Opportunities & Careers

CURRENT OPENINGS:

CIPE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Project Assistant, GATF (temporary)

CALL FOR EXPERTS: Combating Kleptocracy in the Balkans

Program Assistant, Asia (temporary)

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa II

Short-Term Consultancy: Review of Draft Diagnostic Tools

Operations Officer

Operations/Office Assistant

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

Part-time Temporary Project Assistant, Eurasia

Staff Writer and Editorial Content Specialist

Program Officer, Global

Short-Term Consultancies in International Program Evaluation


Project Assistant, GATF (temporary)

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Position: Project Assistant, GATF (temporary)

Scope: CIPE is undertaking a new program in cooperation with the World Economic Forum and International Chamber of Commerce to promote implementation of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement under a new structure entitled the “Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation” (GATF).

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Officer in writing and compiling narrative and financial reports, proposals, contracts and budgets, as well as conducting background research as needed.
  • Communicate with field offices and partners to assist in the implementation of CIPE programs, including facilitating events, activities and meeting logistics.
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically.
  • Prepare routine correspondence between CIPE headquarters, field offices, partners and GATF host organizations.
  • Working in close collaboration with CIPE’s grants and finance division to ensure processing of payment requests, field office liquidations, travel expense reports, documents for signature, and international travel arrangements.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, code of conduct, CIPE and donor organization policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Candidates with degrees related to international development and/or international trade will be closely considered.
  • At least two years of administrative office experience, particularly in supporting significant international programs.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, as evidenced by writing samples (see below).
  • Strong budgeting, business acumen and financial skills; comfortable working with number and budgets.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills in English; team orientation. Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, Word, Outlook and specifically strong Excel skills. Internet research skills are highly desired.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English.
  • Regional language skills (French, Spanish, or Russian) preferred but not required.

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org, with the subject GATF Temp Asst– [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 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 EXPERTS: Combating Kleptocracy in the Balkans

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Scope: The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is looking for 8 local experts (2 per country) from civil society organizations and journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro to partner with CIPE and the Center for the Study of Democracy/CSD (Bulgaria) on a 6-7 month contract beginning in May or June 2017. The Center for the Study of Democracy is the leading independent Bulgarian think-tank dedicated to fostering reforms in Europe with a special focus on democracy and market economy.

CIPE and CSD will work with local experts to prepare national assessments examining each country’s foreign economic footprint, monitored using CSD’s unique methodology. CIPE and CSD will then empower the experts to identify challenges to good governance on the national level, which facilitate negative foreign economic influence, and advocate comprehensive solutions. The project also aims to increase objective information for the general public on foreign economic influence and to create connections among experts examining kleptocracy throughout the region.

Experts’ Relevant Skills

  • Experience conducting analysis on foreign economic footprint and/or identifying solutions to weaknesses in governance and kleptocratic behavior.
  • Experience engaging the local governments, business community, and other civil society/media representatives.
  • Experience creating engaging content for outreach through media and raising awareness through advocacy initiatives.

Experts’ Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Conduct, in cooperation with CSD, an analysis of foreign economic footprint in their respective countries, drawing from a variety of public and private sources.
  • Identify, in cooperation with CSD and CIPE, the weaknesses in governance on the part of the national administrations and kleptocratic behavior in their respective countries and propose solutions (recommendations for local policy makers).
  • Drawing upon the results of the analysis, work with CIPE and the CSD to produce detailed national assessments for each target country.
  • Help organize policy roundtables in the nations’ capitals to present the findings of the analysis and lead, in concert with CSD, consultations with at least two public officials in the respective countries.

To apply, please send a brief statement of interest to balkanregional@cipe.org by April 21, 2017. The statement should include the following:

  • Why you / your organization are well positioned for this initiative.
  • In less than 500 words, please, provide details of your qualifications in terms of:
    • Your knowledge and experience conducting analysis on foreign economic footprint and identifying solutions to weaknesses in governance on the part of national governments.
    • Experience engaging the local governments, business community, and other civil society/media representatives as well as creating engaging content for outreach through media, and raising awareness through advocacy initiatives.
  • In less than 200 words, please provide detailed information on your regional/international affiliation and your specific role in that community. Add hyperlinks to organizational websites, if available.
  • In less than 200 words, please describe how you would engage the business community in this project?
  • In less than 200 words, please, describe how you would use the conducted analysis in your future work.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CIPE is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Assistant, Asia (temporary)

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Position:Program Assistant, Asia (temporary)

Scope: The program assistant is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs in Asia. This is an hourly position with an expected 30-40 hour work week as required by program activities.

