Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnership Specialist-Washington, DC.
Position Title: Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnership Specialist
Location: Washington, DC.
Hours & Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Opportunity in Washington, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAPWorld Services Inc, (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnership Specialist
Office of Science and Technology,
United States Agency for International Development (USAID/OST)
USAID’s Office of Science and Technology (OST) is seeking a Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnership Specialist to work on developing and utilizing a monitoring evaluation plan and logistical framework.
The Office of Science and Technology (OST), an independent office reporting to the USAID Administrator, aims to transform USAID into a global leader in development by pioneering and scaling evidence-driven products and approaches that utilize science and technology to address development challenges. The goals of the OST are to: 1. Advance revolutionary, multi-disciplinary applied research; 2. Accelerate global understanding of complex development problems through data and analytics; and, 3. Source, select, incubate, and scale transformative products and processes/approaches to improve the efficacy of development practices and reduce costs. The OST is one of the pillars of the USAID Forward reform agenda.
This position is located in the Office of Science and Technology (OST). The incumbent serves as a Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Specialist on the OST Regional and Country Support Team. The STIP Specialist will help to plan, develop, implement, and monitor STIP programs in USAID field missions and USAID/W headquarters. His/her duties may include conducting research and analyses on current STIP initiatives, preparing feasibility studies; preparing concept papers, scopes of work, activity approval documents, and other program documentation; collecting and analyzing program indicators and other data to evaluate performance; and liaising with other USAID stakeholders, donor agencies, multilateral institutions, and others.
The STIP Specialist position requires both strong STIP technical skills as well as knowledge of USAID’s project design and implementation processes. The individual must be able to handle several tasks simultaneously, work quickly to meet competing deadlines, develop a solid understanding of Agency development programming and how STIP tools can be used to expeditiously advance Agency objectives. She/he should have an understanding of the Agency’s planning, achieving, and learning policies and systems and should develop a thorough understanding of the President’s Initiative goals and initiatives.
The STIP Specialist will be fully integrated into the OST team and work closely with partner bureaus and offices throughout the Agency as well as with contractor and sub-contractor partners. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The STIP Specialist will work with across functional areas and geographic regions to develop and implement plans to integrate STIP activities into USAID’s development programming to bring value to USAID’s work on many different Levels.
The Analyst will work in a team environment to
- Provide assessments of the success of the OST’s science and technology programs in achieving their sustainable development and other objectives.
- Analyze and integrates program financial, technical, procurement, and scheduling information.
- Develop, maintain, and monitor integrated reporting systems affecting programs with interrelated functions and operations.
- Communicate pertinent program information to management for effective evaluation of program operations and performance.
- Prepare documents and provides guidance to office staff in preparation of documents for authorization or amendments to grants, Participating Agency Services Agreements (PASA), and contracts.
- Provide information to OST staff and to contractors regarding USAID program planning and implementation.
- Assist senior team members in developing and monitoring the internal management controls of the team.
- Monitor budget allocation and execution to ensure that operating program objectives are met.
- Assist with the Team’s annual and ad hoc reporting requirements, including Congressional Notifications, the Operational Year Budget and Operational Planning exercises.
- Develop briefing materials for team members and OST leadership, responding to requests from inside and outside USAID.
- Assist leadership in maintaining budgetary information systems to ensure timely obligation and utilization of funds.
- Track expenditures.
- Prepare statistical reports and documents for program planning and resource budgeting, forecast of requirements, and obligation documents.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER
EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have:
- The position requires a college degree in related field, such as international development, development economics, public policy, and/or another relevant subject. Master’s degree is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to integrate into a team.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in program design and management capacity, preferably working in developing countries with demonstrated expertise program implementation.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with concrete experience preparing technical reports.
- Knowledge and experience developing monitoring and evaluation plans is also helpful.
- Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume, multi-client environment.
- Interest and/or experience working with USAID or on USAID projects is highly desirable.
- Ability to work with minimal guidance, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
- General knowledge and interest in global development issues including health/education/science and technology/innovation/food security/climate change, as well as interest in working for USG/public sector
- Proven record of excellent organizational, management and interpersonal skills.
- Ability and willingness to navigate within a large, complex federal agency to meet goals.
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Willingness to travel internationally (up to 20% of time)
- US Citizenship required
- Security Clearance Requested: SECRET
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
CAMRIS International and IAP World Services Inc. offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at https://careers-camris.icims.com.
CAMRIS and IAP are Equal Opportunity Employers EOE M/F/D/V
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