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NDI seeks a Senior Program Manager to oversee the implementation of a program designed to support the executive branch of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Resident Senior Program Manager will report to the Director of NDI's Southern and East Africa region in Washington, D.C.



Activities under this program will focus on crafting a customized training curriculum to meet the TFG's specific needs and implementing capacity-building activities targeted to support core executive branch institutions, including the Office of the Prime Minister, the Council of Ministers, and the Office of the President.


Primary Responsibilities

# Design and implement a targeted training and capacity-building program tailored to the government's set of needs, priorities, and challenges. Training areas will include but are not limited to good governance, executive-legislative relations, conflict management, security reform, and women's political participation.

# Provide technical advisory services to the TFG regarding aspects of the transition toward a democratic system of governance, with special emphasis on the executive branch.

# Support leaders of the TFG in its transition, particularly the Council of Ministers Secretariat, the Office of the Prime Minister, the Office of the President, and key staff therein.

# Ensure programmatic goals are achieved and operational and reporting requirements are adhered to.

# Draft and submit field reports that monitor and measure program results and political developments.

# Build and maintain relationships with donors, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the TFG of Somalia.




# Master's Degree, preferably in International Affairs, International Development or Political Science.

# A minimum of nine (9) years relevant work experience in democratic development and governance.

# Intimate understanding of the history and recent developments in Somalia, particularly the recent peace process, regional political dimensions, applications of Islamic law, traditional leadership structures and conflict dynamics in the country.

# Extensive knowledge of the functions of the executive branch of government.

# Experience developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donor agencies, international organizations and NGOs.

# Exceptional interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, policy makers, foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations and donors.

# Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues.

# Strong written and oral communications skills. Computer literacy is required.

# Fluent written and oral English skills.

# High degree of organization and initiative.

# Experience in financial management and reporting.

# Knowledge of program evaluation techniques.

# Experience living and working in Eastern Africa.

# Some proficiency in Arabic or Somali is desirable, but not required.



Non-US citizens applying for internships and entry-level positions based in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require employer sponsorship.



This positions will be supported by NDI staff in Nairobi, Kenya as well as by NDI staff in Washington, D.C. Salary commensurate with experience. A benefits package is provided, including an in-country housing allowance.


Application Instructions

Interested applicants can apply now using our on-line resume tool. Please cite the exact position title in the cover letter.


Application deadline May 30, 2005.


No phone calls please


Posted May 6, 2005


NDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, disability, and/or sexual orientation.

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