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Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.    Global Communities is seeking an IT Project Manager to join the IT team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.   The IT Project Manager is a hands-on manager responsible for leading the implementation of technology solutions that deliver efficiency, results, and value to the global organization. The first major deliverable for this role will lead and manage the implementation of the organization’s first unified ERP system. This is a highly visible role within the organization. S/he will effectively and collaboratively partner with external vendors and the organization’s Finance/Accounting, Grants/Contracts, Human Resources, and International Program Operations and Humanitarian Assistance teams to ensure their technology needs are met in a thorough and timely manner.
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.    Global Communities is seeking a Senior Program Assistant to join the US & Border Field Office team at the headquarters in San Diego, California.    The primary responsibility of the Senior Program Assistant for US & Border Field Office is to manage administrative and clerical tasks that ensure the success the program portfolio. The SPA works closely with various Directors to: procure and distribute project supplies; coordinate travel, meetings, and special events; ensure proper documentation, storage, retrieval & circulation of financial and project records; manage confidential staff and client records; prepare and reconcile project related costs (e.g. purchase orders, travel and mileage reimbursements, project supplies); communicate with vendors, contracted partners, and referral sources; schedule/set up meetings and conference spaces; enter data and provide summary reports for project referrals and enrollments. In support of the Finance Director, the SPA will specifically: ensure expenses and accounts payables are recorded properly in accounting system software (Concur); ensure all accounts payable are documented, recorded, and approved by Program Director(s) and ensure documentation within SharePoint. Provides necessary documentation and seek support to Finance Director when needed.  
Location
US-CA-San Diego
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.    Global Communities is seeking a Associate to join the Strategic Growth & Partnership team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, CA.    The Associate, Strategic Growth & Partnership serves as the principal support for the Vice President, Strategic Growth & Partnership. This role supports to the Strategic Growth & Partnership team by helping to maximize the efficiency of SGP team efforts and facilitate effective coordination between SGP and other Sustainable Development units. This role requires passion for international development, resourcefulness, skills as a self-starter, detail orientation, analytical thinking, and proactive synthesizing of information. Provides appropriate coordination on projects and tasks requiring research and interactions with Global Communities staff, donors and/or consultants. Supports strategy initiatives, including meeting preparations and follow-up activities, research, reports, correspondence, and other requested items. This role requires professional and effective communication skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing requests.  
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities has contracted an executive search firm to fill this position. Please use the contact information below:   Charles Nailen, Managing Director Stanton Chase (O): 202-248-5088 c.nailen@stantonchase.com   Abbey Corona, Communications Associate Stanton Chase (O): 202-248-5088 a.corona@stantonchase.com   Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.    Global Communities is seeking a Cheif People Officer to join the People and Culture team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, CA.   The Chief People Officer (CPO) has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of global programs, processes, systems, and tools that enable the global workforce and culture of Global Communities to thrive, which in turn ignite commitment and realization of Global Communities’ mission, vision, and organizational strategy. The CPO serves as a strategic advisor, content expert, thought partner, and coach on key people and management issues for senior leaders and managers across the organization. As a member of the senior executive team, this role contributes to the business strategy development process and helps lead change that will enable Global Communities to effectively achieve its mission. The CPO drives the development and encourages the promotion of a strong organizational values and mission-centered, inclusive, and professional organizational culture.
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.    Global Communities is seeking a Senior Regional Manager, Africa to join the Sustainable Development Department, Office of Program Operations team.  This position may be based at any Global Communities office.     The Senior Regional Manager, Africa plays a key role in ensuring operational effectiveness and program quality across projects and countries in the region. Under the leadership and direction of the Senior Director, the Senior Regional Manager works closely with Country Directors and Country Finance Directors to ensure effective country operations, effective management of resources, and mitigation of risks in line with Global Communities policies and procedures, and compliance with local regulatory and legal frameworks. The Senior Regional Manager oversees and ensures the consistent implementation of systems, policies, and procedures to ensure operational excellence, effective program and financial management, and high-quality coordinated support from Headquarters (HQ) to project teams and field leadership in the region. S/he oversees and continuously improves the implementation of all cross-functional Project Support Teams in the region, in line with program management standards and best practices. S/he supervises, guides and supports regional Program Officers to ensure optimal, timely and consistent implementation of Program Support Teams that deliver value through improved coordination, communication, planning, performance and quality of programs. S/he plays a critical role in ensuring effective coordination between HQ and field, and across HQ functions including between the Regional Program Management Team (RPMT) and all teams within Global Operations and including Finance, People & Culture, Legal, Grants and Contracts, Global Security, and other support functions. The Senior Regional Manager supports the Senior Director to analyze programmatic, financial and operational trends in the region, proactively manage risks and issues, and facilitate timely decision making to enable field teams to achieve intended project scope, budget, schedule, and quality objectives. The Senior Regional Manager’s scope is regional. S/he directly supervises and develops the capacity of the Regional Program Management Team including Senior Program Officers and Program Officers for the region. Regardless of job location, the Senior Regional Manager’s working hours will include the core business hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). S/he will provide direct program management support to projects as needed.
