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Information Officer
Senior Analyst—Policy and Technical Division (PTD)
Training Officer
HASC (Various Positions)
HASC (Multiple Positions)
Evaluation Team Leader (Indonesia)
CVE Team Leader/Senior Evaluation Specialist
CVE Sector Specialists
CVE Local Experts
Team Leader (MENA)
Evaluation Consultant (MENA)
Engineer/Scientist (MENA)
ADALAT Chief of Party (Afghanistan)
ADALAT Deputy Chief of Party (Afghanistan)
ADALAT Senior Rule of Law/Subject Matter Expert (Afghanistan)
LPAC Chief of Party (Liberia)
LPAC Deputy Chief Of Party (Liberia)
LPAC Judicial Training Advisor (Liberia)
LPAC Bar Association/Legal Profession Expert (Liberia)
LPAC Anti-Corruption Investigation Advisor (Liberia)
LPAC Monitoring & Evaluation Expert (Liberia)
Evaluation Specialists (Worldwide)

Proposal and Technical Writers

Information Officer

AMEX has an Institutional Support Services contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of Food for Peace (FFP). The FFP program seeks to reduce food insecurity by supporting international food aid programs designed and implemented by private voluntary organizations and public international organizations to address chronic and emergency food security situations. AMEX is searching for a qualified candidate for its Communications and Outreach/Policy and Technical Division to provide support to FFP with report writing, media and journalism, and materials updates, as well as to modify (or develop) and implement a public relations, communication and outreach strategy for FFP as an Information Officer. More specifically, support is needed for the regional geographic teams in their efforts to communicate the results of development and emergency programs, in addition to broad office communication efforts. This position is located in downtown Washington, DC and is available immediately.

Position Description and Responsibilities
The AMEX International information officer will be managed by the USAID FFP information officer and be placed on teams organized by geographic region. Geographic regions include West Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Near East, Horn and East Africa, and Central and Southern Africa. The information officer would work in close coordination with the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Information Support Unit to ensure collaboration.

The information officer would be responsible for supporting the communication needs of an individual geographic region, with the ability to backstop a particular regional crisis when needed. Responsibilities include:

  • Produce for dissemination, public information about FFP activities for food aid stakeholders, media and the general public in order to educate and promote a better understanding of FFP programs.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with representatives of FFP partners and other U.S. Government agencies to collect information for reports.
  • Prepare and update a standard information package on FFP programs, for briefings and for distribution to the public and the media.
  • Support for preparation of the United States International Food Assistance Report as required by Food for Peace Act legislation.
  • Updating website content related to the region.
  • Developing regional information products working closely with information and regional team leads on public relations such as press releases, media interviews, and talking points.
  • Writing success stories highlighting the benefits of FFP programs in the assigned region.
  • Providing research assistance by seeking out information on the internet and through partners on a specific country or issue.
  • Providing a weekly roundup of the region, highlighting successes or issues of concern for internal use.
  • Serving as the point of contact for facts and figures on the respective region.
  • Other responsibilities and support to divisions as needed. Some travel may be required.

Position Requirements and Preferred Experience:

  • U.S. Citizenship (in order to obtain a Secret Clearance)
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2-3 years relevant work experience
  • Demonstration of analytical ability, preferably in international development/humanitarian assistance
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel, as well as Adobe Acrobat and other budgetary and management applications
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail (writing samples will be requested)
  • Strong skills in journalism and media exposure a plus
  • Previous Information Specialist experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Salary will be based on past experience and prior salary history. A writing test (approx. 45 minutes) is required at the end of the interview. To apply, send the following materials by September 11 to resumes@amexdc.com, with the subject line FFP Information Officer: complete resume, completed USAID 1420 form, and a cover letter with other pertinent information and your earliest start date.

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Senior Analyst—Policy and Technical Division (PTD)

This one-year contract position is with AMEX International, Inc. and provides assistance and support under the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Food for Peace (DCHA/FFP), Policy and Technical Division (PTD). The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) reports directly to the DCHA Assistant Administrator. DCHA/FFP manages annual food aid and ancillary funds, and employs a combined direct-hire and non-direct hire staff of over 65 in Washington, DC and overseas offices.

The Senior Analyst/PTD is tasked with addressing seven broad policy and programmatic areas, and will provide Institutional Support Project (ISP) surge assistance and gap-filling to achieve an array of tasks and reporting deadlines. Working with AMEX staff and personnel through coordination with Team Leaders of Program Operations Division (POD); Geographic Division (Geo. Team); Training and Communications and Outreach/Policy and Technical Division (PTD), the Senior Analyst will also liaise with representatives from academic and partner institutions and represent DCHA/FFP in meetings as required. S/he will be the principal PTD Team Leader, responsible on a daily and recurring basis for coordinating, managing and distributing composite information associated with the efforts of FFP to meet identified emergency and non-emergency food needs worldwide, in conjunction with other DCHA/FFP staff.

