Senior Program Specialist – SENIO002346-00001

US Institute of Peace

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The Guinea Senior Program Specialist (SPS) place relies in USIP’s Washington D.C. office and helps the implementation and administration of USIP’s Political Transitions undertaking. The SPS supplies each day programmatic and administrative assist, together with help with basic coordination of program actions, liaising with program companions, creating, and updating informational materials, sustaining program databases, supporting funds and contract administration actions, and assembly and occasion planning. This place works carefully with and stories to the Political Transitions Program Supervisor. This can be a part-time Private Providers Contractor place based mostly in Washington D.C. and is open to US residents and authorized residents in the USA.

Main Duties and Duties

Venture assist
* Coordinates with Program Supervisor, native companions, and different employees to design and implement the undertaking actions.
* Develops and maintains stakeholder relationships crucial to the profitable implementation of all actions.
* Coordinates each day and weekly interactions and planning with native companions in session with the Program Supervisor.
* Contributes to planning conferences, setting of agendas and paperwork, monitoring subsequent steps, selections, and follow-up duties.
* Contributes to drafting of annual and quarterly undertaking workplans and arranges related planning conferences throughout the workplace and with counterparts.
* Supplies translation and interpretation assist as wanted in English and French.
* Collaborates with HQ Workplace and Conakry based mostly employees to make sure well timed preparation of programmatic and monetary stories to this system supervisor and to different entities as applicable.
* Follows up with companions, attends conferences, and takes notes as wanted.
* Supplies safety and political updates as wanted and maintains a excessive degree of safety consciousness.
* Represents USIP when/the place mandatory.

Reporting and M&E:
* Helps drafting weekly, month-to-month, and quarterly reporting on undertaking actions and outcomes.
* Helps the design of the M&E work plan and instruments.
* Helps undertaking knowledge assortment and evaluation in collaboration with MEL Officer.

Admin and logistical assist:
* Works with program supervisor to offer technical and administrative help to implementing companions.
* Assists in managing logistical and administrative necessities for the profitable undertaking implementation together with contract submission, doc preparation for funds, distributors contracts, occasions coordination, and funds projections.
* Helps staff members to make sure all employees observe USIP’s insurance policies and procedures: safety, finance, administration, and operations.

Performs different duties as wanted.

* Bachelor’s diploma in worldwide relations, public administration, peace research, battle decision, or a associated discipline.
* Three (3) or extra years of related skilled work expertise.
* Information of Guinean political dynamics required; peacebuilding, post-conflict setting, thematic experience most popular.
* Monitor report of working in nations with advanced environments, built-in coverage and program actions, and in applications of comparable dimension to the Political Transitions undertaking.
* Sturdy curiosity and expertise with revolutionary and adaptive programming.
* Prior expertise working with civil societies is most popular.
* Sturdy time administration abilities with the flexibility to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
* Demonstrated analytic and writing abilities. In a position to write successfully in quite a lot of codecs and for quite a lot of audiences in English.
* Demonstrated means to design and handle budgets.
* Sturdy collaboration abilities; should have the flexibility to coordinate the enter and priorities of a number of gamers.
* Should have glorious interpersonal abilities.
* Proficiency in French and English, each written and oral required.
* Sturdy abilities in Microsoft Workplace, notably MS Phrase, MS Outlook, and MS Excel is required.

To be thought of for this place, please submit an entire software bundle consisting of:
1. Accomplished employment software together with titles, dates of rent and wage necessities.
2. Cowl letter
3. Resume

Solely these candidates which are chosen for additional discussions will likely be contacted.

No Cellphone Calls. Interviews will likely be scheduled by appointment solely.

USIP is an equal alternative employer. USIP doesn’t discriminate in employment on the premise of race, shade, faith, intercourse (together with being pregnant, gender identification, and sexual orientation), nationwide origin, political affiliation, marital standing, incapacity, genetic data (together with household medical historical past), age, membership in an worker group, retaliation, parental standing, army service, or different non-merit-based elements.

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