Citizen Security/Violence Prevention Advisor, Analytical Services Task Order: Latin America and Caribbean Learning and Rapid Response (LACLEARN)

  • Posted on 17 June 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 3 July 2020
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Job Description

Position Description:

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Citizen Security/Violence Prevention Advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Latin America and Caribbean Learning and Rapid Response Task Order (LACLEARN) Activity. The objective of this activity is to contribute to improving USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) work in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) through two workstreams: 1) state-of-the-art, gender-informed analytical work, assessments, research and special studies; results management support; and training that contribute to sector learning in the region and build an evidence base for effective programming, and 2) targeted short-term technical and analytical activities in transition environments that require rapid response programming support until other funds, mechanisms, and actors can be mobilized.

This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. reporting to the Task Order Manager

Responsibilities:

• Provide technical leadership on analytical or transition response activities focused on citizen security or violence prevention related issues;

• Provide leadership to gender-informed analytical work, assessments, research and special studies; results management support; and training that contribute to sector learning in the region and build an evidence base for effective citizen security or violence prevention programming;

• Develop strategies to disseminate learning and evidence relevant to DRG and citizen security programming;

• Review all analytical products including assessments, research and special studies; results management support; and training that contribute to sector learning in the LAC region and building an evidence base for effective programming;

• Conduct high quality and in-depth analysis of barriers to democratic development and consolidation;

• Provide leadership to field-based analytical activities (early/warning/alert reports, assessments, evaluations, etc.);

• Analyze new and emergent issues and phenomena on crime and violence prevention as well as a variety of DRG topics and issues and develops actionable recommendations based on evidence base/ research;

• May serve on DRG sectoral and related assessments or analysis teams as part of a rapid technical assistance or on a rapid response team for transitional environments.

Qualifications:

Required:

• Master’s Degree and eight (8) years professional experience working on citizen security/violence prevention;

• Minimum of five (5) years of citizen security/violence prevention experience including working in Latin America;

• Demonstrated experience with the intersection of citizen security/violence prevention with DRG (governance, rule of law, human rights, etc);

• Significant experience with analytical methods and evidence in citizen security/violence prevention programming;

• Demonstrated expertise in citizen security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean including various new and emergent issues and phenomena on crime and violence prevention/ reduction and relevant models;

• Experience with cross cutting issues (gender, human rights, inclusive development) in other development sectors in the LAC \region;

• Prior experience supporting gender-informed analytical work, assessments, research and special studies; results management support; and training that contribute to sector learning in the LAC region and building an evidence base for effective programming;

• Demonstrated experience designing innovative analytical products;

• Experience with Monitoring Evaluation and Learning systems; tools, and data;

• Prior experience supporting field-based analytical activities (early/warning/alert reports, assessments, evaluations, etc.)

• Ability to effectively analyze and translate data;

• Prior experience managing grants and familiarity with USG USAID’s grants regulations, procedures, and policies.

• Ability to successfully lead a cross-functional and internationally based team;

• Strong multi-tasking abilities;

• Exercises exceptional technical quality standards;

• Strong written and communications skills;

• Fluency (oral and written) or strong proficiency in Spanish;

• Eligibility to work in US

Desired:

• French/Haitian Creole proficiency

• Prior experience working in transition environments

About the Organization

Resonance 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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