Program Mgr for Yemen, PILPG (Amman, Jordan)

The Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) is hiring a Program Manager for its Yemen project.

Public International Law & Policy Group Overview

PILPG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates as a global pro bono law firm providing free assistance to governments, sub-state entities, and civil society groups in transitioning states. PILPG provides legal counsel to pro bono clients during peace negotiations, advises on the creation and operation of transitional justice mechanisms, provides expertise during the drafting of post-conflict constitutions, and advises on ways to strengthen the rule of law and effective institutions. PILPG has twenty years of experience working around the world on these issues.

Program Overview

PILPG is hiring a Program Manager, who will be based in Amman, Jordan, to implement a project to build the capacity of Yemeni civil society to effectively engage with the peace process and political transition. The project is expected to begin in the spring/summer of 2017.

The main project objective of the 24-month program is for Yemeni civil society to more effectively advocate for its causes, particularly groups representing women, youth and people with disabilities, and to mobilize their constituents and engage authorities on key transition processes. The target beneficiaries will be representatives from Yemeni CSOs and initiatives, with a focus on representing those historically underrepresented in decision-making processes. The program will prepare these beneficiaries to engage effectively on transition issues by arming them with necessary skills, knowledge, networks, and planning. Key Activities will include: (1) establishment of a Youth Network in Yemen to organize outreach and advocacy; (2) training and support for organizational development plans; (3) training on key transition issues, policy proposal development, and advocacy; and (4) support beneficiaries to develop policy proposals and related advocacy on key transition process issues.

Role of the Program Manager

PILPG is seeking a professional with at least five years of experience working with Yemeni civil society, with particular expertise in advocacy, human rights, transition issues, and program administration to serve as the Program Manager for its Yemen program. The Program Manager will be based full time in Amman, Jordan, and will work under the supervision of the DC-based Project Director. There will be no travel to Yemen for this position.

Contract Term
One year, with a possibility for extension.

Program Responsibilities
Serve as point of contact for program participants, including regular communication and support of both programs and organizations;
Provide regular updates to, and respond to requests from, PILPG headquarters’ team, including the Project Director and Director of Security Management;
Oversee the logistics for workshops, meetings, and other program-related events;
Serve as a training facilitator, as needed;Assist the Project Director in responding to requests from the funder;
Oversee the implementation of the sub-awardees and beneficiaries, including analysis of project reports from participants;
Ensure continued evaluation of the project to assess its success in meeting the stated goals and objectives;
Analyze and provide regular briefings on local political conditions and the effectiveness of the project in meeting the stated goals and objectives; and
Strategize with other organizations and U.S. government offices to ensure programming is complementary.

Draft materials on the Yemen program for PILPG’s website, annual reports, internal circulations, and law firm updates at the request of senior staff;
Draft contracts for program partners, including developing work plans and budgets;
Maintain PILPG’s in-country financial books related to the Yemen program in accordance with PILPG’s financial policies and procedures manual;
Develop quarterly program reports and internal reports that detail program activities and measure and evaluate program results;
Facilitate the visits of non-field staff, consultants, external evaluators, and funder representatives as appropriate; and
Manage all local service providers to PILPG and local office and related logistics and financials.

Educational and Professional Qualifications 

A bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred;
A minimum of five years of work experience with Yemeni civil society with expertise in advocacy, human rights, and work with marginalized populations;
Past experience working with government officials and civil society organizations;
Past experience managing US government-funded programs preferred;
Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

Communication and Organizational Skills 

Excellent political judgment and the proven ability to develop and carry out program strategy;
Strong organizational skills;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work closely with multiple team members located across the globe;
Ability to effectively manage multiple activities in a fast-paced, challenging overseas environment; and
Initiative to be a responsive self-starter to solve problems independently.

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