Wednesday, June 29, 2022

International Job Opportunities. June 29, 2022


International Opportunities

·        Operations ManagerOrganization: IRC; Location: Louisville, KY; 
Deadline: 10 August

·        Country DirectorOrganization: Chemonics; Location: Jakarta, Indonesia; Deadline: 8 July

·        Country Director, Yemen; Organization: People in Need; Location: Yemen; Deadline: 30 September

·        MEAL Project ManagerOrganization: Medair; Location: Poland; Deadline: 17 August

·        Ukraine Crisis Response (UCR) - Support Services DirectorOrganization: World Vision; Location: Moldova / Romania / Ukraine; Deadline: 9 July

·        Education in Emergencies (EiE) Capacity Strengthening Advisor; Organization: Save the Children; Location: Ukraine (location to be decided); Deadline: 6 July

·        Director of Emergency Preparedness and ResponseOrganization: Project HOPE; Location: Washington. D.C.; Deadline: 30 June

·        MEAL Specialist, EmergenciesOrganization: International Rescue Committee; Location: Geneva, Switzerland; Deadline: 3 July

·        Protection Coordinator - Ukraine - LvivOrganization: Première Urgence Internationale; Location: Ukraine; Deadline: 11 July

Head of Operations - MadagascarOrganization: Catholic Relief Services; Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar; Deadline: 6 August

Job Opportunity: FEMA. Supervisory Program Analyst (Equity Officer). $120K (GS-14 Level).


Supervisory Program Analyst (Equity Officer)

Location: Washington, DC – Recovery Directorate, Recovery Front Office

Duty Station: FEMA Headquarters

Series-Grade: GS-14

Open and Closing Dates: 06/28/2022 to 07/19/2022 (closes after the first 100 applications)

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in diversity, equity, or inclusion and applies change management to create strategies that improve programs. Has lead initiatives by building strategic partnerships, working with stakeholders and managing coordination This position starts at a salary of $126,233 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Recovery Directorate team within FEMA.

Job Responsibilities: This position will serve to examine Recovery’s existing programs, ensuring equity and inclusion across agency operations. Typical assignments include:

  • Acting as senior advisor to leadership regarding matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to strategic planning, program policy, guidelines
  • Leading assigned workgroups by providing subject matter expertise and actionable guidance.
  • Providing briefs to senior leadership on progress and concerns of workgroups.
  • Managing and supervising support staff by developing work plans, setting direction, and providing guidance on their work coordinating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion activities.
  • Developing and coordinating with appropriate stakeholders to provide targeted training or job aids  for staff that addresses equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Qualifications/Requirements: You qualify for this position at the GS-14 level (starting salary $126,233) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13) in the Federal Service. This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience for this position includes: 

  • Analyzing programs and provides expert advice on complex areas related to diversity, equity, accessibility, or inclusion; and
  • Applying concepts of change management to create actionable strategies and courses of action that improve programs and services; and
  • Leading initiatives by building strategic partnerships, working closely with stakeholder groups, or managing cross-cutting coordination efforts

To Apply: Open to the public

                Competitive Service





Saturday, June 25, 2022

History tends to repeat itself. Russia and Ukraine. A past could become a reality. June 2022

The Awful History Of Nazino Tragedy, The Island Of Death

The Nazino Tragedy: The Stalin-Era Gulag That Became Known As 'Cannibal Island'

November 29, 2021

The disaster of Nazino Island in 1933 remains one of the darkest chapters of Russian history. It was an entirely man-made disaster, too. Devised as part of Stalin's plan to remake Soviet Russia, Nazino Island in Siberia was supposed to be the home of a forced settlement called Nazinsky. It was a prison in all but name.

But it was clear from the very beginning that the Nazinsky Island project was doomed to fail. Shortly after thousands of people arrived on the island, they began to starve. Desperate for nourishment, many turned to cannibalism.

About a month later, the project was abandoned, and survivors were evacuated. Only one-third of the people who arrived on Nazino Island left it. This is the story of how a Soviet settlement became known as "Cannibal Island."

Thousands Of People Died Or Turned To Cannibalism In This Stalin-Era Forced Settlement Camp In Siberia

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

College isn't for everyone. FAA is Hiring to train Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs). Attend ATC Academy.

      Air Traffic Controller (ATC)



FAA Hiring Air Traffic Controllers

The FAA is hiring people interested in a career as an air traffic controller to “Be ATC”. As an Air Traffic Controller, you will join the FAA’s fast-paced, active team of 14,000 professionals across the nation working in radar facilities and in towers who help keep the skies safe. 

The application window opens nationwide June 24-27 for all eligible U.S. citizens. Check back on June 24 to access the application. 

While you wait, access our digital toolkit and help us get the word out!

How to become an ATC

This episode is one of our most requested topics — how to become an air traffic controller as an entry-level applicant. FAA experts will walk you through everything from the application process to training at the FAA Academy and certification.

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The median annual wage for air traffic controllers (ATCs) was $138,556 in 2021. The wage for ATC Trainees, while attending FAA Academy training on a temporary appointment, is based on an annual salary of $32,552 - $33,637 for 2022, which includes locality pay.

Upon successful completion of the FAA Academy training, and assignment to a facility, developmental ATCs receive an annual wage of $41,101. There is also applicable locality pay. (Unless the ATCs has prior ATC experience, which qualifies for higher pay under the ATCs Collective Bargaining Agreement.) 

The salaries for entry-level air traffic controllers increase as they complete each training phase. The annual salary for more advanced controllers, who have completed on-the-job training, varies with the location of the facility, the complexity of the airspace, and other factors.


High School Students. Apprenticeship Opportunities. New participant: $4,000 Returning participant: $4,500. Application Starts August 1, 2022


The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) places high school students in Department of Navy (DoN) laboratories where they take part in real Naval research for eight weeks during the summer.

SEAP gives academically talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in STEM the opportunity to learn about Naval research and technology while receiving first-class mentoring by top scientists and engineers.

SEAP is a competitive program with around 300 placements in more than 30 laboratories around the country in which many participants go on to careers within the DoN. Interns are selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendations, and career and research interests.

            DURATION & STIPEND

The internship has a duration of eight weeks (with the possibility of extending up to two additional weeks). Stipend levels will be determined by the student's years of participation in SEAP and will be paid bi-weekly via direct deposit. Stipends are as follows:

  • New participant: $4,000
  • Returning participant: $4,500

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