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    Abt Associates is a global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation; driving innovation and measurable impact for more than 50 years. What sets us apart is our evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach to solving tough challenges in health, social and environmental policy and international development. Specific areas we work in include: • Health • Education and workforce development • Climate change and the environment • Food security and agriculture • Housing and communities • Survey and data collection

    Monitoring, Evaluation, And Learning (Mel) Director

     

    Job Description

    Abt Associates South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Call for Consultants Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.

    The project will 

    • identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently; 
    • bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and
    • empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director – responsible for managing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure data quality and regular reporting of project results, and will participate in ongoing learning and adaptive management of project interventions.

    Candidates must have a Master’s degree in a relevant field and at least seven (7) years of experience leading MEL activities, including maintaining databases, provide training to local partners, and contributing to adaptive management and learning; experience in conflict or post-conflict settings; and prior USAID experience.

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    Media Lead

     

    Job Description

    Abt Associates South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Call for Consultants Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.

    The project will 

    • identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently;
    • bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and 
    • empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace. Media Lead – responsible for increasing access to reliable information through print, radio, and other media (both traditional and non-traditional) to mitigate the destructive impact of rumor and misinformation.
    • S/he will lead activities that support programming on independent national and community radio stations; support media houses, journalists’ unions, and media advocacy bodies to work on issues such as protection of journalists, media sector analysis, creation of a fair media legal environment, and free speech; disseminate information on peace processes; and promote and encourage civil debate.

    Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree preferred); USAID or other donor experience; a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience; experience in conflict or post-conflict settings; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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    Trauma Awareness / Healing Lead

     

    Job Description

    Abt Associates South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Call for Consultants Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.

    The project will 

    • identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently; 
    • bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and
    • empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace. Trauma Awareness / Healing Lead – responsible for strengthening the ability of key partner(s) to provide trauma awareness services to communities.
    • S/he will lead activities (trainings on community engagement, producing and disseminating materials, etc.) that will allow communities to recognize signs of trauma and distress, use their increased awareness and ability to cope with distress as a means toward resolving conflicts, and build more sustainable local-level peace.

    Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree preferred); USAID or other donor experience; a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience; experience in conflict or post-conflict settings; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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    Civil Liberties Lead

     

    Call for Consultants

    Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.

    The project will

    • identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently; 
    • bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and 
    • empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace. Civil Liberties Lead – responsible for supporting actors and initiatives working to expand civil liberties. S/he will develop innovative systems to safely document and collect credible, high-quality information capable of supporting transitional justice that feeds into formal and informal processes.
    • S/he will create or strengthen processes that enhance communities’ positive perceptions of justice, or increase understanding of local perceptions of justice, to assist in peacebuilding efforts.

    Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree preferred); USAID or other donor experience; a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience; experience in conflict or post-conflict settings; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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    Integration And Capacity Building Lead

     

    Job Description

    Abt Associates South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Call for Consultants Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.

    The project will 

    • identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently; 
    • bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and 
    • empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace. Integration and Capacity Building Lead – responsible for strengthening the capacity of a wide range of local actors to engage constructively and successfully on perceived conflict issues.
    • S/he will engage local peace-minded actors (e.g., traditional authorities, women’s groups, constituent-responsive local authorities, etc.) involved in peace-building, conflict mitigation, political participation, and reconciliation.
    • S/he will work with local NGOs to lead livelihood and/or vocational training activities.

    Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree preferred); USAID or other donor experience; a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience; experience in conflict or post-conflict settings; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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    Advocacy Lead

     

    Job Description

    Abt Associates South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Call for Consultants Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.

    The project will 

    • identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently; 
    • bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and
    • empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace. Advocacy Lead – responsible for strengthening the ability of civil society actors (local, state, and national level) to advocate for peace and participate in political and civic processes.
    • S/he will ensure civil society organizations, individuals, and groups (including youth, and women) find commonalities through effective peacebuilding, civic education, and reconciliation activities –such as community dialogues, advocacy campaigns, reconciliation initiatives, music, film and sports– that resonate socially and culturally.

    Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree preferred); USAID or other donor experience; a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience; experience in conflict or post-conflict settings; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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    Chief Of Party

     

    Job Description

    Abt Associates South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Call for Consultants Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.

    The project will

    • identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently;
    • bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and
    • empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace. Chief of Party – will oversee the implementation of project activities, management of project staff, and coordination with partner organizations.
    • S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders; manage local implementation teams; and collaborate with local partners.

    Candidates must have a Master’s degree in related field; minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in project management and implementation, with at least five years in a senior supervisory capacity on large ($50 million+) USAID-funded projects in conflict or post-conflict settings; proven experience in adaptive management and program design; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Experience in democracy, human rights, and governance projects preferred.

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    Deputy Chief of Party of Programs

     

    Job Description

    Abt Associates South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Call for Consultants Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.

    The project will 

    • identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently;
    • bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and 
    • empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace.
    • Deputy Chief of Party of Programs – will provide leadership, management, and technical direction to meet programmatic objectives (i.e., integration and capacity building; advocacy; civil liberties; trauma awareness; and access to reliable information).
    • S/he will ensure implementation of the project’s technical strategy.

    Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree preferred); and a minimum of eight (8) years of demonstrated technical leadership experience in peacebuilding and reconciliation in conflict or post-conflict settings.

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    Deputy Chief Of Party Of Grants And Operations

     

    Job Description

    Abt Associates South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Call for Consultants Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.

    The project will 

    • identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently; 
    • bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and
    • empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace.
    • Deputy Chief of Party of Grants and Operations – will ensure that the project is financially and administratively well-managed and is focused on achieving results. S/he must possess superior project management skills and is expected to manage the day-to-day operations of a large regional project.

    Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in management, international development, public administration, business management, accounting, or financial management; a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience managing operations (including supervision of procurement and grants) of USAID-funded contracts; previous experience in South Sudan; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Kenya_IRSJobs@abtassoc.com with the title and position being applied for in the email subject line.

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