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State Department Jobs

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Secretary

*NCE (EOE)* refers to candidates who have noncompetitive hiring eligibility (NCE) under Executive Order 12721

Bureau/Office: EUR/FO
Grade/Salary: GS-09
Position Title: Secretary

Job Description: This position serves as the personal assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR). The incumbent manages phone calls, paper flow, and short/long-term schedules, handles appointments, refers inquiries, coordinates speech and media requests with the EUR Public Diplomacy office, arranges domestic and international travel, processes travel vouchers, and manages ePerformance on behalf of the DAS for the staff he rates/reviews.

Point of Contact: Brandon Coldwell – EUR-IO/EX/HR
Contact Email and/or Phone: ColdwellBS@state.gov
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Clearance Required: Top Secret

Noncompetitive Eligibility Required? Yes

Seeking Eligible Family Members (EFMs) with noncompetitive eligibility (NCE) under Executive Order 12721.

Noncompetitive eligibility under E.O. 12721 enables EFMs to apply for jobs noncompetitively. With this hiring option, they are considered before other candidates.

To have this noncompetitive eligibility hiring option, an EFM must have completed 52 weeks or 2087 hours of service in an appropriated fund position(s) performed under a Family Member or Temporary Appointment overseas. Work must be performed during the time the family member was accompanying a sponsor officially assigned to a U.S. mission overseas and the EFM must have received fully successful or better (or equivalent) performance rating as demonstrated by their latest PAR.

To apply for this position, candidates with noncompetitive eligibility should send the following required documents to the contact listed above:

• A copy of their resume or OF 612 (Include dates and # of hours worked at each location, and name and phone # of supervisor(s).)
• Proof of their eligibility (i.e., E.O. 12721 documentation, initial, final SF-50s, etc.)
• A copy of their most recent performance appraisal (signed and dated)

Operations Officer

*NCE (EOE)* refers to candidates who have noncompetitive hiring eligibility (NCE) under Executive Order 12721

Bureau/Office: AVC/NRRC
Grade/Salary: GS-9
Position Title: Operations Officer
Job Description: The NRRC is a specialized operations center maintaining continuing operations on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Watch positions rotate six-day shifts, including weekends and holidays, with four days off duty.

As an Operations Officer in the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC), Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance (AVC), the incumbent is responsible for the exchange of arms control and security-building notifications supporting over fourteen treaties and agreements involving over 50 countries via two international communications networks. The Officer has frequent contact with interagency counterparts, other AVC officers, the Staff Director and the Deputy Staff Director. On half of his/her shifts, the Officer will have primary responsibility for balancing the work on that shift and for working an additional hour to ensure a solid hand-down to the next shift.

Operations Officers process incoming and outgoing USG and treaty partner arms control notifications for the New START treaty, Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), Open Skies (OS), Vienna Document Confidence and Security-Building Measures (CSBM) and other agreements. This includes translating documents, most often from Russian to English, therefore this position requires a minimum of 3/3 proficiency in Russian.

Through the notifications process, the Officer will alert appropriate military, intelligence and other USG agencies to priority actions such as over-flights of the United States by the Russian Federation or inspections of U.S. chemical weapon destruction facilities. Reports key treaty and operational implications to responsible offices in the State Department and other agencies of the USG. The officer ensures that outgoing USG arms control notifications are in compliance with treaty requirements by coordinating with State Department experts and the U.S. military. The Officer must ensure proper safeguarding and handling of classified material.

Point of Contact: Deborah Schneider
Contact Email and/or Phone: schneiderdc@state.gov
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Clearance Required: Secret
Noncompetitive Eligibility Required? Yes.

Seeking Eligible Family Members (EFMs) with noncompetitive eligibility (NCE) under Executive Order 12721.

Noncompetitive eligibility under E.O. 12721 enables EFMs to apply for jobs noncompetitively. With this hiring option, they are considered before other candidates.

To have this noncompetitive eligibility hiring option, an EFM must have completed 52 weeks or 2087 hours of service in an appropriated fund position(s) performed under a Family Member or Temporary Appointment overseas. Work must be performed during the time the family member was accompanying a sponsor officially assigned to a U.S. mission overseas and the EFM must have received fully successful or better (or equivalent) performance rating as demonstrated by their latest PAR.

