This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team that will deepen the impact of international cooperative development projects in the field. If you are someone who is thoughtful in your approach to international development, excited about learning and research, and open to helping shape a new initiative, this may be the opportunity for you!
The U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) is an association that has been existence for 25+ years to serve member cooperative development organizations that conduct international development work throughout the world, including through the USAID funded, Cooperative Development Program (CDP) and other sources. OCDC members are global leaders in cooperative development in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, working in a wide range of sectors and applying their expertise and approaches in a wide range of settings and countries. OCDC carries out various public outreach activities on cooperative development to Congress, the Administration and others.
About the Research Group
The OCDC Research Group is a division of OCDC focused on developing knowledge through rigorous research and disseminating objective evidence and lessons learned about cooperatives and cooperative development in developing countries in order to deepen impact and expand the use of cooperative development as a sound basis for equitable, self-reliant development around the world. The RG is currently implementing Cooperative Research, Education, & Dissemination (CRED) which fosters a robust learning community in order to support enhanced implementation and impact of cooperatives in vulnerable communities around the world. CRED activities cover topics including the social and economic effects of cooperatives, side-selling, cooperative law, and governance.
Overview: Reporting directly to the Research Group (RG) Director, the Program Management Associate (PMA) plays a crucial role in the management of CRED Cooperative Agreement and is responsible for overseeing, reporting, monitoring of compliance requirements and advising on all management aspects of the CRED to help to ensure conformity to program goals and deliverables. As with all members of the RG, the PMA is expected to work as a team member supporting and collaborating with the other members of the RG. She/he is the person within the RG team who will be responsible for understanding all aspects of the Cooperative Agreement for CRED (and other future grants and contracts) and keeping the RG CRED team aware of its requirements at appropriate times. The PMA is expected to work closely with OCDC’s finance team.
Key Tasks: The PMA assists in the overall management of CRED and in ensuring the integration of the three components (research, education/learning, and dissemination) in accordance with the approved Work Plan. Activities include but are not limited to: Assisting in the preparation of, updating and monitoring USAID-approved annual work plan, assessing progress against targets and budget in a systematic way, providing monthly reports to the RG Director, and other related tasks.
Please email your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample by 5pm EST on May 31.
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