Program Development Specialist
USAID/AFRICAN UNION is accepting applications from interested individuals for the position of Program Development Specialist in the USAID program with the U.S. Mission to the African Union from local PSC, EFM (Eligible Family Member), or MOH (Members of Household). Preference is given to equally qualified EFM/MOH candidates. http://www.usau.usmission.gov/
Location of Work: USAID at US Embassy Entoto Road
Final Closing Date: August 6, 2012
Salary Range: GS-11
Education: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in a relevant field. Coursework or thesis work related to political science, conflict, governance, institutional economics or human rights is preferred.
Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the design, evaluation or management of development and/or humanitarian programs after completing a Master’s Degree. At least two years of which have included involvement in democracy and governance or related activities and African organizations. At least one year prior work or consultative experience with USAID or other bilateral or multilateral development agencies is required.
Language: Level IV (fluent) in English required; French language ability (Level III) is desired. Fluency in other AU Official Languages, specifically Arabic a strong plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: A successful candidate must have an understanding of 1) the history, nature and dynamics of politics and governance in one or more regions of Africa, and 2) the level of development, interests and perspectives of government, political party, corporate sector and civil society stakeholders. Knowledge of USAID objectives and procedures for programming and strategy development, and of USAID policies a strong plus. S/he would preferably also have knowledge of the African Union – its operations, strategy and work plans, particularly as they relate to democracy and governance. Demonstrated capacities in the following areas: Ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of senior/high level contacts in governmental, international, and private sector circles. Ability to interrelate democracy and governance issues, trends and developments to the broader political forces and factors at work in Africa. Ability to prepare factual and interpretive reports covering complex subject matter is required. Ability to plan, organize and execute complex projects conducted independently. Proven ability to prepare precise and accurate factual and analytical reports. Demonstrated ability to effectively present in writing conclusions/analysis through field trip reports, special reports, studies, memoranda of record to document meetings, conferences, workshops, etc. Ability to effectively represent the Mission’s policies and program objectives and/or the Mission-endorsed results of their analyses. Ability to orient, train, and supervise lower-level professional personnel, when appropriate, is required. Mastery of computer usage including WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT and other relevant computer programs.
All applicants must complete the Application for Employment (DS-174). Interested individuals can obtain Application Form at the front gate of the US Embassy located at Entoto road between 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
Only applicants who meet or exceed the stated position requirements will be considered and must have or be able to obtain a work and/or residency permit before hiring.
Application should be submitted to:
The Executive Officer Tim Bertotti (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Fekadu Tamirate (email@example.com)
USAID/Ethiopia, P.O.Box 1014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Late applications will not be considered.