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Jordan: Consultancy - Investment case for sustainable community-based foster care in Jordan, 3 Months with possible extension, Amman, Jordan Country Office

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 07 Jul 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child.

BACKGROUND:Institutional placement has been the main form of care offered for children without parental care in Jordan. Ihtidan, a long-term guardianship system as an alternative to institutionalization has been implemented since 1967, with limited scope whereby cases are approved under strict regulations and only applicable to children with unknown parenthood who must be under two years of age at the time of placement. Still, as adoption is not permitted in Jordan, the Ihtidan system gives children the opportunity to grow up in a family and be looked after by non-blood relatives. Unlike adoption, Ihtidan does not provide rights to the name of the family or inheritance. Other groups of children deprived of parental care are mostly placed in residential care centers managed by the Ministry of Social Development and NGOs. Research and evidence from international experiences highlight the development risks associated with institutional care with poor outcomes documented for children transitioning from institutional care; their outcomes are far worse compared to those who have not been institutionalized. In 2012, UNICEF conducted a screening study which found that 40% of children in the 6-11 age group exhibited problems such as rule breaking and aggression (compared to only 5% of children in the general population), and 69% of children at care homes had depression (compared to only 4-8% of children in the general population). These findings have underscored the need to explore viable alternatives to institutional care in Jordan.

The Jordanian Law allows for foster parenting but its use has been limited to date. From 2012, UNICEF in partnership with Columbia University has supported the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) to roll-out a foster care project through the Community-Family Integration Team (C-FIT) for children whose mothers are known and cannot be qualified for Ihtidan in Jordan program. The program introduced a paradigm shift in adopting a community-based approach for child placement that prevent institutionalization. The program is implemented through public-private model involving the Ministry of Social Development and local community based organizations (CBOs), with case management provided by MoSD behavioral observers and family-based psychosocial interventions supported by CBO-based social workers. The program also offers caregivers with a monthly subsidy to help them provide the child with basic needs. Initially, the foster option was only for children whose parents died, or children of unknown parentage (father). Later in 2017, the Ministry of Social Development expanded the children eligible for foster care placement to include children whose parentage is known but whose parents are unable or unwilling to care for the child including children from dysfunctional families. Since the start of the program, around 150 girls and boys have moved out of institutions been placed with foster families.


Given (a) the potential of foster care to reduce development problems associated with institutional care easing the transition to adulthood through decreased stigma and social exclusion (MacKenzie et al 2012), and (b) the evidence of increased public acceptance of foster care with implementation of the program since 2012 in different areas of Jordan, the objectives of this consultancy are:1) To develop an investment case that promotes and strengthens the provision of sustainable community-based foster care as an alternative to institutional care through evidence and appropriate economic analysis.

2) To provide clear and actionable policy recommendations to enable the expansion of foster care in Jordan.DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:The assignment to be carried out in between July and October 2018. Applicants to provide the estimated number of working days as part of the financial offer.


  • Estimate the current costs (both unit and overall) of providing care services for children deprived parental care at MOSD, NGOs residential care facilities, and through the current foster program.
  • Compare the current two modalities of care (institutional care & foster care) in terms of costs and benefits socially and economically, and highlight challenges and risks associated with each modality.
  • Develop different scenarios/modalities for the expansion of quality foster care in Jordan (process and quality wise with recommendations for engaging different stakeholders and providing network of support for foster parents)
  • Conduct fiscal space analysis and provide projections for financing options to expand and sustain the family-based foster care program based on domestic resources, with the objective to institutionalize the foster care program within the Ministry of Social Development and related organizations.


1. Work Plan & Inception report (by 18 August, 2018): The inception report need to cover the following: (a) demonstrate understanding the current care services, legislations and institutional arrangements, issues facing different groups of children of interest, (b) reflect on experiences and best practices from other countries, c) Provide situation analysis of children aging out of foster care and, and (d) provide understanding of the task, proposed methodology and proposed outline of the investment case.

2. First draft of Investment Case (by 20 September , 2018 ): Conduct consultations with different stakeholders, and draft the investment case for sustained and increased expansion of quality community-based foster care in Jordan in line with assignment objectives above. The report should also include suggestions for different foster care modalities and financing options (addressing the specific objectives above)

3. Final investment case & report (by 15 October, 2018 ): Submit the final version of the case based on technical feedback from UNICEF and the validation meetings. Validation meetings to involve different stakeholders to discuss and verify findings. The final report should provide clear action policy for implementation of sustainable community-based foster care in Jordan.

4. Policy brief and presentation (by 25 October, 2018): deliver presentation of the case and develop a policy brief summarizing the case. This is to include an advocacy meeting with Ministry of Social Development.


