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  • Posted on: 15 February, 2016 Deadline: 25 February, 2016
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    INGO Forum Engagement and Information Focal Point

     

    Position Overview:

    The INGO Forum Engagement and Information Focal Point will have extensive experience in the humanitarian and/or development sectors in Nigeria with a strong familiarity with the political terrain.

    Specific Objectives:

    • In support to the INGO Forum and its 14 current member organizations, s/he will serve as an information focal point linking Abuja coordination with up-to-date realities in the NE through proactive engagement with identified personnel and through employment of simplified streamlined information collection and sharing techniques.
    • In collaboration with field managers of member organizations based in the NE (starting with Borno for first half of 2016), s/he will help facilitate action-oriented coordination discussions and identify opportunities for improvement, both within INGOs and on behalf of other partners/stakeholders.
    • As a main link between the INGO community and the Nigerian NGO community, s/he will actively engage with local NGOs to identify opportunities for collaboration and to build high-yielding partnership. (Leading advocacy and Representation)

    Qualifications:

    • Advanced university degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field (minimum master degree).

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
    • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the international humanitarian/development system and the mandates of the actors involved.
    • Willingness to learn and interest in humanitarian practice.
    • Commitment to international humanitarian standards and principles.
    • Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted strategic documents.
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment and Flexibility in terms of office hours.
    • Proven experience in influencing for policy change and practice.
    • Experience facilitating meetings in high-pressure professional setting.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in humanitarian setting.
    • Experience in an NGO (local or international), in a newspaper or research institution.
    • Knowledge of and contacts in Nigerian NGOs.

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
    • Masters’ degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field.

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    INGO Forum Support Manager

     

    Position Overview:

    The INGO Forum Manager will be a motivated learner and a passionate activist for the improvement of the development/humanitarian situation in Nigeria and for the role of civil society in this context.

    Specific Objectives:

    • As a support staff to the INGO Forum in Nigeria, she/he will compile information/data and produce briefs on humanitarian and development issues, Members’ programs and other issues as required.
    • The Manager will also assist in mobilizing Forum Members, preparing meetings, taking minutes and organizing trainings and events. This will be an opportunity for a committed worker to learn about coordination and the humanitarian sector in general, while developing research, analytical and organizational skills.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field.
    • Essential Skills and Experience:
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
    • Willingness to learn and interest in humanitarian practice.
    • Commitment to international humanitarian standards and principles.
    • Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted documents.
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
    • Flexibility in terms of office hours.
    • Experience in an NGO (local or international), in a newspaper or research institution.
    • Knowledge of and contacts in Nigerian NGOs.

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
    • Masters’ degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit their applications by email to recruitment.ng@acf-international.org Or 

    Apply in person to the following addresses:

    Abuja Office
    House No. 3,69 Crescent, 6th Avenue,
    Gwarinpa, 
    Abuja,
    FCT.


    Jigawa Office
    079, Unguwar Kasarau Yamma 
    Dutse, 
    Jigawa State.


    Yobe Office
    No. 195/196, 
    Don Etebet Housing Estate, 
    Damaturu, 
    Yobe State.


    Borno Office
    96 West North, 
    Damboa Road GRA, 
    Behind Indimi House, 
    Damboa Road, 
    Maiduguri, 
    Borno State.


    Note

    • To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. Applications received without these specifications will not be considered.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, no phone calls or follow-ups will be entertained.
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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