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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)
Program Specialist
Senior Security Sector Governance Specialist (USAID)
Mid-Level Civilian Police Specialist
Team Leader (PMTCT)
Local Consultant (PMTCT)
Junior Recruiter
Evaluation Specialists (Worldwide)

Proposal and Technical Writers

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, 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 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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Program Specialist

AMEX International is currently seeking qualified candidates for an immediate Program Specialist opportunity in our downtown Washington location. The Program Specialist will perform a full range of administrative functions and will be responsible for ensuring that any administrative issues related to the Task Force are followed-up and resolved in a timely manner. This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking to begin a career in the government sector.

The Program Specialist will:

  • Serves as special assistant to Office Director and Deputy Office Director
  • Maintain calendar, schedules appointments and arranges other relevant visits/trips
  • Perform duties as OAPA’s Office Manager
  • Assist in the preparation and editing of staffing and funding memos, briefing papers, and budget Excel sheets for ongoing programs of the OAPA/AMS.
  • Arrange and organize meetings between internal and external customers and staff from the OAPA.
  • Serve as the Logistics Coordinator for all travel arrangements:
  • Prepare Travel Authorizations (TAs) and travel vouchers as requested, coordinating with the travel office and reservation desk, ensures that TAs are promptly processed through the clearance process.
  • Obtain country clearances from all relevant U.S. Embassies or consulates for U.S. Direct Hire and U.S. Personal Services Contractor personnel travel in country and overseas; liaises with Department of State on all issues relating to Embassy clearances.
  • Assist the Field Management Support Team, as needed, in obtaining required entry visas to Afghanistan and Pakistan and UAE.
  • Request flights to Kabul, Islamabad and other locations deemed necessary for official duty.
  • May also be required to request hotel reservations and arrange other travel logistics as needed.
  • Oversee OAPA new employee orientation program
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to Mission staff on Temporary Duty in Washington D.C., to include finding office/cubicle space, arranging phone and email hookup, scheduling appointments, arranging travel, etc.)
  • Maintain Classified/Secret materials in all the office safes. Disposes of Classified material in burn bag, maintains shredders, disposes of documents properly.
  • Coordinate with the Management Office to assist with new hires and trains them, (i.e. – escorting potential staff to and from interviews, helping to find available work space, etc.).
  • Set up offices for new staff (email, phone, ClassNet, cubicle, etc.).
  • Maintain the office calendar, phone/contact lists, directories, and other miscellaneous files.
  • Scans, faxes, and mails relevant documents to the field. Routes office mail, Diplomatic Pouch, APO mail.
  • Track and follows-up to complete official and unofficial taskers.
  • Photocopy and performs file management as needed.
  • Maintain office supplies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • An Active Security Clearance
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience in a professional setting (prior government experience is a plus)
  • Relevant educational credentials
  • Strong Microsoft Office and Google Skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually with minimal instructions
  • Sound organizational and time management skills; attention to detail is a must.

To apply, please submit an updated resume, cover letter and a completed USAID 1420 form to resumes@amexdc.com using the subject line Program Specialist. Applicants must submit all application materials no later than August 4th, 2014.  Amex International will not consider applicants that do not meet the above qualifications. Qualified candidates will be contacted with further instructions. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Senior Security Sector Governance Specialist (USAID)

Background
AMEX International, a small international development firm in Washington DC, seeks qualified The purpose of this Task Order (TO) is the provision of technical assistance and analysis on security sector governance and accountability. This task order will assist USAID to better assess, design, implement and evaluate security sector governance projects. In addition, the task order will enable USAID and the U.S. Government (USG) to respond to requests for security sector governance (SSG) assistance in key partner states, particularly in Africa. This position is based in Washington with travel to selected countries in Africa as needed. This is a three year contract with an anticipated start date between September and October 2014. More info can be found in the attached Statement of Work.


Position Description
The Senior Security Sector Governance Specialist will technical support to senior level USAID/DCHA and USG government staff in the development, implementation, management and oversight of activities required under this task order. S/he will be responsible for the prompt submission of deliverables, and will lead all necessary staff under this mechanism.


Qualifications

  • MA or PhD in International Security, International Relations, Public Policy, or related area (candidates with a PhD must have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience working with security actors in international setting; senior candidates with an MA must have a minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience)
  • Previous experience in the international development field is required; experience in African nations is preferred.
  • Relevant subject matter experience in governance and accountability systems, strategic planning, policy formulation, or administrative systems and management relevant to the security and justice sector with a minimum of three years managerial experience
  • An ability to work with minimal guidance and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Experience working with a wide range of U.S. Government stakeholders (particularly with Department of State and Department of Defense personnel) and international donors required.
  • Experience working successfully with senior officials from partner governments is essential.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated resume, cover letter, and a completed application form to resumes@amexdc.com with the subject line SSG no later than July 28, 2014. Qualified applicants will be contacted with further instructions. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Mid-Level Civilian Police Specialist

Background
AMEX International, a small international development firm in Washington DC, seeks qualified The purpose of this Task Order (TO) is the provision of technical assistance and analysis on security sector governance and accountability. This task order will assist USAID to better assess, design, implement and evaluate security sector governance projects. In addition, the task order will enable USAID and the U.S. Government (USG) to respond to requests for security sector governance (SSG) assistance in key partner states, particularly in Africa. This position is based in Washington with travel to selected countries in Africa as needed. This is a three year contract with an anticipated start date between September and October 2014. More info can be found in the attached Statement of Work.


Position Description
The Mid-Level Civilian Police Specialist will assist the Senior Support Sector Governance Specialist and USAID/DCHA and USG staff in providing technical and analytical support in the development, implementation, management and oversight of activities required under this task order. S/he will also assist in the prompt submission of deliverables under this mechanism.


