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Posted: 19 October 2021
Apply by: 29 October 2021

EWMI is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist for the Social Engagement Support (SES) Activity, a five-year Activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). SES will work to strengthen local partnerships to enhance citizen participation in advancing Azerbaijan’s social and economic development while also increasing accountability and transparency in governance.

Overall Responsibilities: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist will be responsible for the effective implementation of the MEL plan. She/he will collect M&E data from EWMI records, grantees, and implementing partners; enter the data in the Database; conduct data quality control and analysis; and prepare quarterly and annual AMELP reports, including success stories (in cooperation with the Public Outreach Specialist).

Requirements: A successful candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications.

Required skills and qualifications

  • At least three years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation and project management in non-governmental sector;
  • At least five years overall project management experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender and social inclusion approaches in monitoring and evaluation; 
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Experience working with MS Access data bases or similar software, including inputting the data and generating reports;
  • Attentiveness to details;
  • Azerbaijani proficiency (oral and written)
  • English proficiency (oral and written)

Desired qualifications

  • Advanced degree in international relations, social science, political science, or another related field;
  • Experience in developing data collection tools, training others on data collection and reporting, establishing data quality assurance processes;
  • Knowledge of and experience with different research methods;
  • Experience of facilitating learning within organizational context based on evidence collected in implementation;
  • Experience with data visualization and infographic tools;
  • Experience in M&E position in international donor projects. 

To Apply:  Qualified and eligible individuals interested in applying for this position may apply by email to hr@ewmi-az.org marked “MEL Specialist no later than 17:00 October 29, 2021.

The application should include:

  1. Cover Letter.
  2. CV.
  3. Contact information for three references

Late applications will not be considered.

Posted: 08 October 2021
Apply by: 18 October 2021

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by individuals or teams of highly qualified nationals of Azerbaijan that are currently residing in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijani think tanks for four positions of Political Economy Analysis (PEA) Senior Experts to participate in a PEA study. The assignment is expected to start on October 25, 2021, and will be completed by the end of December 2021. In-country travel will be required if the government of Azerbaijan measures to prevent the spread COVID-19 pandemic allow. Please, see the detailed scope of work for this assignment posted at ewmi.org/Employment.

Overview and background:  East-West Management Institute (EWMI), in partnership with International Centre for Not-for-profit Law (ICNL) and MG Consulting is implementing the Social Engagement Support (SES) Activity, a five-year Activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). SES will work to strengthen local partnerships to enhance citizen participation in advancing Azerbaijan’s social and economic development while also increasing accountability and transparency in governance. At the Activity’s start, EWMI will carry out a political economy analysis (PEA) that will identify entry points and priority issues for citizens to engage with and hold decision-makers accountable that SES Activity could support. The PEA will inform the design of the Activity and support evidence-based programming and interventions, including informing SES Activity’s annual work plan. The PEA’s objective is to assist SES Activity to identify: 1. economic regions in USAID/Azerbaijan’s priority geographical areas—rural north, south, and west of the country—and the rayons within these regions where the Activity could focus its interventions; 2. socioeconomic issues of priority concern to citizens and priority interest to GoAZ institutions in the proposed regions and rayons, analyzed with gender and youth and social inclusion lens, that the Activity’s planned interventions could contribute to; 3. opportunities in the identified region and rayons for interventions to achieve the Activity’s goal of strengthening local partnerships to enhance citizen participation in advancing Azerbaijan’s social and economic development while also increasing accountability and transparency in governance; and 4. key actors in the public, civil society, and private sectors in the proposed regions and rayons or that have an impact on socio-economic development in these regions/rayons, that could be open to cooperate with the Activity.

Overall Responsibilities: The four Azerbaijan-based Political Economy Analysis Experts will assist in conducting the following main activities: 1) Contribute to the draft PEA methodology and data collection tools; 2) Contribute to the development of the agenda and participate in PEA’s Inception Workshop; 3) Assist in finalization of PEA methodology and data collection tools that address EWMI feedback; 4) Carry out PEA data collection and analysis.

Key requirements:

  • Advanced university degree (master’s or doctorate) in social sciences, international development, law, political science, economics, or a related field;
  • At least five (5) years of demonstrated experience in conducting high quality in-depth political economy analysis or similar analysis for public, private, and research institutions, or/and civil society organizations;
  • Demonstrated experience with a range of research approaches that support and/or complement PEA, including qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Experience in conducting interviews, focus groups and desk research analysis;
  • Awareness of the gender and social inclusion approaches in research;
  • In-depth understanding and knowledge of the political, social, and economic context in Azerbaijan;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research and analysis on socioeconomic development in the regions of Azerbaijan, private sector engagement for socioeconomic development, and mechanisms for public participation in governance;
  • Understanding of international development programs that operate in the country;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Azerbaijani and English.

