Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid […]Continue reading
LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) is organising an 8-week internship programme for young Nigerians to gain knowledge of legislative practices and processes, and provide administrative support to Legislators and Legislative Committees.Dates: January to March 2015Locations: Abujai. At least, a first degree in any disciplineii. Good writing and speaking skillsiii. Good computer […]Continue reading
Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) is organizing an 8-week internship programme for young Nigerians to gain knowledge of legislative practices and processes, and provide administrative support to Legislators and Legislative Committees.
Position: Graduate Interns
Dates: January to March 2015
I. At least, a first degree in any discipline
II. Good writing and speaking skills
III. Good computer skills
PLAC will support interns with stipends to cover transportation within Abuja and lunch for the period. Other logistics costs will be borne by the intern. It is advised that prospective interns be resident in Abuja or be prepared to bear the costs of residing in Abuja for the duration of the internship as PLAC will not provide accommodation for interns. How to Apply
Send a two-page resume on MS Word format and a 300-word “Statement of Purpose” indicating the importance of your participation in this programme to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: The Statement of Purpose should be pasted on the face of the email and not sent as an attachment. Application Deadline: All Applications must be received by Friday, 19 December 2014.
ENABLE is a DFID-funded business advocacy programme that aims to enhance the environment for business advocacy in Nigeria at the Federal and State level. It is the first donor programme to apply the principles of M4P and systems thinking to Business Environment Reform.
The purpose of ENABLE2 is for increased effectiveness of advocacy and dialogue between the private sector, government and other stakeholders such as the media, with a heavy focus on Northern Nigeria.
ENABLE seeks applicants with qualified experience in Business Environment Reform to act as Team Leader on the ENABLE2 project.
Job Title: Team Leader – Enable2
Locations: Abuja and/Kano
The Team Leader will set the strategic direction of the project, take responsibility for the day-to-day direction and technical leadership/management; act as the main technical point of contact for DFID; identify and develop opportunities for collaboration with related development programmes in Nigeria; and represent ENABLE2 in Nigeria and internationally. Qualifications At least ten years’ experience in a field relevant to the duties of the position; Experience working with a range of public and private sector and civil society clients; Extensive experience in leading complex, multi-stakeholder projects and teams Experience developing and managing programmes in private sector development; Commitment to staying in Abuja and/or Kano, with extensive travelling to the North of Nigeria. Understanding of technical issues (policy reform, pro-poor business models, advocacy, PPD);
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a CV to:
email@example.com with “ENABLE2 Team Leader” in the subject line.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Application Deadline 31st October, 2014.Continue reading
Under the General supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Administrative Assistant , supports the design, planning and
management of the sub-office by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations. S/he is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities
S/he works closely with programme and project staff providing secretarial and administration support to programme implementation.
• Participates in the identification and formulation of country programme and projects, by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, drafts project documents and work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.
• Supports the evaluation of project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and prepare regular inputs to status and progress reports. Facilitates analysis of factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follow up on recommendations.
• Ensure proper documentation and processing of approved Implementing Partners’ Annual Work Plan and quarterly FACE Forms, to relevant Officers and Output Managers for necessary action as well as undertake related ATLAS functions.
• In coordination with the sub-office, supports routine implementation of assigned projects, coordination the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours.
• Provides logistics and administrative support to sub-office, inclusive of coordinating review meetings /workshops/ events and other programmatic functions.
• Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of Country office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
• Supports the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the sub-office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events.
• Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the Deputy Representative and Representative.
• Valuing diversity
• Performance management
• Developing people/fostering innovation and empowerment
• Working in Teams
• Communicating information and ideas/knowledge sharing
• Integrity/commitment to mandate
• Appropriate and transparent decision making
• Results orientation and commitment to excellence
• Self-management/emotional intelligence and conflict management/negotiating and resolving disagreements
• Business Acumen
• Implementing management systems
• Innovation and marketing of new approaches
• Client orientation
• Organizational awareness
• Job knowledge/technical expertise
Required Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate should:
• Be a Nigerian national (male or female)
• Have Bachelors Degree or a Higher National Diploma in Secretarial Administration, Public Administration or in a related field.
