The individual will be based in Maputo, Mozambique with occasional travel within the country and will report to NDI’s regional director for Southern and East Africa (SEA). Close coordination will also be expected with NDI-Washington, DC including frequent communication with the Washington-based staff.
The position is available for approximately 12 months with the possibility of extension should additional funding become available. This is an adult- dependent post, and subject to approval of work authorization.
This position is being advertised at both the Resident Senior Program Manager and Resident Program Director levels. The most qualified candidate will be hired into the appropriate level based on his/her experience.
- Oversee field office operations and activities start up processes;
- Serve as NDI representative to supervising and partner ministries and government agencies towards formal agreement processes for field office activities and operations start up;
- Lead technical consultations with key institutions including political party leaders, parliament and civil society organizations in relation with program objectives
- Provide significant technical expertise to Mozambique-based partners in designing and implementing programs;
- Routinely meet with subgrantee partners and assist with activities as needed
- Cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships and communication with donors to ensure programmatic goals are achieved and compliance with operational and reporting requirements;
- Liaise with local civil society organizations and international organizations focusing on youth involvement in political processes and political parties;
- Liaise with local vendors, service providers towards field office operations and program needs;
- Serve as NDI’s representative at local and international conferences and meetings and assist with NDI’s public outreach;
- Regularly prepare written analysis reports that monitor political developments and provide updates on activities;
- Oversee the project’s budget and expenses in country, including office expenses and local staff’s salaries, and oversee the submission of financial reconciliation statements;
- Manage grants issued to local partners; provide technical assistance to partners to ensure good financial management practices to increase organizational capacity, and to provide skills necessary to carry out their projects.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent educational background; advanced degree in a field of study related to international development or management, or a related subject preferred;
- Minimum 8 years of experience working in political environments or international development, specifically with political parties and/or youth leaders;
- Experience with an international NGO working with NED, USAID, UNDP, and/or EU funding preferred;
- Experience managing office start up and project implementation;
- Experience in program design, strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluation;
- Proven ability to manage budgets and to lead and manage a multi-national staff effectively; familiarity with Quicken preferred;
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and networking skills, cultural sensitivity, and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships with all levels of staff, government stakeholders and political leaders, US and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy makers;
- Outstanding ability to effectively transfer skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor, and consultant;
- High degree of organization and attention to details;
- Ability to analyze political dynamics, and to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
- Ability to identify, define, and effectively and innovatively resolve problems or respond to opportunities;
- Ability and willingness to travel to locations which are often remote and difficult to reach;
- Experience working and living in Africa preferred;
- Fluent in written and spoken English;
- Professional level competence in Portuguese preferred; and
- Working knowledge of PC-based word processing, and familiarity with Google software and applications including Google Drive, Calendar, Gmail, etc.
NDI is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, NDI makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify NDI’s Human Resources department.
To apply please visit our website at www.ndi.org/careers.