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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.

Private Sector Engagement Advisor - Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated June 2024

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Advisor for an upcoming USAID Activity. The Activity aims to improve the overall well-being and resilience of well-being and resilience of people living in communities hosting Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas and communities impacted by the refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar district and throughout the three Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) districts (Bandarban, Rangamati, and Khagrachari). Key programmatic areas of interventions include economic growth and livelihoods, natural resource management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and disaster risk reduction.

The PSE Advisor will support overall engagement with private sector actors in key programmatic sectors. This will include leading the identification and development of key public-private partnerships to advance the goals of the activity. S/he will provide technical expertise on private sector development issues, opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the role of regulation and standardization. S/he will represent the activity on public-private sector issues at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donors. Other responsibilities include; Review and assess engagement with private sector in the implementation of the projects’ strategy to highlight good practices and areas of improvement; Identify further opportunities for private sector engagement to achieve the projects’ goals and objectives; Design partnerships approaches and monitor and manage relationships with identified private sector entities, working in close collaboration with the project leadership and technical teams. The PSE Advisor reports directly to the Chief of Party and is based in the main Dhaka project office.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the private sector or providing technical assistance to improve private sector performance.
  • Minimum of three (3) years supporting international donor funded projects, preferably on a USAID funded activity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in enterprise development that reaches all stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the implementation of market systems development approaches and private sector engagement strategies; able to conduct strategic analysis and research, review reports and technical proposals, and prepare substantive reports and briefing materials on issues related to technical and programmatic approaches.  
  • Master’s degree in business management, economics, finance, or a related field.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks under tight deadlines with competing priorities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English and Bangla required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Private Sector Engagement Advisor” in the subject line.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor - Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated June 2024

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a MEL Advisor for an upcoming USAID Activity. The Activity aims to improve the overall well-being and resilience of well-being and resilience of people living in communities hosting Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas and communities impacted by the refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar district and throughout the three Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) districts (Bandarban, Rangamati, and Khagrachari). Key programmatic areas of interventions include economic growth and livelihoods, natural resource management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and disaster risk reduction.

The MEL Advisor will contribute to the monitoring, evaluation, and learning/collaboration, learning and adapting components of the project. S/he will be responsible for assisting in the design of the MEL system in alignment with the USAID results framework; supporting project data collection; conducting data analysis to inform the project implementation; and producing timely, accurate, and complete reporting. S/he will be responsible for building the capacity of project staff, local partners, and other stakeholders in the collection, utilization, and dissemination of data. S/he will also contribute to quarterly CLA pause-and-reflect working group meetings and other CLA activities. The MEL Advisor reports to the MEL Director and is based in the main Dhaka project office.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience designing and implementing MEL and CLA systems for international development projects. Prior experience in a MEL technical position required.
  • Strong track record of working in MEL for projects of similar scope (Economic growth and livelihoods, natural resource management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and disaster risk reduction etc.), complexity, and size. Demonstrated experience in MEL on a USAID activity is required.
  • Ability to communicate findings to a range of external and internal stakeholders and apply MEL results to project implementation strategies.
  • Experience mentoring staff in MEL techniques and systems.
  • Experience strengthening the capacity of local organizations in knowledge management and learning.
  • Prior experience leading, designing, managing, and/or commissioning performance evaluations and other types of research.
  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Public Policy, International Development, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis using software such as STATA, SPSS, or a similar package.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English and Bangla is required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “MEL Advisor” in the subject line.

Capacity Building Advisor - Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated June 2024

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Capacity Building Advisor for an upcoming USAID Activity. The Activity aims to improve the overall well-being and resilience of well-being and resilience of people living in communities hosting Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas and communities impacted by the refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar district and throughout the three Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) districts (Bandarban, Rangamati, and Khagrachari). Key programmatic areas of interventions include economic growth and livelihoods, natural resource management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and disaster risk reduction.

