USAID Project Management Specialist (DRG)

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Contexte et mission :


1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

The Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) office designs and implements programming at the center of U.S. foreign policy priorities in the DRC. The team works directly with local government institutions, civil society, and private sector to implement programming on: Elections and Parliamentary Strengthening, Countering Trafficking in Persons, Anti-Corruption (including in the public services and mining sector), Local Governance, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Media and Press Freedom, and Civil Society.

Under the general supervision of the USDH DRG Office Director, the USAID Project Management Specialist (DRG) is the most senior CCN position in DRG and is responsible for

providing strategic planning, leadership, management, and technical expertise to ensure the well- coordinated and effective program implementation of the USG democracy, human rights, and governance portfolio in USAID/DRC. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and ensuring quality design, implementation and monitoring of programs/projects/activities related to the DRG sector, covering all the programming in the areas of Rule of Law and Human Rights, Good Governance, Political Competition and Consensus Building, and Civil Society in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Responsibilities include program/project/activity development, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and close collaboration with implementing partners (IP) to ensure implementation is carried out in accordance with USAID strategic objectives, policies and regulations, and internationally recognized best evidence-based practices in DRG support. The Specialist is also responsible for overseeing the DRG budget and directly supervising two FSN staff members.

This position is an essential leadership position within DRG. Serving as a senior strategic and technical advisor, the Specialist serves as an integral and permanent member of the DRG team, represents USAID at official national government events, national and international fora, donor forums and technical working groups to advise on policies, strategies, and technical issues, as well as coordination among implementing partners and other USG agencies, and represents the team in multiple USAID Cluster Working Groups and in the Development Objective (DO) teams. The Specialist ensures DRG elements are integrated in other sectors: Health, Education, Economic Growth, Peace and Security, Environment etc. The incumbent is a key player in the U.S. Mission’s interagency DRG efforts. This position requires highly specialized technical skills, expert subject matter knowledge, political and diplomatic tact, complex problem-solving skills and significant experience related to the respective field of democracy, human rights and governance, has a mastery of global DRG issues, as well as the entire USAID/USG DRG portfolio.


Profil recherché :


Determines minimum qualifications required for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education, experience and language factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.

a. Education : Completion of a Master’s Degree or local equivalent in International Relations, Public Administration, Political Science, Law, International Development, Development Sciences and Techniques, or in a closely related field involving Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) is required.

b. Prior Work Experience : A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the development, management, and evaluation of DRG programs, including at the grassroots community level is required.

c. Language Proficiency : Level IV English and French (fluent proficiency), both written and oral, is required; plus, Level IV of one or more normally spoken Congolese languages is required, e.g. Lingala or Swahili.


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