Opportunities & Careers

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Development Director

Part-time Web Designer for Eurasia Department

Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation

CIPE Internship Opportunities 


Development Director

Position Title: Development Director

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.

 

Part-Time Web Designer for Eurasia Department

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.

Position: Part-Time Web Designer for Eurasia Department (Consultant needed)

Summary: The Web Designer for Eurasia is responsible for supporting the Eurasia and South Asia department to redesign the CIPE Eurasia webpage in Russian. The Web Designer will be responsible for designing the user interface and overall customer experience for CIPE’s Eurasia web sites. This includes overall navigation flow, layout of specific pages, and the knowledge and use of applications in WordPress to create dynamic pages.  

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for design maintenance of all pages on the CIPE Eurasia web site.
  • Ensures that all design elements, templates and finished solutions work within a variety of browser types and screen settings along with the constraints set by the Assistant Program Officer for Eurasia.
  • Works with Eurasia and South Asia teams on style and approach for all projects.
  • Provides design elements, comps, templates, and finished solutions.
  • Participates in efforts to improve quality of Eurasia web pages as required.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency or advanced competency in Russian.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and other standard technologies.  
  • Two to five years’ experience in web site design.
  • Experience with WordPress, including template development and customization.  
  • Independent; prepared to take initiative and lead on projects as needed.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, particularly writing ability.
  • Background and demonstrated interest in international affairs and/or the Eurasia region preferred.

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

Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa

Reports to: Regional Director – Middle East and Africa
Scope: This position is based in Washington, D.C. with travel to the region.  This position is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of country strategies, communications strategies, and support grants to indigenous business associations, think tanks, and other civil society organizations. The position reports to the Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa.

Accountabilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in International Relations or related field
  • Minimum five years professional experience with international assistance programs, including two involving the region
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of Arabic strongly desired
  • 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 opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “POMENA-[YOURLASTNAME]”.
There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

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

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Short-Term 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.

 

CIPE

Center for International Private Enterprise
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-721-9200    Fax: 202-721-9250