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
To Apply: To be considered for this consultancy, please submit your CV, cover letter, three references, and a completed Biodata form by October 19, 2021 to Lisa Bain at lbain@globalcommunities.org with the subject line “Midwifery Consultant Application”. We will begin reviewing applications during the week of October 19.   Global Communities is seeking an individual or firm to provide clinical Midwifery care services to Healthy Start San Diego (HSSD) clients during the prenatal and postpartum period. Healthy Start is a national initiative to eliminate disparities in birth outcomes. As such, Healthy Start San Diego focuses on diverse Black communities that experience the greatest burden of perinatal disparity in San Diego. The goal of this initiative is to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality through the identification of maternal early warning signs among clients, training on the identification of maternal early warning signs among project peers and community, and the cultivation of a diverse and culturally competent perinatal workforce in San Diego County.   Interested parties should review the SoW below and respond with a letter identifying your capacity to address the scope of work and the desired rate for service completion (per visit, per month, etc). In particular, please note the training and experience you have to offer; the level of effort you have to accomplish the scope of work; any connection to our priority communities (African American and Black Immigrants, Somali, Haitian Creole, Spanish speaking); and any supportive services connected to your clinical practice (e.g. alternative midwives, connections to childbirth education, doulas, and lactation support, physical location, etc). Candidates that are unable to fulfill all of the tasks but with unique capacity to serve East African or Haitian clients will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.   Location: Providers located in San Diego County and offering in-person services are strongly preferred; remote providers with unique capacity to serve East African or Haitian clients will also be considered.   Term: initial period of 5 months, with potential for extension through 2024 based on performance and resources available   Desired Start Date: November 1
Location
US-CA-San Diego
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.    Global Communities is seeking 2-3 qualified Spanish to English/ English to Spanish translators for a 12 month, as needed consultancy to be completed remotely. The consultancy will primarily support the translations of reports from Spanish to English and/or English to Spanish as needed for various international development programs funded by donors such as the US Agency for International Development and the US Department of Agriculture. Occasionally, live interpretations via video calls (on platforms such as Microsoft Teams) may be requested as well. Interested candidates will be asked to provide a price per word translation rate and a price per hour for live interpretations.
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking a temporary Officer, Humanitarian Program Development to join the Humanitarian Assistance team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.   The Officer, Humanitarian Program Development participates in new business development efforts in various capacities. The Officer serves on business development and proposal teams in various capacities as required, including providing administrative support to the proposal process, coordinating the proposal process, writing sections of proposal narratives and annexes, and supporting the development of budgets and cost proposals. The Officer also serves as a recruiter for specific proposals and in support of ongoing programs, coordinating with the Humanitarian Assistance Associate and other Global Communities recruiters. The Officer also conducts research and analysis on humanitarian conditions in specific contexts to support proposal development.   NOTE: This is a temporary full-time position for a period of 16 weeks beginning early November 2021.
Category
Humanitarian Assistance
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking a Program Associate, Africa to join the Program Operations team.  This position may be based at the Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, California.     The Program Associate provides a broad range of administrative, logistical, coordination, data entry, communications and general programmatic support for programs in the Africa region and to the Regional Program Management Team (RPMT) including Senior Program Officers, Program Officer, Senior Regional Manager Senior Director. S/he contributes to efficient and effective program, award and financial management for projects and countries and contributes to resource mobilization within the region.  
