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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2022
    Deadline: Feb 7, 2022
  • Conflict and differences are inevitable. Violence is not. We partner with people around the world to ignite shared solutions to destructive conflicts. We work at all levels of society to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: Dialogue+, Media+, and Community+.
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    Project Officer

    Position Summary

    • We are looking for a professional and highly motivated Project Officer to work in close collaboration with the Project lead to implement all the project activities.
    • S/he will be responsible for effective organization of forum meetings, training workshops, and advocacy meetings, joint initiatives and other project activities as necessary.
    • S/he will provide support for the engagement and management of mentor-mentees program and fellowship for the project.
    • S/he will contribute to all reporting requirements of the project. 

    Working Relationship:

    • Supervisory Responsibility: None


    • Reports Directly to: Program Manager
    • Works Directly with: Global Affairs and Partnership team, Program Team.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Organization of forums, training workshops, and advocacy meetings, joint initiatives and other activities as needed by the project.
    • Works with the communications team to brand and disseminate messages and increase the visibility of FFARN and the project.
    • Represent Search in activities of FFARN/Urban Violence members as relevant 
    • Support logistics for the organization of activities including the development of TOR, budget TRAF, and other requests.
    • Support technical aspects of the peacebuilding and conflict management program by assisting with the development of activities/agendas/curricula as appropriate
    • Facilitate and co-facilitate Forum meetings, events, and training as required
    • Ensure implementation of activities is on time, target and budget
    • Liaise with the Global Affairs and Partnership team, partner organizations and potential resource persons as needed
    • Support the Program lead in overseeing the performance of project implementation
    • In collaboration with M&E staff, coordinate the implementation of relevant surveys, assessments, data and information collection for ongoing monitoring
    • Develop activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation
    • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to community needs, meets targets, and is carried out in line with best practices
    • Establish and maintain effective program reporting and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze and report on results) for both internal and external use
    • Integrate protection mainstreaming, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate
    • Ensure effective community engagement to create enabling environment and ownership
    • Submit weekly program updates including success stories to the supervisor and communications team
    • Ensure program filing system is up to date, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained
    • Adhere to all Search’s policies related to security, operations and transport/ logistics information

    Qualifications / Knowledge and Experience

    • BA / B.Sc or equivalent in Conflict Management, Social Sciences, International Development or other relevant fields
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in the non-profit sector preferably on conflict management/peacebuilding and community development.
    • Experience working in a multi-organizational team (international and national partners) is a plus
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing and editing
    • Demonstrate attention to details, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members
    • Experience engaging with Government authorities, religious leaders and local partners
    • Strong training and capacity building experience
    • Demonstrated understanding of the conflict dynamics in most parts of Nigeria
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members
    • Demonstrate strong emotional intelligence
    • Excellent oral and written skills and Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required
    • Fluency in English required.

    Other Relevant Competencies:

    • Accountability: Being accountable and passing on accountability for one's own actions and those of colleagues and the organization. 
    • Attention to detail: The ability to process detailed information effectively and consistently
    • Collaboration: The ability to work effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal - even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest possibilities. 
    • Creativity: The ability to come up with original and innovative ideas and solutions, to adopt points of view outside the usual parameters. 
    • Focus on Quality: Setting high quality standards and striving for continuous improvement and quality assurance. 
    • Learning Ability: The ability to absorb new information readily and to put it into practice effectively
    • Adaptability: The ability to remain fully functional by adapting to changing circumstances (environment, procedures and people).

    Method of Application


    • This position is only open to Nigerian nationals.
    • Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and the role may be filled if a suitable candidate is found.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Search For Common Ground’s International on to apply

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