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Old 27.01.2005, 13:30   #1
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Default Public Policy Specialist - USAID funded project

Position: Public Policy Specialist
USAID funded project

Starting date: Preferably March 1, 2005 (earlier if possible)

Long term assignment after 3 month probation period

Working closely with the Deputy Program Director, the Public Policy Specialist provides guidance and technical assistance in the areas of research and analysis to support legislative activity including both consideration of legislation, the state budget and legislative oversight.

In partnership with counterparts, the Public Policy Specialist works to provide targeted assistance in enhancing the internal capacity within the National Assembly as well as effective mechanisms for drawing upon external expertise. This includes working closely with short-term project consultants and assisting with the design and implementation of workshops, drafting reports and recommendations and developing tools for enhanced procedures and conducting training.

Other tasks will include:

Work with the counterpart to develop mechanisms and systems to institutionalize linkages between standing committees, research and analysis units, and policy experts both within ministries and from institutions outside government structures.
Work with the Deputy Program Director to assist standing committees, legislators, and staff in employing new methods and practices for analyzing legislation including budget analysis.
Provide long-term assistance and coordinate short-term technical assistance to the National Assembly in gauging the impact of legislation on societal groups and in conducting fiscal, environmental, and gender-based policy analysis.
Participate in designing and implementing training programs for National Assembly staff and elected deputies as well as training programs for individuals and organizations working with parliament.
Oversight and management of policy analyses and research studies.
Working as part of a team, coordinating with all project personnel and other donor projects to ensure complimentary activities.

Advanced Degree in Public Administration, Law, Economics, Political Science, or comparable experience required. Demonstrated experience in policy analysis and advanced English language skills (writing and speaking) required. Past experience working with the National Assembly advantageous, and interactive and participatory training experience highly desired. Experience in survey design and analysis would be an important asset. Previous USAID project experience preferred.

Competitive Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter via e-mail with a notice in the subject line

– “Public Policy Specialist”

The deadline for applications is 6 p.m. February 7, 2005

e-mail: aguest[at]

Only short-listed applicants will be invited to the interview – and may be asked to provide original writing samples. No phone calls please.
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