To apply for this position, candidates with noncompetitive eligibility should send the following required documents to the contact listed above:

• A copy of their resume or OF 612 (Include dates and # of hours worked at each location, and name and phone # of supervisor(s).)
• Proof of their eligibility (i.e., E.O. 12721 documentation, initial, final SF-50s, etc.)
• A copy of their most recent performance appraisal (signed and dated)

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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Development Coordinator

The DACOR Bacon House Foundation seeks an experienced Development Coordinator to support the organization’s strategic approach to fundraising which includes annual donations, major gifts, bequests and other forms of planned giving, and donations of in-kind resources. This is a new position that requires an independent, strategic thinker with at least three years of experience in a mid-level development role. Specific responsibilities include:

• Contributing to the organization’s financial growth and ensuring that all fundraising events and initiatives are in alignment with our mission and goals.
• Developing and executing a fundraising plan to increase annual giving, major gifts, and bequests.
• Planning special events in support of giving campaigns and donor recognition.
• Increasing the donor base through research, cultivation activities, and recognition activities.
• Fostering positive donor relations through donor acknowledgements and other stewardship outreach.
• Overseeing production of all print and virtual public relations and marketing materials, including appeal letters, case statements, brochures, newsletter articles, and annual reports.
• Maintaining and improving the donor database.

This is a part-time position of 20 hours/week beginning immediately; occasional evening or weekend work is required. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience in a mid-level development role; an advanced degree and familiarity with foreign affairs are preferred. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to dacor@dacorbacon.org with the subject line: Position 11. Applications accepted until filled.

Chief Executive Officer – Breedlove Foods, Inc.

1. Organization:
Breedlove is the only commercial-sized, non-profit processor of food, dedicated to transforming lives throughout the world by partnering globally to provide nutritious sustenance to the most in need. For more information, please visit www.breedlove.org

2. Position:
Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will have overall responsibility for assuring the optimum operation of Breedlove by effectively managing its staff, operations, programs, and outreach. Working with the Board, s/he will also develop Breedlove’s vision and implement its mission.

3. Responsibilities:

a. Leadership & Management:
• Provides leadership and management to ensure that Breedlove’s mission and core values are put into practice.
• Manages senior staff to effectively supervise their subordinates, while being responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies. Responsibilities include planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.
• Assures ongoing quality of production, administrative, financial, and outreach operations, and conducts periodic reviews and evaluations of each to determine their effectiveness and resource optimization.
• Develops, maintains, and supports a strong board of directors; serves as ex-officio of each committee, seeks and builds board involvement with strategic direction for all ongoing and planned Breedlove activities and operations.
• Promotes a culture of integrity and respect commensurate with the responsibility involved with providing a quality food product to people in need.

b. Outreach:
• Expands local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion while simultaneously retiring building debt.
• Deepens and refines all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
• Uses outreach to strengthen and develop relationships to garner new opportunities.
• Carries Breedlove’s “flag” globally with clients, partners, donors and the community.

c. Planning and Business Development:
• In collaboration with the board, oversees Breedlove’s strategic planning process with a goal for global expansion and new market development, and directs the implementation of the resulting strategies.
• Builds partnerships in new markets, establishing key relationships at each expansion site.
• Collaborates with senior staff to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate the growth objectives of the company.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

4. Required Qualifications: The CEO will be fully committed to Breedlove’s global vision and mission, and must have leadership and management experience, along with strong interpersonal and communications skills, and intercultural sensitivity gained from an international perspective. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
• Advanced degree related to responsibilities or exceptional experience, with at least 10 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; and of developing and implementing successful strategies.
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to lead and coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, delegate to and empower subordinates, and manage a budget.
• Past success of working positively with a board of directors.
• Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
• Strong written and oral communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
• Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to operational planning.
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
• Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
• Experience working globally, either with a US-based organization with international scope, or directly in an international environment.
• Willingness to travel internationally.

5. Desired Qualifications:

• Experience in international development work.
• Experience working for or with international non-governmental organizations (NGO’s).
• Working knowledge of a world language beyond English (e.g., Arabic, French; Spanish; Portuguese; Russian; Hindi; Chinese).

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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Chief of Party (Program Development Specialist), Deputy Chief of Party, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, and Gender Specialist

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Chief of Party (Program Development Specialist), Deputy Chief of Party, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, and Gender Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded Gender Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (GENMEL) Activity located in Afghanistan.

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.

