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Local Governance Component Lead

Local Governance Component Lead

Local Governance Component Lead

Closing date: 26 May 2019

Position Summary:

The Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities in Conflict (BRICC) activity will foster resilience and stability in conflict-affected communities across Syria to prevent the re-emergence of extremist organizations such as ISIS, the counter the influence of malign actors such as Iran, empower communities to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the conflict, and pave the way for safe, dignified, voluntary return of internally displaced persons and refugees. BRICC will work to restore essential services in Syria; promote and strengthen inclusive, participatory, accountable and transparent governance; restore livelihoods; and expand access to education and vocational training. BRICC is anticipated to be a five-year, multi-task order IDIQ.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the Local Governance Component Lead is responsible for the planning and implementation of project activities related to strengthening Civil Society Organization (CSO) partnerships with government and private sector in Syria, including leveraging resources in country to bolster formal and informal networks and mechanisms to promote constructive collective action. This will include providing a broad range of technical support and capacity development to municipal council members and staff. S/he is responsible for overseeing local Area Managers and Field Coordinators and reporting on the program progress.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position reports to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide a broad range of technical assistance and capacity development to local governance actors, community-based organizations, or other stakeholders;
  • Facilitate public dialogue on governance and civic engagement between government and non-governmental actors through technical assistance to local civil society organizations and local governance entities;
  • Lead the identification of strategic approaches to multi-stakeholder dialogue, government/civil society engagement, and government responsiveness to citizen needs;
  • Support the COP and the Deputy Chief of Party in the development of the project strategic framework and work plans for the program implementation to ensure the achievement of the program goals;
  • Work with local public servants on engaging with constituents and addressing their priorities by providing technical advice and guidance;
  • Facilitate interaction, collaboration, and collective action between diverse stakeholders and leverage stakeholder networks to develop strategies advocating citizen priorities;
  • Support the collaboration of civil society and media to raise awareness of citizen priorities;
  • Engage women, youth, and excluded groups in public and political dialogue, and electoral campaigns;
  • Document implementation successes, challenges, and lessons learned and share them with through regular program reports; and
  • Deliver technical presentations on program achievements to implementing partners, civil society organizations, government officials, donor, and other organizations.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Law, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a relevant field;
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience with governance and advocacy initiatives with international development programs, preferably with USAID or U.S. Government;
  • Demonstrated experience working with municipalities and local governance institutions, as relevant to position, preferably in the MENA region;
  • Demonstrated capability to work with a broad range of local government, civil society and private sector stakeholders and partners;
  • Expertise in public service, good governance and/or accountability and oversight;
  • Experience with civil society and government capacity building, and governance accountability;
  • Strong experience with coalition building and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including civil society, and government;
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, strategic thinking, training, and human resources experience;
  • Able to work effectively and professionally with high-level government officials, CSOs, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively in a teamwork environment;
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, including organizing and conducting workshop and trainings; and
  • Fluent in Arabic and English.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Social Accountability approaches; first-hand experience and expertise in mechanisms of bottom up approaches, CSO strengthening and good governance preferred;
  • Experience engaging women, youth and marginalized groups to ensure their inclusion; and
  • Prior experience in Syria or the Middle East highly preferred.

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