Information Specialist

CTP is seeking an experienced Information Specialist for the anticipated USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Institutional Support Services contract based in the Washington, DC area. The activity will provide support services to these offices and bureaus in accomplishing Agency priorities.

This position is contingent upon contract award at this time.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage and input data into databases and other platforms or systems
  • Support application of information tools and issues, software, and additional technology options including mobile platforms and training
  • Liaise with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as needed
  • Provide desk reviews of data, surveys, analysis methodologies, and manage subcontracts for further support
  • Provide support for mapping/geo-referencing and core data visualization and analysis
  • Development of map products
  • Provide technical assistance on a variety of geographic information efforts
  • Provide personnel and material support and training for knowledge management (KM) needs, including support for monitoring and evaluation
  • Assisting in the development and management of comprehensive KM systems for programs and processes, in coordination with existing USAID mechanisms and policies
  • Provide support for organizing information and publications.



The ideal applicant must be highly organized and motivated and should bring the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize, coordinate, and balance multiple priorities to serve multiple internal requirements in a collaborative team environment
  • Able to handle high stress environments and work efficiently and rapidly under the pressure of constant deadlines
  • Work experience in database management, mapping/geo-referencing and knowledge management systems
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation a plus
  • Experience with USAID and international development preferred
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. required

Educational and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in a government contracting environment highly desired

Position Details


United States, DC area with the potential for both domestic and international travel.

Security Clearance

Must have, or ability to obtain, a clearance if required. Background check clearance required prior to prospective employment.

Work Environment

Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements

Largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Authorization

Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume, inclusive of salary requirements, to, subject line “Information Specialist DCHA”.

Candidate applications may be acknowledged but, due to the high volume of submissions, only final candidates will be contacted for future discussions.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background review.  This includes, but is not limited to employment, credit and education verifications and criminal records check. All applicants are required to complete the associated paperwork in advance of an interview and writing samples may be requested.

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