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CIPE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Short-Term Consultancy: Review of Draft Diagnostic Tools

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation

Program Assistant, Asia

Call for Proposals: GATF Evaluation Expert

Call for Proposals: GATF Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

Program Officer, Anti-Corruption

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Short-Term Consultancy: Review of Draft Diagnostic Tools

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Position: Short-Term Consultancy: Review of Draft Diagnostic Tools

Summary: The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is looking for an association management expert for a short-term consulting engagement. The objective is to review and critique five (5) draft diagnostic assessment tools designed to strengthen the capacity of local business organizations and think tanks in developing countries. The consultant will work closely with CIPE’s Global and Evaluation staff.

Background: CIPE works with business associations, chambers of commerce, and economic think tanks around the world. The drafts subject to review in this assignment represent revised and expanded versions of CIPE’s existing tools. These diagnostic assessments serve the following purposes:

  • Assess an organization’s capacity to facilitate economic growth and the development of private enterprise.
  • Provide an overview of strengths and weaknesses to allow for learning and continuous improvement.
  • Provide insights into areas of improvement related to an organization’s capacity to lead awareness raising, outreach and grassroots advocacy that improves the government’s ability to adopt evidence-based and inclusive public policy.
  • Summarize the past accomplishments of an organization and see how those accomplishments benefited the organization and its members.
  • Explore an organization’s capacity to lead advocacy efforts to improve business conditions for its members and non-members in its service area.
  • Provide insights into how organizations include women and marginalized groups in their memberships.
  • Incorporate a “maturity” model adapted to the developing world that allows for growth for new associations, associations at the local or sectoral levels, and associations working in challenging environments or closing spaces as well as for the growth and emergence of high-performing and apex associations.
  • Provide a “before-and-after” comparison of capacity improvements, using both qualitative and quantitative comparisons that is both valid and reliable.
  • Help CIPE identify new potential partners.

Deliverables: The purpose of this assignment is to provide outside feedback from an expert perspective on the quality of the draft assessment tools that CIPE created, and, where relevant, make suggestions for how these tools may be improved. The specific deliverables are as follows:

  1. “Chamber of Commerce and Business Association Organizational Tool” (length: approximately 11,849 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as outside assessment of business organizations, and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.
    • Suggest concrete steps for adapting this tool as a self-assessment questionnaire that a business association could use itself. Elaborate on which questions may be omitted or simplified to that end.
  2. “Think Tank Organizational Tool” (length: approximately 3,541 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as outside assessment of economic think tanks, and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.
    • “Business Association Weighted & Gender Inclusive Organizational Tool” (length: approximately 3,393 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as outside assessment of business organizations with a gender focus, and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.
  3. “Gender Assessment Tool for Mainstream Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations (length: approximately 3,164 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as a self-diagnostic assessment of how mainstream business organizations integrate gender into their organizational strategies and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.
  4. “Gender Assessment Tool for Women Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations (length: approximately 3,249 words)
    • Review this tool, meant as a self-diagnostic assessment of how women-specific business organizations are fulfilling their mission of empowering women members, and provide feedback. Add any questions and/or assessment areas that you think are missing or edit the existing questions.

Format: Please add your edits/comments in track changes in the provided Word document draft. For each document, you will also be asked to write a summary (no less than 300 words and as long as you see fit) commenting on your overall impression of the assessment tools and what you think could be improved, how these tools relate to best practices and/or other organizational capacity assessments, how well these tools meet needs for specific regions and/or developmental contexts in the world; and how they can be useful or adapted as a self-assessment or for use by an external evaluator (i.e., what needs to be included to make it useful as a valid and reliable tool across evaluators), as well as other factors you deem important.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or above) in international development, economics, public policy or related field
  • Familiarity with business associations and think tanks, including experience in assessing organizational development and private sector or other civil society advocacy
  • Prior experience working with international donor agencies
  • Experience or knowledge of working with a gender lens in program development
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing, analysis, and reporting (English)

To Apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter (summarizing your expertise in best practices for organizational assessments, your experience in valid and reliable tool development, and gender and regional experience), and your proposed fee for this assignment (expressed as daily rate in USD*number of days) to jobs@cipe.org; subject “DT-[YOURLASTNAME]”.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until this short-term consultancy is filled. Candidates will be notified if selected. No phone calls, please.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation

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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is seeking consultants for short term and temporary assignments for summative program evaluation research, analysis and report writing.  Depending on the specific assignment, these positions typically require both quantitative and qualitative research skills including in-person and internet surveys, sampling, elite interviews, focus groups as well as document reviews. CIPE is also interested in identifying potential consultants who might be able to add to its ability to demonstrate impact through specialized approaches such as case studies, process-tracing, and social network analyses. Reports will be written in English, but some assignments may require language skills to conduct the research.  Based upon donor and project needs, consultants will be asked to design and conduct project, program, country level, cumulative or thematic evaluations based upon consultation with the CIPE Evaluation Officer and regional team staff and a Statement of Work. These assignments will usually require international travel, sometimes to difficult or remote locations of two to four weeks duration. 

