NCBA CLUSA is currently recruiting the personnel listed below for the anticipated five-year USAID Senegal Governance for Local Development (GOLD) Activity. The GOLD activity will aim to serve as a USAID platform for tackling local governance, citizen-state relations, and accountability concerns that are common across all USAID/Senegal program areas. Please note, these are contract positions pending award from USAID :
Monitoring & Evaluation/Knowledge Management (M&E/KM) Specialist – The M&E/KM Specialist is responsible for overseeing the program’s performance in alignment with the M&E plan. S/he is responsible for designing and leading baseline, mid-term, and end of project evaluations and managing the M&E and KM system. S/he will lead staff and stakeholders in collecting data, data quality management, and analyses. S/he is also responsible for writing routine M&E reports that outline program performance” and will make recommendations for improved program performance based on indicator data. Specific requirements: Experience working-with a governance-related project and experience utilising participatory methods of M&E strongly preferred. .
Citizen Engagement Specialist – The Citizen Engagement Specialist will be responsible for engaging stakeholders in target collectivités locales (CL) in the local governance processes including advocacy, lobbying, voting and participation as well as educating citizens on the roles and responsibilities of elected and appointed CL officials.
Local Government Capacity Building (LGCB) Specialist
The LGCB Specialist will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of locally elected and appointed officials in the areas of decentralized planning, taxation, budget, communication, CL administration, service delivery, etc.
Local Government Transparency & Accountability (LGTA) Specialist – The LGTA Specialist will be responsible for strengthening transparent processes for local government and building their capacity to accountably manage resources for local service delivery (health, education, water/sanitation and agriculture) and to be responsive to the needs of constituents and civil society.
Communications Specialist – The Communications Specialist will be responsible for developing a communications strategy and plan for the GOLD activity. S/he will prepare reports, success stories, and promotional materials sharing program activities, results, educational materials and events through various media (press, print, video, websites, and social media). Experience in social media and behavior change communication preferred.
- For each of the positions, the following requirements apply:
- Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a similar position
- Minimum Bac +5 years education in a relevant academic area
- Fluency in French required; Proficiency in English strongly preferred
- USAID experience preferred
- Ability to work as part of a team and under pressure
- Ability to travel extensively within the country for extended periods
Interested and qualified candidates may apply for any of the listed positions by submitting their CV along with a cover letter to clusainternationaIjobs@gmail.com by 1 April 2016. Please include the position title for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women are encouraged to apply.