USAID/GUINEA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION : PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
(DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE)
Position is open to all Guinean nationals and those eligible for permanent
residence and authorization to work in Guinea
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: SOL-675-16-00008-01 – Re-advertisement
BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
The Project Management Specialist (D&G) shall be a member of the Mission’s General Development Office for the advancement of democracy and governance in Guinea. S/he shall work under the direct supervision of the Democracy and Governance Officer. The Project Management Specialist (D&G) shall support all aspects of D&G portfolio including the design, planning, management, implementation and monitoring of democracy and governance activities in Guinea and Sierra Leone. S/he shall provide technical and administrative support on all issues and programs pertaining to D&G, such as elections, media, local governance and decentralization, anti-corruption, civil society, human rights, rule of law, institutional capacity building as it relates to good governance, and community based development. S/he assists in facilitating the coordination and integration of all USAID democracy reform and development activities within the Mission portfolio. S/he work very closely with D&G Officer to ensure activities are coordinated with , complementary to, and supportive of the democracy assistance activities of other U.S. Government agencies, international organizations and donors active in these areas. S/he will work to ensure compliancy with USAID’s automated directives system (ADS).
NB: - Professional Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in any of the following areas, or related fields is desired; administration of justice, strengthening local governance, civil society development, elections, human rights, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, or legislative strengthening. Demonstrated experience in managing complicated, politically sensitive project portfolios is required. Specific experience in U.S. government agencies or international donors managing democracy and governance portfolios in transition countries is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work in teams (i.e., team player skills) and commitment to the team mode of operation, with proven organizational and administrative skills is a must.
Language Proficiency: Candidate must have excellent English and French communication skills, both oral and written. Candidate must have the ability to present analysis and recommendations in clear written and oral formats in either language. The desired level of language ability in both French and English is 4/4. Local language desirable at 3/3 level.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relation or related field is required.
A Master of Science or equivalent in Political Science, International Relations or a related field such as a J.D., MBA, MPA, or MA is desirable, and shall be considered necessary for the candidate to qualify for the maximum points
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS: December 16, 2016. 16:30 Local Time
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants with existing work and/or Residency Permits MUST submit a complete application package which includes:
A cover letter,
An AID 302-3 form or DS-174
A detailed resume and
3 to 5 References.
To ensure consideration of applicants for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any cover letter, as well as using the address/delivery point specified in this solicitation
All the above mentioned documents are REQUIRED, must be SIGNED, prepared in ENGLISH and should be addressed as follows:
Attention: Human Resources Office, USAID/Guinea
O By Email address: Conakrypscjobs@usaid.gov
O Copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities can be found at USAID website https://usaid.gov/guinea
O Form AID 302-3 can be found at: http://www.usaid.gov/forms
O Form DS-174 can be found at: https//Conakry.usembassy.gov/job_opportunities.html
Due to the number of applications we receive, only applicants who have been short listed will be contacted by USAID/Guinea