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State Department Jobs

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Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisitions Management (A/LM/AQM)

Position Title: Procurement Analyst
Location: Arlington, VA
Job Description

The Department of State (DOS) Office of Acquisitions Management (A/LM/AQM) provides the full range of professional procurement and grant services to customers worldwide, including acquisition planning, contract negotiations, cost and price analysis, and contract administration. This includes contracts for operations support in Iraq, Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) construction projects, information technology, worldwide law enforcement and anti-narcotics support, furniture and furnishings, and secure procurements, as well as grants or assistance and other requirements for domestic bureaus and overseas posts. Most domestic DOS offices have limited procurement authority and rely on AQM for the majority of their procurement support. Though most overseas posts have at least one American officer with contracting authority, many of them turn to AQM for assistance with procurement actions. The procurement analyst will support AQM with a broad range of acquisition and contracts related policy review, requirements analysis, document development, and project administration. The analyst will also perform audits and reviews to verify that procurement results are correct, research contract files, prepare correspondence, and update tracking databases. The individual will interface with DOS contracting personnel and industry program management staff to monitor and evaluate the status of various contracting activities and actions.

Required skills

The following key skills, knowledge and experience are required for this position:

• A minimum of a Bachelor's degree, with at least 10 years of experience
• Detailed experience with government contracting, to include knowledge of FARs
• Prepare bids or requests for proposals (RFPs) including specifications and requirements
• Prepare contract documents, draft briefings, legal documents, correspondence, agency reports, and spreadsheets
• Knowledgeable of accounting, auditing, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, and quantitative methods
• Provide procurement technical and administrative support
• Ensure there are proper business case, risk management, and compliance components in place in contracts as necessary and appropriate
• Analyze and compile statistics from procurement data
• Proficient in utilizing analytical tools, computer applications, and related automation (e.g. the MS Office Product Suite) to support analysis efforts
• Good oversight capabilities/skills to include pre-emptive analysis and auditing
• Strong research capabilities and writing skills to effectively initiate, conduct, and report analysis results
• Write effectively, and understand verbal and written communications, including email
• Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism
• Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills, and listen carefully
• A Secret clearance will be required

The following additional skills or experience are desirable:

• Experience in a government contracting environment
• Enter and update government-approved contractual documentation in the contract writing system
• Experience with OCONUS contracting practices
• Professional contracting certifications

Point of Contact: Louis Mole
Contact Email & Phone: lmole@zantechit.com; 703-286-1388
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Clearance Required: Secret

Program Manager for the Department of State's Washington Visa Office

ATSG seeks a Program Manager for the Department of State's Washington Visa Office. The candidate will be responsible for project and personnel management for administrative operations in the Visa Office. The Program Manager will serve as ATSG's primary face to the customer and monitor all facets of contract performance to include performance, schedule, and deliverables. Applicants should have experience managing administrative personnel and ensuring continuity of operations in the face of turnover. Other responsibilities include management of subcontractors, financial tracking and monitoring of contract compliance. The Contract Program Manager will communicate contract goals and objectives to the administrative and analyst staff.

The Program Manager is responsible for excellent and compliant contract performance. This person will be responsible for the quality of deliverables and ensuring that performance requirements are upheld during contract performance. The Program Manager will liaise with VO staff and have full authority to act on behalf of the Contractor within the scope of operations at the location, including personnel management, supervision, and hire/fire authority. Anticipated tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Implement appropriate controls to prevent and detect cases of employee fraud or malfeasance and notification of appropriate security personnel to determine required actions.
• Provide timely deliverables and performance related data to the Government in order to allow adequate monitoring, oversight, and performance measurement of support services.
• Promote innovation, efficiency, and effectiveness.
• Resolve problems with minimal disruption to the activities being performed under the contract.
• Respond rapidly to surge or emerging requests and provide the appropriate levels of qualified staff.
• Ensure all work is performed according to contractual requirements and performance standards, monitoring all contractual expenditures to ensure that established budgets are not exceeded.
• Ensure regular feedback on performance is provided to the Government on all areas of contract performance.
• Participate in meetings, conference calls and digital video conferences with DOS and other U.S. Government agencies. Provide formal and informal briefings to visitors or at off-site meetings or conferences.
• Plan appropriately for personnel turnover. Ensure that technically proficient and professionally capable replacements are identified, proposed and replaced in a timely manner throughout the life of the contract.
• Plan to respond to a request to transition services to/from other locations. Manage Phase-In and Phase-Out plans. Ensure efficiency with little or no impact to ongoing operations.
• Manage employee work and vacation scheduling in coordination with Government managers to ensure appropriate coverage.
• Manage contract security requirements for employees and visitors.
• Works closely with Training Coordinator to ensure training requirements are accomplished.

Requirements:
• At least ten years' of progressive office experience
• Masters' Degree and/or PMP
• Three years' experience managing federal administrative contracts
• Experience using a variety of office software, including: MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel, MS Share Point, and MS Outlook.
• Demonstrated expertise in Federal Government contract management
• Ability to prepare management, business, technical, and personnel reports, reviews and documents for internal and external use
• Knowledge and expertise in personnel management
• Experience detecting/preventing employee fraud
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Superior organizational skills and work ethic
• Demonstrated ability to lead large teams in the field of expertise required by this contract

Active Top Secret Clearance required.
If interested, please contact me directly:
Patrick McCollum
703-373-9616
pmccollum@atsgcorp.com
Company: Zantech IT Services
Salary Range DOE: $120K - $150K per year

Senior Management Consultant, ATSG Corporation

ATSG Corporation seeks a Management Consultant to provide support to the high-level Government staff. The Management Consultant may be assigned to any Visa Operations office, including that of the Managing Director. Management Consultants may be assigned to supervise personnel or team and lead special projects. Depending on Government needs, may be required to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME). Federal Interagency and State Department policy experience is strongly preferred.

• Draft analytical reports, communicate with management, conduct data collection interviews, and present results, conclusions, and recommendations.
• Advise VO principals and Office Directors on relevant issues pertaining to the assignment.
• Coordinates clearances and conduct research on visa cases by gathering information from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: applications, supporting documents, the internet, telephone calls, and government, commercial, and open source databases. Write recommended findings in a clear and concise manner that summarizes the information gathered and identified during research.
• Participate in consular outreach activities including, but not limited to: travel shows, professional meetings and conferences, and university events.
• Participate in interagency meetings, negotiations, and other high-level meetings as required.
• Suggest program and policy guidance while managing or leading interagency or special projects.
• Interpret complex law and regulations.
• Liaise between VO and other DOS bureaus or partner agencies.
• May be detailed to another Department of State bureau or partner agency.
• Attend, participate in, or lead VO training exercises as required.
• Comprehend and communicate the requirements for a visa in a professional and courteous manner over the telephone, through email, or in person.
• Ability to learn and recall information about visa application procedures and the rules and regulations pertaining to visa requirements.
• Serves as back-up to the other management consultants as designated.
• Available for telework when allowable and requested by Government Managers.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree, (advanced degree preferred), and;
• At least 15 years of consular or Foreign Service experience, including interpreting and applying complex regulatory material for minimum of 10 years
• Experience utilizing a variety of office software, including: MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel, MS Share Point, and MS Outlook.
• Effectively and diplomatically interface with all interlocutors
• Demonstrate excellent customer service, written, and oral communications skills
• Ability to work independently and/or as a member of the team to effectively interact with personnel at all levels
• Active TS/SCI Security Clearance REQUIRED

Please contact:
Patrick McCollum
pmccollum@atsgcorp.com
Phone: 703-373-9616
Cell: 910-391-8452

Management Consultant, DoS Consular Affairs

I am a consultant to an information technology company that is interested in bidding on the RFP for the re-compete of the Washington, DC Visa Office Support contract. The company is seeking candidates for five Management Consultant positions that are required for the bid. A description of the position is listed below.

