POSITION SCOPE: Provide programmatic, administrative, and other varied support functions and perform moderately complex job duties requiring knowledge of program management and administration, donor interface, and research and development initiatives. Contribute to program planning, development and management. Manage work activities with internal and external partners to assure achievement of assigned objectives. Performance and outcomes are subject to management oversight.
DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Multi-factor decision-making requiring research and analysis, subject to supervisory guidance. Verify and analyze facts, consult with other departments as needed, then implement solutions based on knowledge of procedures, logic, and sound judgement.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Contributes to routine financial reports and tracks local expenses in compliance with IFES policies and procedures. Provide estimates for potential expenses, such as procurements, and assist with procurement and expenditure process in compliance with IFES regulations.
RELATIONSHIPS: Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with staff in the office, HQ and stakeholders, which require highly-developed interpersonal skills, involving active listening, creativity and problem solving, to assure desired outcomes. Develop opportunities to improve working relationships and work outcomes with internal and external partners.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in international relations, political science, international development preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of four (4) years of work experience in international development, specifically in the democracy and governace sector. NGO experience a plus. Experience working with electoral management bodies or voter education in Mali is preferred.
RELATED SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE: Experience with program design and project management and oversight. Knowledgeable on USAID and non-US based grant and contract proposals, regulations, and procedures. Familiarity with USAID and non-US structure and personnel as well as other international donors. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent command of French and English language required.
TRAVEL: Travel up to 10% of time.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Standard office work environment, with occasional field travel. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.