Subject Matter Experts/Short-Term Expert Assistance
Crown Agents - Washington, DC

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Weidemann Associates, a Crown Agents USA company, is seeking a Subject Matter Experts/Short-Term Expert Assistance for the anticipated U.S. Department of State Monitoring and Evaluation of Funded Projects under the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF) program located in Washington, DC.

Our Business
Weidemann Associates, Inc. (WAI), a Crown Agents USA company, is an economic development consulting firm that helps our clients innovate and build markets, strengthen local leaders and knowledge networks, and optimize the effectiveness of international aid. We focus on building market efficiencies that increase incomes and empower the economically disadvantaged around the globe.

Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development, and procurement services to stimulate economic growth, establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Gates Foundation.

Project Description
The purpose of this task order is to develop, measure, and report on program metrics and conduct comprehensive, sustained performance and impact evaluations for the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF). The anticipated period of performance is March 2013 - February 2014 with an additional two possible option years. This position is contingent upon program award.

Specific Responsibilities
The Subject Matter Experts will provide review and design of performance monitoring frameworks, analysis tools, financial tracking system development, and standard procedures to allow non-experts to collect/analyze data. Additionally, they will provide technical expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • Department of Defense
  • Rule of law
  • Maritime security
  • Border security
  • Evaluations
Qualifications
  • At least 10 years of experience in designing and conducting monitoring and evaluation programs (preferably including Libya, the Philippines, and/or Nigeria);
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas is required:
o Department of Defense
o Rule of law
o Maritime security
o Border security
o Evaluations (Evaluation Design, Management, or Methods)
o Military-to-Military Engagement
o Counterterrorism Operations
o Border Security/Non-Intrusive Inspection Equipment (NIIE)/Canines
o Information Technology (IT)
o Law Enforcement Professionalization/Anti-Corruption
o Maritime Security
o Conflict Stabilization
o Rule of Law/Justice Sector
  • Graduate degree in social sciences preferred;
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven organizational and communication skills, especially with a non-subject matter expert audience;
  • Excellent writing skills.

Application Process
To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com . A recent copy of the USAID 1420 (Biodata) form is also requested. Include your name, along with the title of the position you are applying for, in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA and local labor law as applicable. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department at ADArequests@crownagents.com . Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.

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