Policy Reform Adviser

Location: Niamey, Niger
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
About the Opportunity

The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is seeking a Policy Reform Adviser for the expected 3-year, US$7 million USAID-funded program to increase government accountability and policy reform in Niger.  The three objectives of the program are to 1) help civil society play a more active role in holding the government accountable for policy reform and implementation; 2) assist government institutions in becoming more accountable to citizens thanks to greater effectiveness and transparency; and 3) help foster constructive public-private engagement to identify priority reforms.

The anticipated program in Niger focuses on increasing government accountability and policy reform, core areas of work for FSVC.  FSVC has worked with ministries, Parliament, supreme audit institutions and civil society organizations across Africa and the Middle East to improve public financial management, and government accountability and transparency.  Other core areas of FSVC’s work include developing central bank capabilities, strengthening commercial banking systems, building capital markets, improving access to finance for small businesses, and combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism.  FSVC has regional field offices in Albania, Jordan, Kenya, Moldova, Somalia and Tunisia.

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to hr@fsvc.org and include “Policy Reform Adviser – Niger” in the subject line.  Submission Deadline:  December 28, 2018.  Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Key job functions include

 

  • Lead technical expert and provider of technical assistance to government institutions under Objective 2;
  • Play a key role in building constructive engagement spaces between civil society and government institutions under Objective 3;
  • Manage completion of all activities and deliverables in line with approved work plan;
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with key local counterparts; and
  • Liaise closely with FSVC Chief of Party in Niamey and HQ staff to ensure effective program implementation and management.
Preferred qualifications

Successful applicants will be dynamic, results-oriented team players, with outstanding execution skills and the proven ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment.  They will also be proactive and innovative thinkers, with the proven ability to execute new initiatives, particularly in developing countries.  In addition to the qualities listed above, the preferred qualifications for successful applicants will include:

  • Master’s degree in a related field;
  • 5 to 8 years of experience providing policy reform assistance in international development programs, particularly USAID-funded programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering activities focused on increasing the effectiveness and transparency of government institutions to increase accountability, particularly in Niger or the region;
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English required;
  • Professional proficiency or fluency in French; and
  • Ability to lead and form constructive partnerships with and among local counterparts.