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Senior Economic Governance Specialist
Project Support Staff (Morocco)
ADALAT Chief of Party (Afghanistan)
ADALAT Deputy Chief of Party (Afghanistan)
ADALAT Senior Rule of Law/Subject Matter Expert (Afghanistan)
Proposal and Technical Writers

Senior Economic Governance Specialist

INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND

The Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs has a need for  USAID development advisor to U.S. Special Operations Forces in RC-W and RC-SW and other military forces in which development support is need and/or requested.

SCOPE OF WORK
The scope of work for the consultant varies depending on the need of USAID’s Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA), but will initially be that of USAID representative and development training to U.S. Special Operations Forces and the U.S. military, as needed.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Represent USAID’s objectives and interests in Helmand and Afghanistan at-large as part of key staff training Marine Special Operations Forces for an upcoming deployment to Helmand, Afghanistan
  • Mentor Marine Special Operation Teams (MSOTs) and Marine Special Operation Company (MSOC) on interagency coordination and partnership opportunities and realities in the field
  • Impart understanding of USAID and OTI programming currently being implemented in the region, key development principles and relevant field contacts for further coordination
  • Provide insight on engaging with Afghan line ministries and Coalition partners
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of Government-Led Eradication (GLE) and provide potential resolutions to counter financial issues and instability
  • Support USAID’s objectives in the field through the education and training of Marines who will have access to significant funds and resources while deployed
  • Assist in the facilitation and instruction in pre-deployment Civilian-Military (Civ-Mil) engagement and coordination.

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE
The selected candidate will perform a majority of the work at U.S. military training sites, but will work from USAID’s headquarters at the Ronald Reagan Building as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • US Citizenship
  • Three (3) years of related USAID experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a related area
  • Strong English commmunication skills (i.e. verbal and written)

To qualify, submit an updated resume and 1420 form to resumes@amexdc.com using the subject line Senior Economic Governance Specialist by 1/30/2015. Applicants not meeting this deadline will not be considered. AMEX will contact candidates meeting the mimimum requirements if interested. AMEX International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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 project that it hopes to win soon. All candidates must live in the Tangiers, Morocco area. This project will last 3 years and has to do with countering violent extremism in Morocco through 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 by January 26, 2015. Please email these materials, using the subject line Morocco, to resumes@amexdc.com.

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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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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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