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Web Designer/Developer
Vice President-- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (Washington, DC)
Chief of Party (Washington, DC)
Administrative Manager (Washington, DC)
Knowledge Management Specialist (Washington, DC)
Project Support Staff (Morocco)
ADALAT Chief of Party (Afghanistan)
ADALAT Deputy Chief of Party (Afghanistan)
ADALAT Finance/Administrative Manager(Afghanistan)
ADALAT Monitoring and Evalaluation Manager (Afghanistan)
ADALAT Subcontracts, Grants and Compliance Manager (Afghanistan)
Proposal and Technical Writers

Web Developer/Designer (Washington, DC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proposal Development & Management (30%)

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

Policy, Research, and Analysis (10%)

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

Marketing and Networking (10%)

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

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

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

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

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

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Chief of Party (Washington, DC)

The Africa Bureau (AFR) works in partnership with African leaders and decision-makers to help design and implement development projects that are appropriate for local conditions and address local challenges in order to eliminate extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).  The Africa Bureau supports three distinct types of activities.  First, AFR provides policy-relevant ideas and information, and helps African countries and partners use this information to improve their policies, programs, and strategies for development.  Second, it influences African countries and institutions to build more effective regional channels for economic and technical cooperation, and third, it builds the capacity of Africa’s institutions to manage African development.

The Chief of Party, will be the lead technical person, provides overall guidance and management of the project; is the point of contact and interaction with USAID for the overall project; and is responsible for the quality of the products and overall performance. As the lead technical person, she/he will oversee: the analytical efforts; trend analyses; research relationships and research grants and sub-contracting as to selection of awardees, directions, and the quality and timeliness of the products; the populating of the data banks or websites as to what to include and quality and timeliness of the data and information; performance scorecards; the methodology and soundness of assessing studies; and the application of cost benefit, general equilibrium analyses, and cost-effectiveness to the assessing of initiatives, projects, and techniques. The COP should have a balanced skill-set including the ability to provide leadership to a team of interdisciplinary experts and to design development strategies which integrate cross-cutting elements. The COP must have both administrative and technical qualifications and experience.

The Chief of Party (COP) must have both administrative and technical qualifications and experience including: 

  • Professional experience as a Chief of Party for a USAID program of at least comparable size and scope strongly preferred;
  • At least five (5) years of experience managing and coordinating development programs, preferably in or about Africa;
  • Previous experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials on trade, economic policy, technology, or competitiveness strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional, government, and private sector partners and stakeholders.
  • Minimum academic credential of an advanced technical degree in economics, international trade, public policy, economic development, or related area (MBA/MPA with advanced training in the specified areas would be considered) required. A PhD in one of the fields described above or a relevant technical area strongly preferred;
  • At least fifteen years (ten years with PhD) of relevant experience, five of which should be in or on developing countries, preferably in Africa;
  • At least five years of experience in analyzing, tracking, and working to improve trade policy and global competitiveness in developing countries, strongly preferred, and preferably in Africa;
  • At least three years of experience in managing and coordinating research activities, strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with cost benefit, general equilibrium, and cost effectiveness analyses;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and assist an interdisciplinary team with diverse and specialized skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate cross-cutting methods to achieve developmental objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability and/or commitment to gender equality and inclusive development; and
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

If you are interested and available, please send an updated resume, a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and signed USAID Biographical Data (1420 form), using the subject line AFR/SD, to resumes@amexdc.com. Application packages will be reviewed on a rolling basis. AMEX will contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

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Administrative Manager (Washington, DC)

The Africa Bureau (AFR) works in partnership with African leaders and decision-makers to help design and implement development projects that are appropriate for local conditions and address local challenges in order to eliminate extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).  The Africa Bureau supports three distinct types of activities.  First, AFR provides policy-relevant ideas and information, and helps African countries and partners use this information to improve their policies, programs, and strategies for development.  Second, it influences African countries and institutions to build more effective regional channels for economic and technical cooperation, and third, it builds the capacity of Africa’s institutions to manage African development.

