Senior Technical Advisor 1 (Grade J - Project Management)

Apply by 30 June 2018
Posted on 31 May 2018

Job Description

Essential Duties:• - Provide on-site technical support and assistance in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of training and technical assistance programming and project activities to about 5-8 district local governments and their respective lower local governments. - To attend council sessions and providing technical support to local governments on how to conduct council business by following the Standard Rules of Procedure. - To attend council committee meetings and build the capacity of council committees in budget scrutiny, allocation of resources and monitoring. - To mentor political teams on record keeping and documentation. - To identify policy issues that impede on performance of LGs in local councils development - To provide technical support to Local Governments Accounts Committees (LGPACs). - To train and mentor DRPs including coordinating and overseeing the DRPs in supporting lower local governments in thematic area. - To provide mentoring support to district chairpersons and executive committee members. - To nurture the development of the district service commission. - To coordinate component 1 and 2 activities in the target local governments in related area. - Maintain regular contacts and communication with local government officials in the assigned local government providing on the spot, demand-driven technical assistance. - Contribute to the development of appropriate local government strengthening interventions especially focused on leadership development and local council development. - Support and/or undertake monitoring and evaluation data collection activities in target districts. - As needed facilitate, coordinate, and participate in district specific evaluations, conferences, seminars, or other activities related to the program. - Perform other duties and tasks as requested by the Local Government Program Manager or Deputy Chief of Party.
Minimum Required Education & Experience - Master•s degree and 6 years of experience or - Bachelor•s Degree and 10 years of experience or - Equivalent combination of education and experience • Skills & Abilities - Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel - Ability to multi-task - Ability to work well with others - Ability to listen and communicate well both verbal and written with provable conflict management skills - Ability to work independently, within and outside of normal hours sometimes - Attention to detail and accuracy - Flexibility to travel within the GAPP districts and work well with public officers - Dependability, reliability and high integrity

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IDG Governance & Economic Development

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