MINELRES: Fwd: Job announcement: Roma Education Fund

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Fri Mar 9 18:46:23 2007

Original sender: Roma Virtual Network <romale@zahav.net.il>

Budapest, March 2006

Roma Education Fund purpose is to contribute to closing the gap in
educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma, through policies and
programs to support quality education for Roma, including through
desegregation of educational systems in countries that have formally
joined the Decade for Roma Inclusion 

Job announcement

Mr. Alexandre Marc, Executive Director, of the Roma Education Fund a has
announced his decision to go back to the World Bank take a new
assignment. The Roma Education Fund Governing Board is eager to ensure
continuity of the actions engaged and a smooth transition  and invites
therefore applications for the post of Executive Director in succession
to Mr. Alexander Marc.

The role of the Executive Director is to support and advise the Board of
REF in devising and implementing its policy, manage the REF programs,
manage the staff and to raise funds.

The Executive Director is responsible to the Governing Board, and is
responsible for managing the executive staff.
- Manage, and be accountable to the Governing Board for the Fundís
operations, staff, and finances 
- Build and sustain a network of technical expertise on Roma education,
which can be available to the Fund and others 
- Develop strong collaborative links with all stakeholders, including
those involved in the Decade of Roma Inclusion 
- Represent the Fund externally 
- Advocate improved educational outcomes for Roma 
- Liaise with Fund contributors and raise resources for the Fund 
- Sustain the independence, objectivity and integrity of the Fund 


- Vision and drive to further develop the Funds activities 
- At least five years successful track record managing staff and
resources in a fiduciary responsible way, preferably in a European
multicultural environment 
- Experience with minority inclusion issues, programs and projects,
preferably involving Roma 
- Knowledge of education issues as they pertain to minorities 
- Ability to work effectively and sensitively particularly with a very
wide range of stakeholders: Roma people, Roma organizations, governments
at all levels, international agencies, aid agencies, foundations,
non-government and civil society organizations, educational leaders
- Familiarity with the international policy community, especially in
- Strong administrative and budgetary skills; 
- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of grant administration 
- Excellent spoken and written English; knowledge of other relevant
European languages desirable. 
- Excellent public speaking and advocacy skills 
- Highest personal integrity 

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Applicants should send a letter of interest, a statement (up to 500
words) indicating the contribution they could make to the Roma Education
Fund, a full CV, and the names of two referees who may be contacted
before interviews are held:


Deadline for applications: 10 April 2007. 

Hungary - - 1056 BUDAPEST VACI U. 63.                
PHONE: 36-1-235-8030                                     
FAX: 36-1-235-8031                                           

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