ZemiTek, LLC is a Woman-Owned, SBA-certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) based in the Washington, DC metro area. We have a strong record of delivering innovative and high-quality solutions. Since 2007, ZemiTek has provided technical assistance, project management, information technology (IT), knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, training and learning development, and institutional support services.
Global Solutions Ventures (GSV) — a joint-venture partnership between ZemiTek, LLC, and Dexis— is seeking a Children in Adversity Senior Technical Advisor to support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), Inclusive Development Hub (ID Hub). The ID Hub’s mandate is to promote the rights and inclusion of marginalized and underrepresented populations around the world in the development process, working across various technical areas to “combat stigma and discrimination, promote empowerment and inclusion of marginalized or underrepresented groups, and improve the lives of populations in high-risk situations.”
USAID’s ID Hub serves as the government's leader in promoting integrated development approaches to ensure full social participation in the development process by all involved, specifically by promoting participation from the world’s underrepresented, historically-marginalized groups. The ID Hub’s policies promote the needs and engagement of children in adversity, youth, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI+ persons. USAID’s Suggested Approaches for Integrating Inclusive Development Across the Program Cycle and in Mission Operations defines Inclusive Development as “the concept that every person, regardless of identity, is instrumental in the transformation of their own societies and their inclusion throughout the development process leads to better outcomes.”
USAID’s Children in Adversity (CA) team leads interagency efforts to implement Public Law 109-95, the Global Child Thrive Act (GCTA), and Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity: A U.S. Government Strategy for International Assistance (APCCA). The team also programs USAID/Vulnerable Children (VC) account funds. APCCA guides a whole of government approach to investing in the development, care, dignity, and safety of the world’s most vulnerable children and their families, fostering collaboration and coordination, and maximizing results across departments and agencies.
The Children in Adversity Senior Technical Advisor will be a member of this team based in Washington, DC. This is a long-term position with an immediate start date. The Children in Adversity Senior Technical Advisor will work across a broad range of technical functions. The Technical Advisor will lead on activities related to Objective 2 of APCCA and will guide programming to support those most vulnerable children who are, or are at risk of, living outside of family care by promoting, funding, and supporting nurturing, loving, protective, and permanent family care.
Key responsibilities program design; review of proposals and technical documents; project monitoring and assessment; communication with USAID personnel, grantees, technical experts, and the ; report situation analysis; and ad hoc tasks.
The Senior Technical Advisor will support the effective implementation of APCCA in the following ways:
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