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree (or above) in international development, economics, public policy or related field, including significant formal training in research methods and program evaluation;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting external evaluations as an independent consultant;
  • Knowledge or successful past experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally;
  • Program evaluation skills using both qualitative and quantitative data, including data analysis and presentation using charts and graphs;
  • Commitment to ethical and professional standards of research and evaluation, including work with potentially vulnerable populations;
  • Ability to travel and conduct research in difficult or remote situations

Other desired qualifications include:

  • In-depth knowledge of specific countries or regions including (where appropriate) language skills;
  • Familiarity with business associations, including experience in assessing organizational development and private sector or other civil society advocacy;
  • Knowledge of advanced and emerging concepts of how to measure and study civil society, democratic governance, legal and policy change;
  • Specialized knowledge of how new innovations such as anti-corruption compliance, corporate governance; supply chains, and entrepreneurship ecosystems further democratization initiatives;
  • Prior experience working with international donor agencies;
  • Experience or knowledge of working with a gender lens in program development and evaluation;
  • Excellence in writing, reporting and English composition;
  • Demonstrated competency in standard Windows-based office software;
  • Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills and the ability to work independently, and as part of a small team

TO APPLY:

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “EC-[YOURLASTNAME]”.

Your application should clearly indicate the types of research and program evaluation skills you possess expertise in, your prior experience, any regional and language experience, and other expertise related to this position. 

There is a five-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis as consultancies are available.  Candidates will be notified if they are accepted in the database for potential assignments and of potential opportunities as they develop.  No phone calls, please.

Email:  jobs@cipe.org

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CIPE will be interviewing at the American Evaluation Association meeting in Denver, October 14-18, 2014.  If you will be attending, please note this in your application.

Program Assistant, Asia

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Position: Program Assistant, Asia

Reports to: Program Officer, Asia

Summary: As part of a team reporting to the Regional Director, this position is responsible for providing administrative, programmatic, and research support. The ideal candidate will be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have a demonstrable interest in economic development and democratic reform in Asia and the Pacific, and work well as part of a diverse team and within a dynamic international organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide backstopping support for CIPE’s entire portfolio of projects in Asia.
  • Assist the Asia Program Officers in writing and compiling narrative and financial reports, proposals, contracts and budgets, as well as conducting background research as needed.
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically.
  • Prepare routine correspondence on behalf of the Asia team for CIPE’s partners and stakeholders.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Asia Program Officers and other CIPE departments, ensure processing of payment requests, travel expense reports, documents for signature, and international travel arrangements.
  • Assist in managing team budgets and oversee various project budgets.
  • Track political developments in the region.
  • Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.
  • Manage special projects as needed.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE and donor organization policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • Education and professional background in international affairs and/or Asia area studies, with an emphasis on political and economic issues preferred.
  • Knowledge of and interest in economic and political affairs in Southeast Asia.
  • Fluency in a relevant language required (such as Burmese, Khmer, Thai or Chinese)
  • Excellence in English composition, writing and reporting.
  • At least one year of administrative office experience, particularly in supporting significant international programs.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team orientation.
  • Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired.
  • Financial skills and acumen preferred, particularly in budget creation and oversight.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the region as needed.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org with the subject AsiaPA – [Your last name]. No phone calls please.

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

Call for Proposals: GATF Evaluation Expert

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Position: GATF Evaluation Expert

Summary: As part of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, CIPE is assisting with the recruitment of an evaluation expert for the Alliance. See below for full details and instructions.

To Apply: Follow this link.

Call for Proposals: GATF Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

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Position: GATF Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

Summary: As part of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, CIPE is assisting with the recruitment of a monitoring and evaluation lead for the Alliance. See below for full details and instructions.

To Apply: Follow this link.

Program Officer, Anti-Corruption

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Position: Program Officer, Anti-Corruption

Job Description: The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and think tanks to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include democratic governance, anti-corruption and ethics, business advocacy, and enterprise ecosystems.

Reports to: Director, Anti-Corruption and Governance Center

Scope: CIPE is seeking a full-time, Washington, DC-based Program Officer. This position is responsible for management of a new anti-corruption project, as well as providing some thought leadership on private sector-driven, anti-corruption efforts in emerging markets. The candidate must be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have excellent writing and communications skills, demonstrate interest in anti-corruption practice and theory, and work well in a team. Candidates should be enthusiastic about the role the private sector plays generally in democratic governance. A preference is given to Spanish speakers.

