The Government of Liberia, working in cooperation with
John Snow, Inc, and the Center for Global Development,
and through the generosity of the family of Ed Scott,
is seeking approximately 5-6 Fellows to work in Liberia
for one year. The Fellow’s role will be to provide
timely and effective support as “special assistants”
to senior Liberian government officials, primarily Cabinet
officials, in a wide range of areas and activities.
The Scott Family Liberia Fellow’s responsibilities
will vary from position to position and will depend on
the specific senior official with which they work, but
generally will include:
• Coordinating and communicating within the Ministry/Agency,
across other government agencies, and with major international
• Providing research, analysis and advice to the
senior official on selected substantive policy issues;
• Drafting policy papers;
• Drafting talking points, speeches, letters, notes,
• Taking notes and keeping records of meetings,
and ensuring follow-through by key personnel on policy
• Helping the senior official to manage his/her
schedule, set priorities among commitments, and delegate
responsibilities where possible;
• Assist in building the capacity of a Liberian
to assume similar responsibilities over time; and
• Other duties as required.
The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
• Masters (or law) degree with at least one year
of relevant work experience; or B.A./B.S. with a minimum
of 3 years of relevant work experience.
• Strong communication skills
• Strong proficiency in writing
• Flexibility and Outstanding organizational skills
• Ability to work effectively under pressure, and
to work in a behind-the-scenes, supportive role
Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge
of developing country issues and/or prior experience
interacting with important organizational constituencies.
Fellows will be employees of John Snow, Inc., a leading
international public health organization, but will report
on a daily basis to the relevant senior government official.
They will receive a salary of $35,000 with housing allowance,
health, dental, and evacuation insurance, and will be
expected to work in Monrovia for one year.
Applicants should submit a cover letter of no more
than two pages describing key qualifications, areas
of expertise, and career objectives, along with a CV/resume,
and two reference letters by April 12, 2007 to:
David Pyle, PhD
Senior Associate, JSI
JSI and CGD are committed to attracting and maintaining
a diverse and dedicated workforce. Minorities, women
and developing country nationals with I-9 employment
status are encouraged to apply. Liberians are especially
encouraged to apply.
Please use the title "Scott Family Liberia Fellows"
in all e-mail correspondence. No phone calls please.
2007 by The Perspective
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