Opportunities & Careers

CIPE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Program Assistant, Latin America and the Caribbean

Short Term Consultant, Global

Program Assistant, Africa

Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean

Program Officer, Africa

Finance Officer, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Program Assistant, Asia

Program Assistant, Program Coordination Unit

Grants Manager, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Program Director, Local Enterprise Support Project, Jordan

Program Officer (Level II), Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Director of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (external link)

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Program Assistant, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation


Program Assistant, Latin America and the Caribbean

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Reports to: Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean

Scope: This position is based in Washington D.C. This position is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Accountabilities:

  • Create and maintain a variety of program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically for the LAC department
  • Work in close collaboration with LAC Program Officers and other CIPE departments to ensure processing of payment requests, grant modifications, documents for signature, narrative and financial reports, etc.
  • Develop and maintain systems for tracking project reports, approvals and payments
  • Correspond via email and phone with program partners to coordinate program development and track program progression
  • Assist the LAC Program Officer in writing, reviewing, editing and preparing weekly and semi-annual reports, program proposals, articles and other documents for submission to donor agencies and CIPE internal and promotional use
  • Contribute to CIPE’s communications efforts in the LAC region
  • Contribute to an organization-wide culture of innovation and high performance
  • Handle international travel arrangements and local meeting logistics
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE, NED, USAID, and other donor policies and procedures
  • Prepare routine correspondence and mailings

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent required
  • 2 years of administrative office experience, particularly in supporting international programs
  • Background in international affairs or Latin American affairs with an emphasis on political and economic issues and/or democracy development programs.
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills required
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish required; fluency in a third regional language (French or Portuguese) a plus
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills, specifically working with MS-Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Good financial acumen and ability to develop and monitor project budgets
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative to manage multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “LACPA-[YOURLASTNAME]”.

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Short Term Consultant, Global

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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) seeks a qualified consultant with demonstrated experience in conducting cost-benefit policy analysis. The consultant will develop a brief handbook to assist business associations in emerging markets and developing countries with conducting cost-benefit analyses of proposed policies or reforms, and to present their findings in ways that are easily understood by policymakers and the public. The handbook will provide guidelines and best practices, and focus on the necessary steps in the techniques of using evidence and research findings to shape public policy debates.

The handbook is meant to provide business associations that do not possess large research budgets or staff with practical tools to perform quantitative analyses, and to present findings effectively to policymakers and general audiences. It should explain common analytical concepts and contain clear instructions and examples to clarify key points.

The handbook is intended to supplement existing CIPE resources on policy advocacy (such as National Business Agenda Guidebook) to help business associations conduct more robust cost-benefit analysis in support of their policy positions.

Scope of Work:

The handbook will contain an introduction followed by sections on the research methods, quantitative and qualitative analysis, presenting results to different audiences, and appendices with case studies and references. Target length is 7,000-9,000 words, excluding tables and charts.

The handbook should address the following topics from the perspective of a business association in a developing or emerging market that wants to advocate for or against a particular domestic policy that impacts the association’s members:

  • Overview of research methods and evidence-based analytical approaches
  • Common analytical tools in public policy decision-making
  • Key economic concepts needed to conduct cost-benefit analysis
  • Step-by-step instructions for a model cost-benefit analysis process
  • Templates and examples (preferably from developing countries) to illustrate the concepts

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or above) in international development, economics, public policy or related field;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and/or advising on cost-benefit analysis of public policies;
  • Strong English writing skills and examples of past publications;
  • Successful past experience conducting consulting engagements in this thematic area;
  • Work experience in developing country contexts preferred;
  • Commitment to ethical and professional standards of conduct.

To apply for this short-term consulting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, and a daily consulting rate expectation (in USD) along with the estimated number of billable days to jobs@cipe.org; subject “GC-[YOURLASTNAME]”. This engagement will based on a fixed-fee contract.

