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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 IT Project Manager to join the Information Technology team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.   The IT Project Manager partners with the organization’s business areas to ensure technology needs are met in a thorough and timely manner and serves as the liaison between technology and business stakeholders.  S/he coordinates and oversees technology projects that deliver business value to Global Communities. The IT Project Manager leads the analysis, creation and management of business and solution requirements and ensures that requirements are fully understood by the technical team. S/he is responsible for the successful execution of the entire project including requirements, design, implementation, configuration, testing and post implementation support. The IT Project Manager will increase knowledge of supported technology areas to have a clear understanding of current and future requirements of the business.
Category
IT
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 Programs Associate, Americas to join the Program Operations team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.   The Program Associate provides a broad range of administrative, logistical, coordination, data entry, communications and general programmatic support for programs in the Americas region and to the Regional Program Management Team (RPMT) including Senior Program Officers, Program Officers, the Senior Regional Manager and the 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.   This position may be based at either U.S. Headquarters location in Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, California.
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 Senior Program Officer to join the Programs team at the headquarters in either downtown Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego,California.   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 Asia, MENA, Eastern Europe 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 an Associate to join the Humanitarian Assistance Department at the Headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.  This role will support our Guatemala, Honduras and Yemen programming.  
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 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
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, Strategic Growth to join the Business Development team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, CA.      The Senior Manager, Strategic Growth (SMSG) manages the highest priority and most complex individual opportunity development activities from inception to submission to transition for project implementation in collaboration with Strategic Growth , TELII and Global Operations stakeholders. This role is responsible for developing and executing actionable, evidence-driven resource development strategies that translate technical and geographic priorities and organizational initiatives into specific growth plans with timebound deliverables and targets. 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 Senior Manager organizes, leads and participates in dedicated teams that move the highest priority and most complex 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 SMSG 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 SMSG also supports and contributes to information gathering and analysis, process and tools creation, and capacity building.   The SMSG serves as a SGP liaison 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.   The SMSG supports the Director, SGP to manage compliance and quality of opportunity development work streams and business products. This role contributes to the design and implementation of capacity building activities promoting a business orientation and skills throughout Global Communities.   The SMSG reports to and is a key collaborator with the Director, Strategic Growth & Partnership in setting, tracking and meeting Global Communities’ new business revenue driver and current / out-year revenue targets, and the development of the annual SGP Business Plan that identifies the specific initiatives to enable meeting those targets. This role develops and utilizes work planning tools and practices to ensure efficient collaboration among the multiple contributors to the Global Communities resource mobilization work.
Category
Business Development
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 Support Technician to join the IT Department at the headquarters in San Diego, California.     The Senior Support Technician monitors, manages, and resolves Service Desk incidents in accordance with IT Incident Management Procedures.     
Category
IT
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, Strategic Growth & Partnership to join the Business Development team at the headquarters in either downtown Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, CA.   The Director, Strategic Growth & Partnership (SGP) leads and coordinates the efforts of the SGP Managers and Officers, and other contributors to specific opportunity / proposal teams at all stages of the opportunity development business cycle, in collaboration with key headquarters and field stakeholders. These 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, capture planning / positioning, and strategic networking and relationship building. The Director also supports and contributes to information gathering and analysis, process and tools creation, and capacity building. The Director ensures consistent compliance and quality of opportunity development work streams and business products. This position contributes to the design and implementation of capacity building activities promoting a business orientation and skills throughout Global Communities.   The Director reports to and is a key collaborator with the Vice President, Strategic Growth & Partnership in setting, tracking and meeting Global Communities’ new business revenue driver and current / out-year revenue targets, and the development of the annual SGP Business Plan that identifies the specific initiatives to enable meeting those targets. The Director develops and utilizes work planning tools and practices to ensure efficient collaboration among the multiple contributors to the GC resource mobilization work.
Category
Business Development
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 Specialist, Monitoring, Evaluation & Research to join the Measurement & Evidence for Learning & Impact (MELI) team within the Technical Excellence, Learning, Innovation & Impact (TELII) Office.  This position may be based at any Global Communities office.    The position will work in close coordination and collaboration with domestic and globally based staff in Global Communities global offices, including staff working in Country based Programming, and HQ-based Technical Leadership (Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Assistance), Global/Program and Field Operations, Strategic Growth and Partnership, Information Technology Department, Marketing and Communications, other OSIIL staff, and other Departments, as relevant.   The position has two key functions. Firstly, the position is considered an organizational subject matter specialist in the area of design, implementation, and utilization of high-quality and ethical research and will contribute significantly or support efforts to define and advance priorities to strengthen systems, tools, approaches, and capacity in this area. As part of this role, this position serves as the organization’s Administrator for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is charged with protecting the welfare, rights, and privacy of human subject’s research conducted by Global Communities and is responsible for reviewing, prior to its initiation, all research (whether funded or not) involving human participants. The IRB Administrator is the person designated by the IRB with expertise and authority to oversee and manage the IRB system and its operations, including working in collaboration with the IRB in the development and maintenance of appropriate policy, procedures, processes, and records. The other key function of this position is to provide MELI-related technical support to new, existing and closing programs, in support of organization-wide aims to improve program quality and impact, ensure accountability to stakeholders, and promote learning.    
