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Resonance harnesses the talent of our passionate, action-oriented team members to change the world. We deliver realistic, actionable solutions to help our clients turn insights into reality, cutting through complexities to solve global challenges.

You will do your best work and you will work your hardest at Resonance. You’ll work with USAID, State Department, other leading donor agencies, private foundations and commercial clients, to facilitate market-led solutions that address global development challenges. Whether it is food security, countering violent extremism, climate change, sustainable fisheries, or human trafficking, our team works on the big issues and has big responsibilities. Our diverse team of professionals are whip-smart, well-informed doers who thrive in high-paced, action-oriented environments.

We’re Growing and So Can You

Resonance was founded in 2005 and today we employ dozens of experts at our headquarters in Burlington, Vermont; offices in Washington, D.C. and Seattle; and field staff located in over 10 countries. Our clients include leading donor agencies such as USAID, Fortune 500 companies, development banks, NGOs, and foundations.

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Project Operations Manager

As a member of Resonance’s Project Operations team, the Project Operations Manager will play a critical role in supporting the implementation of Resonance’s projects throughout the project life cycle. S/he will provide guidance and practical support to the project management units on all matters related to project financial management, operations, contract and subcontract management, and compliance. S/he will also support the implementation of Resonance’s business development strategy by participating in the proposal development process in a variety of roles. The Project Operations Manager will be based in Washington, DC, or Burlington, VT, and will work in close collaboration with Resonance’s project staff and other departments within the company. S/he will report to the Project Operations Director.

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Subject Matter Experts: Monitoring & Evaluation, Ukraine

Resonance is seeking Monitoring & Evaluation Subject Matter Experts for an anticipated task under USAID Ukraine. The purpose of the activity is to strengthen the capacity of USAID Ukraine to adapt and manage USAID’s economic development programming in the context of eastern Ukraine. Subject Matter Experts will work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation Team Leader and Senior Technical Advisor to implement this 5-year USAID-funded project.  

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Monitoring & Evaluation Team Leader, Ukraine

Resonance seeks a Monitoring & Evaluation Team Leader to oversee evaluation for an anticipated task under USAID Ukraine. The purpose of the activity is to strengthen the capacity of USAID Ukraine to adapt and manage USAID’s economic development programming in the context of eastern Ukraine. Resonance is open to half time and/or full time positions, based in Washington D.C. and/or Ukraine. The M&E Team Leader will report directly to the Director of the Secure Communities team.

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Senior Technical Advisor - M&E and Economic Growth, Ukraine

Resonance seeks a Senior Technical Advisor to oversee evaluation for an anticipated task under USAID Ukraine. The purpose of the activity is to strengthen the capacity of USAID Ukraine to adapt and manage USAID’s Economic economic growth programming in the context of eastern Ukraine. This is a part-time/full-time position, based in Washington, D.C. and/or Ukraine, with occasional overseas travel. The Senior Technical Advisor will report directly to the project’s Team Leader.

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Technical Advisors - Governance and Related Cross-cutting Areas (French-Speaking)

Project DescriptionUSAID Benin has embarked on an integrative approach to support the development of enhanced democratic governance as an enabler for improving development outcomes. Under the Benin Governance Consultant, Research and Logistics Services Activity, Resonance provides targeted support to USAID/Benin’s good governance programs, including advisory services, research and analyses, promoting citizen-government dialogue, and organizing program events—including workshops, conferences, events, and surveys. Position DescriptionTo support the implementation of Resonance’s project in Benin, we are recruiting French-speaking Technical Advisors and Governance Specialists to provide on-demand technical assistance and advisory services on decentralization and good governance and its intersection across a range of technical issues and sectors, including education, public health, WASH, food security, systems, and gender and social inclusion. Specifically, we are seeking to engage mid and senior level experts in the following technical areas:• Anti-Corruption• Open Government• Good Governance• Constitutional/Legal/Regulatory Processes• Asset Declaration • Ombudsman• Communication and Reporting• Investigative Journalism• Political Processes• Association-Network Building• Community Organizing• Public Financial Management/Budgeting • Public Procurement • Gender Integration/ Equality • Business Associations

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Enterprise & Partnerships Specialist, Tanzania

Resonance is currently recruiting for an Enterprise & Partnerships Specialist for a USAID-funded project in Tanzania.  The project — the USAID-funded Tanzania Water Resources Integration Development Initiative (WARIDI) — is a five-year project based out of Morogoro, working in up to 20 administrative districts in the Wami-Ruvu and Rufiji river basins. The project seeks to: • Increase utilization of sustainable multiple-use water and sanitation services; • Strengthen governance for sustainable and resilient management of water resources and services; • Increase livelihoods through private sector investment opportunities for sustainable water services and resource management; and • Strengthen resilience of coastal livelihoods and ecosystems to climate change. The Enterprise & Partnerships Specialist will be a full-time position, based in the WARIDI project office in Morogoro, Tanzania.

