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Resident Program Officer

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International Republican Institute
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Last Date: June 24, 2011

Title: Resident Program Officer
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Date: Monday, May 23, 2011

Position Summary:
The Africa Regional Division is currently recruiting a Resident Program Officer. The Resident Program Officer (RPO) is responsible for designing and implementing a strategy for selected IRI programs in Juba, South Sudan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with staff to develop and implement specified programs and activities.
• Monitor and report on political and economic developments and media responses.
• Assist RCD with management and oversight of local staff.
• Assist RCD with monitoring programs to ensure compliance with IRI and donor regulations.
• Develop and maintain relationships with donors (USAID, Embassy), similar NGOs, local partners and others.
• Represent IRI at events and meetings as specified.
• Provide information and text for (and review) specified semi-annual, quarterly and final reports, new proposals and work plans.
• Draft Weekly Report to send to DC by COB every Monday.
• Conduct trainings, technical assistance and consultations with local partners.
• Other duties as assigned or deemed necessary.

Qualifications:

Educational Requirements:
• Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field. Graduate degree in international relations or related field desirable.

Minimum Requirements:
• 5-7 years’ professional experience in democratic governance and politics, preferably working directly with legislative bodies or political parties, or equivalent combination.
• Strong communication and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively direct or participate in complex negotiations with bilateral and/or multilateral government agencies, other donors or relevant audiences.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program needs.
• Experience identifying and analyzing complex problems and developing creative solutions.
• Basic experience with grant management and accounting.

Desired Requirements:
• Experience with NGO management desirable.
• Demonstrated experience working with USG funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes preferred.
• Demonstrated international experience and familiarity with international political systems and legislative bodies preferred.
• Willingness to travel.
• Working knowledge of politics, economics, history and culture of countries in Africa and Sudan preferred.

Performance Measures: (SMART: Simple, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented, Time bound). An annual work plan with specific SMART performance measures will be developed.

A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the International Republican Institute (IRI) advances freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, good governance and the rule of law. IRI has conducted programs in more than 100 counties and is currently active in 65 countries.

If interested, please apply through our online application system for consideration https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=29418 . Please write your cover letter in the Enter Text Resume space and upload a word document into the Attach Resume area.

 



 

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