USAID/Ethiopia intends to award a five-year assistance activity, USAID Empowered Communities Activity (ECA) to improve healthcare outcomes through evidence-based and theory-grounded community ownership of health and strengthened social accountability systems. The USAID/Ethiopia Empowered Communities Activity (ECA) will be funded with a majority of family planning funding and some maternal and child health funding; therefore, all expected results and proposed solutions should contribute to the betterment of the lives of women, children and men who access reproductive, newborn, maternal, newborn, adolescent, and child services, with a meaningful emphasis on family planning services. This Activity is anticipated to be in the $25-$50M range. This solicitation is anticipated to be released in mid-April 2023 and awarded in September.
Pact seeks an experienced Finance and Grants Manager for the anticipated ECA opportunity. S/he will be responsible for the day-to-day and financial and grants operations of the project; train and mentor staff on policies and procedures, donor regulations and financial best practices; and working closely with the Chief of Party and Pact personnel to ensure compliance with all donor regulations and effective and proactive management. The Finance and Grants Manager will report to the Chief of Party (administratively) and the Pact Ethiopia Finance & Operations Director (operationally). This position is contingent upon award.
On a global basis, the Senior Specialist, Benefits provides subject matter expertise on all domestic and international employee benefits programs, processes, policies, vendors, and other initiatives that enhance the organization’s ability to attract, retain and motivate a qualified workforce. The Senior Officer, Benefits works closely with the HR team and Pact’s benefit brokers and insurance vendors in all aspects of domestic and international benefits management including health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, voluntary life, FSA, executive benefits, retirement plans and participant driven plans. The Senior Officer, Benefits develops and coordinates Wellness plans and initiatives and oversees adherence to strict regulations regarding the Department of Labor, IRS, ERISA and Health Care reform. S/he provides guidance and assistance to all locations on various employee benefit plans and develops cost control procedures to assure high quality, competitive benefit plans in the most cost-effective manner for employees and employer. The Senior Officer, Benefits may partner with local country offices in selecting and procuring in-country benefits.
HRIS analyst provides leadership and oversee databases, software, and computer systems that companies use to manage their human resources. Their duties include analyzing HRIS systems, monitoring performance, and resolving issues. They may also be required to assist HR managers and Pact Project Manager.
The Communications Officer under the USAID CSM-STAND Bolstering Civil Society Activity in Sri Lanka will support the project’s overall goal to assist Sri Lanka in maintaining a vibrant civil society that empowers citizens to advance the democratic values of citizen participation. Activities will link CSOs across communities, districts, and regions to have a voice in local governance and national reform processes. This is to be a 5-year activity that commenced in September 2022.
The Communications Officer is expected to support all communications functions of the USAID/CSM-STAND Bolstering Civil Society Activity in Sri Lanka, especially external communication of Pact’s approach and key results in the country. The Officer will also provide support in maintaining digital platforms used to capture and disseminate project results and success stories, in addition to supporting communication and outreach efforts, in adherence to USAID and Pact standards. This position will report to the Strategic Communications Manager and work collaboratively with the technical team.
In the role of Technical Manager Capacity Development, they will provide holistic leadership and management of Pact’s scope on the Civil Society Activity (CSA) in Tunisia, provide technical support to a portfolio of other projects, and contribute to thought leadership. S/he will lead partnership building and support country offices through in-person and remote mentoring, training, and learning around key project management and capacity development tools and platforms. S/he will advocate for and collaboratively engage with the CSA consortium to ensure quality delivery of Pact's scope. S/he will provide supervision to country office staff and/or others from the country office. S/he will represent Pact at external events and articulate Pact’s unique integrated development approaches to donors and partners. Additionally, s/he will contribute to business development especially through the curation of learning from CSA and project thought leadership to enhance visibility. S/he will continue to advance learning within the team through co-leadership of the knowledge management workstream.
