|Position: Legislative Strengthening Specialist – SPRID Malawi|
|Job Id: 474|
|# of Openings: 1|
Legislative Strengthening Specialist
DI is seeking to hire a Legislative Strengthening Specialist for an anticipated five-year Strengthening Parliament’s Role in Malawi’s Development (SPRID) in Malawi funded by USAID. SPRID will contribute to Malawi’s democratic governance by supporting the Parliament of Malawi to better fulfill its legislative, oversight and representative functions. The goal of the activity is to support the effectiveness and independence of Parliament by providing technical support to selected constitutional and standing committees, coordination between parliament and statutory oversight institutions around public integrity issues, and CSOs and media’s demand for accountability. The activity looks at both the technical capacity as well as the political incentives of Members of Parliament and staff to support a more robust legislative process, and more rigorous oversight. To maximize Parliament’s influence, the activity will leverage partnerships with oversight institutions and civil society and media to build coalitions for reforms that are responsive to the public interest. USAID released an RFI in April and we encourage applicants to read it. This will be a full-time position based in Lilongwe, Malawi. This position is open to both expatriates and Malawian citizens and will be contingent on award and funding . The anticipated award start date is estimated to be in February 2022.
The Legislative Strengthening Specialist will oversee the capacity development of Malawi’s Parliament and improve its legislative, oversight, and representational functions to better serve Malawi citizens. The parliamentary strengthening specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day management of activities to achieve relevant key results at the national and local levels, and will be supervised by the chief of party. The successful candidate must be a development professional with significant international program management experience, experience in Malawi or other countries with similar settings, and demonstrated expertise in parliamentary and legislative.
Essential Job Duties:
The position’s responsibilities will include:
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Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. DI will only contact candidates of interest.
About the Organization
DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70+ countries.
DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at DI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities.
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