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Thank you for your interest in joining Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. We are looking for qualified applicants for the following positions:

OSC seeks well-qualified applicants for a full-time Project Manager position based in Philadelphia.

Position Description:
The Manager provides operational, administrative, and technical support to OSC’s project management team(s) throughout all phases of the project lifecycle. This includes: managing staff and consultant deployments; assisting in preparing monthly project technical and financial reports, and; providing support to OSC field staff. The Manager works hand-in-glove with project leads and other managers to ensure efficient and coordinated completion of all assigned tasks. The Manager also works with OSC directors, senior leadership and other managers on business and proposal development tasks, developing research and briefing materials to enhance OSC presentations and pitches. Primary responsibilities include:

Project Management:

  • Lead operational activities such as consultant deployments, time tracking, and basic procurement, all in compliance with USAID regulations
  • Manage completion monthly, quarterly, and annual technical and financial reports for assigned projects, compiling inputs from other team members as required
  • Create invoices, monthly financial forecasts, and pipeline analyses
  • Compile technical research to support technical project activities. For example, researching key media outlets in a country where OSC operates
  • Review and maintain project documents including scopes of work, work plans, branding, etc.

Business and Proposal Development:

  • Review and analyze business forecast documents released by potential OSC clients
  • Research business opportunities
  • Assist with the development of proposal inputs, including past performance references, personnel submissions and other standard documentation
  • Coordinate proposal activities as required

Miscellaneous:

  • Research, as assigned, emerging development communications trends, including social media and mobile technology and their application in developing country contexts
  • Provide limited design/layout support for OSC presentations, templates, and proposal graphics

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in international development, communications, political science, economics or related field
  • Minimum three years progressively responsible office experience
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Working proficiency in a second language required; French, Russian, or Portuguese preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Submit your resume/CV, cover letter, and three professional references via email (osc@oscltd.com) by February 28, 2019.  Please reference “OSC Project Manager” in the subject line.

OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

OSC seeks well-qualified applicants for a full-time Finance Manager position based in Philadelphia.

Position Description:
The Finance Manager provides cost, budget, billing, and analytical support to OSC’s project management team(s) throughout all phases of the project lifecycle. This includes proposal development, project startup, ongoing management and forecasting, billing, and closeout. The Finance Manager works hand-in-glove with the project management team(s) and the accounting department to ensure efficient and coordinated completion of all assigned tasks. Primary responsibilities include:

Proposal Development:

  • Work with proposal development team(s) to collect cost and pricing data for proposal budgets
  • Develop prime and subcontract proposal budgets according to client specifications
  • Liaise with client counterparts, as assigned, to resolve cost/budget issues
  • Work according to schedule of deadlines for timely submission of proposals

Project Management:

  • Review monthly project invoices prepared by project management teams to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with client requirements
  • Prepare and submit monthly project invoices independently
  • Liaise with client counterparts, as assigned, to resolve invoicing issues
  • Track project billing against obligations and request increased obligations from clients as required
  • Create and maintain budget vs. actual variance reports for all projects
  • Develop budget projections for individual projects and the firm as a whole using a variety of budget and technical performance scenarios
  • Create and maintain budget vs. actual variance reports for all projects
  • Carry out budget realignments for each project on an annual basis, or more frequently as required by the client
  • Ensure compliance with financial reporting requirements on all OSC projects
  • Train home office and field staff in financial management best practices as required

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in economics, finance, accounting or related field
  • Minimum three years progressively responsible office experience
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Advanced Excel skills required including Vlookups and pivot tables; demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Submit your resume/CV, cover letter, and three professional references via email (osc@oscltd.com) by February 28, 2019.  Please reference “OSC Finance Manager” in the subject line.

OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

OSC is seeking well-qualified applicants for a Senior Gender and Research Advisor to support a USAID-funded, Washington, DC-based pharmaceutical program.

Position Description:
The Senior Gender and Research Advisor’s major activities include: (1) Lead the development of program gender strategy and approaches to ensure incorporation of gender considerations into program technical assistance, and (2) lead the design, planning, and implementation of technical assistance in relation to gender issues and considerations according to the strategy and in collaboration with other technical and country teams.

