United States of America: Program Analyst for Economic Growth (Short Term Consultant)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 04 Jun 2017

Opportunity in Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Program Analyst for Economic Growth (50 Day, Short Term Consultantcy)

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development (SD) Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture Division (EGEA/**Trade 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.

Application Deadline: n/a



The Program Analyst for the Trade and Investment Team will work with the team to support the development of programs and strategies for the Bureau and USAID Missions and regional programs. S/he will be a team member as appropriate in implementing various Africa programs, including USAID’s trade and investment engagement with Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The analyst will provide technical support to EGEA (Trade Specific) on issues related to private sector engagement and investment in Africa.


  • Assist with follow up to the Trade Hubs Workshop, which takes place in Pretoria, South Africa, the week of May 15, including reporting, surveys, collecting and organizing feedback, and assisting in implementing any key take-aways in collaboration with the missions, Hubs and Trade and Investment Team.
  • Assist with planning USAID’s (senior level) participation in the annual AGOA Forum, which will take place in Lomé, Togo in early August, including planning sessions and preparing briefing materials for principals.
  • Participate in internal and interagency trade meetings and draft and circulate meeting notes.
  • Periodically review (monthly) the Trade and Investment Engagement website to ensure that it is current and draft language with updates as necessary.
  • Maintain the budget spreadsheet for the Trade and Investment Team, helping to track and monitor expenditures and provide input to the Program and Financial Management offices as needed.


  • Compile key topics and take-aways from the Trade Hubs Workshop and develop research agenda items for follow on workshops.
  • Conduct and oversee research and advice on concepts and methodologies for promoting sustainable development programs and activities and the mobilization of private capital for development in Africa.

  • Work with the Trade and Investment Team to create and plan a workshop and/or plenary at the AGOA Forum in Togo. Lead on determining and inviting panel participants and session(s) design, working in collaboration with U.S. Government interagency partners and other stakeholders.

  • Draft and prepare briefing materials/briefing book(s) for senior level participation in the AGOA Forum.

  • Draft after-action reporting on USAID’s AGOA Forum participation and lessons learned for use in following year’s planning.

  • Plan and participate in trade focused meetings, both internal and external, and draft and circulate meeting notes, helping to determine next steps (as appropriate).


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, with completion of a Master’s degree preferred, in a field of international relations, economics, finance, trade, business, international development, or public policy.

  • Experience working and collaborating with U.S. Government agencies and private sector organizations, including officials with international organizations, foreign and domestic government officials, and development partners; and

  • Experience in written and oral communication involving coordinating, negotiating and motivating individuals to take action.

  • At least 4 years of extensive work experience in trade-related Africa work, including project management, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, or international development programming.

  • A strong ability to work with and lead teams, often with high pressure and time constraints.

  • Academic and practical knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation best practices and methodologies essential.

  • Knowledge of and experience with financial management required

  • Academic or practical knowledge of relevant disciplines including trade, agriculture, economics, private sector development, and/or infrastructure development required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software. In addition, familiarity with Google systems is preferred.

  • Knowledge of USAID design, budget, reporting and programming processes preferred.

  • Skill in working with quantitative results and budget information, research methods, and analyzing data.

  • Written and oral communication skills to present information through reports and discussions, effectively manage development programs and work across teams and with various levels of leadership.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other offices within USAID/Washington and USAID Missions in Sub-Saharan Africa, other U.S. government officials, other donors, partner government representatives, and implementing partners.

  • Ability to obtain a secret clearance.

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

ZemiTek and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.

ZemiTek and CAMRIS International are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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