• Program Analyst

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Program Support
    Type
    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:  Program Analyst (Education)

    United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development (SD) Education Team.

     

    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.

     

     

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

     

    The Bureau for Africa (AFR) is the USAID/Washington operating unit charged with managing USAID economic development programs in Africa. The Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD) has the responsibility of providing technical support for these programs. AFR/SD’s technical responsibilities span across all areas of economic development – economic growth, 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 Program Analyst will provide support for the AFR/SD Education Division (AFR/SD/ED) to advance the priorities of the Agency’s Education Policy. As a critical member of the AFR/SD/ED Washington DC office, the incumbent will work closely with SD/ED management in moving forward the Division’s work to support the Africa Bureau Front Office in education and youth issues. The incumbent, under the supervision of the AFR/SD/ED Division Chief or her designee, will assist in coordinating, and facilitating the technical and budgetary priorities and personnel considerations for USAID regional and bilateral Mission education programs. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures.

     

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

    Responsibilities

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    1. Assist in backstopping select Mission education teams in sub-Saharan Africa, including virtual and TDY support.
    2. Engage in and disseminate research related to advancing the goals of the Education Policy, such as helping Missions to plan and implement necessary assessments, and provide technical support to AFR/SD/ED’s analytic agenda. Support translating results from this research into recommendations for policies and programs.
    3. Represent AFR/SD/ED in relevant working groups, participate in and travel to relevant meetings, workshops and professional conferences, and, as applicable, present findings on behalf of the Division, including but not limited to the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Meeting.
    4. Attend relevant seminars and workshops organized by institutions in the DC area, for example the World Bank, the local universities, or think tanks such as the Brookings Institution or the Center for Global Development (CGD), and occasional Congressional hearings on relevant topics.
    5. Draft and/or edit reports, briefing papers, talking points, blogs, newsletter articles, journal articles, and social media input as needed.
    6. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of professional experience required. Experience in working on education issues in sub-Saharan Africa is preferred.
    • Basic working French is preferred.
    • Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet, and Google applications.
    • Experience in the use of data base applications is preferred.
    • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals required.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public required.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form required.
    • U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain a secret security clearance required.

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