This is the synopsis of the RFP that was posted on Fedbizopps and alink to the full document:

The Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services Directorate, has a requirement for highly qualified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business to provide comprehensive activities associated with support of general visa processing as well as other support activities outlined in the attached Statement of Work at the CA/VO Headquarters in Washington, DC.

The link is: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/State/A-LM-AQM/A-LM-AQM/SAQMMA14R0370/listing.html

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please contact me as soon as possible as follows:

Josthaus@aol.com; 703-474-1174 (Cell)
John Osthaus
Program and Planning Services
8812 Arley Drive
Springfield, VA 22153
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: TOP SECRET (SCI)
GS EQUIVALENT: GS-15

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Bachelor’s Degree, (advanced degree preferred), and;
• At least 15 years of consular or Foreign Service experience, including interpreting and applying complex regulatory material for minimum of 10 years, including:
• Experience utilizing a variety of office software, including: MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel, MS Share Point, and MS Outlook.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Effectively and diplomatically interface with all interlocutors
• Demonstrate excellent customer service, written, and oral communications skills
• Ability to work independently and/or as a member of the team to effectively interact with personnel at all levels

ANTICIPATED DUTIES/TASKS:

The Management Consultant provides support to the high-level Government staff and may be asked to prepare letters, reports, and briefings. Management Consultants may be assigned to any VO office, including that of the Managing Director. Management Consultants may be assigned to supervise personnel or team and lead special projects. Depending on Government needs, may be required to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME). A Management Consultant may perform all duties required including, but not limited to, the following:

• Draft analytical reports, communicate with management, conduct data collection interviews, and present results, conclusions, and recommendations.
• Advise VO principals and Office Directors on relevant issues pertaining to the assignment.
• Coordinates clearances and conduct research on visa cases by gathering information from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: applications, supporting documents, the internet, telephone calls, and government, commercial, and open source databases. Write recommended findings in a clear and concise manner that summarize the information gathered and identified during research.
• Participate in consular outreach activities including, but not limited to: travel shows, professional meetings and conferences, and university events.
• Participate in interagency meetings, negotiations, and other high-level meetings as required.
• Suggest program and policy guidance while managing or leading interagency or special projects.
• Interpret complex law and regulations.
• Liaise between VO and other DOS bureaus or partner agencies.
• May be detailed to another Department of State bureau or partner agency.
• Attend, participate in, or lead VO training exercises as required.
• Comprehend and communicate the requirements for a visa in a professional and courteous manner over the telephone, through email, or in person.
• Ability to learn and recall information about visa application procedures and the rules and regulations pertaining to visa requirements.
• Serves as back-up to the other management consultants as designated.
• Available for telework when allowable and requested by Government Managers.

Nonprofit & Academic Jobs

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Deputy Director for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Howard University is seeking a Deputy Director for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program. The Rangel Program is a Department of State-funded program that promotes excellence and diversity in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. This a full-time position based at Howard University in Washington, DC. We would welcome applications from individuals who are committed to the program’s mission and who are excited about supporting a new generation of outstanding FSOs. We are looking for a person who enjoys organizing and managing programs, mentoring young people, and doing outreach and professional skills training. The individual would be the coordinator of the Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program, participate actively in outreach and recruiting, conduct professional development sessions, mentor our fellows and scholars, and support the full range of program management and administration activities. Information on the Rangel program is available at www.rangelprogram.org. The position is posted on Howard University’s career website http://www.howard.edu/careers/

Those who are interested should apply through this site. If you have specific questions about the position after reviewing the posting and website, you can contact Patricia Hanigan Scroggs, Director of the Rangel Program at pscroggs@howard.edu.

Administrative Assistant, DACOR/DACOR Bacon House Foundation

DACOR and the DACOR Bacon House Foundation seek an experienced, customer-service oriented individual to serve in a busy, professional environment as Administrative Assistant. This position is responsible for critical aspects of the organization’s operations and provides support for the small executive office staff.

This position has full responsibility for Reception, Front Office, and Guest Room management. The position also provides critical support for Membership, Programs, Communications, and Governance. Examples of specific duties includes: greeting guests, answering phone, answering questions, ordering office supplies, booking guest rooms, managing the membership database, preparing mailings and electronic communications, managing program registration and payments, updating web site, and contributing key information to 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, detail-oriented, have experience in office environments, and proficiency using Microsoft Office programs; familiarity with WordPress is desired. We seek a self-starter who sees problems and opportunities and acts on them; a team-player who appreciates a collaborative work environment; and a quick learner who is always interested in professional growth.

This is a full-time position with office hours from 9:00-5:00 and occasional evening hours. The salary range is $33,000-$40,000, depending on experience, and offers a competitive benefit package. To request a full position description, please contact DACOR at dacor@dacorbacon.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available immediately.

International Program Officer, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501©4 trade association, seeks a Program Officer for its international energy regulatory programs. This position is for 12 months, with the possibility for extension depending on grant funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package. The candidate will work primarily on energy regulatory programs for Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Energy, Environment, International Relations, Public Administration or related field and 2-4 years professional experience is required. Experience with non-profit and USAID regulations and procedures highly desirable. In-country living experience in developing or transition country and proficiency in a foreign language is useful. Requires knowledge of energy sector and policy, familiarity with electricity and natural gas regulation highly desired. Strong experience in coordinating international and domestic workshops and meetings; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; experience managing delegations in developing countries; strong communication, analytical, computer and writing skills; ability to work well in both a team setting and individually. Previous program management experience and working knowledge of relevant exchange visitor (J-1) visa procedures very useful. International and domestic travel required (approx 25% of time).

