EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY !
Cross-cutting Democracy and Governance Advisor GS-13
Open To : Resident Hire US Personal Services Contractor (PSC)
Vacancy Announcement : No. 2017-10
Opening Date : Monday, September 18th, 2017
Closing Date : Monday, October 2nd,2017 at 17:00 (Bujumbura Time)
Work Hours : Full-time ; 40 hours/week
The Cross-Cutting Democracy and Governance (DG) Advisor provides technical expertise to the USAID/Burundi office across the full scope of its democracy and governance portfolio, as well as cross-cutting programming with other USAID/Burundi technical program areas including HIV/AIDS, malaria, food aid and nutrition, maternal and child health, and youth development. In line with USAID’s global strategy in Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) which positions DRG as integral to USAID’s overall development agenda, the Cross-Cutting Advisor will support all funding streams including PEPFAR, PMI, and DA and ESF funded programs to ensure the integration of DRG principles and practices across USAID’s portfolio to improve development outcomes.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
Education:Bachelor’s Degree.Work Experience:At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the management of development or humanitarian programs. Experience in democracy and governance is highly desirable.Language Proficiency:English language proficiency (Level IV), French (Level III) and Kirundi is desirable.Knowledge:A thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of democracy and governance and democratic principles and practices, including capacity building for government and civil society organizations. Understanding of the history, nature, and dynamics of politics and governance in Burundi and the level of development, interests and perspectives of government, political party and civil society stakeholders. Understanding of cross-sector approach to development and understanding of USAID are desirable.
Skills and abilities : Ability to inter-relate democracy and governance issues, trends and developments to the broader political forces and factors at work in the host country. Ability to write factual and interpretive reports covering complex subject matter is required. Proven ability to prepare precise and accurate factual and analytical reports.Demonstrated ability to effectively present in writing conclusions/analysis for field trip reports, special reports, studies and memoranda of records to document meetings with Government of Burundi officials.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
The application form is available athttps://bi.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/. Interested applicants for this position must submit the AID-302-3 application form and a current résumé or curriculum vitae that provides additional information.