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International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Job Vacancies in Abuja

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International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), a reputable international NGO that supports the building of electoral democracies with support from USAID, seeks a qualified applicant to fill the vacant position  below in its Abuja office:

Job Title: Program Manager 
Location: Abuja
Responsibilities
 

  • Responsible for developing, design and implementation of program activities; designing election related manuals; providing support to Civil Society organization in program implementation; drafting briefing and strategy papers, and programmatic reports.
  • Supervise and mentor program staff. Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor and/or Chief of Party.

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Sciences, International Relations; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in international development with at least 5 in elections, democracy and governance projects.
  • Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision
  • Business awareness and numerical ability
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness
  • Conduct himself/herself with integrity and function ethically
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.
  • Experience in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating workshop/training.
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Experience working on USAID, DFID and other donor funded projects
  • Experience in project management and training is highly required.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and writing) and presentation skills
  • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines


Job Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Abuja
Responsibilities
 

  • Responsible for assisting in developing, design and implementation of program activities; assist in designing election related manuals; providing support to Civil Society organization in program implementation; drafting Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
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Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Sciences, International Relations;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience, preferably working with international NGOs on democracy and governance projects preferred.
  • Experience working on USAID, DFID and other donor funded projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and writing) skills
  • The ability to remain organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to complete tasks with supervision;
  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues;
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment;
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.
  • Highest consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong and proven track record in elections related projects.



How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their application, current resume and cover letter to: ifesnigeria@ifes.org

Note: Only applications sent by email will be considered and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline  25th May, 2017. 

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