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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 31 May 2016

    Overseas Strategic Consulting seeks a qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidate for an upcoming USAID-funded contract for Increasing Citizen Demand for Accountable and Transparent Service Delivery in the Health Sector through Enhanced Community-Based Monitoring project in Zambia. The objective of the project is to mobilize communities and increase their engagement in monitoring the delivery of health services. The project will strengthen existing local governance social structures such as neighborhood health committees, health advisory committees, and/or safe-motherhood action groups. Health service providers under the government will also be involved to improve and strengthen their engagement with community members.

    Responsibilities:

    · Project management and ensuring the completion of all project deliverables.

    · Communication with USAID and Zambian government counterparts

    · Build partnerships with civil society and community stakeholders

    · Manage the project budget and reporting.

    · Oversee all project planning and direct technical experts.

    Qualifications:**

    • A minimum of ten years of international experience in managing contracts for USAID.
    • Demonstrated personnel and contract management ability. Track record of experience as a Chief of Party on a USAID funded project.
    • Experience in health communications and service delivery in Zambia.
    • The candidate must hold, at minimum, a Masters degree in Public Health, Communications, Public Policy, Public Administration, or related fields.
    • Ability to communicate in English (writing and speaking) is required.

    Established in 1992, OSC (www.oscltd.com) provides strategic communications support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. Using research-based strategies, OSC provides qualitative and quantitative research, technical assistance, and advisory services to donor agencies, governments, private institutions, and civil society organizations, building institutional communications capacity in a multitude of sectors and subject areas.


    How to apply:

    For consideration, please email resume/CV and cover letter via email (osc@oscltd.com) using the subject line: Chief of Party - Zambia. OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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    Organization: Vitamin Angels
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 20 Feb 2016

    POSITION: Independent Contractor, Uganda Country Program Coordinator
    LOCATION: Uganda (must already be based in Uganda)
    EMPLOYER: The Vitamin Angels Alliance, Inc. (VA)
    Time: 16 Days per Month
    APPLY BY: 20 February 2016

    ROLE OR PURPOSE OF POSITION

    VA seeks to continue the expansion of its micronutrient supplementation program in Uganda and South Sudan by engaging an Independent Contractor (e.g., Consultant) to coordinate with VA’s current network of field partners and identify, indigenous, non-governmental organizations (NGO) interested in adding micronutrient supplementation to their existing programs in Uganda and South Sudan. Once identified, the consultant will provide these NGOs with micronutrients and appropriate technical assistance to grow into a loosely affiliated micronutrient distribution system that delivers essential micronutrient products to under-nourished women of reproductive age and pre-school children – preferably as one component of a more robust health and nutrition program already operated by each partner NGO.

    In practical terms, VA seeks a Consultant to work with local partners (e.g., preferably those in the NGO sector) willing to accept responsibility for the problem of micronutrient deficiency and implement a locally sustainable micronutrient distribution system of their own design to address under-nutrition. This system should operate, preferably, concurrent with health/nutrition services they already offer to the public OR other non-health services that present a unique and innovative opportunity to achieve micronutrient distribution among pre-school age children in need of nutrition services. Under limited circumstances, VA may help a governmental authority to launch micronutrient distribution services, but only in conjunction with a NGO partner with local operations.

    VA seeks to advance micronutrient distribution services that are: i) evidence-based, ii) planned and designed consistent with internationally accepted best practices adapted to local needs, iii) coordinated to the extent feasible with other parallel health/nutrition activities already ongoing by governmental or NGO groups to avoid unnecessary overlap, iv) conformant with VA’s strategic plan and VA’s guidelines for universal supplementation projects, and v) consistent with the legal requirements of the country in which micronutrient distribution is to be undertaken. The Consultant’s key responsibilities are:

    i) ADVOCACY – to advocate with local institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as appropriate, for their participation in efforts to incorporate universal and targeted micronutrient supplementation as a component to comprehensive health and nutrition services for under-nourished children,

    ii) IDENTIFICATION AND ACTIVATION OF MICRONUTRIENT DISTRIBUTION SERVICES BY INDIVIDUAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS – to screen potential partners, gain agreement from primarily NGOs qualified to participate as a micronutrient distribution partner, and help each partner to activate micronutrient distribution services,

    iii) DEPLOYMENT OF RESOURCES COMMITTED BY VA FOR PROGRAM/PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION – to mobilize and deploy resources committed by VA (e.g., personnel, financial, but primarily in-kind donations) by providing logistical support to ensure implementation and tracking of VA’s services to grantees and to activate the delivery of micronutrient distribution services by the distribution partner,

    iv) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE – to provide local distribution partners with requisite technical services or arrange for VA’s technical services department to provide comprehensive technical assistance (e.g., training, periodic monitoring, and on-going follow-up/problem solving assistance) needed to activate and maintain high quality micronutrient distribution service delivery by all local distribution partners consistent with VA and internationally accepted best public health practice, by providing follow-up support, training, and technical assistance

    v) PROVISION OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT TO VA ACTIVITIES – to ensure application of appropriate financial and administrative controls and procedures to VA sponsored activities in the country,

    vi) LOCAL COORDINATION – to liaise with all local VA implementation partners, grantees, technical counterpart agencies, and governmental authorities in furtherance of VA’s country programming activities consistent with evidenced-based practices and local law.

