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Technical Assistance--Trainers and Advisors/Technical Experts

Technical Assistance--Trainers and Advisors/Technical Experts

# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US
Category 
Business Development
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

Technical Assistance

 

CAMRIS International is a growing international development and research firm with experience working in more than 80 countries.  We combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. CAMRIS applies a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field. 

 

Our clients include U.S. government agencies and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.

 

CAMRIS is seeking senior, mid-level, and junior trainers, technical advisors, and technical experts for an upcoming opportunity to provide services to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Bureaus, Offices, and Missions. Trainers, advisors, and technical experts will support increase government transparency and accountability and strengthen performance management reporting. Trainers, advisors, and technical experts will help strengthen USAID staff to improve how they plan, implement, and assess program and management performance. 

Responsibilities

Trainers

 

Trainers will develop distance learning and/or electronic modules covering the following subject matter areas: 1) managing and conducting the strategic planning process; 2) preparing results and logical frameworks; 3) developing performance management plans; and 4) additional performance-related topic areas as requested. Courses will be taught primarily in English, and course materials will be primarily in the English language. Trainers also may be asked to provide content and conduct trainings in Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Responsibilities also include planning and carrying out evaluations.

 

Advisors/Technical Experts

 

Subject matter areas include the following: 1) economic growth and agricultural development; 2) population, health and nutrition; 3) environment and natural resources; 4) democracy and governance; 5) conflict mitigation and post-conflict reconstruction; and 6) humanitarian assistance.

 

Advisors and technical experts will provide technical assistance to USAID in Washington and its missions overseas. Technical assistance will typically include the following areas: 1) strategic planning; 2) results frameworks and performance management plans; 3) data quality assessments; and 4) other performance related initiatives as requested.

 

Additionally, advisors/technical experts will:

  • Engage USAID staff and external stakeholders in strategy planning.
  • Ensure program and management indicators meet data quality standards.
  • Use performance information for management and reporting.
  • Use evaluation activities as a strategic management tool.
  • Meet audit requirements.
  • Adhere to government policy, procedures, and other guidance related to strategic monitoring and performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Help draft, revise, and edit USAID publications, including strategic plans, performance and accountability reports, and other ad hoc reports.
  • Assist in developing logical and results framworks.

Qualifications

All positions

  • International development experience is preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Experience with culturally diverse staff and audiences.
  • Fluency in the English language is required. Fluency in Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Spanish is preferred.

Trainers

  • Senior Trainers: Must hold a master’s degree and have 15 years of work experience.
  • Mid-Level Trainers: Must hold a master’s degree and have eight years of work experience, or hold a B.A. degree and have ten years of work experience.
  • Training Program Associate: Must hold a B.A. degree and have five years of work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce training modules, lesson plans, and result frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and implement performance management plans.

Advisors

  • Senior Technical Advisor: Must hold a Ph.D. and have 10 years of work experience, or hold a master’s degree and have 15 years of work experience.
  • Mid-level Technical Advisor: Must hold a master’s degree and have eight years of work experience, or hold a B.A. degree and have 10 years of work experience.
  • Program Associate: Must hold a B.A. degree and have five years of work experience.
  • Experience in preforming data quality assessments.
  • Experience in developing, revising, and reviewing government or corporate-level reports.

Technical Experts

  • Senior Technical Expert: Must hold a Ph.D. and have 10 years of work experience, or hold a master’s degree and have 15 years of work experience.
  • Mid-level Technical Expert: Must hold a master’s degree and have eight years of work experience, or hold a B.A. degree and have 10 years of work experience.
  • Experience in performing data quality assessments.
  • Expertise in one or more subject matter areas listed above.
  • Experience in developing, revising, and reviewing government or corporate-level reports.