Position Available: Immediately

Temporary Assignment onlyprobably until end of October 2017

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.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE and donor organization policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • At least one year of administrative office experience, particularly in supporting significant international programs.
  • Education and professional background in international affairs and/or Asia area studies, with an emphasis on political and economic issues preferred.
  • Fluency in a relevant language preferred (such as Burmese, Khmer, Thai or Chinese)
  • Excellence in English composition, writing and reporting.
  • 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.

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “AsiaPTA [YOURLASTNAME]”. Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls.

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.

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.

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa II

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Position: Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

Reports To: Senior Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa

Scope: The Program Assistant for the Middle East and North Africa is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs for the Middle East and North Africa region, with specific emphasis on Turkey and non-Arab Middle/Eastern Countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Help manage a portfolio of democracy and market-oriented reform programs through the full program lifecycle, including proposal development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and close-out.
  • Assist in writing and compiling quarterly reports, proposals, and budgets
  • Assist in drafting grant agreements, contracts, and modifications
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically
  • Process and track payment requests, travel expense reports, documents for signature, narrative and financial reports, etc.
  • Handle international travel arrangements, events, and local meeting logistics
  • Communication with grantees in English, written and spoken
  • Help maintain a CIPE Farsi language website
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE and donor organization policies and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs or related field required
  • 1-2 years of administrative office experience
  • Background in international affairs and/or the Middle East with an emphasis on political and economic issues
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills in English
  • Superb writing abilities
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong research skills and demonstrated interest in MENA
  • Strong coordination skills
  • Articulate, well-organized, and is able to take the initiative and lead on small projects as needed
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Good financial acumen and ability to assist with project budgets
  • Skilled at prioritizing and completing multiple tasks
  • Farsi (Persian) and/or Turkish language skills preferred, but not essential
  • Strong Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, one writing sample, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org, subject MENAPA2 – [Your last name]. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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

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.

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.

Operations Officer

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Position: Operations Officer

Reports to: Operations Manager, Grants & Finance

Scope: This position is based in Washington, D.C. The Operations will provide operational support to CIPE’s DC and overseas offices to ensure the regular functioning of CIPE’s offices. This position is an integral part of the Operations team.

Accountabilities:

This position is a key member of the DC based team responsible for the following:

Security

  • Develop CIPE’s duty of care portfolio through the development, strengthening, implementation, and maintenance of safety and security systems, policies and procedures, protocols, tools, and trainings
  • Serve as the organization’s 24/7 focal point, contact person and expert resource to approximately 100 CIPE staff around the globe for safety and security matters
  • Liaise with NGO/INGOs and other relevant partners on matters of safety and security and remain informed of global safety/security events and trends at all times
  • Build global organizational capacity on safety/security topics and provide ongoing, tailored mentorship to network of US and field-based security leads.
  • Support all CIPE’s offices to strengthen and operationalize office safety and security plans and protocols. Work with Country Directors and/or management to ensure implementation across all CIPE’s offices, business locations or events
  • Regularly evaluate and support revisions to organizational safety and security plans including those that ensure business continuity such as disaster, pandemic or other local contingency plans
  • Leverage technology solutions and maintain internal knowledge pertaining to safety and security
  • Assist in risk prevention and manage corporate insurance policies relating to the safety and security of CIPE’s personnel and property
  • Manage CIPE’s office’s security contractors, systems and logistics, including conducting relevant safety/security trainings and drills, management of the surveillance and alarm equipment and systems
  • Provide orientation and safety and security briefings for staff new to CIPE and those traveling to other countries-ensure controls are in place to monitor staff travel and movement, as necessary
  • Establish solid systems, processes, and protocols for disseminating and communicating appropriate safety and security information to staff
  • Work closely with other departments and offices, including the Human Resources, for best practices, training, communication and support of staff
  • Conduct and support assessments of CIPE’s existing and new offices and provide technical assistance as needed
  • Address gaps and implement changes in organizational and employee safety/security policies, systems plans, and strategies
  • Proactively manage and/or find innovative and pragmatic solutions to various security situations or matters
  • Overseas procurement and maintenance of safety and security related supplies including but not limited to shelter in place supplies at office and residence, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc. Keeps supplies fresh.
  • Fulfill other related functions as required

