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Chief Of Party (contingent On Funding) At International Foundation For Election Systems

Date Posted: 12/Jan/2014
Deadline: 20/Jan/2014

Position: Chief of Party (contingent on funding) Department: AFRICA Location: Nigeria About IFES: IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies. IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries. Project IFES is proposing to build the capacity of electoral administration bodies in Nigeria and support the conduct of elections in the country. The proposed project will last 5 years. This position is contingent on funding. Job Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party will serve as the senior in-country IFES representative with the donor and other local and international partners. The Chief of Party is accountable for in-country implementation, management and monitoring of all program and financial components to assure that the overall project objectives and targets are met. The scope of work will include, but is not limited to the following tasks:

• Maintain project office in Abuja; supervise office operations and supervise local and expatriate staff based in that country. • Provide general oversight of the program, including responsibility for program management, strategic vision, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables; • Establish and maintain working relationships with Nigerian authorities, international organizations on the ground and donors to ensure successful implementation of the project and avoid duplication of efforts; • www.justjobsng.comWork closely with national election management body officials to provide technical assistance and support on electoral administration; • In coordination with IFES/HQ, assist in the identification, recruitment, and hiring of local and international technical consultants; • Provide oversight and management of technical consultants; • Supervise the drafting and timely submission of reports to IFES-DC, donors and other stakeholders; • Develop and strengthen program strategies and workplans; • Assist in program development for IFES in Nigeria by identifying additional programmatic needs; • Perform other duties as necessary to the overall success of IFES programming in Nigeria.

Qualifications: The Chief of Party must be engaged - a dynamic leader, flexible, adaptable and a team player who demonstrates leadership under challenging conditions. In addition, the Director is required to have the following:

• Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in the democracy and governance field and a minimum of 7 years of experience with election administration and international program management. • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international politics, development, or related field (Master’s degree or PhD preferred.) • Demonstrated experience in capacity-building, election management/voter registration operations and electoral legal framework development. • Proven track record with democracy and governance programming in developing countries. • Demonstrated experience with election systems and election complaints adjudication. • Demonstrated experience with monitoring and evaluation methodology. • Demonstrated experience with USG regulations and the implementation of USG-funded project activities. • Personnel and office management experience-including management, training and development of local staff. • Familiarity with political and electoral context of Nigeria. • Experience living and working Africa, preferably in Nigeria. • Strong oral and written communication skills and skills in PC-based word processing, spreadsheets and e-mail technology. •English language fluency—writing and speaking.

Other: Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes: • Team player • Diplomatic • Leader and Mentor • Creative and Flexible • Problem Solver To Apply: You must go to http:www.ifes.org/ to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (ie. cover letter and application, etc.). Resumes are only reviewed and accepted if submitted through our careers page.

How to apply:

To Apply: You must go to http:www.ifes.org/ to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (ie. cover letter and application, etc.). Resumes are only reviewed and accepted if submitted through our careers page.

 







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