Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Fresh Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region. Considered one of the pillars of the African Economic Community, the organization was founded in order to achieve collective self-sufficiency for its member states by creating a single large trading bloc through an economic and trading union. It also serves as a peacekeeping force in the region. The organization operates officially in three co-equal languages French, English, and Portuguese.

We are currently recruiting for the vacant position below:

1.) Bilingual Secretary

Location: Banjul, The Gambia

Deadline: 9th March, 2018.

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2.) Conference Interpreter (English A/French B or C)

Location: Abuja

Deadline: 17th March, 2018.

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3.) Translator

Location: Abuja

Deadline: 17th March, 2018.

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Education Officer at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Education Officer – NOB

Job Number: 510296
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

Job Organizational Context

  • The Education Officer GJP is to be used in a Country Office (CO) where the Education Program is a major or key component of the Country Program (or UNDAF).
  • The Education Officer reports to the Chief, Education Section or Education Specialist who is at Level 3.

Purpose for the Job

  • Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Key Function, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks
Summary of Key Functions/Accountabilities:

  • Support to program development and planning
  • Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to program implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Support to Program Development and Planning:

  • Contribute to the preparation/update of situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of education related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.

Program Management, Monitoring and Delivery of Results:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • A Draft regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

Technical and Operational Support to Program Implementation:

  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.

Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programs.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

Impact of Results:

  • The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Officer to program preparation and planning and implementation of programs/projects, contribute to achievement of sustainable results to improve learning outcomes and equitable, inclusive and universal access to education. Success in education programs and projects in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide program services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.

Recruitment Qualifications
Education:

  • A University Degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology or other Social Science field is required.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international and/or in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in education and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

Competencies and Level of Proficiency Required
(based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)

Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity.

Core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results.

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Learning and researching
  • Planning and organizing.

Application Closing Date
2nd February, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Liaison and Safety Officer at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps has worked since 2012 by focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.  Liaison and Safety Officer at Mercy Corps Nigeria

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Liaison and Safety Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria implements a variety of programs with the ultimate goal of building productive, secure and just communities. The organization’s programs are implemented in twelve states, mainly in North West and North East Nigeria and Lagos.
  • Our work covers the following sectors: economic development, livelihoods/food security, adolescent girls & boys empowerment, financial resilience, conflict mitigation and humanitarian response. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil society actors

General Position Summary

  • Reporting to the Operations Manager, the liaison officer will be responsible for the policy analysis and strategic planning support required by the team within the geographical locale in which operations are situated.
  • The liaison officer is responsible for supporting the overall strategic planning with the field SMT and will deliver regular reports, briefing papers, key messages or position papers as required. Where joint messaging on behalf of the SMT is either unproductive or impossible, the post-holder will aim to facilitate and support joint works through “coalitions of the willing.”
  • The post-holder will likewise be responsible for outreach and coordination to local NGO networks to support coordinated engagement work within the relevant geographical locale.

Essential Job Functions

  • In conjunction with relevant internal focal persons, monitor the security environment within the designated geographical area with particular focus on program areas of operations. Work will include but not be limited to staying informed (through media, social media, contacts, etc.) about the safety and security situation in Southern Borno on daily basis.
  • Verify acquired information through secondary sources.
  • Maintain regular contact with field staff about security situation in their respective assigned geographical area.
  • Provide required periodic safety updates (daily reports, incident reports, meetings summary etc.) to relevant MCN Staff so they can better plan their work.
  • Review the weekly/daily movement of staff in the field and provide on-time and real time advice for program and operational activities ongoing within the field
  • Track vehicle movements where and when required until the safe arrival of staff/contract workers to their final destination.
  • Provide initial analysis of relevant security development and communicate them to MC Senior Management Team
  • Be readily available at all times to the Operations Manager, Team Leader and field staff to advice on security developments.
  • Alongside the relevant operational focal people, ensure that relevant staff members understand and are able to use this equipment, including radios, satellite phones, fire extinguishers, etc through regular training and orientations for new staffs.
  • Alongside with the relevant operational focal people, conduct comprehensive security/risk assessment in potential new program/field sites in Southern Borno and its field offices.
  • Work with the relevant program and operational focal people as well as the Team Leader, on community acceptance messaging and other operational strategies in the area of operations in Southern Borno.

Liaison Activities:

  • Stay abreast of political developments and humanitarian trends in Nigeria, with an emphasis on the humanitarian crisis in the NE, informing SMT members where relevant.
  • Ensuring sufficient capacity and knowledge to support policy analysis and strategic planning around the humanitarian architecture and operational issues.
  • Collaborate with the Operations Manager and Team Leader to act as official representative at meetings with external engagement targets.
  • Identify and liaise with external partners
  • Develop a calendar of upcoming lobby opportunities to be tapped into.
  • Liaise with leads from relevant international coordination structures
  • Engage with peace building and resilience working groups, through calling for meetings, drafting action-oriented meeting notes, support in sourcing for presenters and developing agenda for the meetings.
  • Ensure collaboration with the OCHA-chaired Humanitarian Communications Working Group.

Reporting Requirements:

  • Daily Risk Ratings per location
  • Monthly Go / No-Go for key roads and districts
  • Incident Reports and Incident Log – always up to date
  • Risk Assessment – quarterly minimum
  • Flash Reports – immediate dissemination of critical incidents in our area of work
  • Weekly security brief to be shared with all relevant staff, including the North east program director, operations director, operational heads, program managers and security management team.
  • Operational Security
  • Conduct security assessments of MCN sites and identify safe havens, checkpoints and other key factors critical to our safe operations and contingency plans in NE. Will lead a Risk Assessment process that is inclusive and includes risk mitigation measures and strategies.
  • Help with preparations of field visits.
  • Advise and prepare documented SOPs for travel in all areas including routes, roads, weather, stop-overs, check-in and turn-around timings.
  • Maintain regular contact with field staff about security situation in their respective areas.
  • Request and Review the weekly/daily movement of staff in the field, and provide immediate advice in cases of staff planning to go to a dangerous area. Maintain a whiteboard of all staff movements.
  • Conduct safety and road checks daily and prior to any movements. Will recommend approval for travel.
  • Provide post-incident analysis for senior management.

Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to emergency programming.
  • Ensure compliance with all Mercy Corps finance regulation in carrying out activities as a Driver

Influence & Representation:

  • Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with consortium partners, sub-grantees, donors, local governments and other stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Reports Directly To: Operations Manager
  • Works Directly With: Program Teams, Field Security Management Team, Operations Staff

Knowledge and Experience

  • Advanced university degree in related field
  • Relevant work experience in policy analysis, influence, strategic planning, communications, research, media, data gathering and/or information management
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and implement strategies with clear theories of change
  • Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted strategic documents
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment
  • Fluency in English required, with demonstrated writing skills
  • Computer literacy in using Microsoft Office and email/internet.
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns, and appropriate responses to such emergencies. Good context analysis skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
  • Effective skills in coordination, organization and prioritization as well as in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated attentions to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively with team members.
  • Experience living and working in Nigeria, and experience in the Northeast preferred.
  • Knowledge of Mercy Corps systems and procedures highly desirable.
  • English proficiency required; excellent written and oral skills.
  • Ability to speak Hausa or Kanuri and any other North East local languages (desired but not essential)

Success Factors

  • Critical to this job is the ability to carry out liaison & networking activities, think critically, keep abreast of security situations within volatile terrains, work out methods to deliver successful programs, be able to comply with Mercy Corps and donor regulations while maintaining strong cooperative relationships with other departments.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with national and international staff members and demonstrate ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and provide relevant advice and support in a fluid security environment.
  • The candidate will also have to be able to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and must be able to live and work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly intense environment.
  • Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Application Closing Date
30th January, 2018.

How to Apply for  Liaison and Safety Officer at Mercy Corps Nigeria
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: ng-recruitment.nigeria@mercycorps.org
Or
Drop off Application in a sealed envelope with the position boldly written to:
Mercy Corps Nigeria,
No.6 Extension 111 Gambole Road,
Opposite Capital School, Old GRA,
Maiduguri,
Borno State. 

Note

  • All applications must include the position title in the subject line and should not be more than 4 pages.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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New Job vacancies at Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Regional Nutrition and Health Coordinator
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Job Description

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

  • Developing a regional nutrition and health programming, coordinating effective technical program implementation and playing an active role in ACF strategic engagement with the working groups at the regional (Yobe & Borno States) levels in Nigeria.

Key Activities

  • To develop the emergency response strategy and support fundraising for Action Against Hunger’s Nutrition and Health programs in Northeastern Nigeria.
  • To provide technical oversight of ACF’s Nutrition and Health programming in Northeastern Nigeria.
  • To ensure capitalization, learning and global reporting of all Nutrition and Health related activities across the region.
  • To support proper and adequate resource management: HR, Finance and assets.
  • To represent the department and the organization at state and LGA level and promote ACF’s technical viewpoints, guidelines and methods of work.

Requirements
You’re a seasoned Nutrition professional:

  • You have an advanced University Degree (Masters) preferred in Human Nutrition, Medical Sciences or Social Sciences.
  • You have a Minimum of 4 years of previous experience working with NGOs specifically in nutrition and/or health.
  • You have advanced knowledge of N&H guidelines and procedures including those of donors and international standards (e.g. SPHERE).

You’re a super comunicator:

  • You are able to adjust your own style to represent ACF appropriately with a range of national counterparts, as well as colleagues from other cultures & professions.
  • You can provide technical advice in clear, unambiguous language, patiently explaining to field teams the reasons behind your conclusions in order to develop their technical skills.
  • You are diplomatic & can assist colleagues to handle difficult situations.

You’re passionate to develop Nutrition interventions which have impact:

  • You have significant experience with INGOs in recovery and complex emergencies.  Previous experience with partnerships and alliances is an asset.
  • You have experience with nutrition and coverage surveys, and rapid nutrition assessments.
  • You have experience with external representation and knowledge of Nut & Health Cluster mechanisms.
  • You are disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance.
  • You have a good understanding of Social Behavior Change and nutrition sensitive programming.
  • You have advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures (ECHO, UNICEF, OCHA, CIDA, EU, DFID, USAID, etc.)

Benefits
Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to:

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

 

 

Job Title: Field Manager
Location:
 Dutse, Jigawa
Job Summary

  • The Field Manager position is based in Dutse, Jigawa and reports to the Country Director.
  • The Field Manager is responsible for managing the field office and portfolio, ensuring safety and security of the staff and assets including the management of support team.

Responsibilities
The tasks and responsibilities includes:

  • Monitor the PCM (Project Cycle Management) as well as implementation of project activities in line with different work plans.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of procedures and processes and followed to provide coordinated support for program departments from support departments (log/fin/HR).
  • Maintain and update security plans (procedural, SOP, MOSS, health, evacuation) and security network at the field level.
  • Monitor the compliance of ACTION AGAINST HUNGER financial, logistics and HR guidelines including donor policies and guidelines.
  • Facilitate meetings with support department and project managers on a regular basis to ensure coordination of all crossover issues.
  • Develop effective communications between Field Coordinators, and field level support managers to ensure support department performance remains optimal.
  • Develop clear guidelines, working styles and tools to ensure a more effective support to program development and implementation.
  • Build relationship with stakeholders at the local level of responsibility and liaise/exchange information to ensure common ACTION AGAINST HUNGER strategic positioning in humanitarian issues.
  • Establish performance objectives for team members and provide effective feedback.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members.
  • Brief staff on security and context changes as needed.
  • Analyze and submit bi-weekly situation reports.

Requirements
The successful candidate will have:

  • Have a degree in accounting, management, finance, or related field; MBA or similar higher degree a plus with at least three years of experience with donor funded programs.
  • Have exceptional organization and planning skills with experience in supervising and managing a large team.
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Be able to provide effective feedback, foster teamwork, promote diverse teams and maintain positive working environment to align with work plan and organizational objectives.
  • Have the ability to manage stress effectively, juggle competing priorities, balance various programmatic, logistics and team needs.
  • Be committed to ACTION AGAINST HUNGER Charter values of: Professionalism, Transparency, Neutrality, Access to Victims and Non-Discrimination.
  • Have previous management and supervisory experience including management of multiple teams/departments.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Location:
 Damaturu, Yobe
Job Summary

  • This Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be based in Damaturu, Yobe State and reports directly to the Field Coordinator.
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager supports the implementation of monitoring and evaluation component of all programs and projects in Yobe state and also provides accountability to ensure efficiency in project deliverables.

