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

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

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

Required skills

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

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

The following additional skills or experience are desirable:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senior Management Consultant, ATSG Corporation

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

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

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

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

Management Consultant, DoS Consular Affairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

ANTICIPATED DUTIES/TASKS:

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

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

Employment Opportunity for Lawyers

The position is temporary (2 – 3 months) and full time to work on a State Department task force in Washington, D.C. Recent security clearance and INWS preferred. Please respond ASAP with a resume to FLO at FLONetwork@state.gov.

Nonprofit & Academic Jobs

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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

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago

Following is a possible job opportunity at Loyola University Chicago FALL 2014 SEARCH AD ANNOUNCEMENT Endowed Rigali Assistant Professor of Political Science (International Relations with a Geographic Specialization in Asia, especially China) Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago Job Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science (International Relations with a geographic specialization in Asia, especially China), Endowed Rigali Professorship Background: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, endowed position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2015. The department seeks candidates with expertise in International Relations and a geographic specialization in Asia, especially China.

The Rigali endowed position provides $10,000 annually in research funds for a maximum of six years. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 20 faculty members and more than 500 majors and minors. For information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/politicalscience/index.shtml. Duties and Responsibilities: The Endowed Rigali Assistant Professor position involves teaching undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses in our M.A. and Ph.D. programs. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in International Relations; Asian international relations and politics (especially China); and an introductory International Relations course. The candidate will also provide synergies with the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program as well as Loyola’s Beijing and Vietnam Centers.

Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of the appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of Loyola University Chicago and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education. Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a statement outlining the candidate’s research agenda, a statement on teaching experience, and a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s qualifications to www.careers.luc.edu. They also should arrange for three recommendations or evaluations, from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, to be submitted electronically to the above website. Samples of scholarly publications and additional materials related to teaching excellence can also be uploaded to this site or sent to the following address: International Relations/Asia Search Committee Department of Political Science Loyola University Chicago 1032 W. Sheridan Road Chicago, Illinois 60660.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 3, 2015. LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity.shtml. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, consult http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

Senior Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

The American Civil Liberties Union of The Nation’s Capital and the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital Fund (ACLU-NCA) seek a Senior Administrative Assistant/Office Manager. Founded in 1961, the ACLU-NCA is one of the District’s premier public advocacy organizations. Based in District of Columbia, the ACLU- NCA advances civil liberties through litigation, legislation and public education. To learn more about the work of the ACLU and the civil liberties principles we uphold, please visit www.aclu-nca.org and www.aclu.org.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Administrative Assistant/Office Manager will be an hourly part-time position (.75 FTE) reporting to the Executive Director. The position provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Senior Staff. The perfect candidate is an administrative professional who is on the ball, detail oriented, and enjoys providing backup and support to busy program staff.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

• Work closely with the Executive Director to support all administrative aspects of six-person office.
• Serve as first point of contact in the office with the general public and membership: staffing the front office; answering phones; responding to general inquiries and requests for legal assistance.
• Perform office duties, including managing the mail, maintaining office supply inventories, copying, and filing.
• Maintain, update and secure hard copy and electronic filing systems, implement efficient and effective filing procedures, observe all confidentiality restrictions.
• Manage and troubleshoot office systems, including telephone, voicemail, and information technology. Contact and interface with vendors, customer service, and IT support as necessary.
• Perform basic bookkeeping and manage annual reporting for organization.
• Monitor and oversee maintenance of office equipment.

In addition, this position will work with Senior Staff to:

• Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for staff.
• Assist with preparing agendas and supplemental materials and supplies for meetings.
• Provide assistance to the development program including data entry, financial reporting, and assistance with donor events.
• Coordinate requests for public speaking and volunteer positions.
• With other staff, plan and organize public outreach events, and update external communications.
• Contribute to a positive and welcoming workplace atmosphere.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Strong commitment to and understanding of the mission of the ACLU.
• Work experience that demonstrates professionalism, a strong sense of discretion and an ability to take initiative to resolve problems and to exercise good judgment in stressful circumstances.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail and work ethic required.
• Good team player.
• Willingness to take on new issues and learn new skills.
• Demonstrated computer literacy.
• Ability to perform numerical analysis.
• Commitment to and understanding of diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
• QuickBooks and bookkeeping experience preferred.
• Bachelor's degree preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits include paid vacation, medical, vision and dental insurance, 401k plan, life and long-term disability insurance, and generous paid holidays.

TO APPLY: By October 6, 2014 send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to: monica@aclu-nca.org

Please place “Office Manager Position” in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled. Please indicate in your interest letter where you found this job listing.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
The ACLU of the Nation’s Capital comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital and the ACLU Foundation of the Nation’s Capital. Both the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital and the ACLU Foundation of the Nation’s Capital have the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties.

