Opportunities & Careers

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Program Officer, Global

Program Assistant, Africa

Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

Program Assistant, Global Programs

Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa

Short Term Consultant, Global

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

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation


Program Officer, Global Programs

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REPORTS TO: Director, Multiregional Programs

Scope: CIPE is seeking a full-time, Washington, DC-based Program Officer for its Global department. This position is responsible for management of multiregional projects as well as providing thought leadership with a particular focus on business association capacity building and advocacy, as well as private sector-driven anti-corruption efforts. The candidate must be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have excellent writing and communications skills, demonstrate interest in democratic and market-oriented reform, and work well in a team. Candidates should be enthusiastic about the role the private sector plays in international development and democratic governance

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with colleagues to develop annual strategy, objectives, and priorities for the Global Programs department.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate projects spanning multiple regions and partner organizations:
    • Manage day-to-day activities and budgets for CIPE projects, both implemented directly by CIPE and by CIPE partners/grantees, including effective communication with donors, partners, regional staff, and CIPE management and finance departments to ensure compliance with project objectives and reporting requirements.
    • Help identify and formulate new project concepts and develop funding proposals, including project narratives and budgets.
    • Monitor, evaluate, and report project results and impact.
    • Handle project administration, including invoices, contracts, and payment requests as needed.
  • Liaise with counterparts at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), CIPE’s main donor.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other donor organizations to identify linkages with CIPE strategies, monitor trends, and assess new funding opportunities.
  • Write/research/edit articles, reports, case studies, blogs, and other publications to advance CIPE’s thought leadership in the field of democracy and development.
  • Serve as the editor of CIPE’s anti-corruption compliance portal, http://cctrends.cipe.org/
  • Develop training materials and resources on various aspects of association capacity building and the role of businesses in anti-corruption efforts.
  • Work closely and serve as a resource to regional CIPE departments on CIPE’s core thematic areas of focus.
  • Manage CIPE database of consultants and a process for recruiting new consultants.
  • Manage consultants hired to complete specific tasks or produce materials within the framework of Global department’s projects.
  • Supervise, develop, and manage junior staff and interns.
  • Adhere to appropriate CIPE, NED and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce policies and procedures.

Position requirements:

  • 3-5 years professional program management experience showing proven track record in successful project, budget, and staff management.
  • Experience in working with business associations or chambers of commerce (domestically or internationally) strongly preferred, with good understanding of association operations, including relevant management and technology tools, as well as policy advocacy.
  • Educational and/or professional background in at least one of the following relevant areas: non-profit governance and management; policy advocacy and policy reform; private sector development; anti-corruption compliance, corporate governance, or business transparency and sustainability.
  • Master’s degree in one of the following fields: economics, economic development, international business, public policy, international relations, international law, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills.
  • Experience in international development and topics consistent with CIPE mission, including anti-corruption, democratic governance, corporate governance, business association advocacy, entrepreneurship, and others. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision.
  • Foreign language ability helpful but not required.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required by project activities.

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, salary history and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to jobs@cipe.org with ‘GLPO-[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, Africa

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REPORTS TO: Program Officer, Africa

Position 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 and an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce. 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 Enterprise Ecosystems, Business Advocacy, Democratic Governance, and Anti-Corruption & Ethics.

The Program Assistant for Africa is responsible for providing programmatic and administrative support for CIPE’s projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The position reports to the Program Officer for Africa.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Program Officer and other CIPE Africa staff to coordinate project management deliverables and activities for the Africa portfolio.
  • Assist in writing, reviewing, editing and preparing periodic reports, project proposals, articles, and other documents for submission to donor agencies and for promotional use by CIPE.
  • Process and track payment requests, field office liquidations, travel expense reports, documents for signature, narrative and financial reports, etc.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and mailings such as grant agreements, consultant contracts, reporting requirements for grantees, grant and contract modifications, etc. (often in French).
  • Communicate with grantees and prospective partners in the Africa region on administrative and due diligence issues (often in French).
  • Handle international travel arrangements, events, and local meeting logistics.
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically.
  • Adhere to appropriate CIPE and donor policies and procedures.
  • Support Program Officers as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs, with an emphasis on political and economic issues in Africa. Field experience in the West and Central Africa region is a plus.
  • 1-2 years of administrative office experience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French. Must be able to interact with partners and grantees in francophone West Africa and draft correspondence.
  • Strong writing abilities and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good financial acumen and ability to assist with project budgets
  • Proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.

Application instructions

Please send cover letter, resume, salary history, and two writing samples (five page limit) to jobs@cipe.org with “AFRICAPA-[YOUR LASTNAME]” in the subject line. 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 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, Latin America and the Caribbean

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Reports to: Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

CIPE is seeking candidates for the position of Program Officer, Latin America and the 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, and work well with a widely diverse staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in development of annual LAC program strategy
  • Assist in 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 operations
  • Masters Degree in International Relations or related experience preferred
  • Fluency in verbal and written Spanish
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills required
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • 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
  • 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; subject “POLAC-[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.

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

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Reports to: Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa

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

The Program Assistant for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is responsible for providing program, administrative, and coordination support for CIPE’s programs for the MENA region.

Responsibilities:

Administrative

  • Provide administrative support for Regional Director, including scheduling, travel arrangements, and correspondence.
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically.
  • Process and track payment requests, field office liquidations, travel expense reports, documents for signature, narrative and financial reports, etc.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and mailings.
  • Communicate with partners and grantees by email and phone.
  • Assist with program monitoring and evaluation, including development and analysis of data collection tools.
  • Assist in writing and compiling quarterly reports, proposals and budgets.
  • Handle international travel arrangements, events, and local meeting logistics.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE, NED, and USAID policies and procedures.