• Have five years working experience in the public and private sector.
• Be Fluent in oral and written English
• Have working knowledge in computing skills in all MS software packages.
Method of Application
The UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities. Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.
About usOur aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Already our network of over three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
Amnesty International (AI) is establishing an office in Nigeria. We are seeking a proven expert on Nigeria, to lead on the development and implementation of campaigning strategies, and to manage and coordinate action on human rights concerns that ensures a lasting impact.
About the role
In this key role, you’ll be responsible for designing and coordinating our campaigns on Nigeria, working with researchers, legal specialists and capacity builders to build an integrated strategy for change. You’ll also provide advocacy support to Amnesty colleagues and activist partners across the region and globally. You’ll certainly make a valuable contribution to effective management of our campaigning work, but we’ll also expect you to be self-sufficient; carrying out day-to-day admin, finance and impact reporting.
Proven campaigning skills, impartial political judgement, excellent communication skills, coupled with strong strategic thought and an open and result oriented approach to your work are essential. So is specialist knowledge of Nigeria. Expertise in one or several human rights issue relevant to West Africa region would be an asset. You must have first-hand experience of Nigeria and awareness and understanding of its cultures. Fluency in English is essential.Please note that this role will only be based in London for an initial, temporary period. Amnesty International will soon be establishing an office in Abuja, Nigeria where this role will be based in the long term. As a result the UK salary quoted and related contractual terms and conditions will only apply to this role while it is based in London, after which the postholder will revert to Amnesty International’s Nigeria contract, and the related salary scales (details of which will be confirmed in the very near future).
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our West Africa team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaign oriented approach to your work is essential. You will be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials.
ABOUT YOUWith experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of Nigeria and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of West Africa. You’ll have a background in activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English is essential, including excellent writing skills.
Please note that this role will only be based in London for an initial, temporary period. Amnesty International will soon be establishing an office in Abuja, Nigeria where this role will be based in the long term. As a result the UK salary quoted and related contractual terms and conditions will only apply to this role while it is based in London, after which the postholder will revert to Amnesty International’s Nigeria contract, and the related salary scales (details of which will be confirmed in the very near future).
About NSRP – Nigeria is the British Council’s largest operation in SSA with offices in four cities: Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and
Kano. NSRP is a DFID-funded programme managed by the British Council (who lead a consortium including International Alert and Social Development Direct) that aims to enhance collective efforts to identify and respond effectively to potential sources of violent conflict in Nigeria and reduce the negative impacts of conflict on the most vulnerable among the Nigerian population.
Regional ManagersLocationBorno, Kano, Plateau, RiversThe job holder will manage all programme activities within the region and also provide technical lead in overseeing media relations, resource and logistics management in the region. S/he will be responsible for initiating and managing relationships with stakeholders in the programme. Other duties of the Regional Manager will include: providing support for the development of stakeholder engagement, conflict analysis strategies and administration of risk management policies within the region.
• Oversee satisfactory delivery of technical outputs in the region.
• Provide management and oversight to the regional team.
• Initiate and manage relationships with stakeholders, including state and local governments, state and local government advisory committees and partners organizations in the regions.
• Support development and regular updating of risk management strategy including safety and security management in the region.
• Lead on public and media relations in the region.
• Support regular conflict analysis and development of stakeholder engagement strategies.
• Provide oversight to management of resources and logistics in the region.
Research Advocacy Manager
The Research & Advocacy Manager will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing all research and advocacy activities and stakeholders within the programme. S/he will provide leadership in preparing guidelines and budgets for project implementation of research and advocacy activities. The Research and Advocacy Manager will also be responsible for identifying programme opportunities and managing all partners involved in research and advocacy within the programme. The job holder will develop financial and technical reports to be used for both internal and external stakeholders in the project.
