Senior Governance Officer-Armenia

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 July 2020
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Job Description

IFES is currently recruiting for a Senior Governance Officer position for the anticipated 5-year, USAID-funded Integrity Project in Armenia. The program is expected to reduce opportunities for corruption and reinforce public demand for improved governance and accountability in Armenia through: (1) strengthening corruption prevention institutions and integrity systems; (2) supporting the implementation of specific legal-regulatory measures for corruption prevention; and (3) facilitating a collective action approach to hold local entities engaged in corruption prevention mutually accountable.

The Senior Governance Officer will support the technical implementation of program activities and related administrative tasks as needed. The position will be based full-time in Yerevan, Armenia. This position is contingent upon award. Job Responsibilities: MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide technical support to project activities within the allocated budget, and strategic development and implementation
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, donors and partners
  • Advise government institutions on anti-corruption best practices and provide comparative examples
  • Strengthen anti-corruption mechanisms and procedures within internal government stakeholders
  • Work with anti-corruption line ministry staff, state agency staff, and local governments to develop, implement, and monitor anti-corruption plans
  • Supervise staff and consultants supporting the implementation of technical program objectives as directed by the Deputy Chief of Party or Chief of Party
  • Contribute to assessment and analysis efforts, reporting, and briefings on technical anti-corruption issues and programmatic impact
  • Other duties as assigned

POSITION SCOPE:

  • Perform technical work requiring ingenuity and capacity to evaluate and respond to new and changing issues
  • Support Deputy Chief of Party in the technical implementation of project. Oversee activities and processes to support effective project implementation
  • Manage work activities with internal and external partners to help ensure achievement of assigned project objectives

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Participate in project budget planning

    RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationship with stakeholders within and outside IFES to ensure timely and successful achievement of project goals and objectives.
  • Develop opportunities to improve working relationships and work outcomes with internal and external partners

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

  • Supervise professional positions
  • Participate in planning and implementing work activities with internal and external partners and contribute to evaluation of results

Education: Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline (Advanced university degree can be substituted with at least 4 years of additional relevant experience.)

Experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience with an emphasis on anti-corruption reform, with a preference given to experience within international development programs
  • In-depth knowledge of anti-corruption and integrity strengthening issues and solutions in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, or other countries transitioning to democracy
  • Demonstrated track record in the development of anti-corruption related policy, programs, and/or institutions
  • Strong analytical skills and ability

Related Skills or Knowledge:

  • Experience with program management and design
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with USAID grant and contract proposals, regulations, and procedures
  • Familiarity with USAID and other international donors and key program personnel
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Armenian

TRAVEL: In-country travel may be required up to 15% of time

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

“All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. IFES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

IFES is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor”

About the Organization

Vision: Our vision is a world in which strong democratic institutions empower citizens to have a voice in the way they are governed.

Mission: The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) supports citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions.

As the global leader in democracy promotion, we advance good governance and democratic rights by:

  • Providing technical assistance to election officials
  • Empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process
  • Applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle

Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing democracies, to mature democracies.

“All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. IFES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

IFES is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor”

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