    S/he applies expertise in all aspects of program design, management and implementation while working to promote, exemplify and further the mission , values and culture of VA.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED AND DESIRED)

    Required:
    • B.A./B.Sc degree from an accredited four year university with a degree in public health, or a related field,
    • Minimum two years experience performing program administration,
    • Substantial field level work experience with NGOs in Uganda,
    • Existing network of contacts within international, bilateral, and government agencies in Uganda and South Sudan
    • Computer literacy, including experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and able to input data to an online database after training,
    • Based in Kampala, Uganda with easy access to local/international transportation,
    • Willing to work from home and has reliable telephone/internet connectivity in the home,
    • Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally during consultancy,
    • Superior written and oral communications skills,
    • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail, and
    • Fluent in English
    • Fluent in local language(s)

    Highly desirable:
    • Master’s degree or higher in public health, community medicine or a related discipline,
    • Minimum two years experience providing technical assistance to NGOs
    • Experience conducting training workshops to health care providers,
    • Documentable network of contacts in public health and development which consultant can use to facilitate a successful consultancy.

    CHALLENGES OF THE POSITION

    The challenge to individuals hired as an Independent Consultant to Vitamin Angels is functioning in an environment characterized by autonomy and managing long distance communication with the VA home office. On an ongoing basis, the main challenge to the Independent Consultant, Country Program Manager is an ability to thrive in an environment that requires significant self-initiative, collaboration among many team members both internal and external to VA, and an ability to work effectively and efficiently with VA staff situated several time zones different and accessible only by phone, Skype, and email.


    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to programs@vitaminangels.org


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 10 Mar 2016

    Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (OSC) seeks a Chief of Party for a long-term, gender-based violence (GBV) assignment in Papua, Indonesia. Established in 1992, OSC provides strategic communications support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. Using research-based strategies, OSC provides qualitative and quantitative research, technical assistance, and advisory services to donor agencies, governments, private institutions, and civil society organizations, building institutional capacity in a multitude of sectors and subject areas, including GBV. To learn more about OSC, please visit www.oscltd.com

    The Chief of Party (CoP) will be responsible for overall project management, quality and timeliness of deliverables, program impacts, external representation, and donor coordination. The CoP will oversee program development and logistics for all components of the program, including providing strategic vision to reach the program’s objectives and overseeing project activities to ensure quality of work and compliance with award obligations and results. The CoP will be responsible for the quality and performance of work that is sub-granted to other partners.

    Qualifications:

    · Bachelor degree or equivalent in Gender/GBV studies, or other related social science and development studies. A master degree holder is preferable.

    · Minimum 10 years of international development experience, including working with USAID-funded project, significant management experience in a developing country context, implementing complex donor-funded projects with multiple activities, and direct knowledge of logistics, procurement procedures including hiring, supervising, systems and office set-up, and understand host country environment. Experience in Papua and/or West Papua strongly desired.

    · Experience managing USAID grants programs.

    · Strong gender and GBV expertise, along with a commitment to community-based approaches and working with CBOs and CSOs; Demonstrated expertise in at least one of the project’s three main objective areas.

    · Demonstrated skills in written and spoken English. Near-native written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia preferred.


    How to apply:

    For consideration, please email your resume/CV and cover letter to osc@oscltd.com using the subject line: Papua Indonesia Chief of Party. OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 10 Mar 2016

    Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (OSC) seeks a Field Oversight Advisor for a long-term, gender-based violence (GBV) assignment in Papua, Indonesia. Established in 1992, OSC provides strategic communications support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. Using research-based strategies, OSC provides qualitative and quantitative research, technical assistance, and advisory services to donor agencies, governments, private institutions, and civil society organizations, building institutional capacity in a multitude of sectors and subject areas, including GBV. To learn more about OSC, please visit www.oscltd.com

    The Field Oversight Advisor will be responsible for overseeing program development and implementation and logistics for all components of the program. S/he will also manage technical program development as appropriate and act as the COP in the absence of the COP. The Field Oversight Advisor will support procurement and management of sub-awards, which includes determining the most reasonable, fair and expeditious procurement alternative for each grant and ensuring that procurement procedures guarantee the best value for USAID and grantees.

    Qualifications:

    · Bachelor degree or equivalent in Gender/GBV studies, or other related social science and development studies.

    · Minimum 7 years’ experience working in GBV projects, preferably in Papua.

    · Experience in theoretically grounded, well-documented approaches to the following integrally related areas of knowledge and practice: gender analysis; women’s rights instruments and advocacy and other strategies to achieve related policy reform and responsive governance; the breath of approaches to combating GBV, with emphasis on community-based approaches. Experience in Papua and/or West Papua strongly desired.

    · Demonstrated strong knowledge of USAID procurement systems; previous USAID-funded project experiences is preferred; Overseeing all sub-grants and supervising a Grant Specialist.

    · Demonstrated skills in written and spoken English. Near-native written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia preferred. eferre


    How to apply:

    For consideration, please email your resume/CV and cover letter to osc@oscltd.com using the subject line: Papua Indonesia Field Oversight Advisor. OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2016

    Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (OSC) seeks well-qualified applicants for a Behavior Change Communications (BCC) Specialist position in Zambia. The BCC Specialist will lead in the development of strategies, in planning, and in the implementation an integrated BCC strategy. Candidates must possess the skills and capacity to:

    • Manage the project cycle, including planning, implementing, and designing IEC/BCC activities, including Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) support
    • Participate in annual and quarterly project work plans
    • Assist in the development and implementation of a BCC strategy, integrating community mobilization, training, mass media, and IPC activities
    • Develop, in collaboration with other project staff, training materials for community organizations and local partners
    • Conduct training sessions for community organizations and local partners in BCC

