NANA Regional Corporation Policy Advisor-Election Violence SME in Washington, District Of Columbia

Policy Advisor-Election Violence SME

Description

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The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) is part of the Under Secretariat for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (J) within the Department of State (DOS). CSO's mission is to anticipate, prevent, and respond to conflict. CSO shapes decisions and policy, builds and leverages partnerships, works in country alongside locals seeking change, and seeks to institutionalize this approach within CSO and the DOS. The Assistant Secretary of CSO acts as the Secretary of State's senior advisor on conflict and instability in fragile states. CSO strives to be agile, catalytic, and evaluative in all of its work in Washington and abroad to achieve impact in conflict and crisis settings. CSO quickly and cost-effectively prevents and responds to conflict through innovative analysis, programing, policy approaches, and flexible funding and staffing. The Bureau convenes governmental and non-governmental partners to collaborate with local actors and create the conditions for lasting change even after CSO completes its engagement. The Bureau is data-driven in prioritizing where to engage, analyzing conflict, designing programs, assessing results, and supporting policymaking.

PURPOSE:

Under this task order, the contractoris a policy advisor (PA) for the Office of Analysis, Planning, Programming, and Learning (APPL) in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). The incumbent of this position will serve as a Policy Advisor (PA) and technical lead for election violence. The PA will support the mission of the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) by providing authoritative, highly specialized, and technically expert advice and guidance on election violence and electoral security. The PA will also provide authoritative expertise in conflict prevention analysis and assessments, election and political violence-related program management, and democracy and governance. The PA will be responsible for leading CSO’s electoral violence portfolio to include research, policy planning, and assessments in this space. In so doing, the PA will serve as technical lead for the relevant CSO team working on electoral violence. Coordination responsibilities involve all U.S. departments and agencies with relevant capabilities to prepare, plan for, support, and conduct conflict prevention and stabilization activities.

REQUIREMENTS:

The incumbent serves as a non-supervisory policy advisor in CSO’s Office of APPL. As a PA on the team, s/he will:

  • Provide authoritative and technically expert advice and guidance to the bureau in the critical areas of electoral violence and electoral security.

  • Leverage Master’s-level research skills and subject-matter expertise to lead assessments to analyze and develop strategies to prevent or mitigate violence surrounding high-priority elections for the U.S. across the globe.

  • Manage and verify technical inputs from assessment team members.

  • Present findings to senior level U.S. officials, verbally to Embassy and DC-based principals and via front-channel reporting.

  • Implement assessments and analysis in close coordination with embassy staff, other Department of State personnel, other U.S. Government entities, and other governmental and non-governmental actors.

  • Serve as advisor to CSO, regional bureaus, the NSC, office of the Under Secretary (J), and Embassies on matters related to electoral violence and electoral security.

  • For the NSC, regional bureaus, or other clients, participate in contingency planning exercises focused on risks surrounding electoral events.

  • Lead the designing and implementation of political or electoral violence prevention/mitigation programs for CSO.

  • Coordinate with multiple stakeholders, including U.S. government and host government officials, to advise on public policy, as related to the CSO program/engagement strategies, objectives and planning.

  • As necessary, assist in refining strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new approaches in-country, possibly linked to neighboring country programs if considered appropriate.

  • Provide expert, authoritative analysis related to political developments and security concerns as well as other pertinent information required to achieve CSO’s engagement objectives.

  • Meet with and brief high-level decision-makers, secure stakeholders, and acts as a participant in meetings, providing assessments of the status of projects and related initiatives.

  • Liaise with high-level experts in academia, private sector, and think-tanks to expand CSO’s ability to tap into expertise from these critical spheres. Through existing programmatic engagements and regional/ country networks, build and maintain professional relationships with NGOs, international donors, USG agencies, and other organizations in the U.S. and overseas that are important to CSO’s work on political/electoral violence.

  • Leverage authoritative subject matter expertise to ensure CSO’s approach to electoral conflict reflects the latest research and best practices, specifically: including but not limited to updating CSO’s Electoral Violence Assessment Framework to incorporate elements of Women, Peace, and Security Act and supporting development of Bureau-wide training on electoral violence. In so doing, oversee and guide inputs from other team members charged with supporting CSO’s election violence thematic.

Qualifications

The Policy Advisor will possess:

  • Minimum of 10 years of substantive international experience and demonstrated abilities in project research and management, policy planning and assessment, designing, implementing, managing and evaluating programs and policies related to international crisis program management, particularly in the areas of political violence, elections, electoral violence, and electoral security.

  • Authoritative expertise and knowledge of electoral violence and electoral security, equivalent to high-level and recognized leaders in this field.

  • Proven ability to lead election assistance and violence assessments in highly complex environments and present findings in precise format (written and verbally) to senior level U.S. government officials.

  • Master’s Degree in the areas of international development, international affairs, political science, public administration or law.

  • Significant experience developing relationships with and between all levels of host-country populations, including senior government officials, local government, business leaders, sub-national actors, and civil society partners.

  • Superior negotiation, interpersonal and written communication skills. Experience preparing and presenting presentations on complex subjects.

  • Demonstrated ability to work or collaborate with senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors, and non-governmental organizations who may be important to CSO’s programs and objectives.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website.

Minimum of 10 years of substantive international experience and demonstrated abilities in project research and management, policy planning and assessment, designing, implementing, managing and evaluating programs and policies related to international crisis program management, particularly in the areas of political violence, elections, electoral violence, and electoral security.Authoritative expertise and knowledge of electoral violence and electoral security, equivalent to high-level and recognized leaders in this field.Proven ability to lead election assistance and violence assessments in highly complex environments and present findings in precise format (written and verbally) to senior level U.S. government officials.Master’s Degree in the areas of international development, international affairs, political science, public administration or law.Significant experience developing relationships with and between all levels of host-country populations, including senior government officials, local government, business leaders, sub-national actors, and civil society partners.Superior negotiation, interpersonal and written communication skills. Experience preparing and presenting presentations on complex subjects.Demonstrated ability to work or collaborate with senior officials from other international organizations, bilateral donors, and non-governmental organizations who may be important to CSO’s programs and objectives.Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret ClearanceProspective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website.

Please do not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the status of your job application.

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Job: Program & Project Management

Primary Location: US-DC-Washington

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: TUV00924