Burlington, Vermont, United States | Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Seattle, Washington, United States
Apply by 24 June 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 April 2018

Job Description

Brief Description:
Resonance is seeking candidates to join our dynamic team as Analyst. The Analyst will provide critical project implementation support, specifically focused on a new contract with the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). S/he will also work across practice areas to assist with project management, new business development, and client engagement. This is a full-time position based in Burlington, VT; Washington, DC; or Seattle, WA, reporting to the Senior Advisor. Ability to travel 20% internationally for period of up to three weeks on short notice required.


Project Management (50%)

  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and monitoring of Resonance projects, including with the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)
  • Coordinate, plan and staff short-term assignments (usually 2-3 weeks) in the field, as required
  • Work closely with Manager to develop, manage, and track portfolio project budgets in accordance with contract requirements
  • Prepare work-back schedules, activity reports and other deliverables
  • Support the recruiting and fielding of project staff and consultants
  • Contribute to and/or participate in assessments, research/analysis, field interviews, curricula development for training, and evaluations
  • Support project communications, including website content, articles, success stories, blog posts, etc.
  • As business dictates, support cross-practice projects and business development needs

Business Development (40%)

  • Contribute to business development efforts by identifying and tracking opportunities, building and monitoring a pipeline, and tracking opportunities
  • Carry out research needed to inform opportunity tracking and proposal development, with a focus on commercial clients
  • Work with manager to build pitch decks or other Business development materials
  • Support recruiting efforts for the proposal development process
  • Contribute to the proposal development process for USAID and other donors as proposal manager, technical coordinator, personnel manager, corporate capabilities writer, budgeter, and/or cost proposal coordinator depending on the size/scope of proposal, and lead subcontracting opportunities of up to $500K
  • Coordinate with prime contractors and subcontractors to ensure timely delivery or required cost, technical and supporting documents required for proposal submission

Additional Activities (10%)

  • Draft corporate communications, including website content, one pagers, social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook), blog posts, etc.
  • Support the creation of marketing collateral as needed
  • Help develop Resonance partnership methodologies, tools, and training curricula
  • Other projects upon request


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least two years of professional experience, preferably in a management consulting and/or global development context
  • Proven capability in research and quantitative analysis
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills
  • Strong ability to use Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Technical experience in one or more of the following global development areas: private sector development, disaster relief or emergency management impact investing, agribusiness, natural resource management, sustainability, food security, supply chain development, trade and competitiveness, technology for development, financial inclusion
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally for periods up to three weeks
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Experience working with USAID or private sector in emerging market contexts preferred
  • Sense of humor
  • Eligibility to work in US

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Please include “Analyst” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Organization

SSG Advisors is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all.

SSG seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results.

We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.

More Jobs from this Organization

Search 7 Jobs from Resonance