The Capacity Building Advisor will play a pivotal role in supporting the implementation of the project by providing technical expertise and guidance in building the capacity of local partners and stakeholders. This position requires a strong understanding of capacity building methodologies, organizational development principles, and experience working within the international development context. The Capacity Building Advisor will collaborate closely with project teams, local partners, and relevant stakeholders to design and deliver capacity building initiatives that enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of development interventions. The Capacity Building Advisor reports directly to the Chief of Party and will be based with the project leadership team in the main project office in Dhaka.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct organizational capacity assessments to identify capacity gaps and needs of local partners and stakeholders.
  • Utilize OCA findings to develop tailored capacity building plans for organizations in alignment with project objectives and USAID’s local capacity strengthening policy.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to project staff as they build the technical and management capacity of local private sector organizations, government entities, community groups, and producer organizations.
  • Support the development of organizational systems, policies, and procedures to strengthen institutional capacity and sustainability for local partners and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the design and delivery of training-of-trainer programs for project staff in technical subjects such as economic growth, Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI), market and business development, production and sales planning, and Climate Smart Agricultural practices, fundamentals of Natural Resource Management (NRM) regulations and climate change impacts on NRM.
  • Contribute to project knowledge sharing and learning events to promote best practices and lessons learned in capacity building.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of capacity building interventions and adjust strategies as necessary.
  • Foster partnerships and collaboration with local universities, training institutions, government agencies, service providers, and other stakeholders to maximize resources and leverage existing expertise and training programs.
  • Provide regular reports and updates on capacity building activities, achievements, and challenges to project management and donors.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, methodologies, and innovations in capacity building and share knowledge with project teams and partners.
  • Develop annual plans for conducting capacity building activities for sub-offices and partner organizations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in international development, organizational development, social sciences, or related field.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in designing and implementing capacity building initiatives within the context of international development projects, preferably with USAID or other donor-funded programs.
  • Strong understanding of capacity building methodologies, adult learning principles, and organizational development frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting capacity assessments, developing capacity building plans, and delivering training programs.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and reporting requirements.
  • Fluency in English and Bangla is required.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites and work in challenging environments.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Capacity Building Advisor” in the subject line.

Senior Manager for Award Management & Compliance - Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated June 2024

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Senior Manager for Award Management and Compliance for an upcoming USAID Activity. The Activity aims to improve the overall well-being and resilience of well-being and resilience of people living in communities hosting Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas and communities impacted by the refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar district and throughout the three Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) districts (Bandarban, Rangamati, and Khagrachari). Key programmatic areas of interventions include economic growth and livelihoods, natural resource management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and disaster risk reduction.

The Senior Manager for Award Management and Compliance will support overall award management and compliance by ensuring adherence to all local, federal, and USAID rules and regulations as well as consistency with DevWorks’ standard operating procedures, policies, and accounting principles. The Senior Manager’s responsibilities include supporting the project’s leadership team with overall contractual compliance, monitoring project budgets and expenditures, and ensuring timely and high quality technical and financial reporting. She/he will collaborate regularly with subawardees to ensure compliance with their subaward terms and conditions. Additionally, she/he will provide analytical and risk mitigation problem-solving support and guidance to program staff, including troubleshooting project issues such as prior approval and procurement. She/he will also track, review, and edit project deliverables—including workplans, logic models, and MEL plans— for clarity, grammar, and professionalism and to ensure compliance with USAID requirements. The Senior Manager for Award Management and Compliance reports directly to the Director of Finance & Administration and is based on the main Dhaka project office.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience managing award compliance for international development projects. Prior experience in an award management technical position required, preferably on a USAID project.
  • Technical expertise in federal award management, with demonstrated ability to interpret and apply 2 CFR 200 to complex situations, specifically the cost principles (e.g., allowability and allocability), procurement standards, revision of budget and program plans, including prior approvals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in accounting, financial planning, and procurement, among other management operation areas.
  • Experience coordinating with project/program teams and implementing partners to obtain comprehensive understanding of the activities and progress and document them for various reporting purposes.
  • Experience coordinating with MEL teams to track the performance of projects according to the proposed results matrix and collaborate with the Finance department to ensure that the projects meet the financial reporting requirements of donors.
  • Expertise supporting program management teams with ToRs, and analysis of contracts and agreements signed with various donors, development partners, and vendors.
  • Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, International Development, or a related field.
  • Strong grammar and written communication skills, including experience editing or writing proposals, reports or other technical documents for clarity, grammar, flow, and professionalism.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks under tight deadlines with competing priorities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English and Bangla are required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Senior Manager – Award Management & Compliance” in the subject line.

