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USAID/Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Sector Performance Evaluation: Multiple Positions
International Team Leader/Rural Livelihoods Expert) (Rwanda)
Local Financial Services Expert (Rwanda)
Local Nutrition & Gender Expert (Rwanda)
Data Analyst/Logistics Coordinator (Rwanda)
Program Specialist
Training and Travel Coordinator
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

USAID/Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Sector Performance Evaluation: (Multiple Positions)

AMEX International seeks to conduct a performance evaluation of the USAID-funded Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Sector Project II. The purpose of this evaluation is twofold; first, to determine the extent to which the Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Sector Project II implementing partners have been accountable to USAID and other local stakeholders—including Government of Rwanda (GOR) agencies, dairy industries and relevant civil society organizations; and secondly, to draw lessons from the performance and results of the project, that can be applied and inform future dairy project design and operations in Rwanda. The estimated period of performance for this task order is approximately 8 weeks, beginning o/a January 12, 2015. The place of performance under this Task Order is Rwanda. All candidates must be fluent in English. More information can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

1. The Team Leader should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, economy, social science, or agronomy.
  • 10-15 years international and/or African experience in dairy sector and at least 5 years’ experience in conducting performance evaluations. Demonstrated expertise in assessing development programs.
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, writing, and presentation skills. Must be fluent in English and knowledge of French is preferred.

The Team Leader will oversee the overall drafting of the assessment framework, including methodology determinations; organization of calendar/travel/meetings; coordinating the desk study, interview, survey and other data collection; and analyzing the data with input from team members and USAID to draft an evaluation report. In the field, the Team Leader will be responsible for day-to-day direction of team members. All evaluation team members should have defined roles and know in advance an outline of the report and the portion they are expect to draft.

The Team Leader will be assisted by consultants with the following expertise:

2. International or Regional Technical Experts (2 people):

  • Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, animal sciences and agribusiness or food science.
  • At least 7 years’ working experience and extensive knowledge in dairy value chain development and cattle management.
  • Proficiency both in English and French preferred.

3. Financial Services Expert (1 person, local Rwandan or regional person):

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, banking and rural development, or social sciences.
  • At least 5 years’ experience and extensive knowledge and experience in conducting assessments and performance evaluation of financial schemes.

4. Gender Expert (1 person, local Rwandan):

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, banking and rural development, or social sciences.
  • At least 5 years’ experience and extensive knowledge and experience in conducting assessments and performance evaluation of gender integration evaluations.

5. Economist (1 person, local Rwandan):

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or agriculture economy.
  • At least 2 to 3 years of technical experience conducting cost benefit and/or cost effectiveness analyses.

6. Administrative Support (1 local Rwandan)

  • Experienced in providing administrative support and logistics arrangements such as making all travel arrangements
  • Provide appointment scheduling, secretarial services, report preparations services
  • Arrange for printing, and duplicating.

To apply, please submit a resume and application materials to resumes@amexdc.com by 10/30/2014, using the subject line “Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness.” Only applicants that submit all materials completed and signed by the date specified above will be considered. Rwandan candidates are encouraged to apply. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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International Team Leader/Rural Livelihoods Expert) (Rwanda)

AMEX International seeks to conduct a performance evaluation of the USAID funded Ejo Heza program in Rwanda. The purpose of this performance evaluation is to assess the progress of the USAID Ejo Heza program over its first three years of implementation towards achieving intermediate results for each program element and cross cutting objectives, to test the effect of the used integrated approach on the beneficiaries’ behavior towards program key elements and to provide recommendations that guide the program team to make necessary course corrections or adjustments in order to fully achieve USAID Ejo Heza’s goal of improving the livelihoods of Rwanda’s very poor by the end of the program. More information can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

The Team Leader’s main role will be to coordinate all evaluation tasks, guide other team members and make sure that all deliverables are qualitatively and timely realized. She/he should also fulfill the following conditions:

  • Master’s degree from a recognized university in one of the following fields: agriculture, rural development, nutrition and health, economic development and program evaluation or other related fields.
  • Expertise in rural livelihoods including small-holder agriculture/household nutrition, behavior change and social marketing and/or micro-finance particularly desirable.
  • 5-10 years of experience in leading evaluations, particularly related to rural livelihoods integrated programs addressing rural finance, agriculture, nutrition and entrepreneurship issues
  • Experience in conducting operational research studies, and both quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies
  • Experience in conducting evaluations in Africa (required); having worked in Rwanda would be an advantage
  • Excellent computer, data analysis and reporting skills.
  • Proven ability to lead teams and work well/interact with USAID; prior experience as an evaluation team leader for a USAID evaluation is a plus.

