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Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Global Operations Support Project Manager. Winrock is a recognized leader in international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a quality-driven organization with the desire for a continuous improvement in program results and processes and for a culture of accountability.

Under general direction of the Director of Global Operations Support, the Global Operations Support Project Manager will manage various projects to track progress, coordinate with colleagues to adjust goals and strategies, and draft summary reports on project status. S/he will support the shared vision of field driven quality programming and related activities. Her/his work is informed by Winrock's project management methodology along with funder requirements and operational policies and procedures.

• Works with Director, Global Operations Support and other staff to design new projects that meet the needs of Winrock Operations and support Winrock's global implementation.
• Develops and adjusts project strategies and work plans
• Monitors various projects to ensure that staff, consultants, and partners are on track to achieve results
• Provides periodic status reports to update leadership on project progress
• Present project highlights at meetings and forums, as needed
• Supports the Director, Global Operations Support to document best practices and case studies.
• Works with the Director, Global Operations Support to improve processes, as needed
• Works as an effective member of Winrock's worldwide team of development professionals; ensures project management success regardless of geographic location
• Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

• Bachelor's degree in Business, International Relations or equivalent qualification

• At least 5 years' experience in project management or project design and monitoring
• Experience working within a multi-unit, geographically dispersed organization
• Proven experience in managing for results ;

• Strong project management knowledge, analytical/problem solving skills, creativity and initiative.
• Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and effectively promote the WI's mission, values, and objectives.
• Ability to identify programmatic, operational and compliance issues, and develop appropriate recommendations to increase consistent use of tools and templates and Winrock PM Practices.
• Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
• Analytical and conceptual skills as well as the curiosity and learning agility necessary to be successful in a growing organization with evolving operating and financial systems.
• Some knowledge of accounting principles, finance and funder regulations (especially USG).
• Strong verbal and written communications skills in dealing with businesses;
• Must have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Internet) and comfort working with database programs;
• Foreign language skills a plus
• Developing country experience preferred
• Experience with working in a multiple funder environment preferred
• Must be able to work independently, multi-task, be persistent and work under tight deadlines;
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; and
• Ability to travel a minimum of 15% of the time.


The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance; retirement; and other normal Winrock benefits.


Applicants should go to Jobs page at to submit their application, cover letter and current resume. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates must not require sponsorship to work in the U.S. Winrock International is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.



The Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD is looking for a Junior Policy Analyst, to develop and help implement a strategic, co-operative and forward looking dialogue with the OECD that will lead to the formulation of highly relevant policy recommendations for Governments. Under the direct supervision of the Secretary-General of BIAC, the selected person will work closely with high level associations and business leaders from BIAC's member organizations to identify, develop, and formulate policy recommendations across business sectors in OECD and non-OECD countries. H/She will provide direct advice and support to the BIAC Secretary General on policy matters, as well as represent the views of BIAC and its membership at the OECD and in international fora at all levels. REQUIRES: An advanced university degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, international relations, or political science. At least two years' experience in policy areas covered by the portfolio, if possible with management responsibilities. Comprehensive knowledge of issues in the committee portfolio. Significant experience in interfacing with governmental and intergovernmental bodies at the highest levels. Closing date: 5/16/16. Please apply online at Job Number: 10556.



The International Fund for Agricultural Development seeks a Deputy Director, Independent Office of Evaluation (D-1) in Rome. The Deputy Director is the closest and principal support to the Director of IOE in managing the Office. Under the supervision of the Director, the Deputy will assist the IOE Director in promoting accountability and learning in IFAD, thus contributing to the improvement of the performance of the IFAD's operations and policies. REQUIRES: Advanced university degree from an accredited institution in rural development, economics, agricultural economics, development policy, evaluation, or related disciplines. At least twelve (12) years progressively responsible professional experience in the management, supervision and implementation of rural development programmes including project design, development, implementation or evaluation; a significant part of the experience must be in evaluation. Experience with International financial institutions, United Nations Specialized Agencies, Programmes or Funds, and development cooperation agencies would be an advantage. Experience in leading, supervising and managing professional teams of people with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, preferably in international organizations, is required. TO APPLY: Applicants should send an IFAD personal history form to Closing date: 5/16/16. Vacancy no: 1434.



