Democracy, Rights, and Governance Specialist – USAID Ecuador

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  • Ecuador
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.

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Worldwide Enterprise & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based mostly worldwide improvement consulting firm established in 1987, has labored in over 100 nations and applied over 300 initiatives. IBTCI serves authorities businesses, personal sector corporations, and a number of other donor businesses. IBTCI focuses on monitoring, analysis, analysis, and studying (MERL) and institutional assist throughout many areas and sectors together with, however not restricted to, battle and disaster, democracy and governance, agriculture, financial development, meals safety, training, surroundings, and international well being.

Job Title: Democracy, Rights, and Governance Specialist

Division/Location: USAID/Ecuador/Democracy and Governance Workplace (Quito)

Classification: Consultancy – 130 days (in Quito, there’s the likelihood to start out the task working distant)

Clearance Required: Amenities Entry. Utilized for on engagement

Overview: USAID/Ecuador has program accountability for the event, implementation and oversight of USAID-financed actions in Ecuador, in addition to the formulation of the overarching technique inside which these actions function. USAID/Ecuador applications are at the moment targeted on two main international help aims: (1) Atmosphere and (2) Governing Justly and Democratically. The USAID/Ecuador Democracy workforce manages a various and rising portfolio of six actions with a price range that ranges between $20 million- $25 million yearly between FY 2023 – FY 2024. This place is situated within the USAID/Ecuador mission, and studies to the Mission Director. The Workplace is charged with administration of USAID applications in Ecuador, together with Municipal Service Supply, Investigative Journalism, Migration, Civil Society, Ladies’s Empowerment, and Indigenous Peoples’ programming.


Important Duties/Duties and Duties:

The DG Specialist will work intently with the opposite DG workforce members, together with one C3 USDH DG officer, two senior mission administration specialists, a junior mission administration assistant, and an administrative assistant.

The DG Specialist serves as a key subject material skilled on Democracy, Rights, and Governance points for the Mission and liaises repeatedly with the Mission Director, Program Workplace, Washington workplaces, and Embassy interagency to offer a nuanced understanding of salient DG points associated to the USAID portfolio and political panorama within the nation.

The Specialist ensures that:

  • Deliberate DG designs and procurements are managed in a well timed and high-quality method, with a selected give attention to inclusion of historically marginalized voices.
  • Helps DG employees to supply higher-quality technical reporting, extra essential program outcomes evaluation, and simpler communications of workforce outcomes to inside and exterior audiences.
  • Liaises with applicable authorities counterparts as tasked by the Mission Director.
  • Retains the Mission Director appraised of any programming bottlenecks, challenges, and success tales.
  • Promotes the coverage pursuits of the U.S. Authorities on the central, regional, and municipal ranges with the host nation and invests in Ecuadorian authorities and donor group relationship constructing to advance USAID programming. She/he helps relationship constructing with Ecuadorian Authorities officers and civil society to search out widespread floor on service supply points, in addition to with counterparts in different donor organizations, comparable to EU Delegation, UNDP, WB, IMF, and others.
  • She/he helps draft and supply high quality management for DG contributions to Mission reporting, together with however not restricted to the annual Operational Plan (OP), Efficiency, Plan and Report (PPR), and Mission Useful resource Request (MRR).
  • The Specialist may also play a substantive function in serving to to develop the Mission’s DRG parts of the brand new five-year Nation Improvement Cooperation Technique (CDCS).
  • Helps plan DG-related occasions, making certain all BCLs, remarks, and associated paperwork are accomplished on time and to a high-quality commonplace.
  • Drafts/revises/edits taskers and communication supplies wanted for each Ecuadorian and U.S. audiences.
  • Contributes to weekly speaking factors for Nation Staff, maintains DG updates to the outreach calendar, and offers top quality month-to-month write-ups of influence and successes for the Mission’s month-to-month publication.

Diploma of accountability for decision-making assigned to the place:

The incumbent is predicted to function and perform duties with a excessive diploma of independence, having check-ins with the Mission Director weekly to trace progress and overview deliverables to make sure deadlines are met.

Stage of complexity for work assignments:

She/he offers supporting technical oversight for a posh democracy portfolio. These tasks require the incumbent to show extremely developed skilled judgment, interpersonal abilities, and diplomacy. A high-degree of understanding of transparency and public service supply efforts and dealing with governments on these points is required. Thorough information of USAID programming insurance policies, laws, and procedures is crucial.


Minimal Necessities:

  • The Specialist is required to have a minimal of 5 to eight years of related expertise within the democracy and governance discipline.
  • Stage IV (fluent) English proficiency is required. Stage IV (fluent) Spanish proficiency is required. Incumbent should be capable of talk clearly and successfully with all classes of Mission staff and applicable Embassy personnel, in addition to most of the people.

Schooling: Possession of a grasp’s diploma in worldwide improvement/worldwide mission improvement, political science, regulation, public administration, journalism, enterprise administration, economics, or different applicable discipline is required.

Bodily Necessities: That is largely a sedentary place that requires the flexibility to talk, hear, see, and raise small objects as much as 20 lbs.

Supervisory Accountability: This place doesn’t have supervisory tasks.

Journey: Worldwide journey could also be required and should embody journey to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.

Please word this job description is just not designed to cowl or comprise a complete itemizing of actions, duties or tasks which can be required of the worker for this job. Duties, tasks and actions might change at any time with or with out discover.

In regards to the Group:

IBTCI has been in enterprise since 1987. We focus on Monitoring, Analysis, Analysis & Studying (MERL), Institutional Help (IS), Monetary & Threat Administration (FRM), Provide Chain Administration & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Habits Change (SBC) and Capability Constructing. We offer these providers throughout many sectors together with, however not restricted to, agriculture, resilience & meals safety, battle & disaster, democracy & governance, financial development & commerce, training & human capability improvement, power & infrastructure, surroundings & local weather change, international well being & WASH and humanitarian and catastrophe help. At IBTCI, our colleagues are inspired to collaborate and be a part of the answer whereas getting the instruments and steering wanted to develop and assist our purchasers’ missions.

IBTCI is dedicated to a coverage of equal employment alternative for all individuals with out regard to race, coloration, faith, intercourse, gender identification, age, marital standing, incapacity, sexual orientation, nationwide origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or every other classification protected by relevant anti-discrimination legal guidelines. We prohibit and don’t tolerate any type of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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