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Senior Education Officers (Washington, DC)
E3 Program Manager(Washington, DC)
Geographic Analyst -- EAH/ANE Regions (Washington, DC)
Geographic Surge Analyst (Washington, DC)
Budget Analyst (Washington, DC)
Human Resources/Administrative Manager (Mali)
Justice Sector/Court Management Analyst (Mali)
M&E Specialist (Mali)
Geographic Surge Analysts - Two Positions
Web Designer/Developer
Vice President-- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (Washington, DC)
Proposal and Technical Writers

Senior Education Officers (Washington, DC)

Position Description
AMEX seeks Senior Education Officers to provide technical, operational, research and/or administrative support to the E3 Bureau housed within the United States Agency for International Development in a variety of cross-functional activities supporting the delivery of education assistance programs to developing nations. These positions are fulltime positions based in the Washington, DC region. Senior Education Officers will provide support in the following areas:

  • Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
  • Knowledge Management
  • Research & Policy Analysis
  • Strategic Communications & Media Outreach
  • Technical Support (Basic Education, Higher Education/Workforce Development)
  • Project Management/Design
  • Finance/Procurement

***These positions are contingent upon contract award***

Duties & Responsibilities
Senior Education Officers will perform any combination of the following illustrative tasks:

  • Serve as a geographic area or region-wide technical resource for education issues; program evaluation;
  • Provide policy, portfolio management, and reporting support; knowledge management program and guidance;
  • Deliver global multilateral education partnership development and support; preparation of education reports and recommendations;
  • Conducts research and policy analysis work; developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders;
  • Provide technical support to USAID Missions, regional bureaus, and (as assigned) reading/literacy teams, education in conflict/crisis teams, and/or higher education/ workforce development teams ; knowledge management and training; policy, portfolio management, and training;
  • Conduct education assessments, policy analysis, and recommendations; education strategy development and program planning; project and activity design, management, and implementation; research and evaluation focused on literacy and early grade reading; education in crisis or conflict-affected environments; workforce development; and higher education.
  • Prepare written project and activity design materials; participate in acquisition/assistance development and implementation; performance monitoring; and/or
  • Support the financing of education and public-private partnerships coordination; agency-wide technical resource on finance.

General Qualifications
Education: Master’s degree in international education, education policy and planning, educational administration, educational economics, organizational development and learning data analysis, evaluation, statistics, or related field required, with a doctorate preferred.

Experience: Seven years of experience working in the area of international educational development or related areas including:  finance, project design/management, communications, procurement organizational development and learning monitoring, and/or evaluation, ideally some of which overseas.

US Citizenship is required; persons with Secret/TS Security Clearances are strongly preferred.

Application Instructions
Please submit an updated resume, a cover letter, and a signed USAID Biographical Data (1420) form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line Senior Education Officer. The USAID Biodata form is available on our website at www.amexdc.com/opening.asp. AMEX will review applicants on a rolling basis and contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

EEO Notice
AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, and/or disability. All applicants will receive equal opportunity and all selection decisions will be based solely on job-related factors.

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E3 Program Manager (Washington, DC)

Background
For over 30 years, AMEX International has provided a vast range of technical, managerial, administrative, and institutional support to several federal and international clients including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and The World Bank, with a particular focus on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Position Description
AMEX seeks a Program Manager to provide technical management, leadership and oversight of all contract staff and operations. The PM will ensure maximum recruitment of contractor employee positions, consistent hiring practices, and comprehensive employee orientation and onboarding to ensure proper deployment of contract staff. This position will be based in the Washington, DC region.

