Call for CVs – USAID Mexico Justice Activity

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 25 May 2020
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Closing on 23 August 2020
  • Current

Job Description

DAI is currently accepting applications from local candidates for the following long-term positions on the five-year USAID Mexico Improving Effectiveness of State-Level Justice Institutions (IESJI) Activity. The Activity aims to increase accountability and improve citizen confidence in government by promoting greater effectiveness of the Mexican criminal justice system, primarily at the Mexican state level, through the implementation and institutionalization of more efficient justice sector processes, systems, and structures. Academic degree in a relevant field, strong English language skills, and previous experience on donor-funded programs preferred. Positions are based in Mexico City and may require travel throughout the country.

  • Sustainable Partnerships Director - Lead activities to promote and strengthen partnerships among local system actors to engage with justice system institutions. Implement a private sector engagement strategy and promote professional networks across states and networks to facilitate innovations. At least 10 years of experience working with local stakeholders in Mexico and promoting philanthropic approaches with the private sector.
  • Knowledge Management and CLA Director - Lead efforts to implement the project’s adaptive management strategy, generation of proven technical frameworks, and communication of project results. Supervise the M&E team and strategic communications. Responsible for ensuring that project learning events translate into effective actions to adjust activities and operations according to CLA principles. At least 5 years of experience in economic or data analysis, M&E, and strategic communications.
  • Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Director - Ensure integration of gender and vulnerable populations into activities across project objectives and operations. Develop and implement the project GESI strategy with a focus on justice and conduct relevant research and integrate findings into project actions. At least 5 years of experience promoting gender and social inclusion in Mexico, working with civil society, and the public and private sectors.
  • Grants Manager - Responsible for managing and administering a sizable and complex array of subcontracts and subgrants, leading in the provision of technical and administrative support in building capacity of local sub-grantees to effectively manage grants in support of the work necessary to achieve results. At least 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • Strategic Communications Specialist - Manage the design and implementation of strategic communication apporaches to build the capacity of justice institutions to effectively and respectfully communciate with direct users of the system. Responsible for quality control on all reports and marketing materials, and for training staff on USAID and project branding and marking. At least 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • HR Manager – Manage all human resources activities on the project in line with DAI and USAID policies. Conduct staff recruitment, administer personnel actions, maintain personnel records and policies, and lead HR training, development, and employee engagement initiatives. At least 7 years of relevant experience required.
  • Procurement Specialist - Manage all project procurement of goods and services, develop and release solicitations, and conduct price, cost, and reasonability analyses. Ensure adherence to DAI and USAID policies, as well as integrity, fairness, and openness in procurement processes. Support all aspects of project implementation in collaboration with finance and activity teams. At least 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • Office Manager – Manage office operations including travel, logistics, facilities and maintenance, records management, and inventory. Ensure adherence to DAI and USAID policies. At least 5 years relevant experience required.
  • Finance Officer - Establish financial system and manage project finances, ensuring compliance with DAI and USAID finance policies. Analyze and manage cash flow, review cost documentation, manage petty cash, establish and maintain finance files, and collaborate with internal and external finance and audit staff. At least 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • Accountant - Record costs, manage accounts receivable/payable and payroll, prepare financial reports and payroll, ensure adherence to DAI and USAID policy, complete all required cost documentation, and assist with internal and external audits. At least 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Administrative Assistant - Support all aspects of project operations, events, and office management. Arrange travel and maintain project files. At least 3 years of relevant experience required.

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to mexicorecruitment@dai.com. Applicants should note the position of interest in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DAI is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, background, and disability status are encouraged to apply. DAI welcomes applications from indigenous candidates. Our programming is enhanced when cognitive, cultural, and gender inclusivity is practiced at all levels of project implementation.

About the Organization

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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