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New Vacancies at North East Regional Initiative (NERI) June 2017

North East Regional Initiative (NERI) – An International Development Organization, is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the vacant position below:

Job Title: Community Development Facilitator 

Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary

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

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Community Development Facilitator reports to the State Program Manager, based at Yobe state.

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

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

Required Skills & Qualifications

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

Job Title: Project Driver

Location: Borno
Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary

  • The Project Driver is responsible for operating a vehicle owned by the organization to provide transportation services to the employees and visitors of the organization; to move expendable and non-expendable supplies, equipment and furnishings, as necessary; ensure that preventive maintenance of the vehicle is performed on a regular basis.
  • This Driver position will be based in Borno, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states.
  • Travel may be required.

Reporting & Supervision

  • The Project Driver reports to the Office Manager in Borno.

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

  • Assist the project staff in obtaining and facilitating movement to different project sites.
  • Arrange for vehicle repairs, when necessary, and ensure that the vehicle is kept in good working condition.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, maintenance, oil changes, etc.
  • Ensure that all required procedures and laws are adhered to when driving.
  • Collect and deliver mail or other type of correspondence, when required.
  • Provide safe transportation to passengers.
  • Assist in moving supplies, equipment and furnishings, as necessary, from one location to another.
  • Provide airport pick-up/drop-off services to official visitors of the project.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience driving a motor vehicle is required. 
  • At least 1-2 years of experience with an International Organization is preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of different regions in the country is required.
  • Working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of driving
  • Valid Nigerian Driver’s license is required.
  • Clean driving record/history is required.
  • Excellent Communication skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in English and one of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is preferred.

Job Title: Program Development Manager

Location: Abuja with Travel
Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary

  • The Program Development Manager for Yobe (PDM-Y) will lead flexible, innovative, and rapid programming activities throughout Yobe State. The primary function of this position will be to identify, articulate and propose new areas of work.
  • The PDM will report to the Chief of Party (CoP) and will serve as the principle liaison between the Yobe field team and the Senior Management Team (SMT) H/She will advise the SMT and CoP on the evolution or the political, legal and economic situation in Yobe, and provide strategic guidance on how to continuously adapt the program to ensure that it remains relevant, effective and immediately takes advantage of programming opportunities as they arise.
  • The PDM-Y will establish goals and targets with staff in the Yobe office towards achieving program and work plan objectives.
  • The PDM-Y will ensure that all processes comply with the governing international development regulations, Task Order specifications and the project’s policy and procedures.
  • The position will coordinate closely with Grants, Finance, and Procurement departments in Abuja to ensure adequate operational support to the Yobe field office and oversee timely and compliant grants management processes.
  • The PDM-Y will coordinate with the Monitoring & Evaluation teams in the Yobe office and in Abuja to ensure that lessons learned are captured and incorporated program-wide.
  • The position will be based in Abuja with extensive travel to Yobe State.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Program Development Manager reports to the Chief of Party and will provide technical leadership and oversight to the Yobe State Program Manager and the Community Development Facilitators, who will assist in activity development, activity implementation oversight and reporting.

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

  • Develop the overall program development strategy for Yobe State through constant news monitoring, contact USG partners, other donors, and regional staff;
  • Train and manage the Yobe State Program Manager, and over recruitment, training, and management of Community Development Facilitators (CDFs);
  • Manage processes and pipeline of Yobe State activity development and maintain overall responsibility of proposal submission, data entry, development of proposal content and finalization of budgets to ensure continually high standard of objectives, focus, accuracy, efficiency, and feasibility of grants to be approved;
  • Oversee the programmatic implementation and monitoring of each activity in coordination with providers, through Community Development Facilitators and in coordination with the program’s Grant & Procurement Manager. Also ensure the non-partisan implementation of each activity and the achievement of outputs as stated in the activity agreement using secondary sources of information;
  • Input to grant and procurement award processes to ensure that activity deliverables are achieved, including drafting scopes of work for service providers and implementing partners, evaluating and approving technical deliverables and setting deadlines to ensure on-time delivery of outputs;
  • Gather lessons learned from the M&E teams and periodically incorporate these into a revised Yobe State program strategy, and work with PDMs from Borno and Adamawa States to ensure lessons learned are incorporated across the program, resulting in overall improved program design;
  • Ensure that activity implementation is in accordance with USAID rules and regulations and Creative policies and procedures;
  • Identify, review and manage lessons learned and best practices for program activities through thorough completion of Final Evaluation Reports to conclude project activities;
  • Coordinate with Reporting and Communications team to provide inputs to weekly reports and success story products to donor;
  • Respond to requests from the client as needed;
  • Initiate and manage after-action reviews in coordination with Investigation and Compliance team as needed for activities after close-out.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience (including at least two years of supervisory experience) working in complex and challenging field operational contexts;
  • University degree in Political Science, Development or other related Social Sciences field is required; Master’s desired; 
  • Prior experience with international development organizations, particularly with transition programming, and/or programs that have community-level engagement is required;
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures in regards to financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, systems and grants management at international organizations is required;
  • Previous experience working in Yobe State is mandatory;
  • Willingness to travel to Yobe State up to 50% of the time;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communications capacity; and
  • Fluency in oral and written communication skills in both English and Hausa.

Deadline: 20th June, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to:

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • A cover letter


  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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