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  • Reporting Officer at North East Regional Initiative (NERI)

  • Posted on: 21 August, 2019 Deadline: 4 September, 2019
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    Reporting Officer



    The Reporting Officer is responsible for telling the story of the NLCB program through the development of concise, innovative and compelling communication products. S/he will oversee the production of activity monitoring reports, weekly, quarterly, annual and impact reports, success stories and snapshots. Through close interaction with the activity management teams located across North East Nigeria, the Reporting Officer will enhance NLCB’s ability to understand how its small community-based grants contribute to the larger goal of denying and undermining violent extremist groups in North East Nigeria. This position will be based at the head office, located in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel is expected.


    The Reporting Officer reports to the Deputy-Chief of Party (Programs) in Abuja.


    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

    • In coordination with senior management, designs and produces communication materials as needed for project activities, including newsletters, press releases and media briefing.
    • Takes a lead role in producing the weekly, quarterly and annual report, coordinating reporting from all field offices.
    • Under the supervision of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist, coordinates meetings at least once a week with monitoring, evaluation and reporting team in the field offices to define reporting priorities and set timelines for submission.
    • Oversees the branding and marking plan for the organization and works with staff to ensure compliance by the project and appropriate guidance to partners.
    • Ensures that all Graphic Design, Photography and Videography activities are in compliance with organizational standards and guidelines.
    • Ensures effective dissemination and distribution of the program’s media products using various approved medium.
    • Monitor and report on routine program activities and scheduled program events, recording summaries in Activity Notes captured in the OTI Web-based Database.
    • In coordination with the Program team, write up to two Project Snapshots per month, according to USAID guidelines and CR direction.
    • Analyze the sociopolitical situation in relevant areas of the program and the impact of projects as relating to thematic clusters and progress toward program objectives.
    • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
    • Support review of Final Evaluation Reports and grant closing process.
    • Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
    • Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.
    • Ensure that reports are in accordance with project communications plans and support project objectives.
    • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • University degree in political science, international affairs, English, communication, or other related social sciences field is required.
    • Four years’ work of general experience with 2 years of experience in a related field is required.
    • Self-starter with a creative mind who can work with a results-oriented team;
    • Strong editing skills, including both line and copy editing, as well as being able to discern broader subject-matter problems.
    • Proven writing and editing skills in English with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct and lively style is required.
    • Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly desirable.
    • Problem solving, stress management and time management Skills are required.
    • Knowledge of social media and multimedia technologies required.
    • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
    • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
    • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
    • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
    • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is preferable.

    Method of Application

    Qualified applicants MUST submit the following documents to by September 4th, 2019:

    • A current curriculum vitae (CV) listing all their work experience and qualifications; AND
    • A cover letter

    Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.

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