For questions: Please, submit your questions in English to hr@ewmi-az.org by October 14, 2021, and EWMI will respond via e-mail.

To apply: Interested experts should submit in English: (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, (iii) contact information for three references, (iv) a copy of a PEA or other development research report that you have led/prepared; and (v) an estimated budget for their proposed engagement, as individuals or as a team, based on the scope of work for this assignment. Submit these documents by the end of the day on Monday, October 18, 2021, to: hr@ewmi-az.org and include “Political Economy Analysis Local Expert/s” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

Posted: 08 October 2021
Apply by: 22 October 2021

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by qualified individuals for the Private Sector Engagement Specialist position within the Social Engagement Support (SES) activity in Azerbaijan.

Overview and background: EWMI, in partnership with International Centre for Not-for-profit Law (ICNL) and MG Consulting is implementing the Social Engagement Support (SES) Activity, a five-year Activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). SES will work to strengthen local partnerships to enhance citizen participation in advancing Azerbaijan’s social and economic development while also increasing accountability and transparency in governance.

Position Description:  The Private Sector Engagement Specialist will be responsible for cultivating relations with businesses and business sector associations and ensuring their meaningful and sustained engagement in all Activity-supported interventions. This full time position is expected to start on November 5, 2021.

Requirements: 

Required qualifications

  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of economic growth/development, SME development, public-private partnerships, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility programs or other comparable sectors;
  • At least three years of progressively responsible experience in project management in complex environments, engaging with multiple stakeholders in public and/or private sector;
  • Demonstrated experience incorporating a gender and youth lens in programming;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing partnerships in private, public and non-profit sector, ability to engage at senior level and build trust-based relationships;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Azerbaijani proficiency (oral and written)
  • English proficiency (oral and written)

Desired qualifications

  • Advanced degree in economics, business, international relations, social science, political science, or other related field

To Apply: Qualified and eligible individuals interested in applying for this position may apply by email to hr@ewmi-az.org with “PSE Specialist” as the subject, no later than 09:00 October 22, 2021. Applications should include (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references. Late applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information

Posted: 08 October 2021
Apply by: 12 October 2021

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI), is hiring an Operations Manager for the Social Engagement Support (SES) Activity in Azerbaijan.

Overview and Background: EWMI, in partnership with International Centre for Not-for-profit Law (CNL) and MG Consulting is implementing the Social Engagement Support (SES) Activity, a five-year Activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). SES will work to strengthen local partnerships to enhance citizen participation in advancing Azerbaijan’s social and economic development while also increasing accountability and transparency in governance.

Overall Responsibilities: The Operations Manager is responsible for the successful and timely implementation of SES’s administration, human resources, procurement, financial management and accounting in compliance with East West Management Institute (EWMI) corporate policies, SES policies, USAID requirements and local legislation.  The Operations Manager brings his/her technical skills, education, and experience to successfully lead SES’s smooth, efficient, and accurate operations and cooperate and coordinate with EWMI Home Office on all relevant processes.

Requirements: The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications.

  • University Degree in Finance/Accounting with at least 10 years of experience in accounting, financial management. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in human resource management and general operations in donor funded projects. 
  • Proficiency in the use of computer, office software packages, solid experience in working with accounting software.
  • Excellent knowledge of national legislation requirements related to the job functions.  Knowledge of USAID policies and regulations is an advantage.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in professional written and spoken Azerbaijani and English.  Knowledge of Russian is an advantage.

To apply: Qualified and eligible individuals interested in applying for this position may apply by email to hr@ewmi-az.org with “Operations Manager” in the subject line, no later than 09:00 October 12, 2021. The application should include: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Details, and at least reference contacts. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. Late applications will not be considered.

Posted: 24 September 2021
Apply by: 15 October 2021

Position Description: The Program Manager serves as the focal point within the organization for assigned countries and programs, liaising with all departments in HQ to provide support and ensure successful program implementation.  Tasks include preparing subgrants to local organizations, drafting consulting agreements with international experts, tracking expenditures against budgets, ensuring compliance with donor (especially USAID) rules and regulations, and documenting program accomplishments. The Program Manager may also train and mentor local project staff on these matters, assist in opening and closing of project offices overseas, and assist in the preparation of proposals for new projects. Ability to travel overseas for extended periods (up to four weeks) is required.

Requirements: Successful applicants will possess:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in supporting the implementation of international development projects;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills (in English; ability to speak other languages in regions where EWMI works is preferred);
  • The ability to prepare and read budgets;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations preferred;
  • Prior experience in promoting human rights, supporting civil society, and/or strengthening the rule of law;
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, or related field;
  • Experience having worked overseas in a developing country preferred;
  • Other specialized skills, such as with IT, public outreach, accounting, etc., is also preferred and should be highlighted.

