Governance Advisor | وظائف السفارة البريطانية British Embassy
|Governance Advisor | وظائف السفارة البريطانية British Embassy|
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Job CategoryForeign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (Programme Roles)
Job SubcategoryGovernance and Political
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)The main purpose of the job:
- You would be expected to provide high-quality, reliable, timely, and relevant policy and governance advice to the British Embassy Khartoum in the key technical competency areas listed below. You should be able to design, manage and lead clearly defined projects. You should be able to lead on policy issues and technical processes such as consultations, research, and stakeholder engagement, and should be comfortable influencing external partners. You will provide analysis and advice to enable the British Embassy to develop appropriate governance policies and provide advice across the Embassy’s program portfolio.
- FCDO advisers help identify, generate, and utilize the best evidence, knowledge, technology, and ideas to improve the effectiveness and impact of the UK’s aid programs and policies. Advisers have a key role in program design, management, and evaluation, and in influencing the broader development and implementation of policy – for FCDO and across HMG. They should have strong links with development networks, decision-makers, political actors, research organizations, and professional bodies both in Sudan and internationally.
- Governance is about how a country manages its affairs, including how power and resources are acquired, managed, and distributed. It is about political relations and bargaining processes amongst elites and between the elites and different social interests. Effective governance requires state capability to get things done, accountability to citizens, and responsiveness to citizens’ needs and rights. There is no standard recipe for improving governance and the evidence shows that technical fixes alone do not work. This means our approach should be tailored to the local context and informed by rigorous analysis of the underlying political economy and related constraints and opportunities.
- FCDO Governance Advisers support improvements in governance and politics that enable development, stability, and inclusive growth, and improved opportunities for the poorest and marginalized groups. In so doing, they play an important role in helping FCDO to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and instability, which is central to both Sudan’s transition, the UK Aid Strategy, and the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Roles and responsibilities
In this role you will also be responsible for the (subject to change, depending on the political process):
- Working as an integral part of the political team in the British Embassy in Khartoum, to contribute to the British Government’s understanding of the political and institutional context in Sudan through regular reporting, engagement, and analysis, and how it impacts programming and policies.
- Engage with other international partners to ensure coordination of support for Sudan’s transition. Engage for BE Khartoum with the local partners and institutions, the UN, NGOs, and the donor and diplomatic community on governance, electoral, and rule of law matters.
- Co-lead and contribute to the oversight of FCDO implementing partners in the delivery of UK aid programs, ensuring partners meet FCDO compliance standards.
- Provide technical governance and corresponding political advice to FCDO programs and policies, drawing on global lessons. Ensure the conduct of political economy analyses, ensuring that they are in line with best practices. This will include analyzing the governance dimensions of all operating FCDO programs and ensuring adequate advice is provided across existing programs under all thematic areas.
- Feed into the monitoring of governance trends in Sudan and the reporting of governance results of BE Khartoum’s Country Business Plan, in close collaboration with the team leader, governance adviser, and results adviser.
- Engage actively with FCDO’s broader governance agenda, including by providing regular and high-quality technical governance inputs to policy and strategy and sharing learning across the Governance cadre and Network. The job holder is required to contribute 10% of their time (approximately 22 days) where feasible in support of the Governance cadre and Network
Language requirements:Level of language required: Excellent written and oral skills in English
Candidates should be able to clearly demonstrate in their application examples of the following delivery competencies:
- Governance Technical Primary Competency: Applied Governance and Political-Economy Analysis
Understand governance evidence, policy, and practice in a range of settings; demonstrates knowledge of core governance concepts, and an informed understanding of how political dynamics interact with institutions in global, national, and sub-national/regional settings and shape change. Apply both political and institutional analysis to inform policy direction, and deliver plans, advice, and programming decisions.
- Governance Technical Competency: Accountable and Inclusive Politics
Demonstrate knowledge of political systems, including elite bargains, and how to foster more inclusive politics —including elections, parliaments, political parties, civil society, and media—while managing the risks. Influence and provide advice, set policy direction, and program leadership on political governance, and the strengthening of inclusion and accountability, working with HMG and partners.
- Governance Technical Competency: Public Sector Governance and Service Delivery
Demonstrate knowledge of public sector governance at national and local levels, an understanding of evidence on how change happens, and its application for partner institutions and sectors. Provide analytical, advisory, and program support to public sector reform processes that deliver improved services for all.
- Learning and development opportunities
- Governance Adviser training, to develop technical competencies
- Programme Management training
Essential qualifications, skills, and experience
- Education Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in a relevant subject (Public Policy, Political Science, Governance and Development Studies, International Relations, Finance, and Economics and Management) OR equivalent work experience that demonstrates a similar level of technical experience.
A proven track record in working with national counterparts and coordination with international partners.
Good understanding of the full cycle of project and program management.
Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, and Working Together
- Application deadline
16 April 2023
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- Type of Position
Fixed Term, Full-time
- Working hours per week
- Duration of Post
- Location (City)
- Type of Post
- Number of vacancies
- Salary Currency
$5,153.16 per month, plus a $72 monthly transport allowance
- Start Date
1 May 2023
- End Date
30 April 2025
- Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
- Please check your application carefully before you submit it, as no changes can be made once submitted.
- The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
- Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Khartoum are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Sudan.
- All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
- The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to:
- Obtain the relevant permit
- Pay fees for the permit
- Make arrangements to relocate
- Meet the costs to relocate
- The British Embassy in Khartoum does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
- Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
- Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
- Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6/12 months, the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.
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