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CURRENT OPENINGS:

CIPE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Program Assistant, Asia (temporary)

Short-Term Consultancy: Review of Draft Diagnostic Tools

Operations/Office Assistant

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation

Program Officer, LAC

Senior Communications Manager


Program Assistant, Asia (temporary)

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Position:Program Assistant, Asia (temporary)

Scope: The program assistant is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs in Asia. This is an hourly position with an expected 30-40 hour work week as required by program activities.

Position Available: Immediately

Temporary Assignment onlyprobably until end of October 2017

Responsibilities:

  • Provide backstopping support for CIPE’s entire portfolio of projects in Asia.
  • 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.
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Asia Program Officers and other CIPE departments, ensure processing of payment requests, travel expense reports, documents for signature, and international travel arrangements.
  • Assist in managing team budgets and oversee various project budgets.
  • Track political developments in the region.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE and donor organization policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • At least one year of administrative office experience, particularly in supporting significant international programs.
  • Education and professional background in international affairs and/or Asia area studies, with an emphasis on political and economic issues preferred.
  • Fluency in a relevant language preferred (such as Burmese, Khmer, Thai or Chinese)
  • Excellence in English composition, writing and reporting.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • 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 budget creation and oversight.

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

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.

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 Consultancy: Review of Draft Diagnostic Tools

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Position: Short-Term Consultancy: Review of Draft Diagnostic Tools

Summary: The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is looking for an association management expert for a short-term consulting engagement. The objective is to review and critique five (5) draft diagnostic assessment tools designed to strengthen the capacity of local business organizations and think tanks in developing countries. The consultant will work closely with CIPE’s Global and Evaluation staff.

Background: CIPE works with business associations, chambers of commerce, and economic think tanks around the world. The drafts subject to review in this assignment represent revised and expanded versions of CIPE’s existing tools. These diagnostic assessments serve the following purposes:

  • Assess an organization’s capacity to facilitate economic growth and the development of private enterprise.
  • Provide an overview of strengths and weaknesses to allow for learning and continuous improvement.
  • Provide insights into areas of improvement related to an organization’s capacity to lead awareness raising, outreach and grassroots advocacy that improves the government’s ability to adopt evidence-based and inclusive public policy.
  • Summarize the past accomplishments of an organization and see how those accomplishments benefited the organization and its members.
  • Explore an organization’s capacity to lead advocacy efforts to improve business conditions for its members and non-members in its service area.
  • Provide insights into how organizations include women and marginalized groups in their memberships.
  • Incorporate a “maturity” model adapted to the developing world that allows for growth for new associations, associations at the local or sectoral levels, and associations working in challenging environments or closing spaces as well as for the growth and emergence of high-performing and apex associations.
  • Provide a “before-and-after” comparison of capacity improvements, using both qualitative and quantitative comparisons that is both valid and reliable.
  • Help CIPE identify new potential partners.

Deliverables: The purpose of this assignment is to provide outside feedback from an expert perspective on the quality of the draft assessment tools that CIPE created, and, where relevant, make suggestions for how these tools may be improved. The specific deliverables are as follows:

  1. “Chamber of Commerce and Business Association Organizational Tool” (length: approximately 11,849 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as outside assessment of business organizations, and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.
    • Suggest concrete steps for adapting this tool as a self-assessment questionnaire that a business association could use itself. Elaborate on which questions may be omitted or simplified to that end.
  2. “Think Tank Organizational Tool” (length: approximately 3,541 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as outside assessment of economic think tanks, and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.
    • “Business Association Weighted & Gender Inclusive Organizational Tool” (length: approximately 3,393 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as outside assessment of business organizations with a gender focus, and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.
  3. “Gender Assessment Tool for Mainstream Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations (length: approximately 3,164 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as a self-diagnostic assessment of how mainstream business organizations integrate gender into their organizational strategies and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.
  4. “Gender Assessment Tool for Women Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations (length: approximately 3,249 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as a self-diagnostic assessment of how women-specific business organizations are fulfilling their mission of empowering women members, and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.

Format: Please add your edits/comments in track changes in the provided Word document draft. For each document, you will also be asked to write a summary (no less than 300 words and as long as you see fit) commenting on your overall impression of the assessment tools and what you think could be improved, how these tools relate to best practices and/or other organizational capacity assessments, how well these tools meet needs for specific regions and/or developmental contexts in the world; and how they can be useful or adapted as a self-assessment or for use by an external evaluator (i.e., what needs to be included to make it useful as a valid and reliable tool across evaluators), as well as other factors you deem important.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or above) in international development, economics, public policy or related field
  • Familiarity with business associations and think tanks, including experience in assessing organizational development and private sector or other civil society advocacy
  • Prior experience working with international donor agencies
  • Experience or knowledge of working with a gender lens in program development
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing, analysis, and reporting (English)

To Apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter (summarizing your expertise in best practices for organizational assessments, your experience in valid and reliable tool development, and gender and regional experience), and your proposed fee for this assignment (expressed as daily rate in USD*number of days) to jobs@cipe.org; subject “DT-[YOURLASTNAME]”.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until this short-term consultancy is filled. Candidates will be notified if selected. No phone calls, please.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Operations/Office Assistant

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POSITION TITLE: Operations/Office Assistant

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager, Grants, Finance & Operations Department

General Responsibilities:

The Operations Assistant works to ensure the regular functioning of CIPE’s office. This position is an integral part of the Operations team.

Office Security:

  • The main liaison between CIPE and the building engineer, building security, maintenance and housekeeping;
  • Facilitate the resolution of any building or staff maintenance issues;
  • Coordinate with the Operations Manager and Officer for any after-hour Kastle security calls.

