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Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Nigeria Massive Recruitment 2013 | 9 Positions


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Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international NGO that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 53 offices in 30 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff who loves their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS AT SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG)

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Position
Location
1
Field Officer
Jos, Nigeria
2
Finance and Administration Assistant
Jos, Nigeria
3
Driver
Jos, Nigeria
4
Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Manager
Jos, Nigeria
5
Accountant
Jos, Nigeria
6
Communications and Learning Manager
Jos, Nigeria
7
Grant and Compliance Manager
Abuja, Nigeria
8
Logistics Assistant
Jos, Nigeria
9
Project Manager
Jos, Nigeria

Since 2003, SFCG has worked through its multi-media division, Common Ground Productions, in Nigeria, from 2004 to 2008 producing and broadcasting a TV series targeting a youth audience. In 2010, SFCG began building its engagement in Nigeria, initiating a multi-year conflict transformation program, utilising media and support to civil society in order to expand and deepen the impact of the Common Ground approach in Nigeria. SFCG has established a permanent presence in Abuja as an operational base for a number of initiatives comprising the country program.  SFCG works to support peaceful resolution of conflict in the areas of Nigeria such as the Niger Delta and Jos.

SFCG-Nigeria recently began an 18-month project which focuses on Support in Promoting Building Peace Architecture in Jos.

POSITIONS SUMMARY & QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENT

1. Field Officer
The Field Officer will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of activities, in close coordination with SFCG-Nigeria’s local partners.

Qualifications/Recruitments
  • A minimum of three (3) years of work experience in community development including facilitation, project design, and implementation;
  • At least two (2) years of experience specific to working in communities in Jos;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
  • The demonstrated ability to successfully facilitate using participatory methods;
  • The demonstrated ability to build diverse teams using a collaborative process;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • The ability to effectively liaise with government officials, partners, and community members;
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality;
  • The ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment;
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach;
  • The ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as web browsers; and
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
2. Finance and Administration Assistant
The Finance and Administration Assistant will work closely with the Accountant to support the Jos Office’s financial management, reporting, accounting, disbursements, and record keeping.

Qualifications/Recruitments
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in finance or accounting;
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience as an accountant;
  • A general grasp of Nigerian laws on labour, procurement, and severance issues;
  • Knowledge of United States, European and African major donor rules and regulations;
  • Computer literacy and word-processing skills essential, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and other accounting software;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to prioritize a complex workload, handling multiple tasks and competing demands;
  • A commitment to the aims and values of SFCG; and
  • The ability to identify and solve problems on an immediate basis.
3. Driver
The Driver will operate the SFCG-Jos Office car and to support project activities.

Qualifications/Recruitments
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a professional driver;
  • A valid Nigerian driver’s license;
  • Experience maintaining and repairing vehicles to be able to anticipate problems and immediately alert the Logistics Assistant;
  • The ability to travel, even on short notice;
  • The willingness to work evenings and weekends;
  • Fluency in English;
  • The ability to identify and solve problems on an immediate basis; and
  • A proven track record of being punctual, reliable and respectful of confidentiality.
4. Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Manager
The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for all monitoring quality assurance, indicator tracking, and evaluation activities.

Qualifications/Recruitments
  • A minimum of five (5) years of work experience carrying out design, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies;
  • At least two (2) years of field-based data collection and analysis experience;
  • A Master’s degree in a related field;
  • The demonstrated technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project and partner staff on design, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • Experience in designing M&E organisation-wide systems;
  • Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use;
  • The demonstrated capacity to coordinate and implement evaluations, including experience developing evaluation terms of reference, recruiting, training and managing a diverse team;
  • Proven experience and knowledge of the logical framework approach and results framework planning and evaluation methodologies;
  • Extensive experience analysing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming;
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills;
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality;
  • The ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment;
  • The ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines; and
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as web browsers.
5. Accountant
The Accountant, will be responsible for the Jos office grants and budget management, procurement, and will be the principle point of contact for partner’s finance staff.

Qualifications/Recruitments
  • A university degree in accounting, economics or business administration;
  • 5 years working for international NGO or similar in a finance and administration capacity;
  • Fluency in oral and written English;
  • A good grasp of mathematics and able to perform complex calculations around payments and financial operations with the aid of a calculator and computer programme (Microsoft Excel);
  • Experience managing human resource issues in Nigeria;
  • A strong knowledge of compliance regulations for European, African and United States donors;
  • Experience with budgeting and reporting to international donors;
  • Capacity to negotiate with partners and to make decisions affecting those partnerships;
  • Strong leadership and management skills; and
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain good relationships with colleagues and partners.
6. Communications and Learning Manager
The Communications and Learning Manager will manage the media component of Jos office activities, working closely with SFCG in Nigeria’s partners to produce radio programmes.

