Program Development Specialist, Tunisia

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Location
    Tunisia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 24

Position description

Peace is our commitment.  The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people’s shared values and commitment to peace around the world.  We know that Peace is Security – it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing and mitigating violent conflict.

We were chartered in 1984 as an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts around the world.  Together we tackle the toughest problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world.

SUMMARY

The Program Specialist provides project and/or program management, planning support and budget and contract management, and contributes to program thought leadership. S/he reports to the Director of Middle East and North Africa Programs and will be task-managed by the Regional Program Managers (separately for each of the Middle East and the North Africa programs).

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide recommendations for the USIP program development process;
  • Contribute to the drafting and reviewing of strategic documents, including but not limited to the Congressional Budget Justification, Strategic Planning, and Country Strategies; 
  • Support the Project/Program development process, including: design, monitoring and evaluation, budget development and management, and reporting;
  • For the North Africa team:
    • Actively participate in the identification, design, and drafting of new proposals for the North Africa team;
    • Engage in needs assessments for project proposals;
    • Ensure timely submission of proposals;
    • Provide substantive feedback on proposal drafts, documentation, and reporting;
    • Coordinate and report on meetings related to current and future programs, specifically with relevant USG and partner organizations;
    • Establish good working relationships with USAID and USG agencies in North Africa and identify IAA opportunities with them;
    • Oversee Monitoring and Evaluation for all North Africa programs, including substantive M&E work as necessary;
  • For the Middle East team:
    • Provide substantive feedback on proposal drafts, documentation, and reporting;
    • Oversee Monitoring and Evaluation for all Middle East programs, including substantive M&E work as necessary;
  • Guide and mentor staff on program development processes;
  • Liaise with program and project staff in DC, Tunis, and in-country to facilitate program development process completion in line with USIP standards;
  • Lead the development of a knowledge management (KM) strategy and associated implementation plan for the MENA region;
  • Create a mechanism for knowledge sharing across Middle East and North Africa teams, including internal USIP tools and resources, program and project documentation, international best practices, and lessons learned;
  • Ensure knowledge management efforts in HQ, the Tunis Hub and Field are coordinated and synchronized;
  • Lead on compiling and sending the MENA teams Weekly Activity Reports (WAR);
  • Liaise with LER and PDO staff in DC on a weekly basis;
  • Support the Regional Security Coordinator with local security updates, and maintain a high level of security awareness at all times; and
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications

  • BA in international relations, conflict management or a related field, Masters preferred
  • Four or more years (2+ with MA) experience in relevant field.
  • Experience working in or closely with US government agencies and/or international organization strongly preferred, including engaging practitioners, policymakers and civil society members on international and conflict-related issues.
  • Solid track record in  program management and M&E, ability to write funding proposals and after-action reports.
  • Familiarity with current issues in peace and security.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills are required as are strong qualities in working with teams.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application instructions

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