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THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE:

We receive hundreds of resumes each year, and our first priority is processing and reviewing those that are targeted towards our specific job openings. So, please fill in the subject line of your email exactly as we request, in order to assure that our email system automatically forwards your resume and application to the correct reviewer.

Also, if you send separate documents, please name each of your documents (i.e., resume, cover letter, any other supporting documents you provide) by your Last name, First name, and type of document. Examples: Smith, John resume; Smith, John cover letter; Smith, John 1420. These documents can be provided as separate attachments to your email (preferably in MS Word or PDF), but if you can easily merge all or some of them into one document, please do so. Submitting a completed 1420 form with your application for a specific job is appreciated; however, this 1420 form is best sent as a separate attachment (in MS Word, PDF, or JPEG/TIFF).

SharePoint Developer/Consultant
OASIS Senor Program Consultant (Washington)
PTD Analyst (Food For Peace)
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

SharePoint Developer/Consultant

AMEX International seeks an experienced SharePoint Developer/Consultant to facilitate the development, configuration and implementation of a SharePoint centered cloud-based/intranet environment. This is a short term, contract position that will be based in the DC Metro area. Illustrative duties and responsibilities for the SharePoint Consultant will include:

  • Consulting with Senior Management and HQ Staff on identifying organizational needs with respect to SharePoint administration and networking
  • Developing, maintenance, and training of a functional SharePoint site and configuration of SharePoint account and sites, with strong attention to establishing user permissions
  • Creating customizable and sustainable dashboards and templates for future use
  • Developing user documentation, processes and procedures for troubleshooting, such as diagrams and process maps
  • Providing front and back end training support to headquarters staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications for the SharePoint Developer/Consultant include:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a relevant field (a Master’s Degree is preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience working in HTML/JAVA/.NET Development capacities
  • A minimum of five years delivering SharePoint-focused solutions; experience with other Microsoft Products (experience with SharePoint 2010 is desirable)
  • Previous experience training staff on SharePoint or related software tools
  • Ability to work expeditiously with minimal to no supervision
  • Ability to travel to and from the DC Metro area

To qualify, please submit an updated resume, a signed 1420 form form, a brief cover letter with salary requirements and availability to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line “SharePoint.” Application submissions should be submitted no later than December 5, 2014. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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OASIS Senor Program Consultant (Washington)

Background
The General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Program Management Office is seeking support services in acquisition program operations in order to fulfill the OASIS Team’s mission. The OASIS Team awards, administers, and manages the OASIS contract vehicles for the agency. This is an especially high visibility, politically dynamic program office which requires specialized expertise and knowledge in the full realm of contract types.
Position Description
AMEX International is seeking candidates for the Senior Program Consultant position at One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Program Office. Placement into this position is contingent upon successful contract award.
Basic Requirements: Advanced Degree with 15 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree with 20 years of experience. Direct experience in international program processes, policy, procedures, business practices, or equivalent.
Technical Requirements: Candidate must clearly demonstrate the qualifications to successfully perform the following tasks:
Task 1: Acquisition Document Development

  • Cost/Price model alternatives and estimates
  • Quality assurance surveillance plans
  • Statements of work/Statements of objectives
  • Synopses
  • Solicitations
  • Source selection plans
  • Compilation of lessons learned/potential scope changes for future OASIS contracts

Task 2: Acquisition Planning Assistance

  • Market Research
  • Recommending procurement strategy
  • Make recommendations on all other facets of acquisition planning outlined in FAR Part 7
  • Data analysis on OASIS management Module reported data
  • OASIS Client Independent Government Estimate support