    Requirements:

    • Degree in communications, education, sociology, anthropology, or similar discipline with experience in BCC strategies and project management
    • At least 5 years’ experience in BCC/community mobilization, preferably related to education
    • Must be detail-oriented, disciplined, and able to work as a team member and individually
    • Experience in training (creating training materials, organizing, and conducting training sessions)
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
    • Must be willing to travel

    How to apply:

    Established in 1992, OSC (www.oscltd.com) provides strategic communications, ICT, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. Using research-based strategies, OSC provides qualitative and quantitative research, technical assistance, and advisory services to donor agencies, governments, private institutions, and civil society organizations, building institutional communications capacity in a multitude of sectors and subject areas. For consideration, please email resume/CV and cover letter via email (osc@oscltd.com) using the subject line: BCC Specialist - Zambia. OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Honduras
    Closing date: 25 Jul 2016

    Communications and Public Outreach Specialist

    Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (OSC) seeks well-qualified applicants for a Communications and Public Outreach Specialist with experience in Latin America. Assignments are long-term and short-term in Honduras for a USAID governance project.

    Position Description

    The Communications and Public Outreach Specialist is responsible for assessing local communications capacity and designing and implementing comprehensive, context-specific communications strategies which utilize multiple communications tools. The Specialist will help develop and manage sustainable and cost-effective, targeted public outreach and communications programs. The Specialist will also build the capacity of local and regional community-based organizations to engage with municipal governments.

    Requirements

    · Master’s degree in communications or related field

    · At least five years of relevant work experience developing and implementing communication strategies for democracy and governance projects

    · At least five years of experience building the capacity of municipal government and/or NGOs to conduct public education campaigns and community outreach

    · Training experience, including materials design and training of trainers

    · Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    · Professional experience in Latin America

    · Fluency in Spanish.


    How to apply:

    Established in 1992, OSC (www.oscltd.com) provides strategic communications, ICT, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. Using research-based strategies, OSC provides qualitative and quantitative research, technical assistance, and advisory services to donor agencies, governments, private institutions, and civil society organizations, building institutional communications capacity in a multitude of sectors and subject areas. For consideration, please email resume/CV and cover letter via email (osc@oscltd.com) using the subject line: Communications and Public Outreach Specialist. OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Honduras
    Closing date: 25 Jul 2016

    Especialista de Comunicación y Difusión Pública

    Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (OSC) solicita especialistas de comunicación y difusión pública con experiencia en Latino América. Las asignaciones son de largo y corto plazo en Honduras para un proyecto de Gobierno de USAID.

    Descripción de Puesto

    El especialista de comunicación y difusión pública es responsable de evaluar la capacidad de comunicación local y diseñar e implementar estrategias integrales, específicas para cada contexto de comunicación que utilizan múltiples herramientas de comunicación. El especialista ayudara a desarrollar y gestionar programas sostenibles y rentables de difusión pública y comunicaciones. El especialista también construirá la capacidad de organizaciones basadas en comunidad local y regional para colaborar con gobiernos municipales.

    Requisitos

    · Maestría en Comunicaciones o campo relacionado

    · Al menos cinco años de experiencia laboral relevante al desarrollo e implementación de estrategias de comunicación para proyectos de democracia y gobernación.

    · Al menos cinco años de experiencia fortaleciendo la capacidad del gobierno municipal y/o las ONG para realizar campañas de educación pública y alcance comunitario

    · Experiencia de capacitación, incluyendo el diseño de materiales y capacitación a capacitadores

    · Excelentes habilidades comunicativas (escrito y verbal)

    · Fluidez en Español

    Establecido en 1992, OSC (www.oscltd.com) proporciona comunicaciones estratégicas, TIC, y apoyo de monitoreo y evaluación (M&E) a misiones de desarrollo en los entornos más exigentes de todo el mundo. El uso de estrategias basadas en investigación, OSC proporciona investigaciones cualitativa y cuantitativa, asistencia técnica, y servicios de asesoramiento a organismos donantes, gobiernos, instituciones privadas, y organizaciones de la sociedad civil, desarrollar la capacidad de comunicación institucional en una multitud de sectores y áreas temáticas. m


    How to apply:

    Para ser considerado/a, por favor envié hoja de vida/CV y carta de presentación por correo electrónico a (osc@oscltd.com) usando la línea de asunto: Especialista de Comunicación y Difusión Pública. OSC se ha comprometido a la contratación, empleo, promoción, y retención de los individuos mejor calificados sin distinción de edad, raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, información genética, orientación sexual, discapacidad o esta de veterano.


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    Organization: Vitamin Angels
    Country: Côte d'Ivoire
    Closing date: 03 Sep 2016

    VA seeks a part time program consultant for a 3 month term beginning on/about September 15th 2016 with possibility of renewal. The position is based in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. VA plans to continue expansion of its Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) Program in West Africa, and is engaging a Consultant to develop a written plan for unrolling Vitamin Angels model throughout the region and support a preliminary trip exploring the opportunity of developing a network of indigenous, non-governmental (NGO) or community based organizations (CBOs) to deliver essential micronutrient products in Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali. In general, this means VA seeks in its program in West Africa to work with local partners willing to accept responsibility for the problem of micronutrient deficiency and implement a locally sustainable micronutrient distribution system.

