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Citizen Engagement 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

This position is planned for an upcoming governance project to be based in Kampala, Uganda.
The Objective 2, Citizen Engagement Lead will be responsible for managing technical oversight, program design, and support including activities empowering citizens to actively engage and demand for accountability; mobilize and support citizen groups to demand accountability and challenge corruption; and support and resource anti-corruption actors. This position will work with stakeholders from NGOs, civil society, media, all levels of government and other donor funded programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Oversee the strategic planning and execution of program initiatives and the development and implementation of innovative strategies designed to increase public engagement in accountability and anti-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 & Manager, Accountability and Anti-Corruption team, and MEL & CLA Manager 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.

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 citizen engagement for accountability, transparency, 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 coordinate with diverse teams in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

  • Proven writing and reporting experience.

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

  • Fluent in English.

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