Project Description

The GEMEL Activity plans to supplement existing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts by USAID/Afghanistan for the Mission’s three gender activities under the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Project: Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Programs, Ministry of Women’s Affairs Restructuring and Women’s Empowerment and Gender Legacy Initiatives. Through the availability of robust monitoring and evaluation information, the Mission will be able to more effectively implement its projects, make informed management decisions, and maximize overall impact.

Speculated Position Qualifications

CHIEF OF PARTY

• Master’s degree in relevant field and a minimum of 12 years of experience in international development programming required.
• Extensive experience with development analysis and monitoring and evaluating of international assistance and women’s/gender programs.
• Demonstrated management experience, including recruiting and supervising short and long term specialists; experience in post-conflict countries preferred.
• Familiarity with standard business IT applications and statistical methods.
• Fluency in written and spoken English.
• Demonstrated ability interacting with senior level officials including Mission, Embassy, and GIRoA officials.
• Knowledge of relevant federal regulations and procedures.
• Demonstrated success in providing technical and programmatic guidance on optimal mechanisms and methodologies for quality performance monitoring, data validations, planning, quality controls, accountability mechanisms, assessments and evaluations.

DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in international development with specialization in women’s/gender programming
• Demonstrated leadership, including experience with financial systems, administrative procedures, operational and organizational management, and management and supervision of personnel.
• Experience in effective interaction with Mission, Embassy, and senior level host-country government officials preferred.
• Fluency in English and excellent Dari and Pashto language skills required.
• Knowledge of USG regulations and procedures.
• Experience in post-conflict countries, specific experience in Afghanistan preferred.

MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST

• Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, development, or related degree required.
• At least 8 years of experience in program/activity and strategy designs
• Demonstrated experience implementing performance monitoring tools and mechanisms, information gathering, results reporting, design of impact assessments and evaluations, and surveys and quantitative analysis in international development.
• Experience in the monitoring and evaluation of women’s/gender programs.
• Fluency in written and spoken English.

GENDER SPECIALIST

• At least 5 years of experience in women’s/gender programs
• Experience with data collection and analysis
• Expertise in strategic gender planning, gender analysis, gender budgeting, preparing/conducting gender impact assessments, and gender mainstreaming.
• Knowledge of international and national gender and human rights instruments, conventions, and legislation highly desirable.
• Fluency in English and excellent Dari and Pashto language skills preferred.

Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with “15-05A Chief of Party,” “15-05B Deputy Chief of Party,” 15-05C M&E Specialist,” or “15-05D Gender 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.

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.

Ebola-Related 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 an Ebola-Related Budget Analyst; Office of Budget and Resource Planning, United States Agency for International Development.

INTRODUCTION: This position is located in the Office of Budget and Resource Planning of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The analyst will be focused on Ebola related funding issues and cross-cutting issues in both Africa and Global Health. The incumbent serves as a Budget Analyst. The primary responsibilities of this position include analysis of budget reports and information from USAID missions and bureaus, collection of recommendations for program budget requests and reports on program budget execution. The incumbent carries out these responsibilities in close coordination with USAID missions and bureaus, the Department of State, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Appropriations Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Track financial resources and provide technical assistance to USAID headquarters and field missions on tracking financial resources including obligations, outlays, and pipelines. Maintain and aggregate weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial reports. Work with USAID staff in Washington and the field to verify the accuracy of financial information. Coordinate and prepare responses to USAID leadership and external stakeholders on USAID financial resources. Analyzes a variety of historical data and financial documentation to ensure accurately maintained and report on the identified areas. Review, report, and provide analysis of appropriations and internal requests for resources. Receives and analyzes requests for budget reallocations from USAID missions and bureaus and prepare the requests for BRM leadership. Prepares and contributes to reports and other presentations on budget formulation and execution. Analyzes final appropriations actions by the Congress, including appropriated amounts by budget account and earmarks and directives.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The position requires a Master’s degree with 3 years of experience working with complex budget and financial information or a Bachelor’s degree with 5 years working with complex budgets and financial information. 2 years’ experience with federal budget processes. Expertise in the use of Microsoft Excel and the ability to work with large and complex workbooks and pivot tables. Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail applications. Experience in the use of data base applications.