Responsibilities: organizes international exchanges, meetings, training programs, conferences; design and develop interactive activity agendas on energy regulation; implements Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and writes associated reports for projects; delivers briefings (written and oral) to donor representatives regarding energy reform in the target countries; serves as a facilitator during activities; drafts correspondence, press releases; conducts research; maintain files & databases; coordinates logistical arrangements (travel, hotel, meals, visa, insurance, etc.); prepares financial/ expenditure documents, expense reports, and project budgets. Must be extremely proficient in Microsoft Office. Must be US citizen or have US work permit.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs, NARUC, www.naruc.org/international, email: ehammel@naruc.org. No telephone calls. EOE

Director of Development, Muslim Advocates

Muslim Advocates (MA) is a national nonprofit organization of experienced lawyers and policy experts who address some of the most pressing civil rights and human rights challenges facing our nation today. We are seeking experienced applicants for a full-time Director of Development to lead all fundraising activities. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director. MA is seeking an experienced and passionate professional to lead and manage all aspects of MA fundraising to ensure that MA raises the annual and special funds it requires in order to fulfill its mission. The development director will manage a team of two and collaborate closely with senior staff and board members.

Responsibilities:
The Director of Development will be an integral part of the organization, serving as a member of the senior team and working closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, program staff, and the fundraising committee of the Board of Directors. Duties include:
• Evaluate the organization’s annual financial needs and budget, and develop annual and long-term fundraising plans to meet organizational and programmatic goals
• Manage strategic participation of key staff and board leadership in development activities, including guiding the development committee to lead fundraising projects through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual and corporate donors
• Work with staff to prepare and provide monthly, quarterly, and annual development status reports to the senior management team and board of directors
• Coach and manage (recruiting and hiring as needed) a development team of two, including an events and campaigns manager and a development assistant
• Manage a portfolio of major donors and foundations to meet and exceed quarterly and annual targets and to provide ongoing stewardship
• Support the events and campaigns manager to implement on-time, on-budget donor events and campaigns meeting fundraising targets for low to mid-tier donor segments, with an aim to upgrade donors to monthly giving commitments
• Collaborate with MA communications staff and consultants to develop impactful messaging and communications strategies for events, phone, print, online, and social media channels of communication
• Oversee development calendar for current and prospective foundation funders, and ensuring timely development, approval, and submission of proposals and reports
• Communicate effectively with donors through both verbal and written communication, as well as face-to-face solicitation and stewardship meetings
• Provide fundraising training to staff, board and volunteers when needed
• Participate as a member of the senior team, including organizational planning

Qualifications:
Muslim Advocates seeks an individual with the following skills:
• At least five years’ of relevant experience in development. Experience in social justice, civil rights, interfaith, and/or American Muslim nonprofits preferred.
• Proven leadership, strategy, management, organizational, and fundraising skills.
• Success in raising significant individual, corporate and foundation support
• Substantial experience in designing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan that includes major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation fundraising
• Integrity, intellectual agility, and demonstrated ability to think strategically
• Both a coach and a respected strategist who can encourage staff and board members to participate in direct solicitation and cultivation activities
• Strong leadership and management experience with the demonstrated ability tomanage multiple priorities and deadlines, mentor staff, and guide decision-making
• Articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively
• An ability to listen to others attentively and learn from their best ideas – a sense of inquisitiveness and intellectual curiosity
• Ability to function either independently or as an active team member
• Experienced and adept at dealing with sensitive political and social situations
• Experience preparing budgets and producing reports (updates and projections)
• Event planning experience
• Proficiency with Salesforce, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel highly desirable.
• Strong cross-cultural awareness and the ability to build effective strategic alliances
• Willing and able to travel up to 25% of the time
• Demonstrated ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity
• Have a four-year college degree and a demonstrated interest and commitment to the organization’s mission

Compensation/Benefits:
Muslim Advocates offers a generous and competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest, skills and experience, a resume, three writing samples, and three references. Please email your application with “Director of Development” in the subject line to office@muslimadvocates.org. Applications are being accepted now, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis thereafter until the position is filled.

About Muslim Advocates:
Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational nonprofit organization founded in 2005 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to use legal advocacy, policy engagement, and education to promote and protect equality, liberty and justice for Americans of all faiths, and to promote the full and meaningful participation of Muslims in American public life. For more information, visit: www.muslimadvocates.org.

Web Developer, American Association of University Women

To apply, submit a résumé with cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications, along with salary requirements by email, indicating position title (Web Developer) to aauwjobs@aauw.org.

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

AAUW seeks a dynamic employee to serve as a full-time Web Developer. The Web Developer will report to the Vice President of Information Technology. This position is intended to serve as a programmer specifically in the web application development area. The incumbent manages and maintains web base applications and its related database systems, provides technical support and assistance with various computer systems and data processing needs, and participates in all phases of new software implementation (or third party software integration) and its database conversion.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

>> Assist in project management and development of custom web base application and software. Meets and discusses user needs with individual users, groups of users and departments. Develops and documents specifications.
>> Participate in the business application analysis, identify, suggest and implement new applications or improvements/upgrades.
>> Assist in the installation and maintenance of web base software (including third party software integration). Develop AAUW website specific use utility programs as needed.
>> Work closely with IT department head and other IT staff of the application/project team to develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
>> Participate in web site migration including (front end) online applications, back-end database structure and its processing related supports.
>> Provide user support and training in web base application usage. Troubleshoot and resolve application problem, data error and software compatibility issues.
>> Deal with vendors as needed, including system software vendors, application software vendors, service providers, consultants, auditors and other outside contacts.
>> Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
>> BS in computer science or a related field, or significant equivalent experience. 2 years minimum experience with HTML/XHTML and CSS. 2 years minimum Web programming experience, including PHP, JQuery, ASP or JSP. 1 year minimum experience working with relational database systems such as MySQL, MSSQL or Oracle and a good working knowledge of SQL; WordPress web service platform.
>> Development experience using extensible web authoring tools.
>> Experience developing and implementing open source software projects.
>> Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
>> Ability to work independently as well as a team. Ability to follow detailed instructions and formulate plans and coordinate actions to achieve objectives.
>> Ability to communicate well orally and in writing, attention to detail and strong analytical and research skills.
>> Experience in non-profit organization, working knowledge of membership and financial systems is a plus.
>> A commitment to excellent customer service.

Chapter Relations/Governance Assistant, Community Associations Institute

National non-profit association (33,000+ members, 60 chapters and staff of 51) near Seven Corners in Falls Church, VA seeks a part-time (25 hours per week) Chapter Relations/Governance Assistant with administrative or office experience in non-profits or associations with a focus on customer service and data management.

The successful candidate must be a customer service oriented, self-motivated team player with excellent written and verbal communications skills. Candidate must work independently in a challenging but fun environment and be able to handle multiple administrative projects and above all have a strong work ethic, positive attitude and be proficient at computer skills.

Chapter Relations
Administrative duties pertaining to chapter reports, programs, inquiries, strategic development, to include: frequent mailings, general correspondence, database management and clean up. Person will also be responsible for assisting with administrative duties associated with chapter leadership training and orientation and chapter recruitment and retention program.

