Job & Volunteer Opportunities

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Current Job and Volunteer Listings

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USAID: Operations Manager (Contingency Hire)

USAID: Operations Manager (Contingency Hire) — Arlington, VA (Crystal Dr)

Overview: KBR is looking for an Operations Manager (OM) to join our team for an exciting opportunity supporting the USAID NexGen Global Health Supply Chain Program.  This is a full-time position that will accommodate a hybrid remote/office work schedule, but will require occasional travel to the Washington, D.C. area and potential overseas travel. The OM will work under the direct supervision of the Program Manager and serves as the main point of contact for each PSA Task Order and share responsibility for the success of the program with the Program manager.   Must be a highly organized self-starter capable of working in a fast-paced, multi-discipline team environment with the ability to manage competing priorities to achieve goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for disease-specific programs within USAID and maintain an understanding of logistics and systems strengthening activities
  • Manage the Task Order process and establish implementation plans that optimize supply chain activities and processes to meet customer service requirements
  • Ensure that all contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met
  • Manage the day-to-day operational activities of the commodity suppliers and KBR’s supply chain partners

Qualifications:

  • At least seven years of experience managing multi-country programs in the international development field
  • Experience interacting with U.S. government officials
  • Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing teams, and ensuring the quality of their products
  • Experience managing a program of similar size and scope with an annual budget of $50-$75M

A graduate degree in management, international development, or public health is preferred or the possession of a bachelor’s degree in the same fields and an additional five years of work experience beyond the seven required above may be substituted for a graduate degree.

  • Preferred:
  • Program management experience in a private industry/profit-and-loss (P&L) environment
  • Prior experience managing high-volume, time sensitive supply chain management and logistics support operations

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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USAID: Project Manager (Contingency Hire)

USAID: Project Manager (Contingency Hire) –Arlington VA Crystal DrOverview:  KBR is looking for a Project Manager (PM) to join our team for an exciting opportunity supporting the USAID NexGen Global Health Supply Chain Program. This is a full-time position that will accommodate a hybrid remote/office work schedule, but will require occasional travel to the Washington, D.C. area and potential overseas travel. The PM will provide oversight of all Task Orders, be the primary point of contact for the USG on overall contract procedural and substantive matters and will bear primary responsibility for the success of the Contract.
Responsibilities:
• Manage a large team of KBR staff and subcontractor employees and operations
• Be the primary point of contact with the USAID project implementation teams in Washington DC and in the field (embassy/mission)
• Be the initial point of contact with USG oversight organizations (OIG, GAO, etc.)
• Manage the end-to-end procurement, quality assurance, transport, warehousing, and local handling requirements for the commodities covered by the contract
• Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the performance data reported by KBR and its subcontractors to the Control Tower vendor and/or USAID.
• Ensure a rigorous compliance and internal control process throughout the supply chain
• Continually analyze processes, procedures, vendors, and commodities to identify improvements and cost savings
Qualifications:
• At least ten years of experience in international development
• At least ten years of experience as Project Director for development projects that implement at a global scale
• Experience interacting with senior U.S. government and host country officials
• Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing teams, and ensuring the quality of their products,
• A Bachelor’s degree in management, international development, or public health
• Preferred: A graduate degree in management, international development, or public health.
• Experience and understanding of USAID procurement regulations.
• Experience and understanding of USG and USAID accountability requirements.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Oral History Associate Editor (Diplomatic Oral History)

Overview — The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) is looking for an Associate Editor to help drive our diplomatic history collection (the largest in the world) to new heights. The right candidate will be an organized, proactive, self-starter with a positive, “can-do” attitude. This is a contract position through the end of the year with the possibility of turning into a part-time salaried role. The Oral History Associate Editor will report to the Oral History Program Manager.  If you want to be part of a fun, dynamic team, and have an interest in preserving and sharing history, diplomacy, and/or international affairs, please send a resume and cover letter to info@adst.org, attention hiring manager.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Final Proofs & Edits for Oral History Transcripts and Oral History Bound Books 
  • Ensuring proper formatting and accuracy
  • Coordinating with interviewee and interviewer as needed Education/Knowledge/Skills:
    • Familiarity with Google Suite (G-Mail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc.)
    • Familiarity with the structure and work of the US Department of State, other foreign affairs agencies, and US diplomatic missions abroad is preferred
    • Microsoft Windows (including Word & Excel)
    • Strong QC skills including attention to detail, ability to fact check, grammar,punctuation, etc.
    • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style strongly preferred
    • Ability to present a polished final product per ADST’s editing guidelines.
    • Strong communication and organizational skills

Compensation — $250 per Oral History Transcript/Bound Book for 40 transcripts total through to December 2021. This is a temporary position that may be extended or turned into a PT Editor Role.

