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Task Team Secretariat Manager

The Task Team on Civil Society Organization Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment (Task Team) is comprised of participants from three stakeholder groups: governments that provide development cooperation, recipient governments and civil society organizations (CSOs). The Task Team has three Co-chairs, one from each stakeholder group.

Participants of the Task Team work together in common purpose towards advancing the roles of civil society in development, in the context of international commitments on civil society and development as agreed at the 2011 Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, and reaffirmed at the 2016 Nairobi High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (http://effectivecooperation.org/).

For its Secretariat located at ISS in The Hague, the Task Team is looking for a full-time Secretariat Manager to manage the operational activities of the Task Team Secretariat.

Application deadline

Deadline extended until 14 March 2018

Applications, accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter, both in English, should be addressed by email to TTsecretariatmanager@iss.nl before 14 March 2018 with the subject 'Task Team Secretariat Manager'.

Tasks and responsibilities

As Manager of the Secretariat you will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

Area

Activities

Strategy advice

  • Develop strategy and advice for the Task Team and its Co-chairs (e.g. future strategy and activities, organization, etc.)
  • Conceptualize, develop and maintain oversight of (innovative) Task Team activities and projects
  • Ensure coherence between the various Task Team strategic activities / sub-projects

Management

  • Supervise and develop Task Team Secretariat members, including performance and development reviews
  • Conduct quality control of Task Team Secretariat products (e.g. policy papers, reports, external communication, etc.)
  • Provide direction to external consultants for development of Task Team products, including quality control

Decision making support

  • Organize support to the Task Team (Co-chairs) in its decision making process (including consultation, advice and discussions on the TT strategic agenda, products and positions)

Project management

  • Maintain oversight and accountability of project management tasks for planning, budget, (financial) reporting and audit
  • Acquisition
  • Function as budget holder for all TT activities

In addition, the Manager will be leading on the Task Team country engagement work package. This will include responsibilities such as:

  • Overall organization of the Task Team country engagement (with substantial travel required)
  • Liaison with external stakeholders at country level for development of new initiatives
  • Maintain contact with Task Team constituencies (donors, CSOs, partner country governments) at country and global level
  • Liaison / supervision of consultants (if applicable)
  • Management / monitoring / administration of sub-projects at country level (including financial accountability structures)

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or in a related academic field.
  • At least five years management experience (of professionals).
  • Solid and demonstrable experience working abroad in countries in Africa, Asia, and / or Latin-America
  • Demonstrated affinity with international development.
  • Background in strategy and policy advice (in international development).
  • Knowledge of issues of and affecting CSOs (civil society organizations) (Though not a requirement ideally this  would be in the realm of CSO accountability and effectiveness, donors’ support to/engagement with CSOs, legal and regulatory frameworks for CSOs, multi-stakeholder approaches)
  • Verbal and written fluency in English.
  • Strong intercultural communication skills
  •  (Some) experience working with or for different actors (e.g. donor governments, developing country governments, CSOs, private sector)
  • Skills / experience in mediating between varied stakeholder / actor interests would be an asset
  • Some) knowledge of the effective development cooperation agenda/Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation would be an asset
  • (Some) knowledge of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals would be an asset

Please note that for this position you will be required to travel extensively (approximately 2-3 months per year).

5 PhD fellowships in Development Studies

ISS is recruiting outstanding students for 5 PhD fellowships in Development Studies. Holders of a Master’s degree can apply for research positions related to the following cross-cutting themes in the ISS research programme Global Development and Social Justice:

  • Migration and diversity
  • Environment and climate change
  • Social protection and inequality
  • Conflict and peace

ISS has a clear preference to recruit PhD students who are working on one of these themes from an interdisciplinary approach to development research. We favour proposals that speak to more than one of the four current research lines of the ISS research programme.

In the 2018 round, holders of a Master’s degree can apply for research positions related to the following cross-cutting themes in the ISS research programme Global Development and Social Justice:

  • Migration and diversity
  • Environment and climate change
  • Social protection and inequality
  • Conflict and peace

ISS has a clear preference to recruit PhD students who are working on one of these themes from an interdisciplinary approach to development research. We favour proposals that speak to more than one of the four current research lines of the ISS research programme.

In the 2018 round, holders of a Master’s degree can apply for research positions related to the following cross-cutting themes in the ISS research programme Global Development and Social Justice:

  • Migration and diversity
  • Environment and climate change
  • Social protection and inequality
  • Conflict and peace

ISS has a clear preference to recruit PhD students who are working on one of these themes from an interdisciplinary approach to development research. We favour proposals that speak to more than one of the four current research lines of the ISS research programme. Applications for these scholarships can only be submitted between 15 January and 15 March 2018.

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