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Maxence Melo

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Feb 10, 2006
Job Title: Senior Program Officer
Location: United Kingdom (Greater London)
Closing date: 25 Jan 2008

Job Description

Back ground

International Medical Corps UK is a global humanitarian organisation saving and rebuilding lives through health care, training and community development. IMC UK works along side IMC worldwide which over the past two decades, has responded to humanitarian emergencies and communities afflicted by conflict, poverty and natural disaster in more than 40 countries.

Scope of Work

Support and guide all activities undertaken by IMC UK s to develop and expand the capacity, effectiveness and quality of IMC UK programs. Increase IMC capacity in the field to design, secure funding and successfully implement humanitarian programs funded by European institutional donors. Represent IMC UK to donors and in international fora concerned with humanitarian affairs.

  • Contribute to and maintain current knowledge and understanding of European and UK humanitarian and technical assistance policy agendas, debates and funding opportunities and disseminate to all appropriate parties.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with institutional funding agencies, DFID, JOA, SV, SIDA & EU and UN agencies, among others, to secure programme funding opportunities and share experience.
  • Provide practical leadership and support to field and US offices in the design and implementation of European funded programs, including proposal and report development, staff training and program review.
  • Monitor IMC UK grants implementation and ensure compliance with grant agreements. Work with country management teams and headquarters staff to ensure a high standard of reporting and evaluation.
  • Availability and willingness to travel up to approximately 35% of time, sometimes at short notice.
1. Institutional relationship management:
  • Liaise and maintain good working relations with IMC worldwide with specific responsibility for relations with the IMC worldwide operations, finance, fundraising and human resource departments in the field and in the United States.
  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of European and UK humanitarian and technical assistance policy agendas, debates and funding opportunities and disseminate to all appropriate parties.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with institutional funding agencies, DFID, JOA, SV, SIDA & EU and UN agencies, among others, to secure programme funding opportunities and share experience.
2. Project Management:
  • Provide practical leadership and support to field and US offices in the design and implementation of European funded programmes, including proposal and report development, staff training and programme review.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of European donor administrative and programmatic practices and disseminate to IMC field programs and regional desks.
  • In conjunction with IMC worldwide operations monitor and evaluate IMC UK field projects.
  • Monitor IMC UK grants implementation and ensure compliance with grant agreements. Work with country management teams and headquarters staff to ensure a high standard of reporting and evaluation.
  • Availability and willingness to travel up to approximately 35% of time, sometimes at short notice.
  • Manage a junior programme officer and build the capacity of a team of programme volunteers.
3. Programme Development:
  • Responsible for liaising between field offices, headquarters and donors to ensure IMC UK continues to expand its service provision to address humanitarian and development needs.
  • Assist and coordinate the preparation of proposal submissions to institutional donors and private foundations. This task requires knowledge of and involvement in proposal and budget preparation, review and editing.
  • Coordinate with country teams and donors the modification, extension and expansion of IMC UK grants.
  • Develop and implement IMC UK institutional funding strategy in line with IMC UK fundraising and organizational strategies.
  • Prepare and undertake presentations and solicitations on behalf of IMC UK to interested parties.
  • Degree education or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years experience of working in the international humanitarian sector managing institutional donor relations.
  • Considerable experience of writing project proposals and reports to a high standard required
  • Experience of working overseas required, in emergency context highly desirable
  • As this post is UK based non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK
Vacancies Contact
Anne-France van de Put at
Reference Code: RW_7APKU2-80
Job Title: Programme Director
Employer: Amnesty International (AI)
Location: United Kingdom (London)

Closing date: 22 Jan 2008

Job Description

Managing the work of two units and working closely with the Senior Director of Mobilization at Amnesty International you
  • Provide strategic leadership on organization and governance and related communication to the international movement and within the International Secretariat.
  • Manage the work of the International Organization Programme.
  • Support and contribute to the ongoing design and implementation of the new approach to mobilization and growth.
  • Directly support Senior Director operational management of financial and human resources including in some of AI offices around the world.
  • Deputise for the SD as appropriate.
  • Participate in the Management Team of the International Secretariat
You have:
  • a proven track record in management
  • experience of managing and overseeing international events worldwide
  • experience of working with diverse delegations
  • experience of working in not for profit environments
  • experience and knowledge of grant giving operations
  • experience in developing and maintaining communication systems in multicultural and multilingual organizations
  • experience of the protocol and expectations of working with leadership of organizations
For further information, please visit :
Vacancies Contact
Reference Code: RW_7AQEEJ-64
Job Title: Chair Forum Assistant
Employer: Amnesty International (AI)
Location: United Kingdom (London)

Closing date: 20 Jan 2008

Job Description

You will have responsibility for all organisational and administrative aspects of a 5-day joint conference for the Amnesty International Chairs Forum. This is annual event, which is held in Barcelona. You will be required to liaise with the venue, the relevant embassies, the travel office at the International Secretariat (IS), the Finance & Accounting Program, the steering committee for the event and the participants.

