To the Editor:

Re “At Cuomo’s Upstate Film Hub, Some Drama but Little Action” (front page, Aug. 23):

Central New York’s new film studio, Central New York Hub, is by all measures a success. Unfortunately that is in contrast with the message conveyed in your article.

A studio is not like a standard office complex with permanent workers who punch a clock Monday through Friday. The very nature of this kind of production facility is to continually bring in new projects, jobs and investments supporting area businesses including hotels, restaurants and local vendors.

In just its first year, four movies have been shot at the film hub, in addition to other projects. These films include top talent from Hollywood such as Ron Perlman, Tom Berenger, Keith David, Christina Hendricks and Ian McShane.

The Times overlooked both the true success and real mission of the hub, which is to act as a magnet for small and midsize budget movies that complement, not compete with, larger productions based in New York City. We continue to expand the studio’s capabilities and look forward to its further growth and success.

JERRY GRETZINGER

Albany

The writer is vice president, strategic communications and public relations, at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, which manages the film hub.

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Beloved Willy Wonka actor Gene Wilder died Aug. 28, and as the news spread on Monday, celebrities took to social media to remember the star, his iconic films and his contributions to comedy.

Wilder, who was 83, passed away from complications resulting from Alzheimer’s disease, his family reported on Monday. His frequent collaborator and friend, Mel Brooks, remembered Wilder as “one of the truly great talents.”

NEWS: Iconic Comedian Gene Wilder Dies At Age 83

“Gene Wilder – One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship,” he tweeted on Monday.

Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.

— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016

Russell Crowe shared fond memories of watching the Wilder-Brooks classic, Blazing Saddles. “I saw Blazing Saddles 7 times at the cinema with my school friends. George St. Cows outside. Gene Wilder you were a genius. Rest in Peace,” he wrote.

I saw Blazing Saddles 7 times at the cinema with my school friends . George St. Cows outside.
Gene Wilder you were a genius. Rest in Peace.

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) August 29, 2016

News Radio star Dave Foley said Wilder’s talent was too great for the term ‘actor.’

“Gene Wilder’s talent was too great to be contained by the term ‘actor.’ Instead he should be thought of as a ‘genre.’ #RIPGeneWilder.”

Gene Wilder’s talent was too great to be contained by the term “actor”. Instead he should be thought of as a “genre”. #RIPGeneWilder

— Dave Foley (@DaveSFoley) August 29, 2016

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried posted a throwback pic of himself with Wilder and his Silver Streak co-star, the late Richard Pryor.

PHOTOS: Stars We’ve Lost In Recent Years

Read more tributes to the great comedic actor below. 

Gene Wilder as one of my earliest heroes. Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka, are CLINICS on comic acting. Sad to hear of his passing.

— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) August 29, 2016

so sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, gene wilder… such an incredible man… i’ll miss you ❤️

— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) August 29, 2016

“Good Day Sir!”
RIP Gene Wilder

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 29, 2016

R.I.P to the incomparable Gene Wilder. You filled so many childhoods, mine included, with wonder, laughter & joy. Thank you.

— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 29, 2016

The greatest comedic mind of my childhood is now gone. #RIP #GeneWilder & thank you 4 your pure imagination. This one hits hard.

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 29, 2016

Oh, no. Gene Wilder. Seriously one of the funniest humans ever. Sad. RIP

— marc maron (@marcmaron) August 29, 2016

Bye bye Willie Wonka , God speed . Mr Gene Wilder R. I .P 🕊

— Roma Downey (@RealRomaDowney) August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder was such a HUGE part of my childhood!!! Thanks for everything Gene! You made a massive difference to millions.

— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder had a sweetness and a comedic grace befitting a Silent Film era star. R.I.P.

— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) August 29, 2016

it’s nice to think of Gene Wilder now back with his beloved Gilda Radner and his fellow genius Richard Pryor. RIP

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 29, 2016

RIP Gene Wilder, whose great works will require a full holiday weekend. “Blazing Saddles” opens, and then (the real) “The Producers,” and…

— Josh Elliott (@JoshElliott32) August 29, 2016

I’ll never forget how happy my father was to show me Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel in “The Producers.” Theirs was a comedic masterclass….

