Job Opportunity : Director of Governance and Democracy

Job Opportunity : Director of Governance and Democracy

Job Opportunity : Director of Governance and Democracy

JOB ANNOUCEMENT- Director of Governance & Democracy (Full time)

The mission of The Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation is to catalyze Cameron’s and Africa’s socio-economic transformation by focusing on social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health and the implementation of progressive policies that together creates economic opportunities for all.

Job description:

We are seeking a highly diligent, confident candidate with substantial experience for the role of Director of Governance & Democracy Initiative. The position comes with great responsibility, as the Director is responsible for the overall functioning of the unit. This fulltime position will be based in Yaounde

Key responsibilities
The range of tasks that would typically be expected from The Director includes:
  • Capacity development of staff and stakeholders with regards to assessing governance performance, including but not exclusive to workshop facilitation and trainings;
  • Indicator development including indicators for measuring corruption, local governance, civil society, public administration, parliament, political parties, democracy, conflict, electoral systems, gender, human rights, justice or media;
  • Assessment facilitation through dialogue, inclusive participation, consensus building and multi-stakeholder approaches.
  • Project design, implementation and project evaluations.
  • Assistance with writing, drafting, researching and substantive editing of knowledge products related to governance assessments.
  • Ability to communicate ideas concisely written and verbally
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance;
  • Ability to identify and address relevant gender perspectives in substantive work;
  • Excellent command of written and verbal English or French;
  • Experienced and competent user of WORD. Other software packages a plus, such as SPSS, STAT or other statistical, qualitative research, or indicator related programmes.
  • Proven relevant working experience;
Required Skills and Experience

Advanced university degree (Ph.D degree or equivalent) in political science, law, international Relations, development studies, public policy and public administration or related field. A Master’s in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a Ph.D degree

Minimum 5 years of proven work experience in the thematic area of expertise.

Professional and demonstrated excellent English or French, verbal and written skills, related to knowledge products, reports, academic articles and or other
Working knowledge of both English and French

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


All applications must be submitted using the online portal below.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 31st August, 2020.

All applications must be submitted using the online portal below.

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