Senior Countering Violent Extremism Advisor Job Description
The Sr. Technical Advisor – CVE combines a range of roles and responsibilities associated with program design, coordination, planning and strategy development to inform and facilitate the work of the Regional Peace and Governance Office.
Technical Advisor assists the RPGO with the design of select countering violent extremism activities (CVE), provides analysis and strategic advice to the Regional Peace and Governance Office, and contributes to the overall conception, formulation, and implementation of the RPGO’s CVE programming in the region. This includes:
(1) strategically plan the implementation of TSCTP programs in coordination with the RPGO team members;
(2) analyze the operating political, economic and social environments to inform countering violent extremism programming;
(3) support, assess, and evaluate CVE activities; and,
(4) coordinate RPGO’s CVE activities with State, DoD, and others as directed by the Regional Peace and Governance Office Director.
The Sr. Technical Advisor will also provide, on as-needed basis, technical guidance and assistance to other USAID Missions and Representative Offices, as well as Embassies in the region on CVE programming.
About the Organization
USAID/West Africa is a regional mission with development assistance activities in 19 countries. The Mission is located in Accra, Ghana.
The USAID/West Africa’s regional democracy, governance, and human rights (DRG) and countering violent extremism (CVE) activities are managed from the Regional Peace and Governance Office (RPGO).
USAID/West Africa implements the majority of the USAID portion of the multi-agency (USAID, Department of State, and Department of Defense) Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP).
This strategic partnership represents the U.S. government’s (USG) single, largest effort to assist potentially vulnerable regional and national actors to constrict the tactical and strategic operating environment of terrorists in the West Africa sub-region.
RPGO’s CVE work spans the region and addresses threats from various extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Boko Haram, among others. Funding for these efforts, from TSCTP and other sources, averages approximately $15 million a year.
RPGO is seeking the services of a Senior Technical Advisor to support the technical engagement of the multi-country team in designing innovative CVE programming, contribute to the development of a new Regional Development and Coordination Strategy (RDCS) and responding quickly and thoughtfully to various tasks to inform new RPGO CVE activities and interventions across the region.