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JOB BRIEF The Justice and Security Dialogues (JSD) program of USIP, seeks a Project Officer (PO) for Nigeria.
This is a local position based in Yola (Nigeria).
The main role of the Project Officer will be to pilot and supervise the implementation of JSD program activities in a new site.
He / She / They will work to support the actions of USIP and those of its implementing partners, by continuously developing relationships with community and institutional stakeholders.
The project officer reports to the JSD Deputy Coordinator. This is a Personal Services Contractor position. RESPONSIBILITIES
Pilot and operationally implement the activities of the JSD program;
Guarantee the implementation and monitoring of planned activities on the field and the relationship between the project and its stakeholders;
Work closely with implementing partners to ensure activities are executed on schedule;
Ensure good project communication (in accordance with USIP's communication policy) on one hand between USIP and its implementing partners, and on the other hand with all institutional and community actors;
Coordinate and contribute to the organization and facilitation of operational meetings, dialogues, and training sessions in the new JSD program implementation site;
In close consultation with the Deputy Coordinator and Coordinator mentor and support the implementation partners of the JSD process in Nigeria;
Support technical assistance activities at the national level for the development of security strategies and policies;
Review all technical and financial reporting from implementing partners, provide guidance as needed, and liaise with the Deputy Coordinator and Coordinator to ensure timely submission of all required materials;
Provide regular detailed updates on JSD activities to the Deputy Coordinator;
Participate in internal meetings and, as needed, provide clear and precise information on the implementation of the JSD program in the new site;
Perform systems mapping, data collection, and empirical research that supports the JSD process and can feed into publications and national-level policy discussions;
Support the Nigeria JSD team, and the Washington DC team in the development of reports and political / security analysis as needed;
Be available to travel at the national level, as needed;
Perform any other task assigned by supervisors, as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS
Hold a university degree in a relevant field (international relations, conflict resolution, human rights or development) or equivalent experience.
A master's degree would be an asset;
Two years professional experience in a similar role, in rule of law, security sector reform, peacebuilding or any similar field in Nigeria;
Experience in working closely with local communities, community-based organizations and local authorities in Nigeria;
Knowledge of Northeast Nigeria, security governance, and previous experience working with the Nigerian Police Force, government officials, and civil society strong preferred;
Facilitation skills and experience training facilitators preferred;
Ability to work in a team and under pressure;
Proven experience in supporting and building the capacity of civil society organizations;
Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively motivate people and diplomatically manage relations with local partners and government officials;
Excellent written communication skills in English;
Fluency in Hausa required.
Knowledge of other local languages strongly preferred;
Willingness to work unsociable hours depending on the needs of the project. All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. How to Apply? To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of : 1.
Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire, and salary requirements. 2.
Cover letter 3.
Resume For questions about this position please email recruitment usip.org.
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Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only. USIP is an equal opportunity employer.
It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV / AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.