***This position is based upon contract award***

Qualifications

  • A relevant advanced degree in a qualifying subject including Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in program management; human resources management; experience with financial management and employee contract negotiation is a plus;
  • Knowledge of State/Federal employee regulations, including but not limited to: EEOC and OFCCP;
  • Experience working in a contracting environment is a plus; previous USAID experience is preferred
  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc).
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines and projects; exceptional time management, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • PHR or SPHR certification is strongly preferred.
  • An Active Secret/TS Security Clearance is strongly preferred

Application Instructions
Please submit an updated resume, a cover letter, and a signed USAID Biographical Data 1420 form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line E3 Program Manager. The USAID Biodata form is available on our website at www.amexdc.com/opening.asp. AMEX will review applicants on a rolling basis and contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

EEO Notice
AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, and/or disability. All applicants will receive equal opportunity and all selection decisions will be based solely on job-related factors.

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Geographic Analyst -- EAH/ANE Regions (Washington, DC)

The position is located in downtown Washington, DC and the employment period will begin immediately.  Positions are short-term, for a period of ten months.

AMEX International Inc., an international development firm located in Washington, DC, is currently implementing an institutional support contract for the USAID Food for Peace (FFP) project, and immediately requires a qualified candidate for its Geographic Team to provide assistance with FFP programs in the Asia/Near East (ANE) and East Africa/Horn (EAH) regions. The FFP program seeks to reduce food insecurity by supporting country programs designed and implemented by Private Voluntary Organizations, the World Food Program and other partners.

Position Description: Duties include assisting FFP in backstopping its programs in the ANE and EAH regions by providing administrative, technical and logistical assistance to USAID/FFP.  Duties include preparation of documentation to support FFP program review and approval activities, including the review of budgets; drafting memoranda and preparing transfer authorizations; and drafting program approval letters and related documentation for new proposals; providing assistance to FFP in the timely closeout of grants and cooperative agreements; and site visits with USAID/FFP staff in support of senior managers as requested.

Position Minimum REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship (in order to obtain a Secret Clearance).  Bachelor's degree.  Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in international development working in a support capacity.  Demonstrated ability to multi-task.  Detail oriented, with experience preparing spread sheets and/or data entry.  Highly organized, with the ability to work independently and take ownership of assigned responsibilities.  Familiarity with MS Office, especially Word and Excel, and other office related software programs. 

Preferred Experience: Experience working in a developing country.  Experience with USAID and/or food assistance programming.

Salary:  Consistent with current salary history; proven experience and capabilities.

TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and a completed USAID 1420 form to: resumes@amexdc.com with the Subject Line: Geographic Analyst.  Submission period:  as soon as possible but no later than Friday, July 3, 2015.  Please indicate your earliest possible start date in your cover letter. A copy of the 1420 form is available from the Recruitment-Job Openings section of www.amexdc.com.

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Geographic Surge Analyst (Washington, DC)

The positions are located in downtown Washington, DC and the employment period will begin immediately.

AMEX International Inc., an international development firm located in Washington, DC, is currently implementing an institutional support contract under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID,) Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA,) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) project.  The nine (9) month assignments, immediately require two qualified candidates for its Geographic Team, to provide assistance and support for FFP programs in various countries and regions of crisis (such as Ebola-affected West Africa).  The FFP program seeks to reduce food insecurity by supporting country programs designed and implemented by Private Voluntary Organizations, the World Food Program and other partners.

Position Description:  Under AMEX International, Inc., the Geographic Surge Analysts will provide assistance and support to the USAID DCHA/FFP Office, and shall provide administrative support which may include but is not limited to the review of proposals, budgets and agreement conditions in accordance with current regulations and policies; and prepare documents and files for review and ultimate award by the designated USAID Agreement Officer and/or Contracting Officer.  The Analysts shall use USAID and FFP management information systems to enter data and generate award documents and reports. The Analysts may need to access other U.S. government management information systems as well, for research, tracking and more, if appropriate.  The Analysts shall also administer these agreements or contracts, including reviewing documentation and providing recommendations to the Agreement Officer or Contracts Officer on issues, required approvals, modifications and audit recommendations.  Additionally, the Analysts shall assist in the process of de-commitment and de-obligation of excess funds in the grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts and prepare them for close-out in a timely manner.   The Analysts shall provide assistance as needed to ensure grant/cooperative agreement/contract documentation is processed in a timely manner without negatively impacting or creating undue delay to the provision of disaster or political transition assistance.