Vacancies Contact
Reference Code: RW_7AQEJG-80
Job Title: Humanitarian Department Administrator
Employer: Oxfam Great Britain
United Kingdom (Oxford)

Closing date:
31 Jan 2008

Job Description

Salary: £14,500 (+ £1,095 hotspot allowance)

Who we are

From long term development to essential emergency relief, Oxfam knows just what's needed. And here in the UK, our team in the Humanitarian Department ensures Oxfam GB has the technical and logistical capacity to scale up and respond swiftly to major humanitarian emergencies anywhere in the world. Supporting programme strategy, building capacity and supporting learning and innovation throughout the organisation, this is one of our most comprehensive departments. To maintain this important level of preparedness, we need you.

The role

This position will be divided into two main roles, with 60% of your time spent as Humanitarian Directorate Administrator and the remaining 40% as Systems and Resources Administrator. Your key task will be to guarantee the systems and procedures are in place to deliver humanitarian programmes smoothly and efficiently. As such, you'll not only be required to develop and maintain systems where necessary, but also provide advice on information management and internal systems, while actively striving to make them more efficient. What's more, you'll effectively handle all forms of administration, successfully maintain our department's information and ensure relevant communication across the organisation. And you'll do all you can to facilitate the kind of innovative thinking and processes on which we've built our reputation, with the overall goal of readying Oxfam's response for any eventuality.

What we are looking for

As you might expect, proven administrative experience and excellent organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to prioritise conflicting demands and work to strict deadlines. Extremely flexible and adaptable in your approach, you'll be a natural problem solver who can pragmatically improve our systems and procedures, while at the same time drawing on experience of establishing office systems. What's more, you'll be an excellent team player who can work effectively with a wide range of people and have a real appreciation of our aims, as well as gender and diversity policies.

Vacancies Contact
Here at Oxfam, we have the strongest conviction that every aspect of our work can contribute to a positive outcome. Do you share this belief? Do you have the strength of character to meet the challenges involved? If so, you'll find that this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – and outstanding opportunities to enrich and develop your career. For further information and details of how to apply, please visit quoting ref: INT2528.

Closing date: 31 January 2008.
Reference Code: RW_7AQGHZ-76
Job Title: Regional Desk Officer
Mines Advisory Group (MAG)
Location: United Kingdom

Closing date: 21 Jan 2008

Job Description

Based in HQ – Manchester, UK
Salary: £24,055- £26,286 per annum (plus contributory pension)

MAG is a humanitarian organisation clearing the remnants of conflict for the benefit of local communities worldwide.

Reporting to the Operations Manager you will work in a team of Regional Desk Officers and act as the point of contact to overseas staff in your designated programmes. You will work closely with programme staff to support the development of projects. You will provide fundraising, administrative and logistical support to existing projects including budget writing and monitoring. You will also research and write proposals for new initiatives and may be required to undertake programme support visits.

You will be an enthusiastic self-starter with experience of developing and supporting projects. Excellent planning and organizational skills are essential with the ability to prioritise a busy and varied workload. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential for this role. Ideally, you will already have experience in an international NGO environment.

Experience and understanding of technical issues relating to mine clearance are not necessary for this post; more important is your commitment to international humanitarian and capacity building principles. Candidates should emphasise on their applications if they have any regional knowledge and second language skills. The role will be based in Manchester and will involve short periods of overseas travel.

French language skills would be highly desirable.

Note: Please note that applicants will need to provide documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.

MAG is co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize

Vacancies Contact

For further information and details of how to apply, please see our website or contact the HR department at MAG on 0161 236 4311.
Reference Code: RW_7AQHNJ-50
Job Title: Global Programme Adviser (Education)
Employer: Oxfam Great Britain
Location: United Kingdom (Oxford)

Job Description

Salary: £32,035 - £42,260

Who we are
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs over 6,000 people in more than 80 countries to overcome poverty and suffering. We believe that in a world rich in resources, these aren’t just facts of life, but injustices which must be overcome. The basic social services we take for granted are often those that need campaigning for in less privileged countries the world over. As part of Oxfam’s campaign for basic social services, we’re doing all we can to make quality and accessible education a reality on a global scale. And that’s where you come in.

