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Posted: 09 July 2019
Apply by: 30 July 2019

The East-West Management Institute (EWMI), in cooperation with Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Economy and local government authorities, is implementing the Socio-Economic Development Activity in Azerbaijan (SEDA) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). SEDA contributes to the advancement of socio-economic development at the regional level in Azerbaijan by strengthening stakeholder participation in setting priorities for socio-economic programs, and by supporting community-driven socio economic projects (CSEPs) in selected rayons.

EWMI is seeking an international expert to serve as Procurement Adviser for SEDA. This is a full-time position for 12 months, based in SEDA’s Baku office, starting on October 1, 2018. 

Position Description: The Procurement Adviser will supervise SEDA procurement related to SEDA-funded CSEPs, working with the Baku-based team of two local procurement specialists..  The Procurement Adviser will use his/her technical skills, education, experience, and country knowledge to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Directly oversee the procurement process for CSEPs up to contract signing, implementation, and hand over to respective public entity;
  • Approve SEDA’s Offer Review Committee (ORC) members and serve as ORC Chairperson for CSEP procurement;
  • Review and approve contracts for vendors selected to implement CSEPs;
  • Review and approve contractor payment requests by signing off on contractor invoices in accordance with SEDA’s CSEP Development Guidelines Procurement Manual, EWMI and USAID procedures, cost principles, and regulations;
  • Ensure that the CSEP Development Guidelines and the Procurement Manual remains updated and consistent with current SEDA practices and make recommendations to EWMI’s home office to streamline or revise procurement processes and forms;
  • Ensure the quality control of all programmatic and procurement procedures related to the implementation of the CSEPs; and
  • Perform other tasks assigned by EWMI’s home office Project Director and SEDA CoP for SEDA on an ad hoc basis that are consistent with this Job Description and SEDA’s general requirements.

Requirements: Successful applicants will possess:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in working with USAID-funded international development projects;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
  • Prior experience in project management and mid-scale procurement;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English; working knowledge of Russian language is an asset;
  • Experience working in programs related to Azerbaijan, the Caucasus region, or Eastern and Central Europe;
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in management, finance, international development, or related field; advanced degree preferred;
  • Very well organized and detail oriented;
  • Impeccable professional and personal integrity; and
  • Demonstrated capacity to work very well and constructively as part of a diverse team.

To Apply: Please submit a brief (one page only) cover letter summarizing how you meet the above requirements, together with a CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: employment@ewmi.org. The positions will be filled on a rolling basis, and applications received after July 30, 2019, will not be considered.  Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 22 May 2019
Apply by: 02 June 2019

Media Component Team Leader - USAID Justice for All Project in Albania

The Justice for All Project in Albania (the Project), implemented by the East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking an experienced Team Leader to head the Project’s Component 3 work in the area of fact-checking, media development and investigative journalism. 

Position Description: The overall purpose of Component 3 is to build citizen demand for reduction of corruption, fraud, and other criminal activities by exposing these activities through well balanced journalism with an emphasis on court and crime reporting, fact-checking and investigative reporting.  The Component 3 Team Leader is responsible for designing, developing and implementing all Component 3 activities, including but not limited to:

  • Designing and overseeing all Component 3 activities in order to strengthen investigative journalism skills and fact-checking capacity in Albania;
  • Guide the Project’s work to build the capacity of the Project’s media counterparts;
  • Supervise and monitor grants development and implementation in support of achieving  Component 3 goals;
  • Develop and draft scopes of work for short-term technical assistance (STTA) needed for the successful implementation of Component 3; 
  • Provide support and guidance to international, regional and national short term technical advisors;
  • Draft Component 3 sections of project reports including the quarterly, annual, and other reports and the Component 3 annual work plan;
  • Contribute to all other tasks as required by the project Chief of Party.

Minimum Requirements / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Five or more years in media/journalism and development, including support to those working in media for training and capacity development;
  2. Proven ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships across a broad spectrum of media and journalistic landscapes;
  3. Knowledge of Fact Checking as a core tool for media and journalists;
  4. Prior experience working on an international development project;
  5. Prior experience developing and supervising grants;
  6. Fluency in Albanian and English and proven ability to communicate both orally and in writing in both languages;
  7. Albanian citizenship required.