The Senior Gender and Research Advisor will provide on-site support at the prime contractor’s project office in the Washington, DC area and will be expected to travel internationally to the program’s focal countries. The Advisor will be responsible for developing and facilitating multi-day gender trainings, advising on the inclusion of gender-related indicators and targets in project MEL plans, and asserting the gender agenda to ensure its inclusion is prioritized throughout project activities at all project stages and levels. Activities may also involve conducting gender assessments and analyses (in-country and/or remotely) to identify intervention areas and opportunities for improvement, identifying educational opportunities to promote gender inclusion, and conducting additional trainings as needed.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher in areas such as gender/women’s studies, public health, international development
  • Minimum 10 years (MA or equivalent)/5 years (PhD or equivalent) of experience working in international development on gender-related issues
  • Experience with monitoring, evaluation, and learning; research including data collection, analysis, and reporting; curriculum development and training implementation
  • Experience with gender assessments and analyses and gender policy development
  • Experience working on donor-funded contracts strongly preferred
  • Clinical experience is a plus, including knowledge of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills

Submit your resume/CV and cover letter via email (osc@oscltd.com) by February 28, 2019.  Please reference “Senior Gender and Research Advisor” in the subject line.

OSC is committed to recruiting, employing, promoting, and retaining the best-qualified individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

OSC seeks well-qualified applicants for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Macedonia Informed Citizen Media Activity (ICMA) project. The goal of the ICMA Activity is to ensure that Macedonian citizens have access to fact-based and relevant journalism that is balanced, independent, and professional.

Position Description:
The COP will oversee management of staff and consultants and develop project work plans. S/he should have demonstrated broad management and team building experience; broad technical knowledge of media, including investigative journalism, public media literacy, and content production; experience in developing countries; and skills to ensure coherence and consistency under tight deadlines. The COP will serve as the principle liaison with USAID staff and project partners to exchange information and make verbal or written presentations to various audiences. This long-term (five year) position will be based in Skopje, Macedonia.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in areas such as communications, organizational development, international relations, political science, international development
  • Minimum 10 years of experience working in international development on media-related issues
  • Experience with investigative journalism, civil society engagement, enabling data for public availability, supporting public media literacy, advocating for media rights and safety, and/or increasing media transparency
  • Experience managing complex donor-funded projects including media and content development initiatives; USAID experience strongly preferred
  • Of the required work experience, at least three years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills; Macedonian and/or Albanian language skills are a plus

Submit your resume/CV and cover letter via email (osc@oscltd.com) by February 28, 2019.  Please reference “ICMA Chief of Party” in the subject line.

OSC is seeking Knowledge Management Specialists for short- and long-term assignments on projects.

An advanced degree in policy, management, social or physical sciences, international development, or another field related to climate change and development, with no less than five years of experience in knowledge management, is preferred for this position. However, if the individual does not have an advanced degree, she/he must have a bachelor’s degree policy, management, social or physical sciences, international development, or another field related to climate change and development, with no less than eight years of experience in knowledge management. In addition, the individual must demonstrate previous experience with online and face-to-face approaches to knowledge management and learning. Experience with technology projects in the developing world is strongly preferred. Other preferred skills include excellent communication skills (oral and written), analytic skills, database management, programming, and strong interpersonal skills. The individual must have geographic information systems expertise, including data analysis, management, visualization, and distribution. Understanding of applied Earth science information and products is necessary. Knowledge of data and metadata standards is an asset.

Knowledge Management Specialist roles and responsibilities:

  • Leads review of existing KM tools, assesses options for improvement, and proposes solutions to USAID and partners.
  • Engages IT firms and subcontractors to streamline management of knowledge at a structural level.
  • Updates project hubs’ planning templates annually and performs timely reviews of subs’ service plans.
  • Maintains online tools, including a Guidebook, global and hub-level user engagement database, global calendar, Geoportal, and global product catalogue.
  • Plans and supports face-to-face hub exchanges and an annual event for network partners in order to build capacity within hubs’ KM systems.
  • Provides KM inputs to the Communications Lead to ensure that the project is able to more appropriately capture and tell the development story.
  • Collaborates with the M&E Specialist to ensure that feedback of new product/information demands are relayed back to the Applied Science Team (AST) to facilitate uptake of new tools and technologies and that all relevant science activities are captured in monitoring and evaluation efforts.
  • Supports the CSRD Coordinator and CSRD Partnership Coordination from a KM perspective by addressing and capturing the needs and gaps of climate services implementation.
  • Assists the Grants Manager and Grants Under Contract (GUC) Program to ensure grantee outputs are properly shared and catalogued.

Submit your CV via email (osc@oscltd.com). Please reference “Knowledge Management Specialist” in the subject line.

 

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