Qualifications

  • MA or PhD in international security, criminal justice, public administration and/or related subject. Please note the following:
    • Mid-level candidates with a PhD must have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in police development, education, mentoring, or oversight; at least two (2) years’ experience conducting police-related reform overseas.
    • Mid-level candidates with an MA must have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in police development, education, mentoring, or oversight; at least two (2) years’ experience conducting police-related reform overseas.
  • Previous experience in the international development field is required; experience in African nations is helpful.
  • Previous experience as a serving police officer strongly preferred. Experience working successfully with senior officials from partner governments is essential.
  • Relevant subject matter experience in governance and accountability systems, strategic planning, policy formulation, or administrative systems and management relevant to the security and justice sector
  • An ability to work with minimal guidance and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Experience working with a wide range of U.S. Government stakeholders (particularly with Department of State and Department of Defense personnel) and international donors preferred.
  • Experience working successfully with senior officials from partner governments is essential.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated resume, cover letter, and a completed application form to resumes@amexdc.com with the subject line SSG no later than July 28, 2014. Qualified applicants will be contacted with further instructions. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Team Leader

Background
AMEX International, a small international development firm in DC, seeks qualified applicants for The Community Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission project, referred here after as "Community PMTCT Activity." PMTCT is a five year activity (funded by USAID) working both within communities and in health centers in Addis Ababa and four other regions (Amhara, Oromiya, SNNPR and Tigray). The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the effectiveness of community based PMTCT. The evaluation will provide insight into what worked and what did not work. Findings will inform design of a follow-on program for continued targeted CPMTCT interventions. This evaluation is set to take place on September 1st, 2014, with a projected end date of December 30th, 2014. More information can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

Position Description
The Team Leader will be responsible for the prompt submission of all deliverables associated with this evaluation. S/he will lead the design, implementation, methodology and reporting required for this effort. S/he will also be responsible for the managing all team members over the course of this evaluation.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field
  • Prior experience conducting similar evaluations in sub-Saharan Africa
  • At least 10 years of practical experience in evaluation (with at least two similar evaluation/studies acting as the Team Leader or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience conducting performance evaluations using qualitative/quantitative methods
  • Should be conversant in the Global context and donors' perspective on HIV/AIDS and PMTCT, with particular knowledge of Ethiopia’s HIV climate
  • A strong focus or understanding on gender as it relates to HIV transmission
  • Knowledgeable on USAID Evaluation Policies
  • Excellent English language skills.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated CV and a completed application form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line PMTCT. Please submit your application no later than July 28th, 2014. Qualified applicants will be contacted with further instructions. AMEX International is an equal opportunity employer.

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Local Consultant

Background
AMEX International, a small international development firm in DC, seeks qualified applicants for The Community Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission project, referred here after as "Community PMTCT Activity." PMTCT is a five year activity (funded by USAID) working both within communities and in health centers in Addis Ababa and four other regions (Amhara, Oromiya, SNNPR and Tigray). The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the effectiveness of community based PMTCT. The evaluation will provide insight into what worked and what did not work. Findings will inform design of a follow-on program for continued targeted CPMTCT interventions. This evaluation is set to take place on September 1st, 2014, with a projected end date of December 30th, 2014. More information can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

Position Description
AMEX seeks two Local Consultants to assist the evaluation team with specific duties to be assigned during development of methodology and tools. This person should be experienced in Global Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, and have familiarity with the language and culture of Ethiopia.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection (developing evaluation methodologies/tools and performing data collection, management, and analysis).
  • Understanding of the local health system and structures (FMOH, RHBs, etc.)
  • Experience with the issues affecting genders differently in health programs and specifically in HIV/AIDS programming in Ethiopia
  • An understanding of gender implications with respect to HIV/PMTCT in Ethiopia.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Amharic and English languages
  • Experience in PMTCT/MNCH.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated CV and a completed application form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line PMTCT. Please submit your application no later than July 28th, 2014. Please submit your application no later than July 28th, 2014. Qualified applicants will be contacted with further instructions. AMEX International is an equal opportunity employer.

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Junior Recruiter

AMEX has an immediate opening for a part-time Junior Recruiter. The position is located in the company’s headquarters offices in downtown Washington, DC, and could transition to a full-time position in the fall.

The Junior Recruiter will assist with identifying candidates for a variety of international and domestic, technical and administrative positions needed for proposals and awarded contracts. S/he will also assist with related editorial, word processing, and research tasks.

Recruiting duties include:

  • compose and place ads for jobs that match Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements
  • search for candidates using various internal and external databases
  • evaluate and rank candidate resumes
  • correspond with candidates and keep track of correspondence
  • identify appropriate new sources of resumes and places for job ads
  • help maintain internal resume database
  • ensure that candidate employment and salary history are collected and verified, reference checks are conducted, and that company or contract human resource policies are followed
  • arrange for and participate in interviews with potential candidates

Basic duties for proposals include:

  • format and edit resumes to required standards, styles, and lengths
  • summarize candidates’ skills in a variety of prose and bulleted format
  • assist in writing job descriptions
  • assist in developing personnel matrices for technical proposal submissions

Candidate Requirements:

  • Prior recruiting work, preferably in the international arena
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent word processing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of online networking tools, such as LinkedIn, and experience conducting searches on recruitment databases preferred
  • A recent college degree, preferably in International Relations or Human Resources

To apply:
Email your most current resume, a completed USAID 1420 form, and a cover email or letter that gives your earliest starting date and possible work times to: resumes@amexdc.com by July 30th. Use RECRUITER in the subject line of the email. Interviews will be set with qualified applicants as their resumes are received, so early applications are encouraged.

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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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