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.
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