Saturday, November 21, 2009

Second Notice: CHIEF OF PARTY for Business Enabling Environment Project --Southeast Europe

Hello Again,


I did send out a notice about this position a few weeks ago and did get many responses-- applicants  are still being reviewed by my client.  However,  my client had decided to tighten up the position description and extend the deadline...  The project will be very focussed on   legal reform/implementation of commercial laws and regulations and they would like to see more applicants that have this special set of experience.  Please be sure that, before applying , that your resume clearly shows you have regulatory/legal reform experience and Business Enabling (BEE) experience.


Position Title:  Chief of Party (COP) of Business Enabling Environment Project

Location:   Southeastern Europe

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



Booz Allen Hamilton is currently pursuing a USAID funded program to improve the business enabling environment 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 also focus in improving monetary and tax policies that affect business growth.  The project will be for duration of three to four years. 





·        The COP will manage a large scale project focused on improving business enabling environment, including reform and implementation of commercial laws and regulations, fostering economic growth and facilitating trade.


·       Lead technical aspects of such project 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:


·        An advanced degree in law, economics, business or related field;


·        Minimum of 15 years of relevant  professional experience in legal regulatory sector as it pertains to setting up Business Enabling E nvironment and Trade, 


·        Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience in a in an international development environment; experience must be in multiple countries.


·         Experience in South-eastern Europe;


·        Several years of experience and strong ability in leading similar scale projects in some or all of these is a must:  legal regulatory and institutional reforms, and trade facilitation;


·        Demonstrated ability to multi-task and simultaneously work successfully with multiple stakeholders;


·        Minimum of 3 years experience in leadership, project management on international development projects to enhance  business growth, marketing or Economic Development;


·        Ability to lead a diverse multicultural team in project management  and  inspire teamwork;


·        Minimum of 3  yrs experience with USAID and US Government-funded projects.   Full  understanding of USAID regulations, administration requirements, reporting and compliance  procedures



How to Apply:  Please send resume/CV that clearly shows you meet the required Skills/Experience of the position by email to   Please include “Chief of Party - SE Europe” in subject line of your email. 


 Closing Date for applications:    November 24, 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

"The Aloof" - Rich Man's Frug

Old school is still cool. Watching this video reminds me why i'm proud - and relieved! - i'm aloof from current pop culture trends. We have our "legends" - Beyonce, Shakira, etc. - but they still hark back to these days when their originality and innovation hits a stump.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Stanley Foundation-Job Opportunity in Muscatine, IA

Program Officer
The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer for its Policy and Outreach Department. The chosen candidate will conceptualize, design, and implement programming that focuses on strengthening multilateral approaches to peace and security and building support for multilateralism, especially in the United States. Foundation programming in this area relies heavily on expert dialogues (dialogues include US and foreign officials, influential scholars, journalists, and NGO leaders). It also includes analysis and a wide variety of communication and advocacy activities to develop and build support for specific policy initiatives.
The Stanley Foundation brings fresh voices, original ideas, and lasting solutions to debates on global and regional problems. It is a nonpartisan, private operating foundation that focuses primarily on peace and security issues and advocates principled multilateralism. For us, principled multilateralism means working respectfully across differences to create balanced and just solutions.
The Stanley Foundation's work recognizes the essential roles of the policy community, media professionals, and the involved public in building sustainable peace. Much of our work aims at connecting people from different backgrounds, and that often produces clarifying insights and innovative solutions.
The program officer reports to the Director of Policy and Outreach and works closely with other foundation program officers and experts. This is an excellent opportunity to shape and focus programming and analysis that fits within the foundation's highly regarded work on evolving global systems, human protection, and nuclear security.
The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in the field of international relations with an advanced degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline. In addition, a strong candidate should possess:
  • Project team leadership experience.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Advanced analytical and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills on behalf of shared goals in a team setting.
  • Proven capacity to set realistic goals and meet program schedules.
  • Clear ability to connect larger ideas with the practical realities of their accomplishment.
  • Initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Desirable traits include direct experience working with the US government or with international organizations, as well as experience with policy or foundation programming. Foreign language skills and international experience are a strong plus. The position requires frequent travel.
LOCATION. This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa, a community of 25,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing, good schools, and a variety of recreational opportunities.
The Stanley Foundation offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package. For more information on the Stanley Foundation, visit our Web site at
Please send letter of interest, résumé, references, and writing sample that explains an international issue in a clear, direct way to:
Mr. Dana Pittman
Human Resources Administrator
The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-264-1500
Fax: 563-264-0864

Deadline for application: December 30, 2009
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

U.S. CENSUS is Hiring Again!

U.S. CENSUS is Hiring Again
for positions that start in 2010!

They are recruiting for:

* Census Takers
* Crew Leaders
* Crew Leader Assistants
* Recruiting Assistants
* Census Clerks

Positions can be full or part-time depending upon need and hourly pay ranges from approximately $14.00 per hour to over $20.00 per hour depending upon position.

* Earn Good Pay!
* Get Paid Weekly!
* Work Flexible Hours!
* Receive Paid Training!

To be eligible all applicants must:
Be at least 18 years old.
Pass the required written test administered by US Census.

(866) 861-2010

For more information visit:

The US Census Bureau needs local residents for a variety of exciting opportunities, including interviewing, office administration, and supervision. A large part of these jobs involve dealing with the public. Most of the jobs in the field require you to locate and interview households. The information you collect is confidential and must NOT be disclosed to anyone who has not sworn to protect Census Bureau information.

Most jobs will be short term and ALL jobs will be temporary (You may be called for multiple assignments depending on your performance). Your most productive hours will vary based on the type of census operation. For operations that require contact with the public to complete interviews, your availability to work when people are home is critical. The late afternoon, evening, and weekend hours are most productive times to work on these operations, daylight hours are required for some.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Impromptu poll about job postings

Lately, i've been getting a lot of job postings which end up residing in my email inbox, because i'm not entirely sure about who to send them to. If I spam a listserv, I risk having members consider my emails to be trivial, which is never a good thing. Conversely, if I send a few, pointed emails, I am thanked and considered a good member of the particular online community; a good samaritan almost.

So...I would like to conduct an impromptu poll on whether visitors would like to see job postings here on my blog, or not. Just hit the like or dislike buttons below, but if you have more time than that, please leave comments? Feedback is ALWAYS appreciated.

To be fair, I should mention a word about what sort of jobs I will post: basically, anything that comes to my inbox. Since I get A LOT of emails about jobs, I figure at least someone will be made better off. They will mostly be for the public sector/non-profit world, but with a good smattering of finance jobs, too. For those searching for jobs, please visit regularly, bookmark my blog or just subscribe to the RSS feed! (Thank God Google makes my life so easy and allows me to do these things nearly effortlessly!)

Thanks in advance and happy hunting!