This consultancy will be conducted partially home-based (44 days) and the days on-site (22 days).For individual contractors and consultants, all travel arrangements to commence the assignment, including insurance and visas, will be managed and paid by the individual. Therefore, expected travel costs must be included as a budget item in the financial proposal. Should a mission travel be required, UNICEF will manage and pay for travel via Travel Authorization. However, this will be subject to the following prerequisites: Medical Clearance, Security Clearance through the Travel Request Information Process (TRIP) system, the Basic and Advanced Security in the Field Trainings, Travel Visa, and liability waiver. Trip prerequisites will be met at the expense of the consultant.

Travel cost shall be calculated based on economy class travel, regardless of the length of travel. Costs for accommodation, meals and incidentals shall not exceed applicable daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates, as promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC at The consultant must travel on UNICEF approved airlines.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

Education: Advanced university degree in economics, public policy, or other relevant fields.

Working experience: Minimum of 5 years experience in policy sector programming or research at the national and international level, some of which preferably were served in a developing country.

Technical knowledge:

  • Strong background in public economics and proven experience of conducting similar studies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required for high level engagement with government departments and other stakeholders
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills, and strong communication, in particular for the development of technical documents is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the latest developments and issues related to foster care and/or parenting are essential.

Languages: Excellent English skills both written and spoken are required. Knowledge of Arabic is considered an asset.


Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

  • A technical proposal that includes a brief cover letter and understandings of the assignment are required.
  • Based on the proposed timetable laid down in the TOR, a proposal of the detailed methodology, tentative work plan and time schedule is required.
  • CV, list of similar experiences/assignments highlighting those focused-on social budgeting, ECD, and foster care.
  • A financial proposal with a breakdown of all costs that are to be charged to UNICEF. This includes estimated number of working days, consultancy fees, all office administrative costs, international and local travel costs, as well as any additional requirements needed to complete project or that might have an impact on cost or delivery of products
  • The contact details of at least two referees.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

  • Candidates will not be considered if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
  • UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.For UNICEFs standards, please refer to UNICEF Procedure for Ethical Standards in Research, Evaluation, Data Collection, and Analysis (

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

Afghanistan: Child Protection Officer - NOB level, Fixed-Term Appointment (Only for Afghan Nationals) - Central Region - Kabul/Afghanistan

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 08 Jul 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Half of Afghanistan’s 30 million people are under 18. They are exposed to extreme situations of violence and abuse due to ongoing fighting, displacement, a poor economy, and harmful social norms and practices. The increased number and frequency of conflict-related incidents has caused an alarming rise in child casualties.

Afghan girls face early marriage, honour killings, domestic abuse, and sexual violence. Afghan boys suffer many of the same risks, along with military recruitment into armed conflict, and sexual exploitation.Both girls and boys are exposed to hazardous labour practices, contact with landmines, and violence at home.

Afghanistan is second in migration only to Syria. Over the last decade, 2.7 million Afghans have left their country in the hopes of finding a better life. Within the country more than one million have been displaced. Forced migration disrupts communities and often results in the victimization of children and adolescents through early marriage.

Existing protection services are inadequate, especially in remote and in warring communities: thereis widespread failure to promote and protect the rights of children.

For every child, a fair chance

Work for UNCIEF:

How can you make a difference?

Accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.


1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date information made available for effective budget preparation, programme and project design, implementation, management and evaluation.

2. Project efficiency and effectiveness enhanced through effective implementation follow-on, with implementing partners and the Child Protection section in Kabul.

3. Progress reports and project work plans timely prepared, and effective technical assistance provided: in sharing the relevant information with concerned partners and Section staff in Kabul, in the identification of required supplies and equipment, and in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation.

4. Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments ensured.

5. Knowledge sharing with donors, media and with all strategic partners effectively promoted. Gender and sex aggregated data and inputs relevant to Child Protection programme provided.

6. Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration; and coordination among child protection system actors strengthened.


Programme/Project Management

Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Child Protection programme in Eastern Region and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft sound Child Protection programme budgets for review by the supervisor; and provide support for the sharing of information with relevant partners.

2. Project Efficiency and Effectiveness

  • Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on activities with various partners, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and Child Protection project status.

3. Work Plan and Project Documentation

  • Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in Child Protection project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action, and provide support for consultation with partners as required on planning and implementation of Country Programme activities.

4. Project Implementation Information and Data

  • Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that Child Protection project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g., FLS, VISION). Follow up on queries including with and by partners or initiate corrective action on discrepancies. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex aggregated data.

5. Knowledge Sharing

  • Compile Child Protection project implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with donors, media and all other stakeholders.

6. Communication and Networking

  • Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
  • Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management; and provide support for orientation and training of Government and all UNICEF implementing partners in UNICEF financial and supply policies and procedures.
  • Team with local Government counterparts to exchange information on Child Protection project implementation and status as well as movement distribution and utilization of supplies.
  • Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Child Protection sector; and provide support for strengthening the coordination among child protection system actors including when appropriate the IASC protection sub cluster during preparedness and response to emergencies.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education:A university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.

Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required. Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and local languages of the duty station (Dari or Pashto) is required.


- Only attested/verified education documents (University Degrees) will be accepted.


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

Syrian Arab Republic: Programme Assistant (NGO partnership) SC5 Damascus VA059/2018

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Organization: World Food Programme
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Closing date: 08 Jul 2018


From 24 June 2018 to 08 July 2018


Type: Service Contract

Duration: Six months


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

· Prepare Field Level Agreements (FLAs), amendments, Note for the Records (NFRs) and related documents as required.

· Enter Field Level Agreements (FLA) information in WINGS/ CO Monitoring & Evaluation Tool (COMET) as required.

· Undertake quarterly/annual reconciliation of Cooperation Partner (CP) payments and provide technical feedback to the Field Offices / Cooperation Partner (FOs/CPs.)

· Oversight at the Country Office level to review Cooperation Partners (CPs) invoices ensuring the correct exchange rate is used, and follow up on any commodity losses reported in the distribution report.

· Create Service Entry Sheet (SES) entries in WFP’s SAP system when required.

· Maintain the payment tracking sheet, prepare weekly status report, and flag any issues that require action.

· Provide guidance, training, and oversight to Field Offices and Cooperation Partners (CPs) related to payment process.

· Translate documents related to NGO Partnership and payments.

· Undertake operational oversight visits to Cooperation Partners (CPs). Contribute to update the checklist. Prepare visit report including follow up action points, and provide feedback to Cooperation Partners (CPs), Field Offices , and Counrty Office as required.

· Liaise with Field Offices on Field Level Agreement (FLA) and FLA amendment cases and provide support as required.

· Perform any other duties as assigned.


Education: Completion of secondary school education is required. University courses or degree is desired, preferably in accounting, finance, business management, or economics.

Experience: Minimum 4 years of progressively responsible work experience in accounting, book keeping, project management, or humanitarian assistance in the related field.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic languages.


  • Please upload your CV in English
  • Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.
  • Candidates must get an auto confirmation email once applying.

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Iraq: Support Services Manager

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 08 Jul 2018

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

This position is based in Baghdad.

About the job

To provide coordinated and strategic leadership for all support functions in South Central Iraq. The role is to ensure the smooth running of all support functions to meet the programme needs in line with the DRC Operations Handbook. In addition, the post holder will be a bridge with the programme department to help in both, annual and project planning. Lastly, the role will link with relevant coordination unit support staff to ensure key deadlines are met and the South-Central portfolio is compliant with, handbook and DRC Iraq specific, policy. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Planning and strategy (20%)

  • Ensure annual planning for support services is done and regular targets are met and these are linked to the coordination unit for country wide consistency
  • Ensure project planning includes relavent support service requirements (such as lead times and appropriate budgets)
  • Ensure resource mobilisation is realisitc and meets the needs of support functions, by using the operations budget to imput to donor proposals
  • Ensure support services are fit for purpose to meet programme needs
  • Be the South Central focal point for, compliance self check, risk register, internal audit and results contract

HR support (20%)

  • Ensure monthly reports and targets are met by the deptatment and be a link for the HR coordination unit
  • Ensure quarterly tasks are completed on time (such as staff inductions, Code of Conduct training and leave planning)
  • Ensure annual HR tasks are completed as per the handbook (Performance Reviews)
  • Streamline HR responses accross departments (support on organogram development)
  • Ensure the HR team fulfil daily tasks, such as recruitment, contract renewal/ amendments, timesheet submission and leave tracking are conducted
  • Be the lead on International Staff recruitment for levels A12 and below.

Administration support (10%)

  • Be the focal point for key South Central tasks such as registration for the coordination unit
  • Oversee the team to ensure follow up on routine tasks are carried out (guesthouse supplies, visa applications, phone credit purchase and utilities bill payments, rental and lease agreements etc are completed

Logisitcs and procurment support (25%)

  • Ensure procurment proedures are followed and be a focal point for tenders with the coordination unit. (including being a chairman for most major tenders)
  • Ensure the department KPIs are improving and monthly report submissions are timely and of increasing quality
  • Be a focal point and decision maker for fleet movement cancellations in line with LPM advice
  • Work with the LPM to ensure each of the sub departments (procurment, fleet, assets, warehouse and IT) have targets and are meeting them, in line with operation handbook procidures.