Chemonics International, an international development consulting company based in Washington, D.C., seeks a Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Financial Sector Transformation Activity in Ukraine (Ukraine FTS). In cooperation with the Government of Ukraine, other U.S. Government agencies, and bilateral and multilateral donors, Ukraine FST will develop the financial sector of Ukraine, cultivating a more resilient economy that can withstand external and internal shocks, as well as sustain democracy by demonstrating the positive results that democratic and responsive governance can provide to the population.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall activity leadership, strategic planning, management, and quality assurance. S/he will specifically be responsible for all project reporting and deliverables, liaising with USAID and other project partners, interacting with key financial sector actors, and ensuring that desired impacts are achieved.
Professionals interested in applying for this opportunity must meet the following qualifications:
• A Master's degree in finance, international development, or a field related to finance (including Accounting; Business Administration; Economics; International Business Administration; Marketing; Statistics; Law), or 15 years of relevant experience in lieu of a Master's degree.
• A minimum of ten years' experience managing complex donor-funded projects with a budget of at least $10 million
• Experience assessing financial sector policies and regulations, as well as designing strategies, models, and organizational structures to deliver efficient and competitive financial services
• Experience developing and strengthening host country institutional capacity in the financial sector; developing capital markets; stabilizing financial sectors; and implementing deposit insurance schemes
• Prior experience working in or with European markets
• Familiarity with the Ukrainian political and economic context
• A proven ability to work collaboratively with USAID or other donors
• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
• Mandatory fluency in English. Strong Ukrainian language skills preferred.

Please send cover letter and CV to by May 9, 2016. Early applications are encouraged. Please indicate primary field of expertise in cover letter and subject line of email. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Learn more about Chemonics International at



Chemonics International, an international development consulting company based in Washington, D.C., seeks financial sector specialists for the anticipated USAID-funded Financial Sector Transformation Activity in Ukraine (Ukraine FTS). In cooperation with the government of Ukraine, other U.S. government agencies, and bilateral and multilateral donors, Ukraine FST will develop the financial sector of Ukraine, cultivating a more resilient economy that can withstand internal and external shocks, as well as sustain democracy by demonstrating the positive results democratic and responsive governance can provide to the population. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Professionals interested in short-term technical positions and/or long-term technical/leadership positions with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
• Financial sector development, including assessing policies and regulation, and designing bank and non-bank strategies, models, and organizational structures to deliver efficient and competitive financial services
• Financial literacy promotion, including public outreach and media campaigns
• Digital financial services
• Pension reform
• Gender, youth, and vulnerable population inclusion
• Minimum five years of experience on a USAID or similar donor-funded project preferred
• Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred
• Familiarity with the Ukrainian political and economic context preferred
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with USAID or other donors
• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
• Fluent English required; strong Ukrainian language skills preferred

Application Instructions: Please send cover letter and CV to by May 6, 2016. Please include "Short- and long-term financial sector specialists" in the subject line. Early applications are encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only "Short- and long-term financial sector specialists –FTS project" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.



Visionary Consulting Partners seeks FOUR (4) Development Credit Investment Officers to support USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA). Duties will be performed offsite. Performance starts on/about May 15, 2016 to September 30, 2016. The Development Credit Authority (DCA) structures and issues partial credit guarantees to encourage private capital lending to creditworthy but underserved borrowers throughout the developing world. These guarantees, which typically cover 50% of realized loss, enable USAID to leverage private sector wealth for sustainable economic development. Since 1999, the DCA has supported over 450 risk-sharing guarantees and has made available over $4.4 billion in private financing to more than 200,000 entrepreneurs around the world. The guarantee is a flexible tool that can be applied to a wide range of development projects and are available to virtually any type of lender seeking to deploy debt capital into the markets in which USAID programs operate.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: The selected candidate will join the DCA team in supporting the annual re-estimate process. Every year the financial condition of each active transaction in the DCA's portfolio must be reassessed to accurately provision for potential defaults (losses). As part of this process, the financial condition of each partner must be reviewed, analyzed and re-estimated. DCA seeks a consultant to perform financial statement analysis and re-estimate support.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES INCLUDE: Re-estimate analyses will require the review of DCA partners' financial condition and will include the following steps to complete:
*Review and understand the auditor's opinion on the financial statements. If necessary, investigate qualified audit opinions.
*Search the internet for any reports of fraud or other wrongdoing.
*Spread the most recent financial data into the relevant re-estimate spreadsheet.
*Analyze the financial condition of the entity and provide a brief write-up of that condition, highlighting financial metrics of interest and including any changes from the prior year.
*Make a recommendation as to any change to the risk score based on the analysis.
*Discuss work with the DCA Office as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: The ideal candidate will possess the following:
*Knowledge of financial analysis and financial statements;
*Ability to interact with USAID staff and clearly present the re-estimate findings;
*Ability to read and interpret financial documents in Spanish, French, or Portuguese is preferred;
*Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
*Strong written and oral communication skills; and
*Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and time management skills.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: The following application materials must accompany applications: CV and a writing sample - analysis of a financial institution's or other businesses' financial statements.

TO APPLY: Write Position # VCP-E3DC1508 or # VCP-E3DC1509 or # VCP- E3DC1510 or # VCP-E3DC1511 on the subject line. Please submit all required documents listed above to Also include your salary history utilizing Form AID 1420-17 as part of your application. The form can be found at Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications Accepted through June 25, 2016. Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC is a woman-owned, Equal Opportunity Employer.



