Senior Technical Advisor

  • Posted on 19 March 2019

Job Description

Project Summary:

The USAID-funded Inclusive Peace and Political Transition Processes (PPTP) Strengthened opportunity is a community-based effort focused on four key technical areas: 1) Supporting transitional political processes; 2) Ensuring peace and political processes are maximally inclusive; 3) Supporting reconciliation and reintegration; and 4) Identifying, mitigating, and addressing conflict drivers to better support peace and transitions.

Position Summary:

Creative is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor for an anticipated donor-funded project in Yemen. The Senior Technical Advisor will provide strategic and intellectual direction to programming that will support peace and political processes. The work may provide opportunities to serve as an advisor to the process while also ensuring that activities are conflict-sensitive, providing expertise on conflict analysis and mitigation, assisting with the design and implementation of activities, and supporting the engagement of women and marginalized populations.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Technical Advisor will report to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and direction for program strategy and activities in the areas of conflict mitigation/resolution, direct mediation and dialogue, and conflict assessments;
  • Advise/provide guidance to parties engaged in negotiations to advance the peace/political processes;
  • Develop political process strategies;
  • Develop and lead conflict assessments; and
  • Support the integration of conflict assessment findings into program activities.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or doctorate degree in political science, conflict resolution, public administration, business administration, public policy, law, or a related field;
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of related international development experience in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis, including five years of experience working on conflict programs;
  • Expertise in supporting peace/political process negotiations, reconciliation and reintegration policy/programming, conflict assessment and mapping, managing complex partnerships and cross-cutting projects, local and national institutional building, direct mediation and dialogue, and integrated community-specific reconstruction;
  • Extensive knowledge of international policy debates on conflict, security and development is essential;
  • Strong written communication, oral communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Fluency in English.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Arabic fluency desired;
  • Experience working in the Middle East and/or Yemen;
  • Experience working on programs relating to conflict mitigation and conflict analysis; and
  • Experience engaging women and marginalized groups to ensure their inclusion.

Local and regional candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

About the Organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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