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: Prosper Africa Trade and Investment Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainability and Development/Prosper Africa Executive Secretariat
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 Prosper Africa initiative is a whole-of-U.S. Government effort to substantially increase trade and investment in the United States and Africa. Prosper Africa will mobilize and coordinate the U.S. Government's full range of capabilities, influence, and assistance to substantially increase trade and investment while supporting jobs at home and abroad. The initiative aims to improve the U.S. government's ability to encourage and facilitate engagement by U.S. businesses in Africa, accelerate African economic competitiveness and the growth of the continent's middle class, and improve the business environment in promising African economies. Importantly, while Prosper Africa is a strategic investment by the U.S. Government, it will be responsive to the interests and direction of the private sector.
The Prosper Africa Executive Secretariat (PAES, or Coordinator's team), supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), seeks a M&E Advisor to provide strategic monitoring and evaluation advice and leadership as part of the PAES team as it coordinates, synchronizes, convenes, monitors, and reports on interagency members' Prosper Africa-related trade and investment efforts to substantially increase two-way trade between the United States and African countries. As a critical member of the Initiative, the M&E Advisor, under the guidance of the Executive Secretariat, will 1) need to understand the strategies and roadmaps of USG Prosper Africa interagency member trade and investment functions, programs and activities; 2) develop and/or facilitate, coordinate and advise on the development of the Prosper Africa initiative monitoring and evaluation and related plans, 3) articulate individual agency plans and how they fit into and support and the larger Prosper Africa government effort, 4) review goals, objectives, and results to provide USG Prosper Africa goals and objectives, ensuring that all discussions around Prosper Africa results are in a unified USG voice, 5) facilitate, advise, and participate in, as needed, the development and implementation of Prosper Africa strategic, implementation and operational plans to analyze, track, and present the progress of USG efforts to achieve Prosper Africa initiative goals and objectives.