In this capacity, and based on a comprehensive understanding of the roles and objectives of the Title II program and the complex array of food aid activities worldwide, the incumbent will evaluate and provide up-to-date reporting on projected food needs. In addition, the incumbent will investigate and develop special reports on significant, timely issues that surface as a result of trend analysis and other analytical indicators.

The position requires that s/he maintain regular contact with and collaborate with DCHA/FFP Washington and field staff and DCHA/FFP partners to remain apprised of DCHA/FFP activities and projects.

Position Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship (in order to obtain a Secret Clearance)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated analytical capability
  • Familiarity with word processing, especially Excel and ACCESS, and other office-related computer software systems
  • Excellent oral, writing, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in food aid and/or USAID contracting
  • Experience living/working in a developing country
  • Foreign language proficiency

Please apply by September 11, 2014. Email your most current and complete resume, a completed 1420 form, and a cover letter or email message explaining your particular interest in and aptitude for this position, along with your earliest possible start date to: resumes@amexdc.com, Subject line: Senior Analyst PTD. Completion of a writing exercise is required as part of the interview. Salary range is low to mid 40’s.

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Training Officer

AMEX International, Inc., a Washington, DC-based international consulting firm, seeks a Training Officer to join its Institutional Support Contract with USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP). FFP provides administrative, technical and financial oversight for the Public Law 480 (P.L. 480) Title II Program. Title II represents the largest amount of U.S. government resources committed to global food insecurity, providing over $7 billion of assistance since 2001. FFP makes available P.L. 480 Title II resources to private voluntary organizations, international organizations—especially the World Food Program—and foreign governments to address food needs and insecurity resulting from both short-term emergencies and longer term development problems in countries experiencing a food deficit.

Duties of the Training Officer:

  • Assist FFP to expand its training portfolio through assessing training needs, developing standardized training packages, modifying and/or developing technical training modules, and organizing and implementing training sessions related to Title II food aid program implementation.
  • Coordinate and facilitate FFP training sessions.
  • Assist with revising existing courses that are held throughout the year, in response to changing staff needs.
  • Assist in developing facilitator guides and participant notebooks that can also be used by regional (overseas) offices.
  • Assist in designing and implementing new courses and subsequent training packages that meet the on-going performance needs of FFP staff

Position Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship (in order to obtain a Secret Clearance)
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of five years' work experience in the training field, preferably in international development/humanitarian assistance
  • Previous training and writing experience
  • Strong attention to detail

Preferred experience includes one or more of the following:

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience in Food Aid
  • Experience living/working in a developing country
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Budget/spreadsheet management experience.

The salary is low to mid-sixties. To apply, send the following materials by September 12 to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line FFP Training: current resume, current USAID 1420 form, and cover letter indicating other relevant information and earliest start date.

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HASC Various Positions

AMEX International is currently recruiting qualified applicants to provide operational and administrative support services in coordinating a large, new USAID Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) program, which focuses on providing international aid and relief to populations in need around the world. This is an exciting opportunity to join us in helping USAID provide these services. This program is anticipated to begin in late 2014 and last for five years. Work will take place in Washington, DC and to selected areas around the world as needed.

To be successful, AMEX requires the following expertise as part of the DCHA team:

  • Deputy Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Grant Specialists (Senior, Mid-level, and Junior)
  • Recruiters (Senior, Mid-level and Junior)
  • Contract Specialists (Senior, Mid-level, and Junior)
  • Program Specialists and Assistants (Senior Mid-level, and Junior)
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Specialists (Senior, Mid-level, and Junior)
  • Supervisory Information Officers/ISU Manager
  • Deputy ISU Managers
  • Information Officers and Specialists (Senior, Mid-level, and Junior)
  • Communication & Outreach Specialists
  • DART Team Information Officers (Director, Deputy, Senior, and Junior)

If you are interested in being proposed for any of the above or other positions not listed here, please read the attached Statement of Work and submit (1) an updated resume, (2) a cover letter stating your interest and relevant experience and (3) a completed and signed USAID 1420 form to resumes@amexdc.com by Monday, September 11, 2014, using HASC + your position of interest in the subject line (e.g. HASC Operations Manager). Applicants who meet the requirements and follow all application instructions will be contacted with additional instructions. All positions are contingent upon contract award. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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HASC (Multiple Positions)

USAID HASC Positions
AMEX International seeks well-qualified applicants to provide a wide range of administrative, technical, and managerial expertise in coordinating the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) international disaster response and humanitarian assistance, emergency and developmental food aid, conflict mitigation programs, transition activities and other DCHA Bureau initiatives for USAID’s Bureau for Office of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). This program is set to last for five years. Work associated with this program will take place in Washington, DC and in disaster/conflict areas as needed. Full information is located in the attached Statement of Work (SOW).

Candidates are sought for each of the following 5 key positions, as well as other positions described in the SOW:

1) The Project Manager will be responsible for leading, directing, and monitoring the overall project in addition to the contract’s performance of task orders. This individual will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects, ensuring consistency with client’s overall management plan. The Project Manager will provide oversight and executive level management to overall contract operations, often involving multiple projects/tasks and groups of personnel at multiple locations. This individual will also be responsible for ensuring that senior level management within the client’s organization is aware of overall program status. The Project Manager will coordinate and facilitate the timely submission of financial, performance, and status reports and other reports required by the client.

