EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY !
Program Development Specialist FSN-11
Vacancy Announcement : No. 2017-
Opening Date : Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:30
Closing Date : Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 17:00
Work Hours : Full-time ; 40 hours/week
The Senior Program Development Specialist works in the USAID/Burundi Program Office in Bujumbura. This position reports to the Burundi Program Officer.
The incumbent is a senior level professional and subject matter expert in the formulation and administration of USAID/Burundi’s development program. S/he is knowledgeable in host country affairs, the Burundi socioeconomic and political environment and in development assistance. The incumbent is directly responsible for implementing and overseeing program coordination and reporting, project and activity planning and design, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
Education:Bachelor’s Degree.Work Experience:A minimum of six years of progressively responsible professional experience in program/project planning and development assistance administration is required. Relevant experience is defined as developing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating programs, including strategic planning and performance-based management and budgeting ; project design and feasibility.Language Proficiency:English language proficiency (Level IV), French (Level III) and Kirundi is desirable.
Knowledge:Strong understanding and knowledge of economic, political, social, cultural characteristics and development trends in Burundi is essential. Must be familiar with development assistance programming with international organizations, the donor community ; or aid agencies. Comprehensive professional knowledge of principles and methodology in project planning and evaluating development programs is essential.
Skills and abilities:Excellent organizational, analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills with the ability to provide training and guidance in a professional manner are essential. The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work successfully independently and on teams, be flexible and produce quality products under tight deadlines. Candidate must be able to exercise significant professional judgment relating to program development and monitoring regulations, and ability to prioritize in a multitask environment.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
The application form is available at http://burundi.usembassy.gov/employment-opportunities.html. Interested applicants for this position must submit the DS 0174 application form and a current résumé or a curriculum vitae that provides additional information.