Vacancy: Democracy and Governance Program Specialist

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Vacancy Announcement (Announcement Number: 13-01)

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified Nepali citizens for the position of Democracy and Governance Program Specialist in the Democracy and Governance Office, under a Foreign Service National (FSN) Personal Services Contract (PSC) subject to availability of funds. 

Open to:All interested and qualified Nepali citizens
POSITION:Democracy and Governance Program Specialist, FSNPSC-11
OPENING DATE: April 23, 2013
CLOSING DATE: May 10, 2013 – 5:00 P.M Kathmandu time
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week

BASIC FUNCTION O­­­F THE POSITION: 
The Democracy and Governance (DG) Program Specialist, FSNPSC, serves as USAID’s expert and advisor on a range of DG issues such as governance, transparency, rule of law, human rights, civil society, media, elections, political transitions, and conflict prevention.  Because of field’s breadth, the Specialist needs a general understanding of DG and its cross-sector applications. The incumbent requires specific technical expertise in more than one of the following: public financial management; legal, regulatory, policy frameworks; public advocacy and oversight; transparency and accountability; and gender and social inclusion. The Specialist must be highly motivated, capable of working independently or as part of a team. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
NOTE:  All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below:

  1. EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in law, political science, economics, rural/community development, public administration, public policy, or other related social science.
  2. EXPERIENCE: At least seven years of managerial and/or project management experience, managing more than one activity at a time. At least three years working in governance, transparency, rule of law, human rights, civil society, media, elections, political transitions, conflict prevention or a related field.  At least two years in planning, developing or managing donor-funded programs in the relevant fields. Experience with writing and designing Statements of Work for donor-funded DG programs, preferred.
  3. KNOWLEDGE: Broad technical knowledge and understanding of DG, methodologies and context in one or more of the following:  governance, transparency, rule of law, human rights, civil society, media, elections, political transitions, conflict prevention or a related field.  Strong knowledge of project or program management and organizational management for local NGOs/CSOs. Strong knowledge of project or program management and organizational management of the Government of Nepal (GON), including the GON’s related policies, procedures and regulations.
  4. LANGUAGE: English and other Nepali language proficiencies listed by level (i.e. 2/2) for speaking/reading. Fluency in both spoken and written Nepali a 4/4 scoring for English reading, writing and speaking are required.
  5. OTHER SKILLS: Demonstrated skills:

·         Ability to transfer technical DG knowledge into project designs, project reports and policy papers, etc.

·         Capacity to prepare technical documents in English with little editing.

·         Ability to develop and maintain high level contacts (GON, donors, civil society, local bodies).

·         Excellent communication, presentation and inter-personal skills.

·         Software use including MS Word, Excel and Power Point and ability to improve the IT skills.

 

A detailed job description for the position can be obtained upon request via e-mail to USAID Nepal Human Resources Office (USAIDNepalHR@usaid.gov) or by visiting USAID/Nepal website at http://www.usaid.gov/nepal/partnership-opportunities

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a C.V. - not to exceed 3 pages - and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the full job description.  Please provide names of three references and their contact numbers and email addresses as well.  Please send your application to the attention of USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office, U.S Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal.  Applications may be sent electronically to: USAIDNepalHR@usaid.gov

Only short listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the hiring process.

USAID/Nepal is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali society.  We believe that social inclusion and diversity contribute to excellence.  Applicants from disadvantaged caste, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Last updated: April 22, 2013