At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.
Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Pact is recruiting a Civil Society Engagement Advisor for an upcoming USAID-funded project in Ukraine, Health Reform Support. This project will support a transparent, accountable, and effective health care system that is capable of meeting the health needs of the Ukrainian people.
The Civil Society Engagement Advisor will contribute to the project’s efforts to enhance transparency, accountability, and responsiveness of the health care system and ensure that civil society and watchdog organizations are empowered to monitor the reforms process. This position is contingent upon award.
- Identify and build partnerships with Ukranian civil society and media groups, both locally and nationally, with the aim to enhance institutional accountability and capability to monitor the progress of health reforms.
- Ensure the technical quality of project activities that support efforts to empower civil society and watchdog oversight of ongoing health reforms
- Oversee capacity building efforts for CSOs
- Serve as the focal point for interaction and coordination with and engagement of local and national CSOs.
- Contribute to monitoring and evaluation and project reporting.
- Review and provide input into project work plans, paying special attention to civil society components of technical activities and operations.
- Ensure that the approach to engaging civil society is appropriate for the Ukrainian context.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, such as public policy, economics, or human rights.
- At least five years of experience in strengthening and engaging civil society, preferably in Ukraine.
- Ability to sustain interpersonal relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations.
- Creative problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
- Fluency in English is mandatory.
- Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects.
- Knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of Ukraine.
- Knowledge of the health sector in Ukraine and the challenges that are preventing meaningful reform.
- Fluency in Ukrainian.