Regional Expert - Ethiopia, Somali Region

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  • Posted on 17 June 2020
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Job Description

Position: Regional Expert – Somali Region

Locations: Somali Region, Ethiopia

Overview: Democracy International (DI) is seeking a qualified Regional Expert for the Somali region to provide technical and programmatic support to help reduce political instability, prevent spoilers to Ethiopia’s reform process, and mitigate against a return to hostilities by working with nascent political parties that play a constructive role in Ethiopian society. This position is open to Ethiopian nationals only and based in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

Qualified applicants can apply online via the DI job portal: http://democracyinternational.com/work-with-us/. DI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities:

· Serve as the regional focal point and oversee the day-to-day implementation and management of DI’s project in the region;

· Provide support to the Senior Project Director regarding technical strategy, direction, and management for the project in the Region, which will include broad-based consultations and convening with local stakeholders to ensure the quality and appropriateness of programing at the regional level;

· Serve as an effective and strategic liaison with government authorities and stakeholders in the Region;

· Support data collection and data management, including recording and organizing data, for the program at the regional level in accordance with the M&E plan stated targets and in close cooperation with Home Office technical staff;

· Help manage the project’s overall learning agenda to derive lessons learned and best practices from the project activities and contribute to quarterly program evaluations;

· As requested, support Political Party Experts and other consultants in the implementation of activities at the regional level for your respective region;

· Work with consultants to help adapt training materials to regional contexts and translate materials as needed;

· Closely monitor local and national media, and provide accurate reporting in line with the Senior Project Director and Home Office technical staff requests and guidance;

· As requested, deliver technical capacity-building assistance to program partners and beneficiaries, including in activity design, preparation, implementation, and after-action reporting;

· Prepare, present, and update regional work plans that contribute to the project’s M&E framework and reporting deliverables;

· Support the Senior Project Director to represent DI externally at meetings, workshops, and other events; and

· As required, provide additional programing support.

Qualifications:

· National position, the incumbent is to be based in the Somali Region;

· Recent experience working in the region with strong networking and interpersonal skills, ability to effectively adapt and respond to a fluid environment, and experience coordinating with regional stakeholders;

· University Degree (or higher) in political science, peacebuilding and conflict intervention, management, or other related field;

· At least 5 years of experience in project support and oversight, including managing programs in conflict-sensitive environments, coordinating with staff and consultants and activity oversight;

· Minimum of 2 years of experience in fields related to capacity building, peacebuilding and conflict management, human rights and good governance, or similar technical areas;

· Professional national language fluency is essential and other regional languages would be helpful; strong English writing and speaking, including computer skills, is required.

· Experience with U.S. Government compliance and reporting is desirable.

About the Organization

Democracy International, Inc. (DI) provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70 countries.

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