2) The Supervisory Grant/Agreement Specialist will be responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and managing all grants processing activities. S/he will provide recommendations to senior management that significantly affect grants operations. S/he will also communicate assistance policies & procedures and significant changes through meetings, written documentation, and oral presentations. The Supervisory Grant Specialist will perform a variety of supervisory functions to include assigning and supervising the activities of grant specialists. This person will serve as the principal point of contact for information/guidance on grants and will provide guidance in the interpretation of assistance award terms and conditions, U.S. Government (USG) and non-USG regulations. The Supervisory Grant/Agreement Specialist manages and oversees their Grants Team.

3) The Senior Level Recruiter will develop and initiate effective sourcing strategies and recommend recruiting strategies to ensure a successful search in a given time frame, using inputs from the client’s technical team. S/he will plan and participate in job fairs and networking events to recruit candidates. The Senior Recruiter will develop effective working relationships with other professional and management recruitment agencies and schools. S/he will administer tests and interpret results. The Senior Recruiter will work with hiring managers and recruitment personnel to determine staffing needs, along with minimum qualifications and skills required for positions. S/he will develop and maintain a strong network of contacts as a source of quality candidates. The Senior Recruiter will review applications to identify and determine qualified candidates for consideration of the selection panel. This individual will advise the client on hiring and compensation guidelines.

4) The Senior Level Contract Specialist will be responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and managing all contract-processing activities for the recruitment of personal services contractors (PSCs). S/he will assist with OAA in the negotiation, analysis, and closeouts of USPSC contracts; will assist the client with preparation and the development of a negotiation strategy, and assist the Contracting Officer in executing these negotiations. The Senior Contract Specialist will prepare contract files and required electronic documents; will research, analyze and review all applicable policies, guidance and regulations to support the client’s Contracting Officer decisions. The incumbent will perform necessary research and preparation for all documentation associated with the termination of contracts. The Senior Contract Specialist’s responsibility will oversee and manage junior level contracting personnel. S/he will manage the onboarding process of new PSCs. The Senior Contract Specialist will submit periodic reports on status of applicants and status of required documentation.

5) The Supervisory Information Specialist/ ISU Manager will provide diverse informational support services to the client, which include research and production of various information products, fact sheets updates and situational reports, demographics, general situation, political/military situations, relief efforts, sector needs, and assistance provided by the U.S. Government. S/he will collect, synthesize, and analyze information pertaining to humanitarian emergencies and response efforts, and draw upon that information to draft, edit, appropriately format, and disseminate a wide range of internal and external information products in Washington, D.C. and overseas. The Supervisory Information Specialist serves as the ISU Manager and is required to attend meetings in Washington, D.C., and in disaster zones, and collaborate closely with information counterparts from other U.S. Government agencies, the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations to ensure the effective communication of all relevant humanitarian information to relevant staff.

Basic Requirements for Key Personnel: Qualified candidates will have a master’s degree in a relevant field and at least 12 years of relevant experience and credentials; or a Ph.D. and 8 years of relevant experience and credentials. Candidates’ experience must include previous experience supporting a similar project (i.e. humanitarian assistance, conflict management, emergency aid relief, etc.). Knowledge of USAID policies and regulations is a huge plus. Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required. Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance is preferred.

If interested in any position either listed above or in the SOW, please review the attached Statement of Work and submit an updated resume/CV, a completed and signed 1420 form, along with a letter briefly summarizing your interest and qualifying experience using HASC + your position of interest (e.g. HASC Operations Manager) to resumes@amexdc.com using the subject line HASC by September 8, 2014. AMEX will contact qualified candidates with additional instructions. Positions listed are contingent upon contract award. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Evaluation Team Leader (Indonesia)

AMEX International seeks qualified applicants for the The five-year USAID/Indonesia Higher Education Leadership and Management Project (HELM) is committed to programming that responds to needs identified by Directorate General for Higher Education (DIKTI) and is similarly committed to advancing the development process among the 50 partner institutions.  The purpose of this mid-term evaluation is to assess the progress and performance of the HELM project on those four key components mentioned above. more specifically, the evaluation should assess the progress of the helm project in terms of (1) improving the knowledge and skills of higher education staff in the four core areas; (2) supporting the partner heis in implementing their thematic action plans; and  (3) contributing to improved processes and systems at the institutional level. More information on this project is located in the attached SOW.


