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MG Consulting Azerbaijan


Architect /Interior design

Date: Mar 06, 2023 - Apr 05, 2023

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  Announcement number: 22857

30 ₼

5 ₼




25 - 55 Age



  Work experience

More than 5 years

Job Information

- Background
- MGC, with FHI360 and ICNL, are implementing partners under - USAID/Azerbaijan 6-year Empowering Civil Society Organizations for Transparency (ECSOFT) Activity.
- ECSOFT’s goal is to support Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Azerbaijani government institutions to enhance the capacity and sustainability of CSOs to increase transparency and accountability of public agencies
- ECSOFT plans to work with up to 20 CSOs (through agreements with individual consultants) to implement small (four to six months in duration) advocacy activities designed to address a specific concern of their constituents or beneficiaries
- The CSOs have little to no advocacy knowledge, skills, or experience and have received two days of training on advocacy from ECSOFT
The Advocacy Capacity Building Expert responsibilities will include:
- Train selected CSOs on advocacy skills
- Work with ECSOFT staff to solicit and select up to 20 proposed advocacy activities
- Work with the consultants and CSOs to strengthen the proposed advocacy activities
- Support ECSOFT team in finalizing the necessary documentation for the agreements
- Administer an institutional advocacy assessment, identify needs/gaps, and create an institutional strengthening plan with each selected CSO (online or in person, as the pandemic situation allows.)
- Provide, through individual or group trainings or coaching, the capacity building identified from the advocacy assessments and captured in the plans (online or in person, as the pandemic situation allows.)
- Administer a follow up institutional advocacy assessment with each CSO to determine any change from initial assessment (online or in person, as the pandemic situation allows.)

- Working hours are weekdays
- There will be a free work schedule
- The salary will be determined based on the agreement

Requirements for a candidate

- 5+ years of relevant work and management experience, with increasing levels of responsibility - preference being given to intersections with human rights, legal education or practice, political communication
- Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations regarding consultancy and sub award management
- Experience managing the solicitation, evaluation, and contracting processes under USAID-funded projects
- Experience assessing the advocacy capacity of civil society organizations and developing improvement plans
- Experience training or mentoring civil society organizations to improve their understanding of advocacy and implementation of advocacy action campaigns
- Solid understanding and interest in human rights, campaigning and public organizing with a deeper knowledge in at least one of these areas
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills, and proven ability to manage teams and projects in the policy or advocacy sphere
- Ability to lead the organization of events, workshops, and small meetings
- Fluency in English required; knowledge of other relevant languages is preferred
- Appropriate education and work preparation for the role, with bachelor or master degree equivalent in law, public administration, political science, international relations, or a similar field
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to address public gatherings and USAID audiences confidently and persuasively
- Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in Azerbaijan

How to apply:
- Attach your current CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description (please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered)
- Address applications to
- Applications close at 6 pm on Sunday 12 March, 2023
- Address: 44 Jafar Jabbarly Ave. Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ1065, Caspian Plaza, 3rd building, 3rd floor
Phone number +994124411313

  Contact with

Narmin Karimova






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