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Executive Assistant
Multiple Positions for Zimbabwe Baseline Survey
Grants Manager (Morocco)

Senior Analyst/Team Leader-Policy and Technical Division (PTD)
Training Assistant (Part Time)
Proposal and Technical Writers

Executive Assistant

AMEX is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of front office Executive Assistant (Program Specialist) in the USAID/Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA). The functions of the Executive Assistant are to facilitate and expidite 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 letters

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.

Applicant Requirements:

  • US citizenship is REQUIRED, in order to obtain a Secret level security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, International Development, Political Science, or a related field
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience
  • Interest in and understanding of political, social, and economic issues in the developing world
  • Proficiency in office software applications
  • Proactive, initiative taking, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, excellent written and spoken communication skills

To apply, Please submit an updated resume, cover letter that indicates your earliest start date, and signed USAID Biographical Data 1420 form to resumes@amexdc.com, using the subject line Executive Assistant. Please apply by August 14. AMEX will review all applicants on a rolling basis and contact qualified candidates with additional instructions if interested.

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Multiple Positions Needed for Zimbabwe Baseline Survey

AMEX International, Inc. is seeking qualified individuals to fill numerous positions in USAID/Zimbabwe’s recently released proposal request to provide a Baseline Survey for the USAID/Zimbabwe Feed the Future Program. Interested applicants should first read the Statement of Work (SOW) and then submit a resume, cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying, and a completed AMEX application form to resumes@amexdc.com no later than September 3, 2015, using the subject line Zimbabwe Baseline.

The positions to be filled are as follows:

Baseline Study Team Leader: This individual will serve as team leader for the duration of the approximate 7-month study. He or she will be the primary point of contact between USAID and the baseline study team and have responsibility for the overall compilation of the final baseline study report. The incumbent must:

  • Have at least five years of field-based food security or agricultural development programming and management experience in a developing country with international or development assistance programs;
  • Have managed, designed or implemented at least two food security evaluations or baseline studies; and
  • Have a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in development studies, development evaluation and management, or other relevant field of study.

Survey and Statistics Specialist: This individual will be responsible for designing, managing, and coordinating the survey approach. The incumbent must:

  • Have at least five years of evaluation experience;
  • Have demonstrated experience managing, leading, and coordinating quantitative and qualitative baseline studies or evaluations;
  • Have extensive knowledge of sampling and demonstrated experience with designing complex surveys; and
  • Have extensive experience with data management and database organization, including developing data entry programs and supervising data entry, cleaning, and quality control.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist:This individual will be responsible for designing, managing, and supervising the quantitative and qualitative data collection. The incumbent must:

  • Have five years of experience designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research studies to illuminate quantitative survey findings;
  • Have at least five years of experience in designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for development projects;
  • Have experience in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis; and
  • Have experience with a diverse range of qualitative instruments, such as rapid appraisal/participatory rural appraisal, anecdotal evidence, or observations.

Other Positions: Enumerators/Data Collectors and Short-Term Sectoral Experts(in the areas of agriculture, gender, hygiene and/or nutrition), will also be required. Since the questionnaire will be administered in Shona and Ndebele, knowledge of these languages is a requirement for most of the team.

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Grants Manager (Morocco)

AMEX seeks Moroccan nationality candidates for a Grants Manager position on a project that it has recently won. The work will be done in Tangiers, Morocco. This project will last 3 years and has to do with improving citizen participation in community-oriented activities.

The Grants Manager will 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; coordinate with the project’s technical team to ensure timely review of technical reports; review grantee financial reports for completeness; maintain procurement records; and perform other duties as assigned. He or she will report to the Finance Manager and the Chief of Party.

Minimum background required:

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

If you are interested and available, please send your most complete and current resume as well as the AMEX application form as soon as possible. All materials must be provided in English. Please email these materials, using the subject line Morocco, to resumes@amexdc.com.

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Senior Analyst/Team Leader—Policy and Technical Division (PTD)

I. Background

AMEX is currently implementing an institutional support contract for the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The FFP program seeks to reduce food insecurity by supporting international food aid programs designed and implemented by private voluntary organizations and public international organizations to address chronic and emergency food security situations. AMEX is searching for a qualified candidate to support FFP’s Policy and Technical Division.

The position is located in downtown Washington, DC and the employment period will begin immediately. The position is short-term, for a period of six months.