    VA strives to advance micronutrient distribution services that are: i) evidence-based, ii) planned and designed consistent with internationally accepted best practices adapted to local needs, iii) coordinated to the extent feasible with other parallel health/nutrition activities already ongoing by governmental or NGO groups to avoid unnecessary overlap, iv) conformant with VA’s strategic plan (FY14-FY16) and VA’s guidelines for universal supplementation projects, and v) consistent with the legal requirements of the country in which micronutrient distribution is to be undertaken. This system should operate, preferably, concurrent with health/nutrition services they already offer to the public OR other non-health services that present a unique and innovative opportunity to achieve micronutrient distribution among at-risk women of reproductive age and pre-school children in need of nutrition services. Under limited circumstances, VA may help a local governmental authority to launch micronutrient distribution services, but only in conjunction with a NGO partner with local operations. Consultant will familiarize him/herself with all relevant, National/Regional Policies for VAS and deworming as well as VA policy and technical documents and agrees to seek clarification of all issues with the technical contact person assigned to Consultant. The Consultant’s key responsibilities are:

    i) Arrange Meetings with the Ministry of Health Mali, Ministry of Health Burkina Faso and Cote D’Ivoire National Drug Authority. In order to evaluate the opportunity for implementing a locally sustainable NGO micronutrient distribution program in West Africa, Vitamin Angels has requested in person meetings with contacts at these government agencies.

    ii) Identify and Arrange Meetings with Additional key stakeholders in vitamin A supplementation to target for meetings. To effectively evaluate Vitamin Angels’ opportunity in West Africa, the consultant will identify and arrange meetings with key stakeholders in the government office, local NGOs, NGO networks and International NGOs involved in vitamin distribution.

    iii) attend key stakeholder meetings with Vitamin Angels staff to provide translation and knowledge of the local context.

    iv) Conceptualize a sustainable model in which Vitamin Angels can create and expand a quality distribution network among NGOs in Cote D’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso, with the potential for expansion to other West African countries at a later date.

    S/he applies expertise in all aspects of program design, management and implementation while working to promote, exemplify and further the mission**[1]**, values and culture of VA.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required and Desired)

    Required:

    · B.A./B.Sc degree from an accredited four year university with a degree in public health, or a related field,

    · Minimum two years experience performing program administration

    · Substantial field level work experience with NGOs in Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali,

    · Existing network of contacts with many different NGOs in West Africa,

    · Existing network of contacts within international, bilateral, and government agencies in West Africa

    · Computer literacy, including experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and able to input data to an online database after training,

    · Based in metropolitan area in Cote D'Ivoire, Mali or Burkina Faso with easy access to local/international transportation,

    · Willing to work from home and has reliable telephone/internet connectivity in the home,

    · Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally during consultancy,

    · Superior written and oral communications skills,

    · Superior organizational skills and attention to detail, and

    · Fluent in English and French

    Highly desirable:

    · Master’s degree or higher in public health, community medicine or a related discipline,

    · Minimum two years experience providing technical assistance to NGOs

    · Fluent in local language(s)

    · Field Level work experience in Niger

    · Documentable network of contacts in public health and development which consultant can use to facilitate a successful consultancy.

    [1] Our mission is to mobilize and deploy private sector resources to advance availability, access and use of micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations in need.


    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to amusso@vitaminangels.org


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 31 Oct 2016

    Position Description

    The SBCC Specialist will provide technical support and assistance in implementing nutrition and agriculture-related SBCC activities for a government contract in Rwanda. Candidates should be experienced in implementing SBCC strategies related to issues of nutrition, agriculture, and other public health topics. The Specialist will work closely with local counterparts, CBOs, and other stakeholders to implement mobilization strategies, ensure cohesion and integration of SBCC objectives into all project interventions, and collect and analyze data from SBCC activities. The Specialist will support mass, social, and community media campaigns to bolster SBCC activities, including local and national radio, television, and print campaigns. Finally, the Specialist will identify and work with implementing partners, NGOs, CBOs, communities, and local leaders to complete strategic objectives, conduct community mobilization activities, and coordinate activities through project work sites.

    Requirements

    • Residence and ability to work in Rwanda required
    • Fluency in both English and Kinyarwanda
    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, such as communications, sociology, anthropology, or related fields
    • Minimum 5 years professional experience designing and implementing comprehensive, research-driven SBCC campaigns
    • Professional experience in creating communications products related to nutrition, agriculture, public health, and youth health education
    • Experience working in collaboration with NGOs and international donors
    • Experience in facilitation and training, and coaching/mentoring
    • Excellent writing, editing, and interpersonal communications skills
    • Proficiency in computer Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required
    • Proficiency in graphic design, audio, or video editing software preferred

    How to apply:

    Established in 1992, OSC (www.oscltd.com) provides strategic communications and information communications technology support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. For consideration, please email resume/CV and cover letter via email (sbccosc@gmail.com) using the subject line: “Social and Behavior Change Communications Specialist”. OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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    Organization: Vitamin Angels
    Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
    Closing date: 21 Nov 2016

    Vitamin Angels (VA) is a US-based, international non-governmental organization whose mission is to help at-risk populations in need - specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five - gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. To fulfill this mission, we provide annual grants of vitamin A supplements, deworming medication and multivitamins to NGOs that work with children 6-59 months old and/or pregnant and lactating women.

    Role or Purpose of Position

    VA seeks a short-term consultant based in Central Asia to support preliminary exploration of the need and opportunity for VA to develop a network of indigenous, non-governmental (NGO) or community based organizations (CBOs) to deliver essential micronutrient products in Central Asia. The part-time consultancy is expected to last approximately 3 months.

    Main objectives of the consultancy will include:

    1.1. Perform a needs analysis and develop an implementation plan for a quality NGO micronutrient and deworming distribution network in Central Asia.

