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    Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
    Country: Sudan
    Closing date: 02 Aug 2015

    LOCATION:El Daein, East Darfur State, SUDAN

    REPORTS TO: Head of Mission

    PURPOSE:

    The WASH Sector Manager plays an important role in the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sudan's field management structure. UMCOR-NGO’s program areas in the Sudan focus primarily in the field of emergency relief and transitional development, which include but not limited to the following sectors; water and sanitation, food security, health, education/child protection, shelter construction, camp coordination, and community development. The position is based in El Daein Town, East Darfur State, Sudan. The contract is for a period of twelve (12) months with possibility of renewal.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    The WASH Sector Manager will be responsible for the overall design and construction of appropriate water, sanitation, hygiene promotion (WASH) infrastructures and preventative health in the Darfur Field Office. He/she serves as coordinator and liaison with other partners in the WASH sector, including the Government representatives, UN, National and International NGOs. More specifically, he / she will:

    • Manage and guide staff in all related activities in the implementation of the project.
    • Provide support, through guidance and organization as well as supervision to the field teams to promote quality in project deliverables.
    • Design and construct appropriate water supply and sanitation infrastructures
    • Represent UMCOR and collaborate, plan and liaise with key local government officials, UN, NGOs and community members in the implementation of program activities.
    • Manage water supply, sanitation/waste disposal and associated construction projects
    • Manage preventive health interventions including Malaria Control.
    • In conjunction with the Darfur Program Manager, develop, document, and implement written protocols and standard operating procedures for the WASH program.
    • Responsible for monitoring and documenting achievement of project outputs and objectives, ensuring the quality and timely achievement of program objectives.
    • Prepare and submit timely internal project reports on field activities, detailing the progress and achievement of project outputs and objectives, the challenges faced and how they were tackled and recommendations for subsequent phases. Liaise with the Program Manager and Head of Mission in the preparation of donor reports.
    • In conjunction with the Program Manager and Head of Mission, participate in need assessment missions with other stakeholders in the area, representing UMCOR in terms of preparation, training, analysis and reporting of findings and recommendations, which includes but not limited to, identification of need/gaps and their root causes, recommendation of good practices (strategically optimal solution) to improve the situation as and when required.
    • Manage project assets and budget management/tracking (by sub-sector) and enhances the reporting system to meet the donors’ requirements. Liaise with Finance Director in monitoring program expenditure to ensure that program activities are in line with allocated budgets.
    • In collaboration with Program Manager and the Head of Mission, design and develop concept papers that address the transition and development needs of conflict affected communities in the region.
    • Represent UMCOR in inter-agency coordination meetings/forums to foster positive interaction and good working relations with all partners.
    • Supervise key national staff and conduct periodic staff appraisals.
    • Build the capacity of the national staff on WASH through formal and informal training
    • Mentor key national staff to assume overall responsibility of project activities
    • Identify staff training needs for department staff, organize workshops/seminars as appropriate
    • Ensure lessons learnt in monitoring and evaluations are captured, capitalized and incorporated into
    • UMCOR programs through systematic supervision, reporting and documentation including exchange of feedback on project impact for replication and scaling up.
    • Assume any other duties as may be assigned by the Darfur Program Manager.

    QUALIFICATIONSand Professional Experience

    • The position requires a University degree/Higher Diploma in Water Engineering
    • Minimum three years of progressive field experience managing emergency, transition and/or development Water and Sanitation programs in rural and remote environments preferably in Africa
    • Experience working with IDP/refugees/returnees and local communities to promote community-based structures and institutions for self-management.

    KNOWLEDGE

    • Knowledge of researching and data collation for program development.
    • Working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, SPHERE and UN standards and protocols and procedures.
    • Knowledge of international donor (private, US government, EU, UN and multi-lateral donors) policies and procedures related to project management, monitoring and impact evaluation.
    • Strong representation, negotiation and coordination experience gained from working with international NGOs and/or UN organizations.

    ABILITIES

    • Must possess strong representation, negotiation and coordination skills, diplomacy and patience
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • A team player with good interpersonal and team building skills
    • Ability to work in post conflict environment and remote regions with limited resources
    • Ability to understand and respect the cultural, religious and political environment and to work well with staff and local authorities in a diplomatic manner.