The Evaluation Team Leader should possess graduate-level degree (Ph.D. or master’s degree) in education (preferably higher education), social sciences, or a related relevant field. The Team Leader should also have a minimum of five years of working experience with higher education evaluations, ten years of working experience with higher education activities, an understanding of gender and prior experience working in Indonesia.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the attached Scope of Work and submit an updated CV and a completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com by Wednesday August 28th, 2014, using the subject line HELM in your response. Candidates that do not submit all materials completed and (where applicable) signed will not be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CVE Team Leader

AMEX International seeks qualified candidates for an upcoming USAID assessment. The objective of these assessments is to allow the USAID and its interagency partners to understand the risks of violent extremism and recommendations to counter these risks. This effort will require two separate risk assessments: one undertaken in the countries of the Lake Chad Basin (Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon) and the second in a limited number of countries in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya). This project has a tentative start date between November-December 2014 and is set to last for approximately two years. Additional information can be found in the attached Statement of Work (SOW).


The CVE Team Leader/ Senior Evaluation Specialist will provide leadership for the team, finalize the evaluation design, coordinate activities, arrange periodic meetings, consolidate individual input from team members, and coordinate the process of assembling the final findings and recommendations into a high quality document. S/he will write the final report. S/he will also lead the preparation and presentation of the key evaluation findings and recommendations to the USAID and other major partners.
The Team Leader/Senior Evaluation Specialist should have:

  • A postgraduate degree in international development or related subject. S/he should have at least 15 years of experience designing, implementing and monitoring/evaluating development programs, preferably in Africa.
  • Extensive experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative assessments, and strong familiarity with the peace and security sector
  • Excellent oral and written skills are required (Copies of evaluation work required) Knowledge of French an advantage.
  • Experience in leading evaluation teams and preparing high quality documents.

To qualify, please submit an updated resume/CV, cover letter, and a completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com no  later than August 25th, 2014. Please use the subject line CVE. Only qualified applicants that complete all requirements will be considered. AMEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CVE Sector Specialists

AMEX International seeks qualified candidates for an upcoming USAID assessment. The objective of these assessments is to allow the USAID and its interagency partners to understand the risks of violent extremism and recommendations to counter these risks. This effort will require two separate risk assessments: one undertaken in the countries of the Lake Chad Basin (Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon) and the second in a limited number of countries in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya). This project has a tentative start date between November-December 2014 and is set to last for approximately two years. Additional information can be found in the attached Statement of Work (SOW).

CVE Sector Specialists & Experts are required to assist the Team Leader in ensuring prompt submission and quality of deliverables under this mechanism. At a minimum, the technical experts on the assessment team must possess the following:

  • An advanced degree or eight plus years of experience in conducting field and secondary analytical (i.e. monitoring and evaluation) research
  • A comprehensive experience in and understanding of the African continent in one or more region as specified
  • A comprehensive understanding of a broad range of experience including conflict
    mitigation, counterterrorism or counter extremism, media and communication, community development, gender, religion, education, and youth, as well as experience monitoring and evaluation such programming.
  • Experience in working in conflict, post-conflict or insecure environment
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of French or Arabic desirable

To qualify, please submit an updated resume/CV, cover letter, and a completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com no  later than August 25th, 2014. Please use the subject line CVE. Only qualified applicants that complete all requirements will be considered. AMEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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CVE Local Experts

AMEX International seeks qualified candidates for an upcoming USAID assessment. The objective of these assessments is to allow the USAID and its interagency partners to understand the risks of violent extremism and recommendations to counter these risks. This effort will require two separate risk assessments: one undertaken in the countries of the Lake Chad Basin (Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon) and the second in a limited number of countries in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya). This project has a tentative start date between November-December 2014 and is set to last for approximately two years. Additional information can be found in the attached Statement of Work (SOW).

CVE Local Expert(s) must be able to assist the technical team to undertake their research and analysis tasks in the region and be able to assist with translation and coordination as necessary. USAID emphasizes that the expertise of the local staff is taken into consideration for research and analysis and not just for translation and coordination. Key skills could include the following:

  • A comprehensive understanding of a broad range of experience from a local and regional perspective including: conflict mitigation, counterterrorism or counter extremism, media and communication, community development, gender, religion, education, and youth
  • Experience in coalescing groups and conducting interviews and focus groups
  • Ability to act as cultural interlocutor for the research team
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of French, Arabic or Swahili desirable
  • Must be a citizen of any of the countries listed in the SOW (i.e. Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, etc).

To qualify, please submit an updated resume/CV, cover letter, and a completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com no  later than August 25th, 2014. Please use the subject line CVE. Only qualified applicants that complete all requirements will be considered. AMEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Team Leader (MENA)

AMEX International is now recruiting qualified applicants for the mid-term evaluation of two related water activities managed by USAID’s Middle East Bureau/ Technical Services (ME/TS): the Monitoring Agriculture and Water Resources Development (MAWRED), implemented by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA); and the Water Information System Platforms (WISPs) for Use in the MENA Region, implemented by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA). The evaluation will provide findings and recommendations to be used by ME/TS to improve program implementation for remaining years. The findings and recommendations will be shared with USAID Missions in the countries where the awards are implemented, with the ICBA and NASA teams, and with other relevant stakeholders as needed. More information about these programs and this evaluation can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

The Team Leader will be a senior or mid-level international expert, with 5 years of experience in leading and conducting evaluations of development activities, preferably with experience in social science evaluation methods, especially program performance evaluations, rapid appraisal techniques, case studies and other relevant data collection/analysis techniques. The team leader should also have superior management, interpersonal relations and writing skills, and a solid technical understanding of issues related to water resources management, preferably in MENA region. A minimum of a graduate degree is required. Previous USAID experience is preferred.