Reporting and Supervision

The Component 3 Team Leader will report to the project’s Chief of Party.

Timing, Duration, and Place of Performance

This is a full time, long-term position and is expected to continue through the project end date of early March 2021. 

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that explains how the candidate meets the qualifications, a resume that is no longer than four pages and that includes the names and contact information for three professional references to: jfainfo@ewmi.org.

Please include in the caption of the email the title of the position being applied for.  The attachments (cover letter and CV) should likewise be named to include the position applied for and the applicant’s last name. 

Closing date: COB June 2, 2019

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  

Applicants should send all communications to the above noted email address and should not contact staff of the Justice for All Project, USAID or EWMI.  EWMI does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, race, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

 

 

 

Posted: 25 March 2019
Apply by: 12 April 2019

Job opportunities with an upcoming USAID-funded program in Central Asia

 

Apply immediately, but no later than Friday, April 12, 2019

 

East West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by nationals of Kazakhstan and nationals of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan living and working in Kazakhstan for a number of positions as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded Regional Civil Society Program for Central Asia. The program will work to cultivate a vibrant and citizen-oriented civil society in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. These are long-term positions and offer a generous benefits package. The assignments are expected to start around September 2019.

 

Deputy Chief of Party         

  • At least 10 years of experience in managing civil society development programs, preferably for an international organization;
  • Deep understanding of the challenges faced by civil society organizations (CSOs) and civic activists in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan, and of the strategies for addressing them;
  • Experience in managing staff and leading teams;
  • Understanding of approaches to ensure gender mainstreaming and social inclusion;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

                             

Youth Engagement Manager

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing youth-focused programs, preferably for an international organization;
  • Very good knowledge of the wide variety of youth development and support approaches and programs;
  • Proven track record of applying creativity and youth positive development principles in working with youth;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

Policy and Advocacy Manager

  • Deep understanding of challenges for public policy formulation and decision-making in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan, and of the strategies for addressing them;
  • Significant experience in facilitating interactions among various stakeholders including the   Parliament, public institutions, CSOs, and the private sector;
  • Graduate degree in political science, public administration, economics, or other related fields;                         
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

Capacity Development Manager

  • Experienced trainer and mentor on a wide range of skills of use to CSOs;
  • Significant experience in managing capacity development programs and activities benefiting civil society;
  • Proven track record of being well organized and successful in working as part of a team;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

Finance and HR Manager                           

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing the finance and HR aspects of international donor programs;
  • Experience in working for USAID-funded programs strongly preferred;
  • Proven track record of efficiency and high professional and personal integrity in carrying out his/her tasks;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

Grants Manager

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing grants for CSOs, preferably as part of an international donor program;
  • Experience in working for USAID-funded programs strongly preferred;
  • Proven track record of being well organized and successful in working as part of a team;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

M&E and Public Outreach Specialist

  • At least 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation and public outreach work for CSOs, preferably as part of an international donor program;
  • Experience in working for USAID-funded programs strongly preferred;
  • Proven track record of the deep understanding of communication and PR in the context of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan societies;
  • Very good spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Uzbek, Turkmen, or Tajik language is a plus.

 

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: cajobs@ewmi.org and include “Central Asia” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

About EWMI: Founded in 1988 as an independent, not-for-profit organization, EWMI promotes the rule of law, civil society, and free market systems globally.

 

Posted: 25 October 2018
Apply by: 12 April 2019

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI), a not-for-profit organization engaged in strengthening civil society and promoting the rule of law around the world, is hiring a Program Manager to work in its New York City headquarters to help manage its expanding portfolio of programs in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. 

Position Description: The Program Manager serves as the focal point within the organization for assigned countries and programs, liaising with all departments in HQ to provide support and ensure successful program implementation.  Tasks include preparing subgrants to local organizations, drafting consulting agreements with international experts, tracking expenditures against budgets, ensuring compliance with donor (especially USAID) rules and regulations, and documenting program accomplishments. The Program Manager may also train and mentor local project staff on these matters, assist in opening and closing of project offices overseas, and assist in the preparation of proposals for new projects. Ability to travel overseas for extended periods (up to four weeks) is required.