II. Position Description and Responsibilities

The Senior Analyst/PTD Team Leader is tasked with addressing seven broad policy and programmatic areas, and will provide Institutional Support Project (ISP) surge assistance and gap-filling to achieve an array of tasks and reporting deadlines. Working with AMEX staff and personnel through coordination with Team Leaders of the Program Operations Division (POD); Geographic Division (Geo. Team); Training and Communications and Outreach/Policy and Technical Division (PTD), the Senior Analyst will also liaise with representatives from academic and partner institutions and represent DCHA/FFP in meetings as required. S/he will be the principal PTD Team Leader, responsible on a daily and recurring basis for coordinating, managing and distributing composite information associated with the efforts of FFP to meet identified emergency and non-emergency food needs worldwide, in conjunction with other DCHA/FFP staff.

In this capacity, and based on a comprehensive understanding of the roles and objectives of the Title II program and the complex array of food aid activities worldwide, the incumbent will evaluate and provide up-to-date reporting on projected food needs. In addition, the incumbent will investigate and develop special reports on significant, timely issues that surface as a result of trend analysis and other analytical indicators.

The position requires that s/he maintain regular contact with and collaborate with DCHA/FFP Washington and field staff and DCHA/FFP partners to remain apprised of DCHA/FFP activities and projects.

III. Position Requirements and Preferred Experience

Position Minimum Requirements:

U.S. citizenship (in order to obtain a Secret Clearance)

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated analytical capability
  • Familiarity with word processing, especially Excel and ACCESS, and other office-related computer software systems
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in food aid and/or USAID contracting
  • Experience living/working in a developing country
  • Foreign language proficiency

IV. Salary

Salary is commensurate with expereince and prior salary history.

TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and a completed USAID 1420 Form to resumes@amexdc.com with the subject line " Sr. Analyst/Team Leader". Submission period: As soon as possible but no later than Friday, September 11, 2015. Please indicate your earliest possible start date in your cover letter.

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Training Assistant (Part Time)

This downtown, Washington, DC position is with AMEX International’s contract with the Food for Peace (FFP) program of the USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development). FFP manages over $1.2 billion in annual food aid and ancillary funds on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s P.L. 480 Title II program, which allows donation of U.S. agricultural products to other countries to meet humanitarian food needs.

The Training Assistant will assist the USAID FFP Information Officer and the AMEX Training Officer by providing the following services, among others:
•     Set up meetings, and coordinate communication, with FFP/AMEX staff about on-going learning/training activities.
•     Produce simple PowerPoint- and Microsoft Office-based materials for e-learning and for direct learning/training activities (incorporating training audio/video capacity).
•     Make all logistical arrangements for AMEX/FFP learning/training activities.
•     Coordinate a specific learning/training activity, including collaborative design with technical experts.

Position Minimum Requirements:
•     U.S. Citizenship (in order to obtain a Secret Clearance).
•     Bachelor’s Degree.
•     Strong writing, communication, coordinating, and organizational skills.
•     Attention to detail.
•     Experience in the training field.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
•     Familiarity with USAID-funded development activities or their equivalent. Familiarity with food aid or security activities in poor countries desirable.
•     Demonstrated ability to organize effective e-learning materials with PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office software or its equivalent.
•     Demonstrated ability to organize logistical details efficiently and effectively.

Salary:   $16 per hour for 16 to 20 hours a week and up to 30 hours a week, with pro-rated benefits.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter that gives earliest possible start date, and a completed USAID 1420 Form to resumes@amexdc.com with the Subject: Training Assistant/FFP, as soon as possible but no later than September 14

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Consultants -- International Program/Project Management

AMEX seeks applicants for performing short and long-term work, primarily in Africa. Candidates must have worked in one or more of the following areas:

  • Rule of Law
  • Grants Management
  • Security Sector
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Public Administration
  • Evaluations
  • Conflict Management

We need candidates who have strong experience working with a variety of persons of all ages; who can manage projects and personnel; and who are good at strategic planning, policy formulation, and working with our client(s) and a variety of international personnel. Candidates must be willing to work overseas.

Please provide the AMEX application form and your most complete and current resume to resumes@amexdc.com. Use the subject line Overseas Assistance. Indicate if you wish short- or long-term work. If you match any immediately existing needs, we will contact you right away; otherwise, we will keep your materials in our resume database against future needs.

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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.

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