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Accountability Systems Lead job at Research Triangle Institute (RTI)

About the Organization

RTI is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide.

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 6,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI's Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI's experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world.

Job Description

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 6,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects.
The RTI Center for Governance promotes strong, stable societies by empowering people and strengthening institutions. Building on the RTI’s decades-long legacy of leading governance projects around the world, the Center works to increase transparency and accountability, mitigate corruption, and help government actors to better deliver on the needs of citizens. Boasting a global reach, the RTI Center for Governance includes partners, expertise, and learning from major initiatives spanning sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. The Center leverages RTI’s longstanding local partnerships to bring together governments, civil society, the private sector, and communities to define problems and jointly create sustainable solutions in countries around the world.
Responsibilities
Position Description
This position is planned for an upcoming governance project to be based in Kampala, Uganda.
The Objective 1, Accountability Systems Lead will be responsible for managing technical oversight, program design, and support including activities that support increased resources and functioning of accountability institutions; the development and implementation of formal incentives, sanctions, and standards, constructive norms and behaviors for accountability and anti-corruption; acceptance and adoption of constructive anti-corruption norms and behaviors; and strengthening of institutions’ information sharing, stakeholder engagement and feedback mechanisms. This position will oversee and manage a team that works with stakeholders from NGOs, civil society, all levels of government and other donor funded programs.
Position is contingent upon award and funding.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides technical leadership in the design and implementation of accountability and anti-corruption activities.

  • Oversee the strategic planning and execution of program initiatives designed to increase resources and enhance the functionality of accountability institutions.

  • Lead the development and implementation of innovative strategies for establishing formal incentives, sanctions, and standards to foster constructive norms and behaviors aimed at promoting accountability and combating corruption.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including NGOs, civil society, media, various government levels, and other donor programs to facilitate collaborative efforts and synergy.

  • Works with the Finance & Grants Manager, MEL & CLA Manager, and other colleagues to develop a robust pipeline of potential applicants for grants and supports monitoring of grant implementation.

  • Ensure equitable benefits and representation across diverse groups, including women, marginalized communities, and persons with disabilities across grants, activities, and program design.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of experience, master’s degree and 6 years of experience with a degree in a relevant field.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in a leadership role managing governance, accountability, or anti-corruption programs in an international development context.

  • Demonstrated success in designing and implementing complex programs, particularly those related to institutional strengthening, accountability, and anti-corruption.

  • Strong expertise in stakeholder management and engagement at all levels of government and with civil society organizations.

  • Proven ability to lead and manage diverse teams in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

  • Demonstrated writing and reporting experience.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills, capable of articulating complex issues clearly and persuasively to varied audiences in writing and verbally.

  • Fluent in English.

How to Apply

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