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 submit applications by October 15, 2021. Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 25 August 2021
Apply by: 03 September 2021

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on Friday, September 3

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by international experts and nationals of Zimbabwe for the Chief of Party position. The assignment is expected to start o/a October 1, 2021. This is a long-term position and offers a generous benefits package.

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 15 years’ of relevant experience;
  • Experience in Southeast 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;
  • 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 other stakeholders;
  • Advanced language ability in both written and spoken English.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: employment@ewmi.org and include in the subject line “COP – Zimbabwe”. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 20 August 2021
Apply by: 20 September 2021

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for its new USAID-funded Justice System Strengthening Activity (JSSA) in Uzbekistan. JSSA seeks to strengthen an independent judiciary and improve justice and the rule of law in Uzbekistan by strengthening the administration of justice, strengthening the professionalism and integrity of the judiciary, and increasing openness and public trust in the judiciary. This is a four year project that will begin in October 2021.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years of experience managing and/or implementing rule of law or judicial reform projects, or working in the judiciary, preferably in the former Soviet Union;
  • Strong management, administrative, reporting, and communication skills and the ability to implement projects in a variety of contexts involving a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to coordinate with other donor programs on rule of law to maximize results;
  • Experience with and deep understanding of court administration reform and policies aimed at increasing judicial efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyze state policies and legislation and make recommendations for improvement to relevant stakeholders;
  • Strong diplomatic and communications; prior experience working with mid- to senior-level government officials is desirable;
  • Advanced degree in law, management, training or other field relevant to project implementation; extensive practical experience in lieu of degree may be considered; and
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of Russian or Uzbek strongly preferred.

To apply: Please submit (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: employment@ewmi.org and include “Deputy Chief of Party – Uzbekistan” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but no later than September 20, 2021.

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.  See www.ewmi.org.

 

Posted: 05 August 2021
Apply by: 16 August 2021

Apply immediately, but no later than Monday, August 16, 2021 

East West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by highly qualified nationals of Serbia and international experts for the positions listed below as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded Civil Society Resilience Strengthening Activity in Serbia. The Activity will work to make Serbian civil society more resilient to shrinking civic space challenges and able to better perform its watchdog, advocacy and citizen engagement roles as a result of an improved enabling environment.

Chief of Party

Required qualifications

  • Successful track record of supervising, designing, managing, and implementing donor-funded technical assistance projects, with strong preference for past USAID-funded DRG project management experience;
  • 10 years of experience in the fields of civil society capacity development, civic education and engagement, private sector engagement, democratic governance, political economy analyses or other comparable sectors within the social sciences field;
  • 7 years of progressively responsible experience in project management in complex environments with multiple sub-grantees;
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with civil society organizations, senior government officials, media, the private sector, international donors, and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as a leader of an interdisciplinary team;
  • University level degree in relevant fields;
  • Fluent English language skills; Serbian language skills are an asset.

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant fields

Deputy Chief of Party and Capacity Development Manager

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of seven (7) years in senior management position, including at least five years working in or with the CSO sector, experience in working with USAID-funded programs is preferred;
  • Very good understanding of the CSO sector and its capacity development needs in Serbia; 
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, with experience as a trainer preferred;
  • Strong managerial and organizational skills;
  • University level degree in management, social sciences, or related fields;
  • Very strong writing and presentation skills in English and Serbian. 

Domestic Resource Mobilization Specialist

Required qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in domestic resource mobilization practices, including working with CSOs to diversify domestic funding sources and fundraising for social development purposes;
  • Demonstrated experience in building and applying knowledge, tools, and understanding of constituency resource management, philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility (CSR);
  • Capacity to analyze and make recommendations related to a wide range of strategies to enhance domestic giving, including the improvement of regulatory framework for individual and corporate giving, incentivized social investments, and social entrepreneurship;
  • Experience in developing public private partnerships and private sector engagement for social development purposes is preferred;
  • University level degree in relevant fields;
  • Fluent English language skills; Serbian language skills are an asset.

Communication Specialist

Required qualifications

  • At least 7 years of experience in public outreach and communication activities, especially with international organizations and/or CSOs;
  • Very good understanding of online and offline public outreach tools;
  • Experience in design and implementation of communication strategies and action plans;
  • Knowledge of best practices in digital outreach and digital advocacy; effective management of online platforms and content development; and knowledge of social media marketing;
  • Experience in maintaining good relations with different target groups and stakeholders;
  • University level degree in journalism, communications, marketing and advertising, international relations or development, or a related field;
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Serbian.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit: (i) a brief cover letter; (ii) a CV that is no longer than three pages; and (iii) the names and contact information for three professional references to: serbiajobs@ewmi.org. Please include in the subject line of the email the title of the position being applied for. The attachments (cover letter and CV) should likewise be named to include the position applied for and the applicant’s last name. 

Closing time and date: The end of the day on Monday, August 16, 2021.

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.