The role
As Global Programme Adviser responsible for education, you’ll have a unique opportunity to make a real difference, first hand. You’ll support our recently launched campaign for quality basic social services for all and, with the combined support of the organisation and 13 different Oxfam affiliates, you’ll have the backing to make things happen. Shaping our long term vision and direction, you’ll provide direct support to programme staff, encourage peer learning and consider the socioeconomic context of each country in offering reliable advice and building a comprehensive strategic programme.

What we are looking for
Given the wide scope of this role, it’s essential you have international experience in campaigning and in the education arena, preferably in southern countries. Familiarity with policy work would be ideal, but is not essential. You’ll also understand sensitive issues like HIV, AIDS, gender, civil war and political unrest, while sympathising with the overall aims of Oxfam and being truly committed to improving education in the world’s poorest countries. We’ll value awareness of other educational movements around the globe, too, and your own ideas on alternative solutions. And if you can coach and mentor others, while thinking critically and communicating clearly with colleagues at every level, you’ll be just what we’re looking for.

Vacancies Contact
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you share this vision and commitment, then you’re exactly what we’re looking for. Make the most of this considerable challenge and scope for immense personal fulfilment by finding out more and applying online at quoting ref: C&P343.
Initial telephone interviews start on the 29 February 2008, with interview in person beginning in Oxford on the 14 March 2008.

Closing date: 4 February 2008

At Oxfam we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and strongly welcome applications from women and under represented groups.
Reference Code: RW_7APJSZ-37
Job Title: Manager - Global
Employer: International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Location: United Kingdom (Brighton, Sussex)

Closing date: 25 Jan 2008

The mission of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance is to reduce the spread of HIV and meet the challenges of AIDS. Our vision is a world in which people do not die of AIDS. Since 1994, the Alliance and its partners have supported over 3,000 projects, in over 40 countries, reaching millions of people.

Job Description

We are now seeking a Resource Mobilisation Manager based in Brighton, UK. The post holder will play a key role in the resource mobilisation team, leading and managing access to strategic and restricted funding from European-based and other donors. The manager will lead a small team to identify and pursue large scale funding opportunities and oversee the Alliance's strategic, or core, funding portfolio which amounts to around £8 million each year.

The successful candidate must have an excellent understanding of the current international donor environment and in particular those funding international development and HIV/AIDS in Europe. S/he must possess solid experience of fundraising, donor liaison, proposal development, and reporting. S/he must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have experience managing a team.

Please see the person specification and job description for full details of the role.

How to Apply:
For further details about this position, including job description, person specification, closing date and how to apply please see our ‘employment opportunities’ section on the Alliance website

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with HIV are particularly encouraged to apply.
Reference Code: RW_7APJDA-27
Job Title: Senior Training Coordinator (EU)
Employer: International Alert (IA)
Location: United Kingdom (London)

Closing date: 23 Jan 2008

International Alert is an independent peacebuilding organisation working in over twenty countries and territories around the world. We work with people affected by violent conflict as well as at government, EU and UN levels to shape both their policy and practice in building sustainable peace. Our regional work is based in the African Great Lakes, West Africa, the Caucasus, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Philippines. The issues we work on include business, humanitarian aid and development, gender, security and post-conflict reconstruction.

Job Description
Salary: £37,420

This position is based in International Alert's Peacebuilding Issues Programme (PIP). As part of its advocacy and capacity-building work, PIP develops and runs training courses for individuals as well as for various institutions, including the European Union. The anticipated contract with the European Commission for the European Group on Training (a consortium led by Alert) has created an exciting opportunity for a London-based Project Manager to work strategically on both the policies and practice of civilian pre-deployment training across Europe.

We are looking for someone with relevant field experience and a background in training for civilian crisis management missions.

Applicants should also have experience of managing/coordinating large and complex multi-partner projects, working on (or within) the EU and a track record of successful networking and advocacy with governmental institutions. Experience of managing staff, funding relations and developing fund raising proposals are also essential. This post requires a combination of training expertise, knowledge of the EU, communication, networking and interpersonal skills.

Vacancies Contact
Application forms available from CVs not accepted.
Reference Code: RW_7AGJ6Z-42
Job Title: Communications Intern
Employer: International Alert (IA)
Location: United Kingdom (Clapham, London )

Closing date: 18 Jan 2008

Department Description

The primary role of the Communications Team is to design and implement a communications strategy that contributes directly to improving the impact of our work, supporting fundraising goals, and increasing the profile of International Alert and public awareness of the importance and value of peacebuilding work. The team reports to the Secretary General and works closely with the programme teams, including our field offices, serving as the principal point of contact between International Alert and key target audiences.

