Senior Project Officer: Security Sector Reform

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 24 March 2020
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Job Description


  • Lead project management, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation for the Tunisian Security Sector Reform project and team;
  • Serve as lead liaison between USIP and its partners in the Tunisian security sector;
  • Serve as the lead liaison between various international experts and assistance providers and USIP’s Tunisian security sector partners;
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships critical to the successful implementation of USIP’s project;
  • Lead implementation of project activities in line with established goals, objectives, and partnership agreements;
  • Ensure all project activities are implemented within project timelines in a manner that meets project standards and objectives;
  • Oversee and deliver monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting for both internal and external project stakeholders, including responsibility for the development, editing and timely submission of donor progress reports as required, coordinating with HQ and/or regional counterparts who are providing key inputs;
  • Develop USIP’s relationships with subject matter experts;
  • Contribute to USIP’s understanding of security sector reform-related issues in Tunisia, identify program opportunities, and conceptualize and design new projects;
  • Develop reports, analysis, promotional materials, etc. for internal and external audiences;
  • Coordinate meetings with U.S. government partner agencies and key national and international stakeholders;
  • Ensure the highest level of communication and cooperation with relevant USIP departments/teams;
  • Ensure all SSR project staff abide by USIP policies and procedures related to security, administration, finance, and operations;
  • Perform other duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in international relations, development, security sector reform, or related field required
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in international contexts, especially in client-facing roles
  • Experience working directly with security sector or other national government bodies (preferred)
  • Experience in security sector reform or change management processes (preferred)
  • Experience in event design/planning and implementation
  • Large or small group facilitation experience (preferred)
  • Professional written and spoken fluency in English and Arabic and/or French
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills in international contexts
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and overcome challenges

Note: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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