In addition to the standard qualifications required of a Budget Analyst, the following qualifications, skills, and background are required or desirable for this position: Experience and/or familiarity with USAID funding. Some knowledge of USAID’s health programs, regulations, and policies or an advanced degree in public health, public administration, or a related field is desirable. Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented working style (required). Experience in the use of Microsoft Access (desirable, but not required). Willingness to learn on the job. Ability to maintain Secret security clearance is 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.

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, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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Performance and Data Manager, Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA)

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Performance and Data Manager for an upcoming 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 Performance and Data (P&D) Manager to be responsible for enabling data visibility and transparency; coordinating performance management activities; managing performance analysis and improvement processes; overseeing and maintaining management information systems under a USAID-funded health commodities supply chain project. The ultimate goal of the P&D Manager is to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of services in line with program Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and to meet external reporting requirements of USAID.

Specific Responsibilities

Project Performance

• Work with the Project Director to design a project-level performance management system, in line with agreed KPIs
• Design and implement data collection processes throughout program workflows, tools, data analysis and continuous improvement initiatives
• Gather, analyze and report data to the Project’s Management Team, including any high-level, noteworthy organizational performance results or exceptions on routine
• Monitor Project’s performance and ensure that key activities and deliverables are completed as scheduled
• Capture and analyze performance issues and contribute to the development of improvement steps and contingency plans as part of the continuous quality improvement process
• Together with Procurement and Logistics Managers, assimilate lessons learned in every stage of the project supply chain and amend and adjust approaches, risk mitigations and workflows as needed
• Prepare Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Performance Management Reports for the Project’s leadership team and external stakeholders
• Proactively manage risks identified to ensure they are predicted where possible, resolved and managed, to avoid negative impacts to schedule or product quality.

Data Visibility Management

• Ensure the project’s data is available to USAID and other entities as directed by USAID through scheduled and on-demand data exchanges, automated as well as manual
• Ensure the project complies with all data standards established by USAID
• Ensure effective implementation of dashboards and automated/ ad hoc reports, and manage the performance management content
• Support database development and relevant updates to the project’s systems (procurement, logistics track-and-trace, financial).

System Management

• Ensure that all MIS activities are managed using the appropriate accepted management standards and that management documentation includes, at a minimum, updated functionality and requirements documentation, change control processes, a project plan and regularly updated project schedules, support and maintenance plans, training plans, risk management processes, performance measures, success criteria, and Standard Operating Procedures.
• Manage the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects the MIS system.
• Establish and monitor system redundancy, security, and backup procedures to maintain operations despite possible loss of hardware or software failure.
• Any other duties as appropriate to the position, as requested.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in business administration, public administration/public policy, engineering, mathematics, supply chain management, or a related field required; Advanced degree and/or PMP certification preferred.
• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
• Significant experience in performance management, working in a project management environment and using relevant project management tools
• Ability to produce, execute, update, and manage work plans, budgets, progress reports, and other related documentation in the course of a project life cycle.
• Experience in information systems in support of procurement, logistics, warehousing, transportation management, and/or other aspects of supply chain management using an ERP system is highly desired.
• Experience working with Microsoft CRM Dynamics (e-Procurement, order tracking, budget vs actual financial monitoring) and track-and-trace systems preferred.
• Advanced skills writing queries and reports in Structure Query Language (SQL) and significant experience extracting data from a variety of database platforms such as MS SQL Server
• Broad experience in database reporting tools and working in pivot tables
• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment with minimal supervision.
• Track record in designing, developing and deploying database reporting solutions on time that perform according to associated specifications and requirements
• Experience extracting data from multiple data sources to create management reports and dashboards
• Ability to design, code and support integration points between various systems/applications/databases
• Relevant experience in the field of public health, logistics, or international development is desired, although not necessary
• International work experience, specifically with USAID-funded programs preferred.
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Fluency in English is required; knowledge of French, Spanish or Portuguese is a plus.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with the title of the position you are applying for, 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, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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.

Research Leader—Life Sciences and Health Care, Deloitte Services LP

Deloitte Services LP is initiating a recruiting process for a Market Insights (MI) Senior Manager to work in the Center for Health Solutions (DCHS) serving Deloitte’s Life Sciences and Health Care global leaders in providing professional services to commercial and public health care clients. Deloitte works with clients to address a range of critical issues brought on by regulatory changes, competition, globalization, advances in technology, and the changing demands of health care stakeholders. The DCHS is the health services research arm of Deloitte LLP. Our goal is to inform all stakeholders in the health care system about emerging trends, challenges and opportunities using rigorous research. Through our research, roundtables and other forms of engagement, we seek to be a trusted source for relevant, timely and reliable insights.

