Governance Advisor

PACT, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd January, 2017

Job Description

Governance Advisor

Washington DC

Department Name
Program Advancement

Pact Overview

Department Overview
Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Integrated Program Advancement department contributes to realizing this purpose by: •Learning, leveraging, and thought leadership for Pact’s core technical areas
•Ensuring quality programming through technical support and monitoring
•Contributing to innovative program design, monitoring and evaluation

Position Purpose
The Governance Advisor serves as a technical resource for Pact’s Governance integrated, multi-sector programs. This includes providing technical assistance to current programs, leading governance assessments and helping to refine and develop new Governance-related tools and methodologies. It also includes contributing to and at times leading program development (i.e. new business development).

Key Responsibilities
Ensuring quality programming •Provide technical support to global and country projects to ensure program quality
•Provide training in Governance-related methodologies and approaches to country office and HQ-based teams
•Support the identification and recruitment of program staff and consultants, including developing and reviewing scopes of work and participating in interviews
•Lead and contribute to governance assessments, including Political Economy Analysis studies

Learning, leveraging and thought leadership •Support technical learning across Pact, networking with global technical stakeholders, and sharing the learning in relevant and actionable ways across the organization
•Lead and contribute to learning reviews of technical programs in order to develop and share practical lessons from Pact’s governance programming
•Promote Pact’s technical capabilities and programming at donor meetings and national/international conferences
•Support and lead the development of Governance-focused tools and methodologies
•Maintain and nurture relations with practitioner networks to stay ahead of trends, evidence and advances within the Governance space

Innovative program design, monitoring and evaluation •Participate in and, as required, lead scoping trips, proposal design meetings, recruitment of partners, responses to donor questions, and presentations to donors
•Serve as a technical writer for Governance-focused proposals
•Forge strategic partnerships for new project opportunities
•Support the Governance team in utilizing Political Economy Analysis to ensure contextually-appropriate program designs
Basic Requirements •MA plus 4 years of relevant professional experience or BA plus 6 years of relevant professional experience
•Strong English language writing skills, including willingness and ability to write technical sections of USAID and other donor proposals
•Demonstrated experience with sub-sectors of Governance programming relevant to Pact’s global work, such as Civil Society Strengthening, Decentralization/Local Governance, Social Accountability, Peacebuilding, and Human Rights
•Strong understanding of trends and key approaches within the Democracy, Rights & Governance (DRG) sector, including an understanding of how Governance approaches can be integrated into programming across Pact’s sectors of focus (i.e. Health, Natural Resource Management, Livelihoods, Business & Markets)
•Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with Pact HQ staff and overseas offices, donor organizations, and in peer organizations
•Experience contributing to and leading governance assessments
•Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
•Ability to travel frequently (up to 40%), sometimes at short notice
•Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
Preferred Qualifications •Two or more years of relevant field experience
•Proficiency in at least one language other than English
•Experience with integrating DRG approaches into other sector areas
•Experience with supporting civil society to conduct effective advocacy
•Experience with training and curriculum development
•Demonstrated knowledge and experience with gender mainstreaming and approaches to addressing “inclusion” issues, including issues affecting LGBTI, People with Disabilities, ethnic minorities, youth, and other underrepresented groups
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization.


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