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    Organization: Democracy International
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 15 Jul 2015

    Background

    Democracy International (DI) is implementing the USAID-supported SUCCESS program which supports effective, representative and accountable governance in South Sudan. DI, in close collaboration with the School of Public Service (SPS) at the University of Juba, will implement a one year program to provide technical assistance to develop curriculum for NGO professionals which is practical and innovative. Through a partnership with SPS, DI is working to build and strengthen the skills of civil society professionals through an institutionalized approach to learning.

    The mission of SPS is to build a cadre of skilled and dedicated public sector leaders. The School will offer certificate, diploma, and post-graduate degree programs catering to full-time professionals. Eventually, SPS also plans to offer programs in locations outside of Juba, as well as to provide specialized training including a track for CSO professional development.

    Position

    The STTA Curriculum Development Specialist will develop course materials, particularly case studies and practical exercises on at least three key courses to be offered at the SPS: (1) managing teams and people, (2) program evaluation and research, (3) project design and management, (4) leadership development, and (5) strategic planning. the case studies and exercise developed under this contract will be integrated into courses that already exist. The new materials developed via this contract are meant to augment, not replace, the existing courses and to increase the relevance of the courses to students from civil society.

    This position will also be expected to plan, develop and produce the course materials within a specified timeline. The STTA Curriculum Developer will utilize best practices and adult learning principles to develop all instructional materials. The specialist is expected to work closely with University of Juba, School of Public Service personnel on design and delivery of the courses. The position will be co-located at the School of Public Service and will report to the SPS Director on all programmatic elements. Democracy International will provide administrative support to the specialist.

    This short-term technical advisor (STTA) position will be based in Juba, South Sudan for a period of 3 months with the possibility of extension.

    Responsibilities

    Design

    • Develop practical and engaging training materials (e.g., case studies and exercises) for adult learners. The materials should be relative to South Sudanese students and relate to the current development context in the country.
    • Consult with faculty, staff and civil society groups when developing case studies and exercises to ensure relevance and effectiveness
    • Train course instructors on the cases studies and exercises; also develop and deliver a comprehensive training program for instructors (through TOT) on best practices vis-à-vis teaching adult learners.
    • In coordination with the instructors, pre-test the case studies and exercises with selected civil society individuals and make adjustments to the curricula before they are rolled out.
    • In addition to developing exercises and case studies, help instructors develop/refine their courses and specific lesson plans to ensure they are suitable for NGO/CSO learners

    Evaluation

    • Develop and help implement a robust teaching quality assurance program tailored to Civil Society sector participants; train instructors on monitoring these aspects
    • As part of that program, develop assessment approaches to evaluate the quality (including relevance and effectiveness) of course materials
    • Develop and help implement a learner assessment approach that can measure learners’ understanding of the topic as it relates to civil society leadership

    The current job description will be periodically revisited as needed to reflect current realities and project needs. Amendments can be added as required.

    Deliverables

    • Inception report – 2-3 page summary of consultant’s approach to achieving targeted deliverables
    • 5 case studies/exercises (3 pages maximum- for each of the three courses listed above including accompanying materials, that will be integrated into the existing SPS courses)
    • Instructor Guides to guide the delivery of the case studies/exercises
    • Design and delivery of a 2 day workshop for instructors on the use of adult learning techniques, as well as on the developed case studies/exercises
    • A 2-3 page summary report of the training including recommendations for follow-up.
    • Pre-testing of case studies
    • A 2-3 page summary report of the instructor assessment approach including recommendations for follow-up.
    • A 2-3 page summary report of the learner assessment approach
    • Final Report – 5-page maximum summarizing consultancy outcomes and recommendations for follow-up.

    All deliverables should be developed in concert with the School of Public Service and submitted to Democracy International in a word document (font size 12) in line with deadlines outlined in the inception report.

    Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Technical Skills:

    • Experience fulfilling responsibilities related to curriculum development, pre-testing, assessment, and instructor training
    • Experience developing case studies and exercises. Experience developing courses similar to the following will be viewed as particularly valuable : (1) managing teams and people, (2) program evaluation and research, (3) project design and management, (4) leadership development, and (5) strategic planning (these are the five courses the incumbent will help design)
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Education, Organizational Development, or related fields (Master’s Degree preferred). Applicants with bachelor degrees in other fields will be accepted if they have experience developing and delivering courses and course materials in the area of civil society leadership development
    • Knowledge of the East African region and its development, with an interest in South Sudan
    • Knowledge of current instructional principles applicable to instructor-led learning programs; knowledge and experience applying adult learning principles
    • Minimum 3 years demonstrated proficiency in designing courses and course materials

    General Skills:

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment; good organization skills and time management skills
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision
    • Excellent oral and written English; excellent technical writing with strong proof-reading skills to produce error-free documents
    • Ability to work well in teams; to build and maintain productive working relationships; to help colleagues succeed; and to promotes knowledge sharing
    • Ability to analyze and proactively solve problems; seek out, evaluate, and synthesize information; offer alternative solutions; and exercise good judgment
    • Ability to adapt to changing environments; resilient, positive, and flexible in the face of adversity

    Because the incumbent will be working closely with the School of Public Service, s/he is expected to adhere to the School’s Core Values, found at www.SPS-UofJuba.org.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should prepare a 1-3 page cover letter outlining your interest in this position and list the three course curricula for which you are most qualified to develop.

    Please submit cover letter with an updated CV which should include the applicant’s email address and telephone number, three professional references and their updated contact information to https://jobs.democracyinternational.com/ no later than July 15, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Incomplete application packages will not be considered. The position is expected to begin as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.

    Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. DI is an equal opportunity employer.


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    Organization: Democracy International
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2015

    Primary Function:

    The part-time Editor will be responsible for the oversight of all written materials—including proposals, applications, reports, professional articles, newsletters, website items, presentations, workplans, briefing documents, conference agendas, and other documents—to ensure the highest level of quality, accuracy, and professional presentation. He/she will make certain that all written work follows a uniform approach, including company style rules, to reinforce the brand identity of DI and to ensure the quality of DI written materials.

    ****Job Responsibilities****:

    • Conceptualize, write, and edit written products to meet objectives of the assignment and the needs and requirements of the audience;
    • Ensure publications and other written materials convey the style and message of DI;
    • Ensure the accuracy of all written products;
    • Copy edit and proofread content for both print and web in the most effective and timely manner, according to the AP Stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style, and/or DI style guide;
    • Edit documents to improve clarity, messaging, and alignment with DI brand and advise authors regarding changes in content, style, and organization;
    • Meet project deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review and approval;
    • Maintain current knowledge of key editorial requirements and DI organizational goals;
    • Maintain and update DI style guide;
    • Educate, train and mentor colleagues about questions of writing style, usage, grammar and editorial judgment;
    • Support timelines, compliance, and overall quality of all written materials;
    • Stay on track to meet multiple and overlapping deadlines;
    • Produce and review charts, graphs, tables, presentations, letters, and other documents as requested; and
    • Organize, format, and design complex material, presentations, proposals, brochures, and other documents.

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • Minimum of five years of experience in copy-editing and writing required;
    • Demonstrated writing, editing and grammatical skills (writing samples required);
    • Bachelor’s degree in related areas, such as English, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing required, Master’s preferred;
    • Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills;
    • Familiarity with AP Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style required;
    • Strong commitment to editorial and content accuracy with a keen attention to detail;
    • Background in international relief and development preferred;
    • Strong computer skills, including experience with MSOffice, Adobe products, Photoshop, InDesign and web-based content management systems (Drupal, Wordpress), etc.;
    • Self-starting team player able to set priorities and meet competing and demanding deadlines; and
    • Exceptional organizational skills.

    About DI:

    Democracy International, Inc. (DI) provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict-mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department, and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70 countries.

    DI is an equal opportunity employer.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample to https://jobs.democracyinternational.com/. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.


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    Organization: Democracy International
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 24 Aug 2015

    Democracy International (DI) seeks Finance and Administration Director for its electoral reform program in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Electoral Reform and Civic Advocacy (AERCA) project. Through AERCA, DI is working to support an Afghan-led electoral reform initiative and serves as a resource to Afghan stakeholders engaged in debate on and advocating for electoral reform, civic education, and increased electoral participation.

    The specific responsibilities of the position include:

    • Provide support to programmatic team and sub-grantees on issues of budget management, compliance, procurement, and documentation;
    • Ensure compliance among DI staff and sub-grant organizations with all corporate and local DI and USAID policies and procedures;
    • Ensure compliance with relevant Afghan tax and labor laws;
    • Supervise program administrative, human resources, and financial staff. Manage and evaluate staff as necessary to ensure program success;
    • Oversee capacity building of all staff in areas of management (i.e. finance, administration, compliance, procurement, etc.);
    • Monitor budget, fund disbursal, and financial records to ensure that project expenditures are in compliance with DI and USAID policies and regulations;
    • Oversee preparation and timely submission of field expense reports and field office wire requests to the home office;
    • Review and oversee financial management and administrative procedures and recommend and oversee implementation of changes/improvements in procedures; and
    • Contribute to the development of reports for the donor, as needed.

    Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in public administration, international relations, public policy, political science, or a related field;
    • Minimum of 7 years professional experience with three years in the administration of USAID-funded programs abroad;
    • Experience working on similar programs in Afghanistan is desired;
    • Demonstrated success in developing excellent collaborative working relationships with counterparts, including other implementers, local national staff, and donors; and
    • Fluency in English required.

    DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70 countries. DI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and CV to https://jobs.democracyinternational.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. DI will only contact candidates of interest.


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    Organization: Democracy International
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 05 Aug 2015

    About DI:

    Democracy International, Inc. (DI) provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70 countries.

    Job Responsibilities:

    The Principal Investigator for the Impact Evaluation of a Countering Violent Extremism program will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the evaluation. The specific responsibilities of the position include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

    • Communicating technical issues with the client;
    • Developing and implementing the detailed impact evaluation methodology and tools;
    • Managing and implementing the work plan and all related evaluation team activities;
    • Conducting interviews and actively engaging in data analysis;
    • Writing technical products (draft and final evaluation reports, Technical Briefs, PowerPoint presentations, etc.); and
    • Presenting findings during in-briefings, out-briefings, and dissemination events.

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • PhD in political science, sociology, international development, conflict and peacebuilding, or related area;
    • Demonstrated experience and expertise designing and implementing rigorous project evaluations or similar analyses using randomized or mixed-method research approaches;
    • Relevant subject matter expertise in violent extremism studies or a related field as demonstrated by professional publications, research, and/or peer-reviewed articles;
    • Strong analytic skills related to conflict, peacebuilding, and conflict dynamics;
    • Strong background in understanding how to assess conflict dynamics;
    • Knowledge and application of USAID’s Conflict Assessment Framework as well as USAID’s Drivers of Violent Extremism is desirable but not required;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; and
    • Strong organizational and team management skills.

    DI’s recruitment for this position is contingent upon award.

    DI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter at https://jobs.democracyinternational.com no later than August 5, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.