Local Governance Systems Strengthening Lead for Uzbekistan Local Governance Activity

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech International Development (www.tetratech.com/intdev) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Local Governance Systems Strengthening Lead on an anticipated five-year USAID-funded project in Uzbekistan. This position will be full-time and based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The goal of this activity is to promote transparent, responsive, and effective local government in Uzbekistan in line with the priorities of the Government of Uzbekistan. Key areas of intervention will include:

*Development of a national decentralization strategy that lays out a vision for decentralization and roadmap for implementation.

*Improvement of the legal framework including aligning procedural, administrative, fiscal, and financial laws with decentralization laws and policies.

*Capacity building of local government bodies to provide services that meet citizen needs in a limited number of pilot local governments.

*Citizen engagement and interaction with their local representatives, including raising awareness on structure and functions of local governments and mechanisms for greater local government engagement with media, bloggers, activists in a limited number of pilot local governments.

Responsibilities:

The Local Governance Systems Strengthening Lead will provide technical guidance to achieve activity goals related to building the capacity of local government bodies to provide services that meet citizen needs. S/he will strengthen practices and capacity to improve service delivery, strengthen service delivery systems, and strengthen citizen’s feedback mechanisms on service delivery at the local level.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree or higher in the public administration, political science, social sciences or another field related to governance systems.

* At least seven (7) years of demonstrated technical expertise in governance and citizen engagement in Uzbekistan.

* At least five (5) years of demonstrated technical expertise providing or strengthening service delivery in Uzbekistan or the region.

* At least two (2) years of demonstrated technical expertise in governance at the local level.

* Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide range of government and civil society counterparts.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills in Uzbek; proficiency in English is preferred.

How to apply

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply on-line at: https://bit.ly/LGSSLUzbekistanLGA

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.

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Closing date: 31-Oct-22