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Advocacy Lead USAID Project Careers - Abt Associates

Job Title:   Advocacy Lead
Organization: Abt Associates
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);
  • USAID 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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