Qualifications/Recruitments
  • A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in design and implementation of media programmes;
  • At least two (2) years of technical experience in creating and hosting radio programmes;
  • The demonstrated technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project staff on design and
  • implementation of media programmes;
  • The demonstrated ability to successfully facilitate using participatory methods;
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality;
  • The ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment;
  • A proven track record of being proactive;
  • The ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, e-studio as well as web browsers; and
  • Fluency in English, both verbally and in writing.
7. Grant and Compliance Manager
The Grant and Compliance Manager will support SFCG Nigeria progammes in the key areas of grants management of local partners.  With this position, SFCG seeks to strengthen its foundation from which good programming can be launched as well as strengthen its problem-solving and prevention capabilities across its Nigeria programmes. This individual will work in close cooperation with the various departments of SFCG, including the Operations and Finance Units, and with all sectors of the Nigeria Programme. This position is a capacity building position within SFCG’s Nigeria staff and with the partners that collaborate with SFCG in its programming.

The position is based in Abuja with frequent travel to project and partners’ offices and communities. The Grant and Compliance Manager will ensure the disbursement of partner grants, timely financial reporting and compliance with donor standards and SFCG policies.

Qualifications/Recruitments
  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a major in finance, business or related area.
  • Minimum of five (5) years in a financial management role with hands-on accounting and managerial experience, preferably with at least two years in a non-profit and/or international organization.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the rules, regulations and policies associated with Nigerian-based financial regulations and grants.
  • Knowledge of European, U.S. and African major donor rules and regulations.
  • Ability to manage and train staff in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Experience developing and designing policies and procedures.
  • Strong people skills and presentation skills.
  • Experience handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to be structured in a flexible environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to influence and manage change.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation ability.
  • Strong organisational skills, with ability to meet deadlines, both prescribed and self-imposed.
  • Strong work ethic with excellent attention to detail.
  • Honest, ethical and pleasant manner with positive, can-do attitude.
  • Highly developed research skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Proficiency with business software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
8. Logistics Assistant
The Logistics Assistant will provide the main logistical support to the Jos Office, liaising closely with finance and administrative staff to ensure good recordkeeping, as well as liaising with the housekeeping staff to support the smooth functioning of the office.

Qualifications/Recruitments
  • A minimum of two years’ professional experience carrying out administrative, logistical and/or operational tasks (preferably in a non-profit setting);
  • A Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Interest in SFCG’s mission and work;
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and on tight deadlines;
  • Computer literacy proficiency, including solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint; and using the Internet for research;
  • The ability to work independently;
  • The ability to identify and solve problems on an immediate basis; and
  • An alert and positive customer service attitude.
9. Project Manager
The Project Manager is responsible for the timely implementation of the activities in the project, maintaining a cohesive and efficient action team of partners and staff, and measuring the impact of the results of the project.

Qualifications/Recruitments
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies and values, as well as possessing the required knowledge, skills and experience for the position.

Core Values and Guiding Principles
  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in ethical conduct and upholding and promoting the values of SFCG in their actions and decisions, in line with the organization’s mission to help the world understand differences and act on their commonalities.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence, discretion, sound judgment and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Valuing Diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.
Core Competencies
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Take initiative and be creative in addressing challenges and promoting solutions.
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge among staff and partners.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.
Functional Competencies
  • Strong communications skills, with proven expertise in writing cogent and convincing policy and program documents.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good strategic planning, goal-setting and prioritization skills.
  • Proven effectiveness in establishing and fostering good relations with government counterparts, donors, NGO partners and beneficiaries.
  • Ability to leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal office performance.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • An advanced degree in social sciences or related field.
  • At least seven (5) years of experience managing peace-building and/or development projects for an international NGO or multilateral institution.
  • At least five (5) years of experience managing a full-time staff of 10 or more.
  • At least three (3) years of experience working with governments, donors and civil society organizations at the international and field levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EU donor rules and regulations, and the ability to manage multi-donor funding.
  • Demonstrated financial management and program administration experience, particularly with EU grants.
  • Demonstrated budgeting, proposal writing, and grants management skills.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.
  • Familiarity with dialects indigenous to Jos region would be a plus.
SALARY
Commensurate with education and experience, with excellent benefits.

Important Date
Allp positions will close on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

HOW TO APPLY?
Please send a cover letter and resume to Nigeria@sfcg.org with the subject heading: Post Title– Jos. Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see SFCG’s web site www.sfcg.org for full details on its work.

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