Responsibilities
The tasks and responsibilities includes:

  • Monitor grant activities and ensure that the organization’s project complies with donor performance reporting requirements.
  • Conduct needs assessments to identify necessary changes and future opportunities, DQAs, baseline and end line studies, post distribution monitoring knowledge attitude and practice surveys.
  • Participate in the management and administration of the electronic cash platform (Redrose).
  • Develop Terms of Reference for assessments, internal reviews and validate project data.
  • Develop quarterly reporting with other members of the team including general management of the mission accountability framework (CRM) in Damaturu.
  • Contribute to the learning process through documentation of case studies and success stories and also support the mission annual beneficiary count process.
  • Provide on the job training, coaching and organized sessions to staff and other partners.
  • Lead the preparation of comprehensive M&E plans for each project to capture quantitative and qualitative data for project performance tracking and reporting.
  • Promote the use of participatory data collection techniques involving beneficiaries, institutions and partners in the project.
  • Develop and revise internal and external reports ensuring compliance with donor requirements and that reports reflect an actual representation of field implementation activities and results based on M&E findings.
  • Manage the centralized information database by regularly updating contextual information dashboard with current, explicit data and statistics to support during regional situational analysis, program updates, concepts and proposal development.

Requirements
The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree or equivalent in social sciences, statistics, Development studies International relations, mathematics, business administration or computer science, with relevant experience in information management including data analysis and GIS in emergency or development sector.
  • At least four years of experience working with NGOs covering multi-sectorial programming.
  • The ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
  • Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques including proficient use of SPSS, STATA, Epi-info softwares.
  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation with special emphasis on activity monitoring, data management including data collection, analysis and storage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including the ability to write clear and engaging reports.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Understanding of social behavior change and nutrition sensitive programming preferably.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Advocacy Advisor
Location:
 Abuja
Job Description

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by…

  • playing a key role in strategy development and implementation, focusing on the humanitarian response in North East Nigeria, networking and representation at national and regional level and grant management through management of existing advocacy grants and lead the writing of further successful advocacy funding proposals.

Key Activities

  • Lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Action Against Hunger advocacy activities in Nigeria.
  • Networking and representation by developing and enhancing Action Against Hunger’s position at national level.
  • Serve as advocacy advisor to the network for the Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin crises.

Requirements
You’re an experienced humanitarian professional:

  • You have a Masters’ degree in development studies, international relations/ affairs, social sciences, politics, or similar field.
  • You have at least five years in humanitarian advocacy/strategy development.
  • You have at least least 5 years’ advocacy experience.
  • You have demonstrated expertise in humanitarian advocacy and/or representation to influence humanitarian policies at a high level (e.g. country director/tech coordinator profile with a track record of representation to donors and governments).
  • You have knowledge on the UN humanitarian response system, including the clusters, humanitarian funding mechanisms.
  • You have knowledge on humanitarian principles and international humanitarian law.

You are very efficient leading processes:

  • You are an excellent communicator
  • You have experience working in a politically sensitive context with substantial constraints on humanitarian advocacy .

Your leadership style reinforces trust within your team:

  • You have diplomatic skills and are able to conduct negotiation and mediation with tact.
  • You have experience in community-level communications, feedback or awareness campaigns.

Preferred:

  • Prior Experience in Nigeria, with knowledge of the political and humanitarian situation in Nigeria.
  • Experience in using grant management, using M & E information for advocacy, campaign and dialogues with partners and governments.

Benefits
Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

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Careers in Nigeria at COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale, is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant positions below:


Job Title: 
Logistics Coordinator
Location:
 Nigeria
Responsibilities
Country Logistics coordination:

  • He/she coordinates the country logistics function, both at Country Coordination level and at field office level. He/she ensures that the logistics works correctly in qualitative and quantitative terms, at all different levels and in compliance with the procedures.

Purchases’ management:

  • He/she ensures the correct application of the procedures – COOPI and the donors’ – related to goods and services’ purchases (including planning and necessary documents); he/she follows the suppliers performance in compliance with COOPI’s standards. He/she ensures that the selection process for goods and services and the contracts assignment (calls for tenders) occur in a transparent and coherent way.

Vehicles and machines management:

  • In collaboration with the supervised staff, he/she ensures the machines/vehicles’ utilization planning. He/she ensures that vehicles’ maintenance and repair are carried out and that all monitoring reports and regular checks are correctly performed. He/she ensures that, relatively to the use of vehicles and machines, the organization’s procedures and the country’s rules are followed.

Goods and stock management:

  • He/she ensures that all goods are included in the inventory, and controlled when entering and exiting the storage space. He/she ensures the stock monitoring and the use of instruments for report writing; He/she monitors the correct goods’ use and conservation. He/she ensures that the correct maintenance of the immovable goods is performed and that the country is provided with rules for correctly making use of these goods.

Staff management:

  • He/she coordinates, supervises and evaluates the logistical staff work. He/she ensures the training of the country’s logistical staff.

Logistics reports:

  • He/she ensures that all logistic-related reports are produced according to what is stated by the COOPI’s procedures and the Country Regulation (vehicles and goods’ management, supplies, purchases, storage space, staff reports etc.)

Institutional relations:

  • Upon delegation by the Head of Mission, he/she represents the organization at all logistical clusters and at security coordination meetings

Security:

  • He/she is responsible for the application, the update and the dissemination of the country security regulation at central and field level.
  • He/she is responsible for conducting security and risk assessment in COOPI areas of intervention, participating to security meeting at central level.
  • He/she is responsible for all goods and organization’s properties security; he/she cooperates and supports the Head of Mission/Area Coordinator about the expatriate and local staff security.