Operational

  • Develop & maintain Operations Manual under the guidance of the Operations Manager
  • Manage year-end physical inventory
  • Develop a record retention policy for each field office in collaboration with Operations Manager and Regional Finance Officer
  • Maintain off-site storage records, including the shipment and retrieval of boxes as needed; Manage the process of sending files to off-site storage
  • Monitor and manage asset inventory of field offices
  • Assist Operations Manager with other projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience preferred
  • At least five years’ relevant work experience, of which at least two are in an international, safety/security management function
  • Experience developing and implementing security mechanisms, including methods of reporting and handling safety and security incidents and emergencies
  • Highly organized and a self- starter - you strive to make systems better and build employee and organizational capacity
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed; including high risk areas
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills
  • Aptitude for clear and effective writing under time-sensitive conditions
  • Superior telephone and face-to-face verbal communication skills, including experience clarifying information in a friendly and positive manner
  • Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality when needed
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • International NGO experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with all levels of staff
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong project management skills preferred
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise junior staff
  • Strong computer skills, plus proficiency in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint and other communication programs and applications such as Skype, Slack and WhatsApp

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

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 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.

Operations/Office Assistant

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POSITION TITLE: Operations/Office Assistant

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager, Grants, Finance & Operations Department

General Responsibilities:

The Operations Assistant works to ensure the regular functioning of CIPE’s office. This position is an integral part of the Operations team.

Office Security:

  • The main liaison between CIPE and the building engineer, building security, maintenance and housekeeping;
  • Facilitate the resolution of any building or staff maintenance issues;
  • Coordinate with the Operations Manager and Officer for any after-hour Kastle security calls.

General Office Duties:

  • Maintain the office disposable supply inventory, placing approved orders, receiving the goods and storing, as well as providing the necessary documentation for payment;
  • Maintaining all physical inventory including IT equipment, furniture and office keys.
  • Maintain the copiers in working order; including ordering needed supplies
  • Maintain the postage machine in working order
  • Maintaining, replenishing and distributing petty cash within CIPE’s guidelines;
  • Maintain service vendor list and office related contracts
  • Conduct thorough research and competitive price analysis in ordering and receiving office supplies, furniture, computers, IT equipment, cell phones, and other office equipment

Facilities Management

  • Facilitate the resolution of building management periodic maintenance and cleaning requests, such as window cleaning and trash removal; Staff maintenance requests; and regular cleaning of carpets and flooring

IT Support:

  • Assist the IT Associate with the completion of basic office IT installations

Security:

  • Assist the Operations Team to develop both a written manual and office security and emergency procedures for both DC and field offices.
  • Procures and maintains safety and security related supplies including but not limited to shelter in place supplies at office and residence, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc. Keeps supplies fresh.

File Management & Retention Practices:

  • Maintain the CIPE off-site document storage inventory; facilitating shipment to, and receipt of any physical documents;
  • Facilitate the use of the CIPE on-site storage rooms

Administration:

  • Assist the Receptionist with conference room set-up and serve as back-up to the Receptionist
  • Process and manage regular vendor payment requests for supplies and vendors,
  • Provide support to the organization -wide events and activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience preferred
  • 2+ years office administrative support and/or related experience in an office environment;
  • Ability to working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work with others in a positive and courteous manner;
  • Ability to set priorities, organize time effectively and efficiently, work independently and to flexibly manage multiple projects;
  • Strong verbal and writing skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of staff in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work on problems in a methodical and careful manner;
  • Willingness to assist Operations team with staff training and/or group presentations; and experience working in a non-profit environment;
  • Possess a curiosity and interest in current IT-field developments, especially in how they relate to continuation and enhancement of CIPE’s mission.
  • Ability to negotiate with vendors and a variety of professionals in ensuring quality, cost efficient and timely work;
  • Able to troubleshoot problems, while also identifying issues which need to be escalated or communicated to the supervisor;
  • Courteous and professional demeanor with experience providing strong customer service;
  • Strong IT skills in MS Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds required

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

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 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.

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

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Position: Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

Reports To: Senior Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa

Summary: 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 journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, business advocacy, democratic governance, and anti-corruption & ethics.