Category
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
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 Coordinator, Total Rewards to join the People & Culture team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.   The Coordinator, Total Rewards functions as an integral member of the P&C team by supporting personnel administration, benefits, and compensation. This role provides excellent customer service, independently manages and prioritizes work effectively, is detail oriented, demonstrates initiative, confidentiality, and responsibility with a positive and can-do attitude.
Category
Human Resources
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 Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer to join the Executive Leadership Team at either the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, CA.    The Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer will provide strategic and innovative leadership to develop and implement an integrated Diversity Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy and roadmap that supports the organization’s strategic priority to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the 2022-2024 strategic plan and the commitment to becoming a pro-equity organization.  The Chief will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure that a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens and strategies are applied and integrated into our recruitment and retention practices, organizational learning agendas, programs, policies, and procedures. The role will work closely with the CEO, the President and the Executive Team to ensure an integrated approach of DE&I principles and actions and that DE&I strategies are responsive to and reflective of our global context. The Chief will work to develop, monitor, and report on actionable and measurable DEI objectives, strategies, and key metrics and to incorporate DE&I trainings, learnings and competencies into the organization’s learning agenda and performance management processes. This role will also manage all activities and aspects of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council; and provide guidance and support to Employee Resource Groups to ensure an inclusive climate that reflects our organizational values.  They will serve as an institutional resource in key areas of importance such as racial equity, intercultural competency, gender equality, disability inclusion, adolescent/youth inclusion, sexual orientation, ethnic and religious tolerance, gender identity and expression, safeguarding and protection, localization and decentralization, and inclusive development.
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 Specialist, Digital Content to join the Communications team in either Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, CA.    The Specialist, Digital Content provides support for a range of internal and external communication functions as well as department-level support for Communications. Requires a technical understanding of key systems and platforms and also a desire to encourage behavior change among colleagues so that communications technology solutions are adopted by key staff members. Specifically, the Specialist provides audience and analytics support; updates data and dashboards; supports email marketing activities through maintaining lists and building emails; and offers administrative and logistical support.   PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:   Responsibility Area: Email Marketing - Builds, tests & launches emails for both internal and external audiences. - Creates schedule to maintain suite of digital communication vehicles and works to obtain content in timely manner. - Ensures marketing content is accurate, clear and compelling before public distribution. - Creates and maintains lists in both CRM and email marketing platform. - Works with Visual Communications Manager to obtain graphics for email builds. - Maintains master email outreach calendar. - Monitors and shares metrics related to email campaigns.   Responsibility Area: Data & Analytics - Maintains department communications dashboards. - Oversees Global Communities’ AdWords grant, creating and maintaining campaigns that raises the visibility of Global Communities’ programs and expertise. - Disseminates reports on results of outreach efforts.   Responsibility Area: Website - Updates web content on scheduled or as needed basis. - Ensures published content is SEO-friendly. Does a pass to optimize pages and posts for keywords and populates meta fields. - Adheres to schedule and proactively follows up with content leads to ensure information is current. - Supports engagement related to Global Communities website redesign or regular improvements. - Monitors publicly available inboxes linked to web forms and works with departmental staff to ensure appropriate and timely response.   Responsibility Area: Salesforce - In partnership with IT, works with Salesforce central administrator to customize CRM to track new communication streams, preferences and audiences. Advises on plan to facilitate data entry on behalf of senior leadership and technical leads. - Acts as a Salesforce power user who encourages and facilitates adoption. - Performs data entry on behalf of Communications team and other key staff who maintain important funder & strategic relationships on behalf of Global Communities.   Responsibility Area: SharePoint/Intranet - Provides support for SharePoint merger. - Assists in maintaining department presence on SharePoint. - Posts approved content to intranet blog.   Admin & Other: - Provides support for creative request intake and job tracking system. - Assists with credit card reconciliation and similar financial or administrative tasks. - Performs vendor research. - Processes invoices on behalf of department. - Maintains digital asset management platform: uploads new assets, ensures existing assets are tagged appropriately, performs regular passes to delete unnecessary files. - Assists with video production projects. - Provides other departmental support, as needed.   POSITION SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Promote a culture of excellence, inclusion, learning, support, diversity and innovation.
Category
Communications & Public Affairs
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 Specialist, Content to join the Communications team in either Silver Spring, Maryland or San Diego, CA. 
Category
Communications & Public Affairs
Location
US-MD-Silver Spring