Technical Lead, Peace Processes

at United States Institute of Peace
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted September 28, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG


Peace is our commitment.  The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace worldwide.  We know that Peace is Security – it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.



The Technical Lead, Peace Processes, is a key member of the USIP Africa Center's Sudan Team. The Technical Lead will provide input into the design, implementation and monitoring of activities related to the Program Component: Increase Opportunities for Sustainable Implementation of Current and Future Peace Agreements and Peace Processes in Sudan. The Technical Lead will report to the Country Representative and will be based in Khartoum, Sudan.

This is a Personal Services Contractor position.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Program Development and Strategy:

  • Collaboration with USIP staff on conceptualization and design of the Peace Processes program strategy and objectives
  • Contribute to the strategic vision of USIP's work in Sudan, inputting into processes and policies, and provide ideas, initiatives and information for portfolio
  • Monitor local and regional political developments and regularly brief USIP and partner staff on their potential programmatic impact

Program Implementation and Oversight:

  • Lead and manage the preparation of project reports and submit timely reports ensuring relevancy, quality and appropriateness of content and presentation.
  • Provide program backstopping and management on high- visibility projects related to peace agreements
  • Monitor the achievement of results by periodically reviewing the development context, indicator data, and other indicators of portfolio progress under the direction of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
  • Identify problem areas and recommend corrective measures

Representation and Strategic Partnership:

  • Communicate and coordinate the Program Component's activities in close collaboration with other USIP staff and partners including the U.S. Department of State and other US government colleagues
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure close coordination with other in-country staff, assist with identification of potential local partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy across project
  • Articulate program strategy, as well as communicate and coordinate the Program Component's activities between USIP and its partners
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably with a focus on foreign policy, diplomacy, or political science; Master's degree preferred.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of program management or design experience in Sudan, part of which is preferably with an international organization.
  • Knowledge of programming principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of development assistance, generally with regards to peace processes, mediation, peace agreements, and democracy and governance activities
  • Experience conducting research on peace agreements, preferably the Constitutional Declaration, the JPA and other local or past agreements.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills and familiarity with managing different communication styles between Sudanese and international stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to mobilize peers, and write effectively in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Arabic required.
  • Legal residency in Sudan is required.

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