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Position: Senior Policy Consultant, Internet Access Project
Location: United States of America ( The )
Closing Date: Friday, 03 August 2012
Under the supervision of the Internet Access Project Director, the senior policy consultant will guide project implementation and advise project staff on local policy developments and advocacy efforts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following; other duties may be assigned:
Monitor and research local Internet environments and identify available opportunities for action.
Identify strategic partnerships and activities in target countries.
Advise on the development and implementation of sub-grants to partner organizations.
Review and analyze policy proposals and regulations related to Internet freedom.
Guide local policy advocacy efforts.
Represent organization at various conferences and events.
Prepare correspondence and reports from local conferences and discussion panels.
Carry out research as assigned and in support of ongoing projects and new initiatives.
Promote greater collaboration with relevant organizations in the Internet Freedom sector.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
5 + years programmatic experience or relevant advanced degree
Experience and deep understanding of Internet policy/regulatory issues
Experience with policy advocacy
Experience and understanding of the Internet Freedom sector
Language proficiency a significant asset; other regional language skills helpful
Experience in developing or supporting programs
Previous work experience with DRL/USAID programs and projects
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate
Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening
Proven ability to set priorities and manage time effectively
Proven analytical and problem-solving ability
Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple on-going assignments
How to apply:
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