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Posted: 12 September 2022
Apply by: 22 September 2022

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on September 22, 2022

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by international experts and nationals of Zimbabwe for the Chief of Party position as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID/Zimbabwe Young People for Integrity and Accountability (YPIA) Activity. The Activity will strengthen the ability of young people and key institutions at the sub-national level to improve good governance and public integrity. This is a long-term position based in Harare contingent on award and funding and offers a generous benefits package. The assignment is expected to start in February 2023.

Chief of Party

Overall responsibilities

Chief of Party will be responsible for successful implementation of the YPIA Activity as well as for providing expertise in governance and anti-corruption to help create an evidence-based approach, integrating innovative strategies and delivering on all objectives of the Activity. The COP will also be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of programmatic staff. The COP will provide mentorship and training, as needed, for all national staff.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in managing international donor-funded development programs related to corruption, accountability, youth engagement, and/or 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 anti-corruption strategies, including in the public and private spheres and at the national and sub-national levels, youth engagement, and civil society capacity building, including strong successful experience in advancing and strengthening anti-corruption efforts
  • Substantial experience advancing anti-corruption and reform initiatives 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.

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

 

Posted: 02 September 2022
Apply by: 02 September 2022

Job opportunities with an upcoming USAID-funded program in Cambodia

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 14, 2022

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications for a number of positions as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID/Cambodia Advancing Youth Leadership (AYL) Activity. The AYL Activity will work to enhance the capacity and leadership of youth, including those from marginalized groups such as indigenous populations, ethnic minority, and LGBTQI+, to fully participate in socio-political life, to address local development issues, and to increase civic participation. These are long-term positions based in Phnom Penh. The assignments are expected to start around January 2023.

Deputy Chief of Party

The DCOP will be responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the AYL Activity. Only Cambodian nationals are invited to apply.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements:

  • Bachelor or graduate degree in social science, law, or other fields relevant to AYL Activity;
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience managing civil-society and civic engagement-related programs in the democracy and governance sector;
  • Proven leadership in the design, management, and implementation of similar sized

Programs;

  • The ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners;
  • The ability to lead multidisciplinary teams;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English language.

Youth Engagement Coordinator

The Youth Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing, implementing, and coordinating a variety of programs, and activities in relation to the leadership program and youth civic engagement. Only Cambodian nationals are invited to apply.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements:

  • Bachelor or graduate degree in international development, social science, business,
  • law, communication, or related field;
  • At least 7 years of demonstrated experience coordinating large and complex or international programs including on soft skill or skill development, youth empowerment, civil society, and, among others, civic education;
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building initiatives for youth and community groups, and in community mobilization, coordination, and facilitation;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage civic engagement-focused grants;
  • Knowledge and experience on gender and social inclusion;
  • Good understanding of youth networks and civil society organizations in Cambodia and its development context;
  • Solid communication, interpersonal, negotiation, and relation management skills and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships and networks with individuals, communities, development partners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Fluent in spoken and written English language.

Grants Manager.

The Grants Manager will be responsible for the overall management and execution of the grants under contract portfolio of the AYL Activity. Cambodian nationals, as well as international experts with experience in Cambodia or the region, are invited to apply.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements:

  • Bachelor or graduate degree in finance, accounting, auditing, business administration, or other related field;
  • At least 5 years of management experience in the administration of sub-grants and/or sub-contracts for international development projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large civic engagement focused grants;
  • Ability to manage and oversee many sub-grants and/or sub-contracts to local entities, including preparation of the solicitation, application review, negotiation, and awards;
  • Ability to maintain the grant tracking system to ensure timely and correct execution of all grant agreements;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English language.

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 “Cambodia AYL – [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.

 

Posted: 28 August 2022
Apply by: 10 September 2022

Apply as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, September 10, 2022 

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications from qualified candidates, nationals of Ethiopia and international experts, for the Deputy Chief of Party position as part of EWMI’s proposal for an upcoming four-year USAID-funded Civic Engagement Activity (CEA) in Ethiopia. CEA’s goal is to strengthen Ethiopia’s civic fabric in support of more inclusive, peaceful, and responsive governance. CEA will achieve this goal through the following objectives: 1) Strengthen civic and community-based actors’ capacity to engage in policy analysis, advocacy, dialogue, and collective action for peaceful, democratic change; and 2) Foster multi-stakeholder civic partnerships in support of inclusive dialogue, respect for human rights, and advancing more effective, citizen-responsive, and accountable governance.

This is a long-term position based in Ethiopia. Citizens or residents of Ethiopia or the Horn or East Africa region are encouraged to apply. 

Deputy Chief of Party

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in senior management position with international donor-funded development programs related to civil society with demonstrated experience in leading teams to achieve development results.
  • Advanced degree in public policy, political science, international relations, social anthropology, international relations, law, organizational development, or in relevant fields.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English required; proficiency in Amharic desired.