    This should include consideration of the following:

    • Current VAS and deworming coverage data and gaps in coverage in Central Asian Countries;
    • Central Asian national government policies for micronutrient supplementation and deworming;
    • Presence of other stakeholders distributing vitamin A and/or deworming tablets and key stakeholders in the region;
    • Presence of existing NGO, CBO, and CSO networks;
    • Feasibility of importing and clearing customs of shipments of vitamins and/or deworming tablets to Central Asian countries;
    • Feasibility of engaging NGOs/CBOs/CSOs in vitamin A and deworming distribution; and
    • If necessary and feasible, plan of action for initiating and growing a quality NGO micronutrient and deworming distribution network.

    1.2. Identify key stakeholders in vitamin A supplementation and deworming and arrange meetings with selected stakeholders.

    These stakeholders will include the following categories:

    • Government offices responsible for micronutrient supplementation, deworming, or other relevant health services;
    • Local NGOs with the potential to distribute vitamin A and/or deworming to fill gaps in the existing government supplementation program; and
    • International NGOs involved in micronutrient supplementation, deworming, or other health services.

    1.3. A**ttend key stakeholder meetings with Vitamin Angels staff to provide translation and knowledge of the local context**

    Consultant will accompany Vitamin Angels’ staff to key stakeholder meetings during a preliminary trip to:

    • Provide interpretation services as necessary;
    • Provide knowledge of local context to inform discussion during meetings;
    • Use knowledge of local context to debrief Vitamin Angels staff following meetings; and
    • Assist VA staff to brainstorm approaches to initiate and grow an NGO micronutrient and deworming distribution system.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Required:

    • Based in a major metropolitan area in Central Asia, preferably in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, or Kyrgyzstan;
    • B.A./B.Sc degree from an accredited four year university with a relevant area of discipline;
    • Minimum two years of experience performing consultancies with INGOs, bilateral, or multilateral agencies;
    • Substantial field level work experience with NGOs in Central Asia;
    • Existing network of contacts with many different NGOs in Central Asia;
    • Existing network of contacts within bilateral, multilateral, and government agencies in Central Asia;
    • Prior experience performing administrative duties and managing logistics;
    • Computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and ability to input data to an online database after training;
    • Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally during the consultancy;
    • Willing to work from home and in possession of reliable telephone/internet connectivity;
    • Superior written and oral communications skills;
    • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail; and
    • Fluent in English, Russian, and at least one additional Central Asian language.

    Highly desirable:

    • Master’s degree or higher in public health, community medicine or a related discipline;
    • Documentable network of contacts in public health and development which consultant can use to facilitate a successful consultancy; and
    • Fluency in additional local language(s).

    How to apply:

    To apply, please email your professional resume and cover letter to Programs@vitaminangels.org.


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    Organization: Vitamin Angels
    Country: Nigeria
    Closing date: 27 Nov 2016

    Position: Independent Contractor, Senior Country Program Advisor, Nigeria

    Location: Abuja, Nigeria

    Employer: The Vitamin Angels Alliance, Inc. (VA)

    Role or Purpose of Position

    VA seeks a full time program consultant for an 18-month term beginning on/about January 15th 2017 with opportunity for renewal. The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria. VA seeks to continue expansion of its programming partnerships in Nigeria, and seeks to engage a Senior Consultant Advisor to stabilize and expand an existing network of indigenous, non-governmental (NGO) or community based organizations (CBOs) to deliver essential micronutrient and deworming products. In general, VA’s model is to work with local partners who seek, with defined assistance from VA, to add or expand locally sustainable micronutrient distribution systems in Nigeria that address the problem of micronutrient deficiencies among pregnant women, their unborn child (or children) and children up to 5 years of age. Senior Country Program Advisor will familiarize him/herself with all relevant, National/Regional policies for vitamin A supplementation (VAS) and deworming, as well as VA policy and technical documents.

    In assisting VA to advance its programming in Nigeria, Consultant will supervise and support product-based nutrition interventions (e.g. primarily vitamin A and albendazole, but potentially also multivitamin tablets for pregnant women) that are: i) evidence based, ii) planned and designed consistent with internationally accepted project planning and design practices, iii) conformant with VA’s strategic plan (FY 2017 – 2019), iv) conformant with VA’s guidelines for universal supplementation projects, and v) consistent with the legal requirements of the country of implementation. This system should operate through locally registered NGOs and CBOs, preferably, concurrently with the health/nutrition services they already offer to the public OR other non-health services that present a unique and innovative opportunity to achieve micronutrient distribution among at-risk women of reproductive age and pre-school children in need of nutrition services (e.g., not covered by government services). Under limited circumstances, VA may help a local governmental authority to launch micronutrient distribution services, but only in conjunction with a NGO partner with local operations. The Consultant’s key responsibilities are:

    i) Advocate for universal supplementation and use of various supplementation interventions, targeted interventions to combat selected childhood infections and support for infanct and young child feeding practices (IYCF). Typically, the specific interventions currently offered or sought to be expanded in any country through the NGO network includes vitamin A capsules, deworming, and multi-micronutrient supplements for pregnant women – in Nigeria Among NGO and Government Stakeholders.

    ii) Provide Strategic and logistical support to ensure implementation and tracking of VA’s services to grantees. VA utilizes a local product supply chain to make product grants to grantees. Senior Country Program Advisor will use database information to create and implement national strategic plans that promote sustainable growth of the program in Nigeria.