AIR's International group seeks to enhance the capacity of developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local partners in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. In partnership with others, we seek to: ensure children's equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AIR is recruiting candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded international education 5 years' project in Liberia.


The Chief of Party (COP) will provide the vision, technical leadership and management oversight for the project in addition to the supervision, administration, and implementation of the grant. This individual will establish and maintain systems for project operations, ensure that all contractual deadlines are met and targets are achieved, maintain working relationships with project stakeholders and partners, and oversee the preparation and submission of periodic progress and financial reports. The COP will deal with partner organizations and coordinate with USAID and other donors in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation.


The Chief of Party must possess the following:
• Minimum of a Master's Degree in a relevant field required (education, public policy, business administration); Ph.D. level degree preferred.
• At least 8 to 10 years demonstrated experience in managing international development programs with a focus on education in developing countries; proven expertise in education, reading instruction, and business;
• Strong leadership, administrative, management, presentation, reporting, and communication skills and ability to implement projects with diverse subject matter;
• Experience related to development of in-service training packages, curriculum standards,
innovative supplementary materials, student assessment, mentoring, monitoring, and analytical
skills in support of the project activities;
• Technical knowledge and experience in reading acquisition, instruction, and assessment;
• Demonstrated experience in education policy reform; and,
• Ability to perform at a high level and apply diplomacy skills with a wide range of stakeholders (i.e. students, teachers, educators, school directors, pedagogical instructors, education Department leaders, Ministry of education and its affiliates, families, community members, business partners, donors).

• Experience in managing, developing, deploying innovations related to the field of education;
• Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; and
• PhD in Education.

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at To apply, please go to Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.



International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

In this role you will be responsible for a significant level of business development activity, both proactive, and responsive, e.g., bid/no-bid vetting, proposal development, proposal writing, and proposal management, to include all support activities through to submission. To be successful, you must possess good organizational and multi-tasking skills and provide comprehensive logistics and administrative support across projects and proposals. We require someone who is assertive, works with a sense of urgency and possesses a strong work ethic. This position is based in our Vienna, VA Home Office, and with periodic work in our Washington DC Office. The successful candidate will serve in this role to primarily support the IBTCI Health Practice; as needed with other IBTCI Practices.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

*Taking team leadership / technical roles on projects, including M&E projects.
*Working on technical tasks including but not limited to: performance monitoring, third-party monitoring, evaluations, assessments, sector or policy studies, surveys, knowledge management, learning, communications, and outreach activities.
*Conducting technical research, designing and approving instruments/ tools and methodologies for projects implementation, providing sectoral and country inputs, team building, work and resource planning, conducting analysis, preparing and finalizing presentations, and report review and writing. Providing training services in M&E and related projects.
*Initiating and following through on new business development opportunities.
*Drafting technical and non-technical sections of proposals in M&E, M&E related and implementation proposals.
*Representing IBTCI in business development or project implementation meetings with partners or clients.
*Supervise staff.
*Strategic oversight for contract implementation including overseeing logistical and operational aspects of contracts.
*Oversee staff and consultant recruitment for proposals and on-going projects, Budget management and oversight for contracts.
*Manage relationships with U.S. and internationally-based consultants and sub- contractors.
*Taking the lead or serving as a team member in proposal preparation activities;
*Quality control for contracts and work products submitted by consultants.
*Facilitate development of consultant and sub-contractor contracts and purchase order agreements.
*Managing M&E practice resources in project implementation.
*May serve as primary DC-based point of contact with client.

Additional Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

*Represent IBTCI in industry conference and workshops.
*Author white papers or report to promote IBTCI intellectual prowess in M&E.
*Provide in-house training to home and field staff on M&E methodologies or sector related subject matter.
*Attend management meetings and contribute to strategic and business plans as needed.
*Other duties/tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

*Expertise in at least one of the M&E-related activities i.e. (statistical analysis, impact analysis, performance evaluations, instrument design and management, M&E training;
*Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following sectors: Agriculture/ Food Security, Conflict and Crisis, Democracy and Governance, Economic Growth, Global Climate Change/ Environment, Global Health.
*Experience designing M&E systems for international development projects.
*Experience in all aspects of the proposal process: capture management; partnering; research; recruitment; writing; red-teaming; support to costing.
*Overseas experience working in M&E.
*Extensive ability to travel overseas is integral.
*Demonstrable results orientation, flexibility and problem solving skills.
*Strong communication skills (oral and written) required.
*Native fluency in the English language is required; a working competence in another language is desirable.
*Well-organized with strong attention to detail.


5 to 10 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of foreign assistance activities plus
15 years of experience in program management of foreign assistance or donor activities.