Pact is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID-funded Sudan Strengthening Youth and Women’s Civic Participation Program, an Associate Award under the Civil Society and Media-Strengthened Together and Advancing in New Directions (CSM-STAND) Africa & Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Leader with Associates (LWA) Cooperative Agreement. The program aims to increase collaboration, sustainability, and resilience of civil society and independent media to advance the inclusion, participation and leadership of youth and women in Sudan. The activity will apply locally led, problem-driven, adaptive approaches. This is a five-year activity and the position is based in Khartoum, Sudan. This position is contingent upon donor approval.
The DCOP will work closely with and deputize the Chief of Party (COP) in all aspects of implementing the Associate Award. In particular, the DCOP will oversee all operational aspects, ensuring that objectives are met on time and within budget. S/he will oversee program implementation, compliance, financial management, security, operations and logistics. Together with the COP, s/he will oversee a large portfolio of sub-grants and sub-contracts with both Sudanese and international organizations. S/he will ensure rapid startup; day-to-day implementation of activities; and oversee the finance, grants, and administrative units of the activity, as well as subgrantees, subcontractors, and consultants. S/he is responsible for training and mentoring staff on policies and procedures, donor regulations, new systems, and financial best practices, as well as working closely with the COP and US-based personnel to ensure compliance with all donor regulations and effective and proactive management. S/he will be the primary point of contact with USAID in the absence of the COP with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters related to the agreement.
The Program Specialist supports his/her portfolio by providing broad operational, technical, and administrative support to assigned country offices and projects. The Specialist reports directly to an Officer/Sr. Officer or Manager/Sr.Manager.
Pact is seeking a Capacity Strengthening Advisor to lead its activities under the forthcoming USAID/Nepal Localization Support Activity. The purpose of this Activity is to provide services to USAID, partner Nepali organizations, and Government of Nepal entities to provide surge support, build capacity, and establish systems and processes to effectively design, implement, and monitor activities that advance shared development objectives. Specifically, activities may be focused on (i) capacity strengthening for local actors to apply, receive, and manage USAID awards, (ii) strengthening the Mission’s government-to-government (G2G) programming, and (iii) support for the Mission to improve localization programming.
The Capacity Strengthening Advisor will oversee the Activity’s work to assess and strengthen the capacity of Activity partners and stakeholders, including Nepali organizations, Government of Nepal institutions, implementing partners, and USAID. They will manage the implementation of the Transition and Capacity Strengthening Plan, under the leadership of the COP, and be responsible for collaborating with other project technical teams to ensure that capacity strengthening approaches and activities are integrated across all areas. This position is contingent upon award.
Pact seeks an Intern to support expanding our work with corporate and foundation funders based on Pact’s ability to understand community needs, convene the right stakeholders, and implement and scale solutions in country. The Intern will research the potential for Pact’s engagement with both companies and communities to help identify and develop impactful and sustainable solutions to local issues. The Intern may be asked to assist with Pact’s technical program areas which includes livelihoods, energy, mining, and natural resource management, health, governance, and local capacity building. The Intern will work with the team to research various foundations and corporations and their priorities, activities, and plans in international development. They will support knowledge management activities by maintaining databases and information platforms. They may also be asked to help develop various external- and internal-facing communications products.
Pact seeks candidates for a Project Director for USAID’s upcoming Global Health Risk and Capacity (GHRC) Mechanism. The primary objective of this Mechanism is to provide partners and Missions support they need for success in working directly with local organizations across USAID/Global Health’s portfolio, building on the successes and lessons learned from PEPFAR’s local partner transition as well as other Localization efforts across the Agency.
The Project Director is accountable for team management, guidance, direction, and administrative and technical support to the contract. The Director is accountable for the completion of the deliverables for this project, as well as overall compliance with the contract. The Director will be expected to interact regularly with a diverse range of actors such as program staff, USAID staff, local implementing partner organizations, private sector actors, and other program stakeholders. This position is contingent upon award.
This Mechanism will support identifying, treating and mitigating risks, provide effective and individualized capacity development support for programmatic and operational excellence, improve monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and improve Missions’ ability to provide oversight and manage local partners.
The anticipated release date for this solicitation is April 22, 2023; the anticipated award date is December 22, 2023. It is anticipated to be an RFP in the $50-$99M range.
