MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Technical direction and program implementation:
POSITION SCOPE: Provides broad technical and organizational development expertise to assure successful achievement of goals and objectives. Monitors and evaluates interim results and develops contingency plans if objectives are off track. Demonstrates mastery of electoral administration, with comprehensive knowledge of professional best practices. Uses global/ industry outlook to determine impact on IFES’ strategy. Applies thought leadership and innovations to work approaches.
DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Identify risk factors with potential to disrupt achievement of operational goals. Consult with internal and external stakeholders to identify, propose and build consensus around best solutions. Complex decision-making subject to management review.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides oversight and management of host country national staff, consultants and field experts, as assigned or delegated by the Country Director, in order to complete the project’s work plan.
Education: A bachelor’s degree required (graduate degree preferred) in a field of study such as political sciences, social sciences, law, development economics, international development,?public/business administration, or governance or another relevant field.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Prior experience working in an international office in a politically sensitive and challenging environment. Strong professional and collaborative skills when working with a team. Ability and skills to promote and inspire effective collaboration between individuals, organizations and networks, demonstrating strong diplomacy skills and cultural and gender sensitivities. 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 in West Africa strongly preferred. Knowledge of local/regional politics and development preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluency in written and spoken French required, fluency in English preferred.
TRAVEL: As need arises to support the project.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.