Position: Economist / Director of Development Analytics

 

Location: Washington, DC

Integra, a small-business international development firm, specializing in the implementation of demand-driven development analytics, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and capacity building projects. Our technical expertise is broad, encompassing agriculture and food security, economic growth, energy, climate resilience, environment and natural resources, and gender and social inclusion. We have provided analytical and M&E services to donor-funded projects for ten years, working across more than 50 different countries, impacting millions of stakeholders, and leveraging over $1.2 billion in public and private investment for development reforms.

 

Position Description

The Economist / Director of Development Analytics position will lead economic and political analysis, program design and collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) activities under Integra’s Development Analytics practice area. This practice area is dedicated to providing results-driven analytical support to help inform project design and implementation for clients including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The position will also be responsible for creating business development opportunities and expanding the Development Analytics portfolio.

 

Responsibilities

 

Analysis

  • Serve as the team lead/subject matter expert on new activities in the areas of agriculture and food security, climate change and the environment, economic growth, education, governance, and health.
  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis / cost-effectiveness analysis.
  • Conduct inclusive growth diagnostics and make recommendations on reforms that will stimulate both public and private investment and optimize impact on productive assets.
  • Ensure a high-quality, professional, and timely completion of project goals and objectives.

Program Design

  • Support international development partner programming in terms of theories of change, scope of work development, results frameworks, strategy development, etc.

Collaborating, Learning and Adapting

  • Support USAID and MCC Bureaus, Missions, staff and Implementing Partners to promote evidence-based decision-making to improve program management and development effectiveness.

Business Development

  • Serve as the Director of the Development Analytics Practice Area, responsible for identifying business opportunities, building networks and overseeing project implementation.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Political Science, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in economic or political economy analysis, including growth diagnostics, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, sectoral assessments, and private sector development.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience working with USAID and/or MCC.
  • Experience serving as a technical expert in quantitative and qualitative analysis, economic modeling, and econometrics.
  • Strong organizational skills, writing, research, quantitative and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent command of English, foreign language skills a plus.
  • Desire to implement best practices in the international development.
  • Cultural understanding and overseas experience highly preferred.
  • US citizenship or work permit required.

 

To Apply Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com. Please include “Economist / Director of Development Analytics” in the subject line of the e-mail. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position:  Associate

 

Location:  Washington, DC

Integra, a small-business international development firm, specializing in the implementation of demand-driven development analytics, monitoring, and evaluation (M&E), and capacity building projects.  Our technical expertise is broad, encompassing agriculture and food security, economic growth, energy, climate resilience, environment and natural resources, and gender and social inclusion.  We have provided analytical and M&E services to donor-funded projects for ten years, working across more than 50 different countries, impacting millions of stakeholders, and leveraging over $1.2 billion in public and private investment for development reforms.

 

Position Description

The Associate position is designed for a well-organized, highly motivated individual to support and work under two projects that Integra has been awarded by USAID:  The Learning, Evaluation and Analysis Project (LEAP III) and the Asia Emerging Opportunities (AEO) project.

USAID’s Learning, Evaluation and Analysis Project (LEAP III), and the Asia Emerging Opportunities Project were both awarded to Integra by USAID in May and August of 2018, respectively.  LEAP III is a 5-year, $19.6 million project that supports USAID Missions around the world by providing various economic analyses, monitoring and evaluation, and project-design support services.  Since May 2018, we have already begun implementation in Azerbaijan, Mali, Vietnam and Zambia.  USAID’s Asia Emerging Opportunities, while similar in structure, is smaller and focused on supporting Missions in Asia.  Its implementation began at the end of September 2018, and activities will also be at the request of USAID Missions.

Integra has structured both projects to be staffed by the same Project Manager, operations team and technical staff.  Accordingly, we are seeking an Associate to work across both projects, although the majority of work is expected to go towards LEAP III (it is almost five times as large as the Asia Emerging Opportunities project).  He/she will work alongside an Integra Associate already on staff.  This position provides the opportunity to work across variety of sectors and in countries around the globe.  There will also be opportunities for short-term travel.

 

Responsibilities

  • Project Operations.Assist in the overall management of the project, including planning, organizing, coordination, program execution and monitoring. Responsibilities will include project reporting, budget tracking and analysis, reviewing consultant timesheets and expense reports, assisting with project recruitment, submitting credentials and travel approval requests, conducting project launch and close out activities, and providing administrative support as required.
  • Research and Data Analysis.Provide research assistance and data analysis to support project work assignments. This includes Cost-Benefit Analysis, Public Financial Management, Performance Evaluations, Impact Evaluations, and Political Economy Assessments. Other work can include:  Developing training materials; checking, coding, and cleaning data sets; analysis of large and small data sets; preparation of tables and figures for communication of research results; liaising with counterparts overseas; conducting and organizing literature reviews and other secondary data searches; contributing to the preparation of professional papers, research reports, presentations, articles and proposals.
  • Provide Logistical and Technical Support on Work Assignments.Coordinate approvals, logistics, and travel details for in-country work assignments. Support in-country data collection and stakeholder interviews. Provide support to write project reports.

Required Qualifications

  • MA/MS degree in related field (business, economics, international relations)
  • At least 2 – 4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong financial skills required, including experience with project budgeting
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong organizational skills, writing, research, quantitative, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, prioritize and multi-task under tight deadlines
  • Excellent command of English, foreign language skills a plus
  • Desire to learn and implement best practices in the international development
  • Cultural understanding and overseas experience highly preferred
  • US citizenship or work permit required

 

To Apply, Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@integrallc.com.  Please include “Associate” in the subject line of the e-mail.  No phone calls please.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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