The duties will require knowledge of Federal and Agency assistance and acquisition rules, regulations, policies and procedures, including but not limited to OMB Circulars, USAID Automated Directives System (ADS), the USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR), Office of Acquisitions and Assistance Contract Information Bulletins (CIB), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Administrative Memoranda (OPAM), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Procurement Executive Bulletins (PEB), and Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPD), the Food for Peace Act, and 22 C.F.R. 211 (i.e., Regulation 11), 22 C.F.R. 226 and standard provisions for Public International Organization (PIOs), and Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs).   

Position Minimum Requirements:

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

 Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in food aid and/or USAID contracting – 4 years
  • Experience living/working in a developing country
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Salary commensurate with prior work history; negotiable

Salary range is low to mid $50’s
Completion of a writing exercise is required.

TO APPLY:  Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and a completed USAID 1420 form to:  resumes@amexdc.com with the Subject Line: Geographic Surge Analyst Submission period:  as soon as possible but no later than Friday, July 3, 2015.  Please indicate your earliest possible start date in your cover letter.  A copy of the 1420 form is available from the Recruitment-Job Openings section of www.amexdc.com. 

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Budget Analyst (Washington, DC)

Job Summary:
The incumbent serves as a program budget analyst for the Strategic Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Division of the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA/SPME).  The Budget Analyst will perform a full range of functions related to budget formulation, analysis, and reporting to OAPA directors, the USAID Administrator, and Congress.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Budget Analyst, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, shall not provide advisory and assistance services of policy, decision-making, representational or of any managerial nature.  The incumbent does not perform any inherently governmental functions. Within this limitation, he/she:

Supports and assesses budget justification and reporting activities (40%)

  • Gathers details and information from stakeholders to contribute to the preparation of budget justification materials, including but not limited to: Congressional notifications (CNs) and operational plans.
  • Works with USAID Missions on a variety of budget analyses for OAPA leadership or Administrator’s Office in preparation for interagency meetings and/or congressional briefings.
  • Responds to data requests from SIGAR/OIG audits and press inquiries, as needed.
  • Analyzes government-to-government (G2G) assistance budgets and monitors G2G data for use in budget justifications and reporting.
  • Supports analysis and reporting on economic data as it relates to the USAID program budget.

Monitors budget preparation and planning (25%)

  • Understands and monitors USAID policies and issues; has working knowledge of ADS and State/F rules regarding foreign assistance policies.
  • Assists in the preparation of Congressionally- or State-mandated budget plans and reports, including but not limited to: Congressional budget justifications (CBJs), Spend Plans, Bureau Resource Requests (BRRs), and other. 
  • Monitors the budget build process for consistency with USAID strategic priorities and provides support to drafting Mission strategy documentation.
  • Drafts briefing documents for Senior OAPA leadership for budget presentations to the Administrator, White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congressional Committee Staff.
  • Contributes to the Missions’ portfolio review processes.

Monitors and provides technical support for budget execution actions (25%)

  • Drafts CNs and Secretary Certification for government-to-government assistance and coordinates interagency efforts to get approved and to Congress.
  • Initiates and facilitates interagency transfer agreements, including direct, 632(a) and (b) transfers.
  • Provides technical support for budget reprogramming actions, including the drafting of reprogramming memos.
  • Collects and analyzes obligation and disbursement data, links it to programmed activity content and subsequently reports analyses to his/her supervisor.
  • Analyzes quarterly and annual financial reports of obligations and expenditures.
  • Monitors, tracks, and reports on the program operation obligations.

Other support to OAPA and USAID Missions, as needed (10%)

  • Presents budget overviews to Afghanistan Pre-Departure Trainees, and covers for the Pakistan presentations as needed.
  • Supports Missions on TDY for duties listed above and/or any additional duties assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade. Specialized experience is experience which provided the knowledge of USAID programs and projects, economic and /or international development, data analysis, researching and preparing documentation, and program evaluation. Bachelor's Degree Required.