Governance Assistant
Assist with self-nomination and election process, including tracking candidates, checking qualifications, sending letters to candidates and posting results online. Assist with administration of annual volunteer awards program, including compiling award nominations and assisting with drafting awards brochure. Provide general support to the executive department.

CAI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plus matching, a wellness program and flexible work arrangements. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in Virginia! Our office is located minutes from DC in the heart of Falls Church with a free shuttle bus to the East Falls Church Metro and about a mile away from the route 50 exit of I495. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in Virginia!

Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@caionline.org. Please NOTE: applications without salary requirements will not be considered. Candidates ONLY--no calls from staffing firms please.

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is an equal opportunity employer.

Diane Cohen
Executive and Career/Life Transition Holistic Certified Coach
703-841-0080

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USAID-Related Jobs

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Personal Service Contractor, USAID Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff

Position Title: General Development Officer - Health (Multiple Positions)
Solicitation Number: SOL-CS3-15-000002
Salary Level: GS-15 Equivalent Hourly Rate: $48.21 - $62.68 (Equivalent Daily Rate: $385.68 - $501.44)
Issuance Date: November 19, 2014
Closing Date: December 20, 2014
Closing Time: 5:00 P.M. EST

Dear Prospective Applicants:
The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services overseas as a General Development Officer - Health under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation.

The Office of Crisis Surge Support Staff (CS3) is hiring General Development Officers - Health who will be U.S. Personal Services Contractors (USPSCs) on intermittent contracts providing support when changed circumstances in a country necessitate an increase in staffing or additional specialized skills. The USPSCs will be a part of CS3's "Firehouse" and those serving in the Firehouse must be prepared to work abroad in USAID missions and embassies, often with little time for preparations. Deployments can be for any period of time from 2 months to almost a full year.

See web address below for complete details and instructions about how to apply:

SOL-CS3-15-000002 | www.cs3usaid.us

Budget Analyst, Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Budget Analyst, Bureau of Global Health, Strategic Planning, Evaluation & Reporting Division (SPER), Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), United States Agency for International Development.

INTRODUCTION: The Global Health Bureau’s Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. GH/OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs. The Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Reporting (SPER) Division within OHA, to which the Budget Analyst will be assigned, provides programmatic expertise to help the Agency and its missions develop programs that respond to USG, USAID, and Congressional policy and budget priorities and incorporate innovations, best practices, and lessons learned.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Track PEPFAR financial resources and train and provide technical assistance to USAID headquarters and field missions on tracking PEPFAR resources. Maintain an extensive set of detailed, up-to-date workbooks tracking worldwide PEPFAR budgets by fiscal year, USAID operating unit, funding account, PEPFAR technical area, and other categories as required. Train and provide technical assistance to OHA, other bureau offices, regional bureaus, and USAID field missions in tracking and understanding PEPFAR country and headquarters budget allocations, as established by OGAC. Respond to requests for real-time budget allocation, obligation, and outlay information from USAID headquarters regional bureaus, GH offices, USAID field missions, and OGAC budget staff. Analyze and report on PEPFAR obligations, outlays, and pipelines and train and provide technical assistance to USAID headquarters and field missions on tracking and analyzing PEPFAR obligations, outlays, and pipelines.

Serve as the OHA lead on preparing and submitting all required budget reports to OGAC and the Global Health Bureau, including the Quarterly Report on PEPFAR Obligations and Outlays, annual reports on estimated and actual budget carryover, and other budget reporting exercises as required. Work with OGAC as necessary to resolve questions and issues related to the information submitted in the Quarterly Obligations and Outlays Report and other PEPFAR budget reports. Assist the Budget Analysis and Reporting Team Leader in the formulation, administration, and analysis of all OHA budget and procurement planning processes and documents necessary for effective implementation of and reporting on PEPFAR resources. Provide virtual or in-country support as appropriate in assisting field missions with PEPFAR COPs, with a particular focus on accurate accounting of available financial resources. Provide support as appropriate in assisting OHA in the preparation of the headquarters budget, including analysis of actual and projected costs, communication with OGAC on processes and reporting requirements, and other activities leading to the timely submission of the headquarters budget. Carry out special analyses and prepare routine and special reports and briefings for SPER and OHA leadership, as required. Train and provide technical assistance on tracking and analyzing obligations, outlays, and pipeline to OHA mechanism leads and field mission budget contacts.

Facilitate timely and accurate transfers of funding to USAID operating units worldwide. Serve as the OHA lead in tracking and processing PEPFAR Congressional Notification documents, including liaising with the OGAC budget office; circulating draft documents within USAID for comment and clearance; and facilitating the resolution of questions or issues. Serve as the OHA lead in tracking and processing PEPFAR Memoranda of Agreement used in the transfer of PEPFAR funds from OGAC to USAID, including liaising with the OGAC budget office; circulating draft documents within USAID for comment and clearance; facilitating the resolution of questions or issues; securing the appropriate signatures for finalization; and ensuring that documents are submitted to OGAC. Liaise with OGAC, the State Department Bureau of Foreign Assistance, USAID Financial Management Office, USAID regional bureaus, USAID field missions, and the USAID Global Health Bureau to ensure that funds transfers are executed in a timely and accurate fashion. Coordinate the distribution and allowance of OGAC Central Initiatives.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of budgeting experience (budget analysis, tracking, and quality control) OR a Master’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of budgeting experience (budget analysis, tracking, and quality control). Relevant work experience may include for example: financial management, economics, etc. Experience in the use of Microsoft Excel (required). Strong research, writing, and analytical skills are essential. Interest in detailed work with complex budget and financial information (required). Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented working style (required). Experience and/or familiarity with federal budget processes (desirable, but not required). Experience and/or familiarity with PEPFAR (desirable, but not required). Willingness to learn on the job and to seek opportunities for professional growth (required). A USAID “Secret” security clearance is required and will need to be obtained. Candidate must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Candidates must be willing to work full-time. A Secret security clearance is required and must be obtained.

In addition to the standard qualifications required of a Budget Analyst, the following qualifications, skills, and background are required or desirable for this position: Expertise in the use of Microsoft Excel and the ability to work with large and complex workbooks and pivot tables (required). Interest in detailed work with complex budget and financial information (required). Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented working style (required). Experience and/or familiarity with federal budget processes (desirable, but not required). Experience and/or familiarity with PEPFAR (desirable, but not required). Experience in the use of Microsoft Excel (required). Willingness to learn on the job and to seek opportunities for professional growth (required).

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and financial tracking systems. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award. CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. TO APPLY: Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

Senior Supply Chain Advisor, Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position: Senior Supply Chain Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health/ Commodities, Security & Logistics Division, United States Agency for International Development.

