Senior Mission Support Program Analyst, Local Faith-based and Transformative Partnerships Hub, USAID Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI/LFT)
at Dexis Professional Services

Location: Washington, D.C.

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About the Position

Dexis Professional Services seeks a Senior Mission Support Program Analyst to support The Local, Faith-based, and Transformative Partnerships Hub, within USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI/LFT). The Senior Mission Support Program Analyst will provide technical and administrative support for DDI/LFT programming, with a primary focus on providing direct support to USAID missions that is focused on locally led development. This position will be primarily dedicated to the Unsolicited Solutions for Locally Led Development program (US4LLD) portfolio, and will develop and implement the overall portfolio strategy as well as implement the program planning, budgeting, and reporting results. The position will also provide technical support to one or more Local Works Missions, as the program demands.

Background

The Locally Led Development Initiative programs in DDI/LFT work toward the day when foreign assistance is no longer needed, and empowered local actors lead and sustain their own development. Through funding and technical leadership, these initiatives provide USAID missions and staff with the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources to ensure that development assistance is locally led and advances self-reliance. These initiatives include the flagship Local Works Program, the Cooperative Development Program (CDP), the Small Project Assistance Program (SPA, in collaboration with Peace Corps), a number of co-created research and development initiatives under the Broad Agency Announcement for Locally Led Development Innovation (BAA-LLDI), and the Locally Led Development Annual Program Statement (APS). Among the Locally Led Development Initiatives in the LFT Hub is Unsolicited Solutions for Locally Led Development (US4LLD), a funding opportunity for meritorious, unsolicited applications that advance locally led development. The Hub also uses its resources to provide communications, research, training, piloting, and other technical services for the benefit of the wider Agency. More information on the programs in the Hub can be found here

 

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for program design, review of Unsolicited submissions, and advising USAID/Missions on procurement planning/management of the grant agreements supported by the US4LLD program.

  • Coordinates with US4LLD participating Missions, providing information, sharing experiences and lessons learned, and facilitating transmission of best practices. 

  • Responsible for coordinating with LFT leadership regarding US4LLD and Local Works Programs. 

  • Advises and guides the technical aspects of US4LLD partnership-building by sharing and/or advising appropriate templates and samples, conducting due diligence research, and supporting USAID staff to facilitate USAID processes.

  • Meets with interested applicants and potential applicants to explain USAID's programs and policies. Facilitates information sharing and partnership development with potential partners

  • Advises Missions and grantees on all aspects of locally led development programming, including planning and monitoring activities.

  • Provides remote and in-person technical support to Local Works and US4LLD staff members, USAID missions, and local partners in program design, implementation, and adaptive management. 

  • Travels to USAID Missions to work with field staff and grantees, which may include supporting monitoring efforts, tracking progress, and providing technical support.

  • Trains USAID mission staff and local partners in relevant analytical approaches, such as systems/network analysis, program design, listening, and constituent feedback.

  • Provides leadership across the Local Works and US4LLD teams on mission support and communication best practices. 

  • Works closely with LLDI staff and advises on program design and policy based on experience facilitating programming. 

  • Works closely with LFT Communication staff to publicize partnership opportunities, as well as prepare Success Stories and showcase successful partnerships. 

  • Guides learning on partnerships. Work in partnership with Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning team within the LFT hub to ensure that data collected for partnerships help the LLDI obtain data to learn about the results of partnerships. Compiles lessons learned. 

  • Ensures that program activities are appropriately documented and required reports and regular updates are given to USAID stakeholders and external development partners, including data collection, agency reporting, congressional presentations, document preparation, briefings and talking points, and other needs as identified. 

  • Develops and maintains guidance tool(s) that lay out basic program processes for Missions and partners. 

  • Supports DDI/LFT and Agency-wide learning efforts in support of local ownership and self-reliance.  

 

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in a relevant field with at least four years of experience relevant to international development. 

  • Familiarity with USAID program cycle and regulations. Prior experience working with USAID programming is a plus. Such experience should be of a nature as to equip the incumbent with the ability to interpret and apply a variety of USAID program and project regulations, guidelines and procedures. 

  • Knowledge of locally led development tools and approaches. Experience advising USAID Missions is a plus. 

  • Successful experience working directly with complex international development matters, which may include analysis, program design/implementation, technical/advisory support, and/or training. 

  • Experience serving as a liaison between local organizations/actors and international bodies, including leading advocacy and negotiation efforts. 

  • Demonstrated cross-cultural, interpersonal, customer-service, and problem-solving skills. 

  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries and resource poor settings. 

  • Experience with project management, administration, reporting, monitoring, procurement and financial operations (preferably in international development). 

  • Experience providing direct capacity strengthening services to local organizations. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

  • Ability to perform tasks independently with limited direction. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google G Suite. 

  • Provision of references who can verify the applicant’s ability to show humility and approach delicate situations with tact and diplomacy.

  • Experience tactfully managing conflict and dispute to resolution.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service.

Dexis is on a mission to help solve today’s most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is “find a way or make a way” — that’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you? 

If you are passionate about this opportunity, apply now!

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, childbirth and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other protected class under applicable law.

 

If you are hired for a position that is paid from the Dexis home office, you will be required to submit proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine unless you qualify for a legally recognized medical or religious exception to the vaccine requirement. This does not apply to AL, AZ, FL, KS, MT, NH, ND, or TX residents.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to recruitment@broderickhaightconsulting.com with the subject line "Dexis Senior Mission Support PA”