OR

Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree may be substituted to meet the experience requirements. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. A combination of graduate level education (beyond the 1st full year of graduate education) and experience may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for a Program Specialist.

Active Security Clearance Is Preferred

Instructions: Please submit an updated resume, a cover letter, and a signed USAID Biographical Data (1420) form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line Budget Analyst no later than 6/30/2015. AMEX will review applicants and contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested. Position will be posted until position(s) are filled.

EEO Notice
AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, and/or disability. All applicants will receive equal opportunity and all selection decisions will be based solely on job-related factors.

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Chief of Party (Mali)

Position Description
AMEX is currently accepting applications for a Chief of Party in anticipation of an upcoming bid supporting the USAID Mission in Mali in establishing efficient, effective, and competent Malian justice sector institutions that are responsive to the needs of Malians. This five-year project will take place in or around Bamako, Mali.

Duties/Responsibilities
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ILLUSTRATIVE RESPONSIBILTIES. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RELEASE OF THE RFP.

In collaboration with key USAID actors and the Malian Government, the Chief of Party will be responsible for the following:

  • Serving as the primary point of contact to the Contract Officer’s Representative (COR), USAID as a whole and relevant stakeholder organizations
  • Leading the design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of project deliverables
  • Providing direct technical assistance in the areas of human resources management, court administration, and justice sector support
  • Maintaining responsibility for the day-to-day management of the project, ensuring that the project is meets its targets
  • Providing oversight to all staff members throughout the life of the contract
  • Take necessary measures to ensure gender integration throughout the life of the project where applicable
  • Attend periodic meetings and local events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • A MA in a relevant field, including International Development, International Relations, Sustainable Development, or Development Economics is required (a J.D./PH.D/LL.M is strongly preferred)
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of related international experience, including (but not limited to) public administration, human resources management, court administration management,  and project management. Persons with demonstrable gender integration experience are strongly preferred.
  • Previous work experience in, or current understanding of, Africa is required; work experience in Mali is strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English and French is required
  • Exceptional attention to detail; time management and interpersonal skills; ability to adhere to competing deadlines is essential

Application Instructions
Please submit an updated resume, a cover letter, and a signed USAID Biographical Data (1420) form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line Mali COP. The USAID Biodata form is available on our website at www.amexdc.com/opening.asp. AMEX will review applicants on a rolling basis and contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

EEO Notice
AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, and/or disability. All applicants will receive equal opportunity and all selection decisions will be based solely on job-related factors.

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Human Resources/Administrative Manager (Mali)

Position Description
AMEX is currently accepting applications for a Human Resources/Administration Manager in anticipation of an upcoming bid supporting the USAID Mission in Mali in establishing efficient, effective, and competent Malian justice sector institutions that are responsive to the needs of Malians. This five-year project will take place in or around Bamako, Mali.

Duties/Responsibilities
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ILLUSTRATIVE RESPONSIBILTIES. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RELEASE OF THE RFP.

Reporting to the Chief of Party and in collaboration with key USAID actors and the Malian Government, the Human Resources Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Oversee the full scope of human resources functions, including but not limited to: recruitment/staffing, workforce planning and development, employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, payroll compliance, and other areas as required by the project scope of work
  • Liaise with the COP and relevant stakeholders on relevant challenges in human resources and public administration challenges in the justice sector where applicable
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of work

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, or a relevant field
  • Ten (10) years of experience working in human resources management; relevant certification is preferred
  • Previous experience working in the justice sector and/or rule of law is essential; previous USAID experience is strongly preferred
  • Fluency in English and French is required
  • Exceptional attention to detail; time management and interpersonal skills; ability to adhere to competing deadlines is essential
  • Local Malian natives are strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity

Application Instructions
Please submit an updated resume, a cover letter, and a signed USAID Biographical Data (1420) form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line Mali HR The USAID Biodata form is available on our website at www.amexdc.com/opening.asp. AMEX will review applicants on a rolling basis and contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

EEO Notice
AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, and/or disability. All applicants will receive equal opportunity and all selection decisions will be based solely on job-related factors.