Task 3: Work flow management

  • Prepare and/or review key documents for any phase of the pre-award and post-award administration process (i.e. contractors’ GSA Advantage files, subcontracting plans)
  • Facilitate and take minutes in meetings
  • Revise drafts based on team feedback
  • Track status of key deliverables or due dates
  • Assist in labor category analysis and administration
  • Assist in drafting topics and responding to Interact blog posts
  • Keep COs and Program Manager advised on a daily basis of issues as they arise
  • Maintenance of the Order Guide
  • Developing the initial and the maintenance of the Web Library templates and samples
  • Consolidation of Best Practices
  • Developing and maintaining templates, help systems, and guidance for various OASIS web-based customer support systems

Task 4: Customer Support Activities

  • Assist the Government in drafting IT infrastructure requirements
  • Assist in responding to industry and customer inquiries
  • Assist the Government in reviewing prospective Task Order work packages and provide recommendations as to whether they are in scope of the appropriate contract
  • Assist Customers in the proper use of the contracts, and provide input and guidance on preparing appropriate and proper  task order packages to Customers
  • Assist the Government in reviewing current overall contract performance, including current and prospective work efforts, and provide input and support on developing projected out-year contract business volume
  • Assist in pre- and post-award task order scope review, analysis and recommendations
  • Provide online and local instruction on the use of OASIS’ Price Estimating Tool
  • Research and develop enhancements to the OASIS Price Estimating Tool
  • Assist in providing training support to Agency customers such as:
    • Use of automated pricing tools
    • Use of Standardized Labor Categories
    • Decision on when to use OASIS vs. OASIS SB
  • Provide status reports as requested

Period of Performance: December 29, 2014 through September 30, 2015, with a possible extension to September 30, 2016.

Place of Performance: OASIS Program Office (Washington, DC), AMEX International home office (Washington, DC), and through telework. The OASIS Program Office only anticipates the consultant’s being on site one (1) to two (2) days per work week.

Work Days: Monday – Friday

To apply:
By November 24, send a resume, USAID bio-data (1420) Form, AMEX reference form, and Cover Letter that clearly highlights your experience as it relates to the required skills to resumes@amexdc.com with the subject line OASIS. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis; qualified candidates will be contacted with further instructions. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements or do not submit all requested materials will not be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PTD Analyst (Food For Peace)

Provide AMEX support and assistance with administrative responsibilities for Policy and Technical Division (PTD) requirements as specified by the USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP.) including:
Responsibilities:

1.       Provide information support in the areas of report writing and material updates; assist FFP with expansion of the training portfolio as required; and support and assist in the modification (or development) and implementation of a public relations, communication and outreach strategy for FFP. 
2.       Support and assist in  the planning and organization for Title II specific events, such as the Food Aid Consultative Working Group (FACG), and follow-up actions as necessary,  The Analyst shall support the planning and organization, and follow-up of the FACG and FACG Working Group meetings through the following functions:

§   Organize and maintain the FACG files, answer telephone inquiries, coordinate communication among FACG members, draft notices and reports to FACG members as provided or requested by the CTO;

§  Organize FACG meetings by notifying members, making meeting arrangements, (renting facility) organizing meetings and related material, drafting minutes of meetings and other reports as required by FACG and its standing working groups. It is anticipated that a minimum of four FACG meetings and six working group meetings may be held annually;

§  Provide technical services to the FACG to carry out agenda setting, the development of discussion papers, technical research, preparation of executive summaries, and final reports, and other services as determined by the Chairman or his designate.

3.       Support and assist in the provision of analytical data and operational support.
4.       Support and assist the Program Operations Division for calls forward, procurement tracking, booking, shipping, budget analysis and presentations.
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 and writing skills
·         Excellent interpersonal skills, including flexibility  
·         Strong writing skills and attention to detail
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

Applicants should send a resume, a cover letter and a completed USAID form 1420 to resumes@amexdc.com Subject: PTD Analyst, by no later than Sunday, November 30, 2014. A copy of the 1420 form is available from the recruitment-job openings section of www.amexdc.com.  We will schedule interviews as suitable resumes are received.  Please include references and earliest possible start date.  Salary is consistent with proven history.

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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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