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Project Officer, Open Government Leadership Collaborative (OGLC)

WHY WORK WITH US

Do you want to help improve the lives of people around the world? We invite you to join Open Government Partnership (OGP) and our talented team of passionate change agents working to promote open, transparent and participative governance globally. Not only will you be doing interesting and meaningful work, but you will also have opportunities for continued professional and career growth while you do so. All of this in an environment that encourages you to do your best both at work and home. Finally, we offer a competitive salary with a generous benefits package. The expected starting range for this position is $58,000 – 75,500 per annum, commensurate with your experience.

POSITION SUMMARY      

The Project Officer, Open Government Leadership Collaborative (OGLC) is responsible for the successful execution of the OGLC program. The OGLC was launched by Open Government Partnership (OGP) in 2021 to build a refreshed and ever-growing coalition of open government leaders. 

OGP’s Theory of Change includes an important role for the leadership of reformers inside government. These leaders not only spearhead reforms but also promote the open government movement, inspire others to action and, by scaling efforts, change the culture of government. Strong leadership skills are needed to effect this level of impact and the OGLC program creates space for these leaders to practice and develop their skills. 

The Project Officer, OGLC will oversee all stages of the program, which includes planning for each cohort, inducting participants, facilitating the curriculum’s delivery and ongoing engagement with alumni. The Project Officer, OGLC will also explore opportunities to grow and scale the program to create an even greater impact. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Project Management – 60%

  • Collaborate with colleagues from across the organization and the program’s third-party supplier to deliver the OGLC programming
  • Prepare and monitor the program budget
  • Monitor and evaluate the program’s objectives and key results
  • Manage the participant recruitment and selection process
  • Organize the program’s virtual and (eventually) in person events 
  • Coordinate communications with current and alumni participant

Curriculum Development and Strategic Planning – 40%

  • Work with stakeholders to set program objectives and key results
  • Assess participant development needs through surveys, interviews and focus groups in collaboration with third-party supplier
  • Evaluate program effectiveness through assessments, surveys and feedback; make recommendations for future programming
  • Maintain program records and knowledge base
  • Support outreach, promotion and fundraising efforts
  • Work with OGP’s CEO and others to prepare plans for program expansion

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Experience managing related projects OR experience in designing and implementing development programs
  • Experience managing diverse stakeholders, particularly executives and senior leaders
  • Experience facilitating complex discussions that lead to new insights and solutions
  • Experience gathering and utilizing feedback to improve program/training effectiveness
  • Certification in project management OR training/development preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent project management OR training design & delivery skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability and flexibility to work with remote teams, coordinate within and outside of the organization and across time zones
  • Fluency in English; fluency in other languages is desirable
  • Demonstrate OGP’s core values of ambition & innovation, humility, inclusiveness, integrity, pragmatism, open-mindedness and service

APPLICATION DETAILS

This position is based in Berlin, Brussels, London or Washington, DC. Kindly apply for this position by sending your C.V,  and cover letter here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Because of the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to every applicant. We thank applicants in advance for their expressions of interest.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position involves regular office activities in both homeworking and office environments. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the job.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Our offices are accessible and located close to public transportation. Work spaces are open plan and shared with other organizations. Occasional travel may be required to OGP events/meetings. This position may also involve home working and, if so, requires the individual to maintain a suitable and safe environment in which to work. OGP provides an ergonomic benefit to assist in setting up home offices.

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