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Posted: 23 March 2020
Apply by: 31 March 2020

Job opportunities with an upcoming USAID-funded program in Uganda

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by international experts and nationals of Uganda for a number of positions as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID/Uganda Civil Society Strengthening Activity (CSSA). The Activity will work to fortify the capacity of Ugandan civil society organizations to influence and contribute to improved development outcomes in targeted sectors, i.e., health (with an emphasis on but not exclusive to meeting HIV/AIDS objectives), education, youth and child development, agriculture and food security, and democracy, rights, and governance. These are long-term positions and offer a generous benefits package. The assignments are expected to start around September 2020.

Chief of Party

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in managing international donor-funded development programs related to civil society with demonstrated experience in leading teams to achieve development results;

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in political science, public administration, international relations, organizational development, or in relevant fields or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in addition to the 10 years’ experience above;
  • Experience in East Africa or regions at similar stages of economic development;
  • Substantial knowledge of civil society organizational development strategies, including strong successful experience in organizational development approaches;
  • Substantial experience advancing civil society development in politically sensitive environments in which political space is closing;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills related to activity management, including activity planning and performance management, motivating and supervising team efforts, and financial and personnel management;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and maintaining professional relationships with host country counterparts in government, civil society, and the private sector.

Organizational Development Expert

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience developing and overseeing the provision of organizational development support to civil society, business or government institutions;
  • A minimum of 5 years of capacity building experience specific to civil society organizations in emerging economy settings;

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in organizational development, human resource management, business administration, higher education, international development or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in addition to the 7 years’ experience above;
  • Experience in East Africa or regions at similar stages of economic development;
  • Substantial experience advancing civil society development in politically sensitive environments in which political space is closing;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and maintaining professional relationships with host country counterparts in government, civil society, and the private sector.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Expert

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in setting up and overseeing MEL systems, of which at least three years must be relevant to development assistance activities;
  • Demonstrated experience with computer and/or web-based performance data recording and reporting systems and other technologies that improve the quality of monitoring system integrity and data collection/analysis/reporting/visualization;
  • Demonstrated experience conducting social science research;

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in political science, sociology, statistics, international development, or in a relevant field or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in addition to the 7 years’ experience above;
  • Experience in East Africa or regions at similar stages of economic development.

Director of Financial Management and Activity

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing, increasing roles of responsibility, and extensive professional experience in finance, operation/administration, logistics and/or human resource-related matters for international development activities of similar scope and size with CSSA;

Or

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field, with a minimum of 10 years of experience in managing, increasing roles of responsibility, and extensive professional experience in finance, operation/administration, logistics and/or human resource-related matters for international development activities of similar scope and size with CSSA;

And

  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, ACCA, or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of experience in in managing, increasing roles of responsibility, and extensive professional experience in finance, operation/administration, logistics and/or human resource-related matters for international development activities of similar scope and size with CSSA;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience;
  • Familiarity with US Government financial reporting and compliance requirements;
  • Experience in managing donor-funded grants of similar scope and size of CSSA;
  • Experience in risk management and implementation of internal controls.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: ugandajobs@ewmi.org and include in the subject line the title of the position for which you are applying. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

About EWMI: Founded in 1988 as an independent, not-for-profit organization, EWMI promotes the rule of law, civil society, and free market systems globally.

Posted: 06 March 2020
Apply by: 22 March 2020

Job opportunities with an upcoming program in North Macedonia

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on Sunday, March 22, 2020

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by nationals of North Macedonia for a number of positions as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year YouThink Activity funded by the U.S. Agency for international Development (USAID). The program will work to increase youth’s resilience to disinformation campaigns and political manipulation by enhancing their media literacy and critical thinking skills. These are long-term positions, based in Skopje and offer a generous benefits package. The assignments are expected to start around July 2020.

Chief of Party

  • At least 7 years of experience in managing democracy and governance (including media, public education, youth development) programs, preferably for an international organization;
  • Deep understanding of the challenges related to disinformation and youth in North Macedonia, and of the strategies for addressing them;
  • Experience in managing multi-stakeholder partnerships including public institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector;
  • Experience in managing staff and leading teams;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred;
  • MA in social sciences or related fields preferred;
  • Fluency in Macedonian and English, proficiency in Albanian preferred.