Deloitte’s life sciences and health care practice provides consulting, assurance and advisory, tax, enterprise risk, and regulatory to health plans, hospitals and health systems, life science and medical device and supply companies as well as to federal agencies.

The Center for Health Solutions supports a wide range of research and policy analysis, including:

• Publishing white papers on topics of keen interest to clients through Deloitte’s publishing channels or in peer reviewed journals
• Disseminating useful and provocative insights through new media and channels
• Convening stakeholders to address issues affecting life sciences and health care
• Disseminating timely analysis of policy issues through briefs and through the Health Care Current newsletter.

The MI Senior Manager will contribute to the advancement and quality of research and thought leadership outputs for use by the managing partners of the Life Sciences and Health Care practice and their clients. These include white papers, in-depth research reports, client presentations, case studies, articles, etc. which integrate information from a wide range of primary and secondary sources, including surveys, third-party research, analyst reports, presentations, industry commentaries, news articles, etc.

Responsibilities:

• Work with the Life Sciences (pharmaceutical and medical technology) leadership and Center for Health Solutions leadership to develop the research agenda
• Develop, manage and execute complex research projects focused on topics related to life sciences and broader health care industry
• Development of research proposals through collaboration with life sciences leadership, including design of original research study proposal and research plan involving sound and sophisticated research methods
• Lead the team of researchers working on life sciences projects, providing both project management and mentoring and development of the individuals
• Design and execution of in-depth primary and secondary research to form or support the hypotheses, including complex quantitative and qualitative data analysis, case study development, survey design and analysis, and interviewing senior executives
• Utilization of credible statistical methods in validating research hypotheses and perform analyses to develop original insights
• Writing of original research reports, case studies, viewpoints and articles targeted at leading management, industry and policy publications
• Development of presentations summarizing insights and recommendations to brief executives and practitioners at the internal and external events
• Collaboration with marketing and publishing team to deploy research findings at clients, through proposals, and briefings
• Partner with other research teams and client service professionals across the firm
• Manage key relationships and project deliverables with internal stakeholders and outside vendors to support the development and deployment of the Life Sciences research agenda
• Manage and coach junior analysts and managers to design and execute research studies

Qualifications:

• 10+ years in industry roles or consulting within the health care sector
• Strong track record with previous employment, preferably with consulting firms, think tanks, academia, focused research institutes, corporate strategy or research divisions
• Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Proven experience with statistical/econometric modeling
• Excellent written and verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. An ideal candidate will have published in leading journals
• A strong understanding of and previous research experience addressing:
• substantive issues facing the life sciences and medical technology industries
• key business issues including research and development, tax, mergers and acquisition, customer strategy, financial and performance management, IT strategy
• industry regulatory structure and regulations
• Strong personnel management and mentoring skills and the ability to effectively direct and motivate project teams
• Exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Competency to work with distributed and virtual teams

Education:

MBA, Phd, or Master’s degree in Health Services Research, Economics, Business related discipline preferred

If interested, please contact sarthomas@deloitte.com. You can tell her that you found out about this opportunity from Wendy Price of WHP Research, Inc.

Freight Forwarding Specialist, Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA)

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking Freight Forwarding Specialist for Greenshields Cowie Ltd, a Crown Agents Company located in Washington, DC, for an upcoming 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 Freight Forwarding Specialist is responsible for delivering freight forwarding services under a US Government funded program by arranging the movement of HIV Rapid Test Kits (RTK), and other related logistic services, to over 17 countries around the world, by all modes of transport to target timescales at the best possible price. This position is responsible for servicing assigned orders and relationships, insuring efficient execution of logistics processes.

