New Editions Consulting, Inc., a government consulting firm, seeks a candidate to support our contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development, located in Washington, DC. The position supports the Programs for Vulnerable Populations, which works to reduce risks to vulnerable populations and to help communities, non-governmental organizations, and governments provide services and protection for at-risk groups.
The candidate sought by New Editions will focus on the day-to-day operations of two portfolios: the Leahy War Victims Fund (LWVF), which helps people with disabilities in conflict-affected countries by establishing and improving accessible and appropriate prosthetic, orthotic and physical rehabilitation services; and the Wheelchair Program (WP) improves the availability of, access to, and sustainability of programs that provide appropriate wheelchairs in the developing world.
The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to ensure that the LWVF and WP funded activities are technically sound and rooted in the most current evidence and internationally accepted protocols and standards in rehabilitation, habilitation and assistive technology. In addition, the candidate must be able to:
- Assist USAID and partners to collect and analyze data to improve and ensure the quality of activities.
- Assist the USAID/Washington bureaus, offices and Missions in setting strategic direction.
- Operationalize strategic, evidence-based approaches to the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of rehabilitation and habilitation activities.
- Provide targeted technical advice and analysis to USAID/Washington and USAID Missions and serves as a technical expert in this area.
- Contributes to activity designs, calls for proposals, assessments, and reviews.
- Facilitate Mission and Agency oversight of implementers receiving or applying to receive LWVF and/or WP funding.
- Contribute to a global body of knowledge by working with the Division, other organizations, donors, societies, and stakeholders to collect and/or generate the evidence base to support policy, strategy, and program, project, and activity decisions.
- Contributes to operational research to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of existing activities and writes technical briefs/papers.
- Synthesize and disseminate lessons learned, innovations, and best practices in rehabilitation.
Qualifications: minimum five years of experience in development work, including experience working in developing countries; understanding of physical rehabilitation; demonstrated strategic planning skills; excellent oral and written communication skills, including computer skills; experience working in a sometimes stressful environment; and willingness to travel for up to three weeks several times per year; advanced relevant degree and familiarity with USAID preferred.
Please send resume and salary requirements to [email protected].
New Editions Consulting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of New Editions Consulting, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. EOE/AAP/M/F/D/V.