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking a Senior Program Officer, Africa to join the Program Operations team.  This position may be based at the Global Communities Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, California office.   The primary responsibility of the Senior Program Officer is to coordinate and provide program management and backstopping support to a portfolio of assigned projects within the Africa region. The Senior Program Officer provides direct support across the project life cycle from start-up and implementation to close-out and is the primary point of contact at Headquarters (HQ) for project information, status, performance, donor requirements, and communication. The Senior Program Officer’s portfolio typically includes projects of significant size, complexity, and/or with higher strategic or risk profiles within the region. The Senior Program Officer assists the Senior Regional Manager on country operations support, data analysis and internal reporting to management. The Senior Program Officer also provides mentorship and coaching to develop the capacity of Program Officers and Program Associates. The Senior Program Officer’s country and project portfolio will be determined based on regional needs and priorities and may shift from time to time based on the evolving nature of the regional program portfolio.    
Category
Global Operations
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking a temporary COVID-19 Outreach Specialist to join the COVID-19 team at the headquarters in San Diego, CA.    Global Communities (GC) is seeking energetic, dedicated health/social service professionals to conduct COVID-19 education and outreach work across San Diego County. Under the direction of the Program Director and Senior Program Manager, the part-time COVID-19 Outreach Specialist will conduct a range of COVID-19 education activities, including vaccine and testing education and outreach. The COVID-19 Response Program collaborates with the County of San Diego HHSA and other donors to provide residents with wraparound COVID-19 prevention services.   Please note: This is a temporary position working up to 30 hours per week through January 3, 2022.  
Location
US-CA-San Diego
The Business Development (BD) Team within Global Communities’ Department of Humanitarian Assistance is responsible for all new business development for humanitarian and emergency response programs in the organization.  The BD team seeks a Pricing Consultant to lead the development of cost proposals for specific business development efforts within the department.  Global Communities expects to contract the Pricing Consultant for a nine-month period starting October 2021.  The Consultant is expected to work up to a total of 100 days within that period, with the majority of LOE expected between February-May 2022.
Category
Humanitarian Assistance
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking a Senior Manager to join the Strategic Growth and Partnership team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.   The Senior Manager, International Talent Management reports directly to the Vice President, Strategic Growth and Partnership. The Senior Manager, International Talent Management is a trusted advisor and provides expert guidance and strategy on all facets of international recruiting and staff management for proposals and programs. S/he is current on rules and regulations for USAID and other governmental donors as well as private and public foundations. The Senior Manager, International Talent Management directly manages an International Recruiter and oversees and supervises the proposal recruitment efforts for all SGP funding opportunities. The Senior Manager functions as a hands-on leader, manager and mentor and will provide training to direct reports and Global Communities staff. This position partners with IT and People and Culture (P&C) to develop and maintain international recruitment systems and processes and ensures continual networking and sourcing practices to maintain an active pipeline of qualified proposal candidates and consultants in these systems. S/he also recruits for key international development personnel roles (CDs, COPs) for proposals and programs.   The Senior Manager, International Talent Acquisition and Management is responsible for maintaining collaborative partnerships throughout the Sustainable Development (SD) department and with other department leaders and staff, working closely with P&C. S/he will be an SGP liaison with P&C on allowances and other staffing issues. In partnership with P&C, s/he provides guidance to the allowance committee and is the SGP lead on any needed recruiting staff management systems upgrades with IT and P&C.
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking an  Associate to join the Sustainable Development team at any Global Communities office.    The Associate provides a broad range of administrative, logistical, coordination, data entry, communications and general programmatic support for programs in the Asia, Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern Europe region and to the Regional Program Management Team (RPMT) including Officers, regional Manager and Senior Director. S/he contributes to efficient and effective program, award and financial management for projects and countries and contributes to resource mobilization within the region.  
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking an Officer, Humanitarian Program Development to join the Humanitarian Assistance team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.  
Category
Humanitarian Assistance
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   - Global Communities is seeking a Program Officer for the Asia, MENA & Eastern Europe region to join the Program Operations team.  This role may be based at the headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, California.
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking a Director of Safeguarding to join the Executive Office at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.   The Director, Safeguarding is responsible for the coordinated global program to ensuring a safe and respectful environment for all staff, representatives, partners, participants, and anyone with whom Global Communities interacts worldwide, especially children and adults at risk. This includes to protect beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse, to protect Global Communities staff from sexual harassment, and to lead the establishment and continual refinement of Global Communities’ safeguarding approaches across its global programming and work environments. The Director ensures that Global Communities’ Safeguarding Framework is effectively implemented in all Global Communities programs and that safeguarding matters are responded to in a timely, sensitive and effective manner. The Director develops detailed guidance and provides ongoing technical safeguarding support to host country teams and partners to strengthen best practices, tools, and implementation of strategies for safeguarding. The Director abides by the applicable rules, regulations, and donor requirements concerning protection and safeguarding in the unique operating environments in which Global Communities implements programs. Frequent and/or extended travel outside of the United States is possible.   This role reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.  
