Chemonics Outreach and Citizen Participation Team Lead Job Vacancy

Outreach and Citizen Participation Team Lead

Chemonics, a U.S.-based international development firm, seeks a long-term outreach and citizen participation team lead for the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Strengthening Somalia’s National Parliament project. 
The Mogadishu-based project aims to build the deliberative capacities of Somalia’s legislatures to promote good governance and promote stability, reconciliation, and peace-building in the state formation process. 
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide oversight for the outreach and citizen participation component;
  • Serve as the technical lead in supporting the creation of linkages between members of national parliament, regional parliaments, local government representatives and civic actors for constructive dialogue on legislative processes;
  • Support the parliament’s communications office and parliamentarians to launch effective media outreach, increasing citizens’ understanding of the parliament’s mandate and successes;
  • Assist in the creation of platforms for constituents to raise issues with national, regional, and local government bodies, with a focus on youth, women, and marginalized groups.
  • Five years experience engaging civic actors – particularly women, youth, marginalized groups, and the media – with national, regional, or local level governments;
  • Five to seven years’ experience with a USAID-funded project or similar international organization preferred;
  • A master’s degree in a relevant technical field;
  • Progressively responsible managerial experience implementing complex donor-funded activities and motivating a culturally diverse workforce;
  • Several years of experience working in fragile states and high-level conflict zones required, experience working in Somalia highly preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity;
  • Fluency in English required, with Somali and/or Arabic language skills highly desired.
Application Instructions:

Please send an updated resume and cover letter in electronic submissions to by May 31, 2013. 
No telephone inquiries, please.
Finalists will be contacted.

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