Governance Advisor

Burkina Faso
Apply by 12 April 2018
Posted on 13 March 2018

Job Description

Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Governance Advisor based in Burkina Faso for an anticipated proposal opportunity. The Governance Advisor will lead project interventions focused on improving leadership and accountability in the public and private sectors at the subnational level to enhance disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, and resilience to shocks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support, oversight, and monitoring of strategies to strengthen leadership and accountability in the public and private sector;
  • Build citizen participation in planning, management, and monitoring of disaster risk reductions plans and policies and development plans;
  • Coordinate effectively with Government of Burkina Faso (GoBF) representatives at the national, regional, commune and community level, as well as representatives of various Ministries;
  • Lead mapping exercise of GoBF capacity and training needs at sub-national level;
  • Oversee, coordinate, and implement capacity building programs in leadership, management, policy, strategic planning, advocacy, coordination, and partnerships;
  • Coordinate with National Council of Social Protection to ensure harmonization with safety net activities and facilitate the provision of capacity building as needed and requested;
  • Help identify civil society partners at community, commune and sub-national levels and facilitate coordination. Facilitate capacity building as needed;
  • Identify opportunities for linkages and coordination among public sector, private sector and civil society to increase representation and efficiencies;
  • Help design and implement a strategy for increased representation and access to services for vulnerable populations including women, youth, ethnic and religious minorities and pastoralists;
  • Help design and implement feedback mechanisms whereby vulnerable populations are able to hold service providers accountable and contribute to their development;
  • Supervise team and provide capacity building support as needed;
  • Foster and maintain effective, professional relationships with a broad range of public and private sector stakeholders;
  • Ensure the timely and quality completion of all relevant program deliverables and reporting; and
  • Actively participate in the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to project technical activities.

Key Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in public policy and administration, community development, international development, or related field required;
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working on US Government-funded projects, particularly in Francophone West Africa;
  • Experience implementing programming focused on governance, resiliency, and emergency and humanitarian response;
  • English and French proficiency required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About the Organization

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to stimulating economic growth in the agricultural sector by nurturing entrepreneurship, private enterprise and market linkages. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, to expand exports, and to develop skills in the rural workforce. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations (FBOs) and strengthened linkages to markets.