To qualify, please submit an updated resume/CV, cover letter, and a completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com no  later than August 15th, 2014. Please use the subject line METS. Only qualified applicants that complete all requirements will be considered. AMEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Evaluation Consultant (MENA)

AMEX International is now recruiting qualified applicants for the mid-term evaluation of two related water activities managed by USAID’s Middle East Bureau/ Technical Services (ME/TS): the Monitoring Agriculture and Water Resources Development (MAWRED), implemented by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA); and the Water Information System Platforms (WISPs) for Use in the MENA Region, implemented by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA). The evaluation will provide findings and recommendations to be used by ME/TS to improve program implementation for remaining years. The findings and recommendations will be shared with USAID Missions in the countries where the awards are implemented, with the ICBA and NASA teams, and with other relevant stakeholders as needed. More information about these programs and this evaluation can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

The Evaluation Specialist/Consultant will be a mid-level international expert, with 3 years of experience in leading and conducting evaluations of development activities, preferably with experience in social science evaluation methods, especially program performance evaluations, rapid appraisal techniques, case studies and other relevant data collection/analysis techniques. The team leader should also have superior management, interpersonal relations and writing skills, and a solid technical understanding of issues related to water resources management, preferably in MENA region. A minimum of a graduate degree is required. Previous USAID experience is preferred

To qualify, please submit an updated resume/CV, cover letter, anda completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com no  later than August 15th, 2014. Please use the subject line METS. Only qualified applicants that complete all requirements will be considered. AMEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Engineer/Scientist (MENA)

AMEX International is now recruiting qualified applicants for the mid-term evaluation of two related water activities managed by USAID’s Middle East Bureau/ Technical Services (ME/TS): the Monitoring Agriculture and Water Resources Development (MAWRED), implemented by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA); and the Water Information System Platforms (WISPs) for Use in the MENA Region, implemented by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA). The evaluation will provide findings and recommendations to be used by ME/TS to improve program implementation for remaining years. The findings and recommendations will be shared with USAID Missions in the countries where the awards are implemented, with the ICBA and NASA teams, and with other relevant stakeholders as needed. More information about these programs and this evaluation can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

The Engineer/Scientist will provide technical expertise (minimum 10 years of experience) in the application of remote sensing data and water resources models; and at least one team member must be proficient in Arabic. A minimum of a graduate degree is required. S/he should also have superior management, interpersonal relations and writing skills, and a solid technical understanding of issues related to water resources management, preferably in MENA region. A minimum of a graduate degree is required. Previous USAID experience is preferred.

To qualify, please submit an updated resume/CV, cover letter, and a completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com no  later than August 15th, 2014. Please use the subject line METS. Only qualified applic ants that complete all requirements will be considered. AMEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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ADALAT Chief of Party (Afghanistan)

Background
The Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency (ADALAT) is a USAID funded program that aims to increase citizen access to justice services based on Afghan law. It will work closely with Afghan justice institutions to increase judicial professional development, improve judicial administrative and management systems, and strengthen the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Department of the Huquq, and its interaction with traditional justice. It also will develop the technical, organizational, and management capacity of USAID civil society partners operating in the formal and traditional justice sectors. ADALAT will implement systems and increase the technical and administrative capacity of Afghan counterparts to operate without donor assistance in the future. ADALAT will strive to secure Afghan counterparts' buy-in and ownership of activities throughout the life of the Task Order, including evidence of cost sharing as appropriate.


Position Description
In anticipation of this effort, AMEX International seeks qualified candidates to serve as the Chief of Party (COP) for this program. The COP will be the primary point of contact between USAID, various stakeholders, beneficiaries and relevant community groups, as needed. S/he will be responsible for the technical and financial oversight, personnel management and leadership, reporting, and the prompt submission of high quality deliverables required under this contract.


Qualifications for the Chief of Party include:

  • A Master’s Degree in Law, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field
  • At least 10 years of demonstrable experience leading and managing international USAID projects (preferably in conflict settings)
  • Strong knowledge of the judicial sector and climate in Afghanistan
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, which includes the ability to lead, coordinate and maintain strong relationships between USAID, government officials, subcontractors, international staff and community organizations as needed
  • Previous experience in the design, implementation and management of performance monitoring systems and/or performance evaluations (specifically for USAID)
  • Outstanding report-writing and presentation skills

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated resume or CV, a cover letter, and a completed application to resumes@amexdc.com using the subject line ADALAT. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants not meeting the minimum requirement will not be considered. Qualified applicants will be contacted with further instructions upon release of the RFP. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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ADALAT Deputy Chief of Party (Afghanistan)

Position Description
In anticipation of this effort, AMEX International seeks qualified candidates to serve as the Deputy Chief of Party (COP) for this program. The COP will be the primary point of contact between USAID, various stakeholders, beneficiaries and relevant community groups, as needed. S/he will manage all aspects of this contract, including technical and financial oversight, personnel management and leadership, reporting, and the prompt submission of high quality deliverables required under this contract.


