultural development, or governance programs is required.

    · Demonstrated understanding of private sector agribusiness and investment; Knowledge of market facilitation approach is preferred.

    · Demonstrated success building relationships with Kenyan government and private sector stakeholders.

    · Knowledge of global best practices for local governance and accountability.

    · Experience with organizational capacity assessments and institutional capacity strengthening.

    · Experience in Kenya is required.

    · Ability to build consensus and demonstrated ability to recruit and develop high performing teams; demonstrated ability to manage international and national staff.

    · Experience and demonstrated capacity to build and sustain partnerships to achieve development results.

    · Excellent oral and written skills in English. Fluency in Kiswahili preferred.

    · Demonstrated ability to be collaborative across projects, flexible and creative.

    · Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. n>


    How to apply:

    To Respond: Individuals are invited to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with current contact information and details (including achievements) of relevant experience toF_Agrecruit@rti.org. All applicants should list the position they are applying for as the subject line in their e-mail.


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Senegal
    Closing date: 21 Jul 2017

    POSITION SUMMARY

    RTI's Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic development. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government.

    RTI is currently seeking senior-level Senegalese national professionals with experience in governance for an USAID-funded project in Senegal. Senegal GOLD (Governance for Local Development) is a five-year program.

    The project’s activities will contribute to the achievement of three sub-intermediate results under the Intermediate Result (IR) 3.2 of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy: “Responsive Democratic Governance Strengthened.” These three sub-intermediate results are: 1) citizen engagement in governance processes increased, 2) effective local governance strengthened, and 3) government transparency and accountability improved. The Activity will also contribute to strengthening health systems and health care technical services, WASH, food security, and education technical services.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    *L*eads and manages all technical activities.

    • Directly oversees Regional Coordinators, Senior Local Governance Specialist, Social Inclusion and Communication Specialist, and IT Specialist.

    • Coordinates technical interventions with USAID program DCOPs and Technical Coordinators.

    • Promotes and ensures synergies/integration among all Activity Results and ensures that cross-cutting priorities (including gender, youth, and PWD) are considered and integrated with each result.

    • Manages the mobilization of necessary technical expertise from international, national, and local partners.

    • Serves as Acting COP in COP’s absence.

    • Reports to the COP.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in social sciences, community development, communications, business, international development, and/or other related field with 12 years of experience, or a bachelor’s degree in the same fields with 16 years of experience.

    • At least 12 years of relevant experience in international development.

    • Solid experience working in engagement of local elected, civil society and local administration actors in Senegal, capacity development, training, community organizing, policy advocacy, or other relevant fields is required.

    • The Technical Coordinator must be able to demonstrate successful experience managing staff and projects in the area of civil society development, decentralization and local governance.

    • Experience working well for a manager. In other words, can the Technical Coordinator work well with the manager and as a team player.

    • An in-depth understanding of and ability to effectively function in the Senegalese political, cultural, and social landscape, as well as a proven track record of working effectively with host country governments at various levels.

    • English and French oral, reading, and writing proficiency is required.


    How to apply:

    Applicants are requested to send:


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    Organization: RTI International
    Country: Somalia
    Closing date: 21 Aug 2017

    Job Title:

    Fisheries Team Leader

    Location:

    Mogadishu, with travel within and beyond Somalia

    Duration:

    Full-Time position

    Background:

    Growth, Enterprise, Employment & Livelihoods (GEEL) is 5-year USAID-funded project designed to promote and facilitate inclusive economic growth in Puntland, Somaliland and other existing and emerging federal states. The project is currently focusing on the agricultural sector (dairy, fisheries, sesame and banana) but is anticipated to expand in the future into other sectors of the economy. It will also seek to strengthen the business enabling environment through improving access to finance, policy and regulation, and business development services. Particular focus will be given to increase the participation of women and youth in the economy as entrepreneurs, employers, and employees.

    Objectives:

    The Fisheries Team Leader will be responsible for leading and implementing GEEL’s fisheries sector activities in accordance with GEEL’s annual work plans, in order to achieve GEEL’s contractual deliverables and indicator targets. H/she will engage with private sector enterprises, potential investors, cooperatives, women’s groups and government representatives with the overall goal of increasing investment, productivity and employment in the sector. Emphasis will be given to monitoring and sustainable management of fish stocks, particularly through the implementation of international fisheries management obligations.

    Rationale:

    The Fisheries Team Leader would join an existing team who is now implementing the Year Two Work Plan’s activities directly targeting the fisheries sector. It is widely acknowledged that fisheries have a key role to play in expanding sustainable employment, enterprise and livelihoods in Somalia. The sector is also ripe for the introduction of new renewable energy technologies and investment – other key GEEL goals.

    Responsibilities:

    The Fisheries Team Leader will be responsible for the following tasks:

    1. Design, manage and/or implement fisheries sector activities according to annual work plans;

    2. Work closely with key sector stakeholders to create new market linkages and export networks, ensuring interventions in the fisheries sector increase gender equity;

    3. Facilitate the integration of fishermen and fishing cooperatives into the broader fisheries sector;

    4. Increase the competitiveness of Somali seafood products;

    5. Manage local staff and short term consultants that may be recruited to GEEL to work on fisheries sector activities;

    6. Represent GEEL among the various stakeholders engaged in the fisheries sector, including fisherfolk, processors, associations, exporters, researchers, government, and donors with similar projects.

    7. Design and implementation of competitiveness events related to the fisheries sector in close collaboration with the Agricultural Value Chain Team Leader, DCOP and Investment Advisor.

    8. Identify and evaluate key businesses or business proposals that will receive mentoring and technical support from GEEL;

    9. Review grant applications from fisheries sector applicants and advise on their feasibility for in-kind assistance;

    10. Lead study tours for businessmen and Government officials involved in the fisheries sector;

    11. Assist and mentor Somali Ministry officials and politicians to meet their obligations in bodies such as FISH-i-Africa and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission;

    12. Detailed liaison and briefings as may be requested on fisheries issues by COP and USAID;

    13. Any other tasks that may be allotted to the post

    Reporting:

    The Fisheries Team Leader will report directly to the Value Chains Specialist or his designee and will be responsible for managing both fisheries sector staff within GEEL and fisheries sector consultants.

    Required Qualifications:

    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field. Master’s preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant competency area, including Environmental management, Agriculture, Natural resource management, Natural science, Environmental science, or other relevant field;
    • Minimum five years of experience working in the marine and fisheries sector, preferably with an INGO, the private sector, or a government agency. Preference for those with demonstrated experience contributing to fishing industry development, establishing seafood value chains, and/or advising on best practices in seafood industry/health safety standards.
    • Experience with fisheries cold storage facilities and cold chain development, and IUU fishing valuable.
    • Experience working collaboratively with host country governments and the local private sector, leading policy discussions, and coordinating activities with those of other donors.
    • Experience managing culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Knowledge of international fishing conventions and projects preferred.

    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask, organize, and work productively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

    • Willingness to work in fragile/post-conflict countries.

    • Demonstrated experience managing or implementing projects in Somalia or surrounding areas highly preferred.

    • Excellent oral and written English and Somali language skills.

    • Honest and trustworthy.

    • Ability to work independently and as part of team.

    • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Word & Excel).

    • Well-organized and able to perform effectively within tight deadlines.

    • Hard-working, self-motivated and possessing a positive attitude.

    • Willingness and/or ability to travel throughout Somalia.

    • Ability to interact with various local media outlets and government stakeholders on behalf of the project.


    How to apply:

    Please apply here:

    http://m.rfer.us/RTIyQt14A


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