The Technical, Operational, and Program Support (TOPS) project������is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded institutional support contract for������USAID���������s������Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation������(DDI)������to meet the pressing challenges������caused by������climate change. TOPS aims to help USAID������meet the increasing complexities of global development by recruiting technical assistance providers������to work in������USAID���������s������offices; delivering������the training needed to empower new staff������and������advance������USAID���������s������objectives around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and facilitating������more evidence-driven technical decisions.
EnCompass LLC������is seeking a������Gender Program Assistant������to provide administrative assistance and support on gender, environment, climate and a range of other activities within the Gender Equity and Equality Action (GEEA) Fund. The GEEA Fund luding from marginalized and underserved populations, in a gender-transformative way. The GEEA Fund focuses on five strategic priority areas and addresses the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19, climate change, conflict, and crisis on women and girls, in all their diversity, worldwide.
The Gender Program Assistant will offer support into a wide range of������gender������programming, including climate and environmental activities, within the GEEA Fund, and will be tasked with coordination, organization, logistics, and administrative duties, including support on communications and other Fund management tasks.������ ������
The Gender Program������Assistant will be highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive, and able to support multiple projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate is also interested in international development and the nexus between gender and climate issues relevant to the GEEA Fund���������s work. ������
This is a full-time position. The position is expected to be fully remote for the next be based at USAID headquarters in Washington DC.������
The Gender Program Assistant must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.������
Position Duties and Responsibilities
Essential functions include:
Work directly with USAID staff on a variety of assigned tasks and activities supporting the GEEA Fund, particularly those related to climate and environment
Draft, edit, and format deliverable materials, documents, and reports as needed and in collaboration������with program teams
Initiate and support the development of reports, materials for large events, and technical documents
Monitor and track activity budgets and deliverables
Provide logistical and technical support to project activities
Arrange travel, hotels, visas and other necessary preparations for traveling team members
Providing support as needed to the USAID team developing������Requests for Proposals (RFPs),������coordinating with������procurement committee members, and helping to source������bids
Help the tend analysis of survey data.
Synthesize������notes and decisions from meetings, assist with planning, design, and implementation of events, develop event registration platforms and websites, and other support services
Communicate������with USAID colleagues, interagency colleagues, implementing partners, and consultants������as needed
Assist USAID office team members with other tasks, as assigned
Minimum of a Bachelor���������s Degree required. A degree in gender studies, international affairs, or natural resources, climate, or environmental science is preferred.
Experience and Skills
Up to 3 years of professional experience
Documented interest in the gender sector is required. Examples include previous coursework or participation in gender related learning events or engagements.
Experience working in the gender and environment sector is highly desirable
Strong verbal and written English language skills; highly skilled at writing and editing documents
Excellent computer skOffice and Google Suite applications
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities and deadlines
Attention to detail, accuracy, and strong time-management skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as needed
A commitment to advancing the mission of USAID/DDI, specifically the GEEA Fund
International experience (professional, study abroad, etc.) is highly desirable
Demonstrated interest in the climate sector is highly desirable. Demonstrated interest may include related coursework, participation in online learning events, etc.
Experience working in a developing country context is preferred. An academic background, personal experiences, or other demonstrations of knowledge and interest in the developing country context may substitute for developing-country work experience
Experience in the administration and coordination of projects is highly desirable
Familiarity������with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedurs desired
Fluency in language(s) other than English is������desired
EnCompass������is a women-owned business offering innovative, customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation.������Since our establishment in 1999, we have become a leading advisor for government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, diversity, and technical expertise in environment and agriculture, food security, education, gender and inclusive development, global health, and human rights.
������How to Apply
Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application.
EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate���������s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business���������not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.������������
The employer will mmodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.
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