Senior Program Manager

DevWorks International is seeking a Senior Program Manager to work in close cooperation with DevWorks country teams to support a portfolio of projects and to ensure high quality project management while supporting the internal project management practices and improvement.

DevWorks International was founded in 2011 and brings together a core team of solutions-oriented development professionals with expertise across technical areas and geographies. We deliver market-based solutions across five areas: agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), youth, governance, and natural resource management. Our approach is grounded in private sector engagement and improved service delivery, while building local capacity through ongoing partnerships and relationships.

Location: Washington, DC/Bethesda, MD, partially remote (1-2 days in office); remote position negotiable

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing USAID-funded projects from the organization’s home office. This role requires a seasoned professional with a strong background in international development, project management, and USAID regulations and procedures. The Senior Program Manager will work closely with project teams, partners, and stakeholders to ensure project success, compliance, and impact.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Project Oversight: Provide leadership and strategic direction for USAID-funded projects from the organization’s home office.
  • Compliance and Reporting: Ensure strict compliance with USAID regulations, guidelines, and reporting requirements. Prepare and submit all necessary reports accurately and on time.
  • Budget Management: Manage project budgets, monitor financial performance, and work closely with finance and accounting teams to ensure proper financial management and reporting.
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize negative impacts on project outcomes.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with project partners, government agencies, and other stakeholders to foster strong relationships and ensure project alignment with local priorities.
  • Quality Assurance: Monitor project activities and outputs to maintain high-quality standards and achieve project objectives.
  • Capacity Building: Identify capacity-building needs within project teams and work with project and organizational leadership to develop training plans to enhance staff skills and knowledge.
  • Proposal Development: Contribute to the development of proposals for new USAID-funded projects, including technical and budgetary components.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Stay updated on best practices, trends, and innovations in international development and USAID project management and share this knowledge with the organization. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, public administration, or a related field required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in managing USAID-funded projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management abilities.
  • Strong understanding of USAID regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Proven experience in budget management and financial oversight.
  • Excellent project management skills, including risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical capability and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  • Professional-level oral and written fluency in English required, fluency in French preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience using project management software preferred.
  • Willingness to travel internationally, as needed. 

Expected Salary: $100,000-$125,000

How to Apply: please send your resume and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Senior Program Manager” in the subject line.

Call for Part-time Local Capacity Building Specialists

Location: Global

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) seeks international development professionals to join our growing local capacity building practice area. This practice area supports a variety of local organizations in business development, project implementation and donor compliance, and overall organizational development. Local Capacity Building Specialists will support DevWorks’ Programs and Business Development teams to strengthen the organizational capacity of our local partners during project implementation and/or proposal development. Local Capacity Building Specialists may also provide technical expertise to support DevWorks’ Business Development team in pursuing donor-funded projects that are focused on capacity building of local actors to receive and manage donor funds and on capacity building for donor staff to improve their localization programming. Given the wide variety of tasks and assignments, experts of all levels (junior, mid, and senior) and with varying geographic experience are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

  • Experience working on donor-funded projects, especially with USAID, USDA, and other relevant US government agencies
  • Demonstrated experience with organizational development processes; experience with business and proposal development is desired
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and formal training and strong interpersonal skills for coaching and mentoring in informal settings
  • Ability to work closely with and support organizations based in the developing world in a respectful and inclusive manner
  • Technical expertise in one or more of DevWorks’ sectors (agriculture, WASH, natural resources management, youth, and local governance) is desired
  • Strong organizational skills, execution of tasks, and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, coordinate effectively, and meet program goals
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in political/social science, international relations, or related field
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Local Capacity Building Specialist” in the subject line.

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