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INDEX (Job index below)

  • Room for rent in Brookline in a shared apartment, $831
  • Volunteer for Boston University RPCV Panel, Oct 22
  • Enter now! Zambezi Prize for financial inclusion in Africa
  • Looking for RPCVs to help with Care Packages to Peace Corps Volunteers
  • Make a difference for lonely seniors. Volunteer today!
  • Become a host to an international student
  • Mentorship opportunities through Global Potential

 

JOB INDEX

 

For details on BNID postings please visit http://bnid.org/jobs

  • Multiple job listings through Partners in Health
  • Last Mile positions to work on Ebola response teams
  • UNICEF: Ebola Response short term jobs





 


Partners in Health
Health sectors workers recruitment for Ebola response
Partners In Health, in partnership with Last Mile Health in Liberia and Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, is planning to supplement the ongoing community and health center work of these organizations in Grand Gedeh, Liberia, and Kono, Sierra Leone. Most staff will be local nationals. However, given the chronic health workforce crisis in these countries, a sizable number of expatriates will be needed to augment the response and to train the local teams.

Experienced clinical and non-clinical health sector workers interested in joining us to help people affected by the West Africa Ebola outbreak are welcome to register below. At this time, PIH can only accept applications from U.S. citizens in accordance with evacuation guidelines set forth by the U.S. government. We are hiring long-term positions (ideally 12 months) and we are also recruiting short-term clinical and non-clinical staff (6 week minimum). 

We are currently recruiting for the roles listed below. We will be updating this list frequently, according to needs identified on the ground. Please visit website for details: 
http://act.pih.org/page/content/ebola-recruitment
Posted on: 10/26/14
Posting#120100-00

 

Last Mile Health: positions for Ebola Outbreak

Last Mile Health is working to transform the endgame of this Ebola outbreak. In order to provide much needed protection and health services to Liberia's rural population--while also building a permanent health system that can provide everybody access to care--Last Mile Health is undertaking a major expansion of our work alongside an effort by Partners in Health to set a new standard for Ebola treatment at the hospital level.
 
The team coordinators will work alongside our senior leadership to execute this transition. Entry-level staff will have the opportunity to learn about LMH's operations, program model, and field projects, helping us achieve a historic response to a historic public health crisis.
 
This is a great position for people with excellent interpersonal communication skills, critical thinking skills, and a desire to get involved to fight for equity at a time when it is urgently needed.
http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/tiyatienhealth/team-coordinator/c48XkktUSr5iTiiGalkWKP
Posted: 10/26/2014
Posting#120014-00

 


 

UNICEF: Short-term response jobs

I am currently the UNICEF Headquarters focal point in Sierra Leone for the Ebola response. We are in need of some strong competent people to help us on the ground on a short term (6 month) UNICEF contract.
 
The TOR would largely be to help in the deployment of Ebola Care Units – which would be the point of first contact between communities and the health system. These facilities would be manned by CHWs and potentially by international health workers. The work would be coordination, management/supervision and monitoring of these centers at the district level. Pay, benefits, etc would be excellent – and it’s a critical time for the country.
Dr Paul Pronyk
Senior Health Specialist, UNICEF, New York
Mobile: + 1 917 242 9774
Office +1 212 326 7400
Skypename: paul.pronyk
Posted: Oct 26, 2014
Posting# 113014-00

 

Passport Specialist positions at US Dept of State-Boston Passport Agency
Passport Specialist U.S. Department of State

Deadline Nov 7, 2014 Location Boston

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Boston Passport Agency is located 10 Causeway Street, Room 247, Boston MA 02222. Position Type Full-time Organization Type Government Agency/Public Sector Professional Level Entry-level Duties As a passport specialist, you will: Receive, examine, and adjudicate applications for the issuance, amendment and replacement of passports forwarded by acceptance agents or presented by applicants or applicant's representatives. Examine evidence of citizenship submitted with applications to determine and judge authenticity and adequacy in relation to laws, regulation and procedures associated with the issuance of passports. Maintain constant alertness to the possibility of fraudulent documentation of claims of identity.

