Job Opportunities For Retirees

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State Department Jobs

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Packaging Specialist (REA/WAE) position

Introduction: The incumbent serves as an intermittent Packaging Specialist in the Transportation and Travel Management Divisions, Office of Logistics Management. Incumbent monitors the quality control aspects of export pack outs and import/ storage deliveries of household effects, unaccompanied air baggage and consumables. In addition, incumbent inspects storage warehouses and storage lots to ensure that environmental conditions are appropriate to protect stored effects.

Duties: Conducts inspections at residences during export pack outs, import and storage deliveries to ensure that contractor crews are complying with contractual requirements. Provides information to employees regarding the requirements for packing household effects, unaccompanied air baggage, and consumables. Inspects storage warehouses and storage lots to ensure that environmental conditions are appropriate to protect stored effects. Conducts access and segregation services for overseas employees in order to have personal effects removed from their storage lots and packaged for export. Provides written reports of all inspections conducted concerning contractors’ compliance with contractual requirements. Keeps Transportation and Travel Management Division Staff advised of problems encountered with contractors and other service providers. Surveys damaged shipments to determine extent and cause. Settles minor disputes between contractor and employee concerning export pack outs, import and storage deliveries. Conducts pack out or delivery site surveys to ensure that contractors are not requesting additional payment for services that are not necessary.

Factor: Understanding of packing and / or storage rule, regulations, policies and procedure; Geographical knowledge of the area within a 50-mile radius of Washington D.C. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Knowledge of logistics management functions; Knowledge of claims policies and procedures; Comprehensive knowledge of the Transportation and Travel Management Division’s export, import and storage contracts. The employee is responsible for planning and carrying out the work, resolving conflicts, integrating / coordinating the work with functions and programs as necessary, and interpreting policies / regulations in terms of meeting assigned work tasks. The work requires making many decisions regarding overall packing requirements and making interpretations of established transportation methods, techniques and guidelines. Personal contacts in this position include State Department employees, employees from other government agencies, and personnel from contracted packing companies.

Purpose of Contacts: The purpose of contacts is to resolve disputes among State Department employees and contractors, resolve technical matters involving packaging policy and procedural deviations, ensuring packaging and crating of articles is accurate and meets Department regulations, clarifying contract discrepancies and packaging procedures, resolving packaging problems related to contract violations; keeping abreast of current packing materials and developments, and strengthening channels of cooperation for improved services. These contacts also serve to ensure that warehouse and storage lots meet appropriate environmental conditions necessary to protect stored effects.

Work is mostly standing with extensive travel by privately owned vehicles to various residential and commercial locations within a 50-mile radius of Washington D.C. No lifting is required. Incumbent is exposed to varying climatic conditions during the performance of his/her work assignments.

Position is needed immediately. Grade GS-12

Shirley Simms: 202-663-0961

Nonprofit & Academic Jobs

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Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Rice University

DESCRIPTION

The Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program seeks an exceptionally well qualified individual to serve as the Assistant Director of Employer Relations. The MGA is a new, professional Master Arts program co-sponsored by the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the School of Social Sciences at Rice University. The Assistant Director is expected to take the lead in developing strong relationships with government, corporate entities, and international NGOs to actively place masters-level students in degree-required internships during their course of study, and assist with securing full-time employment upon graduation.

The Assistant Director will work within a collaborative and fast-paced environment to build the MGA brand with future employers. The Assistant Director will focus on developing internship and career targets in the public sector, energy industry, international foundations and NGOs, investment banking, consulting, and education. Specific focus is on identifying, cultivating, and establishing new relationships in the assigned industries that do not have campus recruiting relationships with the MGA. S/he will attend employer-facing events such as conferences, roundtables, and panel discussions.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Strong customer focus (ability to listen actively to students and recruiters and to understand and respond positively to their requests).
  • An entrepreneurial orientation, proven track record of taking initiative and making things happen (i.e. self-starter).
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population.
  • Strong project management skills, organized, attentive to details, able to juggle multiple priorities and work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of the graduate recruitment process for consulting, investment banking, government, public affairs and public policy, and other master’s-level positions.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, ambiguity, and conflicting goals.
  • Results-orientated work ethic.
  • Team-player, ability to work effectively with others.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and a willingness and enthusiasm to learn internal systems and social media as required.

HOW TO APPLY:

The position is posted on the Rice University application site: http://jobs.rice.edu:80/postings/4252

Project Director, English Access Microscholarship Program

Title: Project Director, English Access Microscholarship Program
Department: IDEP
Location: Washington, DC
Type: Full_Time
Position #: 193790

Description

World Learning seeks a Project Director for the English Access Microscholarship Program, a Department of State-funded cooperative agreement based in Washington, D.C. Duration: 4 years. Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project.

To Apply

Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please “search all.” Please note, a resume and cover letter explaining why you are best qualified for this position, and three references with contact information are required when applying to this position. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates must apply as early as possible. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Thank you.

Background

The ECA-funded cooperative agreement for the English Access Microscholarship Program will provide a foundation of English language skills to bright, economically disadvantaged 13- to 20-year-olds worldwide through after-school classes and intensive sessions in their countries. Access programs expose students to U.S. culture and democratic values, improve the students’ potential to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their countries, and increase their chances of competing for and participating in future U.S. exchange and study programs. The program will also support programming for alumni, teachers, directors, administrators and ministry officials that can be conducted in-country, in the region or in the U.S. Program activities will feature grants to local country service providers around the world.

