Partners for Democratic Change (Partners) is a global non-governmental organization committed to building democratic institutions and strengthening civil society worldwide. Since 1989, Partners has provided communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, and cooperative planning competency to thousands of civic, NGO, municipal and national government leaders in over 50 countries. Partners has established a network of locally staffed and managed Centers that work on change and conflict management in 18 countries including Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Jordan, Kosova, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Serbia and Yemen. Each Center within this network (Partners for Democratic Change International or PDCI) is established as an independent in-country NGO managed by an in-country board of directors and staff. PDCI is a network with a high reputation for undertaking cutting edge work. There are over 150 highly committed, professional staff within the network with specialist skills who are working to bring about lasting positive change in their communities.
Partners Yemen was established in 2009 as part of Partners for Democratic Change’s GE Foundation supported Sustainable Leadership Program. Under this Program, Partners provides new Centers with support and mentoring on a range of organizational skills and practices to enable the new institution to become established and to operate as a self-financing, locally registered, independent entity. Partners Yemen has worked on building a culture of conflict and change management in Yemen through projects focusing on creating sustainable conflict resolution mechanisms in local communities, building the leadership capacity of Yemeni women, bringing together tribal leaders for training and dialogue opportunities, and providing assessment and training services for international donors, international and local organizations, and private companies.
Partners for Democratic Change is still in the process of incubating the Partners Yemen Center. We are looking for an experienced professional who can work with the Partners Staff in Yemen to strengthen the organization, build resilience, mentor local staff, and develop the capacity of the organization to be sustainable. We see this as a short-term assignment (12 months) during which time the Center Director/Country Representative would identify, hire and groom a local leader to take over the Center Director role and responsibilities. The position would be based in Sana’a, Yemen and would be supported and managed by the Regional Director for the MENA Region in Partners for Democratic Change based in Washington DC.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of a vibrant organization that already has a track record of impressive work that is well respected by donors and local organizations alike. Partners Yemen has a healthy portfolio of projects, a committed staff of 20 and large potential to expand it’s work.
For more information please visit our website at: http://www.partnersglobal.org/network/yemen
Duties and Responsibilities
Primary Functions of the Country Director/Country Representative (this would be a 12 month assignment)
To fulfill the functions and responsibilities above, the Center Director/Country Representative will work closely with Partners’ staff in the Washington, D.C. office.
Job Requirements: Skills and Qualifications
Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Director-Yemen Position, Partners for Democratic Change” in the subject line. Application deadline is January 25th, 2013.