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The Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Lead will be assigned to work with the Office of the Vice President to support the NLTP in priority to create effective mechanisms for peace and conflict resolution and to implement the enabling pillars of the NLTP. He/she will work closely with the Livestock Lead.
The role will require travel across Nigeria.
Duties and Responsibilities Peace Building and Conflict Resolution focused on the NLTP priority states in:
Designing inclusive and participatory stakeholder engagements including training, capacity building and the design of conflict prevention framework with effective peacebuilding tools
Convening workshops to develop local warning signs and integrated early warning early response systems
Build capacity of states by designing around mediation and dialogue
Setting up inclusive committees on land administration and management
Adopting a multi-stakeholder approach and make recommendation to reduce proliferation of small arms light weapons
Embarking on an inclusive and participatory consultative process with the aim to develop a justice and security dialogue framework
Undertaking inclusive consultations and sensitisation on the establishment of dedicated courts for alternative dispute resolution and making criminal justice administration improvements
Designing an effective compensation framework promotes reparation for those affected by the conflict
Program Development and Coordination:
Identify technical assistance gaps in implementing the enabling pillars in NLTP pilot states
Develop TORs for relevant experts and supporting in the development of relevant concepts/proposals and reports and support to pillar specific interventions
design of proposals in coordination with the PM to delivery on said pillars
Coordinate implementation of enabling pillars of the NLTP in NLTP pilot states.
Experience, Qualification and Skills
Minimum of 8 years experience in international development, preferably in community development, peace negotiations, conflict resolution, or conflict transformation
At least 5 years’ experience in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, or relevant field
Must have demonstrated high- level leadership, interpersonal, and analytical skills
Experience with project design, management, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
Demonstrated experience effectively working with local government structures, senior government officials, civil society actors, private sector entities, and development partners
Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse teams and building partnerships
Demonstrated experience with community mobilization and empowerment, and multi-stakeholder engagement and negotiations
Demonstrated commitment to gender integration, social inclusion, and building social cohesion
Strong administrative and organization skills, commitment, attention to detail and strong forward planning skills
Hands on approach to work, with the ability to deliver on deadlines in a fast-paced and fast-changing environment, with minimal or no supervision
Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Effective inter-personal and leadership skills with an ability to develop and foster relationships across a wide range of diverse and senior stakeholders
Ability to operate and succeed in a highly political environment;
Strong analytical and management skills, including sound knowledge of strategic planning and project management tools;
Ability to use own initiative and actively look for opportunities to have an impact rather than simply be reactive
A decent understanding of how governments, businesses and international development organisations operate and how to succeed in them
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel and PPT and other relevant software and tools
Drive, motivation and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment.
Experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential.