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Employment Opportunities at The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria

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The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria – An International Development Organization is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Reviewer Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract: Short – term

Position Summary

  • This activity seeks to review the current NERI/NLCB Women Peace and Security Community Engagement (WPCE) Training Guide with the aim of producing a more robust, comprehensive and localized document that addresses the peculiar needs of women and girls in the region, and can be adopted and institutionalized for training purposes across the region.
  • The STTA Reviewer Assistant will be responsible for managing the distribution of hard and or soft copies of the WPCE, reports, documents and other correspondences to the STTAs and independent reviewers, organizing and manage online meetings and communications as part of the review of the WPCE Training Guide.
  • It is important to note that this position is in Maiduguri and a working station or office will be provided at Borno State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (MOWASD) Maiduguri during the contract. The candidate is expected to have a functional laptop to be used as a major tool for this role.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The STTA Reviewer Assistant will report to the Program Manager through the Community Development Facilitators (CDFs). The STTA Reviewer Assistant is expected to produce a precise final report written in simple and clear English language.
  • The STTA is required to provide evidence for days worked as payment will only be for actual number of days worked within the stipulated number provided in the contract.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Together with the rest of the team – STTA Guide Developer (Lead), STTA Gender Specialist, STTA Independent Reviewers, STTA Graphics Designer and STTA Guide Developer Assistants conduct planning meetings with NLCB Team, on the modalities, timelines and implementation plan of the activity.
  • Distribute hard and or soft copies of the various drafts and stages of the WPCE, reports, documents and other correspondences.
  • Work closely with the STTA Guide Developer to organize and coordinate two online Workshops for the review of the NLCB Women Peace and Security Community Engagement Guide (WPCE).
  • Send meeting/workshop invitations/links using the team’s preferred virtual meeting platforms.
  • Provide any technical support team members may require in participating in online meetings/workshops.
  • Work closely with STTA Independent Reviewers to collect and document their recommendations, resources, high-level information and direction in the review of the WPCE and pass on the same to the team.
  • Document the recommendations and outcome of the workshops, prepare a report and share with the team.
  • Debrief the CDF on daily progress and recommendations.
  • Monitor and utilize resources effectively.
  • Support the M&E team for all the activities during AMR development and review of Final Evaluation Reports.
  • Prepare a comprehensive final report on the activity. The draft report shall be shared with NLCB field staff for comments and inputs for inclusion in the final report.
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in English, Secretarial Studies, Management, Administration or related field is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in secretarial, management or administrative roles.
  • Preferably based in Maiduguri during the period of this activity.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with the use of virtual meeting tools and software.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local languages spoken in the project area and context will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in working in the North-East especially Northern Borno and Yobe.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Ability to communicate in Hausa, Kanuri and or Shuwa desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work with minimum supervision.

 

 

 

Job Title: Grants Officer

Locations: Abuja, Borno and Yobe
Full-Time contract: One position at Abuja
Short-Term contract: Three positions at Borno & Yobe

Position Summary

  • The Grants Officer is responsible for supporting a distinct portfolio of program activities.
  • This includes developing grant ideas in collaboration with Program team, supporting and monitoring grant implementation, closing grants and maintaining all required electronic and paper files.
  • The GO will closely coordinate with Program teams to ensure that projects are developed and implemented in a manner that advances project goals and current strategy objectives.
  • The GO fulltime position will be based at Abuja while the short-term positions (3) each will be based at Borno (Maiduguri/Monguno) and/or Yobe (Geidam) respectively.

Reporting & Supervision

  • The Grants Officer in Abuja will report to the Nigeria Program Manager in Abuja. In the NE states, the positions will report administratively to the team Program Manager and technically to the Nigeria Program Manager in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage all aspects of assigned grant portfolio throughout all stages of project development, implementation and closure.  Manage associated timelines and donor reporting requirements for individual grant activities.  Maintain internal trackers, such as the grant status and closing trackers.  Monitor grant portfolio pipeline of financial commitments and disbursements.
  • Serve as a key point of contact for information on related project issues, coordination with partner organizations and sociopolitical and development trends.
  • Develop project ideas in coordination with Programs
  • Manage strategy objectives/action plan for assigned grant portfolio per the approved work plan.
  • Draft project ideas with estimated budgets and present them in internal Grant Review Committee meetings.
  • Prepare project proposals in grant database incorporating project objectives, activities, deliverables, monitoring and evaluation plan, media plan, budget and timeline.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and organizational policies, procedures and regulations, throughout activity implementation.  Ensure thorough, audit-compliant documentation.
  • Monitor project progress against the approved project implementation timeline; identify delays and work closely with Program Development Office to ensure projects stay on track.
  • Track overall project development and identify trends to document ‘success stories’ and ‘lessons learned’.
  • Engage in overall political analysis, impact assessment, and participate in strategy development to advance the project goals.
  • Review and contribute to the Final Evaluation Reports and prepare project documents for closing.
  • Coordinate with staff in all departments to complete assigned tasks; engage in regular coordination with Program, Procurement and Finance units to quickly resolve implementation issues.
  • Travel to project sites for follow up/support on activity implementation, as needed.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management or a related field is required.
  • Three years’ experience in grants management is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of general working experience is required.
  • Prior experience with internationally-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, preparing for and monitoring audits of grantees, and file management.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

 

 

 

Job Title: Gender Specialist (Lead)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract: Short-term

Position Summary

  • This activity seeks to review the current NERI/NLCB Women Peace and Security Community Engagement (WPCE) Training Guide with the aim of producing a more robust, comprehensive and localized document that addresses the peculiar needs of women and girls in the region, and can be adopted and institutionalized for training purposes across the region.
  • The STTA Gender Specialist will be responsible for providing technical and specialized inputs on gender issues relevant for the review of the WPCE. Together with the STTA Guide Developer, they will develop and provide the work plan and other documents as required

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The STTA Gender Specialist will report to the Program Manager through the Community Development Facilitators (CDFs). The STTA Gender Specialist is expected to produce a precise final report written in simple and clear English language.
  • The STTA is required to provide evidence for days worked as payment will only be for actual number of days worked within the stipulated number provided in the contract.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Together with the rest of the team – STTA Guide Developer (Lead), STTA Independent Reviewers, STTA Graphics Designer, STTA Guide developer Assistants and STTA Reviewer Assistant conduct planning meetings with NLCB Team, on the modalities, timelines and implementation plan of the activity.
  • Provide technical and specialized inputs and content on gender issues relevant for the review of the WPCE.
  • Work closely with the STTA Guide developer to develop the content for the modules of the WPCE; contextualized to local realities.
  • Organize the structure and layout of the various modules, sections and content of the WPCE.
  • Supervise the STTA Guide Developer Assistants to conduct research, edit and proof-read documents, manage correspondences, write and share reports and other administrative tasks.
  • Work closely with the STTA Graphics Designer to provide adequate and appropriate illustrations, pictorial and other graphical content.
  • Work closely with STTA Independent Reviewers to incorporate their recommendations, resources, high-level information and direction in the review of the WPCE
  • Debrief the CDF on daily progress and recommendations.
  • Monitor and utilize resources effectively.
  • Support the M&E team for all the activities during AMR development and review of Final Evaluation Reports.
  • Prepare a comprehensive final report on the activity. The draft report shall be shared with NLCB field staff for comments and inputs for inclusion in the final report.
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Law and or advanced degree in Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, Gender Studies or related field is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing women and gender issues.
  • Experience in developing training curriculum, synopsis and manuals.
  • Strong understanding of gender-sensitive programming principles and tools and ability to apply these effectively to meet the needs of the community and stakeholders.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with the use of virtual meeting tools and software.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint and other editing tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local languages spoken in the project area and context will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining stakeholder networks across local government platforms and community engagement forums.
  • Experience in working in the North-East especially Northern Borno and Yobe.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Ability to communicate in Hausa, Kanuri and or Shuwa desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work with minimum supervision.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Guide Developer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract: Short – term

Position Summary

  • This activity seeks to review the current NERI/NLCB Women Peace and Security Community Engagement (WPCE) Training Guide with the aim of producing a more robust, comprehensive and localized document that addresses the peculiar needs of women and girls in the region, and can be adopted and institutionalized for training purposes across the region.
  • The STTA Guide Developer (Lead) will be responsible for planning and coordinating the review of the NERI/NLCB Women Peace and Security Community Engagement (WPCE) Training Guide. They will develop and provide the work plan and other documents as required.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The STTA Guide Developer will report to the Program Manager through the Community Development Facilitators (CDFs).
  • The STTA Guide Developer will technically supervise the STTA Guide Developer Assistants and Reviewer Assistant. The STTA Guide Developer is expected to produce a precise final report written in simple and clear English language.
  • The STTA is required to provide evidence for days worked as payment will only be for actual number of days worked within the stipulated number provided in the contract.

