Senior Technical Advisor, USAID/Sri Lanka

Senior Technical Advisor, USAID/Sri Lanka Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Program
Proposals Colombo, Sri Lanka
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IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $80 million, offices in 20 countries, and a global staff of 400. We work in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks qualified Senior Technical Advisor candidates for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded program to strengthen Sri Lankan efforts to advance social cohesion and reconciliation. To achieve that purpose, SCORE will seek to: 1) promote a cohesive Sri Lankan identity through governmental and non-governmental initiatives; 2) reduce socio-economic disparities by supporting sustainable economic development and service delivery among marginalized and conflict affected communities and populations; and 3) enhance community resilience through psychosocial support and capacity building of women and youth as peace leaders in Sri Lanka.

Citizens/residents of Sri Lanka are highly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Support and advise the COP and other project staff on various technical fields related to the project
Help design the strategy and approaches to achieve expected results

Required Skills and Qualifications:
At least ten (10) years of experience in Sri Lanka, providing strategic input and advice in democracy and governance and reconciliation related projects
Demonstrate peacebuilding technical capacity in the development, coordination, and implementation of complex and diverse interventions that produce expected outcomes
Thorough understanding of ongoing peace and reconciliation efforts in Sri Lanka
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, law, or related field
Fluency in English required
Proficiency in Tamil and/or Sinhalese preferred

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