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  • Ongoing Recruitment at Centre for CIVIC Education (a.k.a Transition Monitoring Group, TMG)

  • Posted on: 20 November, 2014 Deadline: 30 November, 2014
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    As part of its strategic restructuring and expansion to meet the challenges of election observation to enhance integrity and credible elections in Nigeria, the Centre for CIVIC Education (a.k.a Transition Monitoring Group, TMG) seeks to fill this following positions in its office in Abuja:

    JOB STATUS: Contractual
    SALARY SCALE: All positions are with competitive Salaries depending on experience and qualifications
    CHARACTER: Candidate holding any of the offices above must be of good character.

    National Coordinator


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategIC plan to guide the TMG
    • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization's activities
    • In addition to being Secretary of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization
    • Represent the organization at meetings and public forums. community activities to enhance the organization's community

    Operational planning and management
    • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the TMG
    • Ensure that the operation of the TMG meets the expectations of its partners, Board and funders Proeran planning and management
    • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the TMG's programs and services
    • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect
    the priorities of the Board
    • Monitor the day-fo-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
    • Oversee the planning, implementation. execution and evaluation of special projects like Parallel Vote Tabulation otherwise known as Quick Count

    Human resources planning and management
    • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery
    • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies. procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff
    • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
    • Recruit. interview and select staff that nave lhe right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's

    Financial planning and management
    • Work with staff and the Board (Treasurer) to prepare comprehensive budgets
    • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
    • Research funding sources. oversee the development of fund raising plans and write'funding proposals to increase the funds for the organization
    • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
    • Ensure that sound book keeping and accounting procedures are followed
    • Administer the funds of the TMG according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
    • Provide the Chair and Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
    • Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments

    Community relations/advocacy
    • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work ofthe TMG and to identify changes in the community
    and sector served by the TMG
    • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with Ejection Management Bodies, community
    groups, funders. political parties, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

    Risk management
    • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (partners, staff, management, VOlunteers), property. fi-
    nances. goodwin. and image and implement measures to control risks
    • Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
    • Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage

    • Higher University degree in law, humanity, Media/Communication, public administration, political science and related
    field (including professional courses)

    Knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profitl voluntary organizations
    • Knowledge of all federal and State legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards. human rights, occupational health and safety. chanties, taxation, health coverage etc
    • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization
    • Knowledge of human resources,finance and project management

    Proficiency in the use of computers for:
    • Word processing, financial management and emailing

    Personal characteristics
    • Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work en\lironment while
    maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices; and ensure that own behaviour and the be-
    baviour ot others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
    • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally,
    to achieve the goals oftbe organization.
    • Communicate Effectively: Speak, liston and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate arid effective
    communication tools and techniques.
    • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.

    • 4 or moreyears of progressive managemenf experience in a voluntary sector organization with a sound legal/human re-
    source experience

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    Human Resources/Legal Advisor


    Job description

    Human resources planning and management
    • Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
    • Assist in determining staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery
    • Work in tandem with relevant personnel in overseeing the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures
    and practices including the development of job description for all staff
    • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
    • Recruit, interview and select staff that have tbe right technical and personal abilities to help further the organiZation's
    • Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided
    • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements:
    conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings
    • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an ongoing basis and conducting an annual performance review
    • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance
    • Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures

    Legal Roles
    • Advise the organization on legal matters Answer questions and offer research based insights on legal matters
    • Review contracts and other legal documents

    Skills and Qualifications
    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a cMc field, such as erection observation, human rights, civil society development, civic organizing, etc.
    • Minimum of Bachelor's degree or higher in law, business administration. as well as experience in human resource management
    • Ability to engage in strategic planning and develop a long-term vision for project imprementation
    • Possess a strong bias for action and a keen sense of urgency
    • Ability to analyze organizational behavior as well as human behavioral characteristics and motivations
    • Self-confident and professionally tactful to be able to stand ground and convictions in 1he face of opposing opinions
    • Interested in continuous learning
    • Display leadership qualities and behaviors
    • Strong analytical abilities and skills for rationalizing business concepts
    • Ability for manpower recruitment of different department, from preparing recruitment advertisement and Sourcing employee from different Placement consultant to final selection.
    • Manpower planning, Performance Appraisal. Training. Formulation and Implementation of HR policies,
    • Exposure to function of Personnel Department and have good communication skill.
    • Strong budget and financial management skills.
    • Strong oral a d written communication skills in English.
    • Working knowledge of PC~based word processing and email technology.

    Method of Application

    HOURS OF WORK: The core hours for these positions will be 40 hours per week. Details of starting and finishing times which may vary in accordance with TMG-needs, will be notified. There will be times when post holders will be required to work outside of the normal office hours.


    Please send:

    • A curriculum vitae
    • A cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and summarising your relevant experience and suitability for the position you are applying for (not more than 2 pages in length). See job description of all positions below:
    • The names and contact details of three referees who must not be members of TMG National Coordinating Committee (the
    • Board)

    Apply via email only to the:

    National Secretariat
    Transition Monitoring Group {TMG}

    No phone calls will be entertained. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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