Education Program Analyst

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 October 2019
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 21 December 2019

Job Description

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Education Program Analyst

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development (SD)/Education Team

With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

AFR’s Office of Sustainable Development (SD) serves as the Africa Bureau’s “think tank” and its team of 70 staff professionals provides technical analysis and other support to AFR’s leadership in Washington and to missions in sub-Saharan Africa. The office supports the overarching goals of ensuring the strategic, coordinated, and effective use of U.S. foreign assistance for development on the continent. Through cutting-edge research and technical assistance to the field, AFR/SD strengthens the capacity of USAID to promote democratic reforms; improve access to quality health and education systems; mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDs; promote biodiversity, conservation and environmental quality; mitigate the effects of climate change; improve food security and expand trade-led investment and economic growth. AFR/SD also provides intellectual leadership and conducts economic, social, and political analyses critical to the development of AFR strategies, policies, budgets, and activities, representing the Bureau in a wide range of inter-agency and donor meetings, helping shape inter-agency and donor decisions on complex and sensitive development issues.

The Program Analyst will provide support for the AFR/SD Education and Youth Division (AFR/SD/ED) to advance the goals of the Agency’s Education Policy. As a critical member of the AFR/SD/ED Washington, DC office, the incumbent will work closely with AFR/SD/ED management in moving forward the Division’s work to end school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV).

The incumbent, under the supervision of the AFR/SD/ED Division Chief or her designee, will oversee the Division’s work in ending SRGBV, which has four objectives:
1) generating data that contributes to understanding causes, incidence, and effects of SRGBV;
2) strengthening USAID and other stakeholder capacity to address and monitor SRGBV;
3) improve stakeholder coordination; and
4): increase awareness of SRGBV among USAID and non-USAID stakeholders. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

* Backstop up to five Mission education teams in sub-Saharan Africa, including virtual and TDY support.
* Manage SRGBV prevention and response activities, including the development of a toolkit to measure SRGBV.
* Serve as the Division’s point of contact for engagement with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) Global Advisory Committee (GAC) and the Global Working Group to End SRGBV, including serving as chair of the Research Task Team under the Global Working Group.
* Engage in and disseminate research related to advancing the goals of the Education Policy, such as helping Missions to plan and implement necessary assessments, and providing technical support to AFR/SD/ED’s analytic agenda. Support translating results from this research into recommendations for policies and programs.
* Participate in relevant working groups, including but not limited to USAID’s School-Related Gender-Based Violence Working Group; Gender-Based Violence Working Group and the Interagency Working Group on Children in Adversity; participate in and travel to relevant meetings, workshops, and professional conferences, and, as applicable, present findings on behalf of the Division, including but not limited to the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Meeting, the annual UNGEI GAC meeting, and any meetings of the Global Working Group to End SRGBV.
* Attend relevant seminars and workshops organized by institutions in the Washington, DC area, for example the World Bank, local universities, or think tanks such as the Brookings Institution or the Center for Global Development (CGD), and occasional congressional hearings on relevant topics.
* Draft and/or edit reports, briefing papers, talking points, blogs, newsletter articles, journal articles, and social media input as needed.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

* Master’s degree and 4-5 years of professional experience required.
* Experience in working on education issues in sub-Saharan Africa and on SRGBV issues specifically is preferred.
* Basic working French is preferred.
* Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet, Google Drive and e-mail applications.
* Experience in the use of data base applications is preferred.
* US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance required.
* Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

ZemiTek and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.

ZemiTek and CAMRIS International are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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