Resident Legislative Program Manager/Sr. Program Manager for Somalia
The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks to hire two a Resident Legislative Program Manager/Sr. Program Manager for Somalia to implement legislative strengthening program activities with Somali partners including federal and regional parliaments, complementary to federal and regional government executive offices and ministries, political associations and groups, and civil society actors. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, this position requires regular travel to Djibouti, Puntland (northeast Somalia) and the broader region. The position is available immediately through December 2014, with extension contingent upon availability of funding.
Since 2005, NDI has supported endogenous efforts to improve democratic governance in Somalia with support from the British Department for International Development, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. NDI’s program activities are aimed at building the core capacities, roles and responsibilities of the Somalia Federal Government, Somalia federal House of the People (HoP), the regional Puntland state parliament, executive ministries, and civil society as well as political associations and groups. The Institute has worked with the offices of the president, prime minister, and speaker of parliament; with the political and administrative heads of more than 30 ministries; and with nearly 400 MPs, including more than 20 women members, to enhance their governance and parliamentary capacities.
With parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for 2016, the federal parliament is tasked with the oversight, review and implementation of the provisional constitution, passing key legislations that include federal resource allocation and regional state formation and a political party system, further strengthening democratic gains made since 2012. The Senior/Program Manager for Legislative Programs would oversee current program activities with the essential duties and responsibilities outlined below that would build upon long-standing relationships with Somali federal and regional state legislative and executive officials as well as civil society partners.
Program Design and Implementation
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
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