Opportunity in Washington, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire a qualified individual for the following position:
Title: EGEA Program Specialist for Economic Growth & Trade
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/ Economic Growth, Environment, Agriculture (EGEA/Environment Specific)
With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The Bureau for Africa (AFR) is the USAID/Washington operating unit charged with managing USAID's development assistance programs in Africa. The Office of Sustainable Development has the responsibility of providing technical support for these programs. AFR/SD's technical responsibilities span across all areas of economic development - economic growth, trade, investment, agriculture, the environment, global climate change, biodiversity, water, democracy and governance, education, and health. In providing technical support, AFR/SD has articulated three development objectives - (1) generating new ideas to improve these development programs, (2) influencing USAID missions in Africa, African governments and development partners to improve their policies and programs by using better information, and (3) strengthening the capacity of African institutions to develop and implement evidence-based policies.
The Program Specialist will provide support for AFR/SD's Economic Growth, Environment, and Agriculture (EGEA) Division within the context of the broad spectrum of trade activities implemented by USAID bilateral and regional Missions, and the leadership for the Bureau’s trade activities in Washington DC. As a critical member of the AFR/SD/EGEA Trade Team, the incumbent will work closely with both the EGEA leadership and the Trade Team technical staff. The incumbent, under the supervision of the Trade Team lead, will work with all technical staff, with a particular focus on trade. The Program Specialist provides support to technical staff, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties. These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings, and maintaining program files, to more complex analytical tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents, reviewing, analyzing, summarizing and disseminating cables and other pertinent information such as articles and reports, and drafting briefers for senior officials. The Program Specialist ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies, guidelines, and programs, as well as corporate practices and procedures.
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