Senior Technical 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

Job Description

Position Description:

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Senior Technical Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded activity focused on improving the Agency’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) work in Latin America through two primary work streams: 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. The contract will support the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau’s Office for Regional Sustainable Development (LAC/RSD) to fulfill the goal of advancing stability and social inclusion in LAC by supporting stronger governance, democratic practices and values, and safer communities for citizens.

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

Responsibilities:

The Senior Technical Advisor will bear primary responsibility for technical aspects of task order analytical work, including ensuring the rigor and quality of methodological approaches, application of cutting-edge evidence and research to task order activities, and provide technical leadership.

Qualifications:

• 12 years of experience providing technical leadership across a range of DRG sectors, including rule of law and governance, civil society and media, elections, human rights, citizen security, and political transitions.

• PhD and eight (8) years of experience; or JD/LLM and 10 years of experience; or MS/MA/MBA and 12 years of experience in relevant field.

• Minimum of eight (8) years of experience working in Latin America at a senior level.

• Demonstrated experience conducting complex DRG analytical tasks, such as assessments, political analyses, and research.

• Demonstrated experience working in complex operating environments and on highly politically sensitive democracy sector activities.

• Demonstrated experience with DRG sector analytical and technical assistance program implementation, including the integration of DRG issues into other sectoral work.

• Spanish language proficiency required and French/Haitian Creole proficiency a plus.

• Outstanding interpersonal and written and oral communications skills.

• Familiarity with USAID regulations and compliance requirements preferred.

• Eligibility to work in the US.

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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