Requirements/Profile

  • A degree in Logistics, Engineering, Business, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the humanitarian field as logistics coordinator or in a similar position. Demonstrated experience in procurement, distribution, stock management, fleet management, communications, and security.
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.
  • Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills;
  • Strong supervisory abilities, and demonstrated capacity of teamwork and of coordination with the relevant actors;
  • Very good inter-personal and writing communication skills;
  • Ability to organize work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Computer literacy, with high proficiency in the use of standard office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Valid driving license.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Programme Coordinator
Location: 
North East (Maiduguri) with frequent travel to Yobe state and when necessary Abuja
Context and Background

  • Since the declaration of state of emergency in the Nigerian federal States of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa, the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency has led to multiple displacement crises, with communities fleeing their area of origin to take refuge in camps or host communities. In 2014 there was a substantial increase in violence related to Boko Haram and the counter insurgency operations, consequently creating acute and largely unmet humanitarian needs, as IDPs are cut off from their homes and livelihoods, basic services, kinship and social ties.
  • In September 2014, COOPI began operating in north eastern Nigeria in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the insurgency, established its operation in Bauchi State and later expanded to Yobe State considering the heightened presence of IDPs in the LGAs of Fika, Damaturu, Potiskum, Geidam and Yunusari.
  • The Programme Coordinator (PC) is the focal point of COOPI’s program in the North East of Nigeria.
  • In consultation with the Head of Mission, he/she formulates the strategy for the Nigerian mission and ensures it implementation in accordance with COOPI policies, donor expectation, local and international legislation.
  • He/she coordinates and evaluates all aspects of the COOPI projects, and facilitates the flow of information from the field to the capital.
  • The Programme Coordinator also plays a strategic role for COOPI’s external relationships, liaising with donors and stakeholders in collaboration with the HoM. Specifically, he/she:

Responsibilities
Coordinates and supervises the program country strategy implementation:

  • Contributing to the design and update of the country strategy by providing inputs to the Head of Mission.
  • Visiting COOPI field activities regularly and reporting on problems, challenges and obstacles while building an intimate knowledge of fieldwork realities
  • Ensuring the monitoring and evaluation of the program including the identification of needs and gaps
  • Monitoring and reviewing the security status of the area(s) of operation on a regular basis, liaising as applicable with local authorities, other NGOs, the UN or other relevant security bodies and keeping the Head of Mission updated on relevant developments.

Coordinates the overall implementation of the projects:

  • Ensuring objectives are met within the required time frame and budget and according to COOPI and donors’ procedures
  • Taking preventative and corrective action when necessary.
  • Ensuring the overall planning and follow-up of technical reporting for donors, authorities and internal requirements in coordination with the support departments.
  • Ensuring synergy between Technical and Support services
  • Ensuring the implementation of recommendations resulting from internal audit, experts’ field visits, HQ advisors etc.
  • Piloting the internal quality control, by promoting monitoring mechanisms (ex: self-evaluation tool), facilitating internal control and external evaluations

Represents and liaises for operational strategy and program to donors, authorities, UN, NGOs in link with the head of Mission:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, donors, UN agencies and other NGOs) and representing COOPI at relevant state level meetings (e.g. state and local government, sector-coordination and security) in order to facilitate and ensure cooperation and partnerships.
  • Strengthening field and capital level information-sharing with IOs, NGOs and Government
  • Contributing to the identification of potential funding opportunities

Analyzes Humanitarian needs and response:

  • Collecting, summarizing and analyzing information from external sources and from technical advisors for future opportunities
  • Supporting the project team for proposals writing (narrative and financial) to address the identified needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in project formulation, implementation and coordination in the humanitarian context with International NGOs
  • Experience in working with different Donors (ECHO, USAID, UN agencies etc.)
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian standard and background (ex. Sphere standard)
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Good knowledge and use of the English Language;
  • Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and Reference Points;
  • Target oriented and problem-solving aptitude;
  • Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team;
  • Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;
  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills;
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Previous experience in the Region is an asset.
  • University degree relevant subject (post graduate degree required).

Conditions

  • This is a Non-Family Duty post.
  • Salary and other conditions are based on COOPI’s salary grid.

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Job Title: Project Administrator
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Type of contract: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 12 months renewable
Starting Date: ASAP
Context and Background

  • Since the declaration of state of emergency in the Nigerian federal States of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa, the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency has led to multiple displacement crises, with communities fleeing their area of origin to take refuge in camps or host communities.
  • In 2014 there was a substantial increase in violence related to Boko Haram and the counter insurgency operations, consequently creating acute and largely unmet humanitarian needs, as IDPs are cut off from their homes and livelihoods, basic services, kinship and social ties.
  • In September 2014, COOPI began operating in north eastern Nigeria in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the insurgency, established its operation in Bauchi State and later expanded to Yobe State considering the heightened presence of IDPs in the LGAs of Fika, Damaturu, Potiskum, Geidam and Yunusari.
  • Recently, COOPI initiated a Food Security and Nutrition intervention in Kaga LGA (Borno State) and establishes a presence in Maiduguri to launch an Education and Protection projects.
  • COOPI is currently operating in 5 LGAs in Yobe State, reaching about 25,000 individuals among IDPs and host communities with a multi-sectoral intervention covering nutrition, food security and child protection.
  • COOPI has recently developed a cash & voucher based response system in Nigeria to address the food insecure communities while integrating this approach with a nutrition component – community outreach, referral system, IYCF campaign and appropriate therapeutic services addressed to malnourished children and pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Given the unfolding large scale emergency in the north eastern Nigeria, COOPI plans to scale up its current operations in Yobe state and reach newly accessible areas, in addition to areas receiving Nigerian returnees from Niger, with its multi-sectoral services including food security, cash transfer programming, nutrition and protection.