Your application should clearly indicate relevant skills and experience for this assignment. Candidates will be notified only if they are accepted for further consideration. No phone calls, please.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Assistant, Africa

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The Program Assistant for Africa is responsible for providing programmatic and administrative support for CIPE’s projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The position reports to the Program Officer for Africa.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Program Officer and other CIPE Africa staff to coordinate project management deliverables and activities for the Africa portfolio.
  • Assist in writing, reviewing, editing and preparing periodic reports, project proposals, articles, and other documents for submission to donor agencies and for promotional use by CIPE.
  • Process and track payment requests, field office liquidations, travel expense reports, documents for signature, narrative and financial reports, etc.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and mailings such as grant agreements, consultant contracts, reporting requirements for grantees, grant and contract modifications, etc. (often in French).
  • Communicate with grantees and prospective partners in the Africa region on administrative and due diligence issues (often in French).
  • Handle international travel arrangements, events, and local meeting logistics.
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically.
  • Adhere to appropriate CIPE and donor policies and procedures.
  • Support Program Officers as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs, with an emphasis on political and economic issues in Africa. Field experience in the West and Central Africa region is a plus.
  • 1-2 years of administrative office experience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French. Must be able to interact with partners and grantees in francophone West Africa and draft correspondence.
  • Strong writing abilities and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good financial acumen and ability to assist with project budgets.
  • Proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.

Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (five page limit) to jobs@cipe.org with “AFRICAPA-[YOUR LASTNAME]” in the subject line. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean

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Position:Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean

Reports to: Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

Scope: This position is based in Washington, D.C. with travel to the region. This position is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of country strategies, communications strategies, and support grants to indigenous business associations, think tanks, and other civil society organizations. The position reports to the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean and may be responsible for managing other staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategy for accomplishing CIPE’s objectives in the LAC region, while focusing on assigned country portfolio(s).
  • Manage a portfolio of in-house projects and subgrants for assigned countries in LAC, supportive of CIPE’s overall goals and particular country strategies for target countries. The grants program has the following dimensions:
    • Identify potential grantees and counsel them on how to develop CIPE project proposals.
    • Analyze project proposals in the context of the regional environment, CIPE strategy, grant guidelines and criteria. Work with partners to develop proposals and budgets.
    • Conduct background checks on applicant organizations and key individuals.
    • Establish and maintain regular communications with project partners. Maintain correspondence and operational records regarding CIPE-funded programs in LAC.
    • Monitor grantee performance to ensure full compliance with objectives, financial and reporting requirements, and evaluation plan. Write narrative summaries and interim /assessments.
    • Evaluate completed projects – through on-site visits, file reviews, and coordination with independent evaluators where appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other donor organizations to identify linkages with CIPE strategies, monitor trends, and assess new funding opportunities. Work with the US State Department, USAID, and other assistance programs to develop joint projects, grants, and/or contracts to further democratic and free-market reform.
  • Actively participate in internal cross-regional working groups, contributing lessons learned from CIPE’s programming in LAC
  • Monitor current events and US relations in LAC countries and assess the impact on ongoing and planned CIPE projects.
  • Understand and adhere to appropriate grant and office procedures, as well as CIPE policies.
  • Supervise, develop and manage junior program staff.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Master’s degree in International Relations or related field
  • Minimum five years professional experience with international assistance programs, including two involving the region
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills required
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish required
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with international partners and donors
  • Strong project management skills preferred
  • Good financial acumen and ability to develop, manage and monitor project budgets
  • Proposal writing skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise junior staff
  • Strong IT Skills in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Must be willing to travel for extended and multiple periods

Strongly Desired:

  • Prior experience working on topics of anti-corruption, democratic governance, business advocacy, and entrepreneurship

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “POLAC-[YOURLASTNAME]”.