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Assistant, Commercial Practice

Resonance is seeking candidates to join our dynamic team in the role of Assistant to support our work with commercial clients. Working closely with Resonance leaders in Seattle, Burlington and Manila, the Assistant will provide critical administrative and business development to support the growth of our work with a diverse range of corporate, foundation and NGO clients worldwide. The Assistant will be an integral part of Resonance’s growing Commercial Practice, which focuses on providing consulting and advisory services in support of sustainability strategies in frontier markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This is a great opportunity for a junior-level professional looking to grow in a fast-paced and mission-focused environment.   This is a full-time position based in Burlington, VT, reporting to the Chief Innovation Officer. Ability to travel 20% domestically or internationally on short notice required.

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Senior Manager, Secure Communities

The Senior Manager in the Secure Communities/Human Capital practice area will lead project management activities for current and anticipated contracts focused on governance, youth development, workforce development, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and countering violent extremism (CVE). The Senior Manager will report to the Director, Secure Communities & Human Capital. This will be a full-time position based in Washington, D. C.

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Subject Matter Expert: Forced Migration

Resonance is seeking a Migration Expert to provide technical leadership on the performance of the United Israel Appeal (UIA) in providing integration related services to program beneficiaries from 2016-2018. The Migration Expert will provide technical direction on a final performance evaluation of the Humanitarian Migrants to Israel (HMI) Program. The evaluation, lasting up to 6 months, will consist of: (1) a comprehensive desk review and analysis of best practices in local integration of migrants in Israel including an analysis of program documents and reporting and (2) a field-based evaluation of the HMI program in Israel, with an emphasis on assessing the effectiveness of efforts to prepare migrants for successful integration.

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Evaluation Team Leader, Humanitarian Migrants to Israel Program

Resonance is seeking an experienced evaluation expert to lead an evaluation on the performance of the United Israel Appeal (UIA) in providing integration related services to program beneficiaries from 2016-2018.  The Evaluation Team Lead will conduct a final performance evaluation of the Humanitarian Migrants to Israel (HMI) Program. The evaluation, lasting up to 6 months, will consist of: (1) a comprehensive desk review and analysis of best practices in local integration of migrants in Israel including an analysis of program documents and reporting and (2) a field-based evaluation of the HMI program in Israel, with an emphasis on assessing the effectiveness of efforts to prepare migrants for successful integration.

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Vice President, Management Consulting

At present, the majority of Resonance revenue is from donor agency clients – USAID, State Department, MCC, Australia’s DFAT and others. In line with our five-year vision, we are growing out a client base among leading companies, foundations, NGOs, and impact investors. Our goal is for Resonance to emerge as a market leader in the design and execution of action-based strategies. In line with this vision, we are seeking a proven Vice President to lead the development and growth of our commercial services practice. As a key member of the Resonance Executive Team, the Vice President will be expected to lead the development and execution of the company’s commercial services strategy, targeting corporate, foundation, investor, and non-profit clients.

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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager

Resonance is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager to provide technical expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and learning across our practice areas. S/he will create and implement MEL strategies both during proposal development and project implementation, and will be responsible for ensuring that MEL project deliverables are on-time and of high quality. In addition, s/he will manage MEL consultants on an as-needed basis and will manage workflows and deliverables. This will be a full-time position based in Washington, DC, or Burlington, VT, reporting to the Director of Resonance’s Secure Communities practice.

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Education Specialist (Spanish-Speaking)

Resonance is recruiting for an Education Specialist for a consultancy to conduct a final performance evaluation in Latin America/Caribbean (LAC) region. The evaluation will provide answers to key questions that will facilitate a technically strong program closeout and inform future USAID LAC education programming. The assignment will include a combination of desk work, field work, field work, and remote work to develop the final report and recommendations. This will include a three-week assignment in the field, scheduled to take place between June and September 2018.