Executive Director, McLean Project for the Arts (MPA)

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) has an immediate need for an innovative, strategic leader with a demonstrated record of success in the not-for-profit world to serve as its Executive Director. The Executive Director will lead and grow the organization at a time of tremendous excitement and momentum in the DC metropolitan area’s burgeoning art scene.

MPA is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) visual arts center founded in 1962 with a mission to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region; to promote public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art; and to offer instruction and education in the visual arts. MPA enriches a community hungry for high quality visual arts by providing museum quality exhibitions and creating a cultural destination. MPA’s beautiful 2,000 square foot Emerson Gallery provides one of the few spaces available in the DC metropolitan region for large sculpture and installations. MPA offers a wide variety of professionally taught art classes for adults, teens and children including Family Art Workshops, artist talks and workshops, and tours to area museums and galleries. MPA’s award winning ArtReach program takes art instruction into Fairfax County Public Schools and senior centers, and brings students, seniors, and those with special needs into our galleries for exhibition tours and hands-on art activities. MPA currently has a staff of 10 full and part-time professionals, hundreds of volunteers, an annual operating budget of approximately $800,000. MPA also benefits from an actively engaged Board of Directors comprised of community members, business leaders and arts professionals.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the organization's achievement of its mission through innovative strategies in fundraising and programming. The Executive Director will ensure that the financial, administrative, and operational activities of MPA, including its galleries and studio, function at the highest levels and in accordance with the organization’s mission and values.

The Executive Director of MPA will be expected to maintain a strong, visible presence in the community, strengthen current funding relationships and develop new, diverse sources of funds that ensure the organization will achieve sustainable growth and financial stability. This position offers the opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to have a true impact on the DC area’s cultural landscape while ensuring that MPA will be a national leader in its field.

Requirements:

• A minimum of five years experience as a non-profit executive with fundraising and management responsibility.
• Demonstrated success in fundraising with foundations, corporations, government entities and individuals.
• Knowledge of, or keen interest in, the visual arts.
• Familiarity with the Washington D.C. metropolitan area including potential funding sources in the market.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to leverage limited resources through effective delegation in order to manage multiple, competing priorities.
• A creative, innovative, and strategic thinker with extraordinary interpersonal skills who enjoys building relationships across stakeholder groups.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Able to create and lead a vibrant team environment with staff, Board and other stakeholders to achieve organizational objectives.
• Desire to participate actively in MPA’s lively schedule of activities and events weekdays, evenings and weekends.
• Bachelor’s Degree

Compensation:

This is a full time, on-site position. Compensation in the range of $55,000 – 70,000, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Applications:

Please send letter, resume and references to:

Executive Director Search Committee: jobs@mpaart.org

McLean Project for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity.
Website: www.mpaart.org

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Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation (EB/TFS/SPI)

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Bureau/Office: Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation (EB/TFS/SPI)
Grade/Salary: GS-0318-08; $47,212 - $61,377
Position Title: Secretary
PD Number: S01595
Job Description: Please see attached
Point of Contact: Sarah Alonso
Contact Email and/or Phone: AlonsoSA@state.gov
Closing Date: Open until filled
Clearance Required: TS
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)

FSBid Administrator, HR/CDA

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Bureau/Office: HR/CDA/AD
Grade/Salary: GS 9-11-12
Position Title: FSBid Administrator

Job Description: Bureau/Office Mission:
HR/CDA supports the mission of the Department of State by transparently and equitably assigning employees with the right skills to the right positions at the right time. CDA meets the needs of the Foreign Service while helping employees achieve their career goals. Assignment Officers (AOs) have bureaus as their "clients," representing all regional and functional bureaus in the assignments process. AOs present the bureau views at assignments panels. They counsel and advise bureaus on HR/CDA policies and procedures throughout the bidding cycle, bring bureau candidates to panel, ensure all FSBid entries are accurate, recruit for hard-to-fill positions, and negotiate timing and training schedules during the summer transferseason. The unit also prepares the Bidding Tool, the bid audit program in FSBid.

Grade 9 Duties:

Duty 1: System Analysis Administration
Administers under supervision of the agency's HR information management systems. Provides technical guidance and direction to professional, technical and clerical staff in the daily operation and maintenance of the human resources data systems.

Duty 2: Integrated System Support
Incumbent maintain liaison for the technical and functional use of FSBid for the bidding and assignment redesign processes. The employee provides technical advisory on the large-scale FSBID redesign projects. Participates in the day -to-day program operations associated with FSBid. Provides technical guidance to professional and clerical staff in the daily operation and maintenance of the HR data system. Integrates system requirements expressed by CDA personnel into a master list.