Commodity security – when clients can access health commodities (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumable supplies, etc.) when and where they need them – is an essential component in the provision of health services. Effective supply chain management is one critical determinant of commodity security and the success of health programs. A well-functioning supply chain system increases program impact, enhances quality of care, and improves cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Yet, in many low and middle countries, supply chains are unable to sustainably deliver these benefits. The constraints that they face include ineffective and inefficient system designs and operational procedures, inadequate human and financial resources, and an underlying lack of institutional leadership and support.

USAID has long been a leader in helping countries to secure essential supplies for health programs. The mission of the Commodity Security and Logistics (CSL) Division is to ensure for clients the long-term availability of a range of high-quality contraceptives, condoms and other essential health supplies through public and private services. The Senior Supply Chain Advisor will work in CSL, located in the Global Health Bureau’s (GH) Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH). The successful candidate for this position will have broad knowledge of supply chain management and the design and evaluation of supply chain systems in low- and middle-income countries, and specialized expertise in one or more specific supply chain functions such as (but not limited to) procurement, warehousing, and/or transport.

The Senior Advisor will devote a considerable amount of time supporting USAID’s country programs, working with USAID Missions, implementing partners, donors, and other institutions to strengthen the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of in-country supply chain systems.

The Senior Advisor will also: provide technical expertise within GH and to other USAID/Washington operating units (e.g., regional bureaus) on supply chain strategy and management; provide central-level performance monitoring and technical management support for relevant USAID implementing partners; and initiate and expand collaboration with USAID’s international partners in specific technical areas.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities for the Senior Advisor will be as follows, and will emphasize application of the Advisor’s expertise to project management, country support, and global leadership.

Project Management: In 2015, GH will launch the Global Health Supply Chain Program (GHSCP), a coordinated architecture of contracts and cooperative agreements implemented by various implementing partners (cooperating agencies). The GHSCP will replace the current USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and Supply Chain Management System and provide commodity procurement and supply chain strengthening support for the U.S. Government's global health programs worldwide.

The Senior Supply Chain Advisor will: Provide technical direction and performance monitoring support to GHSCP implementing partners, proactively setting project goals, strategies, and work plans; monitoring work plan implementation. Serve as a key point of influence with USAID Missions, providing technical guidance for the development and implementation of country work plans implemented by GHSCP partners. Develop, advocate, and provide technical leadership for core-funded activities implemented with GHSCP partners.

Country Support: Provide technical guidance to USAID Missions and their country partners (ministries, non-governmental organizations, donors, multilateral organizations, etc.) to strengthen supply chain systems for health programs in the public and private sectors, sharing leading practices and lessons learned for the design, implementation, and evaluation of supply chain strengthening activities. The focus will be on PRH priority countries and countries that are priorities for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Participate in GH country teams to support integration of supply chain strengthening in field programs, working through such processes as program designs and evaluations, and reviews of Mission Performance Plans and Reports and Health Implementation Plans. Support USAID Missions in their short- and long-term objectives for commodity donations, in order to ensure a reliable supply of family planning and related reproductive health products to clients in need.

Global Leadership: Serve as a technical authority, staying abreast of and promoting new developments and best practices in area(s) of expertise through peer-reviewed literature, industry trade journals, professional conferences, and other avenues. Develop new and strengthen existing relationships with major donors, multilateral organizations, private foundations, international non-governmental organizations, commercial sector partners, and other international partners for supply chain strengthening. Foster improved communication, coordination, and collaboration with these partners in order to strengthen supply chain strengthening investments. Support outreach to the next generation of public health and supply chain professionals through, for example, university lectures, career panels at professional conferences, etc.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Master’s degree in supply chain management, industrial engineering, business administration, or closely related discipline, or equivalent professional experience. Minimum ten year’s international experience strengthening supply chain systems in low- and middle-income countries, preferably for health programs or comparable private sector experience in supply chain management, e.g., commercial pharmaceutical distribution. Experience in project management and strategic planning. Knowledge of and experience working in the USAID operating environment, including Agency programming and procedures in Washington and in the field.

High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy; analyze, develop and present work; and monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. Open professional style, blending teamwork and participation with leadership and individual initiatives; a can-do orientation and service mindset; and effective team building skills and ability to work in diverse teams to achieve results. Exceptionally strong analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and creative thinking. Excellent oral communication and writing skills; ability to deeply understand technical details and effectively communicate strategic insights therefrom to leadership. Willingness to travel to USAID-supported countries, up to 40%. Strong Microsoft Office and Google applications skills. US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES: Professional certification(s) in procurement, logistics, and/or other relevant fields. Knowledge of or experience with global health partners who work on supply issues (WHO, UNICEF, GFATM, GAVI, etc.). Knowledge of and experience with family planning/ reproductive health programs, and with broader health system strengthening concepts, frameworks, and operational initiatives. Proficiency in French (most preferred), Spanish, or Portuguese. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Senior Country Advisor, Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for a Senior Country Advisor, Office of Country Support, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID/GH/CS).

Background: The Bureau for Global Health (GH) is known for its technical expertise and its support to country programs in strategic planning, program development and talent management. Within GH, the Office of Country Support (OCS) supports the vision, implementation and analysis of Agency initiatives and priorities, including achieving an AIDS-Free Generation, Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, USAID Forward, among others. OCS serves as a nexus for informing and coordinating with field programs and strategy development and implementation, and communicates directly with USAID mission health teams. OCS manages the USAID/Washington Country Health Team System ensuring strong, strategic support to the field. OCS undertakes analysis and documentation of Agency best practices, working closely with GH staff and across other Bureaus in USAID/Washington.

The OCS functions are as follows: Coordinate strategic technical and program assistance, talent and knowledge management. Ensure high-quality information and advice on country context, issues and challenges; being on the forefront of identifying and supporting the resolution of emerging issues. Vanguard for sharing knowledge and influencing strategic reforms - ensuring interface and impact in country programs.

Introduction: As a catalytic office working across GH and regional bureaus, OCS is a critical link for ensuring strong support and implementation of health programming. The Office plays an essential role as the primary contact, advocate and principal coordinator of health technical, strategic and programmatic support for USAID mission health programs and has two primary interrelated functions: 1) staff who work on tools, systems and policy related functions; and 2) staff who primarily support missions. The Office is led by a Director, two Team Leaders, and includes Regional Coordinators and Senior Country Advisors as well as several staff who focus on enhancing country support.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Within the Office of Country Support, each Senior Country Advisor takes the lead in providing strategic assistance to priority countries, leading one or more USAID Country Teams and serving on several other teams as Point of Contact for the Office. The Senior Country Advisor works across USAID/W with GH technical and program staff, regional bureau health teams, desk officers and with other bureaus (e.g. Program, Policy and Learning; Disaster, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, among others) to ensure high impact support for country programs. The Senior Country Advisor will focus on country support and country team leadership for selected countries; providing strategic and program assistance across countries; identifying and monitoring cross-cutting program practices and processes; and leading critical efforts for OCS and the GH Bureau with emphasis on fostering country engagement and input in strategic, programmatic and policy efforts. Under the Advisor’s leadership, the USAID Country Team will provide strategic technical and programmatic expertise and ensure robust country-led, integrated health programs, identifying learning opportunities and ensure the learning is captured and disseminated through a variety of channels.