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Together with the rest of the team – STTA Gender Specialist, STTA Independent Reviewers, STTA Graphics Designer, STTA Guide developer Assistants and STTA Reviewer Assistant conduct planning meetings with NLCB Team, on the modalities, timelines and implementation plan of the activity.
  • Organize and coordinate two online Workshops for the review of the NLCB Women Peace and Security Community Engagement Guide (WPCE).
  • Document the recommendations and outcome of the Workshops.
  • Develop the content for the modules of the WPCE; contextualized to local realities.
  • Organize the structure and layout of the various modules, sections and content of the WPCE.
  • Work closely with the STTA Gender Specialist to provide technical and specialized inputs and content on gender issues relevant for the review of the WPCE.
  • Supervise the STTA Guide Developer Assistants to conduct research, edit and proof-read documents, manage correspondences, write and share reports and other administrative tasks.
  • Work closely with the STTA Graphics Designer to provide adequate and appropriate illustrations, pictorial and other graphical content.
  • Supervise the STTA Reviewer Assistant to distribute hard and or soft copies of the WPCE, reports, documents and other correspondences; organize, send invitations, report, manage and report online meetings and workshops.
  • Work closely with STTA Independent Reviewers to incorporate their recommendations, resources, high-level information and direction in the review of the WPCE
  • Debrief the CDF on daily progress and recommendations.
  • Monitor and utilize resources effectively.
  • Support the M&E team for all the activities during AMR development and review of Final Evaluation Reports.
  • Prepare a comprehensive final report on the activity. The draft report shall be shared with NLCB field staff for comments and inputs for inclusion in the final report.
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Law and or advanced degree in Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, Gender Studies or related field is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing women and gender issues.
  • Experience in developing training curriculum, synopsis and manuals.
  • Strong understanding of gender-sensitive programming principles and tools and ability to apply these effectively to meet the needs of the community and stakeholders.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with the use of virtual meeting tools and software.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint and other editing tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local languages spoken in the project area and context will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining stakeholder networks across local government platforms and community engagement forums.
  • Experience in working in the North-East especially Northern Borno and Yobe.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Ability to communicate in Hausa, Kanuri and or Shuwa desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work with minimum supervision.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Guide Developer Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract: Short-term

Position Summary

  • This activity seeks to review the current NERI/NLCB Women Peace and Security Community Engagement (WPCE) Training Guide with the aim of producing a more robust, comprehensive and localized document that addresses the peculiar needs of women and girls in the region, and can be adopted and institutionalized for training purposes across the region.
  • The STTA Guide Developer Assistants will support the STTA Guide Developer and STTA Gender Specialist in the review of the WPCE.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The STTA Guide Developer Assistants will report to the Program Manager through the Community Development Facilitators (CDFs). The STTA Guide Developer Assistants are expected to produce a precise final report written in simple and clear English language.
  • The STTA is required to provide evidence for days worked as payment will only be for actual number of days worked within the stipulated number provided in the contract.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Together with the rest of the team – STTA Guide Developer (Lead), STTA Gender Specialist, STTA Independent Reviewers, STTA Graphics Designer, and STTA Reviewer Assistant conduct planning meetings with NLCB Team, on the modalities, timelines and implementation plan of the activity.
  • Conduct research, edit and proof-read documents, manage correspondences, write and share reports and other administrative tasks.
  • Work closely with the STTA Guide Developer to organize and coordinate two online Workshops for the review of the NLCB Women Peace and Security Community Engagement Guide (WPCE).
  • Document the recommendations and outcome of the Workshops.
  • Work closely with the STTA Gender Specialist to provide technical and specialized inputs and content on gender issues relevant for the review of the WPCE.
  • Work closely with the STTA Graphics Designer to provide adequate and appropriate illustrations, pictorial and other graphical content.
  • Work closely with the STTA Reviewer Assistant to distribute hard and or soft copies of the WPCE, reports, documents and other correspondences; organize, send invitations, report, manage and report online meetings and workshops.
  • Work closely with STTA Independent Reviewers to incorporate their recommendations, resources, high-level information and direction in the review of the WPCE
  • Debrief the CDF on daily progress and recommendations.
  • Monitor and utilize resources effectively.
  • Support the M&E team for all the activities during AMR development and review of Final Evaluation Reports.
  • Prepare a comprehensive final report on the activity. The draft report shall be shared with NLCB field staff for comments and inputs for inclusion in the final report.
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Law and or advanced degree in Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, Gender Studies or related field is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in managing women and gender issues.
  • Experience in developing training curriculum, synopsis and manuals.
  • Strong understanding of gender-sensitive programming principles and tools and ability to apply these effectively to meet the needs of the community and stakeholders.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with the use of virtual meeting tools and software.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint and other editing tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local languages spoken in the project area and context will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining stakeholder networks across local government platforms and community engagement forums.
  • Experience in working in the North-East especially Northern Borno and Yobe.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Ability to communicate in Hausa, Kanuri and or Shuwa desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work with minimum supervision

