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Project Design and Implementation Specialist with Security Clearance

Company: Devtech Systems Inc
Location: Washington
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Position: Project Design and Implementation SpecialistLocation: USAID/PPL--------Washington, DCEmployment type: Full-time DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services. DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management. DevTech supports USAID's Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) under the Institutional Support Services Contract (ISSC). This contract entails the provision of system and program management support to PPL in the areas of policy, program, communications, and technical assistance and delivering full-time support staff with administrative, programmatic, and management experience.-- We are seeking a Project Design and Implementation Specialist to support USAID/PPL in Washington, DC. The Specialist will support the advancement of the institutionalization of USAID's project and activity design process with a particular focus on: (1) building USAID capacity to implement effective project and activity design and implementation including by disseminating knowledge and learning; and (2) researching and analyzing current practices and emerging approaches in project and activity design and implementation; and (3) developing recommendations to apply lessons learned to improve Agency-wide guidance and tools related to implementation of projects and activities. Responsibilities --- Identify opportunities to improve Agency policy on project and activity design and implementation, and propose corresponding recommendations, using information collected from the field and USAID/Washington. --- Support the organizational behavior change to encourage the adoption of new practices related to project and activity design, planning and implementation across the Agency. --- Support integration of systems thinking into the Program Cycle by developing new methods and tools and building staff capacity to apply them. --- Work at the intersection of project and activity design and implementation, and program management improvement efforts, including coordinating on developing action plans for process improvement related to AOR/COR functions. --- Conduct customized training, as requested, in Washington and the field for USAID staff members on the Program Cycle, particularly as it relates to Mission project and activity design and implementation priorities. --- Conduct research, writing, briefings, and develop presentation material, individually and as part of a team, to support and implement the responsibilities listed above. Qualifications --- U.S. Citizenship. --- Current DOD Secret clearance required. --- Master's degree in a relevant field with 5 years of work experience or bachelor's degree with 10 years of work experience. --- Strong research and analytical skills demonstrated. --- Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate complex programming concepts into clear, concise written documents and oral presentations required. --- Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team. --- Must be able to plan, organize, and use time effectively. --- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work within tight deadlines. Preferred Qualifications: --- Experience with systems approaches, complex adaptive systems or systems dynamics, causal loop modelling, social network analysis and other systems methods and tools. Experience designing and applying systems approaches to international development challenges. --- Knowledge of change management, particularly skills in organizational development, behavior, and learning. --- Demonstrated skills and experience in facilitating change, and group decision-making processes in contexts where consensus needs to be built. --- Experience implementing international development programs directly working with or as a Contracting Officer's Representative and/or Agreement Officer Representative.

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