Chemonics Parliamentary Strengthening and Development Team Lead Job Vacancy

Parliamentary Strengthening and Development Team Lead
Chemonics seeks a long-term parliamentary strengthening and development 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 national parliament, regional assemblies, and local deliberative bodies components;
  • Serve as the technical lead in improving parliamentary functioning related to the law-making process, improving constituent relations, representation, and reconciliation, and enhancing the Somalia Federal Parliament’s role in the state formation process;
  • Support the parliamentarians’ abilities to better understand, develop, and pass priority legislation to implement the provisional constitution;
  • Strengthen nascent democratic practices of local deliberative bodies and encourage inclusion, transparency, and linkages with targeted local communities and national actors.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant technical field;
  • Five years experience engaging legislative processes at the national and regional level;
  • Five to eight years of experience with a USAID-funded project or similar international organization preferred;
  • 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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