— Josh Elliott (@JoshElliott32) August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder was one of the funniest and sweetest energies ever to take a human form. If there’s a heaven he has a Golden Ticket. ;^)

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 29, 2016

A man who lit up the world with his joy and genius. I can’t say what it meant to act with him and get to know his heart. ❤️RIP #GeneWilder

— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 29, 2016

RIP Gene Wilder. Only happy memories of making Sunday Lovers together.

— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) August 29, 2016

R.I.P Gene Wilder. As funny as they come.

— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) August 29, 2016

There’s a big hole in Comedy’s heart with the loss of Gene Wilder today. RIP Willy Wonka.

— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) August 29, 2016

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Organization: Program for Appropriate Technology in Health
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 29 Sep 2016

PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. Learn more at www.path.org.

PATH’s Digital Health team is dedicated to scaling Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the low and middle-income countries. Our work spans the entire software development lifecycle from analysis of information systems to deployment and long-term use of those systems. The Digital Health team at PATH works with government ministries of health, information and communication technology companies, the global health sector, and donors to improve the design, development, interoperability, and implementation of management information systems.

We are seeking an experienced professional to guide implementation of sustainable solutions for Vietnam’s Global Health Security priorities and scalable health information systems in general. The Technical Program Manager will functionally report to the Project Director of the Global Health Security Project (GHSP) in Vietnam and be a member of the global Digital Health Solutions team. His/her job will be to work with the PATH country leader to develop a digital health strategy to support the many health information system aspects of GHSP, the PATH Vietnam/Mekong program, and provide regional coordination of digital health activities and their implementation working closely with PATH’s programmatic, Measurement & Evaluation, and Information Technology (IT) groups. The person in this role will act as a liaison with PATH’s Digital Health and Information Technology teams, bridging local ICT needs and global solutions. This role acts as a champion for global ICT solutions implemented in the country, and will often act in cooperation with local IT staff.

This position is a blend of hands-on systems analyst, methodology developer, and teacher/mentor requiring applied skills in systems thinking, learning systems, systems analysis, and multicultural group facilitation. This position, based in Hanoi, Vietnam requires the ability to travel at least 30% of the time, with continuous periods of up to three weeks possible. Responsibilities include:

Leadership & Governance. Actively support intra-government convening with Ministry of Health to establish guidelines, review data systems, and oversee adherence to eHealth strategies and standards.

Infrastructure. Maintain landscape of country and regional infrastructure regarding availability of existing systems, electricity, connectivity, server hosting capabilities, IT development capacity, and maintenance support for various levels of the health system. Strategy & Investment. Articulate vision for digital health systems, and data use for the country, building a case for action, and align donor investments through technical contribution to concepts and proposals.

Policy & Processes. Assist national policymakers in adoption of evidence-based policies that strengthen surveillance, laboratory, immunization, and other health information systems.

Standards & Interoperability. Foster harmonization of national interoperability architecture in support of communication with and between Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs), and technology standards to improve health system performance.

Services & Applications. Promote PATH’s user-centric design methodologies for service and applications. Ensure data platforms have strong technical project management and change management support.

Workforce. Catalyze efforts to grow qualified technical staff in the region (e.g. software design, development, project management, and ICT support). Build capacity for data use at each level of the health system through the establishment of peer-networking, mentoring, and other methods.

The selected individual will also be expected to work closely with the global Digital Health team and country/regional leadership to respond to ministerial, donor, and PATH requirements; provide regular human interest stories; and assist with communication in general as to demonstrate PATH’s contribution to better health.

Required Skills:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in at least two of the following industries: health information systems, IT management, or equivalent information system design, development, and administration.
  • Graduate degree in public administration, business administration, management information systems, or computer science.
  • Capable leader who has worked extensively in multi-national, multi-cultural environments bringing diverse groups together to achieve a common purpose with patience, grace and humility across the Mekong region.
  • Excellent English oral, written, and presentation skills including evidence of quality proposal development, report writing, and presentations. Fluency in Vietnamese is strongly desired.
  • Advanced document creation, collaboration and management skills including the use of Microsoft Office, Visio or equivalent business process modeling notation (BPMN) skills. Graphic design, modeling, and visualization skills.
  • Demonstrably strong analytical skills, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, enterprise architecture, IT architecture and systems analysis, and excellent deductive and inductive reasoning skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with both ICT professionals and health sector professionals and be able to facilitate communication between these communities.
  • Understanding of the global health context including, surveillance systems, and international health architecture.
  • Superior project management skills of virtual teams with demonstrated ability to manage vendors, collaborate with partners, and coordinate implementation activities through the use of project management and agile software management tools.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