Job Purpose

The Project Director will be responsible for the overall operational and academic/technical management of the project, serving as a direct liaison with ECA and local Embassies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of the program; supervise the planning, development of processes, schedules, and overall program events and operations liaison with donor and other partners
  • Provide high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight and administration of the project
  • Ensure that a cohesive program approach is applied through diverse elements of programming
  • Oversee the issuance and monitoring of sub-awards to a diverse range of potential in-country service providers
  • Manage the development of the relevant and responsive online platforms to facilitate alumni networks and information sharing
  • Develop annual project work plans for submission to DOS
  • Oversee quarterly program and financial reporting to donor and partners
  • Oversee the management of project budget and monitor funding commitments of grants, reporting as required to the donor
  • Oversee program communications, outreach and marketing
  • Participate in meetings, events and partnership activities (WL, DOS, private partners, or grantees) and collaborate with partners, donors and stakeholders representatives to build and maintain productive relationships
  • Supervise direct reports with particular focus on achievement of key project results and deliverables

Corporate Responsibilities

  • Represent WL at meetings, conferences, etc., relevant to the subject matter and themes of the assigned portfolio and disseminate information regarding WL's capabilities
  • Lead the documentation of processes, procedures and tools
  • Participate in internal working groups as requested or assigned
  • Oversee and contribute to marketing and communications efforts associated with this program
  • Conduct international travel, as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Divisional Vice President

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in education management, business or public administration, organizational development, international development, or equivalent experience in these areas
  • Significant experience building partnerships with various stakeholders, including State Department and other government officials in the US and other countries, foundations, private sector, and academia
  • Experience with education programming and with a strong knowledge of TESOL
  • Minimum of 10 years related work experience, with at least five years’ experience working with ECA-funded programs
  • Experience building, mentoring, and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees
  • Experience managing grant-giving programs and working with international donors (both USG and non-USG) in the area of exchange and/or education
  • Strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving and ethical management, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of DOS compliance-related rules and regulations
  • Experience with budget preparation and management
  • Experience managing and reporting on program monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience managing staff and complex multi-level programs
  • Experience managing and implementing programs with a strong technology component, particularly online tools for exchange or education

Desired Qualifications

  • Second language proficiency, French and/or Arabic preferred
  • Overseas experience in developing countries, long-term preferred

Receptionist / Membership Assistant

DACOR and the DACOR Bacon House Foundation seek a customer-service oriented individual to serve in a busy, professional environment as Receptionist/Membership Assistant. This position is responsible for critical aspects of the organization’s membership services and requires an outgoing people-person who loves engaging with members.

This position has full responsibility for our reception and front office, providing a smiling face and welcoming environment for members and guests. This position also plays an important role in welcoming new members to the organization by setting up their records in the membership database, identifying their interests in volunteering, and helping new members become involved in the organization. A sampling of specific duties includes: greeting guests, answering questions, booking guest rooms, updating the membership database, maintaining the volunteer database, matching volunteers to projects or committees, providing recognitions for volunteers, and contributing key information to our monthly newsletter.

The successful candidate will have outstanding inter-personal skills and an appreciation for diplomacy and protocol. The successful candidate will also be highly-organized, have experience in office environments, and proficiency using Microsoft Office programs; familiarity with Access is a plus. We seek an out-going, friendly individual who loves helping others; works as a team-player; appreciates a collaborative work environment; and is interested in learning new skills.

This is a full-time position with office hours from 9:00-5:00 and occasional evening hours. The salary range is $28,000-$33,000, depending on experience, and offers a competitive benefit package. For a full position description, please visit our website at dacorbacon.org.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to dacor@dacorbacon.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available immediately.

Latino Curator Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is pleased to announce a new curatorial position. The purpose of the position is to curate digital and emerging media relating to Latino culture and to deepen the Smithsonian's commitment to cultural diversity in scholarship, public programming, educational outreach, and the workplace.

The incumbent

  1. Conducts in-depth research of considerable scope concerning Latino music and/or culture and presents and publishes significant research within the Latino Studies field;
  2. Develops collaborations with Latino communities;
  3. Publishes original research about Latino culture and/or music for a scholarly audience and makes presentations on Latino cultural and/or music for the general public;
  4. Develops and implements educational programs on Latino music and/or culture for online audiences and within other public programs for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival; and
  5. Conceptualizes, writes, and edits bilingual publications relating to Latino culture and/or music in various media (print, digital video, podcasts, social media).

View the official job announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/402103900.

Prospective applicants may direct inquiries to Robert Leopold at 202.633.5086 or leopold@si.edu.

Project Director, Online Learning

Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Vice President
Division: Center for Collaborative Technology

ABOUT IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 125 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

IREX seeks a Program Director to help manage the e-Teacher Scholarship Program. The initiative seeks to offer foreign English teaching professionals the opportunity for professional development through high-quality virtual exchange components, including but not limited to online university level methodology courses, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), webinars, digital libraries, communities of practice, and other types of engaging and innovative virtual learning. Throught an innovative platform and structure the program will offer open educational resources to more than 1,200 participants from all geographical regions.

The program aims at strengthening the ties which unite the US with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations.

The position is contingent on funding.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all aspects of the initiative including: manage and lead the planning, development of processes, systems, and program events
  • Work closely with the Senior Adviser and support staff to build efficient management systems
  • Develop strategic communications to bring together high level stakeholders from different US Embassies and ensure that a cohesive program approach is applied through diverse elements of programming
  • Ability to lead coalition to implement educational programs and liaise with high level authorities and academic institutions
  • Develop systems to oversee sub-awards to U.S. based organizations to implement online education programming through open competition(s)
  • Develop systems to monitor the progress of awards with regular reporting of results and ability to troubleshoot
  • Manage program budget and meet reporting requirements
  • International travel may be required

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s degree in education, international education or similar field is desired
  • Proven ability to lead teams and manage program staff
  • Excellent convening ability, management, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years of experience in international education and/or development; proven track record in successful program implementation
  • Experience with online education, english as second language (ESL) programs, managing subgrantees, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop staff, and manage budgets and sub-grants
  • Strong representational and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. (Fluency in English is required.)
  • Experience working and maintaining relationships with multicultural partners

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Associate Director, Communications and Member Engagement

DACOR and the DACOR Bacon House Foundation seek a creative individual to lead our communications and member engagement programs. DACOR/DBHF serve the foreign affairs community and have recently undertaken significant new initiatives to reposition the organization for the coming decades. The communications and member engagement functions are at the core of our member recruitment and retention efforts and require an organization-wide perspective that maximizes the impact of our efforts.