The Senior Country Advisor will also provide assistance to missions needing program design assistance, developing concept papers, project appraisal documents (PADs), Requests for Assistance (RFA) and Request for Proposals (RFPs). The Senior Country Advisor may also provide support to Health Offices in the field by providing coverage or other TDY needs. Additionally, the incumbent will participate in other critical OCS and GH efforts.

Senior Country Advisor’s Terms of Reference: Provide strategic leadership and vision to ensure strong, responsive, strategic technical assistance to USAID missions. Identify, monitor and communicate best practices and bottlenecks for successful practices and programming. Lead USAID/W Country Teams and ensure areas of expertise are represented and integrated, and have an eye to ensuring and identifying appropriate synergies across programming. Serve as the OCS Point of Contact on Country Teams, and support the Country Team Lead to ensure areas of technical expertise are represented and integrated.

As country expert/ institutional memory, provide in-depth knowledge of USAID/USG country health program, USAID mission portfolio and country historical/ socio-political context. For the USAID mission and headquarters, act as the first point of contact/ primary backstop in Washington and take lead on required briefers, taskers directly related to country’s programming. Assure regular communication between the Mission and Agency Headquarters, informing and engaging Missions on key policy/ guidance and their implications for country health programs. Assure regular communications between Washington and the Country Team. Coordinate with other regional health and non-health technical bureaus including education, food security, democracy and governance, economic growth and other USAID initiatives.

Proactively ensure lessons learned and success stories are documented and disseminated through appropriate channels, shared across countries, and identify opportunities for leveraging innovations. Advocate for support and other resources for countries, such as staffing, technical assistance, strategic support and budgetary resources, for a robust and successful health program. Elevate critical issues to OCS leadership for Front Office attention and follow-up. Participate in other cross-cutting efforts for OCS and the GH Bureau.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED The contractor must have: Minimum ten years working in global health, managing complex programming with partner governments, NGOs, USG government or private sector. Master’s degree in public health or other relevant discipline. Minimum 5 – 10 years of substantive overseas experience, preferably in health or other related development sectors. Ability to travel 40-70% of the year. Knowledge of the theories and principles of global health, international development, or other related disciplines to analyze and evaluate factors and conditions involved in the administration of US foreign policy programs related to health. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of how to achieve public health development results in developing countries. Broad knowledge of Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and/or health systems within an international context.

Ability to identify and build appropriate linkages across sectors and with other USG initiatives and programs such as Feed the Future, Democracy and Governance, Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade is highly desired. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels particularly across USG agencies and with national and other development partners throughout the foreign policy community. Ability to provide expert advice and consultation to management officials with regard to the policy implications of issues and developments of Health within USAID strategic goals and priorities. Skills in oral and written communication to prepare and present analyses, provide guidance, solicit information, defend proposals and negotiate agreements. French language proficiency preferred. U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain a secret security clearance are required. This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

TO APPLY: CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com. Application Deadline: Open until filled. CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Business Development Specialist, Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA)

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 Business Development Specialist will support successful strategic planning and proposal development activities. The Business Development Specialist will support the marketing and sales capability within CA-USA to strategically position CA-USA as a major competitor in the marketplace; and to effectively promote Crown Agents’ portfolio of services and products.

Specific Responsibilities

Business Development
• Serve as Proposal Coordinator for certain opportunities. Responsibilities as coordinator include the development of the proposal calendar, ensuring deadlines are met, drafting some sections of the proposal (e.g., personnel, corporate capability information, past performance), proposal production (formatting, editing, printing), coordinating relationship with partners (gathering inputs, supporting the teaming agreement process, etc.);
• Help ensure that all internal approval processes are adhered to and successfully completed;
• With support from other BD team members, help ensure that information in CRM is kept up to date and new CA-USA opportunities are added to the system.
• Generate and distribute CA-USA’s weekly pipeline.
• Support CA-USA in developing and maintaining focused client and partnership relationships through effective networking and a key account management approach aligned to clear strategic priorities; and
• Support CA-USA’s effort to build momentum with our International Office partners in promoting new business winning opportunities.

Market Intelligence
• Monitor donor websites to identify new opportunities;
• Support research efforts to gather background information for major proposal efforts, including the preparation of competitor and partner analyses;
• As required, prepare profile/briefs for weekly team meetings; and
• Keep informed of changes, trends and implications for CA-USA’s business interests;

Marketing & Sales
• Work with Senior Business Development Specialist to ensure website articles are kept current and to draft new stories;
• Support the development and production of promotional literature/materials.
• Represent CA-USA at relevant events and ensure that information gathered is shared with the BD team and is added to the CRM system.

Any other duties as appropriate to the position, as requested.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in International Development, Business, or a related field required.
• Minimum of three years related professional work experience with at least one year of prior work experience in international development required.
• Fluency in English is required; bilingual ability is preferred.
• Legal ability to work in the United States is required.
• Related work experience in business development with an international company preferred; demonstrated work history with a for-profit and/or non-profit government contractor in international development preferred.
• Knowledge of USAID, MCC, World Bank, Department of State, and/or private donors preferred.
• Demonstrated project research skills including prior experience researching internet sites and databases to gather competitive intelligence to aid in the proposal process.
• Microsoft Client Relationship Management (CRM) or similar software knowledge preferred.
• Proven, strong attention to detail and above average writing and editing skills.
• Above average verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing environment.
• Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty and integrity in addition to being pro-active and committed to change, which is inherent in this position.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Publisher and Visio a plus.

Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your cover letter and CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with “14-106 Business Development 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.

Director of Government Relations, Washington, DC

CARE USA is seeking a talented and experienced Director of Government Relations (DGR) to lead CARE's efforts to influence US government policies and funding. Expected Travel: up to 20%; Language Requirement: English; Employee Duration: Active Full-Time; Type of Post: Accompanied - Family; Funding: Approved. The DGR oversees a team responsible for communicating CARE's position on key issues to the US Congress and the Administration and with peer organizations and coalitions in Washington. S/he serves on the Advocacy Department's senior management team (SMT) where s/he helps shape and manage the implementation of the Advocacy Division’s strategic and annual operating plans. In addition, the DGR serves as the Political Director for our sister 501©4 organization, CARE Action Now.

Responsibilities: Supervises, leads, guides, mentors and supports the GR team. Creates a sense of team work among members of the GR team. Represents the team in broader organizational planning processes and manages team budget and overall relationships with other parts of the organization. Serve as a member of the Advocacy SMT and contribute to the overall achievement of the strategic goals of the unit. Help to develop Advocacy's multi-year and annual operation plans, strategies and priorities, including strategies related to USG engagement. Plays a key role in managing the expenditure of the government relations team restricted grants as well as day-to-day management of the government relations team’s annual operating budget. Actively engages in securing funds to support Advocacy's advocacy efforts by identifying funding opportunities, developing relationships with donors and developing concept papers.

