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Connecting People and Ideas for Integrated Development

Governance Experts – Zambia District Governance Strengthening
State University of New York’s Center for International Development (SUNY/CID)

Job Opportunity Description:

The State University of New York’s Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) is one of the preeminent leaders in the field of democracy and governance with more than 30 years of experience managing more than $300 million dollars in funded projects.

The State University of New York/Center for International Development is seeking governance experts to serve in short- and long-term positions on the upcoming USAID-funded District Governance Strengthening program with a focus on local governance, decentralization, rural development and government service delivery.


  • University degree in public administration, political science, law, government, international development, or similar field is required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience in the field of governance specifically related to local governance and service delivery.
  • Prior work experience in developing countries on donor-funded projects, with a preference for experience working in the Eastern or Southern Africa region.
  • Significant experience in one of the following areas, either at the national or sub-national level:
    • Local Governance, Decentralization and/or Devolution
    • Rural Development
    • Public Sector Transparency, Accountability, and Oversight
    • Public financial management, planning, and budgeting
    • Inclusive Public Participation
    • Civil Society Strengthening/Citizen Engagement
    • Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, Learning, and Adaptation (MERLA)

To apply, please e-mail the following:

Please send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to by January 20, 2020. Please include “Governance Experts – Zambia” in the subject line of your transmission. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Posted: September 9, 2019