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Job Opportunities at International Alert – Yobe and Bauchi

International Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding  organisations, with over 30 years of experience supporting communities,  advising governments, organisations and companies on how to build  peace. Alert works with people in conflict-affected and threatened areas  to make a positive difference for peace; to improve the substance and  implementation of international policies relevant to peacebuilding; and to  strengthen the peacebuilding sector.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Officer

Locations: Bauchi & Yobe

Purpose

  • International Alert has launched a twenty-four (24) months project titled “Matasa Ku Taso: Youth Arise!”, in Bauchi and Yobe states, funded by the European Commission (EC).
  • The Youth, Crisis and Fragility project builds on Alerts’ previous engagements in Yobe which highlighted that youth exclusion from decision-making on peace and security, local governance, and development is a key cause of fragility globally.
  • The overall objective of the project is to increase the leadership role of young people in addressing local drivers of conflict and fragility in Bauchi and Yobe States through enhanced youth participation in conflict prevention, mitigation and management, and increased youth access to decision-making on local development and economic empowerment initiatives.
  • The post holder will support the project coordinator in planning activities while also working with partners in activity implementation.
  • S / he will be involved in activity monitoring and liaising with project stakeholders, and periodic reporting
  • The Project Officer supports the Coordinator in planning activities, working with partners to implement, monitoring and liaising with project stakeholders, and reporting.

Key Responsibilities
Project implementation:

  • Work with the Project Coordinator and implementing partner to develop and update monthly, quarterly and annual workplans
  • Ensure financial and logistical preparation of activities in line with workplan and project strategy
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key project stakeholders at activity sites, including implementing partner staff
  • Lead and facilitate activities, as required
  • Monitor the conflict context in activity sites and provide timely feedback to the Project Coordinator
  • Liaise and coordinate with other NGOs operating in activity sites

Financial Management:

  • Plan activity expenditure and request funds in a timely and accurate manner
  • Oversee expenditure during activities (including implementing partner activities) and ensure this is in line with project outcomes, and Alert and donor policies
  • Ensure compliant financial documentation is collected during activities

Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Contribute to developing and implementing project monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative information during activities in line with M&E plan
  • Support project assessments, at inception, mid-term and end of project evaluations, including participating in data collection
  • Prepare activity reports and contribute to donor reports e. Collect case study information and follow-up with project participants

Coordination with other Alert staff and stakeholders in the region:

  • Participate actively in the management processes of the team, including team meetings, sharing of information, context analysis, and strategy development
  • Participate in relevant state level strategic forums, as delegated by line manager
  • Collaborate with the Security Officer to provide regular security and context analysis which will inform program adaptation.
  • Any other reasonable activities as determined by the line manage

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in relevant field
  • At least 4 years of work experience in community engagement or similar field. Experience with an international NGO would be an asset
  • Demonstrated experience working in the field of governance, peacebuilding and working with youth.
  • Experience working on youth’s engagement interventions in a similar context
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a high-risk security environment
  • Willingness to travel regularly to rural locations
  • English (oral and written), and Hausa fluency. Knowledge of any other languages prevalent in Bauchi and Yobe would be an advantage.

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Location: Yobe

Purpose

  • International Alert has launched a twenty-four (24) months project titled “Matasa Ku Taso: Youth Arise!”, in Bauchi and Yobe states, funded by the European Commission (EC). The Youth, Crisis and Fragility project builds on Alerts’ previous engagements in Yobe which highlighted that youth exclusion from decision-making on peace and security, local governance, and development is a key cause of fragility globally.
  • The overall objective of the project is to increase the leadership role of young people in addressing local drivers of conflict and fragility in Bauchi and Yobe States through enhanced youth participation in conflict prevention, mitigation and management, and increased youth access to decision-making on local development and economic empowerment initiatives.
  • The post holder will support the project coordinator in planning activities while also working with partners in activity implementation.
  • S / he will be involved in activity monitoring and liaising with project stakeholders, and periodic reporting
  • The Project Officer supports the Coordinator in planning activities, working with partners to implement, monitoring and liaising with project stakeholders, and reporting.

Key Responsibilities
Staff Management:

  • Line manage the Project Officer and partner State Managers based in target states, including supervision of work-planning, implementation, reporting and monitoring
  • Performance management of the Project officer in line with Alert’s HR procedures
  • Support in recruitment and supervision of technical consultants for project activities

Project Management:

  • Take overall management responsibility for the project, including developing and updating workplans and implementation strategies
  • Ensure activities implemented in line with project objectives, on time and with quality and on budget.
  • Ensure clarity about roles and responsibilities among project stakeholders
  • Monitor and continuously assess the operating context and the project activities, and recommend changes in approach accordingly
  • Ensure compliance with Alert Nigeria operational policies
  • Overall management of local partners, supporting on efficiency and effectiveness in project delivery
  • Liaise and coordinate with relevant stakeholders, particularly security stakeholders and community leaders

Financial management:

  • Develop project implementation budgets in close collaboration with the Finance and Operations team
  • Oversee and monitor project expenditure in close collaboration with the finance team, ensuring expenses are appropriate and eligible
  • Plan and forecast grant expenditure, project activities, procurement and staffing to ensure compliance with the project contract and budget and to prevent overspending or under spending

Reporting, monitoring and evaluation:

  • Oversee the production of project reports in a variety of formats (written, audio, video) as required by Alert and the donor
  • Collaborate with the M&E Officer to implement the monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Identify appropriate fora for the dissemination of project information and materials, and organize appropriate dissemination activities

Coordination with other Alert staff and stakeholders in the region:

  • Participate actively in the management processes of the team, including team meetings, sharing of information, context analysis, and strategy development
  • Participate actively in State level forums on issues related to the project, particularly the North East Peace and Security Network, to promote cross-learning and collaboration with other organisations
  • Collaborate with the Security Officer to provide regular security and context analysis which will inform program adaptation.
  • Any other reasonable activities as determined by the line manager and/or Country Director

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in relevant field
  • At least 7 years of work experience in community engagement, with at least 3 years in a management role
  • Experience with an international NGO would be an asset
  • Experience working on governance, peacebuilding and livelihood would be a strong asset
  • Experience directly supervising other staff
  • At least 2 years working in Northeast Nigeria or another emergency environment
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Good writing skills and good knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a high-risk security environment

Language Requirement:

  • English (oral and written), and Hausa fluency. Knowledge of any other languages prevalent in Bauchi and Yobe would be an advantage.
  • Travel Based in Yobe with regular travels to project sites in Bauchi, Yobe States and administration offices in Abuja and Maiduguri.

Deadline: 5pm 19th March, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV of maximum 3 pages and a cover letter of maximum 1 page in Word or PDF format as one document to: nigeria@international-alert.org using the job title and location as the subject of the email. Include your salary requirements.

Note

  • Applications that do not follow the above requirements will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful.
  • Please do not send follow-up emails or calls. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit

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