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Policy Research and Governance Associate

Project Management
International Development Group
2107N Requisition #
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  • Must have completed or acquired significant units of graduate course in Public Policy and Administration, Social Policy, Political Science, Development Economics and Management, Biology/Natural Sciences, and Natural Resources Management, Governance, Legal Studies, and related disciplines,
  • Must have at least five (5) years of actual experience in conducting or assisting in the conduct of public policy and research work with national government agencies or local government units or groups/agencies that support government agencies; exposure on policy development and legislative processes either at executive or legislative levels will be an advantage,
  • Must have at least three (3) years of experience in working and engaging with private sector/business groups, civil society organizations, national government agencies/bodies with mandates or programs on natural resources management, biodiversity, fisheries, law enforcement, policy and legislation, academe and research/training institutions, among others,
  • Must be familiar with key issues involving natural resource management, environmental conservation and protection, local economic development, institutional, administrative and governance structures with emphasis on devolution and decentralization,
  • Must have knowledge or experience in inter-agency or interlocal set-ups, national or regional networks and alliances and possess the ability to liaise with different public agencies, private organizations and donor community, 
  • Must have strong analytical skills and ability to write in-depth, well-researched and cohesive reports, policy briefs, position papers and/or draft legal instruments,
  • Must have excellent communication and presentation skills and an ability to deliver clear, precise messages to different levels of audiences,
  • Must be proficient in facilitating group discussions and workshops and in conducting participatory planning processes; ability undertake process documentation is a plus,
  • Must be well organized, disciplined, results-oriented; an openness to be guided and minimally supervised; willingness to follow instructions; maintains objectivity and can articulate new ideas, informed opinions and insights clearly and; exercises diligence and punctuality in delivering quality work,
  • Must have strong working knowledge in use and application of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and MURAL/MIRO; strong understanding of the use social media/mobile applications is desired.

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We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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