General Office Duties:

  • Maintain the office disposable supply inventory, placing approved orders, receiving the goods and storing, as well as providing the necessary documentation for payment;
  • Maintaining all physical inventory including IT equipment, furniture and office keys.
  • Maintain the copiers in working order; including ordering needed supplies
  • Maintain the postage machine in working order
  • Maintaining, replenishing and distributing petty cash within CIPE’s guidelines;
  • Maintain service vendor list and office related contracts
  • Conduct thorough research and competitive price analysis in ordering and receiving office supplies, furniture, computers, IT equipment, cell phones, and other office equipment

Facilities Management

  • Facilitate the resolution of building management periodic maintenance and cleaning requests, such as window cleaning and trash removal; Staff maintenance requests; and regular cleaning of carpets and flooring

IT Support:

  • Assist the IT Associate with the completion of basic office IT installations

Security:

  • Assist the Operations Team to develop both a written manual and office security and emergency procedures for both DC and field offices.
  • Procures and maintains safety and security related supplies including but not limited to shelter in place supplies at office and residence, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc. Keeps supplies fresh.

File Management & Retention Practices:

  • Maintain the CIPE off-site document storage inventory; facilitating shipment to, and receipt of any physical documents;
  • Facilitate the use of the CIPE on-site storage rooms

Administration:

  • Assist the Receptionist with conference room set-up and serve as back-up to the Receptionist
  • Process and manage regular vendor payment requests for supplies and vendors,
  • Provide support to the organization -wide events and activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience preferred
  • 2+ years office administrative support and/or related experience in an office environment;
  • Ability to working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work with others in a positive and courteous manner;
  • Ability to set priorities, organize time effectively and efficiently, work independently and to flexibly manage multiple projects;
  • Strong verbal and writing skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of staff in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work on problems in a methodical and careful manner;
  • Willingness to assist Operations team with staff training and/or group presentations; and experience working in a non-profit environment;
  • Possess a curiosity and interest in current IT-field developments, especially in how they relate to continuation and enhancement of CIPE’s mission.
  • Ability to negotiate with vendors and a variety of professionals in ensuring quality, cost efficient and timely work;
  • Able to troubleshoot problems, while also identifying issues which need to be escalated or communicated to the supervisor;
  • Courteous and professional demeanor with experience providing strong customer service;
  • Strong IT skills in MS Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds required

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

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 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.

Program Officer, LAC

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Position: Program Officer, LAC

Job Description: 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 think tanks to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include democratic governance, anti-corruption and ethics, business advocacy, and enterprise ecosystems.

Reports to: Regional Director

Scope: CIPE is seeking candidates for the position of Program Officer, Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). As part of a team reporting to the Regional Director this position is responsible for providing management, programmatic, and communications support. The ideal candidate will be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have a demonstrable interest in economic development and democratic and market-oriented reforms in the LAC region, a willingness to travel frequently, and work well with a widely diverse staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in development of annual LAC program strategy.
  • Lead development and design of projects to help build democracy and private-sector development in the LAC region.
  • Manage day-to-day oversight of projects including: effective regular communications with project partners, financial and programmatic oversight of partners and contractors, and regular monitoring and evaluation of impact.
  • Monitor political and economic changes in the LAC region and assess possible impact on current or potential CIPE programs.
  • Assist in identifying donor organizations and developing potential proposals for funding.
  • Understand and adhere to appropriate grant and office procedures, and policies of CIPE and the US Chamber of Commerce.
  • Supervise and mentor junior program staff.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should have a minimum of three years experience in and understanding of the region, its business issues, and/or CIPE and its operation.
  • Masters Degree in International Relations or related experience preferred
  • Fluency in verbal and written Spanish
  • Excellence in writing, reporting, and English composition
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, and Access
  • Must be willing to travel frequently to the region

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org with 'LACPO-[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.

Senior Communications Manager

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Senior Communications Manager

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 and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, anti-corruption & ethics, and trade.

Scope:  The Senior Communications Manager will report to the Director of Communications. He/she will develop and implement communications programs that engage target audiences, tell the story of CIPE’s approaches and successes, and build CIPE’s brand, profile, and reputation for thought leadership.

Responsibilities: 

  • Strategy and Outreach: Provide input to the Communications Director for the development and implementation of CIPE’s communications strategy. Develop and oversee activities that expand and deepen the scope of CIPE’s outreach.
  • Media: Develop CIPE’s media relations capability and increase coverage/mentions of CIPE in all types of media including print, online, television, radio, and trade publications, with an emphasis on US-based media and outlets with an international reach (such as BBC World, CNN International).
  • Digital Content: Initiate and oversee the production of high-quality and engaging content for a wide range of platforms including for the CIPE website and social media channels. Produce video packages profiling CIPE programs and initiatives. Co-host weekly podcast to raise the profile of CIPE with wider audiences.
  • Events: Develop and manage CIPE events that showcase CIPE programs and expertise. Expand CIPE’s events audience through co-hosting events with other organizations. Increase CIPE staff participation as speakers at events hosted by other organizations.

Qualifications

The Senior Communications Manager should be enthusiastic about strengthening democracy around the globe and about sharing CIPE’s success stories in supporting private enterprise and market-oriented reform. Background knowledge of CIPE’s areas of work is helpful. The Senior Communications Manager should be comfortable in cross-cultural interaction across language barriers and should be personable and work well with a team. Other qualifications include:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in international relations/studies, communications, journalism, or other relevant subject plus 10+ years of job-related experience.
  • Extensive experience in media relations, journalism experience preferred.
  • Strong skills in video scripting and production, broadcast experience preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, adaptability, flexibility, and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Premiere Pro.
  • Languages: ability in a second language such as French, Spanish, Russian, or Arabic (desired but not required).

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

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