This position has full responsibility for the organization’s brand development and management, annual marketing plan and print and electronic communications. A key responsibility is serving as editor, writer, and graphic designer for a monthly print newsletter. This position produces other marketing campaign collateral including flyers, brochures, postcards, forms, invitations, and letterhead and supervises the organization’s webmaster. The position is the primary expert for all marketing and communications efforts undertaken by the organization.

This position plays a critical role leading the organization’s programs for members, which include weekly lectures, periodic musical performances, receptions, reunions, and other special events designed to advance DACOR’s mission. In addition, the position supports the DACOR Bacon House Foundation’s scholarship program which awards $250,000 annually to students pursuing careers in foreign affairs. These programs are critical to the organization’s reputation with both internal and external audiences and require an individual who projects a positive, leadership image at public events.

Together, these programs are highly integrated and form the heart of our strategic plans. The successful candidate will be an individual who has lots of ideas, is not afraid to experiment, and loves nurturing new programs. We are a team-oriented organization energized by new growth and new opportunities and seek the same for this position.

Requirements

  • BA/BS in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field and a minimum of five years in a mid-level communications position or higher required; association experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated success, skills, knowledge and experience in the development, design and execution of high level marketing, design, and communications activities
  • Experience developing and implementing marketing plans and familiarity with the use of market research
  • Strong creative, strategic, and analytical skills
  • Commitment to a team-based work environment
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and an appreciation for diplomacy and protocol

This is a full-time position that requires occasional evening and weekend hours. The salary range is low-to mid-fifties, depending on experience, and offers a competitive benefit package.

To apply, please send a resume, a 200 word statement why you’d be great for this position, and two work samples in pdf format, to dacor@dacorbacon.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available immediately.

Public Policy Associate

The DC Rape Crisis Center is the oldest rape crisis center in the country, and the only State Sexual Assault Coalition in the District of Columbia serving the needs of sexual assault survivors. The DC Rape Crisis Center is looking to expand its public policy presence. To this end, DCRCC is seeking an energetic, independent Public Policy Associate. Under the supervision of the Director of Advocacy, the Public Policy Associate will be actively involved in public policy initiatives, advocacy, as well as the press and media of the organization.

Responsibilities:

The Public Policy Associate will assist the Director of Advocacy with all aspects of public policy, advocacy, press and media initiatives including but not limited to the following:

  • Assisting in shaping DCRCC’s public policy agenda.
  • Monitoring and analyzing legislation introduced in DC City Council and on Capitol Hill
  • Meeting with DC Council Members and their staff, city agency administrators, Metropolitan Police Department, partner organizations, and community-based provider organizations.
  • Meeting with members of Capitol Hill
  • Drafting testimony, fact sheets, letters, policy briefs, articles, policy analyses, research summaries, data synthesis and reports, press releases, and more.
  • Representing DCRCC at various coalition meetings.
  • Coordinating advocacy efforts with other community-based organizations.
  • Drafting advocacy and information alerts to networks.
  • Updating public policy content for DCRCC’s website.
  • Assisting in community outreach
  • Assisting in the organizing, and logistics of event planning as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Engagement in a Master’s Level of study preferred (MPP, MSW, etc.) But all others will be considered as well
  • Knowledge of and interest in women’s issues.
  • Strong organizational, communication and research skills required.
  • Willingness and ability to work autonomously, with direction and support.
  • Willingness and ability to work mobile
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with DC Council or policy advocacy at the municipal level a plus.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Indira Henard, Director of Advocacy at indira@dcrcc.org.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Contracts Administrator

Job ID #: 22326
Location: US-VA-Fairfax
Functional Area: Finance & Accounting
Department: Finance & Accounting
Position Type: Full Time - Non-Exempt
Education Desired: Bachelors Degree
Relocation Provided: Negotiable
Experience Desired: 5+ yrs
Job Level: 2 - Professionals

Making a difference for over 17 million students at more than 2,400 institutions of higher education in over 40 countries is a big job. At Ellucian, we provide education institutions with the innovative solutions they need to help people everywhere discover their futures through learning.

At Ellucian our values are CLEAR: Collaboration, Learning, Engagement, Accountability, and Resourcefulness. We truly are a global organization with offices in North America, Mexico, Dubai, India, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands.

We seek people who are forward-looking, innovative, enthusiastic and ambitious, team players, and high performers. We want you to join us in the special and rewarding work we are so fortunate to be a part of everyday - join Ellucian and be inspired!

Position Responsibilities

  • Qualified applicants will examine contract requests for completeness, accuracy, and conformity;
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of complex software, services and maintenance pricing;
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of Ellucian solutions and bundling;
  • Prepare and review software license, maintenance, SaaS and professional service contracts, including numerous revisons;
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of contract terms and conditions;
  • Provide training and guidance to others as needed.

Position Requirements

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience legal contract preparation/review/negotiation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in order to meet tight deadlines is critical
  • Excellent investigation skills and the ability to solve complex problems while providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Superior math skills
  • Self-motivated with desire to work in a team environment
  • Accountability for deliverables
  • Superior assertiveness and diplomacy skills
  • Proactive positive attitude in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Ellucian is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. Ellucian promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans. Ellucian maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.

www.ellucian.com

Project Director III

Washington, DC or Durham, NC

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates to serve as Project Director for an upcoming project funded by USAID. The position will be based in Washington, DC or Durham, NC and the expected duration of the position is five years. Availability of position is contingent upon issuance of a USAID cooperative agreement, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

The project will work with host country governments, other donors, implementing partners, and civil society to ensure that family planning and population issues are included in policies and programs as key to sustainable and equitable development and economic growth. By increasing commitment for multi-sectoral approaches (such as integrated population, environment, climate change, resilience, livelihoods, food security, water, economic growth, education, democracy, and governance) and by analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating pertinent data and information, the project will increase both political and financial commitment for family planning.

The Project Director will be responsible for providing technical leadership and management of the project. He/she will ensure the implementation and application of sound evidence based technical strategies, activities and best practices in line with the existing funder and FHI 360 rules and regulations. The Project Director will serve as the central point of contact for the project. He/she will be responsible for the successful implementation of the project, including achievement of program targets; submission of all program deliverables to USAID; and identification and resolution of issues and risks related to program implementation. He/she will oversee the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets; ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; and coordinate partner efforts in program implementation. He/she will be ultimately responsible for award management, including compliance with FHI 360 and USAID policies and procedures for prime award management, sound financial monitoring and control, and subaward management.

