Associate, International Development

February 18 2020
Arlington , Virginia , United States

Background:

Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan has corporate offices in the US, UK, and India and more than 25 program offices around the world.

The Associate will provide research and analytical support to deliverable production under the supervision of a Principal Associate, as well as serve as lead project back-stopping as the Home Office Project Manager for one or more field projects. 


Job Description:
  • Provide support for the delivery of field work  –   specifically in the areas of public financial management. This includes, but not limited to, conducting research and performing analysis in project specific areas, drafting technical reports and supporting overall deliverable preparation;
  • Provide support and/or lead business development efforts, including drafting portions of the technical and management approaches for proposals, providing logistical support for field trips to beneficiary countries to gather background information and technical content, and support the overall development of proposals;
  • Provide support for project administration and oversight of projects - including drafting and reviewing requests for client approvals, recruitment and staffing, support for work planning, overseeing consultant work, and other tasks as assigned to ensure the smooth operation of Nathan Associates projects.
  • Other tasks as required by the Vice President EP&G
  • The role will require international travel.

Qualifications:

Required:  

  • B.A./S. in economics, business, international development/affairs, or related field and a minimum of five years of experience in a role relevant to the international development field;   or
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, including spreadsheet and financial tracking;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong interpersonal skills (you will interact with employees, consultants, partners, clients, subcontractors, and vendors);
  • Strong writing skills, which will be assessed during the hiring process; and
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization required.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Experience with USAID-funded and /or other donor-funded projects;
  • Masters or equivalent in Economics, Public Affairs, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration;
  • Strong language skills in French or Arabic preferred. Other languages widely spoken in the developing world may be considered in place of these languages;
  • Experience in relevant economic growth and government administration issues preferred, including public financial management, public investment management, econometrics, macro fiscal forecasting;
  • Economic research and analysis of developing country issues, including, but not limited to the application of new technologies, such as blockchain, to address development challenges, application of Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA); and
  • Relevant overseas work or internship experience in a developing country context.