• Serving as an advisor to the Senior Area Manager in developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs for DFID Syria governance activities;
• Developing criteria for assessing the quality and capabilities of Syrian governance institutions;
• Supporting capacity-building activities for Syrian local councils and civil society groups to include coordinated and inclusive engagement with these client institutions;
• Providing operational guidance on all logistical issues related to delivery the technical assistance and grants support;
• Developing and evaluating program strategies;
• Planning and organizing the grants support engagement for civil society and/or local governance institutions, and is responsible for overseeing awards in the field and coordinating closely with the grants team;
• Utilizing expertise in civilian administration and governance development to help guide implementers in planning, implementing, and evaluating program activities and products.
• Meeting with and briefs stakeholders and provides assessments of the status of capacity building activities, grants, projects and related initiatives.
• Developing professional relations with key stakeholders, including representative from the Syrian opposition, NGOs and international/regional organizations to ensure integrated planning, coordination, and consensus on priorities.
• Based on knowledge of civil society capacity development, identifying relevant gaps where project support, including planning, assessment, can be provided to better improve outcomes.
• Providing substantive analysis and reporting on local Syrian conflict and stabilization initiatives and the background context and perspective to achieved objectives.
• Compiling and drafting periodic program progress reports as assigned by the Project Director.
• Other duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs, international development, public administration, finance, planning or a related field as approved by the Project Director;
• In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Syrian political, social, and economic environment;
• Substantive knowledge and experience working on conflict and stabilization issues, such as civilian administration, governance, community development, and/or democratic processes;
• Minimum three (3) years demonstrated experience coordinating with local partner organizations;
• Strong spoken and written English and Arabic language abilities mandatory. Preferred Skills
• Experience in working with emerging local governance structures;
• Experience managing/implementing activities with significant engineering and/or governance components, building relationships with local governance institutions, grants-making/training.
• Prior experience managing capacity-building projects for Syrian local councils and civil society groups through frequent engagement with implementers.
• Experience independently managing and/or implementing cooperative agreements, grants or contracts, especially programs related to governance and capacity building training;
• Strong interest in and experience with innovative programming.
|Job Location:||Amman, Jordan|
|Company Industry:||Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit|