Advocacy Lead USAID Project Careers – Abt Associates

Job Title:   Advocacy
Organization: Abt
Project Name: South
Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP)
Duty Station: Juba,
South Sudan
About US:
Abt Associates, a major
American research, technical assistance, and international development company,
seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the
anticipated USAID-funded South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace
(PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and
citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts,
increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US
$75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through
September 2023.
About PCEP Project:
The project will 1) identify
critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to
provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives
with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts
non-violently; 2) bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of
constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up
and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and 3) empower civil
society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to
good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or
national-level peace.
Job Summary: The Advocacy
Lead will mainly be responsible for strengthening the ability of civil society
actors (local, state, and national level) to advocate for peace and participate
in political and civic processes. S/he will ensure civil society organizations,
individuals, and groups (including youth, and women) find commonalities through
effective peace building, civic education, and reconciliation activities–such
as community dialogues, advocacy campaigns, reconciliation initiatives, music,
film and sports– that resonate socially and culturally.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID PCEP Project placement must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree preferred);
    or other donor experience;
  • At
    least seven (7) years of relevant professional experience;
  • Previous
    experience in conflict or post-conflict settings;
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills in English.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates meeting the minimum qualifications specified below may send a CV and
cover letter to Please include the title of the
position and “PCEP” in the subject line of the email. All positions are
contingent upon program award and funding. South Sudanese nationals are
encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
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