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Policy Reform Adviser

Niger
Jan 02, 2019

Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA seeks Policy Reform Adviser candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Government Accountability and Policy Reform Activity in Niger. This three-year project is expected to: 1) strengthen the capacity of civil society to effectively use social accountability tools and approaches (transparency, participation, and mobilization) to build effective coalitions for reform and hold the government accountable; 2) improve the ability of targeted government institutions to be more effective and responsive; and, 3) develop constructive engagement spaces between citizens and the state for consultations and policy dialogue.

 

The Policy Reform Adviser will provide technical assistance to Nigerien government institutions to become more accountable to citizens and more effective and transparent in their operations. S/he will play a key role in building constructive engagement spaces between civil society and government. The Adviser will build relationships with key stakeholders to support reform efforts on both the supply and demand side and provide technical leadership and fulfill the responsibilities of the Chief of Party in her/his absence.

 

Qualifications:

* Master’s degree (or the equivalent) in law, social science, or a related field is required.

* At least 7 years’ experience working to improve the capacity of government institutions.

* Demonstrated expertise in policy reform, preferably in West Africa.

* Experience facilitating government-civil society dialogue and citizen engagement mechanisms.

* Experience managing staff to ensure that program deliverables are achieved according to the planned schedule.

* Prior experience with USAID, INL, or other donor-funded projects preferred.

* Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing French and English.



To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

 

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

 

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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.