    iii) Assist VA’s field partners. VA has a technical assistance capacity that can be deployed or otherwise directed by the Senior Country Program Advisor that is available to provide follow up support and technical assistance or refer partners to appropriate technical resources (e.g., in-country consultants trained by VA, VA’s Country Technical Advisor) for targeted technical support and activation/on-going training.

    iv) Manage activities of additional staff/consultant/advisor resources required to operate the VA Nigeria program. Consultant will be responsible for overseeing the monthly activities of at least 4 additional VA Independent Consultants in Nigeria, consistent with their respective “Scope of Work”**.**

    S/he applies expertise in all aspects of program design, management and implementation while working to promote, exemplify, and further the mission**[1]** and values of VA.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required and Desired)

    Required:

    · Master’s degree or higher in public health, community medicine or a related discipline,

    · Minimum ten years’ experience performing program management

    · Minimum five years’ experience supervising multiple staff,

    · Minimum five years leading large projects, organizations or initiatives in Nigeria,

    · Substantial work experience work with NGOs and government in Nigeria,

    · Existing network of contacts within international, bilateral, and government agencies in Nigeria

    · Computer literacy, including experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and able to input data to an online database after training,

    · Currently based in Abuja Nigeria with easy access to local/international transportation,

    · Willing to work from a share office space and also has reliable telephone/internet connectivity from the home

    · Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally during consultancy,

    · Superior written and oral communications skills,

    · Superior organizational skills and attention to detail, and

    · Fluent in English

    Highly desirable:

    · Public Health Physician or Pediatrician with both clinical and management experience in Nigeria

    · Minimum five years’ experience providing technical assistance to NGOs

    · Fluent in local language(s)

    · Field Level work experience in Francophone West Africa

    · Experience scaling up a national program to reach all corners of Nigeria

    · Documentable network of contacts in public health and development which consultant can use to facilitate a successful consultancy.

    CHALLENGES OF THE POSITION

    The challenge to individuals hired as an Independent Consultant to Vitamin Angels is functioning in an environment characterized by autonomy and managing long distance communication with the VA home office. On an ongoing basis, the main challenge to the Senior Country Program Advisor is an ability to thrive in an environment that requires significant self-initiative, collaboration among many team members both internal and external to VA, and an ability to work effectively and efficiently with VA staff situated in the US (several time zones away) by phone, Skype, and email.

    [1] Our mission is to mobilize and deploy private sector resources to advance availability, access and use of micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations in need.


    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to amusso@vitaminangels.org


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Tajikistan
    Closing date: 09 Dec 2016

    Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. (OSC) seeks well-qualified applicants for Communications Content Manager with experience in Tajikistan or on land reform projects in Central Asia.

    Position Description

    The Communications Content Manager is responsible for leading communications content and quality control throughout project implementation. S/he will provide assistance to public outreach strategies and activities aimed at educating the public about land laws and procedures, including registration procedures, the status of land reform and land use rights, and other pertinent issues. The Communications Content Manager will also support other communications activities aimed at the establishment of a functioning agricultural land market as needed. This is a long-term position based in Tajikistan.

    Requirements

    · Degree in communications or related field;

    · Experience working in Tajikistan or the region;

    · Five or more years of experience designing content for multi-channeled communications campaigns and outreach activities;

    · Experience with mass media, interpersonal communication methods, and innovative communications technology; and Fluency in Tajik, Russian, and English


    How to apply:

    Established in 1992, OSC (www.oscltd.com) provides strategic communications support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. Using research-based strategies, OSC provides qualitative and quantitative research, technical assistance, and advisory services to donor agencies, governments, private institutions, and civil society organizations, building institutional communications capacity in a multitude of sectors and subject areas. For consideration, please email resume/CV and cover letter via email (osc@oscltd.com) using the subject line: Communications Content Manager. OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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    Organization: Vitamin Angels
    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Closing date: 16 Dec 2016

    Democratic Republic of Congo Program Coordinator Consultant

    Position Description

    Vitamin Angels (VA) is a US-based, international non-governmental organization whose mission is to help at-risk populations in need - specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five - gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. To fulfill this mission, we provide annual grants of vitamin A supplements, deworming medication and multivitamins to NGOs that work with children 6-59 months old and/or pregnant and lactating women.

    Role or Purpose of Position

    VA seeks a dedicated, part-time Democratic Republic of Congo-based Program Coordinator Consultant to support continued expansion of VA’s micronutrient distribution system in DRC. VA’s donations in DRC have grown rapidly and VA currently makes grants to about 60 DRC organizations reaching over 4 million children under 5. Under direction of the Democratic Republic of Congo Country Program Manager Consultant, the Program Coordinator Consultant will contribute to VA’s continued growth and success in DRC by assuming responsibility for administration and coordination of VA’s micronutrient grants program. Based on their performance the consultant may have the opportunity to move into a full time role with Vitamin Angels.

    Role responsibilities will include:

    • Supporting new grantee identification and outreach efforts;
    • Maintaining regular, consistent interactions with grantees, counterpart organizations, and/or other stakeholders;
    • Providing logistical support to ensure grant shipments reach grantees;
    • Maintaining administrative records of all micronutrient grants;
    • Providing logistical support in the planning and execution of vitamin A supplementation training workshops;
    • Providing basic technical assistance and support services to grantees and counterpart organizations; and
    • Providing logistical support in the planning and execution of marketing activities.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Required:

    • B.A./B.Sc degree from an accredited four year university with a relevant area of discipline;
    • Prior experience performing administrative duties and managing logistics;
    • Computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and ability to input data to an online database after training;
    • Currently based in the Kinshasa area, willing to work from an office most days and has reliable phone and internet connectivity at home;
    • Willing and able to travel domestically and possibly internationally;
    • Superior written and oral communications skills;
    • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail, and
    • Fluent in English and French.