Job Summary/ Responsibilities: Provide overall vision and leadership in all technical, program planning and management activities of the project. Ensure prudent management of project resources, and that resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI 360 and donor policies and procedures. Ensure program quality according to FHI 360 standards. Ensure the achievement of results of which FHI 360 is responsible under agreement with USAID. Ensure appropriate monitoring of subprojects to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals. Ensure production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to FHI 360 and donors as required. Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, encouraging effective team-work.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 12 years of experience working in global health with at least three years’ experience with managing policy, advocacy and/or communication projects. Master’s degree or higher in public health, public policy, demography, communications, or related discipline. Up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging issues with regard to policy, advocacy, communications, and evidence-based best practices focused on population, family planning, and reproductive health. Demonstrated understanding of multi-sectoral or integrated development approaches including but not limited to: family planning and environment, climate change, resilience, livelihoods, food security, water, economic growth, education, democracy, and governance. Demonstrated results in strategically increasing both financial and political commitment for family planning and population health issues. Experience working with global development policy and advocacy audiences and influencing policy formulation at global, national, and decentralized levels. Knowledge of USG policies, procedures, and reporting requirements. Ability to travel internationally. Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders. Strong written and oral communication skills in English. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities. TO APPLY, please click here.

Program Associate, EPD

Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Project Director
Division: Education Programs Division

ABOUT IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

IREX seeks an entry-level Program Associate for its Education Programs Division to provide support for global teacher training programs and education development.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to teacher training programs;
  • Track a wide range of information and data, maintaining accuracy and completeness;
  • Coordinate and track consultant payments and small grants review, awards, payment, and reporting processes;
  • Revise program training materials;
  • Process and maintain financial records; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with and interest in education and training development programs;
  • Knowledge of and experience with project design, grant management, proposal development, and budgeting;
  • U.S. secondary or elementary teaching experience preferred;
  • International study, work, or living experience preferred;
  • Excellent cross-cultural and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills; and
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including Excel and Web 2.0 tools.

To Apply

Go to www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position.

WAE Employment

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USAID-Related Jobs

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Administrative Manager: USAID/Washington Africa Bureau Support Services

COMPANY PROFILE

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies. The company is seeking a Chief of Party with a current security clearance for an upcoming USAID proposal. This post would be based in the Washington DC area.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this proposal is to establish a contract for the provision of technical and institutional support services to the USAID Africa Bureau (AFR) and its offices in Washington and overseas to advance AFR’s core mandate to contribute to ending extreme poverty in Africa and furthering USAID’s development and policy objectives within sub-Saharan Africa.

The Contractor will recruit, hire and maintain a contracted technical, professional, operational, and administrative support staff that supplies services to AFR to support USAID/Washington (USAID/W) and USAID Missions overseas to accomplish Bureau priorities as expressed in the Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS).

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Administrative Manager, under the guidance of the COP, is responsible for the administration of the project, including accounting and financial system and reports, personnel recruitment and management, tracking of tasks and requests, and management of office space and equipment. The Administrative Manager must have:

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business/public administration, management, finance, or related area, or a Bachelor's degree with at least 10 years of experience;
Required Experience and Qualities
  • At least five years of experience in managing and coordinating development programs, preferably in or on Africa with strong preference for experience with USAID accounting and management processes;
  • Experience as administrator for a USAID program of at least comparable size and scope, strongly preferred;
  • Ability to coordinate travel and logistics;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills;
  • Previous overseas experience, strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex, time sensitive, high quality activities; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional, government, and private sector partners and stakeholders; and
  • Secret level Security Clearance required.

TO APPLY

Please submit your application materials (CV, cover letter, references) at https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/ “Administrative Manager: USAID/Washington Africa Bureau Support Services”

Kindly indicate where you first viewed our advertisement. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.

If you have any difficulties in applying please contact yinanli@ibtci.com.

Chief of Party: USAID/Washington Africa Bureau Support Services

COMPANY PROFILE

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies. The company is seeking a Chief of Party with a current security clearance for an upcoming USAID proposal. This post would be based in the Washington DC area.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this proposal is to establish a contract for the provision of technical and institutional support services to the USAID Africa Bureau (AFR) and its offices in Washington and overseas to advance AFR’s core mandate to contribute to ending extreme poverty in Africa and furthering USAID’s development and policy objectives within sub-Saharan Africa.

The Contractor will recruit, hire and maintain a contracted technical, professional, operational, and administrative support staff that supplies services to AFR to support USAID/Washington (USAID/W) and USAID Missions overseas to accomplish Bureau priorities as expressed in the Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS).

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Chief of Party, will be the lead technical person, provides overall guidance and management of the project; is the point of contact and interaction with USAID for the overall project; and is responsible for the quality of the products and overall performance. As the lead technical person, she/he will oversee: the analytical efforts; trend analyses; research relationships and research grants and sub-contracting as to selection of awardees, directions, and the quality and timeliness of the products; the populating of the data banks or websites as to what to include and quality and timeliness of the data and information; performance scorecards; the methodology and soundness of assessing studies; and the application of cost benefit, general equilibrium analyses, and cost-effectiveness to the assessing of initiatives, projects, and techniques. The COP should have a balanced skill-set including the ability to provide leadership to a team of interdisciplinary experts and to design development strategies which integrate cross-cutting elements. The COP must have both administrative and technical qualifications and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
  • An advanced technical degree in economics, international trade, public policy, economic development, or related area (MBA/MPA with advanced training in the specified areas would be considered) required. A PhD in one of the fields described above or a relevant technical area strongly preferred
Required Experience and Qualities
  • Professional experience as a Chief of Party for a USAID program strongly preferred;
  • At least five (5) years of experience managing and coordinating development programs, preferably in or about Africa;
  • Previous experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials on trade, economic policy, technology, or competitiveness strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional, government, and private sector partners and stakeholders.
  • At least fifteen years (ten years with PhD) of relevant experience, five of which should be in or on developing countries, preferably in Africa;
  • At least five years of experience in analyzing, tracking, and working to improve trade policy and global competitiveness in developing countries, strongly preferred, and preferably in Africa;
  • At least three years of experience in managing and coordinating research activities, strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with cost benefit, general equilibrium, and cost effectiveness analyses;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and assist an interdisciplinary team with diverse and specialized skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate cross-cutting methods to achieve developmental objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability and/or commitment to gender equality and inclusive development;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills; and
  • Secret level Security Clearance is required.