How to apply:

To apply, please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/2bcJNBG

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Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 12 Sep 2016

Position Title: Humanitarian Advisor (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-16-000076

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $92,145- $119,794

Issuance Date: August 29, 2016

Closing Date: September 12, 2016

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Humanitarian Advisor under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: Where you heard about this job (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE ABOUT THE DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM/SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an offer. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Reed

Contracting Officer

INTRODUCTION

The Humanitarian Policy Team guides USAID’s engagement in humanitarian policy issues, both developing internal OFDA guidance on humanitarian policy and practices, and engaging other USG counterparts to develop and advance USG humanitarian policy positions. The team engages heavily with the UN, participates in a range of global fora, serves on advisory boards of research and learning institutions, hosts special events with the international community, and develops and maintains bilateral donor relationships with both traditional and global rising actors.

The Humanitarian Advisor position is part of the Humanitarian Policy Team, serving as an integral part of the HPGE team which closely coordinates with other parts of the USG community on humanitarian issues. The position assists in planning DCHA strategies and responses to humanitarian crises; advocates and educates on humanitarian issues; provides guidance on policy issues; and prepares key briefings and guidance.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Humanitarian Advisor in order to meet its objectives of programming, coordinating with other donors, and situational analysis on humanitarian policy issues and developing policy guidance.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Humanitarian Advisor is part of a humanitarian policy team that provides critical analysis on humanitarian policy issues, works closely with high-ranking officials within the international community, and serves as a key source of information on humanitarian issues and humanitarian policy for the office. He/She will help plan organizational strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, actively work with members of UN delegations on U.S. positions on humanitarian issues, provide effective liaisons with the UN offices in Geneva, Rome and New York, and anticipate and prepare documents and briefing memos on humanitarian issues for important meetings and events. The Humanitarian Advisor will also raise critical issues with the UN on behalf of OFDA, DCHA offices, and other U.S. Government (USG) agencies and must have the ability to multi-task. The assignment involves providing expert analytical and advisory support on humanitarian issues for the planning, development, and execution of U.S. foreign policy within a broad and complex geographic or functional specialty area. The work requires applying a rigorous analytical approach to data and the Humanitarian Advisor will receive general guidance but will be expected to execute independent judgment and analysis.

Contacts will be within the USG, as well as personnel at U.S. posts worldwide, senior analysts and officials in UN and other agencies, experts, and representatives of non-governmental organizations. The role requires significant interaction with foreign delegates, demanding strong diplomatic and communication skills to accurately represent U.S. positions in a complex multilateral setting, based on guidance from Washington. Contacts occur in a wide variety of planned and unplanned, formal and informal settings, including open meetings, conferences, and negotiating sessions, where the Humanitarian Policy Team Leader may be called upon to explain and defend U.S. positions on humanitarian issues.

The position requires extensive experience with and a thorough understanding of the international humanitarian assistance environment, operations, related policies, regulations, and inter-relationships between the USG, donor, and other international organizations. The position requires the ability to translate field experience into policy recommendations. Detailed knowledge of humanitarian policy issues such as internal displacement, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian principles, and other related topics is required. The Humanitarian Advisor will be required to be available for overseas travel which may be up to 50% of the year, with deployments possibly lasting up to 90 days.

The Humanitarian Advisor’s duties and responsibilities will include the following:

· As part of a humanitarian policy team, assist in the identification, research, analysis, and development of recommendations on all issues and matters relating to humanitarian affairs and anticipate the need for such policy analysis.

· Represent USAID at donor meetings covering a broad range of humanitarian issues and provide DCHA Bureau with analysis and guidance on relations with the UN system.

· As part of a senior policy team working on humanitarian issues in OFDA’s Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement Division, interact with State Department colleagues on developing strategies and policies toward UN agencies and humanitarian issues.

· Anticipate the needs of the organization regarding developments in the areas of humanitarian affairs and prepare analyses, briefings, documents, and meetings as required.

· Attend various NGO, UN, and other meetings and provide authoritative information and views to formulate humanitarian policies and coordinate strategies on policy issues.

· Initiate and maintain strong working relationships with other donor countries in order to promote humanitarian principles and coordinate disaster response activities.

· Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with other relevant USG offices and serve as an expert point of contact for these groups in the area of humanitarian affairs. The incumbent will influence policy.

· Represent DCHA on specific humanitarian issues of concern with international organizations and non-governmental organizations and convey demarche messages as needed.

· Represent USAID at meetings with the UN, international organizations, and other donors, and at other conferences sponsored by members of the international community, and provide guidance and advice on USG positions, negotiating strategies, and, in consultation with USAID/Washington, conduct negotiations with the donor community and make recommendations to the appropriate officials in USAID.

· Work with counterparts in other donor organizations at the most senior levels to exchange information, establish meetings on specific donor issues, solicit publications, and collect information on training opportunities; coordinate these activities with relevant USAID officers.

· Advise USAID/OFDA staff on issues regarding donations and requests for USG support and information sharing from private and public interest groups, including those formed on an ad hoc basis during disaster assistance operations.

· The USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. The USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

· Sign-up for and serve as needed multiple times throughout the year on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

· Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months; and

· As needed, serve on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, human rights, economics, public health, disaster management, public policy, or a related field) plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief,humanitarian assistance, and on humanitarian policy issues, including two (2) years working directly on response issues. Experience working for the U.S. Government or with an international organization strongly preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, human rights, economics, public health, disaster management, public policy, or a related field), plus five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in emergency relief, humanitarian assistance, and on humanitarian policy issues, including two (2) years working directly on response issues. Experience working for the U.S. Government or with an international organization strongly preferred.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

· Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

· USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

· Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

· Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

· Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Proven experience in providing expert guidance in the area of humanitarian assistance with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments, based on hands-on experience in the field of humanitarian assistance and a thorough knowledge of the international humanitarian system concepts and issues. Demonstrated knowledge of the structures, mandates, and policies of the actors within the international humanitarian architecture;

QRF #2 Experience with the role of liaison in inter-agency relationships at all levels throughout the humanitarian and foreign policy communities; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and organizations involved in disaster response/preparedness/mitigation and humanitarian assistance, including USG agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other governments;

QRF #3 Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, preparing and presenting analysis, providing guidance, soliciting sensitive information, and negotiating agreement on humanitarian issues;

QRF #4 Demonstrated ability to multi-task and consistently and independently perform in a high visibility, high-pressure environment and accurately represent USG policy positions. Strong work ethic and ability to initiate, develop, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Proven diplomatic and leadership skills; and

QRF #5 Direct experience with U.S. policy and regulations for responses to natural disasters and complex emergencies, as well as experience with USG systems and structure.

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 15points

QRF #2 – 10 points

QRF #3 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 10 points

QRF #5 – 5 points

Interview Performance – 30 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 20 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: Where you heard about this job (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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Organization: Plan
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 12 Sep 2016

The post holder will ensure the quality and professionalism of Plan International International’s EiE programs in the WARO. The post holder will provide advice and support to programs, build policy, guidance and capacity within the organization, and contribute to establishing Plan International’s reputation for this work among international organizations.

The position will be attached to the Plan International West Africa Regional Office

Dimensions of Role:

  • Support Plan International country offices before and during disasters on assessment, analysis of needs and and the design, monitoring and evaluation of programmes to address those needs, with deployment into emergencies as required.

  • Support capacity development of country office preparedness to Plan International and implement effective and high quality EiE interventions in case of disaster.

  • Provide technical and policy leadership to relevant networks/platforms at regional level engaged in EiE and contribute to establishing Plan International’s reputation in EiE among international organizations.

  • Support Plan International’s monitoring, evaluation & research as well as organizational learning across the African region on EiE.

    Typical Responsibilities & Key End Results of Position

  • Technical Support in EiE and ECCDiE interventions

Result: Plan Internationals response to education and ECCD in emergencies has increased in scale, and the interventions are of high quality and internationally recognized.

  • Building capacity for disaster preparedness in relation to EiE and ECCDiE

Result: All Plan International country offices in the WARO have a high level of capacity to respond effectively to the education and ECCD needs of children in the case of disaster with high quality.

  • Engagement in networks/platforms:

Result: Plan International extends impact and builds profile by working collaboratively or in partnership with others on EiE and ECCDiE.

  • Monitoring, evaluation & research and organizational learning

Result: Plan International will learn from the successes and challenges of our work in EiE and ECCDiE.