Role Purpose

  • He/she is responsible for the project’s execution, in technical, economic/financial terms, and in terms of resources management on field, in compliance with COOPI and the donor’s procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with financial and other requirements set by the Donors (USAid – OFDA – Food for Peace) and COOPI internal financial and administrative procedures.
  • Monitor cash flows and supervise petty cash handling.
  • Ensure proper administration for outstanding debtors and creditors, follow-up overdue and signal potential problems in timely manner.
  • Produce monthly cash and bank reconciliation statements.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly projects’ financial reports
  • Control and assure compliance of program expenditures with program budgets.
  • Prepare payment vouchers and verify supporting documents for project and administrative expenditure. Ensure classification of all financial information and documents in accordance with the projects and respective budget lines.
  • Ensure appropriate filing system of financial documentation is in place, accurate and updated.
  • Provide timely and systematic monitoring of program expenditures as well as timely budget program forecasts.
  • Prepare, on a monthly basis, financial reports and/or requests to be sent to COOPI Milan HQs.
  • Supervise and manage program staff: supervise preparation of contracts for personnel staff. Manage contracts of local and international staff and supervise administration staff.
  • Application of mechanisms relative to any on the job training of personnel working on the project.
  • Coordinate and supervise overall policy implementation for the human resources of Salima base, included Labour Law application, recruitment and that staff salaries are effectively paid to eligible staff and an audit trail of records is maintained.
  • Supervise preparation of lease contracts, contracts with suppliers and any other contract issued by the program. Ensure that contractual commitments are accurately tracked.
  • Supervise appropriateness and updating of all procurement documentation at the various steps of the procurement process. Ensure budget availability of expenditures and that appropriate authorizations are in place
  • Ensure that taxes are timely remitted to relevant authorities.
  • Bring-up date the stock inventory.

Requirements

  • A University Degree in Social Sciences, Business or Technical sciences.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant working experience.
  • Experience in emergency context or in a similar position and in managing USAid funded projects.
  • Experience in logistics, procurement and security matters is a strong advantage.
  • Previous work experience in the region is a plus.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication, negotiation skills, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Proven capacity to work in a team is essential. Experience in managing staff is an advantage.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental/local authorities, IOs and NGOs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in stressful environments and under pressure.
  • Experience in working in conflict-prone environments a plus.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Computer literate.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadine  30th November, 2017.
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SOS Childrens Village Job Vacancies in Abuja and Lagos

SOS Childrens Villages work in more than 133 countries to support families and help children at risk grow up in a loving home. In Nigeria, SOS Children’s Villages has been active since 1973 and has presence in Isolo-Lagos, Owu-Ijebu, Ogun State, Gwagwalada-Abuja, Jos-Plateau State, Ibadan-Oyo State and Kaduna-Kaduna State.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant positions below:

 

Job Title: Admin & Logistics Officer
Location: Abuja
Job Information

  • The overview of this role is to Plan, organize, store, secure, package, disseminate and account for all supplies coming into the Organization through the National Office.He/She is to perform administrative and office support to ensure the smooth and timely procurement, storage and distribution of related goods, supplies, and materials, perform reconciliation of all supplies for locations as need arises.
  • He/She is to provide support to all the functions in terms of logistics and administrative processes and ensure workplace environmental health and Safety through good sanitation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support in procurement procedures and services.
  • Support in Facility Service Monitoring and followup to ensure compliance with standards
  • Supervise the use of the Office Vehicles and assets
  • Provide Office Store Management
  • Support in travel/Immigration services
  • Ensure workplace Environmental Health & Safety [EH&S]
  • Provide Admin & Logistics Filing System and support

Requirements

  • At least B.Sc degree in Administration or related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar position
  • Good knowledge of Procurement Procedures
  • Analytical, strong communication, people and problem-solving skills
  • Good ICT skills
  • Interpersonal and mediation skills

 

 

Job Title: National Individual Giving Coordinator (NIGC)
Location: Abuja
Position Overview

  • Reporting to the Head of Function, the NIGC will be part of a dynamic new team coordinating the donor and giving portfolio.
  • The incumbent will strengthen and foster donor relations with focus on identifying and stewarding individuals with potential to contribute to the Organization achieving its fundraising goals/targets.
  • H/She must be familiar with and support the Organization’s Strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate and implement fundraising projects, including stewardship events with donors, direct mail campaigns, letter correspondence, telephone campaigns, strategic work plan, etc
  • Maintain a communication schedule and list of donors
  • Keep records of all interactions with donors and update database
  • Provide fundraising goal progression update for review
  • Strategize, identify and research current and potential major donors with a view to cultivating a financial relationship
  • Plan, execute and host fundraising events with donors or potential donors
  • Create and maintain a donor recognition program
  • Achieve revenue targets.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Sales, Administration, Business or any related field
  • 3 years related experience in fundraising ideally in non-profit sector
  • Familiarity in maintaining a client database
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Software
  • Proficient in English: verbal, written and presentation.

 

 

Job Title: National Corporate Relations Coordinator
Location: Abuja
Position Overview

  • The Corporate Relations Coordinator is responsible for managing the Organization’s relationships with Local and National Corporate funders.
  • The position works closely with the Head of Fund Development & Communications to create and manage a corporate prospect pipeline and support a comprehensive strategy to meet goals for corporate sponsorships.

Key Responsibilities
Prospecting and Research:

  • Through research and analysis, build and manage a portfolio of prospective and new corporate sponsors Support strategies for cultivation and solicitation of these sponsors and manage stewardship plans for each new relationship

Cultivation & Solicitation:

  • Manage and implement existing tools, refine and create new ones to support Corporate Development Committee’s work in soliciting new corporate sponsor relationships
  • Support the Head of Function in preparing corporate sponsorship materials including introductory letters proposals, information packets, final reports and other mailings/correspondence
  • Coordinate corporate sponsor prospect meetings and follow-up

Benefit Fulfillment and Stewardship:

  • Support in providing benefit fulfillment and recognition for corporate sponsors Support to ensure programmatic and marketing benefits are appropriately fulfilled
  • Identify needs and marketable opportunities that would attract and interest corporate sponsors

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Sales or equivalent professional experience
  • 3 years’ experience in corporate relations with non-profit , corporate relationship management or sales
  • Experience in researching and managing portfolios [Cold-calling experience a plus]
  • Proficient in writing solicitation letters and proposal materials and creating/managing budgets
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience working with a complex donor database
  • Knowledge of Child’s Rights and Child Protection is an advantage

 

 

