Resident Program Manager for Public Consultation: Ukraine

Washington, Indiana, United States
Apply by 28 June 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 29 May 2018

Job Description

Job Function: International
Department: Eurasia
Location: Ukraine

Resident Program Manager for Public Consultation: Ukraine

In summer 2018, NDI/Ukraine anticipates receiving funding for a new program focused on creating a public consultation mechanism in partnership with the government of Ukraine. Public consultation is the regulatory process by which citizen input on government policy is sought. The ideal candidate will have experience with the design and implementation of public consultation on behalf of a government (preferably models similar those conducted by the governments of Australia, Canada, or the United Kingdom) as a government employee, contractor, or civic organizer.

Under the direction of the Senior Resident Director, this person will contribute to a new public consultation program. S/he will:
  • Manage a program of assistance to the government and ministries of Ukraine on public consultation, improving their ability to solicit citizen feedback on policy development
  • Consult and work with government stakeholders and international partner organizations on sectoral and national public consultation topics
  • Design trainings for officials of all levels on conducting public consultation with citizens
  • Coordinate with civic partners on engaging citizens within the public consultation process
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with international democratic development organizations, civic organizations and NDI’s network of volunteer trainers and experts
  • Ensure that programmatic goals are achieved and operational
  • Monitor and measure program performance, timing and results
  • Contribute to the management of the field office in close coordination with the Senior Resident Director and other expatriate and local staff
  • Serve as a point of contact between the field office and NDI/DC, particularly with respect to programmatic reporting on programs s/he manages and conducts
  • Contribute to professional development activities within the field office
  • Act as back-up for team members not present
  • Anticipate programmatic administrative needs and ensure appropriate follow-through
  • Provide day-to-day management, oversight, and mentoring of local program staff in the Kyiv office as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in international development, political science, or management; graduate degree highly desirable. Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience implementing public consultation for a government or civic leadership around citizen involvement in setting government regulation
  • Experience with public consultation models in the UK, Canada and/or Australia highly desirable
  • Experience in democratic governance development, preferably with managing public input into the policymaking process
  • Practical experience in program design, strategy and evaluation – experience implementing U.S- and UK-government-funded programs preferred
  • Significant training experience in an international environment, particularly training of trainers; experience in Eurasia preferred
  • Experience in promoting the inclusion of underrepresented groups in political party or other programs
  • Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer and advisor
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff, policy makers, senior political and civic leaders, government personnel, members of the donor and diplomatic community, and funders
  • Exceptional analytical skills to conduct and apply sophisticated political analysis to programmatic activities
  • Ability to adjust programmatic activities based on changing political circumstances and in response to needs articulated by local partners and program stakeholders
  • Experience working in a non-English speaking multi-cultural work environment and promoting staff development
  • Fluency in English required
  • Ability and willingness to travel to regional locations that may be remote and difficult to reach
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows environment, Google applications, email technology, and spreadsheets
  • Exceptional writing skills to effectively create clear and concise proposals and reports
  • Ability to prioritize, delegate and monitor program responsibilities and tasks
  • Experience managing junior staff
  • Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team
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About the Organization

Founded in 1983, NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC and with 59 country offices on five continents, NDI has conducted democratic development programs in more than 100 countries around the world. Calling on a global network of more than 500 volunteer practitioners from approximately 70 countries, NDI provides practical assistance to civic and political leaders advancing democratic values, practices and institutions. The Institute works with democrats around the world to build political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. The Institute receives funding to carry out its mission from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and other donor agencies and private foundations.

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