• YALI Program Analyst

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    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:  YALI Program Analyst

    United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Sustainability and Development/Education Team/YALI


    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.



    The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) empowers young African leaders through leadership training, mentoring, and networking. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship initiative of YALI, and is geared towards outstanding young African leaders to promote positive change in their organizations, institutions, or communities. The Washington Fellowship is a USG interagency initiative implemented by the U.S. Department and USAID, with the U.S. Department of State focused primarily on activities which take place in the United States while USAID is focused primarily on follow-on activities in Africa after completion of the U.S. program.


    Upon completion of the program in the U.S., the investment in young leaders continues in Africa with opportunities for networking, and continued professional development. Networking includes local and regional events, where the Fellows can connect with one another and other leaders, as well as a vibrant online community and global alumni network. Continued professional development opportunities allow participants to put their newly-acquired skills and experiences to use by applying for internships or mentors in business, the public sector, and non­governmental organizations. This combination of support and networking builds the skills young African leaders need to improve the accountability and transparency of government, start and grow businesses and serve their communities.


    USAID has also established YALI Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) in Accra, Dakar, Pretoria, and Nairobi to invest in thousands of additional young African leaders. These centers are managed by African universities and institutions and are established as public-private partnerships with major U.S. and Africa based companies and foundations. The RLCs improve the availability, relevance, and quality of leadership training programs available to many young Africans across the continent.



    • Working under the direction of the Education & Youth Division Chief, responsibilities include:
    • Coordination: Facilitates coordination efforts between USAID and other interagency members on YALI efforts such as preparing, planning, scheduling, and contributing to information exchange between USAID and other agencies. This also includes extensive work to support USAID YALI field staff in Africa, by providing regular updates and notifications of program and policy issues from YALI Washington staff; supporting regional teleconference meetings with all YALI staff; coordinating with USAID missions and U.S. embassies in Africa; and providing logistical and other support for USAID participation in YALI-related events.
    • Partnership Support: Supports the development of ongoing and new partnership activities for YALI. Builds communication materials and strategies to maintain and build the network of private sector partners that have joined USAID to support YALI. This includes research and analysis to develop and vet prospective new alliance partners, supporting meetings and contributing to discussions between private sector partners and USAID, and creating and managing an internal system to track and report on partnership development.
    • Program Support: Supports USAID Agreement Officer Representatives (AORs) to implement the YALI Mandela Washington Fellows Program and implementation of the agreement federal awards to implement the Regional Leadership Centers. This includes support for monitoring and evaluation of the results of the components of the YALI program, and contributions of technical knowledge in training techniques and leadership development.
    • Communications: Manages external YALI communications, including the USAID YALI email account, public requests for information on YALI, and referrals to other interagency partners on YALI. Serves as the YALI team’s point person for YALI-related information materials. Supports YALI staff with external relations and outreach, including coordination of opportunities to engage internal and external partners on the objectives of YALI.
    • Program Information: Prepares, edits, and updates fact sheets, program summaries, updates and reports, outreach materials, briefing memos, and presentations. Uses program documents to develop materials for the public, USAID, inter-Agency, and Congressional audiences.


    Minimum Requirement

    • Masters with 2 years professional office experience or BS with 5 years of professional office experience.

    Requirement Knowledge:

    • Strong editing experience.
    • Outstanding organizational and planning abilities.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills – ability to present information through reports and discussions, and work collaboratively with other offices within USAID/Washington and USAID Missions in Sub-Saharan Africa, other U.S. government offices, other donors, partner government representatives, and implementing partners.
    • Ability to work effectively with teams in a faced-paced environment, often under tight deadlines.
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet, and Google applications (in particular G-mail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets) required. 
    • Demonstrate strong sense of responsibility
    • Ability to handle multi-tasking well. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of complex portfolio(s) with little notice. 



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