Duty 3: Personnel Advisory Services
Provides advisory services and guidance to management regarding system requirements. Provides technical guidance and direction to the staff in the daily operation and maintenance of the human resources data systems. Provides on-the-job or formal human resources data systems training. Provides advice to HR staff on data processing capabilities. Advises on long and short range planning of objectives for testing human resources information management systems. Research information on the organization's personnel policies, procedures, and guidelines applicable to HR software applications or data analysis which may require substantial interpretation. Reviews a broad variety of personnel transactions and provides recommendation on difficult issues related to data analysis.

Duty 4: SharePoint Website Oversight
Oversees Share Point website for HR/CDA. Employee will publish instructions on the HR/CDA SharePoint site. Ensures that site information is correct and up-to-date. Periodically checks all links to ensure operability. Maintains contact with POCs in each division and periodically asks them to review and provide updates for material. Monitors changes in CDA policies, procedures, and timetables to identify when changes need to be made and remind relevant individuals of this necessity. Follows-up to confirm that site is updated. Periodically checks all FAM references for current accuracy and all site SOPs to make sure they are up to date.

Point of Contact: Catherine Blowers
Contact Email and/or Phone: blowerscm@state.gov
Closing Date: Open until filled
Clearance Required: TS
Noncompetitive Eligibility Required? Yes

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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)

Budget Analyst, Bureau of Administration, A/EX/FMD

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Bureau/Office: Bureau of administration, A/EX/FMD
Grade/Salary: gs-9/11/12; $52,146 - $98,305
Position Title: BUDGET ANALYST
Job Description: SEE ATTACHED
Point of Contact: AMELIA SLIGH
Contact Email and/or Phone: SLIGHAC@STATE.GOV
Closing Date: SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
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)

Regional Coordinator (Foreign Affairs Officer), EUR/SCE

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Bureau/Office: EUR/SCE
Grade/Salary: GS-11, 12 or 13 depending on incumbent’s qualifications
Position Title: Regional Coordinator (Foreign Affairs Officer)

Job Description: This position is located in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Office of South Central European Affairs (EUR/SCE), and is supervised by EUR/SCE’s Economic Officer/Regional Issues Team Leader. This is a Temporary appointment at the GS-11, 12, or 13 level, depending upon incumbent’s qualifications/experience. The duration of this appointment is 9 to 12 months.

The incumbent is Regional Coordinator for South Central European Affairs, which covers seven countries in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia). The Regional Coordinator leads the office’s efforts, in cooperation with country desk officers, on cross-cutting policy issues such as human rights, justice/law enforcement, political-military, war crimes/tribunals, refugees/IDPs, and U.S. assistance programs; for U.S. policy and participation in Balkans/Southeastern Europe regional organizations; drafting speeches and Congressional testimony; and Congressional, intra-Departmental and interagency liaison. Responsibilities include drafting briefing materials for senior policy makers, monitoring news and developments in the region, coordinating logistics and drafting agendas and papers for State Department, interagency, and intergovernmental meetings, and reporting results. The incumbent may also be called upon to provide staffing support to senior U.S. officials’ travels and negotiations from time to time.

Qualifications:

• An academic background and work experience in international relations and international issues.
• Knowledge of foreign policy issues (e.g. political, economic, public diplomacy), principles, concepts, and methods is essential.
• Ability to work with a wide variety of officials, including policymakers, office directors, officers at post, representatives of other governments, business and the non-governmental community.
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and take on increasing levels of responsibilities/tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Must possess strong interpersonal, writing, research and analytical skills.
• Experience providing analysis and evaluation of information derived from a variety of sources.
• Experience providing advice, guidance, or consultation based on the results of analyses of foreign policy and/or national security issues.
• Experience working with policy issues related to the Western Balkans would be a plus.

Point of Contact: Brandon Coldwell
Contact Email and/or Phone: ColdwellBS@state.gov
Closing Date: September 24, 2014
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Noncompetitive Eligibility Required? Yes

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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)

Administrative Liaison Officer, INR/AL

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Bureau/Office: INR/AL
Grade/Salary: Candidate will be appointed at the level for which they are eligible. Full performance level is GS-12
Position Title: Administrative Liaison Officer

Job Description: This position is located in the Office of Administrative Liaison, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/AL). The office is responsible for planning, coordinating and reviewing the action by all Department offices cooperating in support of highly sensitive and specialized programs. The incumbent is responsible for a broad range of personnel and general administrative work on special programs for specific geographic areas related to sensitive intelligence projects with a focus on staffing and/or assignment issues.

The duties listed below are at the GS-9 level. At the GS-7 level, the incumbent will perform similar lower-graded duties under greater supervision and with less independence.