The 4-person Communications Team includes the Head of Communications, a Web Officer, a Communications and Publications Officer and a Communications Intern (this post). From time-to-time, we also have a Communications Volunteer who supports the team. This post will report to the Communications and Publications Officer.

Job Purpose

To work with the Head of Communications, the Communications and Publications Officer and the Web Officer to help create a defined, strategic and proactive communications function within International Alert. This includes helping to raise Alert’s profile among external audiences (including general public and media), providing programme teams with communication support on publications and communication strategies, supporting fundraising goals to diversify funding bases through new donor audiences, and supporting organisation-wide activities that contribute to a cohesive, integrated organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. E-communications
- Lead on the production of the monthly e-bulletin with responsibility for liaising across the organisation to generate content ideas, write the content and ensure its timely distribution.
- Work closely with the Web Officer to keep the Alert website updated and inviting for new visitors, including ensuring that programme pages are updated 2 times a year.
- Work with the Web Officer on initiatives to promote and publicise the website, including registering with relevant directories, partner sites, etc.

2. Profile Raising and Media Relations
- Provide support for gaining press coverage in UK and international media, including the development of media materials.
- Maintain media archive of media coverage in the UK and internationally.
- Circulate organisational news to relevant newsletters and websites
- Support the development of events and other profile-raising activities, including support for speakers, logistics and a publicity campaign.

3. Programme & Publications Support
- Provide post-production support to programme publications, including sending copies of new publications to copyright libraries, trustees and donors.
- Respond to external requests for publications from the website and communications inbox, including invoicing, sending copies, logging distribution on database.
- Respond to external requests for copyright permission to use Alert publications.
- Provide ongoing support to programmes with communications-related needs: document lay-out, scanning, providing logos, etc.

4. Organisational Communications
- Manage the Communications Inbox, ensuring inquiries and requests are handled in a timely fashion.
- Help research and produce organisational materials, such as the Annual Review and Update Newsletter.
- Work with team members to organise, populate and maintain the image database.
- Manage the dissemination strategy for organisational publications.

5. Contributing to the effective working of the Communications Team
- Play an active role in the development and maintenance of the processes and communications that enable the effective function of the team.
- Support the work of the communications volunteer (if there is one)
Travel requirements

This position will not likely to include extensive travel.


- Degree level education, Degree in a communications-related field (e.g., Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing)

- Writing and editing in a range of styles and for different audiences
- Working in a multi-cultural environment
- Setting and achieving targets and producing work of high quality to tight deadlines Experience writing for the web
- Previous experience of communicating in a professional or office setting Previous experience of working with an NGO/IGO
- Working with the media

Knowledge & Skills
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Desk-top publishing skills (e.g., Photoshop, Publisher)
- Excellent grammar and spelling, as well as attention to detail.
- Familiarity of web software, particularly Dreamweaver and Flash
- Ability to grasp complex concepts and shape dry or dense subject matter into vivid and succinct language
- Second language (French, Spanish, Russian most useful)
- Fluency in English and proven experience of writing for English-speaking audiences
- Knowledge of / familiarity with international development issues.
- Ability to maintain good and constructive relationships across an organisation

Personal Qualities
- Commitment to the aims of International Alert
- Commitment to equal opportunities
- Self starter and good team player
- Sense of humour and humility
Vacancies Contact

An application pack can be downloaded from
or requested via post to:

Mary Wallenfang
International Alert
346 Clapham Road, London SW9 9AP
or via email
Reference Code: RW_7A2KKH-89
Job Title: Campaigner
Amnesty International (AI)
United Kingdom (London)

Closing date: 16 Jan 2008

Job Description

Salary: Permanent - £31,139

You’ll bring campaigning expertise to Spain and Italy (and other countries in the EU) to develop impact-oriented actions and influence those responsible for committing human rights abuses. Calling on our researchers and identifying potential campaigning partners and information links (political, military, economic and cultural), you’ll mobilize supporters and seismic changes in thinking. Drawing on your track record of successful planning and co-ordination of campaign strategies, you’ll need to be someone with the sensitivity to create productive partnerships. You’re also a confident, eloquent presenter and able to tailor and relate complex information to a huge range of audiences.

Fluent written and spoken English and Spanish or Italian (preferably both) is essential.

If you are interested in applying for this position please visit our website at for further information.

Vacancies Contact

Please visit:
Reference Code: RW_7A4GNB-7

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