Opportunities & Careers

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Program Officer, Africa

Program Officer, Asia

Associate Deputy Director for Private Sector Development and Partnerships

Short-Term Consultancies in Ukraine

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation

CIPE Internship Opportunities 

Moldova Interviewer



Program Officer, Africa

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

Reports To:   Regional Director, Africa and the Middle East

Scope:    CIPE is seeking a full-time, Washington, D.C-based Program Officer for the West and Central 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, specifically focusing on the West and Central Africa regions.
  • 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:
    • Draft 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 a country’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 plan.
    • Evaluate projects – through on-site visits, file reviews, and coordination with independent evaluators where appropriate.
    • Write 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 US 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations/Development, African Studies, Economic Development or related field.
  • Master’s degree in International Relations or related field, preferred.
  • Four years professional experience with international assistance programs, including three involving the region and working with, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce or associations, preferred.
  • Good financial acumen and ability to develop, manage and monitor project budgets
  • 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, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with international partners, donors and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Excellent English writing and oral skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken French, preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong proposal writing skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise new and junior staff.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be willing to travel for extended and multiple periods.

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


Program Officer, Asia

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

Reports To:   Regional Director, Asia

Scope:   This Washington-based position is responsible for the management of CIPE’s programs in East and Southeast Asia and for the development and implementation of CIPE’s country strategies in the region. The Asia Program Officer will manage CIPE’s relationships with existing Washington-based donors, will help establish new donor relationships, and will assist in the development of new program opportunities in the region. The Program Officer will contribute to CIPE’s communications strategy and will represent CIPE at events in Washington and in Asia.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with colleagues to craft strategy, objectives and funding priorities for CIPE’s core budget allocation from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Manage the implementation of a portfolio of projects, including:
    • Manage day-to-day activities and budgets for ongoing CIPE projects, including projects that CIPE is directly implementing and projects being implemented by CIPE grantees, including effective communications with donors, partners, CIPE management and finance departments, and ensure compliance with objectives and reporting requirements.
    • Identify potential grantees, provide input on their proposal development, evaluate
    • Write project proposals for CIPE's in-house projects and for new project opportunities.
    • Monitor and evaluate project and grantee results and impact.
  • Liaise with counterparts at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), CIPE’s core donor.
  • Expand the impact of CIPE’s work in the region by pursuing program opportunities with new, non-NED donors.
  • Provide substantive input to ensure the success and impact of CIPE in-house and partner programs, including advising on project implementation, delivering training or technical assistance to grantees and partners in the region, and working with colleagues and partners to carry out activities.
  • Monitor political and economic developments in East and Southeast Asia, and track US relations with and foreign policy toward the region, to assess impact on current CIPE projects and opportunities for new programs.
  • Contribute to CIPE’s communications effort in Asia, to attract and inform business organizations, public policy research centers, and opinion leaders in target countries regarding CIPE’s programs.
  • Contribute to an organization-wide culture of innovation and high performance.
  • Understand and adhere to appropriate grant and office procedures, and policies of CIPE and the US Chamber of Commerce.
  • Supervise, develop, and manage junior program staff.

Qualifications: 
The ideal candidate will bring a mix of regional, functional and technical expertise, as well as generally strong professional skills and the highest level of personal integrity.

  • A minimum of five years’ professional experience working on economic and/or political development programs and projects in East and Southeast Asia, with a preference for candidates with at least two years’ direct field experience. Fluency in a regional language will be preferred but not required.
  • Master’s degree in one of the following fields: economics, economic development, international business, public policy, international relations, international law, or related academic fields.
  • A demonstrated understanding of key political, economic and business trends across the region, including China, North Korea, Mongolia, ASEAN and the Pacific.
  • Proven track record in successful project, budget and staff management. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked with diverse and overseas staff, and on non-profit and/or international development projects.
  • Experience managing projects funded by a variety of US and non-US donors. Candidates with an existing network of contacts relevant to CIPE’s regional programs are preferred.
  • Educational and/or professional background in at least one of the following relevant areas: non-profit governance and management; policy advocacy and policy reform; anti-corruption, compliance, corporate governance, or business transparency and sustainability; opening political space in closed societies.
  • Understanding of issues related to democratic development, political reform, and market-oriented economic development. Familiarity with CIPE and its operations is preferred but not required.
  • Exceptional analytical, writing, communications and presentations skills. Ability to digest and evaluate complex information and provide input on relevant decisions.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks with limited supervision, working in a fast-paced, global environment, managing projects with multiple “moving parts.”
  • Must be willing to travel several times per year throughout the East and Southeast Regions.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise junior staff
  • Strong IT skills in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Good financial acumen and the ability to develop, manage and monitor project budgets