The Capacity Development (CD) Advisor will be supporting the USAID-funded Building Resilience Amongst Families Affected with HIV (Building Resilience) project which aims to improve the health and wellbeing, socio-economic, and educational outcomes of vulnerable children, adolesencets and families affected by HIV. The CD Advisor is responsible for technical management of result 3, with a focus on strengthening the organizational capacity of local Dominican organizations that provide services to priority populations affected by HIV. She/he will focus efforts on supporting selected Dominican organizations to be ready to receive direct funding from USAID and subsequently to successfully implement grants received directly from USAID. To this end, the CD Advisor will manage the implementation of organizational assessments, creation and execution of capacity strengthening plans, and provision of technical assistance under the leadership of the COP. She/he will be responsible for collaborating with the other project technical teams to ensure that capacity development approaches and activities are integrated across all areas.
Pact seeks Senior Technical Leads across a range of technical disciplines for the anticipated USAID-funded Empowered Community Activity (ECA) opportunity. USAID/Ethiopia intends to award a five-year assistance activity to improve healthcare outcomes through evidence-based and theory-grounded community ownership of health and strengthened social accountability systems.ECA will be funded with a majority of family planning funding and some maternal and child health funding; therefore, all expected results and proposed solutions should contribute to the betterment of the lives of women, children and men who access reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services, with a meaningful emphasis on family planning services. This Activity is anticipated to be released March 15, 2023, and awarded September 1, 2023. It is anticipated to be in the $25-$50M range. These positions are contingent upon award.
The Senior Technical Leads should possess experience in one or more of the following areas: RMNCAH, family planning, community engagement and mobilization, health literacy and advocacy, social accountability for health, capacity development of civil society organizations (CSOs), and youth- and gender-inclusive approaches. The Senior Technical Leads will partner closely with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to ensure that project objectives are met on time and within budget. Within their particular areas of expertise, they will provide technical leadership and direction to the project and develop the capacities of key stakeholders, CSOs, and private organizations to strengthen community voice and feedback in the delivery of essential health services, particularly RMNCAH and family planning services.
Pact seeks an experienced Finance and Human Resources (HR) Officer to support the overall financial and HR operations of the USAID CSM-STAND Sri Lanka Bolstering Civil Society Activity. The project’s overall goal is to assist Sri Lanka in maintaining a vibrant civil society that empowers citizens to advance the democratic values of citizen participation. Activities will link CSOs across communities, districts, and regions to have a voice in local governance and national reform processes. This is to be a 5-year activity that commenced in September 2022.
Reporting to the Finance Manager, The Finance and HR Officer will support daily finance and HR tasks. The Finance and HR Officer will support the Finance Manager in expenses liquidations, program sub-grants and sub-contracts payments, procurements, travel advances for field staff, Activity administration, HR management tasks, compliance with USAID financial and accounting rules and regulations, and other daily finance and HR tasks.
The Capacity Development (CD) Manager will be supporting a USAID-funded program in El Salvador.The CD expert will focus on strengthening civil society capacities and oversight of sub-grants to support effective advocacy and address root causes of migration. The CD expert will provide leadership and oversight of project strategy to strengthen the technical and operational capacity of a variety of civil society organizations (CSOs), with a particular emphasis on new or under-utilized partners. The CD expert will lead in the direct provision and coordination of high-quality, demand-driven support services that contribute towards civil society’s enhanced capacity at multiple levels and towards select organizations’ readiness to transition to direct USAID funding. Additionally, s/he will oversee support to emergent, young leaders, as well as representatives from vulnerable groups, to strengthen and empower them through innovative initiatives, platforms, and exchanges. The CD expert will lead a team with the shared responsibility to facilitate assessments, provide direct support, and coordinate the provision of technical assistance to civil society, with an emphasis placed on leveraging local expertise. The CD expert will ensure integration between CD activities and sub-grants to local organizations, ensuring sub-grants facilitate learning by doing opportunities and take into consideration transition readiness criteria.