• Performs a variety of office administrative actions involving the interpretation of complex written material in accordance with office standards, the use of guidelines to determine that actions conform to established terms of agreement among key players; and the drafting of instructions and/or telegrams to various offices and posts;
• Assists office management in advising and guiding Department of State officers and counterparts within the intelligence agencies to assure required and coordinated action in support of special activities;
• Assists in analyzing problem situations, developing factual information, and recommending solutions and/or alternative options to routine administrative problems, referring more difficult problems to the supervisor;
• Counsels and advises personnel participating in the program and/or supporting the program regarding Foreign Service appointment, benefits, assignment and transfer processes within established guidelines;
• Maintains detailed, comprehensive records relating to positions and/or assigned personnel, including preparing summaries and reports for review by supervisor;
• Serves as liaison officer with counterparts within the Department and various agencies and participates in meetings relating to areas of responsibility.

Point of Contact: Vernelle Ford
Contact Email and/or Phone: FordVC@state.gov
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Clearance Required: TS/SCI NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of the activities, the incumbent must have a Top Secret clearance and be found eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information before encumbering the position.
Noncompetitive Eligibility Required? Yes

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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)

Executive Assistant to PDAS, DRL/FO

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Bureau/Office: DRL/FO
Grade/Salary: GS-9/1
Position Title: Executive Assistant to PDAS
Job Description: Please See Attached
Point of Contact: Hinda Mohamed
Contact Email and/or Phone: Mohamedha@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)

USAID-Related Jobs

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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.

GH Senior Communications 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 GH Senior Communications Advisor, Bureau of Global Health, United States Agency for International Development.

BACKGROUND: The Bureau for Global Health (GH) is the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID's) (the "Agency") center of excellence and focal point in providing worldwide leadership and technical expertise in the areas of child and maternal health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, population, family planning and related reproductive health, and health systems. As such, the Bureau aligns resources with identified public health and development needs, and influences the global health priorities of the U.S. private sector, U.S.-based foundations, other donor organizations, host country governments, and host country civil society organizations. It also serves as the primary source of technical expertise and intellectual capital to the Agency and other U.S. foreign affairs agencies. The Bureau is the Agency repository for state-of-the-art thinking in biomedical, social science, and operations research and works to produce technical advances and innovations that can be disseminated and replicated at USAID Missions throughout the world.

This position is in the Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA/GH) who serves as the principal advisor to the Agency and the Administrator on broad technical and operational matters relating to the mandate of the Bureau. The AA/GH directs and supervises the Bureau, approving projects and programs and allocating resources among the Offices. The Office has ultimate responsibility for the quality of the Bureau’s programs and the capacity of its workforce. It provides leadership on the design, implementation, review, coordination, and evaluation of global health initiatives, programs, and activities. It also ensures that the activities of the Bureau complement and support the broader goals of the Agency and are in compliance with legislation and Agency rules and regulations.

The Senior Communications Advisor will serve as a key external relations liaison within USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. Within USAID, the Senior Advisor will work closely with the Assistant Administrator’s Office for the Bureau for Global Health, communications officers assigned to the technical offices in the Bureau for Global Health, and staff in the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs.

The Senior Advisor will be responsible for maintaining positive relationships and high-touch communication with key allies in the global health community (NGOs, think-tanks, advocacy organizations, universities, etc.). These groups should be viewed as powerful force multipliers that have the ability to amplify the message that US foreign assistance in health is making a positive impact. This position requires a strong knowledge of, and working relationship within the global health community. The Advisor will regularly monitor activities and dialogue within the community to advise on opportunities for USAID leadership to shape the conversation.

In his/her capacity, the incumbent will also serve as the principal advisor on public engagements and messaging for the Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA/GH). The Agency promotes a new business model to deliver its dual objectives of achieving significant health improvements and creating an effective, efficient and country-led platform for the sustainable delivery of essential health care and public health programs.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategy and Message Development: Clear, strategic, and messaging focus on GH’s two priority goals – Ending Preventable Child & Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) and an AIDS-Free Generation. In line with priorities, develop messaging and talking points for engagements that shape the public voice for our GH front office principals based on a sound understanding of the audience and USAID GH priorities. Develop clear messaging and channels for different stakeholders – advocates, civil society, congress, technical audiences, private sector, implementing partners, etc.

Execution: Work with Bureau communicators and technical offices to develop and package information based on an understanding of information the community needs and where we want them to focus. Develop and execute messaging for the Bureau for Global Health. Work with individuals within USAID and other U.S. government agencies to develop internal and external messages key priorities. Ensure consistency of message in all communications products. Ensure each channel and group of stakeholders is approached regularly, with the right messaging, and with appropriate clarity of deliverables. Identify, set up, staff external speaking/ engagement opportunities for USAID health leadership (Assistant Administrator, Deputy Assistant Administrator), and technical experts with development policy community; universities, schools of public health and Foreign Service; grass-roots groups and service organizations. Organize special events to reinforce USAID’s technical and implementation leadership role in global health.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Degree (Master’s preferred) in Marketing, Advertising or related-field. This candidate needs to have a strong strategic communications background – at least 10-15 years – either professional or academic or both with significant experience in the health sector, preferably global health. The incumbent should have some understanding of GH stakeholders and partners - both implementers and USG, etc. Also, incumbent should have press outreach and media relations experience. Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks and work well under the pressure of deadlines. Ability to research a diverse array of health related topics and distill the key messages in preparation for presentations. Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a team environment with GH and Agency leadership, technical and administrative staff. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. US Citizen able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance. 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.