TO APPLY

Please submit your application materials (CV, cover letter, references) at https://ibtci.devhire.devex.com/ “Chief of Party: USAID/Washington Africa Bureau Support Services”

Kindly indicate where you first viewed our advertisement. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.

If you have any difficulties in applying please contact yinanli@ibtci.com.

Miscellaneous Jobs

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Project Manager

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Project Manager to be based in Washington DC for an anticipated 2-year USAID project.

Our Business

Crown Agents is an international development company employing over 600 personnel worldwide with a presence in more than 40 countries, subsidiaries in 12 countries, and permanent staff working on the ground in 22 corporate offices in Africa, Asia Latin America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Crown Agents provides direct assistance, management consulting, and human and institutional development for public and private sector clients in customs and trade facilitation, public financial management, procurement, logistics, and health systems strengthening.

Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development, and procurement services to stimulate economic growth, establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Department of State (DOS), and the Gates Foundation.

Role & Responsibilities

The Project Manager will put in place and manage a professional and transparent program logistics solution under a US Government funded program for the warehousing of packaged and bulk humanitarian food aid commodities in order to respond rapidly to humanitarian food aid requirements. The project Manager will operate as the lead and subject matter expert and will be responsible for the successful performance of all material movements related to program objectives.

Logistics
  • Implement a program-wide logistics strategy, determining the most appropriate logistics and solutions to meet program performance goals
  • Clarify requirements with the Project Director, team members and client where necessary
  • Manage a logistics service in compliance with company quality systems and standards of ethical procurement, USAID donor guidelines and end user requirements
  • Root cause analysis and problem resolution for all logistics operations
Sourcing freight requirements
  • Ensure a Conduct a competitive process, in line with applicable US government regulations for freight and clearance providers, to ensure optimal performance and value for money.
  • Manage and drive continuous improvement of freight services.
  • Ensure that the solution and supplier sources proposed by the freight/clearance providers are capable of meeting specification and program goals.
  • Responsible for overseeing the consignment and chain of custody up to the point of consignment in-country.
  • Ensure all documentation regarding the chain of custody is maintained and adheres to the Project’s standard operating procedures
  • Analyze logistics data and trends to ensure optimal supply performance and product availability, making changes in the F&L operations as appropriate to deliver continuous improvement.
Management
  • Ensure that logistic activities meet program key performance indicators, and that excellent working relationships are maintained with partners and clients
  • Delegate work, coach and manage performance of F&L team members to ensure highest levels of skills and engagement.
  • Responsible for internal communications and presentations related to key performance metrics, program updates and on-going program information
Client Relationship
  • Serve as liaison with all internal and external partners for daily operational activities
  • Maintain an on-going and pro-active relationship with clients and vendors, responding to needs and proactively developing solutions.
  • Ascertain industry/logistics best practices to identify new and/or unique programs to drive customer satisfaction.
Contract Management
  • Prepare contract documents as required
  • Monitor and manage the performance of the appointed Freight Company and supplier other relevant services, maintaining continuous liaison as necessary, ensure timely delivery including customs clearance.
  • Arrange payment to freight suppliers
  • Prepare invoices for clients
  • Ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulation

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business with emphasis in Supply Chain Management, Transportation and Logistics, Sales and Marketing or International Business preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in transportation logistics and warehousing operations
  • Minimum 5 years of multimodal logistics planning and management experience, with strong experience in international logistics, including port/customs operations and compliance
  • Detailed knowledge of operational procedure regarding air, ocean, import/export business
  • Experience with storage and protection of food commodities; managing local drayage and inland transport commodities, obtaining local country agricultural document and clearance preferred
  • Prior USAID experience preferred
  • Proven skill in leading and managing high-performing teams, including experience managing teams remotely
  • Proven negotiation and client relationship skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with “15-50A Project Manager”, in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.

Three Positions with Plan International USA

Plan International USA welcomes applicants who are looking for an exciting new challenge in their career. If you are eager to make a difference in the world and want your next job to be dedicated to supporting communities as they break the cycle of poverty, one of the following positions may be for you. We are looking for people who want to be part of a dynamic, diverse and growing team, who aren’t afraid to take risks, and who believe failure is the forerunner of innovation. If you have experience writing technical proposals for USAID work we look forward to hearing from you.

  1. Senior Technical Advisor, Education

    Washington, DC

    The Senior Technical Advisor is a member of Leadership, Capacity Building, Education and Protection Practice Area. S/he will be responsible for a portfolio of work within the Practice, but mainly focused on two immediate needs: helping identify and explore new business opportunities from institutional, foundation, and multilateral donors in an effort to maximize Plan’s revenue and influence in the education programming sector; and providing technical direction and oversight to grant funded projects. Additionally, s/he will participate in related research, documentation and dissemination efforts, representing Plan at sector meetings and events when appropriate. The position will also engage with Plan’s Federation-wide technical network in education.

    The Practice as a whole focuses on leadership and capacity building, education work including community engagement in education, literacy, teaching, early childhood care and development, and gender and inclusion in education in developing country environment.

  2. Senior Technical Advisor, Health

    Washington, DC

    The Senior Technical Advisor is a member of Plan’s Water, Sanitation, and Health (WSH) Practice Area. S/he will be responsible for a portfolio of work within the Practice, but mainly focused on two immediate needs: helping identify and explore new business opportunities from institutional, foundation, and multilateral donors in an effort to maximize Plan’s revenue and influence in the health programming sector; and providing technical direction and oversight to grant funded projects. Additionally, s/he will participate in related research, documentation and dissemination efforts, representing Plan at sector meetings and events when appropriate. The position will also engage with Plan’s Federation-wide health technical network.