Click here to view our job posting and instruction to apply.
 
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Senior Project Manager – (5576)

Job Title — Senior Project Manager

Job Summary — This position is under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Workforce Planning, Policy and Systems Management (PPSM) and serves as the Senior Project Manager of the Task Team for Foreign Service Performance Management and Promotions, within the USAID Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM).  The primary focus of this position is to lead efforts to institutionalize the  transformation of the Agency’s Foreign Service (FS) and Senior Foreign Service (SFS) Performance Management and Promotion Processes. 

Job Location — USAID EH – Washington, DC 20004

Education — Bachelor’s Degree

Travel Requirements — 0 – 10%

Qualifications and Requirements — Must be a US citizen. Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.  Must be able to obtain and maintain USAID facility access.  

See the full description of the job advertisement here

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Senior Business/Program Development Associate

Job Title: Senior Business/Program Development Associate
Job Number: BPD1
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Location: Remote (occasional meetings, Arlington, VA)

Status: Part-time or contract

General Description:

IT Shows, Inc. is seeking Senior Business/Program Development Associate. The Senior Associate will assist in IT Shows’ business and program development efforts in the public sector including, but not limited to strategic support, current and potential client communication, and developing leads on early-stage opportunities with various client agencies such as USAID, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and State.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Specifically, the Senior Associate will participate in and support the following tasks:
• Advise on strategies and implementation plans to approach clients for new business/program development in key program areas at country, regional and global levels, effectively leveraging IT Shows’ track record and resources.

Click here for detailed position description and apply online or email resume to HRS@itshowsinc.com.

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Director, Global Human Resources — International Youth Foundation

LOCATION--Baltimore, MD USA (IYF offers generous telecommuting and flexible schedules for employees)

SUPERVISOR–President and Chief Executive Officer

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (IF APPLICABLE)–Manager, Global HR

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FOUNDATION (IYF®)–For 30 years, our sole focus has been to help young people succeed. Together with partners around the world, we connect young people with opportunities to transform their lives. Whether it’s landing a first job, growing a business, or driving social change, every young person deserves the opportunity to realize his or her full potential. Rooted in the belief of youth as problem-solvers, change-makers, and leaders, our initiatives are catalysts for change. For more information please consult www.iyfnet.org.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE–To provide leadership and oversight for IYF’s global human resource function and ensure the effective and efficient use of IYF’s human resources across the organization. Responsible for all aspects of human resources operations, talent acquisition, organizational development, staff engagement efforts, and other critical processes and programs managed and supported by IYF’s HR unit.  The global HR Director is responsible for designing and executing a progressive, flexible, and inclusive talent management program, ensuring IYF continues to develop, engage, and inspire staff in a manner aligned with IYF’s ’s mission, values and management practices and reflects its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Click here to read the job description (core job responsibilities and required skills/experience.)

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Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) TDY Democracy Officer (USAID/Haiti)

USAID/Haiti urgently seeks a technical expert in the Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) field to provide expert long term TDY support to the dynamic, high profile Mission. The ongoing political crisis and the history of violence and instability in Haiti associated with electoral events lead USAID to seek timely, expert technical assistance to advise the Mission on its program, policy options, and manage the elections and political processes program.

The DG Officer will provide technical assistance up to one-year to the USAID/Haiti DRG office. S/he will be regarded as the Senior Elections and Political Processes Advisor. Responsibilities will focus on the areas of program management, internal USG coordination, and external stakeholder coordination.

The incumbent will provide technical and financial management for the high-profile Consortium for Elections and Political Processes Strengthening (CEPPS) Associate Award. S/he will provide briefings and strategic and technical advice on program implementation, and broader consensus building efforts towards constitutional reform. Additionally, s/he will coordinate closely with key Government of Haiti and international stakeholders on the planning and implementation of electoral activities. DG skills, and preferably elections experience, are critical; experience in LAC and French language skills would be useful but are not essential.

For further information or to express interest in this opportunity, please contact USAID/LAC/CAR Haiti Desk Officer, Julie Ciccarone (jciccarone@usaid.gov), at (202) 712-1626, or Barry Collins (bacollins@usaid.gov).

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US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants:  Job Opportunity as Vice President, Strategic Development

OVERVIEW —  Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President, Strategic Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting USCRI. Partnering with the CEO, the Vice President, Strategic Development will work with the Board, development and communications teams and senior staff to build USCRI’s fundraising and communications efforts to increase USCRI’s revenue and enhance its visibility with external constituencies.

The successful candidate will be a creative and visionary leader capable of forging new relationships to advance the overall fundraising at headquarters and in the field offices and advance USCRI’s communications in traditional and digital markets. Through a comprehensive planning process involving major gifts, online and direct mail solicitations, corporate partnerships, foundation grants, federal and state grants, and special events, the Vice President, Strategic Development will be responsible to sustain and grow our annual donor base and pipeline of prospects.  It is expected that the amount raised by USCRI will increase in future years as the VP of Strategic Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity and amplifies its brand and visibility.  Click here to read the full description of this job opportunity.

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Expressions of Interest in UAA Members’ Collaboration with USAID on the Program Cycle and PPL Priorities

Following up on the PPL briefing for the UAA on April 14, this notice is to solicit interest of UAA members in contributing on a voluntary basis their knowledge, expertise and perspectives to USAID’s Bureau of Policy, Program and Learning in four areas of mutual interest:

  • Building links between UAA members and Mission needs — i.e. serving as a “senior  advisor” to a Mission on issues as they go through the Program Cycle or in a specialized discipline.  Please indicate a Mission (or region) you would feel comfortable “teaming up with” or a discipline on which you would provide advisory services (e.g. health, education, democracy and governance, food security etc.)   
  • Mentoring of BS 02s (Program Officers)
  • Advisory services on policy statements and guidance (please indicate particular discipline or area of interest)
  • Contributing to making evaluations more useful to Missions (please indicate which discipline in which you have specialized expertise). This may include reviewing evaluations in a particular discipline and drawing lessons learned which may be of general use in project or activity design.

UAA members volunteering their services would do so in accordance with the Gratuitous Services Agreement (GSA) template (here).  A more precise description of the services to be rendered is to be done in conjunction with the relevant USAID unit.   In certain instances, a Non-Disclosure Agreement would be required for access to non-public and confidential information.

Please specify your interest in volunteering in one or more of the above categories by E-mailing UAA Development Issues Committee Co-Chairs Stephen Giddings (sgiddings5@gmail.com) and Stephen Haykin (smhaykin@yahoo.com) by May 14, 2021.

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*AFSA Opportunity!  The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) invites retired USAID Foreign Service Officers to join the organization.  We make no secret of it: if you are not currently a member of AFSA, we want you to re-join. Retirees bring special strengths to AFSA, including a deep knowledge of our profession. At the same time, there are many benefits to AFSA membership in retirement – and the cost is up to one-half less than for active duty personnel.  You will stay connected through AFSA’s award-winning Foreign Service Journal, curated news “bites” in AFSA’s Daily Media Digest, your local FS association, and local or virtual events, such as Ambassador Bill Burns on the current state of diplomacy and AFSA President Eric Rubin’s reports on critical trends.  You will stay engaged and advocating through AFSA’s Speakers’ Bureau and supporting AFSA’s powerful voice on the Hill.  You will stay smart through AFSA’s Federal Benefits programming, which offers expert advice on retirement benefits issues, and “Next Stage” programming on transitioning from the FS to new careers and vocations.  Finally, members have access to AFSA’s One-Stop Shop for information germane to retirees, AFSA’s bimonthly Retirement Newsletter, and the expertise of AFSA’s Retirement Benefits Counselor, Dolores Brown. To join AFSA in retirement, please visit our website or email us at member@afsa.org.

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