Desired qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Ethiopia’s and/or similar complex political, governance, and conflict dynamics and issues related to civil society and civic engagement in Ethiopia and/or a similar context.
  • Demonstrated experience assessing the development needs of a diverse range of civic actors/groups and developing innovative approaches to building capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth groups and emerging social movements showing a commitment to locally led development approaches (e.g., co-creation, micro-grant making, cultivating collective action practices) and adaptive management processes.
  • Strong programmatic and financial management, administrative, reporting, and communication skills and the ability to implement projects in a variety of contexts involving a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong diplomatic and communication skills.
  • Experience implementing and/or managing USAID or other US government awards preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure project activities are implemented in accordance with established policies, procedures, and practices, in coordination with project and USG regulations.
  • Provide activity-based operations and procurement guidance to all project components.
  • Working in collaboration with the COP and other senior management staff, ensure staff are effectively implementing administrative and financial procedures compliant with EWMI and donor policies.

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 “DCOP – Ethiopia”. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. This position is contingent on funding.

Posted: 19 July 2022
Apply by: 01 August 2022

Purpose and Objective: EWMI seeks applications from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) specialists and/or firms to help define and support EWMI’s DEI goals. This includes development and implementation of an organization-wide assessment examining EWMI’s current DEI practices; the design and implementation of a training program on DEI for EWMI staff in its home office (HO) with potential extension to field offices (FO) overseas; and the development of a draft DEI strategy.
General Responsibilities: The consultant will work under the direction of EWMI senior management to conduct an assessment examining DEI practices at EWMI and providing training to all of EWMI HO staff regarding DEI best practices, which we hope will result in the development of a draft DEI strategy. The assessment will include:
• Meeting with EWMI leadership and staff to better understand current DEI initiatives and gaps.
• Reviewing EWMI’s existing DEI strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
• Reviewing organizational policies (i.e., country-specific GESI, compliance, finance, legal) and training practices with a focus on DEI.
• Reviewing human resources (HR) practices and policies, including recruitment, retention, career progression, talent management and compensation.
• Reviewing practices in selection of implementing partners and procuring vendors to identify any existing gaps.
The consultant will prepare a report that will include recommendations and/or training suggestions to strengthen DEI and identify specific actions EWMI can take, including education and training resources, addressing both HO operations as a priority and assisting the HO in developing approaches to addressing FO DEI considerations. In addition, the consultant will deliver a training program to all HO staff regarding DEI best practices and concerns, including specific steps that EWMI staff can take to improve the organization’s approach to DEI, and the collaborative development of a draft DEI strategy.
Timeframe: September – December 2022.
Required Skills/Experience
• At least five years’ experience developing and implementing collaborative DEI audits and strategy development activities for public and private organizations. This previous experience should include:
*Applying DEI in HR practices and operations and in programming;
*Facilitating dialogues or conversations on DEI topics; and
*Conducting DEI trainings for a diverse audience.
• Ability to handle confidential and highly sensitive information discreetly.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work across multiple levels of the organization and to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse group of professionals in the US and overseas by developing and maintaining effective working relationships and reconciling differing viewpoints.
• Interest/experience in international development and working with US government funded organizations is preferred.

To Apply: Individuals or organizations interested in applying should submit a brief overview of their relevant prior experience, examples of three similar assignments they have undertaken, the CVs of proposed staff, and a proposed fixed fee for each deliverable: (a) an assessment of DEI practices; (b) training to EWMI staff; and (c) development of a DEI strategy to employment@ewmi.org no later than August 1, 2022. No calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, or sexual or gender identity.

Posted: 24 June 2022
Apply by: 17 July 2022

Apply as soon as possible, but no later than July 17, 2022

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications from qualified candidates, nationals of Tunisia and international experts, for the Chief of Party position as part of EWMI’s proposal for an upcoming five-year USAID-funded Civil Society Activity (CSA) in Tunisia. CSA’s goal is to empower Tunisian citizens to act and advocate for specific issues and effect change at the local, regional, and national level in advancing Tunisia’s development and to build the legitimacy and sustainability of the civil society sector. CSA will achieve this goal through the following objectives: 1) Increase the engagement and agency of citizens to act and advocate for specific issues of public interest; 2) Strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society organizations to promote positive change on citizen and constituent priorities; and 3) Promote effective partnerships (intra-, inter-, and multi-sectoral) at local, regional, and national levels (e.g., government, civil society, citizens, citizens, private sector) to advance shared development objectives.

This is a long-term position based in Tunisia. Citizens or residents of Tunisia are encouraged to apply.

Chief of Party
Required qualifications
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior management position with 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, law, 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 Middle East/North 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 and fostering relationships with local counterparts;
• 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 the private sector;
• Proficiency in spoken and written English required; proficiency in French and/or Arabic required.

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 – Tunisia”. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. This position is contingent on funding.

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.