|SSG Advisors is a an award-winning global development solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that works with a variety of government, philanthropic and commercial clients around the world. We harness the power of collaboration to enable communities, companies and governments to drive market-based solutions to global challenges, such as climate change, violent extremism and food security. SSG seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results.
We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.
The Project Analyst provides critical project implementation support to portfolio projects and plays a vital role on our business development team. This is a full-time position based in Burlington, Vermont with frequent travel to developing countries to support project implementation activities.
Project Management (50%)
- Contribute to the design, implementation, and monitoring of SSG projects from the home office and during short-term assignments in the field, as required
- Work closely with Project Managers to develop, manage, and track portfolio project budgets in accordance with contract requirements, managing smaller contracts under supervision of a Director or Deputy Director
- Develop scopes of work and staff position descriptions; prepare activity reports and other deliverables, as required
- Recruit and support the fielding of project staff and consultants
- Contribute to and/or participate in assessments, research/analysis, field interviews, curricula development for training, and evaluations
- Support project communications, including website content, articles, success stories, blog posts, etc.
Business Development (40%)
- Serve as a member of the business development team, identify and track opportunities, and liaise with potential partners
- Carry out research needed to inform opportunity tracking and proposal development
- Manage and/or coordinate recruiting efforts
- Contribute to the proposal development process as proposal manager, technical coordinator, personnel manager, corporate capabilities writer, budgeter, and/or cost proposal coordinator depending on the size/scope of proposal, and lead subcontracting opportunities of up to $500K
- Coordinate with prime contractors and subcontractors to ensure timely delivery or required cost, technical and supporting documents required for proposal submission
Additional Activities (10%)
- Draft corporate communications, including website content, one pagers, social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook), blog posts, etc.
- Support the creation of marketing collateral as needed
- Help develop SSG partnership methodologies, tools, and training curricula
- At least two years of professional experience, preferably in an international development context
- Master’s Degree in a relevant field preferred, but not required
- Demonstrated capability in research and analysis
- Outstanding written and oral communications abilities
- Proficiency in a foreign language, preferably Spanish, French or Arabic
- Technical experience in one or more of the following areas: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Private Sector Development, Natural Resources Management, Workforce Development, or Human Security
- Ability to travel 20% internationally on short notice
- Familiarity with public private partnerships and alliances strongly preferred
- US work authorization is required
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (five pages or less) and three references to [email protected]. Please include “Project Analyst 2016” in the subject line.
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Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. SSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.