Embedded Advisor in Rwanda Development Board (RDB)

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking an Embedded Advisor in Rwanda Development Board (RDB) for the USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSD-AG) in Rwanda.

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 goal of USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSD-AG) is to increase smallholder incomes by promoting private sector investments– internationally and domestically - that contribute to the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR’s) Vision 2020 aim of “transforming agriculture into a market-oriented, competitive, and high value sector.” PSD-AG has two primary objectives:

1. Assist the GoR to Increase Private Sector Investment
2. Facilitate Increased Private Sector Investment in Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains

PSD-AG will support GoR agencies involved in investment promotion by facilitating the transition that the government envisions for itself - as demonstrated through government agency policies - from that of direct agriculture investor to a role of regulator and facilitator. PSD-AG will also build private sector capacity and facilitate expanded investments for existing and new private sector entities. PSD-AG envisions creating a virtuous feedback loop where a robust private sector is investing in markets and producers for continual upgrading, while the government is creating the enabling environment for this upgrading to occur.

The Embedded Advisor will support the Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist to work on Objective One of the PSD-AG project at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB). The Embedded Advisor would coordinate the establishment of a comprehensive GoR inter-agency investment framework for increasing private sector investment. This position will also be expected to include a number of systemic and/or cross cutting issues that are critical to achieving Objective One, including gender-equitable solutions to improved productivity and competitiveness, integration of youth and sustainable natural resource management that supports productivity improvements.

Specific Responsibilities
• Support the establishment and implementation of a comprehensive investment framework for private-sector investment.
• Help identify and define the roles and responsibilities of RDB to implement the investment framework.
• Support project’s efforts to strengthen capacity of RDB to carry out role and responsibilities with respect to the investment framework.
• Assist in enhancing the ability of the RDB and business to productively engage each other in policy dialogue.
• Contribute to improving the enabling environment for local and regional private sector investment.
• Contribute to mentoring and capacity building for RDB and other selected government agencies assigned to attract investment in the Rwanda agricultural sector.
• Contribute to mentoring and capacity building for RDB and other selected government agencies to find buyers for agricultural products that are or can be produced competitively in Rwanda.
• Provide dynamic leadership, long-term strategic vision, and mentorship to the team using the highest standard of personal intelligence, transparency and accountability.
• Strategically identify, evaluate and seek opportunities to collaborate with in-country partners as well as funding sources to expand programmatic objectives;
• Successfully represent the project’s best interests to government officials, partners and USAID in Rwanda.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Quantitative Social Science or other relevant degree is required, Master’s Degree preferred.
• 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of trade, investment framework development is highly desirable.
• Working experience with RDB as well as with private sector advocacy organization is desirable.
• Demonstrated experience in policy reform process facilitation, public-private dialogue and institutions coalition building in rural economies is desirable.
• Working experience on policy research and policy advocacy coordination and support to both public and private business and related civil society organizations is desirable.
• Working experience and familiarity with agricultural development and policy issues in the African context, agriculture sector strategies and investment plans is desirable.
• Excellent verbal and written communication in English is required.

Application Process
To apply to 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.crownagents.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.

Mid-Level Evaluation Specialist

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Mid-Level Evaluation Specialist for an anticipated Department of State Evaluation and Monitoring Project based in Washington, D.C.

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 purpose of this project is to undertake an evaluation of the programmatic outcomes, review, and assessment of the Clean Energy Ministerial as supportive of progress toward meeting the program objectives of the U.S. Government-managed Climate Renewables and Deployment Initiative (Climate REDI) and the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) programs.

Specific Responsibilities
The Mid-Level Evaluation Specialist will support the Team Leader in the design, planning, and implementation of the CEM programmatic assessment. Activities include: define evaluation approach and methodology (key questions, questionnaires, and survey design), conduct analytical and qualitative review of existing documents, perform data analysis, develop and administer database, write reports, conduct interviews, etc.

Qualifications
• Master’s degree in technically-relevant discipline;
• 10 years of experience in conducting evaluations on international development projects overseas;
• Clean energy knowledge is desirable;
• Excellent research, writing, analytical, and presentation skills; and
• Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.

Application Process
To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com. Include your name, along with “#14-84 Mid-Level Evaluation 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.