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Court Management/Justice Sector Analyst (Mali)

Position Description
AMEX is currently accepting applications for a Court Administration/Justice Sector Analyst in anticipation of an upcoming bid supporting the USAID Mission in Mali in establishing efficient, effective, and competent Malian justice sector institutions that are responsive to the needs of Malians. This five-year project will take place in or around Bamako, Mali.

Duties/Responsibilities
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ILLUSTRATIVE RESPONSIBILTIES. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RELEASE OF THE RFP.

Reporting to the Chief of Party and in collaboration with key USAID actors and the Malian Government, the Court Administration/Justice Sector Analyst will be responsible for the following:

  • Researching, analyzing and providing cultural and geographic contexts to solutions to justice sector and court administration challenges throughout the Malian Government
  • Provides programmatic support and institutional strengthening to the design, implementation, management, monitoring and/or evaluation of program initiatives
  • Coordinating with the M&E Specialist to determine project indicators and benchmarks for success
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party

Qualifications

  • A B in a relevant field, including International Development, International Relations, Sustainable Development, or Development Economics is required (a J.D./PH.D/LL.M is strongly preferred)
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of related international experience, including (but not limited to) public administration, court administration management, and project management. Persons with demonstrable gender integration experience are strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience working in Rule of Law/Justice Sector programs is essential; previous experience with USAID is highly preferred.
  • Fluency in English and French is required
  • Exceptional attention to detail; time management and interpersonal skills; ability to adhere to competing deadlines is essential
  • Local Malian natives are strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity

Application Instructions
Please submit an updated resume, a cover letter, and a signed USAID Biographical Data (1420) form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line Mali CAJSA. The USAID Biodata form is available on our website at www.amexdc.com/opening.asp. AMEX will review applicants on a rolling basis and contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

EEO Notice
AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, and/or disability. All applicants will receive equal opportunity and all selection decisions will be based solely on job-related factors.

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M&E Specialist (Mali)

Position Description
AMEX is currently accepting applications for an M&E Specialist in anticipation of an upcoming bid supporting the USAID Mission in Mali in establishing efficient, effective, and competent Malian justice sector institutions that are responsive to the needs of Malians. This five-year project will take place in or around Bamako, Mali.

Duties/Responsibilities
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ILLUSTRATIVE RESPONSIBILTIES. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RELEASE OF THE RFP.

Reporting to the COP an in collaboration with key USAID actors and the Malian Government, the M&E Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Determining success indicators and developing M&E workplans
  • Developing surveys and questionnaires used to collect primary and secondary data
  • Conduct appropriate data analyses using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods, key interviews and other methods of data collection
  • Cultivate and implement best practices in M&E and research to maximize results and performance
  • Supervises, mentors and delegates M&E staff and other staff members as necessary to ensure high quality of work
  • Develop reports and papers on relevant topics of interest and concern

Qualifications

  • A MA in a relevant field, including International Development, Development Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, or Statistics
  • At least eight (8) years of experience providing M&E support in a similar program is preferred; previous experience with USAID is highly preferred
  • Strong research, time management and communication skills
  • Fluency in English and French is required.
  • Local Malian natives are strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity

Application Instructions
Please submit an updated resume, a cover letter, and a signed USAID Biographical Data (1420) form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line Mali M&E. The USAID Biodata form is available on our website at www.amexdc.com/opening.asp. AMEX will review applicants on a rolling basis and contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

EEO Notice
AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, and/or disability. All applicants will receive equal opportunity and all selection decisions will be based solely on job-related factors.

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Geographic Surge Analysts - Two Positions

The position is located in downtown Washington, DC and the employment period will begin immediately. 

