• Vacancy at ActionAid Nigeria

  • Posted on: 20 April, 2015 Deadline: 30 April, 2015
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    Governance Advisor


    Are you qualified to join our super dynamic Governance team? AAN is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Governance Advisor.

    Are you qualified to join our super dynamic Governance team? AAN is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Governance Advisor.

    Person Specifications - Education/Qualifications

    • First Degree in Social Sciences, Arts or Humanities is essential.
    • Master’s degree in relevant studies is essential.


    • At least 7 years minimum working experience is essential
    • At least three years’ experience in budget interventions is essential
    • Experience in the Nigerian Policy environment including the budget process is essential
    • Experience of community based work, engagements with CBOs and capacity building is desirable


    • Strong communication and writing skills is essential
    • Ability to provide practical solutions within set deadlines is essential
    • Excellent skills to motivate and inspire a functional team will be essential
    • Strong analytical/problem solving skills is essential
    • Multi-tasking skills is essential
    • Negotiation skills is essential
    • Excellent planning and prioritization skills is essential
    • Highly numerate and excellent skills in Programme Information Management is desirable   
    • Membership of relevant professional institute is desirable

    Personal Qualities

    • Integrity
    • Creative and takes initiative
    • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
    • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
    • Self-motivated person able to work without close supervision
    • Proven Leadership Qualities

    Method of Application

    All interested candidates should complete the application form accessed from www.actionaid.org/nigeria. Applications should be sent in an MSWord attachment to vacancy.nigeria@actionaid.org. See top right. Only electronically submitted forms will be considered.Scanned application forms will be disregarded.

    Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for e.g. Ibrahim, Joy: Governance Advisor

    ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

    Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th April 2015. While we respect all applicants, interview date will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.

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