Senior Risk Analyst

There is an opening for a Senior Risk Analyst with 8+ years’ experience required. Salary range: Up to $642 daily depending on salary history; Open period: August 15 – 24, 2014; Position information: Consulting opportunity; Title: Development Credit Authority Reestimate; Performance dates: On/about September 1, 2014 to September 15, 2015; Duty locations: Washington, DC; Position number: 20067.

Background: The Office of Development Credit (E3/DC) within the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment (E3) oversees the Agency’s credit programs, including the Development Credit Authority (DCA) which uses partial credit guarantees to mobilize local financing in developing countries. Guarantee agreements with banks and other financial institutions encourage private risk-sharing partners to extend financing to under-served borrowers in new sectors and/or regions. Since 1999, the DCA has supported over 300 risk-sharing guarantees and has made available $3.2 billion in private financing to more than 130,000 entrepreneurs around the world.

Scope of Work: A risk assessment identifies the key risks associated with a Development Credit Authority (DCA) partial credit guarantee and assigns numerical values to those risks on a scale of one to ten. The risk assessment analyzes four key components of risk: country, lender, borrower, and transaction risk in order to assign a weighted average risk factor (“WARF Score”) ranging from one to ten (one being the strongest and ten being the weakest). The ultimate purpose of the WARF Score is to determine the likely defaults to the U.S. Government so that the USAID mission can adequately provision for this loss.

Risk assessments are most frequently performed through on-site visits to the partner financial institution(s), technical assistance providers and potential borrowers. They are typically written-up back in the U.S. The final output is generally a 15 page document outlining the risks that will be submitted to the Chief Risk Officer and COR. The risk analyst is not to change or negotiate the structure of the DCA guarantee directly with the financial institution or mission. Any suggestions for a change in structure are to be presented to the relevant E3/DC investment officer.

Deliverables: The risk assessment should be approximately 15 pages in length and will involve the following steps to complete: Review, understand and follow the credit handbook’s guidelines for a guarantee. Know and understand the DCA Action Packages and Term Sheets for each guarantee (to be provided by E3/DCA). Prepare the risk assessment in accordance with the Word and Excel templates provided by technical expert. Meet with the partner financial institutions to perform an analysis on the CAMELS components. Make all changes and additions based on reviewer’s feedback and suggestions for each risk assessment. Calculate the final WARF Scores for E3/DCA’s input into the subsidy pricing model. Present the risk assessment to the Credit Review Board via telephone or in-person.

QUALIFICATIONS: The following qualifications are preferred: 8+ years of experience in financial statement analyses. High level of analyzing financial banking data. High level technical knowledge and experience in partial credit guarantee applications. Experience in construction cash flow projections. A degree in economics, business, international development or a related field.

Required Application Materials: The following application materials must accompany applications: CV, Three references.

TO APPLY: Write Position #20067 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to Consulting@usaid.gov. Please also include your salary history utilizing Form AID 1420-17 as part of your application. The form can be found at http://www.usaid.gov/forms. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.

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Our Business
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Senior Contracts Specialist, DCHA Support Project, Washington D.C.

Company Profile:
MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey's international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance’s (DCHA) requires crucial operational and administrative support in coordinating USAID’s international disaster response and humanitarian assistance, emergency and developmental food aid, conflict mitigation programs, transition activities and other DCHA Bureau initiatives. This anticipated multi-year project will provide DCHA with contract and grants management, recruitment, field support services, information management systems, administrative support, and staff training and capacity development.

Position Summary:
The Senior Contracts Specialist will be responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and managing all contracts processing activities for the recruitment of personal services contractors (PSCs). S/he will manage a team of junior contracting personnel and assist in the negotiation, analysis and close-out of PSC contracts. This full-time position will be based at DCHA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:
• Assist with preparation and the development of a negotiation strategy, and assist the Contracting Officer in executing the negotiations.
• Manage onboarding process of new PSCs.
• Research, analyze and review all applicable policies, guidance and regulations to support the Contracting Officer’s decision-making.
• Prepare contract files and required electronic documents.
• Perform necessary research and preparation for all documentation associated with termination contracts.
• Oversee and manage junior level contracting personnel.
• Submit periodic reports on status of applicants and status of required documentation.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject and 15 years of related work experience, or a Master’s degree and 12 years of work experience.
• Knowledge of Federal and Agency assistance and acquisition rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
To apply: Please visit our website, http://www.msiworldwide.com/

Project Manager, DCHA Support Project, Washington D.C.

Company Profile:
MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey's international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance’s (DCHA) requires crucial operational and administrative support in coordinating USAID’s international disaster response and humanitarian assistance, emergency and developmental food aid, conflict mitigation programs, transition activities and other DCHA Bureau initiatives. This anticipated multi-year project will provide DCHA with contract and grants management, recruitment, field support services, information management systems, administrative support, and staff training and capacity development.

