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Senior Officer, Government Engagement, Clean Cooking Alliance

The Clean Cooking Alliance

The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) works with a global network of partners to build an inclusive industry that makes clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who live each day without it. Established in 2010, the Alliance is driving consumer demand, mobilizing investment to build a pipeline of scalable businesses, and fostering an enabling environment that allows the sector to thrive. Clean cooking transforms lives by improving health, protecting the climate and environment, empowering women, and helping consumers save time and money. In alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals, CCA is working to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030.

Position Overview

The Government Engagement Senior Officer will report directly to the Country Director – Haiti, Clean Cooking Alliance. The Government Engagement Senior Officer will lead on the government engagement aspect of the project and support the Country Director with the general management of the Project, including financial accountability, staffing, work planning, and reporting.

This position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Essential Functions

  • Lead in the day-to-day management of the government engagement aspect of the Project, including meetings with stakeholders, work planning, trainings, communications and reporting;
  • Lead the implementation of the Project’s policy work in collaboration with CCA’s policy team;
  • Lead the organization and facilitation of in-country workshops/consultations for government and other stakeholder engagement and education;
  • Lead CSO and government engagements to develop gender-sensitive policy frameworks, identify gender-balanced advocacy and technical groups, and provide advocacy support to women’s organizations;
  • Lead efforts to deepen the inputs and active and effective participation of gender champions and women’s organizations at the enabling environment level;
  • Identify issues and risks related to the Project’s policy implementation in a timely manner and make appropriate adjustments in collaboration with the Country Director and the Washington D.C.-based team;
  • Facilitate ongoing relationship building with relevant government agencies and other local stakeholders, particularly women’s organizations and CSOs; and
  • Identify and/or establish, and participate in key working groups, committees, and networks in Haiti and the region to foster collaboration and strong working relationships with organizations, governments and other stakeholders.

General Operations:

  • Represent the Project team at meetings and conferences as needed;
  • Support annual work plan and progress report preparation, and monitor implementation;
  • Address and proactively identify problems and challenges, and adapt to evolving institutional, financial, and political realities on the ground;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

We seek applicants with an interest in and ability to proactively manage multiple requests and jump in where needed. We seek candidates who can cultivate effective working relationships with people, internally and externally, from a wide variety of types of organizations, cultural backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Most of all, we are seeking the following qualities which are fundamental to success, including:

  • Advanced degree in a field of study relevant to the Project is preferred;
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience working on areas relevant to the Project, with Haiti-specific experience being highly desirable;
  • Significant government engagement experience related to: (1) complex project development and management, particularly in developing countries, (2) grant-making, including review, monitoring, and evaluation of grants, (3) fundraising, including development of proposals and budgets, monitoring and reporting, and
  • Experience working with relevant Haitian government institutions and donor agencies;
  • Ability to diplomatically work with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences;
  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Haiti strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience on multi-disciplinary teams and in various international settings is a plus;
  • Ability to frequently travel within Haiti and internationally;
  • Must be comfortable in high-level representational role as well as interacting with beneficiaries;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong and effective relationships across multiple stakeholders;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English, French, and Haitian Creole;
  • This position will have case interviews as part of the interview process;
  • Personal commitment to Clean Cooking Alliance and UN Foundation’s vision.

 

L’Alliance pour la Cuisson Propre

L’Alliance pour la cuisson propre (CCA) travaille avec un réseau mondial de partenaires pour bâtir une industrie inclusive qui rend la cuisson propre accessible aux familles du monde entier. Fondée en 2010, la CCA appuie le développement, la vente, la distribution et l’utilisation continue de solutions de cuisson propres, qui transforment des vies en améliorant la santé, en protégeant le climat et l’environnement, et en aidant les familles à économiser temps et argent. En accord avec les objectifs de développement durable, la CCA s’efforce d’atteindre l’accès universel à la cuisson propre d’ici 2030.

Le poste

Le Spécialiste d’engagement du gouvernement relèvera directement du Directeur Pays en Haïti. Le Spécialiste d’engagement du gouvernement dirigera l’aspect de l’engagement du gouvernement du projet, et appuiera le Directeur pays dans la gestion générale du projet, y compris la reddition de comptes financiers, le recrutement de personnels, la planification du travail et les rapports.

