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Latest Vacancies at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Office Driver

Location: Plateau
Reports To: Administration and Logistics Officer
Supervisory Function: NA
Working Relations: Work closely with all teams

Position Summary

  • The driver will assist in the execution of SEARCH projects through safe and efficient transportation by vehicle of Search authorized passengers, transport goods and services throughout Jos and the country of Nigeria in furtherance of the execution of the responsibilities of those passengers as they relate to SEARCH projects.
  • The driver will also maintain his assigned vehicle to meet all reasonable safety standards and act accordingly in line with SEARCH policies and immediately report any needed repairs to the Admin and Logistics Officer.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintain professional and reliable driving skills; Observe general traffic rules & safety regulations and request passengers to use their seat belt inside the vehicle at all times;
  • Drive project staff and other authorized personnel to various destinations safely, as assigned;
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle e.g. accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, timely fueling of vehicle and monitoring of usage;
  • Fulfil reporting requirements and maintain proper and accurate records on vehicles; Logs all trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing etc.;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires etc. performs minor repairs and arranges for major repairs to ensure that the vehicle is kept in top performance and clean;
  • Keenly monitor the security of the vehicle, authorized passengers and luggage in line with the vehicle policy;
  • Report all major and minor damages and accidents on an assigned vehicle to the supervisor in line with SEARCH vehicle policies;
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, vehicle tool kit and necessary spare parts;
  • Ensures that in the event of an accident, SEARCH rules/policies and traffic regulations are followed;
  • Other office duties such as photocopying, faxing, scanning, relieving at the reception, handling of incoming/outgoing telephone calls, screening of visitors, etc.;
  • Perform other logistics tasks such as dispatch and collection of mails, and other relevant items as assigned, and also assist with the movement of items within the office premises.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Qualifications to Apply
Education:

  • A minimum of Primary Level schooling to ensure literacy

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 2-year experience as a professional driver;
  • Good working knowledge of Jos streets and surrounding project neighbourhood;

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license is compulsory;
  • A certificate in Defensive driving from an established driving school/firm is an added advantage;
  • Experience in maintaining and repairing vehicles and to be able to anticipate problems and immediately alert supervisor;
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources;
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required for proper documentation of movement records;
  • Good knowledge of other local languages will be an asset.

Desirable:

  • The ability to travel, even on short notice;
  • The willingness to work evenings and weekends;
  • Punctuality, reliability and respect;
  • Streetwise and security-conscious;
  • The incumbent should be able to live by the SEARCH International Code of Conduct.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Videographer

Location: Abuja

About the Project

  • Search is implementing the Advancing Religious Tolerance (ART. 38) project which aims to strengthen engagement between key stakeholders to advance conversations and responses on Religious Freedom or Belief (FORB) as a powerful force for interfaith understanding and peace to promote tolerance and address interfaith conflict by working with religious communities to collaborate in developing initiatives that curbs violent narratives tied to religious conflict in Nigeria through positive public messages of religious pluralism and respect of human rights.

Background of Assignment:

  • In line with Objective 2.3 of the Advancing Religious Tolerance (ART.38) Project – Media Peaceful Religious Narrative – that will contribute towards the development of a media campaign utilizing messaging that promotes interfaith cooperation, coexistence and countering violent rhetoric. Peace messages recorded in video formats as well as photos will be developed with the goal of adding to content of media peace campaigns, and will be disseminated across Search’s media platforms.

Job Description
We are looking for a Videographer whose overall objective is to produce a 5-minute video documentary of the ART.38 Project activities as well as the project beneficiaries.

Specific Tasks

  • Executing the entire production process including pre-production (i.e. video brief, script/writing and shooting sequence etc), principal photography (filming, sound, lighting, staging etc) and post-production (i.e. voicing/narration, subtitles, captions, editing, etc.).
  • Visit the actual locations of the subjects and prime project activities in Abuja, Kogi, Gombe, Bauchi, and Kaduna States Nigeria, to conduct one-on-one interviews, to obtain excerpts for video interviews other visual resources
  • Determine what will be an ideal location, backdrop, environment to shoot scenes or footages for video output
  • Work in close collaboration with the Search team to review raw clips and implement modifications
  • Produce a series of High Definition (HD) short videos (with subtitles where needed) detailing the key outcomes from the ART.38 Project including project activities across Northern Nigeria States, success stories/stories of change, as well as relevant portrayals of the personal lives and motivations of beneficiaries, which will eventually feed into a mini-documentary.

Qualifications

  • Over 5 years of relevant professional experience in videography or photography
  • Experience working with INGO or NGO is a plus.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Photographer

Location: Abuja

About the project

  • Search is implementing the Advancing Religious Tolerance (ART. 38) project which aims to strengthen engagement between key stakeholders to advance conversations and responses on Religious Freedom or Belief (FORB) as a powerful force for interfaith understanding and peace to promote tolerance and address interfaith conflict by working with religious communities to collaborate in developing initiatives that curbs violent narratives tied to religious conflict in Nigeria through positive public messages of religious pluralism and respect of human rights.

Background of Assignment

  • In line with Objective 2.3 of the Advancing Religious Tolerance (ART.38) Project – Media Peaceful Religious Narrative – that will contribute towards the development of a media campaign utilizing messaging that promotes interfaith cooperation, coexistence and countering violent rhetoric. Peace messages recorded in video formats as well as photos will be developed with the goal of adding to content of media peace campaigns, and will be disseminated across Search’s media platforms.

Job Description
We are looking for a Photographer whose overall objective is to produce a photo catalogue and 5-minute video documentary of the ART.38 Project activities as well as the project beneficiaries.

Specific Tasks
In close collaboration with the SFCG team:

  • Produce a photo brief, to also include a plan and sequence to produce a photo catalogue.
  • Executing the entire production process including ensuring that the proper tools, equipment and systems are utilized including concept development, photography equipment (filming, sound, lighting, staging etc), post-photography editing, effects, captions, etc.)
  • Capture and produce HD Quality Actions Photos of beneficiaries and participants, with all narratives or captions of the photos included.
  • Visit the actual locations of the subjects and prime project activities in Abuja, Kogi, Gombe, Bauchi, and Kaduna States Nigeria, to conduct one-on-one interviews, to obtain excerpts for interviews, photos and other visual resources
  • Determine what will be an ideal location, backdrop, environment to shoot footages for picture output.
  • Share a pre/post-production footage for comments and feedback from the Search team and possibly the subjects in the source materials themselves.
  • Produce a series of High Definition (HD) photos into a catalogue detailing the key outcomes from the ART.38.
  • Project including project activities across Northern Nigeria States, context resources, success stories/stories of change, as well as relevant portrayals of the personal lives and motivations of beneficiaries, which will eventually feed into a mini-documentary.

Qualifications

  • Over 5 years of relevant professional experience in videography or photography
  • Experience working with INGO or NGO is a plus.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 10th March, 2020.

Application Criteria

  • Updated resume
  • Suitability statement (this statement should include the list of equipments to be used for this type of work, list of languages spoken and the area of residence )
  • 2 reference letters from organizations who can verify the quality of the consultant’s work.
  • A sample of previous work done
  • A portfolio listing previous work done
  • Proposed budget (this should include a breakdown of logistics expenses).

Submitted offers will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and selection made according to the following criteria:

  • Excellent experience with both the content/subject-matter area
  • Consultant’s availability and ability to provide the service on time.
  • Proven experience and deep knowledge of the INGO or NGO work.

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