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Officer, Africa

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Position: Program Officer, Africa

Reports to: Regional Director, Africa

Scope:
CIPE is seeking a full-time, Washington, D.C-based Program Officer for the East and Southern Africa region. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of country strategies, communications strategies, and support grants to indigenous business organizations, think tanks, and chambers of commerce. This position involves frequent travel to the region.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategy for accomplishing CIPE’s objectives in Africa.
  • Design, implement and manage a portfolio of projects and grants for assigned region, supportive of CIPE’s overall goals and particular country strategies for target countries. Project responsibilities have the following dimensions:
    • Develop donor concept papers, proposals, reports and correspondence
    • Serve as CIPE’s representative to promote democratic market-oriented institutional reforms in developing countries. This will include developing and implementing training programs, public speaking at conferences and events and other public outreach activities, and facilitating meetings with partners and potential partners.
    • Analyze, research and be familiar with the region’s political and economic landscape, identifying opportunities for CIPE added value and programming.
    • Identify potential partner organizations and beneficiaries’ in-country and work with them to design effective democratic and economic-reform programs.
    • Analyze both solicited and unsolicited project proposals in the context of the regional socio-political context, CIPE strategy, grant guidelines and criteria. Work with partners to refine proposals, monitoring and evaluation plans, and project budgets.
    • Manage, monitor and implement all project activities, in collaboration with local partner organization.
    • Establish and maintain regular communications with project partners. Maintain correspondence and operational records regarding CIPE-funded programs in Africa.
    • Monitor grantee performance to ensure full compliance with objectives, financial and reporting requirements, and evaluation plans.
    • Evaluate projects – through on-site visits, file reviews, and coordination with independent evaluators where appropriate.
    • Develop project reports, summaries and assessments.
  • Manage CIPE’s field office in Nigeria, which includes oversight and leadership on all project activities, budgets and expenditures; coordinating and supervising program field staff; and providing logistical support and guidance for program implementation.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other donor organizations to identify linkages with CIPE strategies, monitor trends, and assess new funding opportunities. Work with the U.S. State Department, USAID, and other assistance programs to develop joint projects, grants and/or contracts to further democratic and economic reform initiatives.
  • Collaborate with multiple CIPE departments to achieve programmatic goals, including Communications, Grants and Finance, Knowledge Management, and other regional teams.
  • Monitor current events, including political and economic changes, and US relations in Africa and assess the impact on ongoing and planned CIPE projects.
  • Supervise, develop and manage junior program staff, including Program Assistants and interns.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Master’s degree in International Relations/Development, African Studies, Economic Development or related field.
  • Minimum three years professional experience with international assistance programs, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, or associations.
  • Experience in Nigeria and East Africa, and an understanding and strong interest in the region.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Experience with international development and topics consistent with CIPE’s mission, including anti-corruption, democratic governance, business association advocacy, entrepreneurship and others.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with international partners, donors and colleagues.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team orientation.
  • Excellent English-language writing skills, as evidenced by writing samples
  • Financial skills and acumen preferred, particularly in budget creation and oversight
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise new and junior staff.
  • Strong IT skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired.
  • Must be willing to travel for extended and multiple periods.

Strongly Desired

  • Master’s degree in International Relations or related field.
  • Five years professional experience with international assistance programs, including three involving the region.
  • Minimum two years’ experience with program management and program implementation at the strategic level.
  • Proposal writing skills.

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter, two writing samples and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “POAFRICA-[YOURLASTNAME]”.

There is a five-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted, and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Finance Officer, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

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Reports to: Controller

The Finance Officer is responsible for the organization’s financial management, accounting and reporting, including developing, managing and carrying out procedures that will ensure compliance with all regulations, controls and accountabilities governing CIPE funds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary areas of responsibility include maintaining an effective controls environment for financial operations, ensuring fulfillment of the financial conditions of the support received from donors, providing financial management support and oversight of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) and other CIPE projects, annual implementation of organization budget and reliable and timely preparation of financial statements and reports, including those audited annually.

Overall responsibilities include:

