Scott Family Liberia Fellows
Job Description


The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia
March 31, 2007


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 agencies;
• Providing research, analysis and advice to the senior official on selected substantive policy issues;
• Drafting policy papers;
• Drafting talking points, speeches, letters, notes, correspondence, etc.
• Taking notes and keeping records of meetings, and ensuring follow-through by key personnel on policy decisions;
• 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.

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