• Strategic Policy Analyst

    Job Locations UA
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/28/2018 9:02 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1108
    # of Openings
    1
  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

    Department

    Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

    Position Overview

    Pact seeks candidates to fill the position of Strategic Policy Analyst for the USAID/Enhance Non-Governmental Actors and Grassroots Engagement (ENGAGE) activity. ENGAGE aims to increase citizen awareness of and engagement in civic actions at the national, regional, and local level. By strengthening civil society’s responsiveness to diverse constituencies, the USAID/ENGAGE activity aims to empower citizens to advocate for reform, demand effective implementation, and hold government accountable in the path toward a peaceful and prosperous European Ukraine.

     

    The Strategic Policy Analyst ensures use of cutting-edge analysis, research methods for strategic communication. A native English speaker, he/she works in close collaboration with the Chief of Party under the supervision of the Strategic Communication and Research Manager and the ENGAGE research and communications personnel. He/she generates ideas and new solutions based on rigorous analyses. He/she produces technical documents and studies to international and domestic audiences.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Contribute to external and internal materials on state-of-the-art methods in civil society development and produce written documentation;
    • Contribute to Pact’s weekly newsletter on Ukrainian civil society, memo, analytical documents, success stories;
    • Contribute to publications of the ENGAGE activity;
    • Manage relationships with technical resource partners and vendor accounts, including local and international firms;
    • Serve as an advisor to the Communications personnel and provide direction and feedback as needed;
    • Assist the Program and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning units of ENGAGE to develop program learning and program advancement studies;
    • Contribute to developing research objectives and communication plans;
    • Identify analytical and research questions and propose and implement policy analysis to address them;
    • Advise the Strategic Communication and Research Manager on arranging publicity for the ENGAGE activity publications through different outlets;
    • Keep partners and the public up to date with ENGAGE activity news.

    Basic Requirements

    • Master’s degree in relevant field, such as political science, journalism, public policy analysis, communication;
    • At least 3 years of related work experience in research or strategic communications role;
    • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and strong analytical skills;
    • Native English speaking and writing skills;
    • Understanding of civil society and governance in Ukraine;
    • Knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian is an asset.

    To Apply:

     

    Please send your CV and cover letter to engagehr@pactworld.org with “Strategic Policy Analyst” in the subject line. Please include at least three contacts of your former supervisors who can provide reference for you. The vacancy is open until filled in. We thank you for your interest. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to interview.

     

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