CVE Technical Advisor

Tunis, Tunisia
Apply by 8 April 2018
Posted on 9 March 2018

Job Description

Creative is seeking a CVE Technical Advisor for a USAID-funded project in Tunisia- Tunisia Resilience and Community Empowerment (TRACE). The project will apply a community-led approach t​o address​​ youth and ​community needs and build community resilience. ​The activity will support communities in​ ​creating alternative pathways for youth through activities that​ ​intentionally engaging youth within their communities to​ ​promote positive outcomes. The CVE Technical Advisor will be responsible for supporting overall program implementation and activities by providing in-depth and conceptual input from a CVE lens to overall program strategy and work plans.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position reports to the Chief of Party.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Provide technical expertise to program staff, subcontractors, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Develop CVE capacity of local organizations to implement pilot activities.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of CVE interventions, in collaboration with the COP and USAID.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing in-depth and conceptual input from a CVE lens to overall country program strategy as well as regional program strategies and work plans.
  • Providing CVE-specific advice and information to the COP, donor, and activity development staff as part of the program activity cycle to ensure activities support program theories and assumptions; assisting in the identification of program opportunities and potential local partners.
  • Designing and developing research initiatives as requested in support of the achievement of CVE goals and objectives and contributing to the analysis of activity and program-level impact.
  • Provide timely analysis and reporting support to the Mission or other USG entities as requested on CVE issues and policy.
  • Support the M&E team as needed in the development of M&E tools and approaches; engaging with the M&E and activity development team to incorporate M&E learning into new activity design; distilling lessons learned for activity development staff.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s in a relevant field required, advanced degree preferred;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years providing strategic input and advice in democracy and governance, peace, and security related projects;
  • A minimum of five (5) years working on countering violent extremism, deradicalization, and/or rehabilitation of former VEO fighters a related field is required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current program principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of CVE;
  • Demonstrated technical capacity in the development, coordination, implementation of complex and diverse sets of interventions that can produce expected outcomes;
  • Thorough understanding of ongoing community resilience efforts in the country to advise the program staff;
  • Experience working on countering violent extremism in a range of countries is desired but not required;
  • Previous experience working in Tunisia or North Africa on VE issues is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience presenting and representing ideas with a range of stakeholders including donors and government officials;
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required, as well as proficiency in Arabic and/or French.

About the Organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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