To qualify, please submit a resume and application materials to resumes@amexdc.com by 10/30/2014, using the subject line “Rwanda.” Only applicants that submit all materials completed and signed by the date specified above will be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Local Financial Services Expert (Rwanda)

AMEX International seeks to conduct a performance evaluation of the USAID funded Ejo Heza program in Rwanda. The purpose of this performance evaluation is to assess the progress of the USAID Ejo Heza program over its first three years of implementation towards achieving intermediate results for each program element and cross cutting objectives, to test the effect of the used integrated approach on the beneficiaries’ behavior towards program key elements and to provide recommendations that guide the program team to make necessary course corrections or adjustments in order to fully achieve USAID Ejo Heza’s goal of improving the livelihoods of Rwanda’s very poor by the end of the program. More information can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

The Local Financial Services Expert will assist the Team in providing subject matter expertise and technical support to the evaluation. The Local Financial Services Expert should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor from a recognized university in one of the following fields: agribusiness, rural development, economics and program evaluation or other related fields. Master’s degree is desirable.
  • Expertise in small-holder agriculture/household economics and/or micro-finance particularly desirable.
  • Experience in conducting operational research studies, and both quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge in designing and conducting evaluations using different data collection tools such as rapid rural appraisal, using focus group discussions, key informant interviews of beneficiaries, surveys, project staff and other stakeholders
  • Past experience in participating in independent external evaluations of development projects highly desirable.
  • Excellent computer, data analysis and reporting skills.

To qualify, please submit a resume and application materials to resumes@amexdc.com by 10/30/2014, using the subject line “Rwanda.” Only applicants that submit all materials completed and signed by the date specified above will be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Local Nutrition & Gender Expert (Rwanda)

AMEX International seeks to conduct a performance evaluation of the USAID funded Ejo Heza program in Rwanda. The purpose of this performance evaluation is to assess the progress of the USAID Ejo Heza program over its first three years of implementation towards achieving intermediate results for each program element and cross cutting objectives, to test the effect of the used integrated approach on the beneficiaries’ behavior towards program key elements and to provide recommendations that guide the program team to make necessary course corrections or adjustments in order to fully achieve USAID Ejo Heza’s goal of improving the livelihoods of Rwanda’s very poor by the end of the program. More information can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

The Local Nutrition & Gender Expert will assist the Team in providing subject matter expertise and technical support to the evaluation. The Local Nutrition & Gender Expert should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor from a recognized university in one of the following fields: agriculture, rural development, nutrition and health, program evaluation or other related fields. Master’s degree is desirable.
  • Expertise in small-holder agriculture/household nutrition and gender integration particularly desirable.
  • Experience in conducting operational research studies, and both quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge in designing and conducting evaluations using different data collection tools such as rapid rural appraisal, using focus group discussions, key informant interviews of beneficiaries, surveys, project staff and other stakeholders
  • Past experience in participating in independent external evaluations of development projects highly desirable.
  • Excellent computer, data analysis and reporting skills.

To qualify, please submit a resume and application materials to resumes@amexdc.com by 10/30/2014, using the subject line “Rwanda.” Only applicants that submit all materials completed and signed by the date specified above will be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Data Analyst/Logistics Coordinator (Rwanda)

AMEX International seeks to conduct a performance evaluation of the USAID funded Ejo Heza program in Rwanda. The purpose of this performance evaluation is to assess the progress of the USAID Ejo Heza program over its first three years of implementation towards achieving intermediate results for each program element and cross cutting objectives, to test the effect of the used integrated approach on the beneficiaries’ behavior towards program key elements and to provide recommendations that guide the program team to make necessary course corrections or adjustments in order to fully achieve USAID Ejo Heza’s goal of improving the livelihoods of Rwanda’s very poor by the end of the program. More information can be found in the attached Statement of Work.