Directs the creation and implementation of advocacy strategies in support of the organization's policy agenda with Congress, the Administration and other key actors. In collaboration with other Advocacy SMT members, coordinates the development and implementation of appropriate strategies for outreach, work and influence with targeted policy makers, opinion leaders, institutions and media to achieve CARE's policy objectives. Works closely with the head of the Citizen Advocacy team to identify specific key policy makers, opinion leaders and others as key targets for CARE Action Network (CAN) volunteers to engage and influence to achieve our policy objectives. Develops and manages the execution of an advocacy strategy for one of Advocacy's priority areas of focus. Leads efforts to develop strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations in order to help achieve CARE's advocacy agenda. This includes developing collaborative engagement plans, coordinating efforts among partners and taking part in strategic campaigns.

REQUIREMENTS and Skills: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience. 7-10 years government relations and/or Congressional experience. 3-5 years international development and relief experience preferred. 3-5 years hands-on management and budgeting experience. Demonstrated skill in policy advocacy/ legislative work with Congress and Administration. Solid knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding international and foreign assistance policies and programs. Thorough understanding of legislative/ executive branch processes, including budget and appropriations. Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of policy advocacy strategies. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Proven skill in management of staff and budgets. Leadership of cross-divisional teams. Planning, organizing and managing complex organizational initiatives.

TO APPLY: apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=75CD56000A5B01BCDD3597F8AA89C369.NA10_primary_jvm?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=2506. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE USA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Development & Membership Associate- Avalon Theatre

The nonprofit Avalon Theatre has a job opening for the position of Development & Membership Associate. The position is responsible for maintaining the Avalon’s fundraising database and providing support to the development and marketing functions. The position is part-time (approximately 15-20 hours per week) and the hours are flexible. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Job Description:
The Development & Membership Associate is responsible for administration of its fundraising database and the Avalon Membership program. Responsibilities include accurate recording of supporter donations and membership data, timely mailings of membership renewals and donation confirmations, production of targeted donor mailing lists and general development function support. The position also provides marketing and general office support.

Skills Required:
The position requires development experience, proficiency working with fundraising or similar database software and strong technical skills including demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office. Excellent organizational skills, close attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities are essential attributes. The incumbent must be able to work effectively and efficiently in a small work group, bring a “can do” attitude and demonstrate commitment to the Avalon’s mission as a nonprofit film center.

Experience and Education:
At least 3 years relevant work experience and college degree preferred.

Please submit a cover letter with resume and salary requirements to jobs@theavalon.org.

Sarah Pokempner
Development & Outreach Manager
Avalon Theatre

OBXtek, Inc. seeks a candidate with a skill set that would allow our DoS client to conduct overt interactive online engagements with text, graphics and video in multiple languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Urdu, Somali and English. This position is more about skills than a particular educational background. The individual selected will have a good command of statistics, suitable for analysis of target audiences and interactive online engagements. A strong understanding of principal social media platforms and associated analytic tools, together with the ability to quickly learn new social media platforms as they are introduced, is essential. Other required skills are broad familiarity with a range of analytic and database tools, and the ability to identify new tools and quickly learn how to use them; excellent native or near-native English language ability; strong writing skills, especially the ability to convey data-focused concepts in non-technical language for peers, senior officials, and outside audiences; strong verbal communication skills; willingness to work to tight deadlines; ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural and interagency team; command of Microsoft Office applications. Highly desirable: Experience or training in international affairs, especially including the Middle East/Africa/South Asia regions, and in counterterrorism and countering violent extremism; reading knowledge of Arabic a plus. The ideal candidate will be flexible, adept at multitasking, and able and willing to build new skills and knowledge in a rapidly evolving political and technical environment.

Robert J. (Jim) Bigart
Senior Advisor
Tel. 571 395 4541 | Mobile. 703.582.0748
Fax. 866.633.9157 | jbigart@obxtek.com | www.obxtek.com
8300 Boone Blvd, Suite 800, Tysons Corner, VA 22182

Senior Programmer / Analyst (Research and Microsimulation)- The Urban Institute

Overview:
The nonprofit Urban Institute has been dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy research since 1968. We offer independent, rigorous analysis and evidence-based solutions to inform policymakers and the public about the challenges and opportunities confronting vulnerable populations.

The Urban Institute develops and maintains a number of micro-simulation models which simulate complex policies including: transfer benefits such as SNAP and TANF benefits, tax policy, health policy, and Social Security and other retirement benefits. These models simulate the effect that policies have on individuals and households, and can be used to examine the effects that policy changes may have on the population.

The Senior Research and Micro-Simulation Programmer/Analyst works as part of a group of passionate senior technologists and researchers in order to support important social science research.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain and develop sophisticated object-oriented micro-simulation models developed and maintained by the Urban Institute.
• Work with researchers to implement policy changes in the model(s) and to analyze results.
• Conduct peer-reviews of code, and ensure that all code complies with team standards.
• Develops, maintains, and supports research applications.
• Gathers and analyzes requirements.
• Programs all or selected components of research applications.
• Documents components and applications.
• Researches, evaluates and recommends new tools and applications for use in assigned responsibilities.

Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics, or equivalent work experience
• 5-7 years of experience with object oriented programming languages: C++, Java, Ruby
• 3-5 years of experience with SQL
• Experience in a variety of research programming and statistical tools and languages.
• Thorough understanding of object oriented design principles
• Experience with version control such as Subversion or GitHub
• Comfortable coding Javascript, perl, PHP5, AJAX
• Working knowledge of SAS, STATA or R
• Working knowledge or willingness to learn the Fortran 2003 language standard a plus
• Familiarity with public datasets such as the CPS, SIPP, and ACS is preferred
• Experience with big data frameworks such as Hadoop and MapReduce a plus

Desired Characteristics
• Ability to clearly communicate ideas and status updates to both technical and non-technical resources.
• Able to work independently and as a member of a large team.
• Capable of managing multiple deliverables and completing assigned tasks quickly.
• Education and interest in economic and social policy.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans. The Urban Institute values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law. To learn more about the Urban Institute and its work, please visit http://www.urban.org.

Process Analyst/Engineer- The Urban Institute

Overview:
The nonprofit Urban Institute has been dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy research since 1968. We offer independent, rigorous analysis and evidence-based solutions to inform policymakers and the public about the challenges and opportunities confronting vulnerable populations.

The process analyst/engineer deals with the more tactical day-to-day aspects of discovering, validating, documenting and communicating business-process-related knowledge through modeling, simulating and analyzing current and future states. The process analyst ensures that changes to the process environment are carried out in a seamless fashion.

