Opportunities & Careers

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Associate Deputy Director for Private Sector Development and Partnershipsr

Short-Term Consultancies in Ukraine

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation

CIPE Internship Opportunities 

Program Assistant, Eurasia and South Asia

Moldova Interviewer


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.


Program Assistant, Eurasia and South 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, Eurasia and South Asia

Summary:   The Program Assistant, Eurasia and South Asia will have the responsibility of providing administrative support to the CIPE team working on programs in Afghanistan, South Asia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The position requires a dedication to assisting a large team and its programs, including staff in Washington DC, several field offices, and multiple international consultants.

Position Available:    Immediately

Responsibilities: 

  • Working with other departmental staff (Program Assistants, Assistant Program Officers, Program Officers, Senior Program Officers, field office staff and Regional Director), process field office advances and liquidations, invoices, contracts, grant agreements, vouchers, consultant payments, field office advances, and partner payments, payment requests and other financial documents.
  • Prepare travel authorizations and travel expense reports, and handle international travel arrangements for the department.
  • Assist other department staff in tracking travel spending against a budget.
  • Organize schedule and meeting logistics for the department.
  • Working with Program Assistants and Assistant Program Officers, maintain program and correspondence files for the department.
  • Maintain database systems for tracking reports, approvals and payments.
  • Prepare quarterly summaries of departmental weekly updates.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and mailings.
  • Perform clerical duties, as needed.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE, NED and USAID policies and procedures.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience.
  • Minimum one year of administrative office experience.
  • Excellence in writing, reporting, and English composition.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative to manage multiple, detail oriented-tasks with limited supervision.
  • Computer knowledge, preferably Microsoft Office, Internet, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Some interest or background in Eurasia or South Asia economic and political affairs and/or democracy development programs recommended but required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Russian and/or a major South Asian language will be considered a plus but is 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 “SAEURPA15-[YOUR LASTNAME]”. 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.

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.

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

Center for International Private Enterprise
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Washington, DC 20036
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