Specific Responsibilities

• Arrange packing and consolidation, transportation, cargo insurance, US, EU and local (destination) country warehousing, multi-modal movements by sea, air and road, worldwide door-to-door logistics services, customs clearance and delivery to ‘final mile’ in-country destinations.
• Prepare and handle international shipping documents for importation and exportation of goods.
• Successfully manage and execute international logistics operations from origin through final destination in our international supply chain procedures.
• Complete audits of freight forwarder and customs broker invoices.
• Act as the main point of contact for trade and compliance to resolve logistics related problems or issues including shipping, receiving, freight forwarding.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field desired, with a minimum of five years’ freight industry experience required
• Current FMC OTI Certification desired and/or ability to apply as demonstrated through a work history of holding a minimum of three years or greater of OTI experience plus four or more total years of applicable work history required.
• Knowledge of logistics management /track and trace software or similar strongly preferred.
• Expertise in the movement, storage and clearance of goods by all transport modes, particularly airfreight, in difficult operating regions and conditions required.
• Experience with international health programs (HIV/AIDS, family planning, and malaria), especially in Africa, desired
• Familiarity with USAID rules and regulation
• Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty and integrity in addition to being resourceful and flexible, which is inherent in this position.

Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with “14-05CFreight Forwarding 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.

Communications Specialist, Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA)

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Communications Specialist for the Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMS) project in Arlington, VA.

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.

The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) brings together multiple private sector, non-government and faith-based organizations that are among the most trusted names in supply chain management and international public health and development in the world. PFSCM has been recognized internationally for its work to save lives through stronger public health supply chains; the partnership won two supply chain distinction awards from the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit in 2010 and was a finalist in the 2012 Supply Chain Innovation Award Competition sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and SupplyChainBrain.

PFSCM is implementing the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) contract for USAID as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). With offices in more than 20 countries and over 800 dedicated staff members around the world, SCMS is helping to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in some of the countries most severely impacted by the pandemic. SCMS procures essential medicines and supplies at affordable prices; helps strengthen and build cost-effective, reliable, secure and sustainable supply chain systems; and fosters coordination of key stakeholders.

Role & Responsibilities

The Communications Specialist will provide information and communication support to PFSCM’s projects and partners, as well as SCMS country programs and units at the project management office to promote the reputation and brand of PFSCM and its projects, and the superior performance of global, regional and national supply chains by connecting our constituents to transformational ideas, insights, information and people.

Specific Responsibilities

• Support a comprehensive multi-channel strategic communications plan for PFSCM and its projects to create demand for and to share best practices related to effective, efficient supply chain management.
• Draft and contribute to key reports, newsletters, web, social media and other communication channels, including, Supply Lines Blog, Facebook, Twitter and other channels, as appropriate.
• Contribute to defining PFSCM and its projects’ mission, vision, identity and brand(s).
• Advance PFSCM and its projects’ interests, including promotion of staff participation in global, regional and national conferences, forums, and specific events by assisting staff in the development of abstract, PowerPoint and poster presentations, as appropriate.
• Assist PFSCM’s projects in developing and executing client relations strategies.
• Facilitate SCMS conference strategy preparation and execution. Assist in the management of internal and external conferences and events
• Serve as the communications liaison to Field Program Support and/or other PMO units and to selected field offices and provide training in communications strategy and planning.
• Oversee the production of promotional material such as success stories, podcasts, white papers and other publications and facilitate their distribution.
• Responsible for supervision of the Communications Associate.
• Travel internationally, as required
• Any other duties as appropriate to the position and as assigned

Qualifications

• Degree in communications, journalism, public health, education, public policy, international development or related field.
• A minimum of five or more years related experience.
• Excellent writing and editing skills for a variety of mediums; attention to detail to produce high-quality documentation.
• Avid user of social media across key channels including Facebook and Twitter with a deep understanding of how major social media platforms function and a passion for understanding trends and developments in social media.
• Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills, organizational skills, with a problem-solving attitude and as a self-starter who works both independently and as a collaborative team player.
• Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Experience in international development and/or global health; knowledge of international programs, strategies, donors and organizations advantageous.
• Team-focused with the ability to network and facilitate strong working relationships between partners.
• Understanding of knowledge management and on adopting, adapting, and applying knowledge to work more effectively.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Fluency in English required; fluency in French, Portuguese or Spanish a plus.

Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com, including your name, along with “15-01 Communications 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.

Freight and Logistics Manager, Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA)

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Freight and Logistics Manager for an upcoming 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 Freight and Logistics Manager will put in place and manage a professional and transparent program logistics solution under a US Government funded program for the supply of HIV Rapid Test Kits (RTK), and other related logistic services, to over 17 countries around the world, by all modes of transport to target timescales at the best possible price, working to USAID regulations. The Freight and Logistics 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.