Position Description

The Administrative Manager, under the guidance of the COP, is responsible for the administration of the project, including accounting and financial system and reports, personnel recruitment and management, tracking of tasks and requests, and management of office space and equipment. The Administrative Manager must have:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business/public administration, management, finance, or related area;
  • At least five years of experience in managing and coordinating development programs, preferably in or on Africa with strong preference for experience with USAID accounting and management processes;
  • Experience as administrator for a USAID program of at least comparable size and scope, strongly preferred;
  • Ability to coordinate travel and logistics;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills; 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex, time sensitive, high quality activities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional, government, and private sector partners and stakeholders.
  • Previous overseas experience strongly preferred

If you are interested and available, please send an updated resume, a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and signed USAID Biographical Data (1420 form), using the subject line AFR/SD, to resumes@amexdc.com. Application packages will be reviewed on a rolling basis. AMEX will contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

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Knowledge Management Specialist (Washington, DC)

The Africa Bureau (AFR) works in partnership with African leaders and decision-makers to help design and implement development projects that are appropriate for local conditions and address local challenges in order to eliminate extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).  The Africa Bureau supports three distinct types of activities.  First, AFR provides policy-relevant ideas and information, and helps African countries and partners use this information to improve their policies, programs, and strategies for development.  Second, it influences African countries and institutions to build more effective regional channels for economic and technical cooperation, and third, it builds the capacity of Africa’s institutions to manage African development.

The Knowledge Management Specialist is responsible for planning and leading organizational learning opportunities.  In close collaboration with the Program Officer and AFR’s Sr. Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, the incumbent will assist with the implementation of USAID’s Evaluation Policy and will be responsible for the development and maintenance of knowledge portal.  The Knowledge Management Specialist must have:

  • Master’s Degree in organizational learning or development assistance such as public, business or development administration, knowledge management, political science, economics, development studies or closely related, inter-disciplinary fields;
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional experience in organizational or action learning, development, consulting and/or knowledge management is expected; 
  • A background in monitoring and evaluation of development programs, application of statistical methods, impact evaluations and field research experience is preferred; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional, government, and private sector partners and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities; 
  • Experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design are required; 
  • Experience developing and/or using performance management plans or similar tools are required; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs—including indicator development, setting targets, study design, and data analysis—in multiple sectors;
  • Experience managing power sector projects is highly desired
  • Experience using knowledge management software and development and use of databases is highly desired;
  • Experience managing grants or contracts is also highly desired;Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner;
  • Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines; Oral and written communication skills to deal effectively with mid and high level partner contacts, the host government, and the local communities; and, 
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and data base development and management.

If you are interested and available, please send an updated resume, a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and signed USAID Biographical Data (1420 form), using the subject line AFR/SD, to resumes@amexdc.com. Application packages will be reviewed on a rolling basis. AMEX will contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

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Project Support Staff (Morocco)

AMEX International, Inc., an international development consulting firm that is located in Washington, DC, seeks Moroccan candidates for several positions on a recently awarded contract. All candidates must live in the Tangiers, Morocco area. This project will last 3 years and has to do with improving citizen-focused security and community-oriented policing. AMEX seeks candidates for the following 4 positions:

Community Project Officers
Role: Provide dedicated support for assigned community. Coordinate technical, training, and institutional strengthening activities. Serve as liaison with project and government of Morocco (GOM) counterparts in assigned community. Manage individual community work plans and provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support. Three candidates needed. Report to the Chief of Party (COP). Minimum background:

  • 3 to 5 years professional experience working at community level in relevant positions; international development assistance experience desirable
  • Demonstrated expertise, networks, and familiarity with targeted/assigned communities
  • Experience managing mini-work plans
  • Excellent networking and communication skills, including facilitation and training
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Proven familiarity and expertise with civic, social, and political issues facing youth and marginalized populations
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English, Arabic and Spanish are required.

Finance and Accounting Manager
Role: Oversee project financial, administrative, procurement, and grants processes and procedures. Assume primary responsibility for recording all project expenses and ensuring timely process of payments and payroll. Maintain project budget and provide financial reports to USAID as requested. Reports to the COP. Minimum background:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working with international donors in a management role
  • Experience with project budgets, grants management, financial reporting, deadlines, payroll, benefits, procurement, and other record keeping duties
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or related field required; advanced degree preferred
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English required. Proficiency in Arabic and either Spanish or French preferred.

