Technical Advisor Sub-National Governance – Morocco Inclusive Socio-Economic Development

  • Posted on 20 June 2019
  • Rabat, Morocco
  • Closing on 20 July 2019

Job Description

FHI 360 seeks qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor Sub-National Governance, to be based in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region of Morocco, supporting an anticipated USAID-funded project aimed to promote socio-economic inclusion within marginalized areas of Morocco through the improvement and institutionalization of participatory governance and enhancement of business and livelihood opportunities.

Position Description:

The Technical Advisor Sub-National Governance will be responsible for providing technical leadership to design activities aimed at improvement and institutionalization of participatory governance in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region.

The Technical Advisor Sub-National Governance will:

  • Oversee, develop, and implement strategies to improve the supply and demand of sub-national participatory governance; on the supply side, provide support to increase the ability of targeted institutions to engage with citizens and enhance their ability to respond to demands and to provide quality services; on the demand side, build the capacity of elected local government and civil society to promote citizen participation, particularly for youth, women, and people with disabilities
  • Oversee the design, strategy development, and implementation of activities to support increased devolution and de-concentration of authority
  • Oversee the design and implementation of activities to improve access to information on local or sub-national governments’ and authorities’ decision-making
  • Develop strategies that increase participation and participatory processes that hold sub-national governments accountable for public services
  • Identify and promote enabling technologies to support social accountability
  • Design and implement activities that strengthen relationships and cooperation among sub-national civil society organizations (CSOs) to promote information sharing and awareness raising

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international policy, economics, psychology, public administration, or another related field
  • Minimum of eight (8) years (10 or more preferred) of senior level experience in sub-national governance/administration, social accountability, civic engagement, access to information, or other related democracy, rights, and/or governance sectors
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and build partnerships among diverse sets of stakeholders
  • Familiarity with USAID programming, including rules and regulations
  • Professional proficiency in French and Arabic required, including excellent written communication skills
  • Experience generating and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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