Specific Responsibilities

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

• Confirm acceptance with client
• 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
• Any other duties as appropriate to the position, as requested.

Qualifications

• Advanced degree in operations management, supply chain, finance, business administration; or bachelor’s degree and additional five years of work experience can be considered.
• Minimum 8 years of experience in providing global procurement and/or freight forwarding services in an international organization or transportation industry
• Minimum 5 years of multimodal logistics planning and management experience, with strong experience in international logistics, including port/customs operations and compliance
• Working knowledge of USAID rules and regulation
• Experience with international health programs (HIV/AIDS, family planning, and malaria) desired
• Proven skill in leading and managing high-performing teams, including experience managing teams remotely
• Good interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills
• Organization and time management skills, ability to handle multiple-priorities and meet critical deadlines
• Proven negotiation and client relationship skills
• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
• Fluency in written and spoken English required
• Knowledge of French, Spanish, or Portuguese desired

Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with “14-05A Freight & Logistics 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, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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.

Finance Manager, Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA)

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Finance Manager for the Accounting & Finance Department 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

In conjunction with the Director of Business Support Services and department team members, the Finance Manager will address all aspects of the company’s financial cycle including, but not limited to, performing financial and budget analysis. The Finance Manager will prepare analyses of the company’s financial information, assist outside accountants with the collection of financial data, monitor and prepare cost financial reports, supervise billing staff, and work closely with program staff to ensure accuracy of financial reports and invoicing. The Finance Manager position is responsible for supervising one or more staff and is located in the Washington, DC office of Crown Agents and reports to the Director of Business Support Services.

Specific Responsibilities

• Work in conjunction with Controller to ensure proper books of accounts, compliance with US accounting regulations, US Federal Procurement, and generally accepted accounting principles.
• Ensure the adequacy of financial controls, timely financial reporting, accurate monthly management reports, budgets, forecasts, and other ad hoc reports as required.
• Provide professional financial analysis of international development projects.
• In conjunction with the President and Directors, prepare the annual budget and quarterly forecasts for Group submission.
• As required, assist in the preparation of bids, proposals and strategic plans.
• Maintain contact and regular professional communication with corporate headquarters.
• Work with Operations to continually improve financial reporting and forecasting.
• Oversee monthly reviews in conjunction with Senior Program Managers.
• On a monthly basis, prepare written financial summary reports and financial analysis.
• Coordinate preparation of consolidated department budgets.
• Analyze and report on budgeted project P&L and Cash Flow.
• Calculate and monitor indirect cost rate and prepare related schedules for annual incurred cost submission as required.
• Utilize Deltek GCS to track costs and provide training to the programs department staff.
• Oversee billing and revenue recognition using Deltek GCS.
• Ensure that information is distributed in accordance with the policies and procedures and writing finance policies and procedures.
• Work in conjunction with Controller to ensure accounting records are maintained professionally, and in such a manner to facilitate ease of audit including internal, external or US Federal.
• Manage government audits such as DCAA, USAID, or related processes.
• Assist outside CPA firm with preparation of company’s annual corporate federal and state taxes.
• Perform personnel reviews and regular work plan monitoring with one or more direct report staff.
• Other duties as assigned to the position.

Qualifications

• To qualify at a Manager level, a minimum of 7 years of experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required; Master’s Degree preferred
• To qualify at a Senior Manager level, a minimum of 10 years of experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required; Master’s Degree preferred
• At least three or more years work history in financial management, preferably within a U.S. government contracting environment
• Deltek GCS and/or familiarity with a related Deltek software package, specifically with the budgeting module, required
• Experience with Impromptu financial reporting software preferred
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) preferred
• Strong knowledge of FAR, DFAR, DCAA
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office including advanced expertise in Excel
• Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in a secondary language is preferred
• Legal ability to work in the United States is required
• Demonstrated knowledge of providing budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and strategic planning required
• Prior work history supervising, training, and developing skills of one or more financial staff preferred
• Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
• Demonstrated work history providing effective leadership, guidance, and mentoring to finance team members
• Strong organizational, communication, analytical skills along with the ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines
• Previous experience as a proactive manager, with a strong reputation for delivering measurable financial results with a significant emphasis on developing good, collaborative working relationships with the team, counterparts, implementing partners, international organizations, and/or donors
• Must demonstrate personal attributes such as loyalty and integrity 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 “14-119 Finance 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.

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.

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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