Project Management Specialist (Peace and Governance)

Full Time Greater Accra USAID
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 16/04/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 6 Years
Career Level: Mid-level
Industry: NGO

1. SOLICITATION NO: 72062421R100010

2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 24, 2021.

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: April 13, 2021. 11:59 p.m. Accra time.

4. POINT OF CONTACT: acpersonnel@usaid.gov

5. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist – Peace and Governance

6. MARKET VALUE: GHC 131,716.00 – GHC 197,595.00 equivalent to FSN-11 In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of the US Mission in Accra, Ghana. Final compensation will be negotiated within the market value.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance is five (5) years, estimated to start about August 2021. The services provided under this contract are expected to be of continuing nature executed by USAID through a series of sequential contracts, subject to availability of funds, satisfactory job performance and need for continued services.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Accra, Ghana with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: All interested candidates eligible to work in Ghana. Cooperating Country National (CCN) is defined as an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Regional Security Office Clearance.

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The Project Management Specialist (PMS) – Peace and Governance for the Regional Peace and Governance Office (RPGO) of USAID/West Africa is a senior-level specialist on reconciliation, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding issues in West Africa. S/he provides advice and substantive input in the design, implementation, and monitoring of related RPGO regional activities in West Africa. In this context, the PMS will provide expert technical oversight and manage a set of specific RPGO regional activities related to conflict prevention and mitigation with an average annual value estimated between $10-15 million. The PMS is integral to the planning of regional programs, donor coordination, report writing, and management of related regional resources. The PMS will assist the RPGO in coordinating and developing additional regional programs, including programs funded by the Reconciliation Fund managed by the USAID’s Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS), as part of the rollout of the new U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability to the five coastal West African countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Togo) and potential focus region of the U.S. Global Fragility Act (GFA). In addition, the PMS will serve as the primary resource on issues related to political competition and consensus building, civil society, media development, and on major cross-cutting issues which may impact USAID development programs. The PMS will support RPGO with development of political analysis, donor coordination and representation. The PMS will work in close collaboration with the RPGO and staff of the client Missions and Operating Units (OUs) of USAID/West Africa, particularly in integrating results and efforts between prevention and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), conflict prevention/response, and governance programming. The PMS works closely with the relevant U.S. interagency partners and will participate in relevant meetings and working groups as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

In order to be considered for the position, a candidate must meet the Minimum Qualifications. Applications will be pre-screened and only those that meet the Minimum Qualifications will be considered. These are the minimum qualifications necessary to be considered for the position:

a. Education: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in law, political science, international relations, public administration/public policy, political economy, international development, or related fields is required.

b. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of seven years of professional work experience is required, including a minimum of 5 years of experience working in the democracy, rights and governance or related field, conflict prevention and mitigation, countering violent extremism, civil society development and others. Demonstrated work experience in providing analysis and advice on complex programming issues, managing project activities for international organizations, and tracking budget execution and documentation is required. A demonstrated steady progression over time of increasing responsibilities in a related field of work is required.

c. Language Proficiency: Fluency in French (level IV) and English (level IV) for both oral and written communication is required. Language proficiency may be tested.

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