Governance Experts – Mozambique Democratic Local Governance Strengthening Program

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 11 December 2019

Job Description

The State University of New York/Center for International Development is seeking governance experts to serve in short- and long-term positions on the upcoming USAID-funded Democratic Local Governance Strengthening program in Mozambique with a focus on local governance, decentralization, rural development and government service delivery.


  • University degree in public administration, political science, law, government, international development, or similar field is required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience in the field of governance specifically related to local governance and service delivery.
  • Prior work experience in developing countries on donor-funded projects, with a preference for experience working in the Eastern or Southern Africa region.
  • Fluency in both English and Portuguese is required.
  • Significant experience in one of the following areas, either at the national or sub-national level:
  1. Local Governance, Decentralization and/or Devolution
  2. Rural Development
  3. Public Sector Transparency, Accountability, and Oversight
  4. Public financial management, planning, and budgeting, including Own Source Revenue development
  5. Inclusive Public Participation
  6. Civil Society Strengthening/Citizen Engagement
  7. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, Learning, and Adaptation (MERLA)

About the Organization

The State University of New York’s Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) is one of the preeminent leaders in the field of democracy and governance with more than 30 years of experience managing more than $300 million dollars in funded projects.

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States with 424,000 students enrolled in 6,400 fields of study on 64 campuses. SUNY/CID implements technical assistance projects, conducts research, and contributes to both the theory and practice of international development. It works in the areas of legislative strengthening, rule of law, civil society, and local government. . The Research Foundation for the SUNY is a not-for-profit organization that administers contract and grant activity for SUNY.

To apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to by January 10, 2020. Please include “Governance Experts - Mozambique” in the subject line of your transmission. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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