    Highly desirable:

    · Undergraduate degree in public health;

    · Experience working with a variety of NGOs in the health sector;

    · Experience facilitating group workshops or trainings;

    · Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, including management, public health, or public administration; and

    · Experience working and/or volunteering with an NGO/community based organization.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please email your professional resume and cover letter to Dr. Mulamba Diese, MDiese@vitaminangels.org


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

    Communications and Training Specialist (Training Specialist) will provide training to provincial government staff on effective citizen participation and public outreach mechanisms. The Training Specialist will provide technical support related to communications and public awareness campaigns. S/he will improve government staff capacity to build constructive communication with citizens and civil society organizations on budget development, service delivery outcomes, and investment priorities. The technical specialist will utilize innovative technology to enhance citizen consultation and engagement.

    Requirements:

    · Must be an Iraqi citizen

    · Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications or other relevant areas

    · At least 5 years of experience building the capacity of provincial government staff to implement public awareness campaigns and community outreach

    · 5 years experience with international development projects (USAID preferred)

    · A minimum of 5 years experience implementing public awareness campaigns for citizens and civil society organizations

    · Experience with development of print and visual media content, as well as radio content and cellphone based text and audio services

    · Experience working with a multicultural team of local and expatriate staff

    · Exceptional problem solving, writing, and communications skills

    · Fluent in English and Arabic

    · Experience working financial management and governance projects a plus

    Established in 1992, OSC provides strategic communications support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. Using research-based strategies, OSC provides strategic communications technical assistance and advisory services to donor agencies, governments, private institutions, and civil society organizations, building institutional capacity in a multitude of sectors and subject areas, public financial management. To learn more about OSC, please visit www.oscltd.com.


    How to apply:

    For consideration, please email your resume/CV and cover letter to osc@oscltd.com using the subject line: Communications and Training Specialist. OSC is committed to recruit, employ, promote, and retain the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

    Communications and Public Outreach Specialist (Public Outreach Specialist) will design public awareness campaigns on effective citizen participation and public outreach programs for Iraqi provincial government staff. The Public Outreach Specialist will develop data collection tools such as survey questionnaires or organizational capacity assessment tools to assist in data collection. S/he will implement government staff capacity to build constructive communication with citizens and civil society organizations on budget development, service delivery outcomes, and investment priorities.

    Requirements:

    · Must be an Iraqi citizen

    · Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications or other relevant areas

    · Minimum of 5 years experience leading the creation, implementation, and management of communication outreach strategies

    · 5 years experience with international development projects (USAID preferred)

    · A minimum of 5 years experience designing government public awareness campaigns

    · At least 5 years of experience building the capacity of provincial government staff to implement public awareness campaigns and community outreach

    · Experience with development of print and visual media content, as well as radio content and cellphone based text and audio services

    · Experience working with a multicultural team of local and expatriate staff

    · Exceptional problem solving, writing, and communications skills

    · Fluent in English and Arabic

    · Experience working financial management and governance projects a plus

    Established in 1992, OSC provides strategic communications support for development missions in challenging environments around the world. Using research-based strategies, OSC provides strategic communications technical assistance and advisory services to donor agencies, governments, private institutions, and civil society organizations, building institutional capacity in a multitude of sectors and subject areas, public financial management. To learn more about OSC, please visit www.oscltd.com.


    How to apply:

    For consideration, please email your resume/CV and cover letter to osc@oscltd.com using the subject line: Public Outreach Specialist. OSC is committed to recruit, employ, promote, and retain the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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    Organization: Vitamin Angels
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

    Role or Purpose of Position

    VA seeks to develop its maternal and child nutrition program in South Africa by engaging a part-time Independent Contractor (e.g., Consultant) to identify indigenous, non-governmental organizations (NGO) interested in helping at risk population in need- specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five- gain access to life changing vitamins and minerals.

    Once identified, the consultant will provide these NGOs with micronutrients, deworming and appropriate technical assistance necessary to be able to deliver essential micronutrient products to pregnant women and pre-school children – preferably as one component of a more robust health and nutrition program already operated by each partner NGO.

    In practical terms, VA seeks a Consultant to identify and work with local partners (e.g., NGOs, civil society organization, and in very limited cases with affiliates of the national health system) willing to accept responsibility for the problem of micronutrient deficiency and implement a locally sustainable system to address under-nutrition. This system should operate concurrent with health/nutrition services they already offer to the public OR other non-health services that present a unique and innovative opportunity to achieve micronutrient distribution among at-risk pregnant women and pre-school age children in need of nutrition services. Under limited circumstances, VA may help a governmental authority to launch micronutrient distribution services, but only in conjunction with a NGO partner with local operations.

