Niger: Resident Policy Advisor

National Democratic Institute
  • Location
    Niamey, Niger
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Dec 28

Position description

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a French-speaking Resident Policy Advisor to manage a potential governance accountability support program in Niger. The Policy Advisor will support select government institutions such as the National Assembly, ministries and governmental agencies in becoming more responsive to citizens' priorities, transparent and accountable. The Policy Advisor will also foster exchanges among development practitioners, civil society, parliamentarians and policy makers to share best practices and foster reforms and improved public service delivery. This accompanied position is based in Niamey, Niger, with occasional travel within the country. The hiring of this position is contingent on funding. 


  • Lead and oversee the planning and implementation of program activities under the direction of the Chief of Party, in collaboration with country staff, consultants and experts, and NDI regional and international staff, taking into account a sensitive political environment, partners' priorities and local needs. Take a lead in work plan development and monitor timely implementation of activities
  • Build and maintain relationships with key partners and program beneficiaries such as the National Assembly, government institutions, civil society, other implementers, and the donor community
  • Build staff capacity through training, guidance and supervision to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate programs; collect and analyze data; produce accurate and timely documents and reports
  • Provide expertise to program beneficiaries, partners and staff in at least three of NDI Niger's core program areas: good governance, transparency and accountability, organizational capacity building, youth and women's leadership, legislative processes, and advocacy
  • Oversee monitoring of program to determine that programmatic goals are achieved and that financial requirements are adhered to


  • Bachelor's degree in a field of study related to law, political science, international development, or related field. Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement
  • A minimum of 12-14 years relevant experience working on governance issues with parliaments, the executive branch and civil society, preferably in Francophone West Africa
  • Substantial program and financial management experience and management of local staff
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior political and civic leaders as well as members of the donor and diplomatic community
  • Experience working in a fast paced, multicultural work environment, staff motivation and promoting staff development
  • Fluent French is required; working knowledge of English is preferred
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired

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