Qualifications for the Chief of Party include:

  • A Master’s Degree in Law, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field
  • At least 8 years of demonstrable experience leading and managing international USAID projects (preferably in conflict settings)
  • Strong knowledge of the judicial sector and climate in Afghanistan
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, which includes the ability to lead, coordinate and maintain strong relationships between USAID, government officials, subcontractors, international staff and community organizations as needed
  • Previous experience in the design, implementation and management of performance monitoring systems and/or performance evaluations (specifically for USAID)
  • Outstanding report-writing and presentation skills

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated resume or CV, a cover letter, and a completed application to resumes@amexdc.com using the subject line ADALAT. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants not meeting the minimum requirement will not be considered. Qualified applicants will be contacted with further instructions upon release of the RFP. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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ADALAT Senior Rule of Law/Subject Matter Expert (Afghanistan)

Background
The Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency (ADALAT) is a USAID funded program that aims to increase citizen access to justice services based on Afghan law. It will work closely with Afghan justice institutions to increase judicial professional development, improve judicial administrative and management systems, and strengthen the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Department of the Huquq, and its interaction with traditional justice. It also will develop the technical, organizational, and management capacity of USAID civil society partners operating in the formal and traditional justice sectors. ADALAT will implement systems and increase the technical and administrative capacity of Afghan counterparts to operate without donor assistance in the future. ADALAT will strive to secure Afghan counterparts' buy-in and ownership of activities throughout the life of the Task Order, including evidence of cost sharing as appropriate.


Position Description
In anticipation of this effort, AMEX International seeks qualified Senior Level Rule of Law/Subject Matter Experts to provide technical advice and direction for the upcoming ADALAT activity.


Qualifications for Rule of Law Experts include:

  • A Master’s Degree in Law, Criminal Justice,  Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field
  • At least 10 years of demonstrable experience providing senior level technical support to international USAID programs
  • Strong knowledge of the justice sector and climate in Afghanistan; working experience in Afghanistan is strongly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, which includes the ability to lead, coordinate and maintain strong relationships between USAID, government officials, subcontractors, international staff and community organizations as needed
  • Strong English communication skills; proficiency in Pashto or Farsi is highly desirable

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated resume or CV, a cover letter, and a completed application to resumes@amexdc.com using the subject line ADALAT. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants not meeting the minimum requirement will not be considered. Qualified applicants will be contacted with further instructions upon release of the RFP. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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LPAC Chief of Party

Background
The Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption activity (LPAC) is five-year activity that will become USAID/Liberia's primary formal justice sector program.  It consists of two components.  The first component directs capacity building to the four key Liberian justice sector institutions that educate, regulate and inform legal professionals. The second component supports the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and associated Government of Liberia (“GOL”) entities in their efforts to investigate, prosecute and convict perpetrators of corruption related crimes, and to educate the public regarding the fight against corruption in Liberia.


Position Description
In preparation for this effort, AMEX International seeks a qualified Chief of Party (COP) to lead the implementation of the five-year LPAC activity. S/he will be the primary contact and liaison between USAID and GOL officials, along with various NGOs, beneficiary institutions, private sector organizations, and community based groups.


Qualifications

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience working on complex donor-funded rule of law or anti-corruption projects in developing countries, of which at least five (5) years have been in Chief of Party or equivalent status, preferably including implementation of USAID rule of law or anti-corruption programs.
  • Significant professional experience in fragile states required. West Africa experience preferred but not required. 
  • AJD or equivalent level law degree from an accredited university in a common law country
  • Must be fluent in English, fully computer literate, and possess demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and inter-personal skills.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line LPAC. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis; qualified candidates will be contacted with further instructions. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements nor submit all qualified materials will not be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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LPAC Deputy Chief Of Party

Background
The Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption activity (LPAC) is five-year activity that will become USAID/Liberia's primary formal justice sector program.  It consists of two components.  The first component directs capacity building to the four key Liberian justice sector institutions that educate, regulate and inform legal professionals. The second component supports the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and associated Government of Liberia (“GOL”) entities in their efforts to investigate, prosecute and convict perpetrators of corruption related crimes, and to educate the public regarding the fight against corruption in Liberia.


Position Description
In preparation for this effort, AMEX International seeks a qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to assist the Chief of Party the implementation of the five-year LPAC activity. S/he will provide administrative support and liaise between USAID and GOL officials, along with various NGOs, beneficiary institutions, private sector organizations, and community based groups.  The Deputy Chief of Party will primarily work with the Law School on a regular basis.