    How to apply:

    If you meet the minimum requirements, submit your cover letter, resume and complete the position related questions on our Careers page at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GBGM&cws=1&rid=311

    No telephone inquiries please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received by June 14, 2015 will receive priority review, while others will be reviewedon a rolling basis, with hiring at the earliest possible date. The position will remain open until filled. Thank you for your interest in UMCOR.


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    Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
    Country: Haiti
    Closing date: 24 Aug 2015

    Location:Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

    PURPOSE:The purpose of UMCOR’s Haiti mission is to provide emergency response, early recovery and transitional development assistance in the affected regions of Haiti. The Livelihoods Coordinator (LC) is to oversee the program and technical aspects of all livelihoods, food security, agricultural, and income generation programming in Haiti, build capacity of national staff and to ensure all related program objectives are achieved in collaboration with senior management and the project team.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:The Livelihoods Coordinator (LC) will coordinate UMCOR’s livelihood recovery programming focused on both immediate and longer term economic recovery programs for urban, peri-urban and rural environments, with particular attention to the concerns of youth, women and other targeted populations. The LC will lead assessment, project design, work planning and delegation for implementation and grant management, oversee livelihood staff, ensure monitoring and evaluation plan is robustly followed inadherence with UMCOR and donor guidelines and standards.The LC will be the lead technical and liaison person for relations with local government and related key collaborators in the sector, including donors, international and local NGOs, UN clusters/offices, and our sister organization the Eglise Méthodiste d'Haïti (EMH). The LC will supervise service providers. He/she will focus on capacity building of the national Livelihood Manager for greater management responsibilities and eventual nationalization of the Coordinator position.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • With the Livelihood Manager prepare clear work plans and delegate work to each member of the Livelihood team to implement the existing UMCOR livelihood program including the monitoring and evaluation plan both urban and rural components.
    • Monitor the staff performance and progress toward completion of the tasks assigned to them.
    • Manage the Livelihood program budget tracking expenditures and liaise with the Finance Director each month to reconcile the financial report and project cash flow needs.
    • Participate in planning and implementation of livelihoods needs assessments and provide clear and detailed recommendations for interventions based on analysis of data collected.
    • With the team and stakeholders ensure appropriate targeting criteria are developed and used so that selection of beneficiaries is open and transparent. Ensure special attention is paid to inclusion of vulnerable groups.
    • Develop concept notes and project proposals to expand livelihoods program of UMCOR Haiti with focus on food security and income generation.
    • Draft terms of reference, participate in procurement committees for selection of service providers, and manage chosen service providers and vendors for related services in compliance with established UMCOR procurement procedures.
    • Follow UMCOR procurement policy to the letter and report any anomalies promptly.
    • Ensure that UMCOR policies against fraud and other gross misconduct are understood by beneficiaries and stakeholders at the launch of each activity and follow up with refresher awareness raising.
    • Participate in recruitment of Livelihoods staff as needs arise following UMCOR recruitment policy and the direction of the UMCOR HR Manager.
    • Evaluate the performance of each team member annually and review their progress at midyear.
    • Liaise closely with other Sector Coordinators especially Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Project Coordinators of complex projects where their activities include livelihood, income generation components to ensure these are managed by the Livelihood team and there is harmony of implementation, monitoring and evaluation across sectors.
    • Ensure Livelihoods team compliance with UMCOR and donor policies and procedures as they relate to personnel, security, financial, and procurement/contractual standard operating procedures.
    • Mentor and develop the management skills of the national Livelihood Manager to prepare the incumbent for assumption of greater responsibility and eventual management of the Coordinator role.
    • Organize and run brief technical and work management training sessions through assessment of technical weakness in the team.
    • Personally visit project sites, monitor activities and projects, and prepare field visit reports.
    • Seek out and take part in communities of practice with regards to Livelihood programming. Ensure new ideas and lessons are presented to UMCOR for possible inclusion in improving our work.
    • Participate with the Senior Management Team of UMCOR-Haiti contributing to general problem solving, visibility activities, and development of the mission strategy, security planning and other key management work.
    • Provide the Deputy Head of Mission – Program and SMT with monthly reports, quarterly reports, project reports and other briefings as required on all major aspects of the livelihood programming.
    • Other tasks as reasonably assigned by the Deputy Head of Mission-Program.

