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CIPE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Program Director, Local Enterprise Support Project, Jordan

Program Assistant, North Africa

Program Officer, Eurasia

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

Program Assistant, Eurasia

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

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Program Assistant, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation

Moldova Interviewer


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 Assistant, North Africa

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Position: Program Assistant, North Africa, MENA

Reports To: Senior Program Officer, North Africa, MENA

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 Program Assistant will work closely with the Senior Program Officer (SPO) for North Africa within CIPE’s Middle East and North Africa Department. He or she will provide program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs in North Africa.

Responsibilities:

Administrative Support

  • Process payment requests, travel expense reports, and documents for signature
  • Analyze incoming partner financial reports for errors
  • Maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files
  • Handle international travel arrangements, events, and local meeting logistics

Program Support

  • Communicate with grantees by email and phone and prepare routine correspondence (often in French) regarding administrative details
  • Help review incoming partner reports and documents (often in French)
  • Assist in writing and compiling quarterly reports, proposals and budgets
  • Help the SPO ensure program implementation adheres to required procedures and policies (CIPE, NED, USAID, MEPI and others)

Qualifications:

  • Must be available to work immediately
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • Strong French required – must be able to interact with grantees in the region and draft correspondence.
  • 1-2 years of administrative office experience
  • Background in international affairs and/or the Middle East, with an emphasis on political and economic issues in the Middle East
  • Fluency in written and verbal English
  • Strong writing and analysis skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Financial skills and acumen preferred, particularly in budget creation and oversight
  • Computer skills (MS-Office)

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, writing sample, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org subject “MENAPA3- [YOURLASTNAME]” . 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.

Program Officer, Eurasia

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Position: Program Officer, Eurasia

Reports To: Regional Director, Eurasia and South Asia

The Program Officer is responsible for developing and implementing CIPE’s country strategies, programs, communications strategies and grants to indigenous organizations in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia.

Responsibilities:

Administrative

  • Work with Regional Director and Senior Program Officer, Eurasia, to develop and implement a strategy for accomplishing CIPE’s objectives in the region.
  • Provide day-to-day management of CIPE’s NED- and USAID-funded programs in the region, including communications with and oversight of Kyiv office staff, ensuring that projects meet established objectives and workplans.
  • Manage projects and grants for Eurasia, including: identifying potential grantees and counseling them on how to develop CIPE project proposals; analyzing project proposals against the overall strategy, grant guidelines and criteria; conducting comprehensive background checks on applicant organizations and key individuals; monitoring and evaluating grantee performance to ensure full compliance; and evaluating completed projects.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other donor and international organizations to create linkages with CIPE strategies and to monitor regional trends.
  • Work with other assistance programs to develop joint projects, grants and/or contracts to further private sector and democratic development.
  • Work with Regional Director and Senior Program Officer, Eurasia, to develop and manage the communications programs in Eurasia to inform business organizations, public policy research centers, and opinion leaders regarding CIPE’s programs.
  • Monitor current events in the region and assess the impact on ongoing and planned CIPE projects.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE and donor organization policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent preferred; Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Education and professional background in international affairs and/or Eurasia area studies, with a focus on politics or economics. Deep familiarity with current political and business issues in the Eurasia region.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience developing and managing complex international development assistance programs, with an emphasis on economic growth, governance, democracy.
  • Substantive knowledge of key CIPE program areas preferred, such as anticorruption, policy reform, corporate governance, or civil society development.
  • Fluent (native-level) speaking, writing and reading Russian language skills are required, including through extensive experience living and working in the Eurasia region.
  • Excellent English-language writing 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; team orientation.
  • Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired.

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

There is a two-page limit on the writing sample. 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.

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.

Program Assistant, Eurasia

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Position: Program Assistant, Eurasia

Reports To: Senior Program Officer, Eurasia

Summary: The Program Assistant is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs in Belarus, Moldova and Caucasus.

Position Available: Immediately

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Senior Program Officer, Eurasia and Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia in writing and compiling narrative and financial reports, proposals, contracts and budgets, as well as conducting background research as needed.
  • Communicate with 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 and partners.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Eurasia/South Asia Department Program Assistant, ensure processing of payment requests, field office liquidations, travel expense reports, documents for signature, and international travel arrangements.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE and donor organization policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Education and professional background in international affairs and/or Eurasia area studies, with an emphasis on political and economic issues preferred.
  • Fluent (native-level) speaking, writing and reading Russian language skills are required.
  • Excellence in writing, reporting and English composition.
  • At least two years of administrative office experience, particularly in supporting significant international programs.
  • 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 budget creation and oversight.

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 EURPA – [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.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

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

Position Description: The Washington DC-based Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist 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 Specialist 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.

Moldova Interviewer

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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.

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