    The Practice as a whole focuses on global health and WASH issues, including reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, water, sanitation and hygiene.

  3. Director, Foundation Relations

    Washington, DC

    The Director of Foundation Relations is a senior member of the Business Development Unit, directly contributing to the pursuit of the organization’s ambitious funding growth targets to support Plan International’s child-centered community development efforts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Director will refine and implement a Foundation Relations team strategy for the cultivation and stewardship of US-based foundation donor prospects and partnerships, the development and submission of foundation funding requests, and the growth of the foundation funding portfolio of Plan International USA and the Plan International federation. Maintenance and growth of the foundation funding portfolio will contribute to a five-year strategy, helping to diversify Plan’s funding base and expand its work with children and communities worldwide.

These are full time positions offering competitive packages and are all based in our Washington, DC office. Plan also offers a collaborative and engaging work atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and views with a diverse and passionate workforce.

Plan seeks to fill these positions as quickly as possible. For detailed job descriptions and to apply (cover letter and resume) please visit our career section at: Plan International USA | Job Opportunities – www.planusa.org/jobopps

Senior Policy Advocate

Washington, DC

CARE is seeking a talented Senior Policy Advocate (SPA) for Gender and Empowerment who will be the key member of a fast-paced stimulating office that handles multiple development policy issues that impact millions of people in the developing world and ensure that CARE's policy priorities and influence agenda are accomplished. S/he will coordinate the team’s prioritization of advocacy initiatives in line with the organization’s commitment to women and girls’ empowerment and gender equality. Expected Travel: up to 10%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved.

The Senior Policy Advocate (SPA) for Gender and Empowerment's primary responsibility is to lead, in close coordination with the Gender and Empowerment Unit (GEU), and the organization's Policy Advocacy team to lead efforts around issues related to gender equality and women's empowerment. The SPA works closely with key external partners and allied coalitions, internal champions across CARE International, CARE Country Office (CO), and other Advocacy Department and Program colleagues to review and monitor United States Grant (USG) policies and policy implementation progress, set key gender policy and influence goals, draft CARE policy positions and develop and execute CARE’s influence strategies. The SPA represents CARE in key non-government policy coalitions (chairing where appropriate) in Washington. The SPA manages CARE’s representation to Capitol Hill, the Administration, the State Department, develops specific internal and external policy communications, refines strategies and implementation modes, monitors key legislation and regulations, and reports on progress to the organization.

The SPA supervises efforts focused on strategic policy analysis and tracking and analysis of data to monitor success of influence efforts, including the Senior Policy Advisor and Policy Fellows. The SPA also provides support to and links with the CARE Action Network in implementing CARE's advocacy agenda and providing guidance and information about how CARE supporters around the country can help educate their Members of Congress. In addition, the SPA is responsible for assisting with fundraising proposal development, grant management and reporting, and donor relationship management. Benefits of the job include a great team of colleagues, interesting and compelling issues, continual contact with policymakers and an opportunity to make a difference in the world. The position is based in the CARE USA Washington, DC office, with approximately 15 - 20% travel time. Primary Responsibilities: Manage advocacy and influence initiatives; Leads CARE’s representation at and contribution to key advocacy coalitions and working groups on CARE’s priority gender issues; Fundraising and donor coordination; Team membership responsibilities and other duties as required.

PRIMARY SKILLS: Master’s Degree in social sciences, policy or gender. Formal training in gender studies, women’s studies, public policy or a research focus on issues related to the job. Five to seven years’ experience in a relevant organization in the US or abroad focused on policy, advocacy or global development work. Substantial experience in the design and implementation of policy advocacy interventions, and especially in policy analysis, research and writing. Three to five years’ experience developing partnerships and building coalitions to advance organizational learning and program impact. 3-5 years international development experience. Solid understanding of international development issues and USG development assistance programs. Experience with social activism on issues of social justice. Proven ability to get things done in a complex, international organization. Experience in representing an international organization to the US Congress and the Administration. Solid knowledge of CARE or a similar operational International Non-Government Organization (INGO), ideally with some field experience in rights-based programming.

Solid understanding of international development issues and USG development assistance programs. Experience with social activism on issues of social justice. Proven ability to get things done in a complex, international organization. Solid background and knowledge of legislative environment on Capitol Hill and related Executive branch departments. Knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding international development assistance policy and programs as well as its accompanying budget and appropriations processes. Sound technical understanding of gender equality and transformative approaches to social change. Advanced written and communication skills, particularly to convey information effectively and to write persuasively in a variety of styles for a variety of audiences. Excellent data organizational skills including analysis and synthesis. Ability to articulate and orally convey information persuasively. Sound computer knowledge and skills. Visioning and strategic development skills. Experience in organizational learning and knowledge management. Effective interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with others and develop and maintain positive working relationships.

TO APPLY: apply online at CARE Careers.

Proposal Writer

Hours: Full-Time
Location: Bethesda, MD
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Company: University Research Co., LLC (URC)

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission http://www.urc-chs.com/.

Division Project Overview

The Business Development unit provides ongoing and active management and administrative support in activities related to growing our business and broadening our scope, which includes overseeing, tracking and/or actively identifying new business development opportunities; and ensuring that proposals and budgets are developed and submitted efficiently and on time. The Business Development unit also manages the proposal development and writing process, including participating in recruitment of consultants, and long- and short-term staff, identification of partners and teaming discussions and/or lead in continuous process improvement activities to improve program and business development processes.