    QUALIFICATIONS:Postgraduate qualification and experience in a relevant livelihoods, income generation and food security related areas such asagriculture, socio-economic rural development, international development, etc. Minimum 3 years overseas experience working as a project manager with an international humanitarian/ development NGO – preference for those with coordination of complex programs. Proof of strong program implementation, team management and financial management experience required. Significant practical field experience working in post-disaster and humanitarian emergency contexts in the following areas of work and associated methodologies: food security and livelihood assessments, including PRA and other household economy assessment tools; community driven development approach, cash transfer program approach (e.g. cash-for-work, vouchers, cash grants); agriculture and livestock technical and business training programs; income generation programs; market analysis and market support interventions; practical application of SPHERE standards. Must be flexible and willing to work under difficult work and living conditions and able to work independently and carry out duties. Requires pro-active leadership and managing staff working in several locations. Experience with a variety of donors, especially USAID is preferred.

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES:Strong work planning and organizational ability; ability to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local authorities in a diplomatic manner; and sound understanding and knowledge of US donor grant procurement procedures are required.Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French required. Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to lead, influence and motivate others. Strong human resource management skills. Experience in working in insecure environments is essential. Prior experience working with faith-based organizations and in Haiti or the Caribbean is a plus.


    How to apply:

    If you meet the minimum requirements, please submit your cover letter, resume and complete the position related questions on our website at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GBGM&cws=1&rid=316. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted – no phone calls please. Though applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with hiring at the earliest possible date,those received by July 7th will receive priority review. UMCOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 25 Jul 2015

    The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently seeking a Technical Lead/Proposal Writer for an expected Call for Proposals for a Governance/Community Engagement project. UMCOR’s proposed project will be implemented in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.

    Position Description

    The Technical Lead/Proposal Writer will bear primary responsibility for the proposal, which will be developed in close collaboration and consultation with the UMCOR Sudan country office.

    The consultant will be responsible for:

    • Technical Project design, including the drafting of additional elements beyond the donor’s logical framework, including project logical framework, work plan of activities/implementation strategy, and other monitoring and evaluation elements
    • Proposal development, including the budget and budget notes, proposal narrative, and requested annexes.

    The above should be appropriate, responsive to donor priorities, feasible, cost effective and sustainable. The consultant must adhere to World Bank general guidelines for proposal submissions, as well as specific guidelines provided for UMCOR organizational standards. S/he will be supported and should expect to work closely as a member of a diverse team based in South Sudan (staff and possible partners) and NYC to gather necessary data and develop the project. However, s/he must also be able to work independently.

    Accountabilities and Responsibilities

    Overall coordination of the consultancy will be done by the Head of Mission based in Juba, South Sudan. The consultant must provide all agreed upon deliverables according to a timeline that will be developed based on donor timelines. The Head of Mission shall be responsible for the approval of all deliverables as stipulated in this Terms of Reference.

    Consultant Capacity

    • Excellent writing and communication skills;
    • Ability to work within tight deadlines and across multiple time zones;
    • Familiarity with local governance structures in South Sudan, especially Northern Bahr El Ghazal state. Understanding of local NBEG social and cultural challenges.
    • Experience working on project design (knowledge/competency of monitoring & evaluation concepts, development of logical frameworks, budgeting ) and proposal development for major donors in Africa, preferably in South Sudan;
    • Experience designing projects with feedback/grievance mechanisms, especially for vulnerable groups;
    • Experience writing proposals which include the above designs, as well as clear social/conflict analyses; and
    • Familiarity with South Sudan Donor Requirements
    • Proven track record on successful proposal applications with references provided.
    • Familiarity with / experience writing successful proposals for World Bank in a short time frame is highly preferred.
    • Knowledge of WB proposal development procedures, requirements and templates is an added advantage.

    Consultancy Duration and Location

    The consultancy is expected to last for 15-20 working days (to be determined based on invitation timeframe), upon which the consultant will be expected to have completed and submitted all deliverables for final review. There preferred base of the consultancy is Juba or Aweil, but candidates proposing to be based in NYC will be considered.

    Remuneration

    The consultant will be paid 40% of the total contract value upon submission of an approved first draft to the UMCOR designated contact; and final payment of the remaining 60% on completion and submission of the final approved draft proposal to UMCOR.


