Aines Intl: Open Position

Evaluation Team Leader (Short Term)

Title: Evaluation Team Leader

Location: Candidate may be telecommuting with travels to Morocco, & Washington DC

Anticipated Start date: This position is part of a USAID solicitation to be awarded

February 22, 2019. This position is contingent upon award. Duration of the assignment is expected to work 4-6 months during 2019.

 

Overview: 

TMG is seeking a Team Leader for the Performance Evaluation of the USAID/Morocco Project Appraisal Document (PAD) activities. The Performance Evaluation of the Education sector of USAID/Morocco's programming include evaluation of several active awards, the USAID/Morocco Project Appraisal Document (PAD), and how these support the Development Objectives of USAID/Morocco. The anticipated award date for this solicitation is expected to be February 22, 2019. This position is contingent upon award.

Evaluation Team Leader: Working closely with the other team members, the Evaluation Team Leader will be responsible for overall and day-to-day management of contract activities, involving multiple tasks across multiple locations. S/he is the principal interlocutor between the Contractor team members and USAID and is responsible for the overall compilation of all deliverables under this contract. S/he is responsible for staffing, project planning, project financials, and staff direction and oversight, and maintains and manages the relationship with USAID.

New Position: Interim Director of Programs and Compliance

Title: Interim Director of Programs and Compliance

Location: Washington DC

Start Date and Duration: To start Immediately -- This is expected to be a 5 month assignment

VEGA is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization based in Washington, DC. The mandate of VEGA is to implement sustainable economic growth programs in developing countries in key areas such as private sector development, financial services, agribusiness development and opportunities for rural and urban poor.

VEGA is currently recruiting an Interim Director of Programs and Compliance, reporting directly to the President and CEO, to provide quality assurance, job knowledge, and staff supervision and mentoring for program management of VEGA's portfolio of 13 Associate Cooperative Agreements with USAID and the wind-down of a Farmer to Farmer Special Program Support Project involving subgrants. Knowledge management, partner relations and member services will also fall under the overall supervisory responsibilities of this position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the President and CEO and supervise, guide and mentor two program management, knowledge management and partner relations staff to ensure effective implementation and coordination of VEGA LWA sub-award and direct grant program activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of the program goals and objectives
  • Liaise with technical and agreement officers and ensure Associate Award responsiveness to USAID Bureaus of Economic Growth and Food Security, and field Missions.
  • Coordinate with the Business Development Team to ensure that new design efforts are well structured and compliant with client rules and regulations, manage and /or lead procurement design as requested by USAID Missions.

Executive Director, Global Health Programs – Tanzania

Job Title: Executive Director, Global Health Programs – Tanzania

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Start Date: As soon as possible

The US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) is staffed and aided by the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) to employ specialized HIV/AIDS technical support in Tanzania. Efforts executed under this program focus primarily on HIV prevention, care and treatment with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Smaller efforts include active epidemiology studies for potential malaria therapeutic studies under Department of Army research dollars.

With headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, MHRP and HJF work together to support programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Thailand. The Global Health Program in Tanzania works with non-government entities (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO), and Faith Based Organizations (FBO) with the purpose of creating a lasting health change in Tanzania. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enables us to have a lasting impact in the communities.

The PEPFAR program in Tanzania covers five regions in Southern Highlands Zone with a catchment population of over of six million people. The large portfolio includes over 400 medical facilities and 40 NGO/CBO/FBO spanning facility based services and community interventions ensuring a continuum of care throughout the zone. Services provided by local partners span the gamut of behavioral prevention to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART).

JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the program, and is responsible for achieving the planned results set out for the program. The incumbent will work to support the program across Tanzania in the day-to-day oversight of diverse activities and personnel executing and supporting public health and research programs. Activities will include, but are not limited to, senior review and approval, where appropriate, of procurement and contracting activities and documents; coordinating and responding to requests from senior management and designated program and funding authorities (i.e. MHRP, HJF HQ, Embassy team etc.), engaging with local and international partners. The Executive Director is the primary point of contact with the WRAIR US Government (USG) team based in Dar es Salaam, serves as the HJF in-country lead for PEPFAR and, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) for malaria activities. Additionally, the Executive Director maintains routine communication with local government counterparts, and partner institutions, and is responsible for overall program management and guidance to team members.

Director of Research and Learning

Job Title:                    Director of Research and Learning

Location:                    Little Rock, AR   (with 10% travel requirement.)

Start Date:                  Immediately

Reports to:                 Senior Director, Program Effectiveness

We are retained by Heifer International,  an equal opportunity employer, to find qualified candidates for Director of Research and Learning.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION

The main function of the Director of Research and Learning is to develop and direct the organization’s research and learning agenda with the design and supervision of innovative large and smaller scale studies, both quantitative and qualitative in nature, which contributes to Heifer’s thought leadership, positioning in the global context, and answers key programmatic questions that affect investments.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:

The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, self-driven and has strong leadership skills with the ability to work with a diverse group of people across various departments within the organization.

  1. Develop strategic research and learning agenda with input from cross-divisional teams that will contribute to programmatic learning and organizational strategy and thought leadership.
  2. Identify evaluation expertise to conduct high quality industry standard research.
  3. Cultivate relationships with research universities and others investing in research in our industry including membership groups to leverage funds and research knowledge to position Heifer on the leading edge of community-led, social capital, market-driven approaches to sustainable livelihoods.
  4. Ensure results of research is made available to both internal and external audiences packaged to ensure optimum use and learning from such research investments.