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Mission Support Program Analyst

About RP Professional Services, LLC

USAID Local Works is seeking a Mission Support Program Analyst to provide technical and administrative support, with a primary focus on providing direct support to USAID Missions focused on locally led development. This position will primarily support the Local Works program, located in the Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships Hub within USAID’s Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships, and Innovation (IPI/LFT). Since 2015, USAID’s Local Works program has been at the forefront of locally led development, enhancing the Agency’s ability to empower local actors to lead their own development. Local Works provides funding and technical support to USAID Missions to expand and deepen relationships with local actors, to invest in the ability of local actors to sustainably resolve development challenges, and to facilitate learning that benefits the whole Agency. Globally, the Local Works program spans 45 USAID Missions and over 150 current and planned awards.

Duties

Providing remote and in-person technical support to USAID Missions utilizing locally led development approaches in program design, award, implementation, monitoring and learning, and adaptive management. Specifically, this includes:

  • Training and advising USAID Mission staff and local partners in relevant program design approaches, which may include listening, systems/network analysis, asset-based community development, and constituent feedback, among others.
  • Advising USAID Mission staff on acquisition and assistance and financial management approaches conducive to locally-led development, including co-creation; award types friendly to new partners; solicitation/application processes that reduce the barriers to entry for new, local partners; and fit-for-purpose pre-award assessments.
  • Facilitating meetings and events with Mission staff and local stakeholders using collaborative and participant-led approaches, which may include onboarding Missions into the Local Works program; facilitating program design sessions; and leading regular check-in meetings.
  • Supporting Missions to develop learning agendas, monitor and report progress, and capture learning, including through the development of knowledge products.
  • Keeping track of Mission program budgets and facilitating funds transfers.

Qualifications

  • A passion for and lived experience with locally-led development, including experience living and/or working in developing countries.
  • Knowledge and experience in the implementation of locally led program design approaches, including but not limited to listening, community engagement, co-creation, and systems approaches.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in a relevant field with at least six years of experience relevant to this job description OR bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in a relevant field with at least eight years of experience relevant to this job description.
  • Experience with international development project analysis, design, implementation, management, administration, reporting, monitoring, procurement, financial operations, and training.
  • Experience facilitating small and large groups using collaborative and participant-led approaches.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural, interpersonal, customer service, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to write internal and public-facing documents, emails, and other communications that clearly express ideas and require limited editing by others.
  • Ability to perform tasks independently with limited direction.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace.
  • Familiarity with USAID Program Cycle and regulations.
  • Ability to obtain a USAID Facilities Access Clearance.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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