Country Representative

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 March 2020

Job Description

Salary 200,000 – 215,700 MZN monthly

Contract length: May 2020 – March 2021 subject to extension

Contract type: Full-time Fixed Term Contract for Service

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) established in 1992, has supported transitions to democracy in central and Eastern Europe, strengthened multi-party democracies in Africa, and extended its work to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Asia over the past decade.

WFD is looking to recruit an experience and flexible Country Representative to lead on the management and delivery of our programmes in Mozambique.

Country Representatives have regional responsibility for the delivery of a broad range of programmes/projects and activities within their designated areas. They are the main point of in-country contact for WFD, with significant responsibility for; the design of programmes, managing the full programme cycle, financial and administration management, reporting activities and impact evaluations.

The Country Representative provides an ambassadorial service, leading and hosting high profile events, as well as managing our relationships with key stakeholders such as; MPs, political parties, parliamentary Secretariat, academic institutions, think tanks, civil society, the international donor community and the British High Commission.

They are tasked with the responsibility of developing future business opportunities and new contacts/partnerships for their area and to contribute to the wider work in the region and some international initiatives.

Occasional overseas travel to support activity implementation and oversee activities as directed is required with this position.

This is a locally based field role; applicants must be eligible to work in the relevant location.

Country Representatives are required to demonstrate the following competencies.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • Significant (5 + years) experience in a similar role in a similar type of organisation would be considered in lieu of an academic qualification
  • Credibility and confidence to lead programme implementation and coordination.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Mozambique political environment
  • Solid experience of working on good governance and democracy with a track record of supporting national governance institutions.
  • Flexible and demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Good judgement in taking decisions where there is sometimes no precedent.
  • A sound understanding of parliamentary and political systems as well as in-depth understanding of legislative framework and process
  • Thorough understanding and experience of financial management and numerical competency
  • Excellent written and spoken English; able to communicate professionally to senior stakeholders
  • Thorough understanding and experience of financial management and numerical competency
  • Experience of producing programme reports with analysis and documentation of outcomes and programme learning.
  • Experience of fundraising and business development with institutional donors
  • Educated to at least degree level in a relevant discipline.

To apply please visit our website www.wfd.org/careers/.

These vacancies will close on 29th March 2020.

Mozambique Programmes

WFD’s engagement in Mozambique aims to support the development of an inclusive political culture that is accountable, transparent and responsive to the needs of the citizens. WFD programmes in Mozambique are presently being supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID).

The two core programmes in Mozambique are:

Inclusive and Accountable Politics Programme (IAP): The IAP programme is working towards more robust Scrutiny of Government Performance including progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically by working with Parliament and select strategic committees, MPs and technical staff to strengthen parliamentary oversight and evidence-based decision making. The programme also focusses on greater access and inclusion of women and under-represented groups in formal and informal political processes.

Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (Closing March 2020): The primary of objective of the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy – CP4D programme in Mozambique is to enhance socio-economic and political inclusion of people with disabilities in Mozambique, through design and articulation of a National Agenda on Disability.

Utilising a multi-stakeholder approach, the programme has facilitated dialogue and collaboration between key agencies working on disability inclusion including the Forum of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities of Mozambique (FAMOD), Association of Disabled Person of Mozambique (ADEMO), the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Affairs (MIGECA) and the Parliament of Mozambique to promote inclusive policy and service delivery

About the Organization

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) specialises in parliamentary strengthening and political party development. It does this by supporting the development of parliaments, political party structures and civil society organisations.

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