British Embassy Governance Adviser Jobs in Ethiopia

British Embassy Governance Adviser Jobs in Ethiopia

About the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

  • FCDO pursues our national interests and projects the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.

  • We place emphasis on how we lead and behave towards each other, how we make decisions and how we get the job done to deliver our cultural statement.

    Purpose of Job

  • FCDO Ethiopia is a large, dynamic and high performing office - implementing the UK’s largest aid programme. Ethiopia has delivered remarkable development results over the past 25 years. FCDO partners with Government, multilateral partners and local organisations across a range of sectors.

  • It is an exciting, challenging, but rewarding time to be joining the Governance team. The adviser will have the opportunity to work on multiple aspects of Ethiopia’s democratisation and political transition over both the short- and medium-term, as well as support teams across the office in strengthening service delivery in a politically challenging context.

  • You will lead our current interventions to strengthen democracy and accountability (through support to civil society and media). You will also support the country’s policy and programming portfolio to ensure it is responsive to the fast changing political context and informed by political economy analysis. You will also offer cross-cutting governance expertise on institutional reform and capacity building.

  • The role will provide ample opportunity to strengthen a variety of technical competencies and civil service behaviours in a supportive and stretching learning environment.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Lead the ‘Transparency and Accountability’ pillar of the British Embassy Ethiopia’s open societies strategy, including overseeing programming and policy on the UK’s support to civil society organisations and work to strengthen civic and
    media freedoms.

  • Support teams across the embassy with provision of high-quality cross-cutting governance advice.

  • Build strong, productive and trusting relationships with Ethiopian counterparts and other external stakeholders.

  • Maintain professional development through a 10% cadre contribution.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Relevant experience working on governance, poverty and development issues in Ethiopia preferably at national and regional level with evidence of understanding of key policies and strategies.

  • Demonstrable experience of working with civil society organisations and/or media and journalists to support democratic reform.

  • Ability to explain complex issues in clear English to a range of audiences.

  • A proven ability to communicate clearly and confidently, verbally and in writing.

  • Excellent inter-personal and team working skills, with an ability to work flexibly and adapt to emerging issues.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and basic computer literacy (office applications and the Internet).

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Experience in influencing policies at senior levels.

  • Demonstrable experience of leadership and team management.

  • Demonstrable experience of working with the international development community and an understanding/familiarity with the international development architecture.

  • Experience with working with civil society organisations, media houses and/or Goverment of Ethiopia at either the federal or regional level.

    Required behaviours

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; British Embassy Governance Adviser Jobs in Ethiopia

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