Requirements: Successful applicants will possess:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in supporting the implementation of international development projects;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills (in English; ability to speak other languages in regions where EWMI works is preferred);
  • The ability to prepare and read budgets and pipelines;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
  • Prior experience in promoting human rights, supporting civil society, and/or strengthening the rule of law;
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, or related field;
  • Experience having worked overseas in a developing country preferred;
  • Other specialized skills, such as with IT, public outreach, accounting, etc., is also preferred and should be highlighted.

To Apply: Please submit a brief (one page only) cover letter summarizing how you meet the above requirements, together with a CV (two pages only), and the names and contact information for three professional references to: employment@ewmi.org. The positions will be filled on a rolling basis, and applications received after COB on Monday, November 12th will not be considered.  Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 13 January 2017
Apply by: 28 February 2017

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI), a not-for-profit organization engaged in strengthening civil society and promoting the rule of law around the world, is hiring Rule of Law Experts for short-term (3-6 week) assignments in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and/or Asia. 

Position Description: EWMI is seeking a variety of rule of law experts, as follows:

  • Judicial Reform Experts: With experience in reforming the work of judicial councils, judges associations, and judicial training institutes.  Experts needed in the areas of judicial appointment, promotion, and discipline; judicial ethics; assessing judicial performance; promoting judicial independence; promoting judicial transparency and accountability; improving access to justice; and the design and delivery of judicial training initiatives in a broad spectrum of topics, including ethics, legal reasoning and writing, and gender equality, among other issues.  Experts also sought in designing and administering judicial appointment examinations.
  • Court Administration Experts: With experience in court management and budgeting; resource allocation; change management; case distribution, including the design and use of case weighting methodologies; caseload management and backlog reduction; use of information technology, including automated case assignment and case management systems; human resource management; public outreach and media affairs; audio and video recording of proceedings; improving access to courts; promoting improved coordination among various justice sector agencies and personnel (courts, prisons, process servers, experts, etc.); and the design and delivery of training programs for non-judicial court personnel, including on ethics, management, and backlog reduction.
  • International Human Rights Lawyers: With knowledge of UN and regional human rights standards and/or experience in the use of strategic litigation and other methods to promote compliance with such standards; experience in training judges, prosecutors, lawyers and law students on international and comparative human rights; and experience in training and mentoring lawyers, bar associations, and civil society organizations on protecting fundamental human rights such as on right to counsel, freedom from torture, gender equality, non-discrimination, etc.
  • Bar Reform Experts: With experience in strengthening the capacity of bar associations and similar groups to advocate for equality of arms, protect human rights, and promote the rule of law. Experts also sought in the design and delivery of continuing legal education programs, in particular (but not limited to) regarding ethics, legal writing and reasoning, advocacy skills, gender equality, etc.  Experts also sought in designing and administering bar examinations. 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Experts: With experience in promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution methodologies, including mediation (court annexed or otherwise) and arbitration in civil, commercial, and criminal (plea bargaining) cases.  Experience needed in particular in the design of such systems; training judges, lawyers, and other court staff on the ethical usage of ADR; and public outreach and education concerning the benefits of ADR. Experts also needed in the use of traditional dispute resolution methods, and in conforming such to modern human rights requirements, and ensuring coordination with formal justice systems.
  • Enforcement of Judgments Experts: With experience in designing efficient systems for enforcing civil and commercial judgments, including through privatized systems, improved public systems, or hybrid systems.  Experts needed for training bailiffs, lawyers, and judges on systems and methodologies for enforcing judgments.
  • Access to Justice Experts: Legal experts needed to design approaches to improving access to justice for citizens, in particular for the indigent.  Specific expertise needed in the operations of legal aid agencies, such as hiring, promoting, and training legal aid lawyers; the role of civil society organizations in providing legal aid; the role of traditional dispute resolution in providing justice; overcoming physical barriers to courts; and public outreach and education concerning citizens’ rights.

Experts will be hired as consultants for short-term (3-6 week) assignments that require overseas travel. International development experience is preferred.

To Apply: Please submit a brief (one page only) cover letter summarizing how you meet the above requirements, together with a CV (two pages only), and the names and contact information for three professional references to: employment@ewmi.org. Please include the specific position for which you are applying in the subject of the email. Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.