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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Associate Operations Analyst II/ Operations Analyst (6/7), SBG

Location: North America
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code: 3608


Job Title/Grade:    Associate Operations Analyst II/ Operations Analyst (6/7)      

Department:           Sustainable Resources Group (SBG)

Reports to:             Manager, Sustainable Business Group

Date:                       April 20, 2018

Function of the Position:

This is a full-time, professional position that will contribute to the Sustainable Business Group. SBG is a specialized department within DAI Global, LLC that leads engagements with private sector clients in the oil, gas, mining, power, and renewable energy sectors.

For more about DAI SBG, please visit

Roles and Responsibilities:

The percentages below are illustrative and may evolve and/or change depending on the company’s needs.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Project Coordination (45%)

  • Act as a liaison to project teams and field teams for day-to-day problem solving and support. Independently trouble-shoots common problems and escalates more complex issues to the Manager/Team Lead and follows up until resolved.

  • Coordinate the administrative activities of the project including start-up, recruitment, mobilizing and demobilizing staff, maintaining project files, requesting purchases for goods and services, processing AP adjustments, vendor invoice review, submitting Procure to Pay requisitions, and iExpense auditing.

Contract Management (20%)

  • Initiates requests for approvals, coordinates submissions for contract and subcontract modifications and coordinates all other requests for contract office support.

  • Drafts routine contractual documents using approved templates. Identifies and synthesizes potential issues and present possible solutions to the Operations Manager and project team.

  • Sets up ICA and non-service requisitions for review. Monitors subcontractor budgets and liaises with subcontractors regarding administrative or operational issues as appropriate.

Financial Management (20%)

  • Responsible for ensuring processing and review of project financial transactions and monthly project invoices. Processes invoices and audits iExpense Reports. Creates and/or maintains project budget tool and coordinates data entry from field and home office into project contract budget in advance of modifications.

New Business (10%)

  • Supports new business opportunities by contributing to proposal efforts in budget development and proposal coordination.

  • Provide research, administrative, and logistical support to new business efforts. Illustrative tasks include: compiling past and on-going project experience; organizing information; creating charts, tables, and formatting

Cross SBG Support (5%)

  • Assist in developing marketing materials, organizing existing reports and information about various project and product lines, ensure team sites are organized and up to date.

  • As a member of the SBG team, provides support as needed and collaborates with colleagues. Provides short-term coverage for other analysts. Any other tasks as requested by management.

Minimum Qualifications:

Grade 6: Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience and a bachelor’s degree or 1 year of relevant professional experience and a master’s degree.

Grade 7: Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience and a bachelor’s degree or a 2 years relevant professional experience and a master’s degree.

  • Strong administrative skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel to all countries where DAI implements its projects, barring times when DAI Global security has deemed travel unsafe – (estimated up to 40% international travel).

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Verbal and written working level proficiency in Portuguese

  • Masters or advanced degree.

  • Experience in international development

  • Some field experience

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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