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Columbia World Projects


Columbia World Projects (CWP) is an organization that aims to forge a closer and more useful connection between the intellectual resources of Columbia University and the needs of the world. We bring together university experts across a wide range of disciplines with leading practitioners from across a range of non-academic institutions, to address world problems and create positive change. With our colleagues, we devise projects that we staff, fund, and operate, with partners, in New York City, elsewhere in the United States, and around the world, across a wide range of areas, and always rooted in university research and scholarship. CWP is looking to expand its pool of local and international consultants across the full range of technical and development fields to assist CWP through the provision of short-term technical assistance in the following key areas:



  • Proposal writing and development
  • Needs assessment analyses (including needs assessment tool development)
  • Program design and logistics; project infrastructure development
  • Budget development and financial analyses
  • Project concepts and logic models
  • Stakeholder input facilitation
  • Workplans and implementation plan development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation plans and other activity-specific implementation tools and resources
  • Tool kit development
  • Policy development and documentation
  • Communications and knowledge management activities development
  • Strategic planning
  • Development and fundraising
  • Systems and process development


Qualified parties will ideally have experience supporting projects for improved development outcomes in topic areas listed below but not limited to:



  • COVID-19
  • Cybersecurity
  • Decarbonization
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Energy Access
  • Maternal Health
  • Unequal Opportunities
  • Justice


Contracts will be period specific, on an as needed basis and based on deliverables outlined by CWP.


Organizational Needs/Specifications

Columbia World Projects will contract with an individual or consulting agency:

  • If an individual consultant, Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences, engineering, general sciences, international relations or relevant field required. Advanced degree highly preferred.
  • If individual or consulting agency, 8+ years of relevant experience designing projects and programs, implementation, and monitoring progress.
  • If individual or consulting agency, 3+ years’ experience serving as consultant(s) to high profile projects and/or in global organizations.


Client Needs:

  • Experience working with experts and generalists;
  • Experience conducting a variety of mixed-method analyses and assessments including but not limited to, economic, social, institutional, and political economic analyses;
  • Experience developing KPIs and converting them into Monitoring and Evaluation plans;
  • Experience gathering and analyzing program/project data;
  • Proven success delivering results from working on high profile projects and/or with global organizations;
  • Relevant experience in the topic areas listed above.




How to Apply

Interested parties should send their CV/Resume (if individual consultant) or client list (if consulting agency), an overview of field of expertise, brief portfolio of successful work, and fee structure to CWP-Consultants@columbia.edu with “Request For Information for Consultants” as the subject of the email.


Potential selected consultants will be contacted on an as needed basis.



Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.

Request for Information

Columbia World Projects


Columbia World Projects (CWP) is an organization that aims to forge a closer and more useful connection between the intellectual resources of Columbia University and the needs of the world…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    December 8, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    December 3, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their CV/Resume (if individual consultant) or client list (if consulting agency), an overview of field of expertise, brief portfolio of successful work, and fee structure to CWP-Consultants@columbia.edu with “Request For Information for Consultants” as the subject of the email.

Potential selected consultants will be contacted on an as needed basis.

Interested parties should send their CV/Resume (if individual consultant) or client list (if consulting agency), an overview of field of expertise, brief portfolio of successful…

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