Job requirements

Knowledge

· In depth knowledge and practical experience with education and early childhood care and development (ECCD) in emergency planning, implementation and monitoring;

· Knowledge and experience of protection of children in disaster situations, including in particular protection of vulnerable children and gender; Knowledge of how to integrate child protection into education and ECCD interventions.

  • Experience of working in an international NGO, preferably in the African/West African context;
  • Experience in developing curriculum in the areas of teacher training (of primary school teachers), non-formal education for youth, early childhood care and development (ECCD)
  • Experience with coordination and/or the Education/Child Protection clusters
  • Knowledge of the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies
  • Experience with developing monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Experience with grant writing and donor reporting

Skills

· Excellent skills for facilitating organisational capacity building and learning processes (training, technical support, documenting and sharing best practices)

  • Project management including planning and scheduling, process design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Skills for networking, establishing partnerships and providing leadership to cooperation among different actors
  • Fluency in English and French (working knowledge of Portuguese an advantage)
  • Clear communication, presentation style as well as good interpersonal skills are essential
  • Capability to travel and establish to remote field location.

Behaviours

  • Commitment to Plan International’s child-rights based approach to programming and the principles outlined in our CCCD approach
  • Able to work calmly under extreme pressure and at unpredictable hours during emergency response.

How to apply:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Details of 2 referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor
  4. Please forward all applications to WARO.Recruitment@plan-international.org no later than 12th September 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Organization: Engility Corporation
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 11 Oct 2016

About Engility:

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.

Description:

IRG, an Engility Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Recruitment Specialist for its Alexandria, VA office (located near the Braddock Road metro) to support our International Team. The Recruitment Specialist's responsibilities focus on maintaining and enhancing Engility's ability to match potential candidates with long- and short-term international assignments to work on upcoming proposals and bids as well as filling current project based openings with a quick turnaround, and playing a key role in Engility's proposal development process.

Position Responsibilities:

The Recruitment Specialist (RS) is responsible for identifying technical experts for upcoming or current short and long-term international assignments working with USAID, State Department and Justice Department. Work is performed utilizing our iCIMS recruitment system, and in compliance with company HR and Recruitment processes.

  • Works closely with the proposal and capture team on developing the staffing solution for international Requests for Proposals, putting together teams to meet specific requirements of the bid
  • Conducts searches virtually for candidates, as well as through traveling to the field for local in-country recruitment
  • Contacts potential candidates, developing relationships with potential employees and tracking them on a roster of go-to technical experts and Key Personnel Staff
  • Develops and posts position advertisements broadly utilizing a wide-range of local and international recruitment list serves and job boards, etc.
  • Interview candidates, drafting notes and sharing them with the team, as well as documenting in our iCIMS database
  • Collaborates with Practice Areas and proposal staff to finalize candidate selections, utilizing matrices of candidates to present options to the Capture Manager and proposal team
  • Working with the Recruitment Associate, oversees the preparation of personnel-related annexes, including resumes, biodata forms and matrices
  • Maintains organization of electronic filing systems including: the resume drive, recruitment database, and recruitment email boxes
  • Ensures that all personnel-related documents are efficiently collected in the iCIMS recruitment database
  • Ensures prompt clean-up of files post-proposal submission, saving updated resumes in iCIMS
  • Attends career fairs and networking events representing the company, attracting top talent and following up to bring in candidates for informational interviews as well as interviews for current and proposal related openings
  • Conducts and documents reference checks
  • Performs salary negotiations, and works with Recruitment Coordinator to draft and extend offer letters

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in relevant field including International Relations, International Development, Development Economics, Environmental Management, Public Administration etc.
  • A minimum of three years of full life cycle recruiting experience is required
  • Proposal and experience working on USAID, DoS or DOJ international proposals
  • Prior experience recruiting Technical Experts for international proposals for a government contractor
  • Computer proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Proven ability and flexibility to work independently and with teams in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
  • Strong networking, interviewing, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven communication and networking skills including professional phone manner and ability to handle cold calling assignments
  • Ability to take initiative, pay attention to detail, and learn business practices and processes
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse team environment with all levels of staff and ability to maintain excellent work relationships with staff, candidates, and subcontractors

Engility is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Engility provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Engility maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, and need a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, please contact us via our home page.

