SayPro Technical Advisory, Political Processes and Civil Society Engagement – TECHN001968-00001

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SayPro Technical Advisory, Political Processes and Civil Society Engagement – TECHN001968-00001




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The Technical Lead, Political Processes and Civil Society Engagement, is a key member of the USIP Africa Center’s Sudan Team. The Technical Lead will provide input into the design, implementation and monitoring of activities related to Program Component: Foster Pathways for Political Processes, Citizen Participation, and Government Responsiveness to Support a Genuine Transition. The Technical Lead will report to the Country Representative and will be based in Khartoum, Sudan.

This is a Personal Services Contractor position.


Program Development and Strategy:

• Collaboration with USIP staff on conceptualization and design of the civil society component strategy and objectives

• Contribute to the strategic vision of USIP’s work in Sudan, inputting into processes and policies, and provide ideas, initiatives, and information for the program component

• Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief USIP and partner staff on their potential programmatic impact related to the strengthening civil society portfolio

• Manage business development activities as needed

Program Implementation and Oversight:

• Lead and manage the preparation of project reports and submit timely reports ensuring relevancy, quality and appropriateness of content and presentation.

• Provide program backstopping and management on high- visibility projects related to civil society

• Monitor the achievement of results by periodically reviewing the development context, indicator data, and other indicators of portfolio progress under the direction of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

• Identify problem areas and recommend corrective measures

Representation and Strategic Partnership:

• Communicate and coordinate the program components activities in close collaboration with other USIP staff and partners, including the U.S. Department of State and other US government colleagues

• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination with other in-country staff, assist with identification of potential local partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy across project

• Articulate program strategy, as well as communicate and coordinate program component activities between USIP and its partners


• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a focus on foreign policy, diplomacy, or political science; Master’s degree preferred.

• A minimum of six (6) years of program management or design experience in Sudan, part of which is preferably with an international organization.

• Knowledge of programming principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of political process and development assistance, generally with regards to civil society capacity building and citizen engagement

• Experience in supporting CSOs, civic initiatives and social movements, particularly those that represent marginalized communities, including capacity building and understanding the characteristics of CSOs, and the challenges they face in having their voices heard.

• Business development experience including a successful track record in management of donor relations, proposal management and writing

• Experience supporting or conducting public opinion research

• Excellent communication and relationship building skills and familiarity with managing different communication styles between Sudanese and international stakeholders.

• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to mobilize peers, and write effectively in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences.

• Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

• Oral and written fluency in English and Arabic required.

• Legal residency in Sudan is required.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.


To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:.**

1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary requirements.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

For questions about this position please email Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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