Pact is seeking an experienced Technical Writer to join its Programs team. The Technical Writer supports the development of thought leadership and learning pieces, working with technical teams and projects to conceptualize and develop technical documents such as guides, repurpose existing documents for new audiences, and enhance evidence-based reporting, among others. The Technical Writer also serves as proposal writer for a variety of technical areas, including natural resource management, climate change, livelihoods and economic opportunities, and capacity development. They work collaboratively with Pact colleagues worldwide, including Pact’s field offices, project teams, technical experts, the business development team, and the communications team, to develop high-quality, responsive proposals and to work with project and evaluations teams as they develop reports and thought leadership pieces that effectively communicate results and impact. The Technical Writer reports to the Senior Director of LEAP, sits on the LEAP team, and is a member of Pact’s Technical Writing and Editing peer support group (TWE). As part of TWE, they help ensure and strengthen the quality of technical writing across Pact, particularly among projects.
The Proposal Manager, Global and Asia & Europe leads new business activities for their assigned region, working collaboratively with Pact teams to execute country, regional, and Impact Area (IA) business development strategies. The Proposal Manager brings an understanding of clients/donors (particularly USAID, U.S. Department of State, and other bilateral donors) and contributes to the development of proposals that are responsive both to client/donor priorities and to community and partner needs. With an understanding of broader donor trends and objectives as well as Pact’s technical strategies, the Proposal Manager will convene Pact staff, partners, and other stakeholders to identify and develop new business opportunities. Ideal candidates blend strategic, analytical thinking with program design, partnership management, and ability to develop winning proposals with tactical skills required for proposal management. Some international travel is expected; length of travel will range from 1-2 weeks at a time. The Proposal Manager reports to the Senior Manager, Global and Asia & Europe.
Pact is seeking an experienced Finance and Operations Officer to support Pact’s overall financial operations of a USAID-funded program in El Salvador. Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party and to the Global Finance Manager in Washington DC, they will provide oversight for daily finance and operations tasks. The Finance and Operations Officer will oversee expenses liquidations, program sub-grants and sub-contracts payments, procurements, travel advances for field staff, Activity administration, HR management tasks, and compliance with USAID financial and accounting rules and regulations, and other daily finance and operations tasks.
Pact is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist to support the implementation of the MEL program of Pact’s USAID-funded project in Central America. Reporting to the MEL Manager, they will train and guide the project team on MEL tools and processes and ensure the quality data monitoring, collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting. The MEL Specialist will also support the strategic and functional integration of all MEL activities as well as support the training and mentoring of partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong MEL systems.
Pact is seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to oversee the implementation, compliance, financial management, security, operations and logistics of a USAID-funded program in El Salvador. The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party to oversee all programmatic aspects, ensuring that objectives are met on time and within budget. They will ensure day-to-day implementation of activities; and working with the Chief of Party, oversee the finance, grants, and administrative units, including in their work with subgrantees, subcontractors, and consultants. The DCOP is responsible for training and mentoring staff on policies and procedures, donor regulations, new systems, and financial best practices, as well as working closely with the Chief of Party and US-based personnel to ensure compliance with all donor regulations and effective and proactive management. They will be the primary point of contact with USAID in absence of the Chief of Party with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters related to the agreement.
Pact está implementando el Proyecto “Ciudadanía Empoderada”, patrocinado por la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID). El Proyecto tiene como principal objetivo: Fortalecer capacidades de las Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (OSC) y de los Medios de Comunicación para que puedan responder de forma eficiente a los intereses de la ciudadanía.
Pact desea contratar los servicios de un Especialista en fortalecimiento de las OSC en San Salvador, quien será responsable de brindar asistencia técnica a organizaciones de la sociedad civil, aumentar las capacidades técnicas e institucionales de éstas. Además, el/la Especialista monitoreará la ejecución de proyectos de incidencia que las OSC ejecutarán bajo el programa de donaciones. Las actividades tomarán varias formas, incluyendo talleres de capacitación, intercambios, formulación de proyectos, acompañamiento, entre otros.
El/la Especialista de Fortalecimiento de las OSC trabajará bajo la supervisión de la Líder del Dominio 1 del Proyecto, el cual se establecer al fortalecimiento de capacidades como uno de los ejes transversales del Proyecto Ciudadanía Empoderada.