Thursday, April 28, 2016

Program Analyst Position with Social Impact for May or Recent Grad

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs.  We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, food security, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.
Project Objective:
Feed the Future (FTF), the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, focuses on sustainably reducing hunger and poverty worldwide. USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) leads the FTF initiative for the U.S. Government. Through the provision of world-class technical experts The Bureau for Food Security Service Center (FSSC) helps BFS move the President’s agenda forward by providing needed technical assistance to USAID Missions, USAID/Washington, USG operating units, and host country counterparts. FSSC provides short- and medium-term expertise for state-of-the-art food security support services and analyses; capacity building; and integration of cross-cutting issues that are critical to the success of FTF, and also provides a mechanism for bridge programming and pilot innovations.
As prime contractor for the FSSC, SI seeks a short-term Program Analyst with 3+ years’ of communications, public relations, agriculture and/or project management experience. The consultant should be knowledgeable in writing, editing, and program management, with a clear understanding of intergovernmental processes and procedures and experience coordinating and completing successful correspondence projects within them. This person will manage correspondence services including briefing documents, speeches, talking points, for the Bureau for Food security with a mission that affects a wide range of technical areas supporting global food security, including in other USAID operating units, Federal agencies, a large segment of the public, and the business and academic communities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Agriculture, English, Communications, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field .
  • One to three years of communications, public relations, agriculture and/or project management experience 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, writing, and editing skills with sharp attention to detail. 
  • S/he must have demonstrated writing, editing and project management skills and a high level of flexibility and adaptability to changing needs and timelines. 
  • S/he must have experience taking complex technical information and re-working it into content accessible to a general audience and have strong editorial judgment. 
  • S/he must be able to multi-task and manage several ongoing priorities under tight deadline pressure. 
  • S/he must be adept at synthesizing information and problem-solving with limited guidance. 
  • This person should be a team player and able to work effectively with a wide range of people, but also someone who is comfortable working independently. 
  • Previous experience working with or for U.S. Government agencies or international organizations related to global food security, agricultural development, economic growth, and development is a plus.
Apply here.