Qualifications

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience working on complex donor-funded rule of law or legal education projects in developing countries, of which at least three (3) years have been in DCOP or equivalent status. 
  • Must have experience in legal educational capacity building, preferably including institutional sustainability, academic reform, and clinical legal education. 
  • Significant professional experience in fragile states required. West Africa experience preferred but not required. 
  • Must possess fluency in English, fully computer literate, and possess demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and inter-personal skills.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line LPAC. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis; qualified candidates will be contacted with further instructions. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements nor submit all qualified materials will not be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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LPAC Judicial Training Advisor

Background
The Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption activity (LPAC) is five-year activity that will become USAID/Liberia's primary formal justice sector program.  It consists of two components.  The first component directs capacity building to the four key Liberian justice sector institutions that educate, regulate and inform legal professionals. The second component supports the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and associated Government of Liberia (“GOL”) entities in their efforts to investigate, prosecute and convict perpetrators of corruption related crimes, and to educate the public regarding the fight against corruption in Liberia.


Position Description
In preparation for this effort, AMEX International seeks a qualified Judicial Training Advisor to provide technical assistance and skills transfer to the Director and technical staff of the Judicial Institute.  The advisor must possess the requisite skills, education and experience to deliver expert guidance as well as to manage long and short-term consultants who will backstop him/her in carrying out these duties. While primarily working with the Judicial Institute on a day-to-day basis, the Judicial Training Advisor may be called upon to share his or her expertise with the Law School, LACC or the LNBA.


Qualifications

  • Significant experience in successful implementation of judicial training programs and operations in developing countries; experience in post-conflict or fragile states preferred
  • General understanding of the West African political/judicial landscape is preferred but not required.   
  • A JD or equivalent level law degree from an accredited university in a common law country. 
  • Experience as a judge or in a judicial capacity in a common law jurisdiction is highly desired. 
  • Must possess fluency in English, fully computer literate, and possess demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and inter-personal skills.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line LPAC. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis; qualified candidates will be contacted with further instructions. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements nor submit all qualified materials will not be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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LPAC Bar Association/Legal Profession Expert

Background
The Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption activity (LPAC) is five-year activity that will become USAID/Liberia's primary formal justice sector program.  It consists of two components.  The first component directs capacity building to the four key Liberian justice sector institutions that educate, regulate and inform legal professionals. The second component supports the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and associated Government of Liberia (“GOL”) entities in their efforts to investigate, prosecute and convict perpetrators of corruption related crimes, and to educate the public regarding the fight against corruption in Liberia.


Position Description
In preparation for this effort, AMEX International seeks a qualified Bar Association/Legal Profession Expert to provide technical assistance and skills transfer to the Executive Committee and technical staff of the LNBA.  The expert must possess the requisite skills, education and experience to both deliver expert guidance and manage long and short-term consultants who will backstop her/him in carrying out these duties.  While primarily working with the LNBA on a day-to-day basis, the Bar Association/Legal Profession Expert may be called upon to share his/her expertise with the Judicial Institute, the LACC or the Law School.


Qualifications

  • A JD or equivalent level law degree from an accredited university in a common law country. 
  • Prior experience in bar association management and organizational development highly preferred.
  • Experience with continuing legal education course and program development, and public communications and outreach development in developing countries, highly preferred.
  • Must possess fluency in English, fully computer literate, and possess demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and inter-personal skills.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line LPAC. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis; qualified candidates will be contacted with further instructions. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements nor submit all qualified materials will not be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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LPAC Anti-Corruption Investigation Advisor

Background
The Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption activity (LPAC) is five-year activity that will become USAID/Liberia's primary formal justice sector program.  It consists of two components.  The first component directs capacity building to the four key Liberian justice sector institutions that educate, regulate and inform legal professionals. The second component supports the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and associated Government of Liberia (“GOL”) entities in their efforts to investigate, prosecute and convict perpetrators of corruption related crimes, and to educate the public regarding the fight against corruption in Liberia.


Position Description
In preparation for this effort, AMEX International seeks a qualified Anti-Corruption Investigation Advisor to provide technical assistance and skills transfer to the Executive Committee and technical staff of the LNBA.  The expert must possess the requisite skills, education and experience to both deliver expert guidance and manage long and short-term consultants who will backstop her/him in carrying out these duties.


Qualifications

  • Professional-level knowledge in multiple areas of investigative techniques are preferred, including inquiry; data collection and analysis; search; inspection; surveillance techniques; record and document examination and analysis; tracking of assets; tasks such as working with appropriate agencies to freeze bank accounts; and custody or control of a suspect under investigation. 
  • Previous work experience with high-level enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation or a major metropolitan police department is highly desirable. 

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, andacompleted AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line LPAC. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis; qualified candidates will be contacted with further instructions. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements nor submit all qualified materials will not be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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LPAC Monitoring & Evaluation Expert

The Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption activity (LPAC) is five-year activity that will become USAID/Liberia's primary formal justice sector program.  It consists of two components.  The first component directs capacity building t o the four key Liberian justice sector institutions that educate, regulate and inform legal professionals. The second component supports the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and associated Government of Liberia (“GOL”) entities in their efforts to investigate, prosecute and convict perpetrators of corruption related crimes, and to educate the public regarding the fight against corruption in Liberia.