Grants Manager
Role: Serve as main point of contact for grantees and manage grant files; review grantee technical reports for completeness, work with grantees to address any deficiencies and coordination with technical team to ensure timely review of technical reports; review grantee financial reports for completeness; maintain procurement records and petty cash register, other duties as assigned. Reports to the Finance Manager. Minimum background:

  • At least 2-3 years of previous experience working with international donors in a financial support role
  • Grants experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and Arabic required.. Proficiency in either Spanish or French preferred.

Office Manager/ Administrative Assistant
Role: Provide overall office administration support. Reports to the Finance Manager. Minimum background:

  • At least 2 years of previous experience providing support to program professionals and supporting the day-to-day management of a business office, including answering phones, making appointments, filing, ordering supplies, etc.
  • Excellent speaking, writing, and typing skills in English and Arabic required
  • Legal background preferred.

If you are interested and available, please send your most complete and current resume as well as the AMEX application form immediately. Please email these materials, using the subject line Morocco, to resumes@amexdc.com. AMEX will contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested. 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
AMEX International seeks qualified candidates to serve as the Chief of Party (COP) for this program. The COP must provide technical leadership and administrative oversight of the project. The COP will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, will ensure the project is progressing appropriately and meeting its targets, and will serve as the principal liaison to USAID. A high degree of demonstrated technical expertise combined with extraordinary communication and management skills are essential for this position. The COP must have the following minimum set of qualifications:

  • Fifteen years of progressively responsible professional development experience, a significant portion of which must include managing international rule-of-law projects in a developing country, and five to seven years of general management experience;
  • A J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D. in legal studies OR a M.A., Ph.D. degree in management, international development or a related field of study is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional capacity development and in working effectively with a broad range of counterpart, including high-level government officials and CSOs;
  • Proven competence in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar international donor-supported projects, with demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, coordination, and budgeting;
  • Experience managing similar projects in challenging development and security environments;
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal, written and oral English, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the Project and to coordinate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders; and
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams;
  • Candidates with experience leading projects in challenging security environments are preferred.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated resume or CV, a cover letter, and a completed AMEX 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
The Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency (ADALAT) program aims to increase citizen access to justice services based on Afghan law. ADALAT 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. ADALAT also will develop the technical, organizational, and management capacity of USAID civil society partners operating in the formal and traditional justice sectors. Lastly, ADALAT will implement sustainable systems to increase the technical and administrative capacity of Afghan counterparts to operate without donor assistance in the future. This project will take place primarily in Kabul, Afghanistan, with travel and wok in neighboring regions as required.

AMEX International seeks qualified candidates to serve as the Deputy Chief of Party (COP) for this program. The DCOP will support the COP ion technical implementation of the project and have the following minimum set of qualifications

  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience in rule of law development;
  • At least a B.A. in legal studies, management, international development or a related field of study is required;
  • Strong bilingual communication skills, including written and oral English and Dari or Pashto;
  • Strong interpersonal/diplomatic skills and cultural/political sensitivity; and
  • Strong institutional analytical and development skills, including gender analysis and integration.
  • Demonstrated experience at developing institutional capacity assessments and development plans for justice sector institutions and CSOs.
  • An Afghan National for this position is highly encouraged.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated resume or CV, a cover letter, and a completed AMEX 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 Finance and Administration Manager (Afghanistan)

Background
The Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency (ADALAT) program aims to increase citizen access to justice services based on Afghan law. ADALAT 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. ADALAT also will develop the technical, organizational, and management capacity of USAID civil society partners operating in the formal and traditional justice sectors. Lastly, ADALAT will implement sustainable systems to increase the technical and administrative capacity of Afghan counterparts to operate without donor assistance in the future. This project will take place primarily in Kabul, Afghanistan, with travel and wok in neighboring regions as required.

Position Description
AMEX International seeks a qualified Finance/Administrative Manager to oversee the financial management and logistics for the Project. The Finance and Administration Manager will report to the Chief of Party; duties may include:

  • Developing, monitoring and maintaining program budgets;
  • Tracking and monitoring the distribution of funds throughtout the life of the contract;
  • Overseeing the execution of logistical activities associated to field activities;
  • Manage the recruitment, performance nd records of field staff throughout the contract;
  • Preparing payroll and periodic reports as required;
  • Other duties as asssigned.

The Finance and Administrative Manager must have the following minimum set of qualifications:

  • Five years of progressively responsible experience executing administration and financial management responsibilities of development projects;
  • A bachelor’s degree in international development, accounting, or other relevant field;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of U1.S. government contract management and financial systems;
  • Experience with computerized accounting and strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal written and oral English. Proficiency in Dari and/or Pashto preferred.

