The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. Our activities have grown to encompass the United States and more than 60 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities.
The Open Society Foundation Legal Empowerment Shared Framework is a high-reaching time bound initiative which aims to institutionalize and financially secure systems offering nationwide and/or population-specific community-based justice services for people who are poor and marginalized in 10 low-, middle-, and high-income countries.
The Strategy Specialist will support the assigned implementing lead, the Advisory Group, and the Strategy Unit Senior Program Manager by facilitating and coordinating work that will be implemented by participating OSF programs, foundations and offices. The Strategy Specialist’s overall mandate provide support, coordination, and assistance to enable the smooth logistical, administrative, and programmatic functioning of the shared framework.
Reporting to the shared framework lead, as well as the Senior Program Manager of the Strategy Unit, the Strategy Specialist’s primary role will be to coordinate collaboration among OSF staff involved in the shared framework at the country and regional level.
The Strategy Specialist’s secondary role will be to work with the Strategy Unit team to assist in the development of guidance, tools, and reporting for the broader shared framework effort. This will entail the tracking and recording of lessons learned through the ongoing facilitation and coordination tasks that could support the effectiveness or the creation of standards for future shared frameworks.
The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, self-motivated, poised individual with strong communication skills. He or she will have the ability to work with individuals and teams from diverse geographical, cultural, and political contexts; outstanding flexibility and problem-solving skills; be a deft navigator of large and complex institutions and processes; and be able to maintain a mature and calm presence under pressure.
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