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Political Economy Analysis (PEA) Lead

FHI 360

FHI 360

Tanzania
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

FHI 360 is a global organization that mobilizes research, resources and relationships so people everywhere can access the opportunities they need to lead full, healthy lives. With collaborations in over 60 countries, we work directly with local leaders to advance social and economic equity, improve health and well-being, respond to humanitarian crises and strengthen community resilience.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Political Economy Analysis (PEA) Lead for an upcoming civil society activity.

This position will be based in Tanzania and is contingent upon award.

Role overview

The PEA Lead will lead on the production of programme PEAs and support capacity development to use PEA and Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) approaches as part of programme implementation. This includes the inception phase PEA, regular updates and sectoral analysis, and the detailed component issue-based PEAs. The PEA Lead will support PEA integration into programme operations and risk management and support the programme team to build the capacity of grantees and partners to work in politically smart ways.

The PEA lead will work with the PD and DPD to ensure politically smart approaches are centred within the programme. She/he will also work closely with and support the Senior Technical Leads working across the three components.

The PEA Lead will be a part-time role based in Tanzania.

Person specification

The PEA Lead must demonstrate how they meet the following requirements:

  • They must be fluent in Kiswahili; Relevant expertise in:

  • (1) participating in or leading PEA in developing country contexts; (2) working on public policy research and analysis, preferably in the context of governance or social development and accountability;

  • (3) proactive development of and engagement in capacity development processes;

  • (4) networking and stakeholder engagement skills across state and non-state actor groups at local as well as national levels;

  • (5) concise and clear written and oral communication and expert use of graphical and tabular data presentation.

  • Internationally competitive experience in leadership and delivery of international governance and/or civil society programmes.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in a Related Field.

  • 6+ years of relevant experience managing data collection and technical assistance experience.

  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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