Qualifications
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below.
*  Current noncompetitive eligibility.
*  Applicants must meet one of the following qualification requirements:
1.     Successful completion of a full four-year course of study in any field leading to a B.A./B.S. degree;
2.     Completion of one full year of graduate level education in law, or other administrative or management fields related to the position;
3.     A B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university AND you meet one of the following provisions of superior academic achievement:
A.     Grade point average of "B" (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study;
B.     A grade point average of "B+" (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all courses in your major field of study or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of your undergraduate study;
C.    Rank in the upper 1/3 of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision;
D.    Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported in your resume:
*  Ability to identify problems and develop solutions; Knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations;
*  Ability to independently apply rules and regulations;
*  Ability to identify inconsistencies in information/applications;
*  Ability to communicate orally;
*  Ability to synthesize information to make decisions;
*  Ability to work with people from different countries/cultures; and
*  Ability to communicate in writing.

Website URL: http://careers.state.gov/passport
Contact for this opportunity: Michael Wood, woodmt@state.gov

Posted on 10/18/2014

Posting#113014-00


 

Room for rent in Brookline

I currently live with 3 roommates and one of us is leaving so we're looking for a replacement. We plan to post the following to Craigslist this weekend.

Huge room in Brookline $831/month close to 3 green line branches (B,C,D)

Amazing location! Across the street from the C-line, a 5-minute walk to the D-line, and about 10 minutes to the B-line. 5 minutes to grocery store and laundry facilities. This first floor apartment has hardwood floors throughout, eat-in kitchen, and a large living room. Your room is a converted living room with a lot of square footage. Room also comes with a large hall closet for storage.

You will be sharing a bathroom with one other person. Rent includes heat and hot water. We split electric evenly, which is low even in winter and averages $9.00 per person a month. We are about to sign up for a new Internet provider, but expect it will amount to less than $30 per person per month.

About us: We are three friendly, easygoing young professionals. You would be living with two guys and a girl. We get along really well and like to make the apartment a nice place to come home to. 

About you: Friendly, laid back, respectful, pay your bills on time, and will keep all common areas clean. Our place is perfect for you if you are looking for a quiet neighborhood, building, and not a party apartment.

Tell us a bit about yourself and we can set up a time to view the room. 12 month lease. Please no undergrads, couples, pets, or smokers. First and last to move in.

Please draft an email to Matt, Drew, and Annie at warwickrd@hotmail.com to express interest.

Posted on 10/18/2014

Posting#111514-00


 

Volunteer for BU RPCV panel

Peace Corps is holding a panel event at Boston University on Wednesday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m. at 100 Bay State Road on the BU campus, and is in need of 1 or 2 more panelists who are RPCVs, current Peace Corps applicants, or have connections to Peace Corps, and are also current students, faculty, staff, or alums of Boston University.

If you are this person, or know this person, please email Kat at kdeutsch@peacecorps.gov.

Posted on: 10/18/2014

Posting#102314-00

The Zambezi Prize raises awareness of entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, encourges the flow of capital to financial inclusion ventures, and advances entrepreneurship and financial inclusion to fuel broad-based prosperity.  Deadline is Nov. 15, 2014

Please forward this information to all appropriate parties.

website: http://zambezi.mit.edu/

Posted on: 10/10/2014

Posting#111514-00


Care Package Project, through Los Angeles RPCVs

At the end of 2012, RPCVLA started a Care Package Project to send encouragement and small gifts to currently serving volunteers around the world, especially those who might not otherwise get a package. PCVs sent us their requests and mailing address through a simple online form, then we put together packages at our 2012 and 2013 holiday parties, along with a few other events during the year, and our members contributed the postage to mail them. So far, we have sent 125 packages and have received numerous messages, emails, and photos of thanks and joy. If you are interested in getting involved please go to the website below.

Website: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/2014/09/npca-featured-group-rpcvs-of-los-angeles/

Posted on: 10/7/2014
Posting#013115-00

 

The Campus Kitchens Project is hiring a full time Program Coordinator for our Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston. Laura Toscano, Director, The Campus Kitchens Project

Website: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/KHTf7hjKjWSP/


 

    Make a difference for lonely seniors. Volunteer today!