AMEX International Inc., an international development firm located in Washington, DC, is currently implementing an institutional support contract under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID,) Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA,) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) project.  The nine (9) month assignments, immediately require two qualified candidates for its Geographic Team, to provide assistance and support for FFP programs in various countries and regions of crisis (such as Ebola-affected West Africa).  The FFP program seeks to reduce food insecurity by supporting country programs designed and implemented by Private Voluntary Organizations, the World Food Program and other partners.

Position Description:  Under AMEX International, Inc., the Geographic Surge Analysts will provide assistance and support to the USAID DCHA/FFP Office, and shall provide administrative support which may include but is not limited to the review of proposals, budgets and agreement conditions in accordance with current regulations and policies; and prepare documents and files for review and ultimate award by the designated USAID Agreement Officer and/or Contracting Officer.  The Analysts shall use USAID and FFP management information systems to enter data and generate award documents and reports. The Analysts may need to access other U.S. government management information systems as well, for research, tracking and more, if appropriate. The Analysts shall also administer these agreements or contracts, including reviewing documentation and providing recommendations to the Agreement Officer or Contracts Officer on issues, required approvals, modifications and audit recommendations.  Additionally, the Analysts shall assist in the process of de-commitment and de-obligation of excess funds in the grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts and prepare them for close-out in a timely manner. The Analysts shall provide assistance as needed to ensure grant/cooperative agreement/contract documentation is processed in a timely manner without negatively impacting or creating undue delay to the provision of disaster or political transition assistance.

The duties will require knowledge of Federal and Agency assistance and acquisition rules, regulations, policies and procedures, including but not limited to OMB Circulars, USAID Automated Directives System (ADS), the USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR), Office of Acquisitions and Assistance Contract Information Bulletins (CIB), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Administrative Memoranda (OPAM), Office of Acquisition and Assistance Procurement Executive Bulletins (PEB), and Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPD), the Food for Peace Act, and 22 C.F.R. 211 (i.e., Regulation 11), 22 C.F.R. 226 and standard provisions for Public International Organization (PIOs), and Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs).   

Position Minimum Requirements:

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

 Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in food aid and/or USAID contracting – 4 years
  • Experience living/working in a developing country
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Salary commensurate with prior work history; negotiable

Salary range is low to mid $50’s.

Completion of a writing exercise is required.

TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and a completed USAID form 1420 to: resumes@amexdc.com with the Subject Line: Geographic Analyst.  Submission period:  as soon as possible but no later than Friday, July 3, 2015.  Please indicate your earliest possible start date in your cover letter. A copy of the 1420 form is available from the Recruitment-Job Openings section of www.amexdc.com.

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Web Developer/Designer (Washington, DC)

AMEX International is a DC based international development firm with over 30 years of experience supporting federal clients with a variety of technical, programmatic and administrative solutions to advance the developing world. AMEX has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Web Developer to join the team and create agile, technological solutions for complex problems in international development, immediately resulting in a global impact. This is a full-time position based out of our home office in Washington, DC.

The ideal candidate will be adept at blending creative problem solving with practical web development experience and have a mixture of private firm and government contract experience, preferably with agencies like the UN, World Bank, and/or USAID. Additionally, candidates will have experience in app development and/or GIS, a demonstrated the ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines, and be productive both as part of a team and when working independently.

To qualify, candidates must have extensive, full-stack programming experience and a portfolio of web development projects that support the quality and diversity of their capabilities. Additional qualifications include:

  • A B.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent degree)
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in web design
  • Fluency in HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, and at least one of the following Ruby/Ruby on Rails, Python/Django, or PHP/MySQL.
  • Expertise in writing custom Javascript, as well as working with popular JS libraries (e.g., jQuery, Backbone, Angular, Underscore, D3, Raphael)
  • CMS theming and management experience with Wordpress, Drupal a plus
  • Familiarity with responsive prototyping frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation, Montage)
  • Familiarity and comfort with Section 508 Compliance Standards