    VA seeks to advance maternal and child nutrition interventions that are: i) evidence-based, ii) planned and designed consistent with internationally accepted best practices adapted to local needs, iii) coordinated to the extent feasible with other parallel health/nutrition activities already ongoing by governmental or NGO groups to avoid unnecessary overlap, iv) conformant with VA’s strategic plan and VA’s guidelines for universal supplementation projects, and v) consistent with the legal requirements of the country in which supported interventions are to be undertaken. The Consultant’s key responsibilities are:

    i) Advocacy– to advocate with local institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as appropriate, for their participation in efforts to incorporate targeted micronutrient interventions as a component to comprehensive health and nutrition services for under-nourished women and children,

    ii) Planning– to create, consistent with VA’s strategic and operational plans, a country strategy and implementation plan that reveals how the Consultant will: identify potential distribution partners comprised primarily of indigenous NGOs, activate VA supported micronutrient interventions by individual distribution partners (i.e., grantees to VA), coordinate VA supported distribution activities among distribution partners to ensure smooth operation of sourcing and deployment of micronutrients and other supplies (from VA) to the network of distribution partners, and expand – gradually – the network of distribution partners in a manner that is coordinated with local governmental authorities and consistent with best public health practices,

    iii) Identification and activation of VA supported interventions by individual distribution partners– to screen potential partners, gain agreement from primarily NGOs qualified to participate as a distribution partner, and help each partner to activate VA supported interventions,

    iv) Deployment of resources committed by VA for program/project implementation– to mobilize and deploy resources committed by VA (e.g., personnel, financial, in-kind donations) by providing logistical support to ensure implementation and tracking of VA’s services to grantees and to activate the delivery of VA supported distribution services by the distribution partner,

    v) Technical assistance– to provide local distribution partners with requisite technical services or arrange for VA’s technical services department to provide comprehensive technical assistance (e.g., training, periodic monitoring, and on-going follow-up/problem solving assistance) needed to activate and maintain high quality service delivery by all local distribution partners consistent with VA and internationally accepted best public health practice, by providing follow-up support, training, and technical assistance,

    vi) Provision of local administrative and financial oversight to VA activities– to ensure application of appropriate financial and administrative controls and procedures to VA sponsored activities in the country,

    vii) Local coordination– to liaise with all local VA implementation partners, grantees, technical counterpart agencies, and governmental authorities in furtherance of VA’s country programming activities consistent with evidenced-based practices and local law.

    S/he applies expertise in all aspects of program design, management and implementation while working to promote, exemplify and further the mission, values and culture of VA.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required and Desired)

    Required:

    · B.A./B.Sc degree from an accredited four year university with a degree in public health, or a related field,

    · Minimum four years experience performing program administration,

    · Substantial field level work experience with NGOs in South Africa,

    · Existing network of contacts within international, bilateral, and government agencies in South Africa,

    · Computer literacy, including experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and able to input data to an online database after training,

    · Based in a major metropolitan city within South Africa with easy access to local/international transportation,

    · Willing to work from home and has reliable telephone/internet connectivity in the home,

    · Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally during consultancy,

    · Superior written and oral communications skills,

    · Superior organizational skills and attention to detail,

    · Fluent in English,

    · Fluent in local language(s).

    Highly desirable:

    · Master’s degree or higher in public health, community medicine or a related discipline,

    · Minimum two years experience providing technical assistance to NGOs,

    · Experience conducting training workshops to health care providers,

    · Documentable network of contacts in public health and development which consultant can use to facilitate a successful consultancy.

    Challenges of the Position

    The challenge to individuals hired as an Independent Consultant to Vitamin Angels is functioning in an environment characterized by autonomy and managing long distance communication with the VA home office. On an ongoing basis, the main challenge to the Independent Consultant is an ability to thrive in an environment that requires significant self-initiative, collaboration among many team members both internal and external to VA, and an ability to work effectively and efficiently with VA staff situated in several time zones and accessible only by phone, Skype, and email.


    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to programs@vitaminangels.org

    Candidate must be located in South Africa.

    For more information about Vitamin Angels, visit www.vitaminangels.org


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    Organization: Overseas Strategic Consulting
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 28 Aug 2017

    Established in 1992, OSC (www.oscltd.com)) provides research-driven strategic communicatios and research support for development projects in challenging environments around the world. OSC provides cutting edge technical assistance and advisory services to donor agencies, governments, private institutions, and civil society organizations, building institutional capacity in a multitude of sectors and subject areas.

    The Analyst works with OSC managers, directors, and vice presidents on business and proposal development tasks, developing research and briefing materials to enhance OSC presentations and pitches. The Analyst also provides operational, administrative, and technical support to OSC's project management team(s) throughout all phases of the project lifecycle. This includes managing consultant deployments, assisting the preparation of monthly project financial reports, and providing support to OSC field staff. The Analyst works hand in glove with Project Managers and Directors to ensure efficient and coordinated completion of all assigned tasks.

    Primary Responsibilities include:

    Business and Proposal Development

    • Review and analyze business forecast documents released by potential OSC clients

    • Research business opportunities as directed

    • Assist with the development of proposal inputs, including past performance references, personnel submissions and other standard documentation

    • Coordinate proposal activities as required

    Project Management

    • Assist with operational activities such as consultant deployments, time tracking, and basic procurement, all in compliance with USAID regulations

    • Assist Project Managers in completion monthly financial reports and invoices

    • Compile technical research to support technical project activities. For example, researching key media outlets in a country where OSC operates.

    • Review and maintain project documents including scopes of work, work plans, branding, etc.

    Miscellaneous

    • Research, as assigned, emerging development communications trends, including social media and mobile technology and their application in developing country contexts

    • Provide limited design/layout support for OSC presentations, templates, and proposal graphics

    Requirements

    • BA/BS in international development, communications, political science, economics or related field

    • Minimum three years progressively responsible office experience

    • Demonstrated attention to detail

    • Fluency in written and spoken English required. Additional languages preferred

    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

    OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


    How to apply:

    Please email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to OSC@OSCLTD.com by August 28.