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OUTRAGE: Adele, lost seven out of eight of her nominated awards to Beyonce

Brits were desperate to see their gal do well after Hello landed eight nods.

The single was up for gongs including the prestigious Video Of The Year as well as Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Best Cinematography.

But Adele, 28, left empty-handed, losing seven of the awards to Beyoncé, left, and the other to the late David Bowie, whose album Blackstar claimed Best Art Direction.

One furious fan tweeted: “How dare they snub Adele? Hello literally stopped the world.”

The single won a Brit for Single Of The Year, a Billboard Music Award for Top Selling Song and iHeart Radio Music Award for Song Of The Year.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s success made her the most awarded artist in the VMAs’ history. She now has a total of 24 gongs, overtaking Madonna’s previous record of 20.

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FIT: Minaj demonstrated how she got her famous big booty by bursting into sets of squats

Pink workout for a fit Nicki

IS Nicki Minaj about to release a fitness video? The rapper, 33, seemed to have killed two birds with one stone as she turned her performance into a workout session.

Dressed in a pink leotard, Nicki performed alongside Ariana Grande for their single Side To Side, and looked as if she was auditioning for a role in Madonna’s Hung Up video.

Nicki demonstrated how she got her famous big booty by bursting into sets of squats – which is pretty impressive in heels!

But the pair were blasted for simulating a sex act when two male dancers got a little too close for comfort.

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FLING: “I’m guessing we can finally say the on/off couple are most definitely an item again”

Drake seals it with a kiss

RIHANNA was the envy of a nation of girls after Drake confessed his love onstage.

As the Canadian rapper, 29, presented Ri with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, he kissed her and gushed: “She is someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.

“She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life I’ve looked up to her.”

The sweet speech comes just days after Drake brought his squeeze, 28, a billboard to congratulate her on the prize.

So, I’m guessing we can finally say the on/off couple are most definitely an item again.

The couple later hit the clubs where they were spotted dancing together, and then they both headed off to the same hotel.

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Hamilton’s seven-race flat card

PATRICK WEAVER
2.15- Golden Apollo
2.50- Thankyou Stars
3.25- Intalza
4.00- Bell Heather
4.35- El Beau
5.10- La Casa Tarifa
5.40- Slim Chance

STAR TIP
2.15- Frozen Kiss
2.50- Thankyou Stars
3.25- Intalza
4.00- Lincoln Rocks
4.35- Eez Eh
5.10- Harome
5.40- Lothair

Worcester’s seven-race jumps card

PATRICK WEAVER
4.25- Adam Du Breteau
5.00- Roman Flight
5.30- Invocation
6.00- Dragoon Guard
6.30- Eardisland
7.00- Moonday Sun
7.30- Nice Thoughts

STAR TIP
4.25- Pawn Star
5.00- Owen Na View
5.30- Cliffs Of Dover
6.00- Crown Hill
6.30- Miss Sassypants
7.00- My Mo
7.30- Barwick

Ladies Day at Cheltenham

Ripon

PATRICK WEAVER
5.15- Dawoodi
5.45- Merry Banter
6.15- Silva Eclipse
6.45- Adam’s Ale
7.15- Tanaasub
7.45- Warp Factor

STAR TIP
5.15- Colonel Frank
5.45- Lou’s Diamond
6.15- Gleese The Devil
6.45- Imtiyaaz
7.15- Tanaasub
7.45- Confident Kid

Epsom

PATRICK WEAVER
2.00- Ivor’s Magic
2.35- Star Of The East
3.10- Highland Acclaim
3.45- Swiss Cross
4.20- Alsacienne (treble)
4.55- Farham (nap)

STAR TIP
2.00- Act Of Freedom
2.35- Oceanus
3.10- Ashpan Sam (nap)
3.45- Exoplanet Blue
4.20- Alsacienne
4.55- Dovil’s Duel

Goodwood

PATRICK WEAVER
1.50- Nathania
2.25- Brodie
3.00- Seven Heavens
3.35- The Wagon Wheel (nb)
4.10- St Michel
4.45- Pour La Victoire
5.20- Speculator

STAR TIP
1.50- Dubara
2.25- Time To Blossom
3.00- Shabeeh
3.35- Camargue
4.10- Oriental Fox
4.45- Gung Ho Jack
5.20- Hard Toffee (nb)

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