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org with the subject “Asia PO [YOUR LAST NAME]”. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The target deadline for hiring this position is April 30, 2014. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates who pass an initial interview will be required to submit a writing sample of no more than two pages, demonstrating the writer’s ability to synthesize complex information.

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.

Associate Deputy Director for Private Sector Development and Partnerships

Position Title: Associate Deputy Director for Private Sector Development and Partnerships

Reports To: Deputy Director for Programs and Strategic Planning

Primary Function:

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

The Associate Deputy Director for Private Sector Development and Partnerships is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of private sector donors including individuals, corporations, and foundations in direct alignment with and support of the mission of the Center for International Private Enterprise and as an integral part of the organization’s business development function.

Responsibilities

  • Personally raise funds through direct personal solicitations and the fielding of written proposals to individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Develop additional competencies across the organization through systematic contacts and organized trainings with key CIPE staff including senior leaders, regional directors, and program officers to expand internal partnerships surrounding the generation of private sector support.
  • Articulate the inventory of key programs and initiatives to constitute the fundraising priorities for the organization working with top senior administrative and programmatic leaders. Specific consideration should be given to CIPE’s areas of expertise including democratic governance, access to information, combating corruption, business association development, corporate governance, legal and regulatory reform, women, youth, informal sector and property rights, corporate citizenship, and entrepreneurship and geographic targets including those in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia.
  • Implement a sustained and targeted and comprehensive prospect identification and qualification effort including individuals, corporations, and foundations including existing relationships across the professional staff team and segmented by potential for overall support and for individual programmatic and geographic foci.
    Targets of opportunity for prospect identification among affluent individuals specifically should include donors to comparable organizations, relationships aligned with networks of current and former board members, strategically identified individuals, and alumni of universities with demonstrable populations of international students and alumni among others.
  • Identify and cultivate potential organizational champions among high profile -stakeholders and donors.
  • Stay current on trends in support from top foundations and corporations to international organizations to prompt action and to serve as a basis for consideration in emerging strategic programmatic directions across the organization.
  • In collaboration with CIPE’s marketing and communications functions, develop and implement a brand awareness and cultivation strategy based on the strategic use and adaptation of existing publications and web content and the creation of new content and collateral as needed.
  • Oversee the creation of necessary materials for use in early cultivation meetings and briefings including a position paper defining the rationale for private support, FAQ documents, and the like.
  • Implement a proposal development function including the development of mini-cases and proposal templates for key program areas and letters of inquiry for use in prospect qualification.
  • Create and brand the equivalent of an “innovations” fund to support early and sustained requests for unrestricted support.
  • Provide support and direction for the fundraising committee of CIPE’s Board of Directors and their work in organizing solicitations of board members and the negotiation and execution of specific cultivation and solicitation assignments based on board member networks.
  • Strengthen the process surrounding the identification and cultivation of prospective Board members representing opportunities for direct financial support and important circles of influence and affluence.
  • Work in strategic communication and collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the prospect clearance and management process for corporations and corporate foundations.
  • Evaluate the means by which existing interactions with CIPE staff and programs can be expanded to include the participation and involvement of prospective private sector donors. This would include various forums, conferences, discussions, briefings, international travel programs, and other such opportunities.