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, daily rate, contact information for 2-3 references, a writing sample and complete the position related questions on our website at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GBGM&cws=1&rid=317. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted – no phone calls please. Though applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with hiring at the earliest possible date, those received by July 7th will receive priority review. UMCOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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    Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 08 Jan 2017

    BASIC PURPOSE: We are seeking a highly dynamic, efficient, and emotionally intelligent Sr Director of Global HR and Organizational Development to be based out of Atlanta, GA. The ideal candidate will provide on the ground leadership for our staff located in Atlanta as well as help create a solid operational base for the implementation of our new Regional Office model as well as our missionaries and programs in over 126 different countries.

    MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    The Sr Director of Global HR and Organizational Development is a newly created position and will report directly to the General Treasurer/COO. This HR role will relate not only to US Headquarters and International Regional Office staff but also missionaries throughout the world. This role will need to be both operational and strategic. The person will need to create and streamline internal human resources processes so that specialist functions can serve the needs of management and our staff, while smoothly interfacing with the human resources generalists and managers who ultimately deliver the services.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    This individual will:

    • Support the three international offices including aligning local HR structure with organization's HQ norms.
    • Provide HR services for the UMCOR international field offices and resourcing for the HR business partner in each regional office.
    • Oversee work of Mission Personnel HR staff and provide HR strategic resourcing for missionary personnel practices.
    • Be responsible for providing overall direction for the HR specialist functions- organizational effectiveness, employee relations talent management, recruitment, compensation & benefits, and HRIS.
    • Develop and implement HR strategies, initiatives, and communication channels to ensure they all work seamlessly together towards a common goal under the HR global strategy for both HQ and Regional offices.
    • Monitor the budget for the global HR functions.
    • Serve as a lead advisor to Global Ministries senior management and departments and to the board of directors or board committees where necessary.
    • Lead numerous special projects including the redesign of our workforce planning process.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    The successful candidate will be solutions oriented, have a positive attitude, be a strategic thinker and a creative problem solver. He/she will need a global perspective with the ability to thrive in a fast-changing, fast-paced, and collaborative environment. They will need to be comfortable troubleshooting often with strict deadlines and without loss of attention to detail, and will need to be an effective collaborator and organizer, to get things done in a highly matrixed environment.

    The person will need to be comfortable making decisions with sometimes limited and/or conflicting information and to see both the big picture as well as the concrete steps needed to achieve major goals.

    In addition to the above, we are looking for someone who has:

    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about HR processes and operations.
    • Expert knowledge of best practices in HR and ability to recommend solutions based on Global Ministries' structure and organizational needs.
    • Extensive experience (10+ years) in an advisory role to local senior management, including local board of directors or board committees.
    • Extensive experience leading teams that work and grow, including managing work flow, reviewing work and providing feedback and overseeing overall budget.
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal (in English); proficiency in other languages will be a great advantage.
    • In‐depth understanding of missionary culture, needs and historical context highly preferred.
    • Able to work well with Global Ministries colleagues with demonstrated empathic, collaborative and appropriate persuasion.
    • Supporting the opening of international offices including aligning local HR structure with organization's HQ norms.
    • Designing and administering compensation/pension benefits programs in the U.S. and abroad.
    • Experience overseeing missionary compensation including with international expatriate COLA/salary implementation.
    • Proven past success at creating and overseeing significant organizational restructuring (20% plus) of an organization.
    • Extensive experience developing workforce plans for multigenerational, multi-cultural, global organizations.
    • Managing employee relations within a diverse missionary community or other faith based international or NGO settings.
    • Proven successful recruiting efforts which significantly enhanced staff skill set.
    • Ability to be a strategic thinker, teacher, mentor and consensus builder, moving with ease between those roles.
    • Be skilled in key areas of organizational development such as:
      • Deliberately planned, organization-wide effort to increase an organization's effectiveness and/or efficiency o Promoting organizational readiness to meet change.
      • Providing opportunities for people in organizations to influence the way in which they relate to work, the organization, and the environment.
    • Able to demonstrate past significant success in assisting organizations in navigating change and increasing organizational effectiveness and employee morale.
    • 10-15 years minimum in of experience in HR or related areas.
    • 10 plus years in a lead HR role (HR Director, CHRO, VP or SVP) required.