  • Ensure maintenance of effective internal controls to assure safeguarding of assets and reliability of financial statements.
  • Oversee preparation monthly financial statements and ensures their accuracy and timeliness.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and cash flow projections.
  • Monitor expenses to ensure that regions spend according to available budget.
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet outgoing operational needs.
  • Participates in the development of financial policies and procedures for the headquarters and field offices.
  • Review general ledger activity and ensures proper reconciliation of general ledger accounts.
  • Reconcile general ledger to in-house database.
  • Prepare adjusting and correcting journal entries when needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of audit schedules for annual Single Audit.
  • Assist with the preparation of schedules for IRS Form 990.
  • Reconcile the balance sheet to supporting documents and the general ledger to subsidiary ledgers including grant and contract related
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports to USAID, DOS and other donors.
  • Assist with the development of policies and procedures to strengthen internal
    controls.
  • Review cash flow (drawdowns) and facilitate annual budgets to field offices for public and private-project funding and administrative costs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and a minimum of 7 years experience.
  • CPA certification preferred
  • Knowledge of government funding and of federal and state financial regulations, including familiarity with OMB Circulars A87, A122 and A133.
  • Proficient in the use of financial software programs and current computer software.
  • Strong General Ledger, Banking, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll.
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with large amounts of data.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Computer-based Accounting Software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Thorough Understanding of Accounting Principles, Standard Practices, GAAP, Federal and State Payroll Taxes, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and OMB Circulars.
  • Good Analytical, Speaking and Writing Skills.
  • Ability to Communicate Cross-culturally and be Cross-culturally Sensitive.
  • Willing to Travel Internationally occasionally.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to multi-tasked, strong attention to detail and to handle multiple tasks at once when necessary.

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to jobs@cipe.org with ‘FMGATF-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s thematic areas of expertise. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas. CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Director, Local Enterprise Support Project, Jordan

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Position: Program Director – Local Enterprise Support Project, Jordan

Reports To: Program Officer, Levant; Regional Director, MENA

Scope

CIPE seeks an experienced program manager to establish a CIPE office in Jordan and serve as CIPE’s full-time, in-country Program Director – Local Enterprise Support Project (LENS). This position is contingent on funding.

In close coordination with the CIPE Levant team in Washington DC, he or she will manage the implementation of CIPE’s expected role in a USAID-funded project to enhance micro, small and medium enterprise competitiveness through business association empowerment. The Program Director will maintain current partnerships with local civil society organizations and develop new partnerships and relationships with project stakeholders. He or she will work with the CIPE Program Officer for the Levant to provide technical assistance to project beneficiaries, coordinate the involvement of contracted experts, ensure that deliverables are met, and apply robust monitoring and evaluation processes. The position will entail frequent domestic and international travel. The Program Director will be based in Amman, but will be expected to regularly visit other regions of Jordan to meet with project partners, participants, and other stakeholders, and to participate in project events. Regular consultative visits to Washington, DC will also be expected.