Do you miss interacting with individuals from various backgrounds and cultures? At FriendshipWorks we are doing our best to reduce isolation among the elderly. Spend an hour a week listening, grabbing a coffee, going shopping etc. befriending an elder. Volunteers are also needed for our medical escort program, Spanish speaking progam, pet visitation and assisting with one time projects.
Website URL: http://www.fw4elders.org/
Contact: Amy O'Dea at aodea@fw4elders.org or (617) 482-1510
Posting#090415-00

 

IT Coordinator, Peace First

The Peace First IT Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position based in Boston. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in supporting and building information technology systems, websites, and databases to advance Peace First’s work.
He/she will lead the development of an organization wide contact management system to help us engage and better serve a growing national network of partners and stakeholders. The IT Coordinator will also oversee technology support and systems for Peace First, contracting work to vendors and consultants as necessary on website or database projects. 
Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be a flexible and motivated self-starter and multi-tasker that can work within a fast-paced adaptive environment while also being a force for organizational efficiency and solutions. Specific skills:
      1-2 years of relevant experience with website development, database administration or information technology management;
      Experience managing Windows Server, Windows 7 and 8, and Office preferred;
      Experience managing content management systems such as Drupal, Joomla or Wordpress preferred and comfort with
    SQL databases and Apache servers preferred;
      Programming experience in HTML, CSS, PHP, Apex or Visualforce a plus;
      Salesforce experience a plus;
      Excellent project management and analytics skills;
      Strong customer service skills and orientation;
      Strong work ethic and attention to detail;
      Experience with training users in new systems;
      Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
    To Apply
    To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter, both in Word format, to talent@peacefirst.org. Please include “Peace First IT Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

 


Development Coordinator, Peace First

About the Position

Peace First is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as Development Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Development Manager, this position is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the fundraising work of a vibrant national non-profit, positioned for greater visibility and reach in the years ahead, while also learning from a team of skilled and experienced professionals. The Development Coordinator will provide critical support to: individual giving (prospect research, coordinating advisory boards throughout the country), fundraising events (ranging from small cultivation events for 20 to larger events for several hundred), donor stewardship, funding proposals, as well as managing Peace First’s donor database. This is an entry-level position, or a position for someone more experienced interested in learning about the development field, requiring strong attention to detail and the ability to multi- task, as well as exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Peace First is seeking professionals who will thrive in a working environment that values: the ability to adapt and apply skills to new and changing scopes of work; eagerness for more responsibility and exposure to new challenges; the motivation to contribute and try new ideas and ways of doing things; and the possession of a deep belief in the power of young people to create change. 
    Candidate Qualifications:
        1 to 2 years non-profit experience;
        Superior organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize quickly;
      Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
      Proficiency in donor management software, Salesforce preferred.
      Ability to meet shifting deadlines with a commitment to producing high-quality work;
      Independent worker, self-starter and ability to solve problems creatively;
      Flexible work style and open to feedback and coaching;
      BA or equivalent is preferred.
    To Apply
    To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter documenting your strong fit with the job requirements. Email your resume and a cover letter to talent@peacefirst.org. Attach files as Word or PDF documents and include “Development Coordinatorin the subject line of your email. Letters should be addressed to Hannah Beatty. 

    Prize Program Director, Peace First
The Peace First Prize Program Director is a full-time, exempt position based in Boston. Peace First has two years of experience running the national Peace First Prize and building the necessary search and selection systems and skill-sets. We are looking for a strong and creative Program Director to take this work to the next level. He/she will lead the 2015 Prize campaign, and cultivate new and existing partnerships to expand the network of young people we reach annually. He /she will serve as a key member of the Program Team, collaborating on cross team projects and priorities, and reporting to the Director of the Peace First Prize. 
    Qualifications:
    Peace First is seeking professionals who will thrive in a working environment that values: the ability to adapt and apply skills to new and changing scopes of work; eagerness for more responsibility and exposure to new challenges; the motivation to
contribute and try new ideas and ways of doing things; and the possession of a deep belief in the power of young people to create change.
The successful candidate will be a flexible and motivated self-starter and multi-tasker that can work within an adaptive fast- moving environment while also being a force for organization, efficiency and solutions. Specific skills:
      At least 5-7 years of experience in social entrepreneurship, youth and community development, and local or national coalition building or campaign work;
  •   Demonstrated success in building and managing partnerships and relationships;
      Strategic thinking skills and a passion for strong execution;
      Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
      Excellent track record of project management;
      Sales experience or public engagement work a plus;
      Experience growing a national program in a results-oriented environment;
      Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
    To Apply
    To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter, both in Word format, to talent@peacefirst.org. Please include “Peace First Prize Program Director” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

 