Fonctions essentielles

  • Diriger la gestion de l’aspect d’engagement du gouvernement du projet, y compris les réunions avec les acteurs, la planification de travail, les formations, les communications et les rapports ;
  • Diriger la mise en œuvre des travaux sur les politiques du projet en collaboration avec l'équipe de politique de la CCA ;
  • Diriger l’organisation et faciliter des ateliers/consultations dans le pays pour l’engagement et l’éducation du gouvernement et d’autres acteurs ;
  • Diriger les engagements des organisations de la société civile et du gouvernement en matière d’élaboration de support de cadres politiques sensibles au genre, d’identification de groupes techniques et de défense des droits entre les sexes et d’appui à la défense des droits des organisations de femmes ;
  • Participer à la mise en œuvre de la stratégie de communication du projet avec des homologues gouvernementaux en collaboration avec l’équipe de la CCA à Washington, D.C ;
  • Identifier les problèmes et les risques liés à la mise en œuvre des politiques du projet en temps opportun, et apporter les ajustements appropriés en collaboration avec le Directeur Pays et l’équipe basée à Washington D.C;
  • Faciliter l’établissement de relations continue avec les organismes gouvernementaux concernés et d’autres intervenants locaux, en particulier les organisations de femmes et les organisations de la société civile ; et
  • Identifier, établir, et participer à des groupes de travail clés, des comités et des réseaux en Haïti et dans la région, afin de favoriser la collaboration et de solides relations de travail avec les organisations, les gouvernements et d’autres acteurs.  

Responsabilités supplémentaires:

  • Représenter l’équipe de Projet lors de réunions et de conférences comme requis ;
  • Appuyer la préparation plan de travail annuel et des rapports d’avancement et surveiller toute mise en œuvre de ces travaux ;
  • Aborder et identifier de manière proactive les problèmes et les défis, et s’adapter à l’évolution des réalités institutionnelles, financières et politiques sur le terrain ;
  • Effectuer d’autres tâches telles qu’assignées.

Critères de sélection

Nous recherchons des candidats qui s’intéressent à plusieurs demandes et qui sont en mesure de gérer de façon proactive plusieurs demandes et d’y participer au besoin. Nous recherchons des candidats qui peuvent cultiver des relations de travail efficaces, à l’interne et à l’externe, à partir d’une grande variété de types d’organisations, de milieux culturels et de domaines d’expertise.

Surtout, nous recherchons les qualités suivantes que nous considérons fondamentales pour le succès de ce poste :

  • Vous avez un diplôme d’études supérieures dans un domaine d’étude pertinent au projet ;
  • Vous dotez d’un minimum de 7 ans d’expérience de travail sur les domaines pertinents pour le projet, idéalement avec de l’expérience en Haïti ;
  • Vous avez une expérience importante dans l’engagement du gouvernement liée : (1) au développement et la gestion de projets complexes, en particulier dans les pays en voie de développement, (2) à l’octroi de subventions, y compris l’examen, le suivi et l’évaluation des subventions, (3) à la collecte de fonds, y compris l’élaboration de propositions et de budgets, le suivi et la production de rapports ;
  • Vous avez une expérience de travail avec les institutions gouvernementales haïtiennes pertinentes et les organismes donateurs ;
  • Vous avez la capacité de travailler diplomatiquement avec des partenaires d’horizons et d’expériences variés ;
  • Vous avez une connaissance du contexte politique, social, culturel, environnemental et de développement d’Haïti ;
  • Vous dotez d’un leadership et d’expérience démontrés au sein d'équipes pluridisciplinaires et dans divers contextes internationaux ;
  • Vous disposez d’une capacité de voyager fréquemment en Haïti et à l’étranger ;
  • Vous pouvez être à l’aise dans un rôle de représentation de haut niveau ainsi que d’interagir avec les bénéficiaires ;
  • Vous dotez la capacité d’établir et de maintenir des relations solides et efficaces entre plusieurs acteurs ;
  • Vous maitrisez l’anglais, le français à l’écrit et à l’oral ; la maîtrise du créole haïtien est un plus ;
  • Vous prenez un engagement personnel envers l’Alliance pour la Cuisson Propre et la vision de la Fondation des Nations Unies.
  • Ce poste aura des études de cas dans le cadre du processus d'entrevue  

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