EGEA Trade Program Analyst

CAMRIS
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 03

Position description

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek and partnered with CAMRIS International, LLC, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:


Title: Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture Trade Program Analayst with the United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainability and Development (SD)/ Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture Trade Program Analayst (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, LLC 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.


BACKGROUND:


The Bureau for Africa (AFR) is the USAID/Washington operating unit charged with managing USAID economic development and trade 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, trade, investment, agriculture, the environment, global climate change, biodiversity, water, democracy and governance, education and health. The Office’s work falls into four main components: providing technical assistance to Africa Missions; operationalizing Presidential Initiatives and global strategies; undertaking research and pilot activities to improve development programs in Africa; and support to USAID leadership and other USG departments and agencies including in developing policy. AFR/SD identifies and addresses crosscutting development issues and opportunities, such as gender equality and women’s empowerment; tracks budget resources across the continent; and provides guidance on overall program and budgeting strategy. The Bureau for Africa’s SD/EGEA team seeks an energetic, organized Program Analyst.


The Analyst will provide support for SD’s Prosper Africa work, coordinate with the SD/Program team, and support the AFR/SD Front Office as needed. The Program Analyst provides support to technical staff, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties. These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings, conferences, and meetings and maintaining program files to more complex analytical tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents; reviewing, analyzing, summarizing, and disseminating guidance and other pertinent information such as articles and reports; and coordinating, reviewing, and drafting briefers for senior officials. The Program Analyst handles several tasks simultaneously, ranking tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and identifies for SD technical staff and management any items that require their attention. The incumbent must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies, guidelines, and programs, as well as Agency practices and procedures. The Program Analyst is a member of the SD Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture (EGEA) Division’s Trade Team and reports to the Trade Team Lead.

Responsibilities:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Program Analyst will support the following duties, as they relate to the Prosper Africa Initiative:

  • Assist with collection, review, and finalization of AFR/SD budget, planning, and reporting data (such as the Operational Plan (OP), Performance Plan and Report (PPR), Mission Resource Request (MRR), Congressional budget justification and notifications, and Portfolio Review) using foreign assistance planning and reporting systems. Troubleshoot system issues.
  • Support the coordination of SD and/or AFR-level clearance of AFR/SD-originated documents including briefing papers, memos, scheduling proposals, talking points, correspondence, planning documents, reports, etc.
  • Support the coordination of SD and/or AFR clearance of documents originated by other bureaus and offices within the Agency including briefing papers, memos, scheduling proposals, talking points, correspondence, reports, draft guidance, etc.
  • Identify and flag for other SD technical or program office staff, and leadership, any items that require or would benefit from their attention.
  • Receive requests from other offices within the Agency for information concerning SD programs, including the Prosper Africa initiative. Utilize existing materials to draft responses for requested information, or follow up to ensure that points of contact submit the required answers within the specified time.
  • Coordinate, write and/or edit internal and public documents, speeches, talking points, and other products (including social media) about AFR/SD programs in Africa aimed at targeted audiences such as the Congress, think tanks, private sector, media, etc.
  • Follow all USAID policies (ex. ADS chapters) regarding social media, websites, privacy when communicating messages within and outside the U.S.
  • Coordinate dissemination of messaging/information/knowledge working with Knowledge Management and Communications Advisor and key USAID staff in Washington and the field.
  • Work with AFR/SD staff to keep the AFR/SD intranet pages current and provide new content and review for out-of-date content, requesting changes as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of general office automation software, practices, and procedures.
  • Support logistics for conferences, meetings, and events for the AFR/SD Front Office, Program team, and other SD and AFR teams as needed.
  • Provide support to AFR/SD/EGEA and the AFR/SD Program Team related to the implementation of the Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) activity, and the management of AFR/SD’s Prosper Africa portfolio.
  • Provide support as needed to the AFR COVID-19 Task Force.
  • Other duties, such as providing support to the AFR/SD front office and AFR bureau, as assigned.
  • As needed, support implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) for the Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) activity as directed by the COR and in coordination with the Prosper Regional Environmental Advisor (REA).

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is required in a field such as international relations, international development, or public policy with 5 years of relevant experience; or a master’s degree.
  • Strong editing experience.
  • Outstanding organizational and planning abilities required.
  • Experience in research methods and/or analyzing data, and working with quantitative results and budget information.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required – ability to present information through reports and discussions, and work collaboratively with other offices within USAID/Washington and USAID Missions in Sub-Saharan Africa, other U.S. government offices, other donors, partner government representatives, and implementing partners.
  • Ability to work effectively with teams in a faced-paced environment, often under tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of U.S. Government project design and implementation, budgeting and financial management, and performance reporting processes preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet, and Google applications (in particular G-mail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets) required.
  • Experience in the use of database applications is preferred.
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain a secret clearance is required.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19, defined as two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Jannsen vaccine, is required for this position.


This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

 


Full vaccination against COVID-19, defined as two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, is required for this position.

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