Peace First, Communications Manager

Peace First is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as Communications Manager. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Development & Communications, this position is an excellent opportunity to manage and grow the communications work of a vibrant national non-profit, while also learning from a team of skilled and experienced professionals. The Communications Manager will co-design and serve as the lead implementer of Peace First’s communications strategy, directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation. 
Candidate Qualifications:
      Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in communications and/or marketing or related field;
      Demonstrated track record of writing, editing, design, digital production, and print project management;
      Image-editing and manipulation, page-layout, and experience with video editing and video posting preferred;
      Familiarity with Google Analytics and Salesforce a plus;
Success implementing, managing, and participating in social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other sites) on behalf of an organization/brand;
      Superior organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize quickly;
      Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
      Ability to meet shifting deadlines with a commitment to producing high-quality work;
      Independent worker, self-starter and ability to solve problems creatively;
      Flexible work style and open to feedback and coaching;
      BA or equivalent is preferred. 
    To Apply
    To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter documenting your strong fit with the job requirements. Email your resume and a cover letter to talent@peacefirst.org. Attach files as Word or PDF documents and include “Communications Managerin the subject line of your email. Letters should be addressed to Hannah Beatty. 

 


    GlobeMed is seeking its next Executive Director. The ED is GlobeMed's visionary, chief strategist, fundraiser, and mobilizer, responsible for guiding the overall growth and development of the organization. We are seeking a leader who is passionate about mobilizing a global community to tackle health disparities and inspire the next generation of global health leaders. If you are a team-builder who can manage an organization, raise funds, forge partnerships, rally supporters, and serve as a role model for thousands of students across the country, click here to learn more. Chicago-based. Apps desired ASAP.
    http://globemed.org/hiring-next-ed/

    Become a host to an international student afor the summer and earn up to $2500.
  • EF Organizes a full schedule of cultural activities and language courses in the Beverly area M-F for the students (and provides the transportation). You would provide the room, meals and transport to one of our bus stop locations. Contact Kelly if you are interested. kelly.scimone@ef.com. 617.974.6163. EF Language Travel is Recruiting
  • EF Language Travel is the world’s leading educational travel provider; offering students the opportunity to spend 2 – 4 weeks abroad, improving their language skills and participating in a full activity program. APPLY NOW: Send your resume and cover letter directly to Emily.Katz@EF.com (Recruitment Manager Language Travel)
    Global Potential provides youth and communities the leadership and entrepreneurial skills to create renewed life perspectives to affect positive change locally and globally. Using a holistic year and a half methodology, GP trains youth to become leaders through international exchange, social entrepreneurship, global awareness, community development, and service learning.  The Global Potential (GP) Mentoring Program helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program works with motivated adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, a GP youth throughout the entire GP program. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the GP youth fellows and leaders, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals. For more information: http://global-potential.org/mentor/

    Mentorship opportunities through Global PotentialAre you an undergraduate or graduate student seeking meaningful experiences to connect with youth around your College? Now is the time to apply!  >Full-time Children’s HealthWatch Position – Senior Policy Analyst >Position Overview The Senior Policy Analyst is a key member of the Children’s HealthWatch team -working closely with the Research and Policy Director in her role leading activity on all organizational research projects and dissemination. The Senior Policy Analyst develops pertinent background research and helps to communicate Children’s HealthWatch research to our core audiences in the research and policy worlds, contributing to a greater understanding of conditions, issues and trends impacting a wide range of anti-poverty, health and socioeconomic programs and issues.   Research Support: The Senior Policy Analyst provides key support in the academic and public policy research of Children’s HealthWatch. Tasks include conducting database and literature searches for data to be used in reports, briefs, and papers, drafting and editing policy briefs/reports and communication materials tailored towards anti-poverty organizations and legislative staff. S/he edits and contributes to manuscripts developed by principal investigators and senior staff. S/he also responds to inquiries about research and increases public awareness of studies. S/he may also assist with administrative duties related to programs/projects.Dissemination, Policy and Advocacy: The Senior Policy Analyst will stay abreast of policy issues relevant to Children’s HealthWatch work, attend meetings with local and national advocacy groups and policy makers/legislative staff in order to educate others about our research and implications for policy.   S/he will also make connections with partner organizations and report back on their work. The Senior Policy Analyst will assist in scheduling visits and maintaining relationships with policy makers and their staff. S/he will also assist in management of related contact databases.

 

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