The Program Assistant for the Middle East and North Africa is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs for the Middle East and North Africa region, with specific emphasis on the Levant.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically
  • Process and track payment requests, field office liquidations, travel expense reports, documents for signature, narrative and financial reports, etc.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and mailings
  • Communication with grantees in English, written and spoken
  • Assist in writing and compiling quarterly reports, proposals, and budgets
  • Handle international travel arrangements, events, and local meeting logistics
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE and donor organization policies, and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs or related field required
  • 1-2 years of administrative office experience
  • Background in international affairs and/or the Middle East with an emphasis on political and economic issues
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills in English
  • Superb writing abilities
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong research skills and demonstrated interest in MENA
  • Strong coordination skills
  • Articulate, well-organized, and is able to take the initiative and lead on small projects as needed
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Good financial acumen and ability to assist with project budgets
  • Skilled at prioritizing and completing multiple tasks
  • Arabic language skills preferred
  • Strong Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired

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


Part-time/Temporary Project Assistant, Eurasia

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Part-time/Temporary Project Assistant, Eurasia

Reports to: Program Officer/Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia

Summary: The Project Assistant is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs in Central Asia. This is an hourly position with an expected 20-30 hour work week as required by program activities.

Position Available: Immediately

Temporary Assignment only – probably until end of Spetember

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Officer, Eurasia and Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia in writing and compiling narrative and financial reports, proposals, contracts and budgets, as well as conducting background research as needed.
  • Communicate with partners to assist in the implementation of CIPE programs in Central Asia, including facilitating events, activities and meeting logistics.
  • Create and maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically.
  • Prepare routine correspondence between CIPE headquarters and partners.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Eurasia/South Asia Department Program Assistant, ensure processing of payment requests, field office liquidations, travel expense reports, documents for signature, and international travel arrangements.
  • 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 Eurasia area studies, with an emphasis on political and economic issues preferred.
  • Fluent (professional-level) speaking, writing and reading Russian language skills are required.
  • Strong English language writing skills, as evidenced by writing samples (see below).
  • At least one year of administrative office experience, particularly in supporting international programs.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • 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.

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “EURPTA [YOURLASTNAME]”. Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls.

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.

Staff Writer and Editorial Content Specialist

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Position: Staff Writer and Editorial Content Specialist

Reports To: Communications Director/Senior Communications Manager

Scope: The Staff Writer and Editorial Content Specialist will report to the Communications Director and work under the direct supervision of the Senior Communications Manager. He/She is primarily responsible for developing a wide range of written material that presents CIPE and its expertise to external audiences. The position is also responsible for pitching content for earned media placement both online and in print, collaborating with the Communications team and other departments to improve and expand CIPE’s relationships with members of the media, and providing general editorial support to the organization. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage a content development strategy for written material that demonstrates CIPE’s expertise and thought leadership in the area of democratic and economic development. The written material will cover an array of formats to include articles, op-eds, interviews, speeches, talking points, publications, blog articles, brochures, flyers, newsletters, and technical reports.
  • Work closely with CIPE regional teams to identify story ideas and issues of interest to external audiences, and to draft content or give guidance to regional staff. Develop positive and productive relationships with internal and external colleagues to encourage content production.
  • Develop a media strategy for earning placement of pitched articles, op-eds, and blog pieces in the media; increase visibility of CIPE among relevant media, and pitch content.
  • Manage the CIPE Development Blog:
    • Identify blog topics and solicit blogs from staff and guest writers;
    • Edit blog submissions and post to the CIPE website in a timely manner, maintaining a posting rate of 3 - 4 blogs per week;
    • Identify opportunities for cross-posting CIPE content on other platforms and blog and vice versa;
    • Seek opportunities to increase visitors to the blog.
  • Coordinate and manage CIPE publications and outreach materials including the monthly Board report, the OverseasREPORT outreach newsletter, guidebooks, and other publications; work with vendors and staff to produce publications; draft content for the CIPE Annual Report, website, and flyers and brochures.
  • Draft speeches and talking points for senior management participation at CIPE events and external events both in the U.S. and overseas.
  • Perform the role of CIPE editor; provide support to staff to proofread CIPE written materials as required. Revise and maintain the organizational style guide.
  • Act as CIPE liaison with publication vendors, including copy editors and printers.
  • Working with the Communications & Digital Content Coordinator, supervise, develop, and manage interns as required.
  • Other duties as required. The Communications Team is small and all members are required to assist with a wide range of activities outside of direct scope of responsibilities depending on organizational priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, economics, journalism, or related field
  • Minimum five years professional experience and a proven record of developing high-quality and timely written content
  • Experience in journalism, Capitol Hill press office, or speech writing preferred
  • Exceptional English writing and analytical skills; proven ability to develop compelling and engaging materials for external audiences including policymakers, media, government, NGOs, and private sector audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain media contacts and pitch material to the media for earned placement
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly developed aptitude to communicate policy issues to a more general audience
  • Ability to work independently and display initiative with minimum supervision
  • Ability to make a consistently positive contribution in a team environment
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with all levels of staff and management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse and cross cultural environment
  • Ability to bring new ideas and innovations to the Communications Team and development them independently or as a team, as necessary
  • Proficiency in HTML, WordPress CMS, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite and/or ability to quickly learn new software for content creation and management
  • Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization practices
  • Experience with e-mail marketing services such as Mailchimp or iContact or other online communications applications and/or ability to obtain relevant skills preferred
  • Video production and editing skills/experience a plus
  • Foreign language proficiency a plus

