Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of 650 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 50 offices in 35 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff that is committed to its mission and values. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.
Summary of SFCG Nigeria
SFCG has worked in Nigeria since 2003, firstly producing a TV series targeting youth and social cohesion, and since 2010 growing our on the ground conflict transformation work. The program currently runs about eight projects supported by multiple governmental and multi-lateral institutions, with offices in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Jos and Maiduguri. Our programs involve people to people conflict transformation, capacity building, collaborative action, media production, outreach and conflict analysis, with strong local partners around the country. The SFCG team is currently scaling up its work, and will have approximately 50 staff nationwide, with about half of these in northern Nigeria.
Summary of Position
The Project Associate will be responsible for supporting the Project Manager managing the Plateau will Arise project to ensure, accurate/timely reporting, program support and capturing of lessons learned. The program associate will also liaise with other projects underway in Northern Nigeria, and work with the Country Director, Deputy Director and regional teams in the design and writing of follow-on projects.
The Project Associate’s duties include, but are not limited to:
Note: As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities
Minimum Qualification for the Position
The Position Holder will possess:
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, with excellent benefits
Please submit a cover letter and resume through our application system at: https://sfcg.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=327. The application deadline is September 14, 2015. Please be sure to include salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, as well as projected start date and where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.