This is expected to be a fixed-term 20-month assignment, starting on or after January 2016.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the implementation of a project in Jordan which will include the following main components:
    • Member and potential member needs assessments of select business associations.
    • Conducting market research; designing assessment processes and instruments; conducting surveys, focus groups, and targeted interviews; analysis, reporting, and briefings.
    • Organizational capacity assessments of select business associations. Designing assessment processes and instruments; conducting key stakeholder interviews, site visits, and review of relevant documents; analysis, reporting, and briefings.
    • Co-creation and implementation of organizational strengthening programs, including tailored training or technical assistance interventions that will address partner needs, with select business associations. Extensive meetings and consultations with business association leadership; application of technical assistance and other forms of support; and preparation and submission of regular formal reports to the donor.
    • Development and marketing of association services as a key element of organizational strengthening. Creation of a sector-specific services manual for each association. Development of policy papers which are the products of research, stakeholder engagement and consultation. Identifying marketable opportunities for association products and services, developing concepts and proposals for funding, forging institutional partnerships, and conducting related reporting.
    • Compilation and analysis of lessons learned; preparation and presentation of related report; managing dissemination event.
    • Developing a framework for a national quality management system for business association excellence. Drafting framework based on results, lessons learned, international best practice, and key stakeholder input. Publication.
  • Execution of responsibilities will require recruitment, engagement, and coordination of a team of subject matter experts from CIPE’s Washington and field-based staff, partner network, and contracted consultants.
  • Coordinate public outreach, awareness-raising, and media engagement as appropriate.
  • Monitor program activities and regularly contact and visit CIPE partners and program participants in Jordan to discuss their progress and challenges. Give guidance to CIPE partners and program participants on daily project issues, keeping the Program Officer informed of developments and conferring with him or her on any major issues that arise. Conduct project evaluation activities.
  • Regularly scan and analyze Jordan’s political and economic landscape, helping the CIPE Levant team keep abreast of relevant news and identifying opportunities for CIPE programming.
  • Represent CIPE at relevant events and develop networks of key private and public figures.
  • Establish and maintain relationship and represent CIPE with the donor’s Jordan-based project staff and other implementer organizations.
  • Work with the CIPE Levant team on related concept/proposal development and reprogramming as needed.
  • Manage sub-award(s) to local partner organization(s) and contracts with consultants.
  • This position is expected to involve the recruitment and supervision of at least one Amman-based staff person.
  • Participate in all aspects of administrative coordination between Washington and Jordan based CIPE operations. This will include but is not limited to providing input on weekly, quarterly, and other reports; ensuring the translation of documents and interpretation as needed; and providing logistical support to all CIPE staff visiting the country.
  • As needed, establish a CIPE office in Jordan in close coordination with CIPE Washington, including registration, identification of space, negotiation of rent, utilities and equipment, and other related responsibilities. Organize main systems and processes for the CIPE office, including electronic and hard-copy filing systems. Elaborate and develop further systems as the office expands. Ensure quality and efficiency of office procedures and outputs.
  • Ensure compliance with CIPE and donor guidelines and procedures in managing program.
  • Create and maintain records of private sector, civil society, and public sector stakeholders and subject matter experts engaged through the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations/Development, Economic Development, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in Jordan, knowledge of the country’s political and economic dynamics, and knowledge of the surrounding Levant region.
  • At least five years professional experience in international development program management.
  • Strong project monitoring and management skills, including budget tracking, report writing, and interaction with diverse local partners.
  • Experience with topics consistent with CIPE’s mission, including civil society strengthening and democratic governance.
  • Skilled at relationship building and network development with organizations and individuals.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required. Fluency in written and spoken Arabic strongly preferred.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective representation, change management, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office).
  • Must be willing to travel for extended and multiple periods.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org, subject line: “LESP-[Your Last Name]” No phone calls.

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Officer (Level II), Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

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Position: Program Officer (Level II), Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Reports To: Deputy Director for Country Projects/GATF

Scope: The Washington DC-based Program Officer (PO) will work with the Deputy Director Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (DD/GATF) to undertake a new CIPE program to promote the implementation of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement in developing countries. Specifically, the PO will work with the DD/GATF to manage/oversee programs with local grantees in target countries in coordination with assigned staff, and pursue the development of new concepts with local and international partners. The PO will be responsible for overseeing project design and delivery in a particular region to be determined as demand evolves (e.g. Africa, Asia, or Latin America).

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance) will provide assistance to developing countries in implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The Alliance, which will be launched later this year, is a joint effort between CIPE, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The Alliance will bring together leading donors, local and global businesses, and international institutions to help deliver on the potential of the TFA to enable trade-led development. Private sector expertise will be leveraged to spur commercially-meaningful trade facilitation reforms. The private sector will provide first-hand insight into the problems caused by bureaucracy and “red-tape” at borders, and develop innovative and practical solutions.

As part of the initiative, CIPE will be responsible for developing and managing local and regional partners and managing local grant projects. CIPE will also work closely with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to mobilize networks of local chambers, regional business alliances, and national associations to resolve trade barrier issues through reforms. CIPE and the Chamber will also mobilize and coordinate corporate participation through the provision of direct and in-kind technical support.

Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategy for accomplishing CIPE’s objectives in the GATF program, while focusing on assigned subregion(s) or countries.
  • Manage a portfolio of in-house projects and subgrants supportive of GATF/CIPE’s overall goals and particular country strategies for target countries. The grants program has the following dimensions:
    • Conduct initial needs assessments in target countries, ascertaining local conditions, political willingness, stakeholder identification, local organizations and capacity, other potential private sector partners, and technical assistance requirements. Assessments will culminate in the development of country-strategies for GATF support.
    • Identify potential grantees and counsel them on how to develop GATF/CIPE project proposals.
    • Analyze project proposals in the context of the regional environment, GATF/CIPE strategy, grant guidelines and criteria. Work with partners to develop proposals and budgets.
    • Conduct background checks on applicant organizations and key individuals.
    • Establish and maintain regular communications with project partners. Maintain correspondence and operational records regarding GATF/CIPE-funded programs.
    • Monitor grantee performance to ensure full compliance with objectives, financial and reporting requirements, and evaluation plan. Write narrative summaries and interim /assessments.
    • Evaluate completed projects – through on-site visits, file reviews, and coordination with independent evaluators where appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with GATF host and partner organizations to identify linkages with project strategies, monitor trends, and assess new project opportunities.
  • Monitor current events and international relations in target countries and assess the impact on ongoing and planned GATF/CIPE projects.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of trends and practices in trade facilitation and appropriately apply to project design and delivery.
  • Understand and adhere to appropriate grant and office procedures, as well as CIPE and GATF policies.
  • Supervise, develop and manage junior program staff.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in International Relations or related field.
  • Experience in designing and/or implementing trade-related projects.
  • Minimum five years professional experience with international assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with international partners and donors.
  • Strong project management skills preferred.
  • Good financial acumen and ability to develop, manage and monitor project budgets.
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment .
  • Strong presentation skills .
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise junior staff.
  • Strong IT Skills in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be willing to travel for extended and multiple periods.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org, with the subject POGATF– [Your last name]. No phone calls please.

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

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Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Position Description: The Washington DC-based Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work with the Evaluation Officer as part of a team to provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support for the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF). GATF is a new CIPE program to promote the implementation of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement in developing countries.

The M&E Officer will work with the Evaluation Officer to closely coordinate and collaborate with the GATF team and others to ensure rigorous and accountable monitoring and evaluation of GATF project results. This is an exciting opportunity to utilize and grow your M&E skills a global trade facilitation project where it is anticipated that new tools and indicators will comprise a key part of the M&E activities. The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation will provide assistance to developing countries in implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). This will be a complex and evolving M&E initiative, involving global-level, country-level, and project-level outcomes that may also include bilateral and regional projects, local partners, subgrantees, and public-private partnerships in 12-14 countries. Outcomes may range from awareness raising and consensus building to tangible reforms and trade facilitation outcomes.

Duties:

  • Assist in the development of evaluation strategy, management and implementation for the GATF Alliance projects in coordination with assigned staff;
  • Identify and refine existing indicators for M&E on trade facilitation outputs and outcomes, as well as in developing and validating custom indicators and M&E tools as needed;
  • Develop any protocols, handbooks or training materials needed for GATF and CIPE project staff, partners and subgrantees for effective M&E practices;
  • Maintain a comprehensive database to track the progress of various GATF indicators;
  • Provide evaluation oversight, guidance, training and technical assistance to the project staff, partners and subgrantees to promote evaluable outcomes;
  • Work with project staff to coordinate the implementation of projects to ensure application of ‘lessons learned’ in the region;
  • Work with project staff to prepare technical and evaluation reports and paper in support of CIPE programs; and
  • As required, represent CIPE Alliance programs with international partners, donors, and at professional gatherings, serving as CIPE evaluation resource in coordination with regional staff.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree (or above) in international development, economics, public policy or related field, including significant formal training in research methods and program evaluation;
  • Knowledge or successful past experience conducting research or evaluation, preferably cross culturally;
  • Program evaluation and research skills using both qualitative and quantitative data, including data analysis and presentation using charts and graphs;
  • Familiarity with or an ability to quickly come up to speed on trade facilitation issues, regional politics, culture and U.S. assistance programs;
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience in teaching or training, especially based upon principles of adult professional education’
  • Strong Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint; and
    Flexibility and willingness to travel;

Other desired qualifications include:

  • Strong statistical background, including familiarity with bivariate and multivariate regression;
  • Knowledge of different research designs, including RCTs, surveys, focus groups and elite interviewing;
  • Knowledge of process mapping as used in reengineering projects to track and design reforms;
  • Experience with logic models, logframes, theories of change, and results frameworks;
    Familiarity with business associations, including experience in assessing organizational development and private sector or other civil society advocacy including public-private dialogues and partnership; and
  • Prior experience working with international donor agencies and knowledge of their preferred reporting methods and tools for M&E.