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to Director of Business Development, the Proposal Writer will play a key role in all aspects of new business development:

  • Work closely with URC’s technical experts to present technical proposal narratives that respond to client requirements, and thereby ensure the submission of high-quality, winning proposals. This specifically includes emphasis on clarity in proposal presentation, including the use of data and graphics to support technical content.
  • Actively engage with proposal teams and participate in proposal development meetings.
  • Ensure standardization and a unified voice in proposals, from content provided by various technical experts, including management and staffing sections and annexes. This includes adding relevant content and/or removing redundancies and superfluous sections.
  • Ensure proposal content is responsive to the evaluation criteria for each section and is fully compliant to client’s requirements.
  • Provide outstanding quality in proposals, editing for grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and formatting.
  • Schedule and conduct final review of all outgoing proposals unless otherwise specified.
  • Develop boilerplate language (as required, e.g. management and staffing plans), and standardize business development/marketing documentation and materials.

Minimum Qualifications, Required Experience Qualifications

  • At least 15 years’ demonstrated experience in writing, editing and reviewing technical proposals.
  • Master’s degree in journalism, international relations, education, or a related field required.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing proposals for a variety of clients, especially USAID, MCC, CDC, Department of State, foundations, and multilateral donors (e.g. World Bank, IDB).
  • Demonstrated track record of integral involvement in the development of winning proposals.
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID key programming terminology, especially in the fields of public health and education.
  • Demonstrated experience weaving state-of-the-art information into innovative and exciting proposal content.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of innovations and policies in the international development arena.
  • Ability to adjust to changes and work-related demands on short notice.

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the United States for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

To Apply

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at http://www.urc-chs.com/careers.

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well. http://transition.usaid.gov/forms/AID1420-17.doc.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

Fundraising Coordinator

Position Description

Our Fundraising Coordinator is engaging, persuasive and creative. They are responsible for securing new sponsors, executing fundraising programs and events, developing and maintaining sponsor relationships and writing grant proposals to achieve fundraising goals.

Reports to the General Manager

Part-time with potential for full-time employment — the Fundraising Coordinator does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in development, execution and reporting of fundraising plan. Including sponsorship and revenue goals
  • Oversee and participate in the execution of all fundraising programs including 35th Anniversary Concert Series, 35th Anniversary Gala, e-bay and crowd source funding initiatives
  • Create fundraising opportunities through various development techniques including prospecting, cold calls, targeted follow-up, social media and on-line outlets
  • Research and assist in developing major gift opportunities and writing grant proposals
  • Leverage existing contacts and recruit new donors/sponsors
  • Conduct exploratory meetings at target companies/organizations for sponsorships and donations
  • Attend community and networking events to promote initiatives and engage new potential sponsors
  • Achieve predetermined revenue and sponsorship goals for assigned events
  • Provide verbal and written customer support to donors, participants and volunteers
  • Assist in identifying, recruiting, training and managing volunteers

Core Competencies

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Must be able to deliver persuasive presentations and secure funding
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
  • Work cross-functionally with senior staff, marketing, IT and consultants to achieve desired results
  • Ability to align work with strategic goals, complete projects on-time and exceeding expectations
  • Ability to multitask with a flexible approach to manage competing demands and unexpected events. Willing to adapt and learn to suit every occasion
  • Must be dependable — do what you say you are going to do in a timely, organized manner. Take responsibility for your own actions and always keep commitments

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and minimum of two years experience in sales, corporate development or fundraising
  • Ability to travel locally as well as work evenings/weekends as needed. Local travel is required for this position; including visiting potential donors and attending events
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new technology
  • Willingness to learn, be coached and motivated to develop professionally and personally

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Freelance Writer

Montgomery Magazine is looking for quality freelance writers intimately familiar with Montgomery County, Maryland, and able to write both long-form magazine pieces and shorter items that make the front of our book sizzle. Our publication covers a broad spectrum of topics, but we are in particular need of personality profiles that go beyond a simple interview and spitting back a few quotes wrapped in a few descriptive paragraphs with a little biography thrown in. We also need writers who can go in-depth on issues that shape Montgomery County, again not settling for a few interviews but offering intelligent opinion and analysis and breaking down the issue so county residents understand how it affects their lives. Other subjects we are interested in include profiles of county neighborhoods that have a significance beyond just being a place where people live and an interesting history; the Montgomery County arts community; places of interest within the county that readers might not know about; county history.

Contact managing editor Jeff Thoreson at j.thoreson@comcast.net. No phone calls, please.

Global Director Capacity Development

Washington D.C.

Pact is seeking a Global Director Capacity Development in Washington, DC. At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview: Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. Program Advancement, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Working across Pact to ensure that Quality and Impact are central to everything that we do. Playing a key role in new business acquisition from pre-positioning to submission. Articulating Pact’s expertise externally.

Position Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President, Program Advancement, the Global Director Capacity Development is responsible for driving Pact’s work in capacity development and ensuring that Pact remains at the cutting edge of thought leadership. Additionally the successful candidate will play a central role in growing the portfolio, focusing on quality and impact and ensuring that Pact’s work is articulated externally.

Key Responsibilities: Driving thought leadership of capacity development research and practice internally and externally. Manage a globally networked team of capacity development professionals to provide targeted and strategic technical assistance, facilitate networked learning among practitioners, and support adoption of high-quality and innovative practices in capacity development. Act as a conduit for ideas between Pact and external audiences, publishing and promoting Pact’s work in different thematic areas and country contexts as appropriate. Lead the organization-wide implementation of standards/ values in capacity building. Support an integrated approach to capacity development that is infused throughout Pact’s engagement with partner organizations. Ensure internal connectivity and networking for sharing and learning among Pact’s capacity development practitioners. Support the capacity development of Pact’s staff worldwide through the provision of training and professional development materials. Lead the development of cutting-edge materials around flagship approaches and tools for high-quality capacity development. Coordinate with Results and Measurement Team to implement a global learning agenda in support of learning and evaluation around the results of capacity development activities. Work closely with Opportunity Development to ensure high quality technical support throughout the project design and proposal development process, increasing Pact’s success in acquiring additional and new sources of funding. Coordinate with Program Delivery Teams to provide technical assistance to implementation of priority capacity development initiatives.

Basic REQUIREMENTS: Significant and demonstrated ability in driving and facilitating technical operations in multiple countries. Bachelor's Degree with 15 years of relevant experience. Experience in managing a global team. Demonstrated technical ability and experience in capacity development/ organizational development. Experience and willingness to play a key role in new business acquisition. Strong experience with a variety of statutory, foundations and corporate donors. Ability to work across a matrixed organization, often achieving results without decision making authority. Experience living and working outside of home country. Ability to travel 30% of time.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in pertinent area with 12 years of experience. Language skills in addition to English.

