The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Temporary Resident Program Officer, based in Juba, Sudan, with international experience in governance and/or rule of law. Previous experience in Sudan or Southern Sudan is preferred. The Resident Program Officer will work with Southern Sudanese government and political leaders and national and international experts to support the constitutional review, development and consultation process. The Resident Program Officer will report to NDI’s Program Director in Juba. The position is available immediately and is expected to last until July 2011 but possibly extended pending funding.
- Consult with various political, governmental, international and civil society stakeholders on NDI’s assistance to the constitutional processes;
- Provide support to government bodies leading the constitutional review and development processes;
- Organize and support assistance provided by NDI legal and technical experts;
- Identify and develop materials relevant to constitutional processes;
- Assist in coordination of international assistance to the constitutional review and development processes;
- Plan and coordinate assistance to political parties relating to their contributions to the constitutional process;
- Explore opportunities for, and support the efforts of, civil society to participate in constitutional processes;
- Advise NDI’s civil society partner on effective participation in constitutional processes;
- Explore opportunities for, and support the efforts of, women to participate in constitutional processes;
- Provide all administrative support needed to NDI’s constitutional programs; and
- Develop and comply with all reporting and monitoring and evaluation requirements for the constitutional program.
- Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in International Relations or related subject; graduate degree desired;
- Minimum of 4 (four) years relevant work experience in international development, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development and/or legislative affairs.
- Living or working experience outside of the U.S. preferred especially in extremely challenging political environments including Africa or the Middle East and/or experience working in conflict or immediate post-conflict environments;
- Experience in implementing programs funded by USAID and other bi- and multi-lateral donors;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy makers;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English to effectively present information, respond to questions and negotiate;
- Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications; and
- Ability and willingness to travel to regional locations, which are often remote and difficult to reach.
This is a non-dependent post.
This is a temporary position currently available and last until July 2011 and possibly beyond depending on funding.
NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law