Lead the management of research and advocacy activities.
Lead the preparation of concept notes and budgets for implementation of research and advocacy activities.
Lead the identification of programming opportunities for attaining the outcome of the research and advocacy component.
Ensure quality assurance of reports and outputs of research and advocacy activities.
Management of NSRP Research Users Committee, NSRP Research Advisory Committee as well as other activities of the Research Component.
Management of projects with strategic partners and academic institutions.
Senior Programme Officer
The Senior Programme Officer will provide support for designing the frame-work of project activities and leadership for implementing project portfolios and stakeholders’ relationships within NSRP. S/he will be responsible for risk management of designated work areas as well as the procurement and management of internal and external resources in the programme. Additional responsibilities include; providing support for developing technical and financial reports and managing project-level finances, expenditure and project budgets.
• Project implementation.
• Project evaluation and reporting.
• Financial planning and management.
• Marketing and customer services .
• Relationship management.
• Line Management.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will provide support for the implementation and management of all M&E activities at all Government levels and the programme regional offices. S/he will be responsible for inventory management of programme intervention documents and provide support for the preparation of relevant programme reports/ documents. The M&E Officer will also manage all relationships with stakeholders and partners that will enhance programme delivery and effective feedback mechanism.
• To support programme monitoring and evaluation activities at the Federal level and in focal states and LGAs.
• To support the reporting, collation, documentation, and dissemination of outputs, outcomes and impacts of programme interventions.
• To contribute to the programme’s preparation for periodic external evaluation such as quarterly, annual, mid-term and final evaluation.
• To contribute to preparation of reports to internal/external clients and customers, ensuring reporting standards are in accordance with client and corporate standards.
• Producing and managing activity and project budgets for an agreed portfolio of projects.
• To circulate relevant tools and documents as they become available on M&E of peace building as part of capacity enhancement.
• To locate, assemble and manage a collection of external resources on good M&E in peace building in collaboration with the Communications Officer, and summarise these from time to time in memos for colleagues.
• To support the inclusion of all relevant M&E activities into internal planning processes.
• To Monitor data collection, collation, storage, analysis and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy.
Economic and Natural Resources Manager
The Economic and Natural Resources Manager will provide leadership for the conceptualization and development of the programme activity technical design. S/he will work closely with the Regional Managers to ensure the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programme output activities at the federal, state and local levels. Additional responsibility will include; developing and managing stakeholders as well as providing overall capacity development to the NSRP delivery team. Frequent travels across selected Nigerian states may-be required.
• Lead the evolution of technical design and conceptualisation of NSRP activity under Output 2
• Working closely with NSRP Regional Managers, provide technical leadership to ensure the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of all Output 2 activities at federal, state and local levels
• Develop and manage relationships with a wide constituency of actors and stakeholders, with particular relevance to the work conducted under Output 2
• Contribute to overall NSRP strategy-setting and monitoring at a senior level, and to the overall capacity development (skills and knowledge) of the NSRP delivery team.
Method of Application
Download and complete the application form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ in the application form. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary.
Please read all the documents carefully before you fill in the job application form. Telephone applications will not be considered. Completed applications should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted. We do not accept CV’s, handwritten applications or expressions of interest.The application form must clearly explain how your experience matches the above profile and include names and contact details of 3 references. We will not be able to consider any application which arrives after that date.Please ensure that the position you are applying for is given as the subject head of your e-mail. Any application not completed on the British Council ‘application form’ will not be accepted.Please note all posts will be filled for two years in the first instance subject to the standard probationary period.Closing date: 14th March 2014
Water Aid is a UK registered international charity dedicated to the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene to the world’s poorest
people. We support local organisations to manage low cost, sustainable projects and also provide policy support to secure the right of poor people to safe water and sanitation services.
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
The role will support the implementation of WaterAid’s country strategic initiatives by coordinating the development of realistic and achievable annual Plans by all country programme units and effectively monitor progress against objectives.