TO APPLY for this position, please visit our website at www.pactworld.org. Requisition Number 15-0036. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

IT Administrator

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an IT Administrator located in our Washington, D.C. Office.

Our Business

Crown Agents is an international development company employing over 600 personnel worldwide with a presence in more than 40 countries, subsidiaries in 11 countries, and permanent staff working on the ground in 22 corporate offices in Africa, Asia Latin America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Crown Agents provides direct assistance, management consulting, and human and institutional development for public and private sector clients in customs and trade facilitation, public financial management, procurement, logistics, and health systems strengthening.

Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development, and procurement services to stimulate economic growth, establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Department of State (DOS), and the Gates Foundation.

Role & Responsibilities

The IT Administrator is primarily responsible for providing help desk services to the Crown Agents USA (CA-USA) staff including resetting passwords, ensuring machines are routinely updated, preparing desktops or laptops for employee use, troubleshooting printers and other related hardware, providing telephony voice over I/P support, addressing firewall issues, and managing service level agreements.

On a day to day basis, the IT Administrator works closely with the Crown Agents corporate IT team based in Sutton, UK on the wide area network (WAN) and internet services administration for CA-USA’s IT needs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide help desk services to CA-USA employees.
  • Solve IT related issues on an ongoing basis, including proactively identifying and solving IT problems before they occur.
  • Responsible for the administration and implementation of LAN, WAN, VPN and server infrastructure.
  • Supporting, troubleshooting, and maintaining legacy applications.
  • Provide system software evaluation, testing and implementation on an as needed basis.
  • Maintaining systems reliability and overseeing backup and disaster recovery activities; provide maintenance and support of MS Server technology and Cisco networking equipment.
  • Provide training and support for the installation of new software within the company.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network (LAN, WAN & wireless) switches, hubs and routers and use remote monitoring tools; participate in implementing best practices in high-availability and security.
  • Work closely with service providers to ensure a high level of responsiveness when server issues occur.

Qualifications

  • A Minimum of two or more years of related professional experience within a help desk environment required for the specialist level position.
  • A minimum of four or more years of related professional experience within a help desk environment required for the senior specialist level position.
  • Increasing knowledge and support of network administration duties preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field preferred; six or more years applicable work experience in lieu of degree requirement considered.
  • Knowledge of Telephony Voice Over IP Systems.
  • Advanced understanding of firewalls required.
  • Microsoft Certified Network Engineer, A++, and/or applicable IT certifications preferred.
  • Above average communication skills strongly desired.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Ability to work well independently as a self-starter; history of successfully interacting with an overseas corporate IT team or willingness to work within a one person IT department requiring close communications and direction from an overseas team desirable.
  • Prior work history of demonstrating adept and creative problem solving skills to work towards IT solutions.
  • Must demonstrate personal attributes such as patience, creativeness, and flexibility in addition to being determined and thorough, which is inherent in this position.

Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with “15-37 IT Administrator”, in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States.

Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.

Senior Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Senior Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist for the accounting department of our Washington DC Office.

Our Business

Crown Agents is an international development company employing over 600 personnel worldwide with a presence in more than 40 countries, subsidiaries in 11 countries, and permanent staff working on the ground in 22 corporate offices in Africa, Asia Latin America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Crown Agents provides direct assistance, management consulting, and human and institutional development for public and private sector clients in customs and trade facilitation, public financial management, procurement, logistics, and health systems strengthening.

Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development, and procurement services to stimulate economic growth, establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Department of State (DOS), and the Gates Foundation.

Role & Responsibilities

The Senior Specialist-Accounts Payable/Payroll is responsible for processing semi-monthly payroll for domestic staff utilizing ADP software, processing semi-monthly timesheets utilizing Deltek T&E timekeeping system and handling vendor payment processing.

Specific Responsibilities

Payroll Processing/Timekeeping
  • Process semi-monthly domestic payroll, deductions and other related adjustments utilizing ADP software system
  • Review and process employee action forms submitted by HR for new employees, personnel deduction changes, payroll advances and disability insurance payroll related matters
  • Assist in liaison with HR department regarding payroll related matters and resolve employee payroll related inquiries
  • Assist with ADP software maintenance & payroll software upgrades
  • Assist with review and distribute annual employee W-2’s
  • Assist with processing time recording and labor distribution
  • Assist with maintaining T&E timesheets and ensuring timesheets are signed and approved by authorized employees
Accounts Payable
  • Prepare and process all vendor invoices and assist with month end and annual closings
  • Review payment request forms for proper signatures and documentation (i.e., invoices, contracts, timesheets, etc.)
  • Review vendor invoices for compliance to USAID regulations and internal policies
  • Prepare and perform weekly check/wire/ACH run
  • Monitor aged payables
  • Maintain vendor and journal entry files
  • Reconcile accounts payable accounts to general ledger monthly
  • Receive, research and resolve a variety of routine internal and external inquiries concerning account codes, vendor payments and resolution of discrepancies
  • Maintain financial security by adhering to internal accounting controls
  • Prepare and file form 1099/1096
Cash Management
  • Audit petty cash monthly and deposit cash in company bank account
  • Deposit check receipts via Remote Deposit Machine
  • Order checks and 1099 forms

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Minimum one year experience using ADP payroll software
  • Experience with Deltek accounting software and above average knowledge of the accounts payable module in Deltek GCS or Costpoint
  • Three or more years of full cycle accounts payable experience
  • Legal ability to work in the United States required
  • Prior experience working in a US Government contracting environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of project accounting for donor funded programs, such as USAID desired.
  • Above average communication and analytical skills along with the ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills; must be detail oriented
  • Willing to learn new skills and open to change
  • Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty, integrity and ability to work as a team member in addition to being resourceful and flexible, which is inherent in this position
  • Fluency in English is required

Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with “15–29 Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist”, in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States.

Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.