Media Literacy Specialist(s)

  • At least 5 years of experience in developing and delivering programs that focus on media literacy and disinformation, citizen journalism, media capacity development for public institutions or CSOs, investigative reporting and fact checking;
  • Deep understanding of the traditional and new media landscape in North Macedonia;
  • Experience in developing curricula for the education system is a plus;
  • Fluency in Macedonian and English, proficiency in Albanian preferred.

M&E and Public Outreach Specialist

  • At least 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation and public outreach work, preferably as part of an international donor program;
  • Experience in working for U.S. government-funded programs strongly preferred;
  • Proven track record of the deep understanding of communication and PR in the context of North Macedonia;
  • Fluency in Macedonian and English, proficiency in Albanian preferred.

Finance and HR Manager

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing the finance and HR aspects of international donor programs;
  • Experience in working for U.S. government-funded programs strongly preferred;
  • Proven track record of efficiency and high professional and personal integrity in carrying out his/her tasks;
  • Very good Macedonian and English, proficiency in Albanian preferred.

 

Posted: 13 October 2019
Apply by: 28 February 2020

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI), a not-for-profit organization engaged in strengthening civil society and promoting the rule of law around the world, is hiring Rule of Law Experts for short-term (3-6 week) assignments in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and/or Asia. 

Position Description: EWMI is seeking a variety of rule of law experts, as follows:

  • Judicial Reform Experts: With experience in reforming the work of judicial councils, judges associations, and judicial training institutes.  Experts needed in the areas of judicial appointment, promotion, and discipline; judicial ethics; assessing judicial performance; promoting judicial independence; promoting judicial transparency and accountability; improving access to justice; and the design and delivery of judicial training initiatives in a broad spectrum of topics, including ethics, legal reasoning and writing, and gender equality, among other issues.  Experts also sought in designing and administering judicial appointment examinations.
  • Court Administration Experts: With experience in court management and budgeting; resource allocation; change management; case distribution, including the design and use of case weighting methodologies; caseload management and backlog reduction; use of information technology, including automated case assignment and case management systems; human resource management; public outreach and media affairs; audio and video recording of proceedings; improving access to courts; promoting improved coordination among various justice sector agencies and personnel (courts, prisons, process servers, experts, etc.); and the design and delivery of training programs for non-judicial court personnel, including on ethics, management, and backlog reduction.
  • International Human Rights Lawyers: With knowledge of UN and regional human rights standards and/or experience in the use of strategic litigation and other methods to promote compliance with such standards; experience in training judges, prosecutors, lawyers and law students on international and comparative human rights; and experience in training and mentoring lawyers, bar associations, and civil society organizations on protecting fundamental human rights such as on right to counsel, freedom from torture, gender equality, non-discrimination, etc.
  • Bar Reform Experts: With experience in strengthening the capacity of bar associations and similar groups to advocate for equality of arms, protect human rights, and promote the rule of law. Experts also sought in the design and delivery of continuing legal education programs, in particular (but not limited to) regarding ethics, legal writing and reasoning, advocacy skills, gender equality, etc.  Experts also sought in designing and administering bar examinations. 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Experts: With experience in promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution methodologies, including mediation (court annexed or otherwise) and arbitration in civil, commercial, and criminal (plea bargaining) cases.  Experience needed in particular in the design of such systems; training judges, lawyers, and other court staff on the ethical usage of ADR; and public outreach and education concerning the benefits of ADR. Experts also needed in the use of traditional dispute resolution methods, and in conforming such to modern human rights requirements, and ensuring coordination with formal justice systems.
  • Enforcement of Judgments Experts: With experience in designing efficient systems for enforcing civil and commercial judgments, including through privatized systems, improved public systems, or hybrid systems.  Experts needed for training bailiffs, lawyers, and judges on systems and methodologies for enforcing judgments.
  • Access to Justice Experts: Legal experts needed to design approaches to improving access to justice for citizens, in particular for the indigent.  Specific expertise needed in the operations of legal aid agencies, such as hiring, promoting, and training legal aid lawyers; the role of civil society organizations in providing legal aid; the role of traditional dispute resolution in providing justice; overcoming physical barriers to courts; and public outreach and education concerning citizens’ rights.

Experts will be hired as consultants for short-term (3-6 week) assignments that require overseas travel. International development experience is preferred.

To Apply: Please submit a brief (one page only) cover letter summarizing how you meet the above requirements, together with a CV (two pages only), and the names and contact information for three professional references to: employment@ewmi.org. Please include the specific position for which you are applying in the subject of the email. Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.