The position holder will also support CP teams to develop/and also support utilization of systems, processes and tools that will promote programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
The position is based in Abuja but win require regular travel to support our work in the states, LGAs and over 35 local partner organizations.
The ideal candidate will possess a University Degree in the Physical or Social Sciences (or other relevant field).
Possession of a Masters degree in any of these areas will be an added advantage.
You will possess a minimum of 4 years post graduation experience of which at least 3 years will be in a development programme management role.
You will have a least two years experience in a role that requires application of NGO approaches to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Knowledge of research methodologies, knowledge management systems and experience in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector will be an advantage.
Communications and Advocacy Assistant (One Year Renewable Contract)
The role seeks a proactive and media savvy person with an aptitude for fast learning who will provide support to the WaterAid Nigeria Governance department in all aspects of its communications, campaigns and advocacy activities. The Assistant will support WaterAid’s social media advocacy, advocacy to stakeholders, events organization, publications, documentation and several campaigns.
The ideal candidate will possess a four year University Degree in Mass Communications or relevant discipline.
You will have a minimum of two year work experience in the area of communication and or media relations and be very versatile in the use of social media platforms for advocacy and campaigns; events planning and organisation; review, editing and layout design of publications and documents.
Experience in developing case studies and in preparing reports is essential Experience with work in the international NGO or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector will be an added advantage.
Method of Application
Interested candidates should access the application pack on our website www.wateraid.org/jobs and fill out the application form online. Completed Electronic Application Forms should be e-mailed to: email@example.com.
Please note that ONLY applications submitted on WaterAid’s Standard Application Form will be considered. Closing date for submission of all applications is Friday March 14, 2014 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements need not apply.
WaterAid is an equal opportunity employer; women and the disabled are particularly encouraged to apply.Continue reading
A reputable national non -governmental organisation (NGO) operating in the Niger Delta region is looking for intelligent, purpose driven and vision oriented Nigerians to fill its vacancies in the following areas:
1. Communications and Advocacy Officer
SkillsThe candidate must be a self motivated person, able to take initiatives and work with minimum supervision.S/he must demonstrate strong writing and editing skills with a good knowledge of computer utilization skills.S/he must have the ability to multi-task and set priorities; manage time efficiently; demonstrate strong teamwork skills; manage and work with intemal and external project partners and vendors.ResponsibilitiesS/he shall be responsible for the public relations and communications aspects of the organisation.S/he shall develop and manage all extemal communications ofthe organisation.QualificationsA minimum of a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication, English Languagel Literature, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Development Studies, History or any other related discipline.A Masters degree in any of the above disciplines will be an added advantageMinimum of four years post-NYSC experience in same or similar capacityA good background in media practice or the development sector will be strongly desirable.
2. Community Research and Development Officer
Required Skills:The potential candidate must be intellectually sound and strong in analytical writing and editorial skills. S/he must demonstrate strong capacity in policy analysis, objective judgment and understanding of the dynamics of socio-Political and economic events in Nigeria.S/he must be particularly abreast of issues of human rights. governance, women and gender issues.In addition, the candidate must demonstrate strong competencies in social research. with a good understanding of international development indicators, national and international human rights instruments and laws.ResponsibilitiesThe candidate shall oversee all research activities of the organisation. e.g. Manage, develop and implement research activities in collaboration with the various programmes teams.QualificationsA minimum of a first degree in economics, sociology, development studies, history. political science and international relations plus five years post-NYSC experience.A Masters degree is also an added advantageCandidates with previous experiences in research institutes, development agencies are strongly advised to apply.Method of Application
All Remuneration are attractive and based on experience and years of work
Interested candidates should send their application letter with detailed curriculum vitae to the email address:firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for the submission of application is two (2) weeks from the date of this publication. Note that only shortlisted candidate shall be contacted.
Deadline: 18 February, 2014