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Job Type:International NGO


Fields of Education: a minimum of a Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Rule of Law; or other relat


Organization: US EMBASSY


Salary : FSN-11 USD 22,457 to USD 40,421 per annum




Application Dead line:2016-12-15









LOCATION OF WORK:US EMBASSY, ENTOTO ROAD                                                 



SALARY: FSN-11 USD 22,457 to USD 40,421 per annum depending on the candidate's earning history, qualifications and experience.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION: The incumbent in this position serves as a Development Program Specialist (Democracy and Governance Cross-Cutting Advisor) -- to provide technical, managerial, reporting and administrative expertise to the Office of Democracy and Governance (ODG) on the full scope of its democracy and governance portfolio, but particularly, on cross-cutting programming with other USAID/Ethiopia technical offices.   S/he develops, monitors, and evaluates program activities, policy development and capacity building that support the integration of improved democracy and governance as a cross-cutting objective across the Mission’s portfolio.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSIn order to qualify, the applicant must possess the following qualifications:

EDUCATIONThe multidisciplinary and multifaceted nature of the position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Rule of Law; or other related areas.    

EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible experience in the design and management of political policy programs, development and/or humanitarian programs, with specific involvement in good governance initiatives is required. Prior work experience in the design of good governance initiatives that impact upon sectors such as health, agriculture, food security or economic growth; democratic institutions or promoting the rule of law is desired. Three years’ experience with USAID or other bilateral or multilateral development agencies, or International and/or Ethiopian non-governmental organizations in a project management capacity is required.

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) in English and Amharic. English will be tested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: A thorough understanding of the history, nature and dynamics of politics and governance in Ethiopia is required. Additionally, a thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of good governance and democratic principles and practices, including capacity building for government and civil society organizations, and analysis of political processes is required. A thorough knowledge of and ability to analyze the political environment and governance systems in Ethiopia.  A complete command of the importance of gender equality and its relationship with good governance and the promotion of peaceful and stable communities. Ability to inter-relate democracy and governance issues, trends and developments USAID programming.  Ability to prepare factual and interpretive reports covering good governance and political subject matter is required. Demonstrated capacity to participate in, lead and coordinate team efforts, to research and remain abreast of program management regulations, policies and procedures and to assist team members and implementing partners to apply them. Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct program evaluations, to develop outlines, solicit and incorporate inputs and edit team writing efforts.  Ability to plan, organize, and execute complex projects. Excellent written and oral communication skills for analytical and factual reporting and presentations to senior GOE and USG officials.  In addition, the incumbent will be expected to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, in and outside of Ethiopia at which they will be expected to represent the Mission’s policies and program objectives and/or the Mission-endorsed results of their analyses.

For your application to be considered, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter;
  • Completed and Signed Application for Employment Official Form–DS-174 found here;
  • Current Resume/CV;
  • Application must be submitted ONLY and the email subject must say–Vacancy 18/16 USAID DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST (Democracy and Governance Cross-cutting Advisor).
  • Please submit the application only once; and
  • Late and incomplete applications will not be considered; the application must be submitted before or on 5 p.m. Ethiopian time of the vacancy closing date.

The official application, form DS-174, must be signed by the applicant, in ink, not typed, and dated prior to submission. This requires the applicant to print, sign, date, scan and attach the DS-174 form to the email mentioned above. If an applicant does not sign, in ink, the applicant will not be considered by USAID/Ethiopia. Please take note of this requirement and please ensure you follow these instructions.  

Applications will be initially screened by the Human Resources Office to determine whether applicants have met the advertised minimum qualifications. A list of qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring office for further consideration and screening. Final selection of candidates will be made and those selected will be invited to an interview in order to select the best-qualified candidate. 

The USAID Mission assumes no liability for the loss or mishandling of applications. For additional information about the position and/or the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 011 130 6002 ext., 6035, 6043, 6137, or 6031.

NOTE: The application form is available free of charge upon request and are also available for download from the internet The final selection of a candidate is based solely on the advertised qualification in a competitive process. Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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