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to jobs@cipe.org with ‘GATFM&E-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s thematic areas of expertise. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas. CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Assistant, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

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CIPE is undertaking a new program in cooperation with the World Economic Forum and International Chamber of Commerce to promote implementation of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement under a new structure entitled the “Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation” (GATF).

Position: Program Assistant, GATF

Reports To: Program Officer, GATF

Summary: The Program Assistant is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs on a regional basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Officer in writing and compiling narrative and financial reports, proposals, contracts and budgets, as well as conducting background research as needed.
  • Communicate with field offices and partners to assist in the implementation of CIPE programs, including facilitating events, activities and meeting logistics.
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically.
  • Prepare routine correspondence between CIPE headquarters, field offices, partners and GATF host organizations.
  • Working in close collaboration with CIPE’s grants and finance division to ensure processing of payment requests, field office liquidations, travel expense reports, documents for signature, and international travel arrangements.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, code of conduct, CIPE and donor organization policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Candidates with degrees related to international development and/or international trade will be closely considered.
  • At least two years of administrative office experience, particularly in supporting significant international programs.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, as evidenced by writing samples (see below).
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills in English; team orientation.
  • Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English.
  • Financial skills and acumen preferred, particularly in budget creation and oversight.
  • Regional language skills (French, Spanish, or Russian) preferred but not required.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org, with the subject GATFPA – [Your last name]. No phone calls please.

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation

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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is seeking consultants for short term and temporary assignments for summative program evaluation research, analysis and report writing.  Depending on the specific assignment, these positions typically require both quantitative and qualitative research skills including in-person and internet surveys, sampling, elite interviews, focus groups as well as document reviews. CIPE is also interested in identifying potential consultants who might be able to add to its ability to demonstrate impact through specialized approaches such as case studies, process-tracing, and social network analyses. Reports will be written in English, but some assignments may require language skills to conduct the research.  Based upon donor and project needs, consultants will be asked to design and conduct project, program, country level, cumulative or thematic evaluations based upon consultation with the CIPE Evaluation Officer and regional team staff and a Statement of Work. These assignments will usually require international travel, sometimes to difficult or remote locations of two to four weeks duration. 

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree (or above) in international development, economics, public policy or related field, including significant formal training in research methods and program evaluation;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting external evaluations as an independent consultant;
  • Knowledge or successful past experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally;
  • Program evaluation skills using both qualitative and quantitative data, including data analysis and presentation using charts and graphs;
  • Commitment to ethical and professional standards of research and evaluation, including work with potentially vulnerable populations;
  • Ability to travel and conduct research in difficult or remote situations

Other desired qualifications include:

  • In-depth knowledge of specific countries or regions including (where appropriate) language skills;
  • Familiarity with business associations, including experience in assessing organizational development and private sector or other civil society advocacy;
  • Knowledge of advanced and emerging concepts of how to measure and study civil society, democratic governance, legal and policy change;
  • Specialized knowledge of how new innovations such as anti-corruption compliance, corporate governance; supply chains, and entrepreneurship ecosystems further democratization initiatives;
  • Prior experience working with international donor agencies;
  • Experience or knowledge of working with a gender lens in program development and evaluation;
  • Excellence in writing, reporting and English composition;
  • Demonstrated competency in standard Windows-based office software;
  • Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills and the ability to work independently, and as part of a small team

TO APPLY:

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “EC-[YOURLASTNAME]”.

Your application should clearly indicate the types of research and program evaluation skills you possess expertise in, your prior experience, any regional and language experience, and other expertise related to this position. 

There is a five-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis as consultancies are available.  Candidates will be notified if they are accepted in the database for potential assignments and of potential opportunities as they develop.  No phone calls, please.

Email:  jobs@cipe.org

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CIPE will be interviewing at the American Evaluation Association meeting in Denver, October 14-18, 2014.  If you will be attending, please note this in your application.