 

 

 

 

Job Title: IT Officer

Location: Abuja
Reports To: Administrative Manager.

Position Summary

  • In support of the operational set-up of the Abuja office, Creative requires the services of an Information Technology Officer (IT Officer).
  • The IT Officer will be responsible for the set-up and maintenance of all IT-related hardware and software, will oversee server administration and will troubleshoot all IT-related activities on the ground.  This position is based in Abuja and travel to the state offices is required.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide technical set-up and needed support on all IT related issues, including installation and testing of workstations, printers, client software, upgrades, and configuration
  • Implement and document network operations, processes, and procedures
  • Deploy and implement office network according to HQ specifications
  • Serve as the office Network Administrator
  • Identify and solve possible problems in the network
  • Supervise installations performed by third parties such as cabling, Internet connection, etc.
  • Supervise and follow-up on equipment maintenance performed by other contractors
  • Support and troubleshoot users in the Abuja office on their daily work
  • Implement and enforce security on the network and prevent misuse of the IT resources
  • Participate in writing IT office policy
  • Responsible for IT inventory; work closely with the DCOP and procurement team to monitor distribution and location of IT equipment by performing a yearly inventory check-up
  • Set up, implement, and maintain hardware firewall
  • Keep the network healthy by applying all required security patches and monitoring the correct delivery of all antivirus updates
  • Coordinate with Creative/DC IT support staff to identify and troubleshoot problems
  • Any other IT-related work as required

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Information Technology or related field is highly preferred;
  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience;
  • Minimum two years of experience working with international organizations in a IT capacity;
  • Fluency in English and in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

 

 

 

Job Title: Community Development Facilitator

Location: Monguno, Borno

Position Summary

  • The Community Development Facilitator (CDF) is responsible for grass-roots development of project concepts and activity submissions
  • The CDF will interact with community groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), associations and other groups implementing NLCB-funded activities or potential activities
  • The CDF will work with groups to develop activity ideas and summaries, refine project concepts during the YL/GL phase, assist in the creation and negotiation of budgets, as well as be the primary field oversight for ongoing activities
  • This position will be based in Borno and Yobe State respectively, with program activities expected to be carried out throughout the State LGAs. Travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision

  • The Community Development Facilitator reports to the Program Manager, based at Monguno.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Liaise with community groups, NGOs, CBOs associations and other community stakeholders to identify potential partners for the project activities.
  • Identify potential activities at the community level for project support.
  • Work with Program Manager (PM), and Abuja-based Program team, develop project ideas identified for support for YL/GL submission.
  • Work with community organizations to budget and prepare logistics activities
  • Monitor and report on routine program operational activities and scheduled program events, reporting activity summaries to PM and Abuja-based Reporting Officer.
  • Work with staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
  • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
  • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
  • Support review of final Evaluation Reports and grant closing.
  • Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
  • Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.
  • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University Degree in Political Science, International Affairs or other related Social Sciences field is preferred.
  • Three years of general work experience with at least two years of related experience is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Problem-solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record-keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

 

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com referencing the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and Resume/CV.

  • A current CV listing all their work experience and qualifications; AND
  • A Cover Letter.

 

Application Deadline  22nd May, 2020.

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