Analyst, Secure Communities

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Burlington, Vermont, United States
Apply by 19 June 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 23 February 2018

Job Description

Brief Description:
Resonance (formerly SSG Advisors) is seeking candidates to join our dynamic team in the role of Analyst, Secure Communities. The Analyst will provide critical project implementation support and play a vital role in our business development efforts. S/he will work across practice areas to assist with project management, proposal development, and client engagement. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, or Burlington, VT, reporting to the Director, Secure Communities. Ability to travel 20% internationally on short notice required.


Project Management (50%)

  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and monitoring of Resonance projects from the home office and during short-term assignments in the field, as required
  • Work closely with Managers to develop, manage, and track portfolio project budgets in accordance with contract requirements, managing smaller contracts under supervision of a Director
  • Develop scopes of work and staff position descriptions; prepare activity reports and other deliverables, as required
  • 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, and liaising with potential partners
  • Carry out research needed to inform opportunity tracking and proposal development
  • Support recruiting efforts for the proposal development process
  • Contribute to the proposal development process 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; 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
  • Technical experience in one or more of the following areas: private sector development, countering violent extremism, impact investing, agribusiness, natural resource management, sustainability, food security, supply chain development, trade and competitiveness, technology for development, financial inclusion
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience working with USAID preferred
  • Eligibility to work in US

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Please include “Analyst, Secure Communities” 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

Resonance (formerly 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.

Resonance 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.

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