Grants Manager, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF)

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Reports To: Senior Grants and Contracts Manager

Scope:

Responsible for providing grants and contracts management, and technical support to CIPE programs, principally the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) project. This includes monitoring sub-recipients, preparing donor reports, and managing project budgets.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing management oversight and technical assistance for all matters relating to grants, contracts, and sub-agreements for CIPE projects.
  • Maintaining extensive knowledge of federal regulations, including 2 CFR 200 and familiarity with the FAR. Ensure program staff are aware of these regulations and other donor requirements.
  • Incorporating donor requirements into sub-agreements.
  • Providing guidance and technical support to CIPE’s program teams regarding the terms of the agreements with donors and sub-recipients.
  • Assisting CIPE project teams with negotiating contracts and sub-awards.
  • Working closely with CIPE project teams and the Senior Grants and Contracts Manager to identify grants and contracts management needs.
  • Assisting the Senior Grants and Contracts Manager in developing and maintaining policies and procedures to effectively manage grants and contracts and comply with donor requirements.
  • Assessing the risk level for sub-awards and determining the appropriate monitoring requirements.
  • Maintaining accurate documentation to support grants and contracts related activities and ensuring adherence with donor and audit requirements.
  • Reviewing proposals from potential sub-grantees and providing recommendations to program teams.
  • Reviewing grant agreements, contracts, modifications, and sub-awards prior to signature by CIPE’s Executive team.
  • Preparing donor reports.
  • Assisting the Senior Grants and Contracts Manager with project closeouts.
  • Developing and managing special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years grants management and negotiation experience with federal and/or private funders
  • Extensive knowledge of rules and regulations for grants and cooperative agreements including 2 CFR 200
  • Ability to creatively problem solve while maintaining compliance with donor requirements
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with staff at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Understanding of financial management terms and procedures
  • Effective listening and oral communication skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal
  • Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office applications

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to jobs@cipe.org with ‘GMGATF-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s thematic areas of expertise. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas. CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Assistant, Program Coordination Unit

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Reports To: Director, PCU

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating with regional program staff and grants staff during assembly of donor reports, proposals, and bids
  • Reviewing and editing program reports
  • Tracking implementation status and reporting requirements of multiple projects
  • Documenting results of internal project meetings and meetings with donors
  • Preparing a monthly dashboard for senior management and other ad hoc research
  • Conducting program file audits to verify completeness and accuracy of the records, both financial and narrative
  • Adhering to appropriate CIPE, NED, and USAID policies and procedures
  • Coordinating staff training sessions

Position requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of administrative office experience
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Ability to use advanced features of MS Word and Excel; PowerPoint, and SharePoint is helpful
  • Strong organizational, editing, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks
  • Foreign language helpful but not required

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, and brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to jobs@cipe.org with ‘PCUPA-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s thematic areas of expertise. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas. CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Assistant, Asia

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Reports To: Regional Director, Asia

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Asia Program Officers in writing and compiling narrative and financial reports, proposals, contracts and budgets, as well as conducting background research as needed.
  • Provide backstopping support for CIPE’s entire portfolio of projects in Asia.
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically.
  • Prepare correspondence on behalf of the Asia team for CIPE’s partners and stakeholders.
  • Communicate with partners in Asia to assist in the implementation of CIPE programs, including facilitating events, activities and meeting logistics.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Asia Program Officers, other CIPE departments, ensure processing of payment requests, travel expense reports, documents for signature, and travel arrangements.
  • Monitor and analyze partner financial reports.
  • Contribute to CIPE’s communications effort in the Asia region.
  • Contribute to an organization-wide culture of innovation and high performance.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE, NED, & USAID policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • At least two years of administrative office experience, particularly in supporting significant international programs.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written.
  • Education and professional background in international affairs and/or Asia area studies, with an emphasis on political and economic issues preferred.
  • Knowledge of and interest in economic and political affairs in SE Asia and the Pacific.
  • Fluency in a relevant language highly preferred (particularly Burmese, Khmer and/or Thai)
  • Excellence in English composition, writing and reporting.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the region.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team orientation.
  • Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired.
  • Financial skills and acumen preferred, particularly in budgeting and oversight.

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to jobs@cipe.org with ‘ASIAPA-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s thematic areas of expertise. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas. CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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