INTERNATIONAL ALERT: Project Officers (x2)


International Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with 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. Alert currently has field offices in 15 countries, and was active in over 40 countries and territories across the world in 2014 in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia,
Central Asia and the South Caucasus, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. International Alert began operations in Nigeria in 2011 as a partner on security governance within the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation programme (NSRP). Since then we have launched a social cohesion programme in the Northeast, while expanding our technical advisory in conflict and gender sensitivity to various governance and reform

Role Purpose: The Project Officer will be responsible for implementing Alert’s scope of work of an EU-funded consortium project led by Save the Children, to Support Early Recovery from Conflict and Resilience Building in Yobe State, under the supervision of the Project Manager. S/he will coordinate activities at sites in collaboration with stakeholders and according to the project workplan. S/he will collect quantitative and qualitative data and produce reports on activities. S/he will ensure the project is executed in compliance with Alert, donor and government regulations.

Reporting to: Project Manager

Key Responsibilities:

1. Project implementation

  • Work with the project manager to develop and update monthly, quarterly and annual
  • Implement -and support partner organisations to implement- community engagement
    activities at project sites in line with work plan and project strategy
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key project stakeholders at activity sites
  • Provide coaching and guidance for key stakeholders and partners on community
  • Monitor the conflict context in activity sites and provide feedback to project manager
  • Liaise and coordinate with other consortium members and INGOs operating in activity

2. Financial management

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

3. 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
  • Prepare activity reports and contribute to donor reports
  • Collect case study information and follow-up with project participants

4. Coordination with other consortium members, 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

6. Any other reasonable activities as determined by the line manager

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • University degree in relevant field or 2 years of equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years of work experience in community engagement. Experience with an international NGO would be an asset
  • At least 1 year of experience working in Yobe State
  • 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
  • Willingness to travel regularly to rural locations

Language Requirements: English fluency (oral and written), Hausa fluency, Knowledge of Kanuri and other languages prevalent in Yobe State would be an advantage.

Travel: Based in Damaturu with regular travel to Yobe LGAs, and sporadic travel to Alert’s Abuja and Maiduguri offices.

To apply
Please send in a CV of maximum 3 pages and a cover letter of maximum 2 pages to by 5PM January 4th 2019. Include your salary
requirements. 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.

This position is only open to Nigerian nationals. 

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