Job Title: National Communications Coordinator
Location: Abuja
Job Information

  • The overview of responsibility of the National Communication Coordinator is to support the Fund Development & Communication function and the organization to manage communication within and outside the organization, as well as to develop emergency plans in the sector to protect the Organization’s reputation according to the Organization’s regulations.
  • He/she will build relationships with traditional media, by producing timely and strategic content for the organization’s multiple social media and multimedia platforms and place stories, with an emphasis on increasing the support for children who have lost, or at the risk of losing parental care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and prepare the Leadership for press conference and coverage, manage the organization’s social media accounts by maintaining active social networking presence and ensure consistency in the organization’s messaging to diverse audiences.
  • Manage creation, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic materials for the external audience.
  • Manage and produce written and visual/multimedia content for email, website, and social media networks to raise the visibility and supports the organization’s fundraising drive.
  • Plan and manage projects that use visuals, video, and/or multimedia story-telling to support the organization’s work. Potential projects could include producing short web videos or infographics on timely issues, supervising design consultant work, and designing flyers.
  • Build relationships with media outlets and key communications partners that will lead to mainstream media coverage of the organization’s events and track news coverage of the organization and its key issues.
  • Develop and incorporate new communications tools and creative disseminations strategies to strengthen the organization’s programming.

Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications, English and other related areas and 3 years cognate experience
  • Work experience with the OVC issues/experience in working with diverse communities or social development organizations.
  • Experience using various social media platforms and knowledge of social media engagement strategies.
  • Strong communication skills – with demonstrated ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content and presentation.
  • Creative thinking and proven systematic organizational skills to work independently without supervision, determine workload priorities to complete work in a timely manner, and identify and resolve problems.
  • Proven skill at working in a collective environment, including interpersonal skills to interact sensitively with colleagues, children, young adults, community members, and workers from diverse social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing relationships with and pitching news stories to media.
  • Graphic design skills and video/multimedia production will be an added advantage

 

 

 

Job Title: Next Economy Youth Coach
Location: Abuja / Lagos
Overview

  • The overview of the job role is to support the planning (including budgeting), implementation, and monitoring of the Next Economy Programme activities, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, strategies, and available resources.
  • He/she will develop and maintain effective, professional relationships with youth, work with relevant stakeholders to provide guidance, mentoring and counselling for young people to acquire the skills that meet the demands of the labour market and guide them during internships towards a ‘decent job’ or in starting up a promising business as an entrepreneur

Key Responsibilities

  • Strengthen youth social skills and facilitate access to youth employment
  • Coaching and support youth in identifying strengths and interests and to set SMART goals for success
  • Provide social skills groups and provide case management services, including referrals to support youth and in developing stability and self-sufficiency.
  • Support in development of sustainable youth business in coordination with the business incubation Hubs and the Programme development and strategy team
  • Support in Youth capacity development and annual self-assessment, for project impact

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Human Services, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Youth and Community Development or related fields
  • At least 4 years’ experience in youth development work
  • Experience in guidance and counselling of young people
  • 3 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and/or small-medium enterprises [SMEs] or self- employments
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, professional relationships with youth and multi- disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated success in working with youth, particularly in group settings
  • Demonstrated effective communication

 

 

Job Title: National Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator
Location: Abuja
Job Information   

  • The overview of the National Family Strengthening Programme [FSP] Coordinator is to lead the strategic development of family strengthening programmes within the country and to guide and support the programme coordinators as well as staff directly involved in the operations of FSP facilitate the joint development of the national FSP plans and ensure their effective implementation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of National FSP Strategy and Plans, and initiate new FSPs
  • Promote partnerships and participation; and Support effective monitoring & evaluation of programmes
  • Build a committed and effective team; and accountability in the programmes
  • Contribute to the work of the broader organization

Requirements

  • At least a first degree in Sociology or other related areas.
  • At least 5 years of experience in development work.
  • Strong knowledge of Child Protection and Child’s Right and ability to work with multiple stakeholders, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication, analytical, research, problem-solving and facilitation skills
  • Proven project and team management skills as well as a willingness to travel within and outside the country.

 


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  26th October, 2017

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) recruitment for a Humanitarian Affairs Officer

UNOCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: National Humanitarian Affairs Officer (NHAO)-Monitoring
Job ID: 12540
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Management
Grade: NOB
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the OCHA Head of Office and under the direct supervision of the CHF Fund Manager, the incumbent will be expected to be able to perform the following, prioritized according to operational requirements:
Program Management:

  • Attend cluster and other humanitarian coordination fora as required in order to support CHF awareness-raising on strategic issues and guidelines;
  • Support preparation of and execution of transfer agreements to be signed by NGO and HC, following up on requests to the HFU to arrange for fund transfers to partners;
  • Communicate concerns about proposals, project documents, or implementing partners to the relevant HFU manager;
  • Contribute ideas and innovative practices for funding support and strategies;
  • Support the compilation of CHF Annual Reports and other progress or ad-hoc reports.
  • Support the preparation and delivery of trainings and workshops related to the CHF’s goals and objectives, grant management and eligibility procedures, monitoring and reporting, development of proposal logframe and budgets etc.;
  • Support the HFU Program Officer with the review and revision process of project proposals through consultation with cluster leads and other technical partners and advise NGOs on recommended revisions, assisting partners in revision drafting if required;
  • Prepare paperwork related to Humanitarian Coordinator project approval and disbursement actions (Fund Transfer Requests, agreements, MoU, etc.);

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Prepare and participate in conducting regular field visits to project sites to monitor implementation of CHF-funded projects, ensuring that implementation is in line with the project proposal and the grant agreement;
  • Follow up with partners to ensure timely submission of narrative and financial reports pertaining to CHF-funded projects;
  • Track, collect and review narrative and financial reports from CHF partners to ensure accuracy and compliance with CHF guidelines and provides feedback to partner and HFU senior management as necessary;
  • Keep performance management section updated in the Grants Management System;
  • Provide support and information to the contracted entities in charge of monitoring of NGOs as necessary.
  • Participate in the conduct of remote call monitoring campaigns for CHF funded projects as required;
  • Prepare field monitoring reports and recommendations to partners following visits to partners, ensuring timely communication of concerns about status of projects to the relevant HFU manager;
  • Ensures findings and results of monitoring visits are shared with appropriate stakeholders and partners in a timely manner;