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage day-to-day administrative activities and budgets for the project, both those aspects implemented directly by CIPE and those implemented by CIPE partners;
  • Implement, monitor, and evaluate a project to create an anti-corruption transition hub to support countries seeking to reduce corruption levels;
  • Communicate effectively with donors, partners, regional staff, and CIPE management and finance departments to ensure compliance with project objectives and reporting requirements.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report project results and impact.
  • Handle project administration, including invoices, contracts, and payment requests as needed.
  • Write blogs, and other publications to advance CIPE’s thought leadership in the field of anti-corruption.
  • Adhere to appropriate CIPE, NED and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce policies and procedures.

Position requirements:

  • At least 2 years professional program management experience in programs related to anti-corruption, law enforcement, conflict resolution, or human rights.
  • At least 5 years of work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in working on anti-corruption programs in emerging markets strongly preferred.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in one of the following fields required: economics, economic development, international business, public policy, international relations, international law, or related fields.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Foreign language ability in Spanish or French preferred.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally as required by project activities.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills including demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with international partners and donors
  • Good financial acumen and ability to develop, manage and monitor project budgets
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise junior staff and Interns
  • Strong IT Skills in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, salary expectation and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to jobs@cipe.org with ‘ACPO-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s anti-corruption work. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas. CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, anti-corruption & ethics, and trade.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will work with the Chief Evaluation Officer as part of a team to provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical support for CIPE projects and programs, with particular focus on projects funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The M&E Specialist is expected to work independently with CIPE regional and global staff to assist them with development and management of evaluation plans in alignment with NED and CIPE evaluation policies using logic models, logical frameworks, theories of change, and the identification of appropriate objectives and indicators.

Major M&E Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical assistance to CIPE staff for the management of evaluation and data collection efforts as assigned, including: monitoring and evaluation plans, analyzing project proposals against the overall evaluation strategy, grant guidelines and criteria; and survey and focus group protocol development and implementation.
  • Prepare briefing materials
  • Work to support building a culture of evaluation based upon CIPE evaluation strategies and tools consistent with CIPE’s objectives and strategic plan.
  • Support evaluation and data collection efforts as assigned, including: such tasks as data quality assurance and data management, implementation of sampling plans, development of survey and focus group protocols, and implementation of in-house evaluation research.
  • Participating in developing, researching and writing for an ongoing series of evaluations, research papers, articles, case studies, and other studies on CIPE programs and themes as assigned, including tables, graphs, and interpretation of results in written form.
  • Assist in developing and provide training and internal staff and partner technical assistance to build monitoring and evaluation capacity.
  • Work with CIPE staff to support their efforts to develop joint projects, grants and/or contracts to further private sector and democratic development.
  • Assist evaluation officers in day-to-day management of monitoring and evaluation project responsibilities as assigned.
  • As indicated, provide on-site monitoring and evaluation technical assistance to selected projects as assigned, including occasional international travel to project locations.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other donor and international organizations as well as evaluation communities of practice in collaboration with the Chief Evaluation Office to create linkages with CIPE strategies and to monitor evaluation trends.
  • Handle general administration duties, including invoices, contracts, travel and logistics, organizing meetings and payment requests as needed
  • Adhere to appropriate CIPE, NED and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce policies and procedures

M&E Specialist minimum qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree (or above) preferred; Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required in international development, economics, public policy or related field, including formal training in research methods and program evaluation;
  • Knowledge or successful past experience conducting research or evaluation, preferably cross-culturally;
  • Program evaluation and research skills using both qualitative and quantitative data, including data analysis and presentation using charts and graphs;
  • Commitment to ethical and professional standards of research and evaluation, including work with potentially vulnerable populations;
  • Strong project management skills preferred, including skill at prioritizing and completing multiple tasks;
  • Familiarity with or an ability to quickly come up to speed on democratization challenges, trade facilitation issues, regional politics, culture and U.S. assistance programs;
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience in teaching or training, especially based upon principles of adult professional education preferred
  • Strong Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint;
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Excellent written, oral and cross-cultural communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills;
  • Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills and the ability to work independently, and as part of a small team; and
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel;

M&E Specialist other desired qualifications include:

  • Data analysis skills including nested data;
  • Strong statistical background, including familiarity with bivariate and multivariate regression;
  • Ability to develop and manage a data project management database;
  • Developing and validating tools and conceptually meaningful custom indicators;
  • Knowledge of different research designs, including RCTs, surveys, focus groups and elite interviewing;
  • Knowledge of process mapping as used in reengineering projects to track and design reforms;
  • Experience with logic models, logframes, theories of change, and results frameworks;
  • Familiarity with business associations, including experience in assessing organizational development and private sector or other civil society advocacy including public-private dialogues and partnership;
  • Knowledge of advanced and emerging concepts of how to measure and study civil society, good governance, legal and policy change, inclusiveness, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and trade facilitation;
  • Prior experience working with international donor agencies and knowledge of their preferred reporting methods and tools for M&E;
  • Experience with or knowledge of working with a gender lens in program development and evaluation; and / or
  • High business proficiency in a regional language (French, Spanish, or Russian).

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, salary expectation and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to jobs@cipe.org with ‘M&E-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas. CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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