Call for Experts - Active Communities - Effective States (ACES)

United States
Apply by 24 August 2018
Posted on 25 July 2018

Job Description

Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists for the anticipated USAID-funded Active Communities- Effective States (ACES) program. The purpose of the program is to provide technical assistance and advisory services, training, and direct program implementation to support good governance, transparency, and accountability in host countries. This award is designed to foster greater accountability of institutions and leaders to citizens and to the law by strengthening linkages among government actors and enhancing state institutions accountability to citizens.

Minimum qualifications

  • University degree in political science, law, or a related field;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Minimum of six years of professional experience in one or more of the technical areas outlined below;

Technical Areas of Interest:

  • Public Financial Management
  • Private Sector Involvement in Governance
  • Transparency
  • Anti-corruption
  • Rule of Law
  • Elections and Political Transitions
  • Violence Prevention
  • Human Rights
  • Sub-national and Local Governments
  • Community Engagement
  • Policy Development
  • Civil Society Engagement
  • Data for Decision-Making/ Data Analytics
  • Gender and/or Youth

To be considered for this position, an applicant must submit the following:

  • Updated résumé
  • USAID 1420 Biodata form [EBD] in Word.doc format.
  • Cover Letter that describes how the candidate meets the minimum qualifications.

Please send these documents to:

Positions associated with the above technical sectors are contingent upon project award.

About the Organization

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1965, Abt Associates was built on the concept that sound information and empirical analysis are the best foundations for effective decision making. The firm blends the subject matter expertise of our staff with technical capabilities in applied research, program implementation, and data collection to shape policy, strengthen systems, measure performance, and deliver other solutions to our public and private sector clients. Examples of Abt Associates’ work include nationally recognized research, evaluation, and technical assistance to improve the efficiency of healthcare systems, the effectiveness of government housing programs, the production of food, and the measurement of public opinion. Abt’s staff of more than 2000 includes national and international experts who are known for their understanding of communities and governments worldwide, innovative research techniques, and insightful—and often groundbreaking—analyses and recommendations. Approximately 51 percent of our staff has graduate degrees; one in six has a doctorate. Our staff’s educational and professional disciplines include economics, engineering, environmental analysis, epidemiology, food security, health, housing, international development, psychology, social science, statistics, and survey methodology. Abt’s research staff is experienced with prominent statistical software packages, including SPSS, SAS, and STATA, along with qualitative software such as NVIVO and Atlas. In 2011, Abt Associates was ranked among the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 development innovators. Abt has offices in Atlanta, Ga.; Rockville, Md.; Cambridge, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Durham, N.C.; and New York City and program offices in nearly 40 countries in Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa.

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