The Election Management Advisor supports the Chief of Party (COP) by coordinating field office activities and managing the office. He/she will also oversee select program objectives, which will be determined in consultation with the Chief of Party and the Division Director. In particular, he/she will provide technical oversight of activities to build capacity of electoral management bodies (EMB). In addition, the Election Management Advisor will be responsible for ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations and will manage the program in the absence of the COP. He/she will ensure that the key interventions are successfully implemented in accordance with the goal, objectives and expected results of the project.
Manage and perform highly technical work requiring ingenuity and capacity to evaluate and respond to new and changing issues. Support COP in the technical implementation of IFES programming for assigned projects. Oversee varied activities and processes to support effective project management and implementation. Collaborate with COP in monitoring all aspects of project operations, reporting and compliance.
Identify risk factors with potential to disrupt achievement of program/project goals. Analyze issues, problems or opportunities and propose appropriate courses of action, based on knowledge of professional principles and best practices. Participate in the development and implementation of strategies to track and mitigate risk and its potential impact.
Oversee project budgeting, financial management and reporting. Oversee and approve local and international procurement in accordance with IFES policies and USAID, non-US rules and regulations. Authority to regularly make purchases and incur expenses, subject to established controls and procedures.
Maintain collaborative working relationship with senior-level stakeholders within and outside IFES to ensure timely and successful achievement of project goals and objectives. Represent IFES with external contacts at professional and government levels in the absence of the Chief of Party.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Oversee in-country project staff and participate in project monitoring and evaluation.