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

Include three writing samples with application and two examples of earned media placement. There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions should demonstrate an ability to write content of different types for various audiences. Succinct, simple, and engaging story-telling is required. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 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.

Program Officer, Global Programs

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REPORTS TO: Director, Multiregional Programs

Scope: CIPE is seeking a full-time, Washington, DC-based Program Officer for its Global department. This position is responsible for management of multiregional projects as well as providing thought leadership with a particular focus on business association capacity building and advocacy, as well as private sector-driven anti-corruption efforts. The candidate must be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have excellent writing and communications skills, demonstrate interest in democratic and market-oriented reform, and work well in a team. Candidates should be enthusiastic about the role the private sector plays in international development and democratic governance

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with colleagues to develop annual strategy, objectives, and priorities for the Global Programs department.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate projects spanning multiple regions and partner organizations:
    • Manage day-to-day activities and budgets for CIPE projects, both implemented directly by CIPE and by CIPE partners/grantees, including effective communication with donors, partners, regional staff, and CIPE management and finance departments to ensure compliance with project objectives and reporting requirements.
    • Help identify and formulate new project concepts and develop funding proposals, including project narratives and budgets.
    • Monitor, evaluate, and report project results and impact.
    • Handle project administration, including invoices, contracts, and payment requests as needed.
  • Liaise with counterparts at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), CIPE’s main donor.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other donor organizations to identify linkages with CIPE strategies, monitor trends, and assess new funding opportunities.
  • Write/research/edit articles, reports, case studies, blogs, and other publications to advance CIPE’s thought leadership in the field of democracy and development.
  • Serve as the editor of CIPE’s anti-corruption compliance portal, http://cctrends.cipe.org/
  • Develop training materials and resources on various aspects of association capacity building and the role of businesses in anti-corruption efforts.
  • Work closely and serve as a resource to regional CIPE departments on CIPE’s core thematic areas of focus.
  • Manage CIPE database of consultants and a process for recruiting new consultants.
  • Manage consultants hired to complete specific tasks or produce materials within the framework of Global department’s projects.
  • Supervise, develop, and manage junior staff and interns.
  • Adhere to appropriate CIPE, NED and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce policies and procedures.

Position requirements:

  • 3-5 years professional program management experience showing proven track record in successful project, budget, and staff management.
  • Experience in working with business associations or chambers of commerce (domestically or internationally) strongly preferred, with good understanding of association operations, including relevant management and technology tools, as well as policy advocacy.
  • Educational and/or professional background in at least one of the following relevant areas: non-profit governance and management; policy advocacy and policy reform; private sector development; anti-corruption compliance, corporate governance, or business transparency and sustainability.
  • Master’s degree in one of the following fields: economics, economic development, international business, public policy, international relations, international law, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills.
  • Experience in international development and topics consistent with CIPE mission, including anti-corruption, democratic governance, corporate governance, business association advocacy, entrepreneurship, and others. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision.
  • Foreign language ability helpful but not required.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required by project activities.

Please send cover letter, resume or CV, salary history and brief writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to jobs@cipe.org with ‘GLPO-[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s thematic areas of expertise. 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.

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.

CIPE

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