Friday, November 27, 2009

PSR Job Opening

Job Announcement

Chapter Development and Student Program Manager

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) seeks an articulate, creative, and experienced grassroots organizer to conduct field outreach, coordinate chapter development activities and manage the PSR Student Program (SPSR). 

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is a national not-for-profit advocacy and public policy organization.  PSR asserts a strong medical voice through education and advocacy to (1) prevent nuclear war and development and use of nuclear weapons and to reduce the role of armed force in US foreign and security policy, emphasizing alternative strategies for conflict resolution; (2) reduce global warming and toxic degradation of the environment; and (3) oppose the construction of new nuclear power plants in the United States.

PSR has a grassroots network of thirty-one affiliated chapters across the country, forty medical student chapters, and over 50,000 members and e-activists regularly engaged on PSR's issues.

The successful candidate will fill two related roles in the organization:  field outreach and development of PSR chapters and organizing and overall management of SPSR.  He/she will coordinate with program directors, to ensure effective integration of programmatic work being done in PSR's three issue areas by national staff, chapters, and student chapters. He/she reports to the Executive Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

Chapter Development and Outreach:
  • Assess PSR's chapter network and identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges for future growth.
  • Develop trainings, support materials, etc. to meet identified chapter organizational development needs.
  • Serve as PSR national office liaison on organizational development issues for chapter network.
  • Facilitate development of new chapters and/or PSR "core groups".
  • Devise and implement strategies to grow PSR's network of health professionals.
  • Develop messages, materials and messengers for outreach
  • Work collaboratively with other program staff to grow and maximize use of the website and activists list to advance campaign visibility and activism through email alerts, advocate newsletters, and social networking.

Student Program Manager responsibilities:
·        Work with volunteer student representatives to service ongoing programmatic and structural needs of student chapters across the country.
·        Work with security, environment and health, and safe energy program directors to ensure that PSR programmatic initiatives are conveyed to and carried out within student chapters.  Produce and/or update SPSR materials for campus education and recruitment.
·        Serve as PSR liaison to the American Medical Student Association and other student groups and assist with ongoing Medical Alliance efforts.
·        Serve as editor and maintain SPSR quarterly newsletter and SPSR web site.   
·        Maintain regular telephone and email contact with SPSR chapter leaders, and help identify and recruit SPSR faculty contacts and mentors.
·        Coordinate with and assist in fund-raising, development, and membership efforts as needed to build PSR medical campus activities.


·                    Smart, hard working, professional team member ready and willing to undertake necessary tasks.
·                    Strong work ethic with can do attitude and passion for working on one or more of PSR's mission areas:  nuclear disarmament, environmental health, global warming, or nuclear power.
·                    Bachelors degree with experience in organizing, advocacy, and communications,
·                    Experience working in a team environment.
·                    Understanding and appreciation for importance of utilizing a vibrant grassroots network to accomplish program goals. 
·                    Excellent and proven analytical, organizational, written and oral communications, time-management, and teamwork skills; attention to detail; ability to juggle competing priorities. 
·                    Prior public speaking experience.
·                    Significant computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and experience in advancing program goals utilizing the internet and electronic advocacy.
·                    Energetic, friendly, sense of humor, excellent interpersonal skills, and able to work easily with diverse groups.

Salary commensurate with experience.  PSR offers excellent benefits and a pleasant working environment, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Please send cover letter including salary requirements and resume, writing sample, and three references, by Friday, December 4:

Chapter Development/SPSR Manager
Physicians for Social Responsibility
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1012
Washington, D.C.  20009



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Two new positions for Southeastern Europe: Business Enabling Advisor & Senior Trade Facilitation Expert

There are two positions in the announcement below:  a Business Enabling Advisor and a Senior Trade Facilitation Expert.  Both are for the anticipated Business Enabling Environment Program that will be based in Southeastern Europe.

#1--Job Title: Business Enabling Advisor

Location:  Southeastern Europe

Start date and length of Contract:  expected start is March 2010, for minimum of a 18 month commitment.

Booz Allen Hamilton is currently pursuing a USAID funded Business Enabling Environment Program
 in southeastern Europe. The program aims to reform the commercial legal and regulatory framework that will facilitate economic growth, improve business climate, attract foreign investment and facilitate trade.  The project will be for duration of three to four years


·        The Business Enabling Advisor will guide the process of planning, communicating, managing and coordinating the mobilization and implementation phases of the legal regulatory environment reform.
·        Develop a work program in close consultation with the COP and other members of the team.
·        Provide direct technical assistance to the counterparts in developing strategies and components of the reform process

·        Minimum five years of international experience working on business enabling environment projects, with focus on legal regulatory framework and institutional reform.
·        Experience in Eastern Europe and Caucasus.
·        Multiple country experience is required.
·        Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team on projects of similar scale (legal regulatory reforms, trade facilitation, trade policy development)
·        Demonstrated ability to multi-task and simultaneously work successfully with multiple stakeholders;
·        Strong leadership, project management, and teamwork skills
·        Experience in previous USAID project is required
·        An advanced degree in law, economy or business

How to Apply:  Please send resume/CV that clearly shows you meet the required Skills/Experience of the position by email to   Please include “Business Enabling Advisor” in subject line of your email. 


#2--Job Title: Senior Trade Facilitation Expert, Business Enabling Environment Project
Location:  Southeastern Europe
Start date and length of Contract:  expected start is March 2010, for minimum of a 18 month commitment.

The overall objective of this position is to strengthen the capacity of the private and public institutions to facilitate and ease trade and cooperate with traders.


·        Lead technical aspects of such projects and be responsible for developing and implementing technical assistance/consulting services for in-country partners.
·        Manage teams of consultants in the implementation of capacity building projects.


To be considered the candidates must meet or exceed the following qualifications:

·        Minimum of  ten years of international experience, preferably in Eastern Europe and Caucasus;
·        Multiple country experience is required.
·        Considerable international experience in trade, trade policy development and implementation, trade facilitation strategies with public and private sector,  with clear understanding of f relevant  treaties, agreements, and MOU related to trade facilitation;
·        Experience in working in a complex structure of government ministries and agencies, private sector organizations and companies;
·        Excellent knowledge of institutional reform, policy processes, capacity building, trade policy, trade development and trade regulatory reform
·        Demonstrated ability to multi-task and simultaneously work successfully with multiple stakeholders;
·        Experience with international donors is required. Project experience with USAID is preferred.
·        Masters degree of equivalent in law (international trade) economics, international trade or a similar discipline;

How to Apply:  Please send resume/CV that clearly shows you meet the required Skills/Experience of the position by email to   Please include “Senior Trade Facilitation Expert” in subject line of your email. 

 Closing Date for applications:    November 30, 2009

Thank you for reviewing this position and hope that if this does not match your area of expertise, you will forward to others who may be a good match. 

Many Thanks,

Linda Aines
International Link Recruitment Services
Sudbury, Vermont, USA
Phone:  +802-273-2330
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Linda Aines
International Link Recruitment Service
Sudbury, Vermont, USA
Tel: +802-273-2330