Finance (25%)

  • Primary budget holder for all support service lines (coded BGT) and secondary budget holder for all support service lines (coded TIK or ANB)
  • Resonsible for budget monitroing and forecasting for support service budgets (coded BGT)
  • Work with the FM, HoO and PMs to budget monitor all grants
  • Ensure key annual finance tasks are completed (such as the annual report to the GoI)
  • Work with FM to ensure programme teams clearly understand compliance paperwork

  • Ensure the monthly finance tasks are completed (payroll, SOS, PIT, cashbooks and cash forecasts) and in line with operations handbook procidures

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have 5 years relevant humanitarian management experience. Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • Knowledge of project cycle management
  • Knowledge of supply chain management and procurement processes
  • Knowledge of the budget cycle and monitoring processes
  • Knowledge of code of conduct principles and the HR system for performance management
  • Knowledge of key donor policy and compliance procedures
  • Knowledge of DRC internal systems and processes and Operations Handbook
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Strategic outlook and ability to anticipate problems
  • Solution oriented approach to dealing with a fast changing and challenging work environment


  • Masters Degree in humanitarian relevant field or comparable 5 years’ experience

  • Formal training and qualification in Supply Chain, HR or Finance is desirable but not mandatory

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: 12 months

Level: A12

Designation of Duty Station: Non- family Duty Station

Start date: 01 September 2018

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates/ Nationals; please refer to under Vacancies.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.**

Closing date for applications: 08 July 2018

Before applying, please ensure you have a valid passport.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

Due to the Urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and DRC reserves the right to conduct the interviews before the deadline.
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Understanding of the humanitarian charter, laws and standards including SPHERE, Red Cross Code of Conduct, People in Aid, Child Rights and in DRR & CCA including Sendai Framework for DRR. Excellent writing and training skills. Work Environment/Travel: The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally potentially to insecure environments or disaster sites, and possibly on short notice up to 40% of the time.

Events and Administration Coordinator at World Vision International

*For World Vision internal applicants only. PURPOSE OF POSITION: Events and Administration Coordinator role is responsible to provide efficient management of events in the entirety, from planning to execution and from set up to break down. This is a very hands-on role with a great deal of WVI client interaction acquisition. Owing to the nature of WVI (SARO, SAR and Partnership) events, a great deal of admin and reporting will be required. This role will also provide support to all visitors to the Regional Office, and provide office administration including procurement of office supplies. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Events and Conference Management: Manage all workshops, conferences and events hosted in Johannesburg. Co-ordinate and facilitate administrative and logistical support for conferences and meetings held in South Africa. Organize and maintains database of actual and prospective Conference Centers and hotels Oversee internal affair accommodations including but not limited to lodging requests, beverage service, meal service, special meeting set ups, and internal events as well as serving as a back-up on requests as needed. Serve as a critical point of contact for current and potential clients and be responsible for finalizing contracts and invoices for scheduled events. Ensure accommodation and preferred hotels are security checked and passed prior to entering into contracts and agreements. Primary point of contact for service providers and vendors needed to execute planned events, and works regularly on coordinating logistics such as food service, transportation, meeting rooms, lodging, etc. Office Administration: Plan and coordinate administrative procedures and systems and devise ways to streamline processes for cost efficient. Monitor and update inventory and prices of office supplies and the purchasing of new supplies with attention to budgetary constraints. Organize, implement and manage WV SARO fleet management plan, travel management and provide analysis and recommendations on fleet usage and maintenance, including acquisition, disposals, licensing, fines and toll claims. Ensure RO administration and logistics policies and procedures are consistent with and comply with the WVI procurement, P&C policy manual and Field Finance Manual. Procurement & Assets Management: Ensure end team users are familiar with the purchase requisition system and that the guidelines and rules governing these are adhered to and respected by all. In collaboration with Finance, ensure smooth and timely asset (office equipment) tracking and reporting all incidences and losses and manage insurance claims. Executive Assistant: Coordinate the Regional P&C Director’s schedules of appointments, meetings, and other business functions. Sets up telecons and webex meetings, and take minutes during P&C meetings and other important meetings as required. Develop, sets up and documents office administrative systems related to: filing of documents, records management, communications (e-mail, telephone, fax, and correspondence). Follow up on key processes from P&C meetings. Manages all travel plans for Regional P&C Director: makes flight, hotel, shuttle and forex bookings. Other: Perform other reasonable duties as required by line manager. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: National Diploma in Events Management is required. 4+ years’ experience in administration, business and event coordination. Excellent organizational and administrative skills, ability to manage multiple tasks of high priority, in professional, confidential, and efficient manner. Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking. Good interpersonal skills for team work, client and guest interaction. Ability to handle matters with confidentiality, promptly and efficiently. Ability to problem solve, adapt to various work environments and change direction quickly. Ability to work flexible hours as needed and willing to go an extra mile; i.e., early morning to late night and/or weekends; to assist in hosting duties for all conferences and meetings. Excellent computer skills (MicroSoft Word, Excel and database software). Fluency in English (both verbal and written) is essential. At least 4 - 5 years’ experience in organizing large scale conferences and events. Work Environment/Travel: The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically (30%) and internationally up to 5% of the time.