Required Education:

Master's degree in International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration and/or Statistics/Social Research.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical corporate office environment. Physical Requirements: Work is generally sedentary, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Supervisory Responsibility: The manager and associate level may report to this position. Travel: An average of 25% to 35% travel for project implementation and/or project management of business development initiatives. (Percentages may vary depending on portfolio of projects and IBTCI practice needs). Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.A.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. We are an E-Verify Employer.



The Regional Finance Director oversees AMIDEAST's finance activities for the organization's network of field offices in the Middle East and North Africa region, serves as the main point-of-contact for field office accountants, and serves as liaison with the finance and accounting teams at AMIDEAST Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The incumbent provides the field office accountants with guidance and support covering all facets of Finance (Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis and Contracts & Grants) in a manner that is consistent with the organization's policies and standardized practices and processes. The incumbent is based in Cairo and manages a regional finance team that works out of the AMIDEAST/Egypt offices.


• Provide oversight and guidance of Field Office accounting (staff, policies, and procedures) with on-going input to respective Country Directors
• Provide technical support and guidance regarding Deltek Costpoint, the enterprise resource planning solution that AMIDEAST uses.
• Ensure that Field Office accounting staff meet all financial reporting deadlines
• Coordinate communication between Headquarters and Field Office accounting staff, as required
• Provide oversight and guidance regarding field office banking issues
• Work with Headquarters Accounting Department to develop a consistent and standardized methodology for Field Office allocation of costs in compliance with AMIDEAST regulations
• Identify improvements to the financial system that resolve operational finance problems in the field offices
• Work with Headquarters' Director of Financial Planning and Analysis on monthly analysis of revenue and expense to ensure accuracy of financial data and to identify cost control issues and trends
• In coordination with Headquarters, conduct visits to field offices to address training and compliance issues
• Provide on-the-job training for regional and field office accounting staff
• Automate and streamline processes to enhance accuracy of data while minimizing manual efforts
• Develop process documentation for all processes
• Other duties as assigned


• A Bachelor's degree in Accounting and CPA certification; a Master's degree in Finance or in Business Administration is preferred
• 10+ years professional accounting experience, including Nonprofit and Government contractor experience required
• A minimum of 7 years of staff management experience
• Demonstrated proficiency Deltek Costpoint or similar industry-standard enterprise resource planning software
• In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (and associated Accounting Standards and requirements for non-profit organizations, government contracts and indirect rates)
• Solid understanding of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, A-133 and experience managing audits
• Process-oriented, with experience in documenting processes and procedures
• Excellent computer skills; proficiency in MS Excel applications and experience with Cognos Impromptu or similar reporting software
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Good analytical skills
• Solid cross-cultural understanding and diplomacy skills



The COP provides leadership, direction and supervision of a large USAID-funded basic education program in the West Bank, and serves as primary liaison with USAID and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
Launched in 2013, the School Support Program (SSP) is a USAID-funded initiative that focuses on improving the quality of education at 50 marginalized public schools in East Jerusalem and the West Bank by improving the educational environment in schools, enhancing community engagement, and strengthening student social competencies. The program takes a holistic approach that includes strengthening school leadership, improving teaching quality, upgrading educational facilities, and promoting community engagement in schools that serve these populations. In addition, the program is introducing career guidance, life skills training, and experiential learning opportunities for students. SSP is currently scheduled to conclude in March 2017, but may be extended through August 2017.

• As chief technical expert, provides strategic direction and leadership for all program components
• Serves as primary liaison and engages regularly with USAID and Ministry of Education and Higher Education counterparts, and with the local office of Save the Children International, a major sub-awardee on the program
• Coordinates closely with USAID on discussions of strategic direction and program developments
• Provides overall supervision of the project to ensure timely development and implementation of work plans and the quality production and timely submission of all required reports and evaluations
• Directly supervises component managers, who oversee the implementation of program activities in the schools
• Directly supervises the Deputy Chief of Party, who oversees all compliance, administrative, and financial aspects of the program, including the monitoring & evaluation and communications functions
• Coordinates with the AMIDEAST country director and AMIDEAST Headquarters on financial, contractual, and personnel issues and actions

• Advanced degree in education or related field from an accredited university
• Minimum 10 years' experience in basic education development and/or program management
• Proven track record of exemplary communication and interpersonal skills to ensure a collaborative approach among team members as well as positive relations with donors, counterparts and staff
• Detailed understanding of international trends and best practices in teaching and learning at the basic education level
• PhD in education or a relevant field
• International program management experience
• Familiarity with the Arabic language and Arab culture
• Experience in the Middle East region, particularly Palestine
• USAID program management experience with a focus on basic education.

Salary commensurate with experience. AMIDEAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply: Send Resume to


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