If interested, please submit an updated resume, 1420 form, a cover letter that highlights your relevant experience, and a list containing three (3) professional references to resumes@amexdc.com with the subject line Web Designer. Please submit application materials no later than 5/22/2015. Salary is commensurate with work experience.  AMEX will contact qualified applicants with further instructions. AMEX International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Vice President -- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (Washington, DC)

Background
For over 30 years, AMEX International has provided a vast range of technical, managerial, administrative, and institutional support to several federal and international clients including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and The World Bank, with a particular focus on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). AMEX seeks a Vice President -- Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) to support a broad range of company initiatives pertaining to the design, delivery, maintenance, and evaluation of internal and external M&E tools, mechanisms, and services. This position would be based predominantly in AMEX’s home office in downtown Washington, DC; however, there will be special consideration for remote/teleworking opportunities to otherwise exceptional candidates.

Duties/Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President -- Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) will be responsible with the following key duties and responsibilities:

Development & Implementation of M&E Tools and Services (50%)

  • Leads and/or contributes to the development of M&E tools, mechanisms and/or services to support internal and external program/project operations;
  • Provides periodic analysis and maintenance of existing M&E tools, mechanisms, or services to ensure optimal functioning;
  • Incorporates, as needed, a variety of statistical/research approaches to the design, implementation, and management of performance and/or impact evaluations, including qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, quasi-experimental, and cases study approaches;
  • Identifies key indicators and markers for program success; and
  • Trains and mentors staff on relevant M&E protocols, as necessary.

Proposal Development & Management (30%)

  • As a key member of the Business/Proposal Development Team, provides technical and subject matter expertise to potential business development opportunities;
  • Gathers and contributes industry, regional, and market intelligence to support strategic business development and growth;
  • Provides drafting and writing support to the Proposal Development team, effectively conveying company narratives and capabilities throughout the proposal;
  • Develops templates and boilerplates specific to M&E content to expedite proposal writing and development exercises; and
  • Maintains an internal database of previous M&E proposal pieces and language to improve the proposal development process.

Policy, Research, and Analysis (10%)

  • Oversees the research and exploration of existing policies, regulations, issues, and relevant subject areas to aid the proposal capture process;
  • Analyzes program-specific data and creates compelling and effective data narratives to summarize program operations;
  • Prepares presentations and reports data findings to key personnel, clients, and stakeholders; and
  • Produces white papers, reports, graphs, tables, and other metrics on relevant and emerging topics.

Marketing and Networking (10%)

  • Attends industry-specific events to promote company initiatives and programs;
  • Develops and maintains a network of industry professionals to provide short- and long-term technical support as needed; and
  • Identifies opportunities and outlets to position the company as a competitive authority on M&E in the international development arena.

Qualifications for the Vice President -- Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) include:

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field, including International Development, International Relations, Sustainable Development, Development Economics, or Statistics
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of related international experience, including M&E, research, methodology, data analysis, and project/program management;
  • Subject Matter Expertise in any combination of the following areas: global health; economic growth, finance, and private sector development; agriculture; basic/higher education; good governance; water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH); environment, energy, and climate change mitigation
  • Geographic experience concentrated in Africa, the LAC region, and/or the Middle East; experience in sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience supporting, USAID-funded M&E programs and best practices; demonstrable experience developing M&E programs is required;
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of relevant statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R-programming, etc.) required;
  • English proficiency is required; demonstrated proficiency in French and/or Spanish is preferred
  • Exceptional attention to detail; time management and interpersonal skills; ability to adhere to competing deadlines is essential
  • A commitment to organizational growth, development, culture, and success

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit an updated resume, a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, and a completed application form, to resumes@amexdc.com using the subject line VP of M&E. Application packages will be reviewed on a rolling basis. AMEX will contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

EEO Notice
AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, and/or disability. All qualified applications will be given equal opportunity and all selection decisions will be based solely on job-related factors.

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Proposal and Technical Writers

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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