USAID Tunisia Policy Advocacy Expert


Location: Tunisia
Date Posted: October 6, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling basis
Job Type: Full-Time (contingent on funding)


Eurasia Foundation is a US-based non-profit, nonpartisan organization committed to helping citizens in countries in transition realize their full potential and transform their societies. EF supports governments and citizens to enhance responsive, accountable and transparent governance, and helps citizens build a stronger, more resilient civil society. EF is committed to supporting meaningful and lasting change at the community, regional, national levels. Its work is based on the principles of inclusiveness, collaboration, and locally sourced solutions.

EF is seeking applications for a Policy Advocacy Expert (PAE) for an anticipated USAID-funded program that will cultivate a vibrant and responsive citizen-oriented civil society in Tunisia. The program will facilitate a productive relationship between civil society and the Government of Tunisia.  It will also work nationwide, differentiating between the capacity-building needs of smaller, regional NGOs, Associations, think-tanks and other types of local organizations and more developed, Tunis-based CSOs, creating linkages networks, and platforms for knowledge sharing, partnerships, and joint-action. 

The PAE will be responsible for the design and implementation of activities aimed at strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of advocacy organizations and independent think tanks. This position is contingent upon funding. 
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Tunisian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


• Support selected CSOs in developing joint advocacy strategies on shared interests and common concerns.
• Strengthen CSOs capacity in policy analysis and recommendations. 
• Strengthen CSOs capacity in soliciting citizens’ input into their advocacy efforts. 
• Advise on best practices in building networks, coalitions, and communities of practice
• Advise on best practices in strategic engagement with policy makers and critical stakeholders.


• Bachelor’s degree in public policy, international relations, law or other relevant area of study. Master’s degree preferred. 
• At least five years of experience supporting research and/or advocacy organizations, preferably as part of an international assistance program.
• Demonstrated technical expertise in developing policy research skills, advocacy for policy reforms on priorities issues 
• Previous experience working in Tunisia.
• Significant experience in facilitating productive exchanges among stakeholders in policymaking, including ministry representatives, parliament, civil society and the private sector. 
• Excellent speaking, writing, reporting and other communications skills in English and French; proficiency in Arabic strongly preferred. 


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to with "PAE-TUN" in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

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