Required Education: Master’s or advanced degree                                   

Required Experience: Overall 10+ years professional experience required; Seven years or more of demonstrated success in leading major giving programs and demonstrated success in personally soliciting US$50,000+ gift commitments. Experience with international fundraising programs preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm and acumen surrounding the development of new fundraising programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and editorial skills
  • Proven track record in personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and closing US$50,000+ gift commitments from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including the ability to motivate and mentor internal staff partners and volunteer leaders.
  • Capacity to take full advantage of existing organizational assets in marketing, communications, and engagement towards the objectives of building the base of private sector prospect involvement and financial support.
  • Strong affinity with CIPE’s mission and a commitment to sustaining a knowledge base aligned with CIPE programs and priorities.
  • Personal characteristics associated with successful fundraising professionals, including a vigorous work ethic, sound judgment, impeccable integrity, demonstrated initiative, and attitude and personality to work effectively and productively with colleagues, donors, volunteers, etc.
  • Identify and represent CIPE at local and international networking opportunities, as needed, such as events and conferences (sometimes outside normal working hours)
  • Stay current on funding and philanthropic trends for international development and priority sectors of CIPE
  • Ability to think critically, objectively, analytically and strategically
  • Strong attention to detail and timeliness in correspondence with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with an international staff, including colleagues from different functions/cultures
  • Ability to maintain accountability and work independently while functioning as part of a cooperative and coordinated team
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Ability to travel (domestically and internationally) when needed
  • Knowledgeable of business development and fundraising concepts and practices within foreign aid and/or non-profit context is preferred; corporate experience helpful
  • In conjunction with the communications department, plans effective marketing strategies and messaging to promote CIPE’s image and visibility
  • Effective and persuasive communication skills to engage staff, Board of Directors and prospective donors and funders
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including listening, negotiating and collaborative problem-solving
  • Originality of thought and creative imagination with respect to approaches to development and fundraising activities

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

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 Consultancies in Ukraine

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society.  CIPE’s approach to democratization focuses on institution-building based upon strategic and partner-driven civil society capacity-building and systemic change.  CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

CIPE is seeking consultants for short-term assignments as part of a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) program in Ukraine.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Written and spoken fluency in English;
  • 15+ years of professional experience, including in the SME policy sector
  • Ph.D. in international development, economics, public policy or related field;
  • Ability to travel to Kiev and other cities in Ukraine

Other desired qualifications include:

  • Understanding of the SME policy environment, including relevant reforms, in Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe (25%)
  • Familiarity with business associations, including experience in assessing organizational development and private sector or other civil society advocacy (25%)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EU regulations as they pertain to SMEs (20%)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ethics codes for business and government in Europe, including at the local level (15%)
  • Familiarity with CIPE’s approach to achieving SME reforms and anti-corruption goals through legal and regulatory action (15%)

TO APPLY:

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter to jobs@cipe.org; subject “UK-SME-[YOURLASTNAME]”. No phone calls, please.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society.  CIPE’s approach to democratization focuses on institution-building based upon strategic and partner-driven civil society capacity-building and systemic change.  CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

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.

Moldova Interviewer

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is seeking qualified individuals with interview and Romanian language skills for a short-term data collection assignment. CIPE is currently conducting a cumulative assessment of its program in Moldova. We are looking to collect primary data from stakeholders associated with the program through telephone interviews. In our current timeline, the telephone interviews will be conducted the first two weeks of March, but we are looking to fill the interviewer position as soon as possible. Given the US/Moldova time difference, it is preferred that the calls are made from the interviewer’s personal device via Skype. CIPE will pay for the cost of a Skype subscription to call landlines and mobile/cell phones in Moldova.

Basic qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with demonstrable interview skills and/or formal training in research methods and program evaluation.
  • Romanian language skills, fluency or near fluency.
  • The ability to translate the data collected in the interviews into English.
  • Comfort conducting interviews over the phone.
  • Access to a personal computer with a reliable internet connection.

These will not be cold calls. CIPE’s partner in Moldova will help facilitate the introduction to the survey. Interviewers will also receive a brief orientation/training session before starting the interviews so that they can understand the context and goal of the assessment.

Compensation: $25-$35 per interview depending on experience.

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample (two page limit) to jobs@cipe.org; subject “MI-[YOURLASTNAME]”. No phone calls, please.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

CIPE

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