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IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION : USAID Project Development Specialist (Peace and Governance)

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IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION : USAID Project  Development Specialist (Peace and Governance)



USAID Project  Development Specialist (Peace and Governance)

(Position is open to all Burkina nationals and
those eligible for permanent residence and authorization to work in Burkina Faso)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the leading U.S. Government agency responsible for the U.S. foreign development assistance with the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad. Spending less than 1 percent of the total federal budget, USAID works in over 100 countries to:

Promote broadly shared economic prosperity; Strengthen democracy and good governance; Protect human rights; Improve global health,  Advance food security and agriculture;  Improve environmental sustainability; Further education; Help societies prevent and recover from conflicts; and  Provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT #:  Ouaga-2018-30  FSN/10- RA1

USAID Project Development Specialist (Peace and Governance)


Under the direct supervision of the Democracy, Rights & Governance (DRG) Program Officer, the Peace and Governance Specialist (PGS) is responsible for the management of peace, security and governance activities in Burkina Faso. USAID Democracy and Governance portfolio includes conflict prevention and mitigation, counter violent extremism and resilience programming. The PGS acts as advisor on project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management supervision, and other issues as needed.


The PGS should possess a thorough knowledge of the Democracy and Governance portfolio, and keeps abreast of technical developments in the country. The PGS is familiar with project management cycle and grant documents, evaluations and field trip reports- as well as work plans and monitoring and evaluation plans. S/He maintains close working relations with the host country officials, implementing partners, USAID regional staff in Accra and Dakar, and assumes management functioning of the technical office in the absence of the Governance and Democracy Program Officer.


This position requires exercise of broad individual judgment, overseeing the management of resources, implement programs, and coordinating relations with high-level representatives inside and outside of the USG. The political environment in Burkina Faso is highly complex and frequently unpredictable, and the PGS must be flexible and able to provide advice on peace and governance approaches and activities amid rapidly changing circumstances.


The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained under Career section of USAID website at https://bf.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/


CLOSING DATE:  December 11th, 2018

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

·         A cover letter

·         An AID 302-3 form (form can be found on this website): https://bf.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

·         A detailed resume

·         3 References

·         Copies of relevant degrees

·         Relevant work attestations and Certificates

All the above mentioned documents are REQUIRED, must be prepared in ENGLISH and should be addressed as follows: Attention of the Human Resources Office, US Embassy, Ouagadougou at :  HROouaga@state.gov

NOTE: Please include the Reference of the Vacancy Announcement you are applying for.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

NB: We encourage those who applied previously to re-apply. Prior applications will not be considered.




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