Management of Partnerships:

  • Proactively map out potential partners and create linkages to the CHF, especially focusing on national NGOs;
  • Provide support and information to the contracted entities in charge of the Capacity Assessment process of NGOs as necessary;
  • Ensure the partners’ database and information records are kept up to date.
  • Conduct presentations and consultations with partners and potential applicants and other members of the humanitarian community in order to clarify and raise awareness for the CHF’s goals and objectives and eligibility procedures;
  • Participate in the review of documents submitted under the Due Diligence process by organizations and in drafting reports on the partner’s capacity, following up with the partner on additional documents or information required and responding to queries as necessary;

Administration:

  • Update and maintain data on the Grant Management System (GMS).
  • Act as interpreter/translator in English, Hausa and Kanori, as required.
  • Support preparation of briefing packs and venue booking as required.
  • Maintain correct, updated partner contact list at all times.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Prepare documentation and reports for country-level coordination forums.
  • Support the convening and preparation for CHF Advisory Board meetings.
  • Provide logistical support to the Humanitarian Financing Unit.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

  • Senior HAOs and Fund Manager.
  • National and International HAOs.
  • National and International NGOs.
  • United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programs.
  • Provincial authorities.

Impact of Results:

  • Develop well-reasoned, innovative suggestions and approaches to problem resolution in dealing with complex policy/technical issues.
  • Help meet organizational objectives and provide sound analytical inputs and advice with respect to coordination of humanitarian financing and monitoring.
  • Assist in the management of funding programming projects and partners, ensuring timely delivery of outputs.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Proven analytical skills: ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. armed conflict, civil strife, natural disasters and human misery).
  • Very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and sound knowledge of the institutions of the UN system.
  • Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political economic, social and human rights programs.
  • Strong negotiation skills: ability to lead and gain assistance of others in a team endeavor, and to articulate coherent arguments to reach agreement.

Communication:

  • Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively, including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum information, making and defending recommendations.

Teamwork:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Judgment and Decision-making:

  • Apply sound judgment to resolve a range of issues/problems.  Will abide by security guidelines.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Proven ability to plan and organize, establish priorities, manage and monitor work plans, coordinate competing demands, and work to tight deadlines.

Technological Awareness:

  • Solid computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet applications, and relevant software packages, including e-mail.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree preferably in Political or Social Science, Law, International Studies, Public Administration, or other relevant science is required.

Experience:

  • Up to 2 years of relevant progressively responsible experience in emergency humanitarian programming, crisis/emergency relief management or other related area, preferably with at least two years with a UN organization or an NGO.
  • Very good drafting and report writing skills are required, as is experience with project budgeting and proposal writing.

Language Requirements:

  • Professional fluency in oral and written English and Hausa and/or Kanori is required.
  • Candidates will be tested on their linguistic ability.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  25th October, 2017.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) recruitment for a National Information Management Officer

UNOCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: National Information Management Officer
Job ID: 12542
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Management
Grade: NOA
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Background

  • The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has established a field offices in Nigeria to facilitate coordination of humanitarian activities in Nigeria.
  • Information management is a core component of a comprehensive support strategy for the humanitarian community.
  • In order to meet the increased requirements for coordination support, humanitarian advocacy and information the National Information Management Officer will support the Information Management Unit (IMU) to analyse relevant data (tabular, statistical, spatial etc.) to support an efficient and effective humanitarian response.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Head of OCHA Office and under the direct supervision of the Head of Information Management Unit, the national IMO will be responsible for the following duties:

Support in the development of spatial/geographical information products (i.e. maps, metadata, data dictionary, etc):

  • Provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS), map production and geographic data management support.
  • Maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services.
  • Maintain the IASC Common Operational Datasets (COD/FOD).
  • Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance.
  • Produce and update high-quality map products.

Support the development and maintenance of comprehensive operational information products, Who/What/Where, monitoring matrices, operational analyses, contact lists among others.

  • Build strong relationships and maintain regular contacts with the local and international community; gather information on humanitarian activities in support of the Who/ What/Where database, including frequent liaison with key stakeholders.
  • Collect information and assist in analysis of monitoring reports based on humanitarian indicators to provide a coherent picture of humanitarian operations.
  • On a ad-hoc basis, collect, analyse and disseminate information in cooperation with other Units within OCHA.
  • Support the development of standardized reporting formats and analysis to support operational decision making for internal and external use.

Maintain a client-oriented approach that ensures the OCHA provides high-quality information management services and products to the OCHA office and to members of the humanitarian community:

  • Provide liaison support with relevant partners and stakeholders to promote information sharing and coordination.
  • Provide support to the OCHA field offices, organize flow of information and assist the offices in planning information management activities.
  • Provide graphics/design support for various presentations, as well as the development of high quality visual products (infographics, maps, tables, graphs).
  • Conduct regular trainings for sector members and work closely with the IM counterparts in partner agencies and organizations.

Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing within OCHA and guidance to external stakeholders on information management focusing on achievement of the following:

  • Promote the adoption of OCHA Information Management tools and techniques by OCHA staff and partners;
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of training curricula to field partners
  • Assisting with other tasks as directed by the OCHA Head of Office or the head of the Information Management Unit.

Results:

  • Demonstrated contribution to communities of  practice.
  • Organization/delivery of training for operational staff on information management.
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and implementation of best practices in information management.

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the overall country office’s efficiency in humanitarian information management and success in introducing, widespread adoption and implementation of operational information management approaches. Accurate, thoroughly researched and documented analytical techniques, timely and appropriate delivery of products that enhance OCHAs credibility in information management.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Professionalism:

  • Exposure to a wide range of information management systems related to humanitarian activities, conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, demonstrated problem-solving skills. Good knowledge of the region/country and ability to influence others to reach agreement.

Client Orientation:

  • Ability to identify and analyse clients’ needs and refer that to the IM supervisor for improvement of the IM tools.

