Master’s degree in international politics, international development, public policy, or related field.
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in international development, preferably in the area of democracy and governance. Minimum of 5 years of experience with USAID and non-US-funded activities in related program area, with at least 3 years of overseas living experience. Familiarity with political, economic and social context within the region a plus. Proven track record with delivering democracy and governance programming in developing countries. Technical knowledge and experience in area(s) of project focus including corruption prevention and transparency initiatives with government stakeholders and democratic citizenship initiatives with youth strongly desired. Familiarity with the international donor community and experience as an action-oriented interlocutor with democracy-development actors at all levels. Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and non-USAID regulations and the implementation of USAID and non-USAID funded project activities. Demonstrated knowledge in proposal and report writing and management of budgets.
Demonstrated leadership and project management skills. Thorough knowledge of USAID and non-US financial regulations and compliance requirements. Detailed oriented and organized. Demonstrated ability to manage staff, prioritize and handle multiple tasks and consistently meet tight deadlines. Strong consultative, collaborative and participatory way of working. Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communications skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.
Fluency in written and spoken English required.