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United States Institute of Peace

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10 Avril 2018 Il y a 6 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis


The United States Institute of Peace is an independent national institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. USIP pursues this vision on the ground in conflict zones, working with local partners to prevent conflicts from turning to bloodshed and to end it when they do. The Institute provides training, analysis, and other resources to people, organizations, and governments working to build peace.
To learn more about USIP programs, go to www.usip.org


These are the values we expect each USIP staff to live up to in their work and in their interactions with their colleagues.
• Commitment
• Respect
• Teamwork
• Accountability
• Openness


The Senior Project Officer (SPO) will support USIP on its Security Sector Training Reform project in Tunisia which will involve partnership and close coordination Tunisian law enforcement training institutions to enact sustainable training reforms through pedagogical and managerial capacity building over the course of twelve months.

This project is in partnership with the USIP Academy (particularly its Curriculum and Training Design team based in Washington D.C.) and the SPO will work closely with its members to ensure that USIP’s training experience and approach are incorporated throughout the project. The SPO will work out of Tunis and will report to theProject Lead and North Africa Regional Project Manager at the Tunis Hub.

The SPO will have proven subject matter expertise in pedagogy with experience in designing and delivering training to members of the public security sector. The SPO will help design training content aimed at enhancing Tunisia’s security sector training institutions and improving the quality and impact of their basic and in-service training.

The SPO will support the Project Lead in selecting and contracting Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in other specialties, such as communication and monitoring and evaluation, and will coordinate the SMEs’ trainings, ensuring consistency and quality assurance throughout the different project activities. The SPO will design and deliver certain trainings, in coordination with the USIP Academy Training and Curriculum Design team, and will also monitor produced training content to ensure that it respects and reflects USIP’s values and approach. The SPO is to ensure that all trainings during the 12-month project will enable local participants to develop skills, tools and action plans that contribute to reforming their own training systems.

The SPO provides overall support to the project by providing development and planning, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation as described in the following sections. The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned.

This position requires familiarity with international contexts particularly those in transitional, democratizing countries and working with teams that are based in other countries and across multiple departments within an organization.


  • Program Development
    • As a Subject Matter Expert in pedagogy with experience in security sector training, the SPO serves as the project’s primary adviser on the curriculum design, review, delivery and assessment components of reforming Tunisia’ssecurity sector training systems.
    • SMEsand advisors will be brought on to the project as consultants and will be working together as an International Advisory Group formed by USIP and supporting Tunisian security sector training reform. The SPO will work with the multiple experts to streamline their training reform and capacity building support and to ensurecontinuity and consistencyacross their activities for quality assurance.
    • Supports the Project Lead in helping Tunisian practitioners and the international advisors to develop ties that can outlive this project’s duration to achieve a truly committed International Advisory Group.
    • Engages in research and analysis as needed to strengthen USIP’s security sector training and education reform capacities. To this end the SPO will aim to apply lessons learned from the latest academic, field, and evaluative research, as well as field-based experience. This includes incorporating learning from USIP country teams or external actors on best practices for security sector training reform.
    • Coordinates with and serves as an extension of the Academy’s expertise in Tunisia, consulting with the Academy and using its guidance for the design of interactive trainings and workshops as well as supporting in the joint delivery of these activities.
    • Coordinates with the Director of Curriculum and Training Design and her team to develop trainingson adult learning principles and on curriculum review. This will involve exercises related to changing institutional habits andincludes reviewing different courses to develop new tools and procedures for the project’s partner institutions.
    • Provides reports and summaries on project progress to and liaises regularly with Academy leadership, particularly the Director of Curriculum and Training Design.
    • Works with the USIP Global Campus to enable project beneficiaries’ access to Arabic language content and invite them to contribute to content through interviews.
    • Contributes to monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the program.
  • Public Outreach:
    • Builds strategic partnerships and cultivates contacts with subject matter experts and a wide variety of external organizations to leverage resources and combine efforts to promote USIP program initiatives and goals.
    • Provides regular briefings to governmental or other organizations on key subject matter area.
  • Financial Management:
    • Supports the Project Lead on managing the budget to ensure that the program is operating within its budget limitations in order to meet its goals and objectives.

Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Working hours: Full time (40 hours/week)
  • Location: Based in Tunis, Tunisia
  • Salary: Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Reporting line: NA Program Manager
  • Task Management: Project Lead (Project Officer)
  • Starting date: As soon as possible

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.



Critères d'éligibilité

  • Masters or PhD in Education, Adult Education or International Relations
  • Experience designing and delivering security sector training
  • Experience in Security Sector Reform or Security Sector Training Reform strongly preferred
  • Experience working in or closely with a government department or international non-governmental organization strongly preferred, including engaging practitioners, policymakers and civil society members in fields related to security sector and security sector reform in transitional contexts.
  • Research, scholarship or experience related to teaching, pedagogy, communication preferred
  • Must have previous experience working internationally and coordinating with team members across geographical divides
  • The ability to communicate and train in either French or Arabic preferred
  • Ability to write after-action reports and funding proposals
  • Excellent administrative skills are required as are strong qualities in working with teams. • Must have strong collaboration skills; must have the ability to coordinate the input and priorities of multiple players on a complex project
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Must have the ability to think strategically, and to effectively develop, communicate, and execute plans
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills; must enjoy taking ownership of and solving problems
  • Must have the ability to design and manage budgets
  • Variation in geographic expertise preferred

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