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Latest Vacancies at Equal Access International (EAI), 8th October, 2018

Equal Access International (EAI) is an international not for profit organization (501c3) working throughout Asia and Africa. A communication for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, EA creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world in the areas of peace and transforming extremism, women’s and girl’s empowerment, governance, civic participation, youth development, human rights and health.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer
Location: 
Kano
Reporting & Supervision: The MEL Officer will report to the Chief of Party.
Job Ref: MEL Officer, USAID Nigeria CIPP

Summary
EAI is preparing for the USAID/Nigeria Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP), a five year, $15 million conflict management and mitigation activity that will strengthen inter-faith, inter-ethnic, and other local conflict mitigation networks to support and promote peaceful coexistence, good governance and religious freedoms in targeted communities in six focus states of Northern Nigeria, including building the capacity of state and local governments to assist communities in mitigating violent conflict and preventing violent extremism. CIPP will coordinate with USAID/Nigeria’s relevant health, basic education, and economic growth activities. This project is anticipated to be awarded by February 2019.

The Position

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer provides strategic guidance, vision and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the program.
  • This individual also supervises MEL staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all MEL activities as well as active collaboration with sub-awardees and USAID.
  • The Officer oversees all MEL activities, provides technical direction and support, and ensures the accurate reporting of results for program activities.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following or related fields: Social Science, International Development, Evaluation Research, Statistics or Economics.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in designing, managing and implementing results-based MEL activities.
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, with excellent organizational as well as English oral and written communication skills.
  • Progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation of conflict mitigation, preventing violent extremism, and/or democracy and governance programs, including working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, program beneficiaries and program staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines and tools for monitoring, evaluation, and learning, including impact evaluation.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills, and ability to work well on a team.

General Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in one of the above stated technical fields;
  • At least 5 years relevant experience; experience working on donor-funded programs, particularly USAID, is preferred;
  • Good communication skills and positive work ethic;
  • English language skills required.

 

Job Title: Chief of Party
Location:
 Kano
Job Ref: COP, USAID Nigeria CIPP

Summary
EAI is preparing for the USAID/Nigeria Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP), a five year, $15 million conflict management and mitigation activity that will strengthen inter-faith, inter-ethnic, and other local conflict mitigation networks to support and promote peaceful coexistence, good governance and religious freedoms in targeted communities in six focus states of Northern Nigeria, including building the capacity of state and local governments to assist communities in mitigating violent conflict and preventing violent extremism. CIPP will coordinate with USAID/Nigeria’s relevant health, basic education, and economic growth activities. This project is anticipated to be awarded by February 2019.

Position

  • The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the activity, ensuring an integrated approach to achieving project results.
  • The COP shall be the principal point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters, including technical matters.
  • S/he shall coordinate and ultimately be responsible for management and implementation of the activity.
  • S/he shall also be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award. S/he will be expected to proactively identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate adjustments.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Chief of Party will report to a Project Director based in Washington, DC.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, etc. or a Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant international development experience can be substituted for a Master’s degree.
  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to conflict mitigation and/or violent extremism prevention programs – at least five (5) years of which must be in senior program management, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
  • Experience working in the conflict mitigation/preventing violent extremism sector in Africa is essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and communicate his/her vision to partners and colleagues.
  • Proven experience navigating complex and high-pressure operating environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with different donors, civil society organizations, and host country government counterparts.

General Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in one of the above stated technical fields; At least 5 years relevant experience; experience working on donor-funded programs, particularly USAID, is preferred; good communication skills and positive work ethic; English language skills required.

 

 

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party
Location:
 Kano
Job Ref: DCOP, USAID Nigeria CIPP

Summary

  • EAI is preparing for the USAID/Nigeria Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP), a five year, $15 million conflict management and mitigation activity that will strengthen inter-faith, inter-ethnic, and other local conflict mitigation networks to support and promote peaceful coexistence, good governance and religious freedoms in targeted communities in six focus states of Northern Nigeria, including building the capacity of state and local governments to assist communities in mitigating violent conflict and preventing violent extremism.
  • CIPP will coordinate with USAID/Nigeria’s relevant health, basic education, and economic growth activities.
  • This project is anticipated to be awarded by February 2019.

Position

  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the COP in the management and general technical direction of the activity, ensuring an integrated approach to achieving project results. S/he acts as the COP and serves as the principle point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP. The DCOP will be responsible for all day-to-day technical activities and implementation of the activity.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Deputy Chief of Party will report to the Chief of Party.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, etc. or five years of relevant international development experience in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to conflict mitigation and/or violent extremism prevention programs – at least three (3) years of which must be in senior program management, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
  • Prior experience in awarding and managing sub-grants to local organizations to promote conflict mitigation, violent extremism prevention, and/or democracy and governance goals.
  • Experience working in the conflict mitigation/preventing violent extremism sector in Africa.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail a copy of their CV and statement of interest to: jobs@equalaccess.org with the “Job Ref” in the subject line. Documents will be reviewed by members of EAI based in Washington, DC.

 

Application Deadline 31st October, 2018.

 

Note

  • Selected candidate’s employment is dependent on USAID issuing award to Equal Access.
  • Nigerian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. EAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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