    How to apply:

    Please apply through this link: http://www.umcmission.org/Learn-About-Us/About-Global-Ministries/Careers/Careers


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    Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 08 Jan 2017

    BASIC PURPOSE:

    Reporting to the COO, the M&E director will be responsible for leading a team of internal and external technical staff to provide the needed monitoring and evaluation capacity, tools, systems and processes to measure and demonstrate the results of Global Ministries work in a range of programmatic areas. Key to this work will be the design and implementation of program evaluation and performance monitoring plans for GBGM program units, with a focus on Emergency Preparedness and Response, Global Health, International Development, Missionary Service and Volunteer programs. The Director will oversee the rollout of global outcome and impact indicators, the establishment of new data management processes to guide decision making for senior management staff and support a culture and of monitoring and evaluation in program staff.

    This individual’s success hinges on their ability to create an M&E system that allows the organization to reliably track the impact Global Ministries, its partners and related organizations, have on beneficiaries across the world.

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop results framework for key programs of Global Ministries according to the strategic plan.
    • Design and implement an agency wide, responsive data collection, collation and management process which is efficient and not burdensome for non-technical users with rapid feedback cycles.
    • Review data analysis and produce visualization and reports of GBGM programs with respect to global reach, input, process, outcome and impact.
    • Provide leadership and facilitate the development of new metrics and measures to track progress towards GBGM goals and objectives.
    • Provide guidance to M&E team as they work with program staff to implement M&E systems.
    • Design a data quality assessment process to validate beneficiary numbers and program impact.
    • Lead the design, implementation, and analysis of program baseline, mid-line, and end line evaluations.
    • Disseminate information to the proper stakeholders and make recommendations for the resolution of data management challenges.
    • Plan and oversee third-party evaluation contracts for field evaluations and data quality assessment of Global Ministries’ implementing partners.
    • ​Select platform/technologies to capture and organize data effectively and efficiently for agency wide use.
    • Support data-driven strategic thinking and planning process across programs.

    ​REQUIREMENTS:

    • Advanced degree in international development or behavioral/social sciences, including training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and applied program evaluation.
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience in designing and leading complex M&E programs within an international development organization.
    • Familiarity with the principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation of health or development programs.
    • Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and data management.
    • Experience in questionnaire development (including testing for reliability and validity).
    • Experience in program design, implementation and evaluation.
    • Strong skills with computer software programs that enable efficient and effective data collection, storage, analysis and graphic representation of results.
    • Experience in mapping and measuring change through theories of change and other hypotheses of change.
    • Superior verbal presentation and facilitation skills.
    • Expertise in statistical analysis computer programs such as SPSS.
    • Excellent verbal and written English skills, particularly communications skills for diverse audiences.
    • Solutions-oriented; ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and to radiate positivity (even when under pressure).
    • Excellent teamwork including abilities to coordinate well with diverse individuals and teams and to negotiate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve results.
    • Previous experience working in donor agency or grant making context preferred.

    How to apply:

    Please apply through this link:
    http://www.umcmission.org/Learn-About-Us/About-Global-Ministries/Careers/Careers


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    Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 08 Jan 2017

    BASIC PURPOSE:

    Monitor and Evaluation Program Manager will work with program staff to design program specific result frameworks, developing grant application scoring rubrics, data collection tools for site visits and data collection activities including surveys, quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, and writing and presenting reports to internal and external stakeholders.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    · Responsible for the implementation of Global Ministries’ monitoring and evaluation framework and learning strategies

    · Develop appropriate program indicators and benchmarks

    · Provide advice to staff and partner organizations on monitoring and evaluation needs, such as the identification of priorities and indicators; the design, set up and use of monitoring and evaluation systems; and the design of evaluation and learning studies

    · Monitor & evaluate grants and projects

    · Perform thorough analyses of data and produce reports that include statistical, narrative and graphic components as appropriate

    · Design and conduct performance and impact evaluations

    · Develop progress reports (quarterly, semi-annual, and annual), for Management team and Board of Directors

    · Develop and present evaluation workshops at training events for grantees

    · Strengthen the assessment and evaluation capabilities of program staff and grantees

    · Work closely with grantees and implementing partners to ensure projects milestones are achieved.

    · Support collection and documentation of success stories and lessons learned.

    · Advise on development and customization of data management technology solutions.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    · Masters’ degree in program evaluation, policy analysis, statistics or related social science field is required.

    · 3-5 years’ experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems.

    · Experience working as an internal evaluator in a nonprofit setting.

    · Advanced knowledge of program evaluation principles and practices, including survey development and administration, and qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis.

