Posted: 08 April 2021
Apply by: 15 April 2021

Job opportunities with an upcoming USAID-funded program in Zimbabwe

Apply immediately, but no later than by the end of the day Thursday, April 15, 2021

East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by nationals of Zimbabwe and international experts living in Zimbabwe for a number of positions as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID/Zimbabwe Citizen Engagement for Accountability Program (CEAP). The Program will work to strengthen a culture of political and civic engagement in Zimbabwe by promoting greater and more effective citizen participation in governance processes at multiple levels with an eye to improved, citizen-driven development. These are full-time, long-term positions, based in Harare, and offer relevant benefits package. The assignments are expected to start around July 2021.

Gender and Social Inclusion Director

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing and informing the gender equality and social inclusion aspects of development programs, preferably as part of large, complex, international donor-funded programs;
  • Proven expertise in gender and social inclusion, including in gender-focused analysis, differential gender impacts of laws, policies and regulations, or similar frameworks;
  • Proven ability to identify and address gender and social inclusion barriers to women’s participation, leadership, and/or protection of rights and freedoms; and
  • Experience designing and implementing gender and social inclusion training workshops and capacity building programs.

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in sociology, gender dynamics, public policy, or another relevant field;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills related to activity management; and
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and maintaining professional relationships with counterparts in civils society, government, and the private sector.

Youth Positive Development Director

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing large scale youth-focused programs, preferably for an international organization;
  • Very good knowledge of the wide variety of youth development and support approaches and programs;
  • Proven track record of applying creativity and youth positive development principles in working with youth; and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to transfer skills and knowledge to beneficiaries.

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or related field.

Grants Manager

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing grants for CSOs, preferably as part of an international donor programs;
  • Proven track record of being well organized and working as part of a team; and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to transfer skills and knowledge to beneficiaries.

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with US government financial reporting and compliance requirements; and
  • Experience in managing grants for USAID-funded programs of similar scope and size of CEAP.

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 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: 04 March 2021
Apply by: 14 March 2021

East West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) invites applications by highly qualified nationals of Georgia and international experts for the position of the Domestic Resource Mobilization Specialist as part of EWMI’s proposal for the upcoming five-year USAID-funded Civil Society Engagement Activity in Georgia (CSEA-G). The Activity will work to increase citizen engagement, awareness, and participation in civic actions and democratic processes in Georgia.

This is a full-time long-term position based in Tbilisi, Georgia, offering relevant benefits package. The assignment is expected to start in September 2021.

Key requirements:

  • 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) is preferred;
  • Ability to bring in cross-regional examples and apply best practices;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated experience in Europe and Eurasia is preferred;
  • University degree in relevant fields is required;
  • Very good command of English language is required;
  • Knowledge of Georgian and Russian is an advantage.

To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: jobs@ewmi.org and include “Georgia - Domestic Resource Mobilization Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information.



Posted: 16 February 2021
Apply by: 26 February 2021


EWMI seeks highly qualified, experienced, and innovative international Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist(s) to: (i) assist EWMI in developing Adapting, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (AMEL) approaches and plans for EWMI’s proposals for USAID and other donor-funded civil society support and rule of law programs; (ii) provide technical assistance on implementing AMEL approaches and plans to EWMI’s field office teams and local partners for several ongoing EWMI’s projects in the Caucuses, South East Asia, and Eastern Africa.

The M&E Specialist(s) will:

  • Provide technical leadership to develop AMEL framework, plans and indicators to capture project performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely AMEL and reporting of all project activities for EWMI’s proposals and/or ongoing projects;
  • Work closely with EWMI’s implementing partners (often local organizations) to design, implement and supervise their AMEL activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project’s implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes;
  • Will be responsible for documenting and disseminating program successes and challenges to EWMI.

Preferred Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Key Skills:

  • Master’s degree in a development field, social science, economics, or relevant discipline; doctoral degree in relevant fields is an advantage;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in an M&E role for international development programs or/and in providing technical expertise on AMELP approaches, plans, and implementation to international development programs; experience working for US government -funded programs is an advantage;
  • Proven high level expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation, and setting up and managing M&E systems that efficiently track performance as per program objectives;
  • Expertise in identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts;
  • Ability to lead and coordinate with multiple organizations through multiple step processes without being a direct supervisor (although appropriate authority will be given);
  • Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities;
  • Strong organizational skills in order to balance competing priorities;
  • Ability to work independently and to efficiently meet deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, data base management, and data processing and presentation programs.

Please, send to employment@ewmi.org by the end of the day on February 26, 2021: your CV, a cover letter, a relevant example (plan, report, data presentation, etc.) of your work on AMEL approaches, plans, and implementation, and the contact addresses for three professional references. Please be sure to write “Application to AMEL Specialist Position” in the subject line.


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.