EGEA Program Assistant (Consultant)

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 24 July 2018
Entry-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 26 May 2018

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 a qualified individual for the following position:

Title: EGEA Program Assistant (Consultant)

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/ Economic Growth, Environment, Agriculture (EGEA/Environment Specific)

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.

Please note this position is a short term consultancy.

The Bureau for Africa (AFR) is the USAID/Washington operating unit charged with managing USAID economic development and trade programs in Africa. The Office of Sustainable Development has the responsibility of providing technical support for these programs. AFR/SD’s technical responsibilities span across all areas of economic development - economic growth, trade, investment, agriculture, the environment, global climate change, biodiversity, water, democracy and governance, education and health. In providing technical support AFR/SD has articulated three development objectives - (1) generating new ideas to improve these development programs, (2) influencing USAID missions in Africa, African governments and development partners to improve their policies and programs by using better information, and (3) strengthening the capacity of African institutions to develop and implement evidence-based policies.

The EGEA Program Assistant (Consultant) will provide support for SD/EGEA (Trade Specific). As a critical member of the AFR/SD/EGEA (Trade Specific) Washington DC office, the consultant will work closely with both the Leadership Team and the full technical staff. The consultant will be under the guidance of the Bureau Economist. The Program Assistant provides support to technical staff, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties. These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings, and maintaining program files, to more complex analytical tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents, reviewing, analyzing, summarizing and disseminating cables and other pertinent information such as articles and reports, and drafting briefers for senior officials. The Program Assistant ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handles several tasks si
multaneously. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies, guidelines, and programs, as well as corporate practices and procedures.

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

* Reviews unclassified electronic cables related to AGOA eligibility, summarizes their content, and prepares the annual AGOA eligibility report for AFR/SD.
* Assist with planning the next Trade Workshop, which will most likely take place in the Fall 2018; including polling the field for topics; gathering relevant best practice and lessons learned; identifying a venue, participants, and logistics; and developing the agenda, including who is responsible for which session, session outcomes and confirming sessions are prepared.
* Schedules meetings and appointments for the AFR/SD/EGEA team, particularly in trade-related areas.
* Attends meetings, takes notes and shares them with team members, notes commitments made, informs staff of commitments, and arranges for staff to follow through on implementation.
* Receives requests from other offices within the agency for information concerning programs under the supervisor’s control. Assembles requested information from available background data, or follows up to see that points of contact submit the required answers within the specified time.

* Draft the 2018 AGOA Eligibility Report which will be reviewed and cleared by EGEA, E3, BFS, and the Africa Bureau Front Office;
* Collate materials for the trade workshop and help draft agendas;
* These materials could include post-workshop activities, session readouts, and reporting of the Hub Workshop results,
* Help develop further research agenda items for follow on workshops;
* Help plan, confirm participation, compile notes, and circulate notes at Trade and EGEA-related meetings;
* Help draft briefers, talking points and PowerPoints for USAID staff meetings and presentations for review and clearance by the Trade and Investment Team and other USAID offices.

* Bachelor’s +2 year of experience or Masters Degree in a relevant discipline with no years of experience
* Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet, Google Drive, e-mail applications.
* Knowledge of international trade and trade and private investment related literature, desired
* Experience in the use of database applications is recommended.

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.

About the Organization

CAMRIS is known throughout the U.S. for its leading edge services to support our national programs and particularly for serving our Veterans. CAMRIS is also known worldwide for excellence serving client programs to improve economic, social, political, and health conditions of people in all parts of the world. For 45 years, since our first contact with USAID in 1963 and with work in every year since, our most important partner in the international sphere has been the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”). In fact, CAMRIS has worked with USAID in each year since its founding. Before USAID we assisted its predecessor organizations dating back to the Kennedy Administration in 1961, to address humanitarian needs and to counter instability posed by underdevelopment. To date CAMRIS has carried out assignments for USAID in 50 countries in all regions and in many technical areas. Today CAMRIS continues this proud tradition as it works on significant USAID assignments in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our current work includes technical assistance to support major USAID-funded initiatives in the areas of Global Health, Democracy and Governance, Development, and Monitoring and Evaluation, and active assignments including several global initiatives and our present work in 24 countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe). ABOUT CAMRIS INTERNATIONAL CAMRIS is an International Development Consulting Firm working within the public and private sectors to advance the human and institutional capacities of organizations and communities worldwide. WHAT WE DO We apply a combination of proven interdisciplinary, scientific and management approaches to identify, develop and implement the most effective solutions in support of our clients' program goals. We do this most often in the areas of international development and global health, and selectively in additional areas where our cross-cutting capabilities are well suited to meet the needs of our clients. We operate in all regions of the world, often in very challenging or austere conditions. At all times our focus is on evidence-based effectiveness, quality, reliability, and sustainability. We successfully completed initiatives in nearly 80 countries to date. KEY CAPABILITIES * Short-Term and Long-Term Technical Assistance * Program Management Services * Institutional Support * Research and Analytic Support CORE PRACTICE AREAS * Monitoring and Evaluation * Capacity Building * Project Design * Knowledge Management * Adaptive Technologies * eLearning * Democracy and Governance * Infectious Diseases STAFF CAMRIS has grown rapidly over the last 5 years to a peak of 200 staff, complemented by highly experienced consultants and collaborating partners and universities. CAMRIS is headquartered in Bethesda, MD in the Washington DC metropolitan area, with remote offices, operations and worksites in various locations in the U.S. and overseas.

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