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated resume or CV, a cover letter, and a completed AMEX 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 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Afghanistan)

Background
The Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency (ADALAT) program aims to increase citizen access to justice services based on Afghan law. ADALAT 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. ADALAT also will develop the technical, organizational, and management capacity of USAID civil society partners operating in the formal and traditional justice sectors. Lastly, ADALAT will implement sustainable systems to increase the technical and administrative capacity of Afghan counterparts to operate without donor assistance in the future. This project will take place primarily in Kabul, Afghanistan, with travel and wok in neighboring regions as required.

Position Description
The M&E Specialist will oversee the monitoring and evaluation for the project. This position reports directly to the Chief of Party. Duties may include:

  • Leading the development of M&E tools, mechanisms and/or services to support program/project operations;
  • Participates in baseline, midterm, and/or final evaluations as appropriate
  • Provides periodic analysis and maintenance of existing M&E tools, mechanisms, or services to ensure optimal functioning;
  • Utilizing appropriate statistical/research approaches including qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, quasi-experimental, and cases study approaches in collecting, analyzing, and reporting program data
  • Identifying key indicators and markers for program success; and
  • Training and mentors staff on relevant M&E protocols, as necessary.

Qualifications for the M&E Specialist include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in international development, statistics, or other relevant field; a Master’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred;
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in development project monitoring and evaluation, including the design and management of evaluations;
  • A bachelor’s degree in international development, statistics, or other relevant field;
  • Ability to provide expert guidance on performance monitoring in challenging development environments;
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal, written and oral English; proficiency in Dari and/or Pashto preferred;
  • Afghan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 Subcontracts, Grants and Compliance (SGC) Manager

Background
The Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency (ADALAT) program aims to increase citizen access to justice services based on Afghan law. ADALAT 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. ADALAT also will develop the technical, organizational, and management capacity of USAID civil society partners operating in the formal and traditional justice sectors. Lastly, ADALAT will implement sustainable systems to increase the technical and administrative capacity of Afghan counterparts to operate without donor assistance in the future. This project will take place primarily in Kabul, Afghanistan, with travel and wok in neighboring regions as required.

Position Description
AMEX International seeks a qualified Subcontracts, Grants and Compliance (SGC) Manager to be responsible for activities related to procurement of service delivery equipment and infrastructure, compliance with all USAID rules and regulations, internal audits, monitoring of sub-grantees, and program risk mitigation. The SGC Manager responds directly to the Chief of Party; duties include:

  • Ensuring quality and timeliness of service delivery equipment and infrastructure sub-projects.
  • Maintaining compliance with regulations, USAID policies, and USAID/Afghanistan Mission Orders and Implementing Partner Notices.
  • Managing grants issued to CSOs under contract funds.
  • Establishing standards and procedures to ensure that compliance efforts throughout the project are effective and efficient in preventing, detecting, identifying, and correcting noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Guaranteeing compliance to organizational policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Ensuring due diligence that funds are not being diverted from their development purpose outlined in the contract and are not vulnerable to corruption, extortion or otherwise benefitting malign groups.

Qualifications for the SGC Manager include:

  • A university degree in international development, public policy, urban planning, or other relevant field such as political science, is required.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible contract, subcontract and/or grants and compliance management
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal, written and oral English. Proficiency in Dari and/or Pashto preferred.
  • Relevant certification from internationally recognized compliance or auditing organization (Institute of Internal Auditors, International Standards Organization, American Society for Quality, International Register of Certified Auditors, etc.) is highly preferred.
  • At least five years of experience in quality control, audit, procurement, finance, management or legal fields;
  • An Afghan National for this position is highly encouraged

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit an updated resume or CV, a cover letter, and a completed AMEX 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) program aims to increase citizen access to justice services based on Afghan law. ADALAT 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. ADALAT also will develop the technical, organizational, and management capacity of USAID civil society partners operating in the formal and traditional justice sectors. Lastly, ADALAT will implement sustainable systems to increase the technical and administrative capacity of Afghan counterparts to operate without donor assistance in the future. This project will take place primarily in Kabul, Afghanistan, with travel and wok in neighboring regions as required.

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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Proposal and Technical Writers

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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