Responsibilities:
• Demonstrates opportunities for best-in-class process management to the process owner
• Models, simulates and enhances business process diagrams (for example, using a graphic-oriented business process analysis/modeling tool)
• Communicates and translates requirements effectively between business process areas and supporting departments (such as the IT organization)
• Works with and through the client relationship managers (who serve as ongoing representatives of client needs), and/or works directly with business unit clients as required by the enterprise engagement protocol
• Searches internal and external resources for pre-built models, templates and services to meet process needs
• Determines and documents the impact of change and suggests policy, goal and rule changes
• Performs continuous reviews to align processes (for example, models, goals, expectations) with changing business conditions
• Maintains and shares process knowledge by embracing methods, techniques, notations, standards and best practices derived from the business process architecture team
• Shows process stakeholders how to identify and solve process challenges through simulation of different scenarios, analysis of performance metrics and advanced optimization techniques
• Ensures proper coordination between the IT organization and process owners by defining conceptual and contextual levels of detail in the business process models

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science/ Engineering degree or related business discipline (MBA preferred)
• Five years of process improvement experience; especially experience that leverages technology as part of the solution
• Project management experience
• General experience with operations support processes (finance, HR, and IT)
• In-depth experience with process redesign methods (such as business process re-engineering, Agile, Lean, Six Sigma or total quality management)
• Able to lead ownership transfer from project teams to the business
• Knowledgeable in designing and constructing business processes, sub-processes and their links to automated tasks in IT
• Hands-on experience with process modeling, analysis and simulation tools
• Knowledge of relevant business process standards (for example, business process modeling notation)
• Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs
• Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to create original concepts on projects
• Ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives and solve problems that involve remote and elusive symptoms, often spanning multiple environments in a business area
• Desired Characteristics include; working well with others, strong communication and meeting facilitation skills
• Strong project and time-management skills
• Respected leader and team player
• Motivated by long-term perspective
• Intellectually inquisitive

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans. The Urban Institute values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law. To learn more about the Urban Institute and its work, please visit http://www.urban.org.

Senior Web Developer (Drupal and PHP)- The Urban Institute

Overview:
The nonprofit Urban Institute has been dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy research since 1968. We offer independent, rigorous analysis and evidence-based solutions to inform policymakers and the public about the challenges and opportunities confronting vulnerable populations.

The Senior Drupal / PHP Developer will be the lead developer for building and maintaining a state-of-the-art content management system for the Urban Institute. The Urban Institute is currently in the midst of a total website redesign project, and we’re looking for an experienced developer that will be responsible for designing, implementing, testing, and maintaining features of the new Urban.org website.

The Senior Developer works as part of a group of passionate senior technologists and online communications specialists with a clear charter to deliver the best possible research-related responsive website available.

Responsibilities:
• Design and develop features for the main Urban Institute website, as well as various interactive charts, graphs, maps and other data tools.
• Implement sophisticated user interfaces using industry standard technologies and techniques.
• Support web servers and other servers via scheduled maintenance, performance tuning, and monitoring.
• Provide feasibility reviews for potential new projects, including development effort estimates.
• Build applications to agreed-upon specifications within the required timeframe and budget.
• Architect new features in the Drupal CMS and manage the implementation of all CMS features
• Manage and oversee daily development tasks of junior developers, provide technical mentorship and guidance where appropriate
• Demonstrate deep understanding of LAMP performance and configuration
• Conduct peer-reviews of PHP application code, ensuring that all code complies with team standards.
• Work with Database Developers to design new features with attention to performance and scalability.
• Work with Customer Service and QA to identify and address issues reported by clients quickly and effectively.

Qualifications:
Ability to clearly communicate ideas and status updates to both technical as well as:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum five (5) years developing web sites using PHP
• At least three (3) years of experience with Drupal, including 2+ years with Drupal 6/7
• Familiar with Drupal theming and module development
• Ability to integrate into a large agile development project and manage rapid development cycles

• Experience developing a large-scale commercial web application running Drupal.
• Comfortable coding HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans. The Urban Institute values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law. To learn more about the Urban Institute and its work, please visit http://www.urban.org.

Chief Student Advocate in DC Board of Education

Office of Student Advocate: The DC Board of Education has just initiated the process to hire a Chief Student Advocate to, among other things, assist DC students who face struggles or challenges their schools are not addressing. The primary role of the Office of the Student Advocate is to provide outreach to students, parents, and guardians regarding public education in the District of Columbia, support and advocate for students in interactions with school personnel, facilitate the school enrollment process for students by providing students, parents, and guardians with information on school admission, choice, application, and enrollment processes in District of Columbia traditional public and public charter schools, and help students, parents, and guardians access education resources offered by the public schools. I am looking for individuals from Ward 7 who might be interested in participating in the community review process of the final candidates please let me know @ Karen.williams4@verizon.net.

Interested individuals can read more about this position on the District of Columbia Human Resources website, http://dchr.dc.gov/node/891702. To apply, individuals must submit a cover letter, a résumé, ranking factor responses, and salary history to:

Office of the Director - Staffing Division
DC Department of Human Resources
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 300 South
Washington, DC 20001
Or by email. (ood.recruit@dc.gov)

M&E Director, Mozambique

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a M&E Director for an anticipated USAID SAFRA Project located in Mozambique.

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.

Project Description
The SAFRA M&E system will provide the full array of Feed the Future (FTF) performance monitoring services including theory of change development; results framework specification; performance indicator definition; data source identification; indicator target setting; baseline and update performance data collection/compilation/quality checking/transmission/archiving; quarterly and annual reporting to USAID/Mozambique; and knowledge management. The SAFRA M&E system’s purpose is to inform routine, operational and strategic decision making with accurate and timely performance data. The M&E unit will provide a significant amount of M&E capacity building to SAFRA implementing partners, service providers, and community based organizations and government agencies.

Specific Responsibilities
The SAFRA M&E Director will oversee day to day M&E system operation. S/he will be based in Maputo, Mozambique and supervise 15 to 20 M&E specialists, trainers, data quality monitors, data entry and data archiving staff stationed in Maputo and four provincial offices. Serving directly under the SAFRA Chief of Party (COP) the M&E Director will have full authority for M&E system budget management, work planning, human resources and reporting.

Qualifications
• 10 years’ experience with agricultural, food security and nutrition project performance monitoring and knowledge management;
• Advanced academic degree in agricultural economics, economics, international development, health and nutrition, M&E or a related field;
• Experience setting up and managing a developing country donor project performance monitoring system;
• Excellent and demonstrated team work and leadership skills;
• Excellent and demonstrated written and oral English communication skills;
• Excellent and demonstrated MS Excel, MS Access and other data base management and data analysis software experience.
• Significant experience with USAID’s Feed the Future M&E requirements is strongly desired;
• Ability to speak Portuguese is strongly desired;
• Experience living and working in southern Africa and/or Mozambique is strongly desired;

Application Process
To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with “#14-66A, M&E Director”, 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.

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