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Senior Communications & Engagement Lead, Promoting Excellence In Private Sector Engagement (PEPSE) Project

Resonance is seeking candidates for the role of Senior Communications & Engagement Lead on our USAID-funded Promoting Excellence in Private Sector Engagement (PEPSE) project. The Senior Communications & Engagement Lead will be responsible for overall communications of the program, ensuring strategic coordination among various efforts and consistency in messaging. S/he will oversee all forms of outreach (internal and external), communications, and promotion, and support communications and organization around events, including the logistical and communication components, and will work in concert with co-sponsors of events. PEPSE provides institutional support services to the Center for Transformational Partnerships (CTP) at USAID, including support for a variety of technical workstreams. As a result, the Senior Communications & Engagement Lead also engages in communications review for materials addressing the delivery of technical advisory services, training, and data and insights.This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, reporting to the PEPSE Project Director.

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Evaluation Team Lead (Spanish-Speaking)

Resonance is recruiting for an Evaluation Team Lead for a consultancy to conduct a final performance evaluation in the Latin America/Caribbean (LAC) region. The evaluation will provide answers to key questions that will facilitate a technically strong program closeout and inform future USAID LAC education programming. The assignment will include a combination of desk work, field work, and remote work to develop the final report and recommendations. This will include a three-week assignment in the field, scheduled to take place between June and September 2018.  

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International Trade (Standards) Specialist

Resonance is seeking International Trade (Standards) Specialist candidates for the USAID Trade and Competitiveness Activity (TCA). The project is supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform (TRR) to provide technical support to USAID Missions, USAID/Washington bureaus, and other United States Government (USG) operating units to design, implement, and evaluate a broad range of activities related to trade and investment, private sector development, and regulatory reform. Within this scope, TCA is supporting TRR as it works with interagency partners to ensure that USAID’s development programming is supporting USAID partner countries to formulate internationally recognized standards that allow for U.S. businesses to compete and for partner countries to meet standards necessary for increasing their exports and consumer safety. The International Trade Specialist would have deep technical expertise in trade standards. Standards are key to free and fair-trade, opening market access, providing economies of scale, and encouraging innovation. The International Trade Specialist, as USAID’s point of contact on standards, would provide management and advisory services to U.S. Government Agencies and the private sector. Specifically, the individual fulfilling this position would have expertise on, and provide advisory support in technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary standards for agriculture, and zoological and veterinary standards for animals and meat.   This will be a temporary full-time position based in Washington, DC, and reporting to the TCA Chief of Party (a Resonance employee).

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Analyst

Resonance is seeking candidates to join our dynamic team as Analyst in Manila, Philippines. The Analyst will provide critical project implementation support, specifically focused on a new USAID-funded project improving sustainable fisheries in the Philippines. S/he will also work across practice areas to assist with new business development, project management, and client engagement. This is a full-time position based in Manila, Philippines, reporting to Resonance's Director for Asia. Ability to travel 20% internationally for period of up to three weeks on short notice required.

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Director of Finance

Resonance, an award-winning global development consulting firm based in Burlington, VT, is seeking a Director of Finance to oversee and manage all financial and accounting activities. The Director of Finance will serve as part of the senior leadership team to implement strategic goals of the company. S/he will supervise the Accounting staff and will work closely with the President and senior leadership to drive the financial performance of the company. S/he will be responsible for managing risk, developing and implementing financial procedures to both improve and sustain the financial health of the company. S/he must have proven leadership experience, and will be instrumental in the company’s sustainable growth. This is a full-time position based in Burlington, VT, reporting to the President.

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Subject Matter Experts: Food Security, Agriculture, Nutrition And Related Cross-cutting Areas

Resonance is seeking qualified technical experts for USAID’s anticipated Food Security Service Center (FSSC) Follow-on, focused on nutrition and agriculture. FSSC is designed to help USAID’s Bureau of Food of Food Security support and implement Feed the Future strategies, programming, and initiatives through the deployment of short- to medium-term expertise in Washington, D.C. and Feed the Future countries, focused on improving food security, including agricultural development, gender integration, improved nutrition, and strengthened resilience. Services include on-demand technical and program support, project design, analytical services, capacity building, bridge programming, small scale pilots, and support in the integration of cross-cutting issues critical to the success of Feed the Future.

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Benefits of Being Part of Resonance

Team members at Resonance have access to a 401k retirement plan; healthcare, including vision and dental; a generous and competitive salary; opportunity for relocation reimbursement; and commuter benefits.

Resonance has an atmosphere that fosters creativity and innovation. Employees enjoy opportunities for growth and professional development through field immersion, workshops, trainings, brownbags, and project updates. We have a collaborative work environment with an open floor plan, breakout rooms, and Ergo workstations. We have a lot to celebrate and do so with frequent social events, happy hours, and team gatherings.