Category
HQ - Executive Office
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking a Senior Manager, Public Affairs to join the Communications team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.   The Senior Manager, Public Affairs performs important internal and external functions for Global Communities. The Senior Manager monitors news coverage, relevant articles, trends, initiatives and legislative or policy developments relevant to the international development industry and prepares reports, including media, policy, or legislative briefs, to support organizational policies and strategies, including advice to executive management and other senior staff. The Senior Manager oversees Global Communities’ engagement with policymakers and stakeholders in the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. government, as well as media outlets, journalists, think tanks, thought leaders, and other related audiences, and helps advance organizational thought leadership and brand awareness in the United States and internationally. Works to support the advocacy goals and positions of the international development community through active engagement in stakeholder groups, umbrella coalitions and working groups. As an excellent writer and editor, quickly produce high-quality documents for external release, such as press releases, op-eds, learning briefs, success stories and talking points for senior leadership.
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking a Program Associate to join the Technical Excellence, Learning, Innovation and Impact (TELII) team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, CA.    The Program Associate at Global Communities is a member of the Technical Excellence, Learning, Innovation and Impact (TELII) office. Global Communities has four technical teams: (1) Governance, Resilience & Collective Impact; (2) Food Security, Economic Opportunity and Climate Action; (3) Gender Equality, Positive Youth Development & Social Inclusion; and (4) Health, Nutrition & WASH. The Program Associate supports two of Global Communities’ technical teams: Governance & Collective Action; Food Security, Economic Opportunity and Climate Action.   The Program Associate supports tasks and special projects/initiatives, as assigned by Governance, Resilience& Collective Impact; Food Security, Economic Opportunity and Climate Action, in the areas of coordination and communication, administrative and logistical support for these technical teams, desk top research in specific areas including resource mobilization and also provides specific, time-bound project support as needed. The Program Associate manages these tasks and balances them against changing needs and priorities. The Program Associate supports Governance, Resilience & Collective Impact; Food Security, Economic Opportunity and Climate Action to ensure timely and effective coordination and communication within the TELII Office and other GC departments and offices, as appropriate. The Program Associate supports donor reporting processes; drafts technical briefs and capacity statements; edits programmatic materials; tracks progress against TELII annual Shared Learning Plans, annual/operational plans and targets, and communicates delays/issues with TLS members and the VP for Technical Leadership. The Program Associate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and pro-active.
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.   Global Communities is seeking a Manager, Strategic Growth to join the Business Development team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, CA.    The Manager, Strategic Growth (MSG) manages individual opportunity development activities from inception to submission to transition for project implementation in collaboration with the Strategic Growth, TELII and Global Operations stakeholders. This role drives evidence-driven resource development for SGP through analyzing past performance and donor/competitive landscape trends, gathering information from reports and proposals, and corresponding with key field and technical services staff to inform decision-making on setting future donor targets and resource development strategies. Experienced in developing winning proposals for USAID, other bi-laterals, multi-laterals, and private sector clients, s/he ensures that the resources, the relationships, the strategy and approaches meet / exceed client expectations, address development issues and present Global Communities’ best technical solutions. The Manager organizes, leads and participates in dedicated teams that move opportunities forward through the identifying / qualifying (tracking / positioning), cultivating (capture), and live pursuit phases culminating in preparation and submission of a high quality, competitive proposal / bid. The Manager ensures oversight of the entire proposal process and package, and the transition from proposal to project implementation. Activities supporting development of individual opportunities include but are not limited to proposal management, proposal writing, desk research, identifying / securing partners, business intelligence (gathering, analysis and reporting), managing / analyzing solicitation pipeline current year and historical data, and strategic networking and relationship building. The Manager also supports and contributes to information gathering and analysis, process and tools creation, and capacity building.   The Manager serves as a resource for Global Communities technical and regional teams, matching priority needs with viable private and public funding opportunities; coordinating regular resource development communication and information sharing; and working with technical officers, field leadership and others to develop specific resource development strategies.
Category
Business Development
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring