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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.

Business Management Training Manual Development Consultant - Ghana

Location: Accra, Ghana

Start date: June 2022

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting a consultant to develop business management training manual(s) for the USAID-funded Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity (GFRA). The purpose of GFRA is to prevent the collapse of the small pelagic fishery sector and establish a durable basis for its ecological recovery, while enhancing the socio-economic well-being and local resilience of artisanal fisherfolk and their communities. The activity will seek to improve supplemental livelihoods and resilience measures for fishing communities, particularly for women and youth; facilitate private sector engagement and market linkages in the fisheries sector; strengthen government capacity in policymaking, regulation, and enforcement; strengthen improved science and research, including data for policy and management decisions; and empower key stakeholders to affect change.

Under Objective 1, GFRA will support the employment transition and capacity development of selected youth between the ages of 15 and 35 with supplementary livelihoods that are financially and socially suitable. While Objective 2 seeks to increase the quality and sanitation standards of fisheries products, this includes strengthening local understanding of market demands and opportunities; enhancing the quality and value of artisanal seafood products (including hygiene as a key limiting factor); improving market access; and ensuring local capacity to negotiate premium pricing for improved products. 

DevWorks, therefore, seeks the services of a consultant to design and print business management training manuals targeting the various actors in the fisheries value chain with a focus on youth in fisheries and women fish processors. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • The consultant is expected to design a training manual on business management topics such as savings, credit management, banking, marketing, client and customer management, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and so on.
  • The consultant will design this comprehensive and easy-to-use training manual (s) with the target user groups in mind; people with less or no formal education. For easy comprehension, the training manual should include simple text, images, and infographics. The consultant will work with GFRA to finalize the content.

Qualifications

  • At least 6 years of experience conducting similar activities.
  • Must be familiar with the socio-economic dynamics in Ghana’s coastal communities.
  • Must have proven experience in development of training manuals, particularly financial literacy for low-literate beneficiaries.
  • Must have experience working with youth.
  • Experience working on donor-funded international development projects of similar scope, complexity, and size; experience with USAID-funded projects is desirable.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “GFRA Business Management Consultant” in the subject line by May 25, 2022. 

Chief of Party - Uganda

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Start Date: Contingent upon award

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Uganda’s Feed the Future and WASH Activity. This activity will support innovative models to accelerate community- and locally-led resilient economic growth for improved food and water security in the Karamoja sub-region; strategic and sustainable opportunities for strengthening the resilience of marginalized people and communities, including diversifying livelihoods and increasing assets in Karamoja; effective approaches for sustainably improving the nutritional status of women and children in Karamoja; and innovative, sustainable ideas and approaches for improving watershed and water resource management.

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

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in designing and implementing agriculture projects.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably in Uganda or South-Central Africa.
  • Minimum five (5) years of successful experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, Project Director or equivalent position for donor-funded projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Strong understanding of and background in technical areas such as watershed and water resource management, food and water security, climate-smart agriculture, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, and economic and environmental resilience.
  • Previous experience in and ability to work in post-conflict and insecure operating environments.
  • Master’s degree or higher in Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics, Business, International Development, Public Policy, or another related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Chief of Party (COP) – Uganda Feed the Future and WASH Activity” in the subject line.

Chief of Party - North Macedonia

Location: North Macedonia

Start Date: Contingent upon award

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Youth Actively Create opportunities (YACO) Activity. This activity will be based on the idea that there is no greater resource than youth power to achieve the Country Development and Cooperation Strategy Goal “USAID Partnerships Promote a Prosperous, Well-Governed, and Resilient North Macedonia Committed to Euro-Atlantic Integration.” USAID/North Macedonia knows that working with youth is a strategic imperative, that youth are the NOW, not the future, and that to solve the issues impacting the country, power will need to shift into the hands and hearts of young people.

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

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in designing and implementing positive youth development-based projects.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably in Eastern Europe.
  • Minimum five (5) years of successful experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, Project Director or equivalent position for donor-funded projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Strong understanding of and background in technical areas such as positive youth development, youth workforce development programming, or youth civic engagement project implementation.
  • Previous experience in and ability to work in post-conflict and insecure operating environments.
  • Master’s degree or higher in International Development, Economics, Education, or another related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Chief of Party (COP) – Macedonia Youth Actively Create opportunities (YACO) Activity” in the subject line.

Finance Intern - Nepal

Job Description

The USAID-funded Health and Hygiene Activity (also known as the Swachchhata Project) aims to contribute to Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy goal of a healthier and well-nourished population. The Project focuses on improving quality of health service delivery and hygiene in seven districts in Lumbini and Karnali provinces. SNV USA is recruiting for this position as described below:

The Finance Intern will be based in the Swachchhata Project Office in Nepalgunj. The Finance Intern, under close supervision of the Swachchhata Finance & Operation Manager/Senior Finance Manager, will support the day-to-day work of the Finance team.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/ finance.
  • Computer skills on Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and the internet.
  • Ability to take initiatives, work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of the English language, both written and oral.
  • Good communication skills.

A full description (ToR) of the Finance Intern position can be found HERE. SNV USA has adopted a new trade name and is doing business as DevWorks International. 

How to Apply

To apply, interested Nepalese nationals should submit a cover letter and CV by 10 May 2022 to: mchaudhary@devworks.org stating the proper Vacancy Code 2022-04 in the email subject line. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Re-invitation for Bid: (Ref No. SNV USA/SWACHCHHATA/02-2022)

The USAID-funded Swachchhata Project aims to contribute to Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy goal of a healthier and well-nourished population. The Project focuses on improving quality of health service delivery and hygiene in seven districts in Lumbini and Karnali provinces. The Project is releasing this Invitation for Bids for Nepali-registered suppliers/service providers to support construction of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) infrastructures for 15 Health Facilities (HFs). Fabricated and ready-made construction materials needed include cement, rebar, HDPE pipes & fittings, GI pipes & fittings, PVC and CPVC pipes & fittings, toilet and bathroom fittings. Bids should include the cost of delivery of materials.

SNV USA has adopted a new trade name and is doing business as DevWorks International. To apply, please submit a bid document with company profile, detailed costs/Bill of Quantities, including all taxes and expenses, and schedule of delivery of materials to project sites in Surkhet and Dailekh districts. The deadline for submission is 20 April 2022 by 5:00 PM Nepal time. The bid documents must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Attn: Badri Lamsal
SWACHCHHATA Project Office
B.P. Chowk, Korianpur-12, Nepalgunj, Banke
Tel: 977-81-521989

The full Invitation for Bids document can be found HERE with specific details of the bid requirements.

Annex 1: Bill of Quantity templates for Surkhet and Dailekh districts can be found below or by sending a request by e-mail to mchaudhary@devworks.org.

Finance and Compliance Director - Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated November 2022

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Finance and Compliance Director for the anticipated USAID Liberia Food Security, Nutrition, and Resilience (FSNR) Activity. FSNR will support smallholder farmers, subsistence farmers, cooperatives, women, and youth groups to achieve increased sustainable agricultural production and productivity. FSNR will target rural and peri-urban communities within the counties of Lofa, Bong, Nimba, Margibi, Grand Bassa, and Montserrado.

The Finance and Compliance Director will be responsible for managing the finance and compliance components of the project in country by ensuring consistency with DevWorks’ standard operating procedures, policies and accounting principles, and compliance with USAID regulations. S/he will be responsible for overall financial management of the project including assisting the Chief of Party with contractual compliance; monitoring project budget and expenditures; making cash flow projections; and ensuring timely and qualitative financial reporting in accordance with USAID requirements. Primary responsibilities will also include supervision of field operations, administration, logistics, and procurement. The day-to-day operations will include developing and implementing financial, administrative, and personnel systems and liaising with the Chief of Party to ensure that project’s accounting, contracts, human resources, IT, and operations needs are met.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience and progressive responsibility in finance and accounting, project operations, and office administration.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working on USAID-funded projects in finance in administration.
  • Experience leading and managing the financial aspects of USAID projects, including a demonstrated understanding of applicable USG regulations for cooperative agreements and/or contracts.
  • Experience with financial reporting for donor-funded projects and demonstrated accuracy in working with large amounts of data.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent. Advanced degree (MBA, CPA, or equivalent) preferred.
  • Previous experience in Liberia or another West African country strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Finance and Compliance Director – Liberia FSNR” in the subject line.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning/Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (MEL/CLA) Director - Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Start Date: Contingent upon award, anticipated November 2022

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a MEL/CLA Director for the anticipated USAID Liberia Food Security, Nutrition, and Resilience (FSNR) Activity. FSNR will support smallholder farmers, subsistence farmers, cooperatives, women, and youth groups to achieve increased sustainable agricultural production and productivity. FSNR will target rural and peri-urban communities within the counties of Lofa, Bong, Nimba, Margibi, Grand Bassa, and Montserrado.

The MEL/CLA Director will lead the monitoring, evaluation, and learning/collaboration, learning and adapting components of the project. S/he will be responsible for designing the MEL system in alignment with the USAID results framework; leading the 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 lead quarterly CLA pause-and-reflect working group meetings and other CLA activities.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience designing and implementing MEL and CLA systems for international development projects. Prior experience in a MEL leadership position required.
  • Strong track record of working on projects of similar scope (agriculture, resilience, food security, nutrition, etc.), complexity, and size. Experience in MEL for a USAID Feed the Future activity is desirable.
  • 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. 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.
  • Previous experience in Liberia or another West African country strongly preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Public Policy, International Development, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, or a similar package.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “MEL/CLA Director – Liberia FSNR” in the subject line.

Call for Business Development Specialists - Global

Location: Global

DevWorks International (DevWorks) seeks international development professionals to join our growing support services practice area. This practice area supports a variety of organizations in business and proposal development, including specific strategy development and opportunity assessments; organizing and managing design sessions; producing and/or revising technical content for key proposal sections; preparing cost proposals with the support of the DevWorks finance team; supporting recruitment efforts; and attending donor workshops/events, among other assignments. Given the wide variety of tasks and assignments, experts of all levels (junior, mid, and senior), are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

  • Experience working on donor-funded projects, especially with USAID, USDA, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree in political/social science, international relations, or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of business and proposal development processes
  • 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 and effectively meet program goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work closely with organizations based in the developing world
  • Experience with organizational capacity development a plus

How to Apply

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

Call for Technical Experts: WASH and Water Resources Management - Global

Location: Global

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is seeking technical experts for upcoming projects focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management (WRM) globally. WASH and WRM experts will provide technical expertise to project teams in topics such as WASH market systems development; enterprise development; governance; sustainable service delivery; access to finance; and climate resilience. Upcoming projects may provide support in a broad range of areas within the WASH sector, including data collection and management; assessment and analysis; strategic planning and program design; capacity building and institutional strengthening; policy, regulatory and institutional support; technical and service delivery; shock response and adaptive management; and performance monitoring and evaluation for the implementation of field activities and projects.

Qualifications

  • At least six (6) years of relevant experience in the WASH and/or WRM sectors.
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following countries is required: D.R. Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Previous work experience on USAID-funded projects is strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to achieve consensus on technical and administrative matters. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Fluency in English.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Technical Expert – WASH” in the subject line.

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