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  • Posted: May 17, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
  • (IDS)-Intercommunity Development Social Organization, formally Integrated Development Services (IDS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004 by Peace loving and law-abiding women and youth and incorporated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.60576) and was granted Specia...
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    MEAL Assistant - Conflict Prevention and Peace-building

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Primary Responsibilities
    Technical Support-Related Functions:

    • Support in the design and implementation of an M&E plan for Peacebuilding programme.
    • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of the context and responses amongst CSO’s and governmental policy.
    • Run regular review meetings with the community of Peacebuilders and partner organisations and ensure partners are producing regular and high-quality activity reports assist the partners and Peacebuilders in helping them to identify the changes that have occurred as a result of their work.
    • Take part in wider team review meetings, including contributing outcomes and indicators of impact from the Community of Peacebuilders.
    • Provide support to MERL Officer(s) in assessing extent to which partners’ initiatives are achieving the set results, writing and filing of reports.
    • Together with the MERL team, develop indicators and protocols for monitoring progress in implementation of program interventions and capacity building initiatives and generate the necessary progress reports.
    • In liaison with the Program Manager, assist in tracking and reporting progression for partners and the program.
    • Participate in and contribute to quarterly and other scheduled program performance review meetings.
    • Participate actively in contributing to documentation of “success stories” and other anecdotal information to enhance the overall quality of performance reports to the donors.
    • Share information and lessons learnt with other program staff through among others, writing of brief occasional papers for uploading into the website and internal seminars.
    • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual and final program narrative reports.

    Project Design and Development:

    • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
    • Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
    • Creating and managing long-term goals.
    • Developing a budget and operating plan for the program.
    • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
    • Writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
    • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
    • Ensuring goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality, and team member performance.
    • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
    • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
    • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
    • Analyzing program risks.
    • Working on strategy with the marketing team.

    Capacity Development:

    • Provide technical guidance and support to the Capacity Development team on advocacy issues.
    • Provide leadership in training and delivery CPP training for IDS Partners/sub grantees.
    • Provide leadership in mentoring and coaching for partners through accompaniment and quarterly site visits.
    • Liaise with the Program Manager in ensuring all advocacy capacity development needs for the partners are addressed.
    • Prepare training materials and modules to respond to the CPP training areas identified.

    Networking and Representation:

    • Establish and maintain regular contact with partner organizations, and to liaise and co-ordinate with the appropriate government bodies whenever appropriate to ensure successful project progress.
    • Negotiate collaboration with partner institutions and government departments in support of IDS and the project activities subject to approval from the supervisor.
    • Liaise and maintain contacts with government agencies and line ministries, civil societies and private sector collaborators.

    Resource Mobilization:

    • Contribute to the development of IDS fund-raising strategy and annual fundraising plan.
    • Participate in researching funding sources and donor trends to help position IDS ahead of major funding changes or trends.
    • Contribute in development of proposals for fundraising.

    Management and Implementation:

    • Plan and manage the implementation of CPP works in camps and host communities and prioritized Conflict extremism activities in full consultation and co-ordination with relevant IDS staff and other agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
    • Organize, with the logistics and finance departments materials and support needed for all field activities.
    • Through capacity building and on-site skills transfer, build a technical team that is multi-skilled, flexible and has capacity to work autonomously. Design and develop appropriate supervisory, monitoring and evaluation systems for construction projects;
    • Ensure that performance objective for CPP Assistants is set and staffs are appraised as per IDS policies and procedures;
    • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within IDS and amongst beneficiaries served by IDS.

    Compliance & Ethics:

    • Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout IDS
    • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of IDS and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

    Information and Co-ordination:

    • Provide regular updates to supervisor and team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing.
    • Represent IDS to private, governmental and non-governmental groups as and when needed.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills
    Academic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Studies, International Relations or any other related field. A Post graduate degree will be an added advantage.

    Professional Qualifications:

    • Professional training in Project Development Cycle or related fields.

    Relevant Experience:

    • At least 3 years’ relevant work experience in working with civil society organizations involved in advocacy for good governance, peace building and conflict management and/or natural resources management.

    Essential Competencies:

    • Demonstrated interest in development work.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent computer skills.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
    • Result-oriented.
    • Willingness to travel frequently.

    Complexity and Difficulty of the Work:

    • A demanding job that requires tolerance, community knowledge, project area and local political dynamics.

    Method of Application

    Note: IDS is an equal opportunity employer.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Intercommunity Development Social Organization (IDS) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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