USAID is looking for Project Management Specialist (Democracy, Rights, and Governance) – Pacific Islands: Apply!
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Bureau/Office: Bureau for Asia
Location: Pacific Islands Papua New Guinea
Pay Scale/Grade: FSN-10
Eligibility: Cooperating Country National
The USAID Project Management Specialist (Democracy, Rights, and Governance) is located in the USAID Country Office in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The Specialist reports to the General Development Officer and is one of the principal foreign service national (FSN) specialists on conflict, democracy, rights, and governance programming for the Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu portfolio, with responsibility for designing, managing, and evaluating assistance in support of USAID’s Strategic Framework for the Pacific Islands.
The Specialist manages activities related to civic participation, elections and political processes, and rule of law. S/he has a broad and solid understanding of democracy, rights and governance and its cross-sectoral applications. S/he has high-level knowledge on issues such as democratic systems, judicial reform, transparency and accountability, voter education and political participation, trafficking in persons and human rights. Governance related activities include support to civil society and advocacy in areas ranging from human rights to economic governance.
Specifically, the Specialist takes the lead in providing research and analytical expertise in support of policy planning efforts, shaping overall strategic and program planning. S/he is responsible for bringing evidence, analysis, and critical thinking to bear on democracy, rights and governance issues that informs the design, development, selection, implementation, and evaluation of projects undertaken by the office.
- The job holder takes the lead in formulating and implementing public opinion/group-specific surveys, studies and projects that will guide and inform programming decisions including contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements in the areas of democracy, rights, governance, and policy reform.
- S/he also takes the lead in generating and disseminating evidence-based research and evaluation that will guide USAID program and policy decisions.