The Data Analyst/Logistics Coordinator will assist the Team in providing administrative and logistical support to the evaluation. The Data Analyst/Logistics Coordinator should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor from a recognized university in one of the following fields: agriculture, rural development, nutrition and health, economic development and statistics. Master’s degree is desirable.
  • Expertise in small-holder agriculture/household nutrition and/or micro-finance particularly desirable.
  • Experience in conducting operational research studies, and both quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in use of different computer-based data analysis tools/programs

To qualify, please submit a resume and application materials to resumes@amexdc.com by 10/30/2014, using the subject line “Rwanda.” Only applicants that submit all materials completed and signed by the date specified above will be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Program Specialist

The position is located in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, Office of the Director (OAPA/OD) at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in downtown Washington DC. The functions of the Front Office Administrative Specialist are to facilitate and expedite the decision-making process within USAID by serving as the channel of communication between OAPA senior management and the Office of the Administrator/Deputy Administrator/Chief Operating Officer and other Agency senior staff. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
Correspondence and Report Processing   (70%)

  • Coordinates with a variety of individuals inside and outside of the organization to determine the appropriate person for responding to inquiries, based on personal knowledge of organizational programs, priorities, goals, and objectives. Provides correspondence services for an organization with a mission that affects a wide range of operations in other agencies, a large segment of the public, or the business community. 
  • Managing supervisors' calendars and independently scheduling appointments as well as maintaining Principals' timesheets
  • Screening incoming calls and correspondence and responding independently when possible
  • Tracking and monitoring incoming engagements, status of current engagements, and the timetable for completion dates and deadlines of engagements
  • Preparing correspondence, including interoffice memoranda, engagement letters, notices to clients, and management letter
  • Uses a sophisticated action tracking system to assure that official materials are scanned and available. Sorts and files correspondence and other documents in accordance with established procedures. Receives, opens and disseminates mail after determining appropriate staff member to take action.
  • Monitors the status of program assignments, ensuring that due dates are noted and established, that background materials are properly routed to the assigned staff, and that copies of background materials are maintained in a secure location, and available to the supervisor and staff.  Provides reminders of approaching due dates to ensure that all assignments are met in a timely manner.
  • Ensures correspondence are filed for historical purposes in coordination with established USAID Records Management policies and procedures.
  • Carries out special reporting requests as required; conducts research as needed from files and records to compile reports or to respond to client needs.

Clerical or Administrative Practices and Procedures (25%)

  • Facilitates Agency-wide communication by assuring that staffs at all levels are fully informed on internal and Agency-wide procedures.
  • Initiates development of new or revised administrative policies and procedures necessary for efficient administrative functioning of the organization, independently or as a member of a team.
  • Works with highly classified material and employs procedures for handling and safeguarding classified material. 

Office Resource Monitoring 5%

  • Monitors supply and inventory utilization.
  • Maintains inventory of office and equipment supplies.
  • Prepares requisitions for supplies and equipment and requests for service.

Minimum Requirements:

  • US Citizenship
  • A relevant academic background
  • 1-2 years working performing in an administrative/professional office setting
  • Interest in working for the federal government
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • An Active Security Clearance
  • Prior experience working for the federal government/contractor
  • Prior experience supporting senior level management

To apply, please submit an updated resume/CV, a completed and signed USAID 1420 formand a cover letter to resumes@amexdc.com by October 22th, 2014. Please use the subject line 'Program Specialist' in your email. Only persons that complete all requirements will be considered. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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ADALAT Chief of Party (Afghanistan)

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

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

Qualifications for the Chief of Party include:

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

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

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ADALAT Deputy Chief of Party (Afghanistan)

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

Qualifications for the Chief of Party include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LPAC Chief of Party

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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LPAC Deputy Chief Of Party

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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LPAC Judicial Training Advisor

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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LPAC Bar Association/Legal Profession Expert

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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LPAC Anti-Corruption Investigation Advisor

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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LPAC Monitoring & Evaluation Expert

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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Evaluation Specialists (Worldwide)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates must be able to work with their teammates to:

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

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

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Proposal and Technical Writers

About AMEX International

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

Position Description

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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