    · Proficiency in MS Office applications, including highly advanced Excel skills and working knowledge of SPSS required.

    · Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.

    · Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the proven ability to produce well-crafted reports and clearly present complex information to various audiences.

    · Excellent project management skills and ability to multi-task with demonstrated attention to detail.

    · Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects effectively and ability to work well under tight deadlines.

    · Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and requirement.

    · Self-starter who works well independently and with little guidance.

    · Experience providing training and technical assistance, as well as knowledge of adult education concepts.

    · A commitment to excellence and demonstrated attention to detail.

    · Ability to travel up to 40% including to very low-resource settings; willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders.


    How to apply:

    Please apply through this link:
    http://www.umcmission.org/Learn-About-Us/About-Global-Ministries/Careers/Careers


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    Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 25 Aug 2017

    Overview

    The IT Security Analyst Intern will play a vital role in Global Ministries’ ongoing risk assessment process by assisting with the development of IT Security policies and procedures. The IT Security Analyst Intern will work in the IT Department and contribute meaningfully to the success of comprehensive security measures through policy development and makes recommendations on the organization’s management of information security risks to ensure organization information assets are protected at the appropriate level.

    Responsibilities

    • Working closely with the Director IT Systems Development and Sr. Manager IT Infrastructure, s/he will assist in assessing risks to mitigate potential consequences of incidents and develop a plan to respond to incidents.
    • Drafts or edits existing IT policies, standards, best practices, guidance and procedures.
    • Assists with the development of policy awareness efforts and materials for distribution to the organization including training and advocating the business need as the foundation for IT security policy enforcement.
    • Drafts proposals and makes recommendations to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure.
    • Capacity to collaborate with business partners to identify and make recommendations in relation to Global Ministries IT security needs.

    Qualifications

    • Has current knowledge and stays up-to-date on the latest cybersecurity advisories, alerts, vulnerabilities and best practices in order to recommend improvements to IT security policies, procedures, practices, and guidelines
    • Knowledge of security methodologies, policies, standards and industry practices
    • Experience with or exposure to the development of security requirements to protect the organization from external and internal threats is preferred
    • Ability to clearly explain and articulate technical concepts using non-technical language
    • Excellent with MS-Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio
    • Strong analytical, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines required
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-pace environment is essential
    • Must be authorized to work in the US for the duration of the internship

    Experience

    • Current Undergraduate or Graduate Students in IT Systems Management/Information Security and Assurance (or related field) or recent graduates (within the last year - 2016) in IT Systems Management/Information Security and Assurance (or related field).
    • Some experience in a similar capacity will be an asset
    • Knowledge of developing IT/Cybersecurity policies is highly preferred
    • Information Security Certifications are preferred

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to provide a letter of interest, current resume and copy of transcripts to rgardner@umcmission.org by midnight August 25th, 2017. The Internship's duration is September 11th through November 17th, 2017; a maximum of 20 hours per week. This is a paid internship at $15.00 per hour.


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    Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 25 Aug 2017

    Basic Purpose:

    To provide technical support to the International Disaster Response (IDR) Unit in regards to the grantmaking process and implementation of UMCOR projects internationally.

    Job Description:

    Under the guidance of an IDR Program Manager the intern should:

    • Track the occurrence and development of disasters internationally, providing the unit with updates based on official Situation Reports;
    • Support the development of Request for Proposals (RFP), as required;
    • Support the development of technical guidance documents for Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Reduction activities;
    • Support the design and implementation of UMCOR trainings and special events, as required;
    • Ensure that UMCOR performance monitoring indicators are implemented and adequately reported in all UMCOR grants;
    • Comply with deadlines as set.

    Qualifications:

    1. Must be eligible to work in the US for the duration of the Internship;

    2. An Undergraduate or Graduate student pursuing International Development or Public Health.

    3. A person with a demonstrated passion for humanitarian action;

    4. Should possess high quality writing and editing skills in English, additional language skills in Spanish and French would be an asset;

    5. Must be able to bring creativity, initiative and the ability to multi-task to the position;

    6. Comfortable working in a faith-based organization;

    7. Detail oriented.


    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to provide a letter of interest and current resume to rgardner@umcmission.org by midnight August 25th, 2017. The Internship's duration is September 11th through November 17th, 2017; a maximum of 20 hours per week. This is a paid internship at $15.00 per hour.