Programme Officer Tunisia - HQ Berlin

Democracy Reporting International
  • Location
    Berlin, Germany
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jul 27

Position description

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide. DRI works with local civil society organisations, independent state bodies and other stakeholders on advancing key elements of democratic institution-building and the promotion of a democratic culture.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Programme Officer Tunisia (f/m) for its head office in Berlin to support DRI’s Middle East and North Africa portfolio, currently focusing on our Tunisia programme. DRI’s work in Tunisia focuses on supporting constitutional implementation, decentralization and judicial reform, as well as promoting citizen participation in governance reforms and elections at the national and local levels. In collaboration with, and under supervision of the Director of Programmes you will support and monitor all phases of programme implementation in accordance with project contracts, donor requirements and DRI policies and procedures.

Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with DRI in-country teams on the design and implementation of project components, including workshops, missions of international experts and publications;
  • Ensure effective on-going communication with country offices and regular reporting, also through field trips;
  • Monitor compliance with the project workplan and expenditure; verification of procedures;
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation is carried out in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan;
  • Prepare draft contracts for international experts, auditors and evaluators and coordinate their missions;
  • Develop concept notes on relevant aspects of democracy support, including for instance constitutional, judicial and electoral reform work and/or governance and citizen participation support programming, for presentation to donors and drafting of project proposals;
  • Manage the process of drafting, editing, translating and printing project publications;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.


  • University degree, preferably in international relations, political science, law, social sciences, or a related field;
  • Solid knowledge of and proven experience in project management either with international organisations or NGOs. Experience with European Union-funded projects is desirable;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and spreadsheets used to track project activities and outputs;
  • Strong planning and organisational skills;
  • Previous experience in the field of democracy support, for instance on constitutional, electoral or judicial reform programming
  • and/or citizen participation in governance is an advantage;
  • Previous experience in communication and/or fundraising role is an asset;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and working knowledge of French, knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Application instructions

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected] Please include “PO_Tunisia2018” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

The position may be filled before the end of the deadline, so early applications are encouraged.

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