Position Description
In preparation for this effort, AMEX International seeks a qualified Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to provide performance monitoring and evaluation of LPAC activities to include developing appropriate indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection and management of program data, and recommending changes to performance monitoring and work plans. The M&E Officer will also provide technical assistance and M&E training to the target institutions, specifically assisting the Judicial Institute to establish its own M&E team and program.  S/he will liaise with USAID/Liberia and L-MEP in the M&E design, modification and reporting.  S/he will train local M&E staff to assume primary activity M&E responsibilities as of Year 3 of the project.


Qualifications

  • At least six (6) years of experience in planning and implementing M&E for large organizations, including experience in training of M&E staff and at least three (3) years of experience in developing countries. 
  • Experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation of USG/USAID programs is strongly preferred. 
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with preference given to candidates with an MA degree or professional M&E certifications.
  • Fluency in English, fully computer literate, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and completed AMEX International application to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line LPAC. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis; qualified candidates will be contacted with further instructions. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements nor submit all qualified materials will not be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Evaluation Specialists (Worldwide)

AMEX holds a contract with the USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) to perform a variety of evaluation activities worldwide. This work is carried out primarily for various overseas USAID missions, but occasionally is in and for the Washington, DC agency headquarters. The tasks assigned under this mechanism span multiple countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Annually, about 90% of the evaluations are performance evaluations. and the rest are impact evaluations.

AMEX seeks individuals, as well as companies and organizations, that are experienced in evaluation and data collection work—from all countries.

The work has been heavily involved in designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluation studies and assessments. This evaluation work often focuses on specific sectors or cuts across sector and technical areas, such as economic growth; agriculture and trade; education and training; conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance; health and nutrition; environment and natural resources; democracy and governance; urban programs; and women in development. All work is dictated by task orders periodically issued by USAID and is primarily short-term (a few weeks or months at a time).

We are asked to do performance evaluations, impact evaluations, evaluation case studies, meta-evaluations, cross-sector and multi-country evaluations and other evaluative studies. These generally include evaluations that identify lessons learned about which development interventions work and which do not. In addition, the broad evaluation services under this project require skills in evaluation research design (including quantitative impact evaluation methods, experimental and quasi experimental design, and qualitative methods); data collection, analysis, and synthesis; report writing;and planning for use and dissemination of evaluation findings.

Our consultants are generally asked to design and facilitate independent rigorous performance evaluations of USAID-funded country programs, projects, and activities, and then to conduct data collection and analysis and produce reports on evaluation findings that are clear and accessible to multiple audiences. They are expected to

  • Determine whether projects are achieving the intended results and identify mid-project corrections where appropriate
  • Determine whether the needs of intended customers are being served
  • Determine why unexpected progress, either positive or negative, is occurring

Candidates must be able to work with their teammates to:

  • Identify evaluation questions that assess specific programs
  • Determine methodologies for sampling
  • Determine methodologies for data collection and analysis
  • Create data collection instruments
  • Collect or supervise the collection of data outlined in the methodology
  • Determine formats for recording and reporting findings

If you are interested in having us include your resume in our database as a short-term (or long-term) consultant, please email the following items to us as soon as you can: your most current and complete resume and a completed AMEX Evaluation Skills Summary form. Send these to resumes@amexdc.com, with the email subject line: Evaluation. In your covering email or cover letter, please cite the sectors or technical areas in which you have mostly done evaluations. If you are a company or organization, please send a cover letter, information about your company or organization, and the name and title of a person whom we can contact.

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Proposal and Technical Writers

About AMEX International

AMEX International, Inc. is an international development firm based in Washington, DC. For over 30 years, AMEX has provided high quality consulting services to the US Government and other international organizations.

Position Description

AMEX has an opportunity for an experienced Proposal/Technical Writer in our headquarters office. The candidate would be responsible for preparing proposals for USAID program implementation, development and evaluation; the formulation of response strategies and concepts; undertaking research; drafting proposals in response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and developing work plans, activities, and performance indicators. This is a great opportunity for a Program Manager, Grant Writer or Proposal Manager for a government contractor or similar organization. This is a short-term, contract position with the possibility of full-time employment.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate, at a minimum, the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree (or a professional equivalent) in Technical Writing, Professional/Business Writing, English, International Development, or a related subject
  • Five (5) years of Progressive Grant/Technical Writing experience required; knowledge and experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of international development projects and programs is a huge plus
  • Six (6) years of Progressive Proposal Writing/Coordination experience, particularly for USAID contracts
  • Adequate knowledge of current issues, events, trends and practices pertaining to USAID programming and/or International Development are welcomed

If you are interested, please email an updated resume, USAID 1420 Form, a cover letter that highlights your experience as it relates to the required skills, and a list of professional references to resumes@amexdc.com with the subject line Proposal Writer. AMEX will contact qualified applicants with further instructions. AMEX International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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