Teamwork:

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Planning & Organizing:

  • Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:

  • Willingness to keep abreast of new IM tools

Communications:

  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information, effectively advice clients on systems related issues, applications, etc…

Judgment:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Graphic Design or related field is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in information systems, geographic information systems or graphic design.
  • Relevant experience in working with an UN agency or other humanitarian agency is desirable.
  • Experience in the area of emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, humanitarian/development environment, field coordination is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  25th October, 2017.

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Danish Refugee Council Vacancy for an Emergency Assistant

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Emergency Assistant (National Contract Only)
Location
: Mubi, Adamawa
Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities listed below are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.

Emergency response:

  • Assist during all processes of rapid multi-sectorial needs assessment and emergency responses
  • Assist in mobilizing the communities for the realization of all project / programme activities
  • Disseminating and sharing information with Persons of Concern on their rights and access to services
  • Assist in maintaining excel database to ensure that statistics and other reports are produced on a timely basis.
  • Support planning, set up, management and monitoring of all distribution activities (food and non-food), including supervision of casual labourers.
  • Support Shelter/WASH teams where necessary in programme activities, distribution or monitoring.
  • Assist in mobilizing the IDP community affected host population and facilitate awareness raising activities with other partner organizations, disseminating information about services available for IDPs and affected host communities.

Stakeholder relations:

  • Liaise, establish a good working relationship with all humanitarian actors, community leaders and IDPs in the IDP settlements and host communities to encourage participation in, support for and a better understanding of the program activities.
  • Assist in Identify key informants in villages (Imam, especially the influential and charismatic women).
  • Assist in preparing and conducting communities meetings in the intervention areas.
  • Assist in individually and collectively identify the strengths and weaknesses of village committees and propose appropriate solutions.
  • At field level keep good relations with local implementing actors, local authorities and other international and local stakeholders

Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience) 
Essential:

  • Strong ability to work in a variety of environments and in remote locations without communication or amenities.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong written and oral skills in English. Fluency in Hausa. Competency in Higgi/Marghi, or other local languages.

Desirable:

  • Work experience with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and/or displaced population is a very strong asset.
  • Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
  • Higher Diploma in Public Health.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
Internal:

  • Other programme staff
  • Procurement & logistics

External:

  • Relevant stakeholders and other NGOs

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered. Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview

 

Application Deadline  16th October, 2017.

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UNICEF Job in Nigeria for a Polio Access Analyst

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

Job Title: Polio Access Analyst (P-3)
Job Number: 507721
Locations: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
For Every Child, a Champion

  • UNICEF Nigeria recently scaled up its integrated humanitarian response plan, and is leading humanitarian response in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors in the country, as well as the child protection sub-sector.
  • UNICEF Nigeria provided financial and technical assistance towards forming the National Health Policy, and also successfully advocated for making Primary Health Care a priority for the sector.
  • With our support, more than 3.8 million people accessed primary healthcare services in 2016, and nearly 390,000 children were vaccinated against measles and 165,550 families received insecticide treated bed-nets.
  • We are currently tackling the resurgence of wild poliovirus. UNICEF Nigeria is also providing critical support to the national HIV program.
  • We are looking for motivated and energetic professionals who are ready to aim high for every child

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • To support the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI), Nutrition and other humanitarian related programmes, particularly in high-risk states/local government areas (LGAs) in North-Eastern Nigeria. To analyse evolving access issues to align with polio campaigns and reaching every settlement strategy (RES) and Nigeria military-sponsored Reaching Inaccessible Children (RIC).  Specific attention is to be given to those areas where access is required to ensure that programme delivery is conducted in as safe and secure a manner as possible.
  • To support the Local Security Access Facilitators (LSAF) as they identify key influencers within disparate communities who can facilitate programme delivery in inaccessible areas.  Polio Access Analyst to work in consultation with State EOC and may be required to liaise with key Army officials in order to negotiate local access for the delivery of UNICEF polio programme activities.
  • Due to the unpredictable situation in Borno, it is not possible to develop precise instructions to cover all contingencies in access management; as such, the Polio Access Analyst will be required to liaise closely with Chief of Field Office, local government, and others as may be appropriate; and together with the Chief of Field Office, determine the appropriate course of action to cope with rapidly changing situations. In some cases, decision-making may take place in a climate of intense stress, in which calm professionalism must be demonstrated. When decisions are taken, they must be carried out promptly, correctly and with confidence, creating an environment of confidence among the polio teams affected in the Emergency States of north-east Nigeria.
  • Based in Maiduguri, but with extensive travel, often for extended periods to designated Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the three Emergency States of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe, the Polio Access Analyst will report on day to day basis to Chief of Field Office, Borno and work under the overall supervision of, and maintain a technical reporting line with, the UNICEF Chief of C4D/Polio section who manages the Polio eradication program.
  • To support and sustain existing polio campaign and catch up strategies to improve access to areas that are hard to reach and/or inaccessible:
    • To support the establishment/development of new opportunities to improve programme access, in particular inaccessible settlements and Nigerian islands in Lake Chad.
    • To develop/improve safety guideline for front line workers and polio programme staff
    • To adopt a scenario-based approach and address specific inaccessibility issues
    • To support the deployment of Open Data Kit (ODK) database for accessibility data collection and train LGA based security facilitators on how to use ODK.
    • Information Collection
    • Information Management & Coordination
    • Communication
    • Reporting

Qualification of Successful Candidate

  • Education: An advanced University degree in related field with focus on Risk Management, Data Analysis, and Information Operations.
  • A first level university degree with additional two years of experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Working knowledge of threat assessments, data analysis and liaison duties would be an advantage.
  • Experience in high-risk environments required, experience in L3/L2 emergency is preferred.
  • Language Proficiency:  Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset.
  • Work Experience: Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in a recognized police, military or state security agency, including security related tasks within multi-cultural surroundings.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Competencies:

  • Analytical and conceptual ability; strong communication skills.
  • Computer skills, including various office applications, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Proven skills in establishing and maintaining key relationships, stakeholder and team management. Resourcefulness, commitment and passion to Polio Eradication Initiative mission, related activities and professional values.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Note: This is a non-family duty station. The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

 

Application Deadline  23rd October, 2017.

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