Coordination

  • Serve as liaison between Regional Director, MENA team, CIPE staff and external stakeholders.
  • Track reporting requirements and submission deadlines to CIPE’s Program Coordination Unit (PCU) and donor agencies.
  • Prepare agenda for, facilitate, and compile minutes for MENA staff meetings.
  • Maintain and update CIPE MENA events calendar.
  • Coordinate with the Communications department on submissions of Overseas Report, Annual report, and other publications.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs or related field required.
  • Background in the Middle East with an emphasis on political and economic issues.
  • 1-2 years of research and administrative experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination, and communication skills.
  • Superb writing, research, and analytical abilities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Fluency or advanced competency in Arabic is beneficial but not required.

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 MENAPA – [Your last name]. No phone calls please.

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 Programs

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Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Tracking implementation status and reporting requirements of multiple projects
  • Handling project administration, including invoices, payments, and contracts
  • Assisting in logistics, including event planning and travel arrangements
  • Maintaining physical and electronic program files, contact lists, scheduling for Global department, and event calendars
  • Adhering to appropriate CIPE, NED and USAID policies and procedures
  • Drafting content for the website, quarterly newsletter, or other CIPE publications
  • Drafting, editing, and/or proofreading project proposals and reports
  • Drafting and monitoring project proposals and budgets
  • Writing and editing articles, blogs, policy papers, and other publications
  • Liaison with outside vendors (event, venue, catering, publication)

Additional duties may include:

  • Providing research assistance
  • Organizing working group meetings
  • Web development and video editing

Position requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of office experience
  • Demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills
  • Interest in international development and topics consistent with CIPE’s mission
  • Ability to use advanced features of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, WordPress, and Dreamweaver
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Good financial acumen and ability to assist with project budgets
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision
  • Foreign language helpful but not required – Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish preferred
  • Prior experience working within a multi-cultural environment

Please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (five page limit) to jobs@cipe.org with “GlobalPA-[YOUR LASTNAME]” in the subject line. 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 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, Middle East and North Africa

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Reports to: Program Officer – 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 Program Officer for the Middle East and Africa.

Responsibilities:

  • 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. Project management responsibilities include:
    • Identify potential grantees and analyze project proposals in the context of the regional environment, CIPE strategy, grant guidelines and criteria. Work with partners to develop project proposals and budgets.
    • Conduct due diligence in selection of potential partners and key individuals.
    • Establish and maintain regular communications with project partners. Maintain correspondence and operational records regarding assigned programs.
    • Develop training content, marshal needed expertise, and provide technical assistance to build the capacity of local partners.
    • 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. Write narrative reports and final evaluations.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with 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. Identify and develop new business opportunities to advance CIPE’s strategies in assigned countries and subregion(s).
  • 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 field office(s) and field office staff, as necessary, in their reporting and processing requirements.
  • Supervise, develop, and manage junior program staff.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in International Relations/Development 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 appreciated, but not required
  • 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 Consultant, Global

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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) seeks a qualified consultant with demonstrated experience in conducting cost-benefit policy analysis. The consultant will develop a brief handbook to assist business associations in emerging markets and developing countries with conducting cost-benefit analyses of proposed policies or reforms, and to present their findings in ways that are easily understood by policymakers and the public. The handbook will provide guidelines and best practices, and focus on the necessary steps in the techniques of using evidence and research findings to shape public policy debates.

The handbook is meant to provide business associations that do not possess large research budgets or staff with practical tools to perform quantitative analyses, and to present findings effectively to policymakers and general audiences. It should explain common analytical concepts and contain clear instructions and examples to clarify key points.

The handbook is intended to supplement existing CIPE resources on policy advocacy (such as National Business Agenda Guidebook) to help business associations conduct more robust cost-benefit analysis in support of their policy positions.

Scope of Work:

The handbook will contain an introduction followed by sections on the research methods, quantitative and qualitative analysis, presenting results to different audiences, and appendices with case studies and references. Target length is 7,000-9,000 words, excluding tables and charts.

The handbook should address the following topics from the perspective of a business association in a developing or emerging market that wants to advocate for or against a particular domestic policy that impacts the association’s members:

  • Overview of research methods and evidence-based analytical approaches
  • Common analytical tools in public policy decision-making
  • Key economic concepts needed to conduct cost-benefit analysis
  • Step-by-step instructions for a model cost-benefit analysis process
  • Templates and examples (preferably from developing countries) to illustrate the concepts

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or above) in international development, economics, public policy or related field;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and/or advising on cost-benefit analysis of public policies;
  • Strong English writing skills and examples of past publications;
  • Successful past experience conducting consulting engagements in this thematic area;
  • Work experience in developing country contexts preferred;
  • Commitment to ethical and professional standards of conduct.

To apply for this short-term consulting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, and a daily consulting rate expectation (in USD) along with the estimated number of billable days to jobs@cipe.org; subject “GC-[YOURLASTNAME]”. This engagement will based on a fixed-fee contract.

Your application should clearly indicate relevant skills and experience for this assignment. Candidates will be notified only if they are accepted for further consideration. No phone calls, please.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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:

  • Technical familiarity with customs procedures and trade facilitation concepts and operations; proficiency preferable.
  • Experience in designing and/or implementing trade-related projects.
  • Master’s degree in International Relations, international economics, customs law, port management, or related field(s).
  • Minimum five years professional experience with international assistance programs, preferably associated with trade-related operations.
  • 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.

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.

CIPE

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