The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire a qualified individual for the following position:
Title: Research Analyst (Consultant)
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/ Economic Growth, Environment, Agriculture (EGEA)
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 Economic Growth, Environment, and Agriculture EGEA) team is part of the Bureau for Africa’s Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD). The EGEA team provides analysis, develops policy and supports USAID’s agriculture and food security programming in the Africa region. The team works closely with the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) which has the mandate for overall implementation of the United States Government’s Feed the Future/Global Food Security programs. The team also coordinates with USAID field missions, regional organizations, private sector, civil society, multilateral institutions and other partners. The team’s responsibilities include providing technical support to field missions in agriculture and food security strategy, design and programming.
In order to provide evidence-based recommendations on EGEA missions programs, a synthesis of strategic, budget, programmatic and country information is needed. This will take the form of a “baseball card deck” that allows comparisons across countries based on a set of uniform, credible and relevant data, in addition to mission specific information.
This task will be accomplished in three phases.
Phase 1: During the first phase the following key deliverables were accomplished:
Phase 2: During the second phase the following deliverables were accomplished:
Phase 3: During the third phase the following deliverables will be accomplished:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The contractor will research, synthesize and prepare a set of summary economic growth and related data and USAID project information (aka baseball cards) for Africa bilateral missions to include the following tasks/deliverables:
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
 AFR/SD will provide budget, PPR and other information to the consultant, as needed.
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
ZemiTek and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
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