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Conflict and Displacement Officer/Sr. Officer

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IFES
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Arlington, VA
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Published 23 days ago

About the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES): Together we build democracies that deliver for all. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral institutions/systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. A global leader in democracy promotion, we advance good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. We believe that trusted electoral institutions deliver credible elections, effective governing institutions are accountable to the people they serve, all people safely participate in civic and political life on an equal basis and technology, information and data positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing to mature democracies.


POSITION SCOPE 

IFES is looking for a Senior Conflict & Displacement Officer. The ideal candidate will have experience with conflict resolution and/or work with internally displaced persons or refugees and excellent program management skills.  


The Senior Conflict & Displacement Officer will report to the Senior Global Advisor for Conflict, Displacement & Minority Rights (Senior Advisor) and will be responsible for providing operational and technical support to the portfolios of: 


• Election security & conflict resolution

• Impact of climate change on elections and displacement 


The Senior Conflict & Displacement Officer will support the Senior Advisor in developing IFES’ thought leadership; developing new programmatic responses; building partnerships with mission-aligned institutions and individuals; and facilitating internal, cross-divisional communication on this agenda.

Job Responsibilities:MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Technical assistance and innovation: Under the guidance of team leadership, support the development of new tools and resources for programming on relevant topics. Provide research support and other inputs as requested in the development of assessments, research methodologies, and publications. Administer and support management projects.

  • Outreach and partnerships: Support team leadership working relationships with external stakeholders. Attend events and initiatives on behalf of IFES as requested and support development of material to promote IFES’ programming in this portfolio.

  • Business development and program design: Support business development efforts. Contribute to and review IFES’ program design efforts, including proposals, concept notes and options papers.


  POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluency in English is required. French, Spanish, or other regional language skills a plus.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 4-6 years of experience in related field required. 

RELATED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Decision Making/Problem Solving: Multi-factor decision-making requiring research and analysis, subject to supervisory guidance. Analyze and interpret issues, propose and implement solutions relying on knowledge of professional standards, principles and sound judgement. Initiate contact with staff in other departments to exchange substantive information and coordinates activities necessary to achieve work goals. Authority to make decisions on issues of program design and financial oversight for assigned projects.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Participate in project budget planning. Critical review and reporting of project financials in partnership with Program Administration team. Authority to research, negotiate, and recommend purchases of materials, equipment and logistical arrangements.
  • Relationships: Develop and maintain collaborative relationships, which require highly developed interpersonal skills, involving active listening and problem solving, to assure desired outcomes. Seek opportunities to improve working relationships and work outcomes with internal and external partners.
  • Supervision Exercised: May supervise entry level positions, including interns or fellows. Participate in planning and implementing work activities and contribute to evaluation of results.
  • Accountability: Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments and act with a clear sense of ownership. Establish clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results.

TRAVEL: No travel is required but opportunities may arise.  

WORK AUTHORIZATION: Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States of America.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Monthly Benefit Allowance paid directly to all employees
  • Employer paid life and AD&D insurance at 3x base salary
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 1:1 employer match up to 6%
  • Employer paid Short and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Generous vacation (starting at 3 weeks and increasing with time of service), sick leave, and personal leave
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program

 APPLY TODAY!

About the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES): Together we build democracies that deliver for all. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral institutions/systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. A global leader in democracy promotion, we advance good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. We believe that trusted electoral institutions deliver credible elections, effective governing institutions are accountable to the people they serve, all people safely participate in civic and political life on an equal basis and technology, information and data positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing to mature democracies.


POSITION SCOPE 

IFES is looking for a Senior Conflict & Displacement Officer. The ideal candidate will have experience with conflict resolution and/or work with internally displaced persons or refugees and excellent program management skills.  


The Senior Conflict & Displacement Officer will report to the Senior Global Advisor for Conflict, Displacement & Minority Rights (Senior Advisor) and will be responsible for providing operational and technical support to the portfolios of: 


• Election security & conflict resolution

• Impact of climate change on elections and displacement 


The Senior Conflict & Displacement Officer will support the Senior Advisor in developing IFES’ thought leadership; developing new programmatic responses; building partnerships with mission-aligned institutions and individuals; and facilitating internal, cross-divisional communication on this agenda.

Job Responsibilities:MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Technical assistance and innovation: Under the guidance of team leadership, support the development of new tools and resources for programming on relevant topics. Provide research support and other inputs as requested in the development of assessments, research methodologies, and publications. Administer and support management projects.

  • Outreach and partnerships: Support team leadership working relationships with external stakeholders. Attend events and initiatives on behalf of IFES as requested and support development of material to promote IFES’ programming in this portfolio.

  • Business development and program design: Support business development efforts. Contribute to and review IFES’ program design efforts, including proposals, concept notes and options papers.


  POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluency in English is required. French, Spanish, or other regional language skills a plus.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 4-6 years of experience in related field required. 

RELATED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Decision Making/Problem Solving: Multi-factor decision-making requiring research and analysis, subject to supervisory guidance. Analyze and interpret issues, propose and implement solutions relying on knowledge of professional standards, principles and sound judgement. Initiate contact with staff in other departments to exchange substantive information and coordinates activities necessary to achieve work goals. Authority to make decisions on issues of program design and financial oversight for assigned projects.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Participate in project budget planning. Critical review and reporting of project financials in partnership with Program Administration team. Authority to research, negotiate, and recommend purchases of materials, equipment and logistical arrangements.
  • Relationships: Develop and maintain collaborative relationships, which require highly developed interpersonal skills, involving active listening and problem solving, to assure desired outcomes. Seek opportunities to improve working relationships and work outcomes with internal and external partners.
  • Supervision Exercised: May supervise entry level positions, including interns or fellows. Participate in planning and implementing work activities and contribute to evaluation of results.
  • Accountability: Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments and act with a clear sense of ownership. Establish clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results.

TRAVEL: No travel is required but opportunities may arise.  

WORK AUTHORIZATION: Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States of America.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Monthly Benefit Allowance paid directly to all employees
  • Employer paid life and AD&D insurance at 3x base salary
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 1:1 employer match up to 6%
  • Employer paid Short and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Generous vacation (starting at 3 weeks and increasing with time of service), sick leave, and personal leave
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program

 APPLY TODAY!


About the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES): Together we build democracies that deliver for all. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral institutions/systems and builds local capacity to deliver…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 18, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Arlington, VA
Associated Location
2011 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, United States
10th Floor

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