|IFES is working on several opportunities with various donors (USAID, DFID, UNDP, etc.) to support election activities for the Anglophone Africa region including Sierra Leone, Ghana, Mali, Malawi, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Various subject matter expertise will be needed in EMBs, election commissions support, full-life cycle program management, gender issues, disabilities inclusion, voter registration, and monitoring and evaluation.|
Technical Direction and Program Implementation
|Education: Master’s degree in international politics, international development, public policy, or related field
Experience: Minimum of 10 years’ experience in election administration and international program management. Minimum of 5 years of experience with USAID-funded activities in related program area. Familiarity with political, economic and social context within assigned region. Proven track record with democracy and governance programming in developing countries; solid experience working with civil society and in designing and implementing civic programs; solid experience working with elections management bodies in election administration capacity development, training, drafting of elections procedures, logistics and planning, outreach and engagement of electoral stakeholders is required. Familiarity with the international donor community and experience as an action-oriented interlocutor with democracy-development actors at all levels. Demonstrated knowledge of USAID regulations and the implementation of USAID-funded project activities. Demonstrated knowledge in proposal and report writing and management of budgets.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Prior experience managing an international office in a politically sensitive and challenging environment. Ability and skills to promote and inspire effective collaboration between individuals, organizations and networks, demonstrating strong diplomacy skills and cultural sensitivity. Strong consultative, collaborative and participatory way of working. Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communications skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders. Experience living and working overseas, preferably within the assigned region and/or other transition environments. Knowledge of local/regional politics and development preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluency in written and spoken English required. Proficiency in at least one other language in use within assigned project location is strongly desired.
TRAVEL: Travel required up to 50% of time