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DevWorks’ mission is to support people around the world to pursue opportunities for equitable social and economic growth to create stronger, more resilient communities. DevWorks builds on 10 years of experience implementing high-quality donor-funded projects in 19 countries across Central and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

DevWorks hiring and recruitment practices are based on commitment, flexibility, and integrity. We support our staff’s growth professionally and personally.

Communications and Programs Intern

Department: Communications and Programs

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

DevWorks is recruiting for a part-time (20-25 hrs/week) Communications and Programs Intern to support the Communications and Programs team in the production and dissemination of high-quality project communications and knowledge management products, such as quarterly and annual reports, success stories, web content, social media messages, and other project collateral.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Copy-edit communications and Knowledge Management (KM) materials as assigned and make recommendations on formatting and branding, adhering to DevWorks and project style guides and approved branding and marketing plans.
  • Regularly update and track project communication plans and DevWorks’ overall communications pipelines to ensure timely deliverables.
  • Work with the Communications Officer and Programs team to synthesize/repackage existing content into new and accessible formats.
  • Cross-post finalized project documentation to DevWorks website resource center and project websites as appropriate.
  • Support DevWorks’ internal and external communications goals.
  • Coordinate collection of project updates to share within the division and across the company.
  • Provide support in filing and documentation of communication material and knowledge products as assigned.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned, including attending Washington, DC area events and presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, international relations, the social sciences, or other related field (required)
  • Interest in international development communications/knowledge management
  • Demonstrated high-quality writing, copy-editing, and formatting skills
  • Excellent organizational and research skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good at multitasking and demonstrated ability to work across teams and communicate effectively

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (completed or in-progress) in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, international relations, or other related field
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or French a plus

 

For immediate consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Communications and Programs Intern” on the subject line.

Country Coordinator - Indonesia

Location: Indonesia

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated November 2020

Job Description

DevWorks is recruiting for a Country Coordinator to support the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Regional Innovation Hub in South and Southeast (S/SE) AsiaThe goal of WE4F is to support enterprises to scale their innovations that impact the sectors of food, water, and energy in order to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improve energy and water efficiency, and improve climate resilient agriculture in developing countries and emerging markets. 

Country Coordinators will function as country representatives and coordinate program interventions at the country level. They will serve as the primary interface with the innovators and will support pipeline development, facilitate needs-based technical assistance for innovators, and carry out performance monitoring and reporting. Country Coordinators will also interact with key stakeholders, including private sector, investors, government officials, and donors to support the project’s enabling environment objective. 

Qualifications

  • 5 or more years of experience working on donor-funded projects focused on enterprise development, agriculture, water, or energy in S/SE Asia. 
  • Demonstrated experience delivering business development and capacity building services to small and medium enterprises. 
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating with a broad set of stakeholders, including investors and other private sector actors, national and subnational governments, local communities, and donors. 
  • Experience with performance monitoring and reporting for donor-funded projects. USAID experience is preferable. 
  • Technical background in one or more of the sectors of agriculture, water, and energy.  
  • Maintains an active network of key contacts in one or more of the sectors. 
  • Strong understanding of the local business enabling environment and demonstrated experience engaging in policy advocacy. 
  • Fluency in English and Indonesian. 
  • Local candidates preferred. 

     

    For immediate consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “WE4F Country Coordinator – Indonesia” on the subject line.

    Chief of Party – PNG/Solomon Islands Forest Governance

    Location: Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)

    Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated September – October 2020

    Job Description

    DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands Forest Governance Program. The program will address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, unsustainable forest and land management, the lack of data to inform forest and land management decisions, and the lack of participatory land use planning and livelihood opportunities for forest-dependent communities. This is a 5-year program with an anticipated award size of $10-25 million.

    The COP will provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the program – ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors – to achieve the desired results. This position will lead program strategic planning and decision making and will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients. The COP will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners and other stakeholders. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, DevWorks, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The COP will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.

    Qualifications

    • 15 or more years of progressively responsible experience managing projects focused on sustainable forest and land management and improving livelihoods for forest-dependent communities.
    • 10 or more years of experience working in developing countries, with a strong preference for experience in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, or other Pacific Islands.
    • 5 or more years of experience as a COP, Team Leader, or similar senior management position for projects of a similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
    • Strong track record of meeting targets and deadlines for a project of similar scope and size.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with donors, host government, civil society partners and personnel, bilateral and multilateral donors, and implementers of complementary programs.
    • Past experience on USAID programs is desirable.
    • Fluency in English is required, preference for familiarity with other languages spoken in PNG and the Solomon Islands.
    • Master’s degree or higher in forestry, natural resource management, or a similar development-related field.

       

      For immediate consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Chief of Party – PNG/Solomon Islands Forest Governance” on the subject line.

      Policy and Regulatory Advisor

      Location: Bangkok, Thailand

      Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated November 2020

      Job Description

      DevWorks is recruiting for a Policy and Regulatory Advisor to support the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Regional Innovation Hub in South and Southeast (S/SE) Asia. The goal of WE4F is to support enterprises to scale their innovations that are on the nexus of food, water, and energy in order to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improve energy and water efficiency, and improve climate resilient agriculture in developing countries and emerging markets.

      The Policy and Regulatory Advisor will manage the Hub’s Enabling Environment Unit, which will work with local and regional government authorities and business associations to: promote nexus-supportive, environment and gender-inclusive policies and regulations; and support innovators to more effectively advocate on their own behalf to government agencies and business associations. The Policy and Regulatory Advisor will compile and analyze assessments of relevant policy and regulatory environment issues related to the agriculture-water-energy nexus in S/SE Asia. This position will work with Country Coordinators to identify policy and regulatory barriers to innovator growth and execute targeted enabling environment interventions. The Policy and Regulatory Advisor will also provide technical assistance to innovators in navigating policy and regulation challenges related to topics including customs, tariffs, incentives, and product quality standards.

      Qualifications

      • 10 or more years of experience analyzing and advising on navigating policy and regulation barriers for small and medium enterprises in emerging markets.
      • 5 or more years of experience working on projects focused on enterprise development, agriculture, water, or energy in S/SE Asia.
      • Experience in coordinating with industry trade associations and government policy and regulatory authorities.
      • Strong understanding of the local and regional business enabling environment and demonstrated experience engaging in policy advocacy.
      • Experience creating knowledge management products and ability to represent the project at events with a broad set of stakeholders.
      • Experience with performance monitoring and reporting for donor-funded projects. USAID experience is preferable.
      • Fluency in English is required.
      • Local candidates preferred.

           

          For immediate consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “WE4F Policy and Regulatory Advisor” on the subject line.

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