ISS Vacancy, Head of Division, Corruption and Governance (C&G) - Pretoria
The Corruption and Governance Division engage in policy research/support, training and capacity building in the public and private sector as well as civil society in projects across Africa. These include thematic areas of work such as natural resource governance, building transparent and accountable institutions (including controlling corruption with a focus on issues such as conflicts of interest and political party funding), conflicts of interest in public life and elections.
As a member of top management of the Institute the C&G Division Head will report to the Deputy Executive Director and will be responsible for all aspects of management including: fund-raising and donor liaison, financial management, delivery of project outputs, quality control over the training, research and policy products of the projects of the division, and external engagement. The Institute also places strong emphasis on the role of management in Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER). S/he also contributes towards the strategic development of the Institute. Located in Pretoria the successful candidate will be expected to grow ISS work in this division across our offices in Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Dakar.
S/he will be responsible for liaison with stakeholders in civil society, government and intergovernmental organisations in Africa and abroad. S/he will have an effective network across the continent, a strong record of publications and policy work and in exceptional fund-raising skills. This is a demanding and high-pressure job that includes substantial travel.
-The successful candidate will be a senior person with proven professional competence, with a minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in political studies, law or relevant social science field (PhD preferable).
-At least 10 years relevant work experience within a policy, politics, research or professional environment with increasing management responsibilities
-At least five years of management experience
-Excellent research and writing skills, a record of relevant publications
-Strong track record in fund-raising and donor liaison
-A strong team leader with excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in cooperation with governments and civil society
-Experience in providing direct policy support to governments
-Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal
-Fluency in French and/or Portuguese will be an advantage
-Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
-Willingness to travel extensively regionally and internationally
Salary: Internationally competitive salary offered.
Applicants should provide a covering letter, detailing how s/he meets the requirements of the job. In addition, applicants must provide a detailed CV including the names and contact details of three referees, as well as electronic copies of three single-authored publications. Applications should be emailed to Mr. Isaac Sihadi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 12 October 2012. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For further details and additional opportunities see www.issafrica.org/pgcontent.php?UID=4221