**Please note: US citizenship required, must be able to obtain a security clearance**

Position Summary:
The Project Manager will lead, direct and monitor overall project and contract performance of task orders. S/he will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with client’s overall management plan. This full-time position will be based at DCHA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:
• Provide oversight and executive level management to overall contract operations, often involving multiple projects/tasks and groups of personnel at multiple locations.
• Ensure senior management within the client organization is aware of overall program status.
• Coordinate and facilitate the timely submission of financial, performance, and status reports and other reports required by the client.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject and 15 years of related work experience, a Master’s degree and 12 years of work experience, or a PhD and 8 years of work experience.
• Knowledge of Federal and Agency assistance and acquisition rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• A working knowledge of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Transition Initiatives, Democracy & Governance and Food for Peace programs and initiatives.
• Excellent communication, problem-solving and client-service skills are essential in order to manage key external relationships (Client CO and CORs, Client project office staff, senior staff of DCHA bureau offices) as well as key internal Interfaces (President, Team Leads, Program Managers and Corporate Directors).
• Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
To apply: Please visit our website, http://www.msiworldwide.com/

Development Outreach and Communications Support, M&E Support Project, South Sudan

Company Profile:
MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey's international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Program Office requires support to assist USAID/South Sudan to effectively monitor, evaluate, and relay information about funded interventions. The Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) will provide USAID/South Sudan with flexible, demand-driven technical, analytic, advisory, training, monitoring, evaluation, and related support services for performance measurement, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, activity mapping, and performance information management and dissemination activities.

Position Summary:
The Development Outreach and Communications Support Officer will provide a range of communications services in support of the Mission Program Office. Presently this is a short term position until year end 2014. Predominantly work will be based in Juba, but travel within South Sudan may be required.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare communication materials (e.g. fact sheets, sectoral and state-level briefers, PowerPoint presentations, charts and graphs, etc.) that help USAID highlight the impact of USAID activities on the people of South Sudan.
• Plan and manage public events, including: preparation of scene setters, talking points, speeches and briefing materials; and coordinating with USAID, Embassy Juba and implementing partner staff.
• In close coordination with the DOC Specialist, who in turn will collaborate with the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Specialist, liaise with local media on the development and placement of print, radio, and television communications and information products to convey USAID program and project results to stakeholders in a manner cohesive with broader U.S. Government messaging.
• Supervise video shooting of USAID programs/activities and ensure video editing follows proper branding and marking in preparation for publication and social media.
• Provide data and feedback for regular mapping of USAID interventions.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in public relations, or related field is required. The successful candidate must be capable of crafting messages in various media formats (press releases, websites, stories, etc.) targeting a variety of audiences.
• Prior experience on international development programs, and in-depth knowledge of development issues required. Knowledge of USAID-funded communications is highly desirable.
• Proven track record of producing and disseminating information to a variety of target audiences under tight timeframes.
• Good written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and understanding of print, TV and social media.
• Demonstrated coordination and organizational skills within multi-cultural work environment.
• Master’s Degree in the field of public relations, communications or a related development area is preferred.
• Prior experience working in South Sudan highly desirable.
• Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and website development preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
To apply: Please visit our website, http://www.msiworldwide.com/

Rapid Assessment Team Leader, Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project, South Sudan

Company Profile:
MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey's international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Program Office requires support to assist USAID/South Sudan to effectively monitor, evaluate, and relay information about funded interventions. The Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) will provide USAID/South Sudan with flexible, demand-driven technical, analytic, advisory, training, monitoring, evaluation, and related support services for performance measurement, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, activity mapping, and performance information management and dissemination activities.

Position Summary:
The Team Leader will manage a rapid assessment of the critical functions of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP), the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining (MPM), and the Bank of South Sudan (BSS). USAID would like to understand exactly what critical functions are being performed by these institutions, along with what technical assistance is required to support these critical functions and keep the institutions operating properly.

This is a short term position and is expected to last around 35 working days. The position will be based in Juba with some flexibility of location for report-writing.

Responsibilities:
• Identify and describe the critical functions within the ministries that are vital to the state’s functioning as well as the technical assistance required to support the identified critical functions.
• Assess the ministries’ current ability to support the identified critical functions at the national, state, and local levels and whether sufficient political will is present to maintain these functions.
• Describe the type of technical assistance recommended to maintain each critical function and the advisors needed to support these functions.
• Identify other institutions (e.g., Customs Department, National Audit Chamber, Council of Minister, and the Parliament) that affect the outcomes of the critical functions of the four public institutions.
• Determine what the IFIs and other bi-lateral donors are capable of providing in support of the critical functions of the subject institutions.
• Assess how effective donor support has been in support of the selected ministries and their ability to maintain their critical functions.
• Have overall responsibility for providing all deliverables on schedule.
• Present a detailed final report on the assessment of the four public institutions and the identified critical functions. The report shall contain a separate spreadsheet summarizing the following information by institution: critical functions, the institution’s capacity to maintain the functions, technical assistance required, advisors required, and which donor can provide technical support by critical function.

Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in Economics, Public Administration, Management, or a related discipline.
• At least 15 years’ demonstrated experience.
• A full understanding of PFM, monetary, oil production, payment and human resource systems within developing countries and a solid understanding of how Ministries of Finance, Petroleum, Public Service and Central Banks (or similar bodies) should operate.
• Experience in Africa, preferably South Sudan.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Fluency in spoken and written English.
• Familiarity with USAID and/or other international development donors.
• Preference will be given to candidates with excellent research, data collection, analytical, project management and writing skills.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
To apply: Please visit our website, http://www.msiworldwide.com/

Senior Capacity Development Advisor, Evaluate for Health, Ghana

Company Profile:
MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey's international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:
The Evaluate for Health project will have two major efforts: one, to conduct assessments across USAID/Ghana’s health portfolio; and second, to build the monitoring, evaluation and action research capacity of the Mission, its grantees and local Ghanaian institutions. There will be three focus areas for this capacity building: Evaluation Studies and Assessments; Performance Monitoring and Evaluation; and Research Management. A heavy emphasis will be placed on evidence-based decision making and building local systems over training individuals. This is a five year project based in Accra, with travel throughout Ghana. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Accra.

**Ghanaian nationals strongly encourage to apply.**

Responsibilities:
• Lead the design, facilitation and management of all trainings, workshops, and long-term capacity building efforts with the USAID/Ghana Health Team, their grantees, government and local institutions.
• Manage all staff and consultants supporting capacity building efforts, ensuring quality control, timely deliverables and client satisfaction.
• Lead the design, development and implementation of all training related activities.

Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree (or foreign equivalent) in social sciences, organizational development, business and systems analysis, or related field.
• At least 10-15 years of progressive experience conducting capacity building efforts (analysis, training, consulting) with government agencies entities and local NGOs. At least five of these years should be in Africa.
• At least five years of experience managing teams.
• At least two years of experience implementing monitoring and evaluation activities.
• Excellent facilitation, interpersonal and team management skills.
• Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
To apply: Please visit our website, http://www.msiworldwide.com/

Education Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Early Grade Reading Program, Nepal

Company Profile:
MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey's international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:
The anticipated USAID-funded Early Grade Reading Program is a five-year activity that will provide human and institutional capacity development (HICD) to the Nepal Ministry of Education to undertake an early grade reading program. The HICD support will cover a range of technical work including curriculum design and development, teacher training, policy reform and national assessment. The HICD project will improve the MOE’s capacity to collect high quality data as well as support more evidence-based planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting, linked to Nepal’s new emphasis on primary school reading.

Position Summary:
MSI is recruiting for an Education Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to lead the design and implementation of all Evaluating Systemsactivities. M&E frameworks will include both qualitative and quantitative indicators as well as mid-line and end-line impact evaluations using the early grade reading assessment. The Specialist will be the lead in strengthening national capacity for data management and M&E data and collection. S/he will play a critical role in building the capacity of the MOE to continue regular performance monitoring of the program to determine if targets are being met and to create recommendations to improve program performance.

Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and be responsible for all data collection, monitoring, report generation, evaluation and related tasks.
• Conduct institutional performance assessments and reviews, reading and math based educational tests, pilot tests and impact evaluations.
• Share analysis and learning to internal and external stakeholders to facilitate decision making.
• Support overall program to monitor and evaluate the overall effectiveness and efficiency of goals.
• Provide technical assistance and training in the development and implementation of M&E systems and programs.
• Design the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations.
• Responsible for the design, quality development and production of all evaluations reports.
• Oversee, recruit for and ensure short-term technical experts and evaluation team members are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise.
• Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in education, statistics, or relevant field of study plus 15 years of experience; MS/MA/MB and 12 years of experience; JD/ABD and 10 years of experience; or a Ph.D. and 8 years of experience.
• At least six years of demonstrated experience in the design and management of evaluations (impact and performance), analyses and assessments, including the dosing of the evaluation methodology, developing performance management plans, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data quality verification techniques from large development projects.
• Exceptional technical skills in data management, monitoring and evaluation, mapping, and/or assessment.
• Experience leading an evaluation team.
• Experience building capacity of counterparts and demonstrated leadership and mentoring abilities.
• Demonstrated M&E experience on USAID-funded projects.
• Previous experience working in Asia preferred.
• Familiarity with current USAID policies related to evaluation and performance management.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills.
• CPT qualification preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
To apply: Please visit our website, http://www.msiworldwide.com/

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