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  • Program Assistant at International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

  • Posted on: 4 June, 2019 Deadline: 18 June, 2019
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  • IFES is an independent, non‐governmental organization providing professional support to electoral democracy. IFES supports citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. Since arriving in the country, IFES has been building the capacity of institutions such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Civil Society Organizations (CSO), media organizations, and the judiciary.
    Electoral violence is a unique subcategory of political violence experienced in different forms, ranging from intimidation, to destruction of property, to violent clashes resulting in loss of life. IFES defines electoral violence as, “Any harm or threat of harm to any person or property involved in the election process, or the process itself, during the election period.

    Program Assistant


    Job Description:

    • Assist Country Director and the program team in implementing project activities;
    • Help monitor the organization’s program implementation;
    • Assist in conducting training of trainers;
    • Contribute to lessons learned sessions for outreach teams and other partners;
    • Contribute to the design and preparation of training materials;
    • Assist Country Director and the program team in organizing program activities, including assessments and workshops;
    • Assist in scheduling program meetings with partners and drafting of report of such meetings;
    • Advice Country Director or designee on political/electoral developments and provide recommendations on matters related to the project goals;
    • Provide support to international and local consultants;
    • Assist in the collection and analysis of data for monitoring and evaluation of activities;
    • Draft program reports including field trip reports, weekly reports, quarterly reports and other program reports and work plan;
    • Take of minutes of program meetings and serve as rapporteur for program events;
    • Maintain detailed records of program activities and files on IFES database and cabinet;
    • Proper tracking and documentation of political and election related activities in the media;
    • Provide input on the design and formulation of new program activities;
    • Travel outside of Abuja for project activities as required;

    Perform other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Sciences, international Relations; Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in international development with at least 2 in elections, democracy and governance projects.
    • Experience in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating workshop/training.
    • Experience working on USAID, DFID and other donor funded projects
    • Experience in project management and training is highly required.
    • Computer proficiency in Microsoft
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and writing) and presentation skills
    • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
    • Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision
    • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality
    • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment
    • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness
    • Conduct himself/herself with integrity and function ethically
    • Report to Project manager and work with other program coordinators
    • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their typed written application, current resume, copies of certificates
    and three references to:

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