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Open call for Project Officers & Senior Project Officers

Application deadline: 01 July 2019

SDN is expecting to secure new projects in the near future and is searching for potential candidates who could work in the role of Project Officer or Senior Project Officer. If you would like to be considered for these future job opportunities, please submit a CV (maximum 2 pages) and a cover letter (maximum one page) explaining how your experience and skills match the job description.

Note: recruitment for these positions is subject to the availability of new projects within the organisation. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The successful candidates will work in our Port Harcourt Office.

We are looking for candidates with skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Project management
  • Advocacy and campaigning
  • Community engagement, mediation and dialogue
  • Research and analysis
  • Capacity building (training and facilitation)
  • Social accountability approaches

And with technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas, preferably in the context of the Niger Delta:

  • Protection of the environment
  • Promoting good governance
  • Promoting peace and ensuring human security
  • Developing livelihoods and promoting economic diversification
  • Increasing access to (clean) energy
  • Analysing the actions and policy of government and the oil and gas industry

Please refer to the Project Officer and Senior Project Officer job descriptions for further details and requirements.

Project Officer

Job Purpose:

To participate in the implementation of SDN projects in accordance with donor requirements and SDN’s Programme Strategy and Objectives. The Project Officer reports to the Senior Project Officer.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Programme Implementation 60%
  2. Programme Administration 20%
  3. External Relations and Communications 10%
  4. Research Updates 10%

Duties:

  1. Programme Implementation:
  2. Assist the process of planning, development and implementation of the project
  3. Assist the development and implementation of research and data collection processes
  4. Assist the analysis, review and final output process for all project reporting
    1. Assist in organising and facilitating dialogue meetings, workshops and seminars with government representatives, civil society and other relevant project stakeholders
    1. Assist in monthly internal reporting and the presentation to management
  • Programme Administration:
    • Lead the execution of day-to-day activities for projects
    • Lead the documentation process for internal and external reporting and record keeping
    • Work with the project logical framework and theory of change to ensure activities are implemented effectively.
    • Use the project monitoring and evaluation framework to monitor activities, and evaluate their impact as it relates to project outcomes.
    • Analyse project documents, field research and implementation reports and generate summaries of interventions
  • External Relations and Communications:
    • Support SDN to build relationships that are key to promoting stability and development in the Niger Delta
    • Support the facilitation of regular communication and networking with local partners, local and national institutions and external actors
    • Support to the SDN external communications process by contributing to articles for the website and email distribution
  • Research Briefs:
  • Lead on identifying research areas related to security and governance, and developing research methodologies.
  • Review research and produce final drafts of publications.
  • Generate research briefs in a short period on key issues identified.

Key Qualifications:

Assessment of candidates will be based on proven experience and capacity with evidence of the following or equivalent experience as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or related field. A Master’s Degree in a similar field is desirable.
  • At least 2 years work experience in a similar position is essential
  • Knowledge of the political and socio-economic dynamics in the Niger Delta region is essential,
  • Excellent IT skills: word, excel and online communication skills;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to build and conduct effective professional working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.

Senior Project Officer

JOB PURPOSE:

To lead on the implementation of projects using SDN’s Project Management system that is designed to ensure that projects are effectively executed in accordance with donor requirements and SDN’s Programme Strategy and Operational Plans.

The Senior Project Officer (s) reports to the Assistant Programme Manager.

      Key Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Strategy and Programme Development 20%
  2. Programme Implementation 60%
  3. External Relations and Communications 10%
  4. Fundraising 10%

Duties:

  1. Strategy and Programme Development:
    1. Assist in the development and implementation of SDN’s mission and vision in the Niger Delta
    1. Assist with regular analysis of political and security developments and themes in the Niger Delta
    1. Contribute to develop and deepen SDN’s understanding of its focus areas and methods
    1. Contribute to internal and external discussions on stability and development in the Niger Delta
  2. Programme Implementation:
    1. Lead the process of planning, development and implementation of projects
    1. Lead the development and implementation of research and data collection processes
    1. Lead the analysis, review and final output process for all project reporting
    1. Produce monthly internal reporting and present to management
    1. Lead in organising and facilitating dialogue meetings, workshops and seminars with government representatives, civil society and other relevant project stakeholders
    1. Deliver insightful project communications that feed the SDN external communications process
    1. Take full ownership and responsibility for one of SDN’s functional pillars
  3. External Relations and Communications:
    1. Identify, build and leverage relationships that are key to promoting stability and development in the Niger Delta
    1. Hold regular communication and networking with local partners, local and national institutions and external actors
    1. Contribute in developing appropriate strategies for advocacy with key SDN partners
    1. Contribute to the SDN external communications process by writing articles for the website and email distribution
    1. Design and implement project communications plans that feed the SDN external communications process

Fundraising:

  • Identify and develop sources of funding that will complement SDN’s strategy and projects within the Niger Delta
    • Lead the funding application process from the initial development of concepts notes to full application submission

  Key Qualifications

Assessment of candidates will be based on proven experience and capacity with evidence of the following or equivalent experience as follows:

  • Post graduate degree in social sciences or related field
  • At least 3- 5 years’ experience in project management in the development sector is essential.
  • Donor reporting experience
  • Experience of managing teams delivering projects, a collaborative approach to team working and ability to coach and build the skills of team members
  • A proven track record of managing projects and/or project teams to deliver high quality projects which have resulted in positive outcomes for their target beneficiaries
  • Proven ability to negotiate multiple relationships with various stakeholders and local partners
  • Demonstrated planning (including budgeting) and proposal writing skills
  • General knowledge of the political and socio-economic dynamics in the Niger Delta region is essential.
  • Excellent IT skills: word, excel and online communication skills;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a covering letter (maximum 1 page) and a curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) to Daniel Bob-Manuel Admin Officer, SDN at vacancies@stakeholderdemocracy.org on or before July 1st 2019 with the position they’re applying for as the subject title

The remuneration (gross salary) for a Project Officer is NGN150,000-190,OOO (monthly) while that of a Senior Project Officer is NGN 200,000-280,000 (monthly).

Kindly note that  only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.

For further information on SDN, visit www.stakeholderdemocracy.org

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