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  • Posted on: 7 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Nuru International is seeking experienced and motivated professionals to use their skills to help end extreme poverty forever.
    We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

    Field Team


    Term: 2 year contracts in a field intensive role
    Reports to: Team Leader
    Start Date: Spring 2017

    Team Roles
    Team Leader (1 opening) - Extensive expertise in leadership and management, reports to CEO
    Systems Program Specialist (1 opening) - Expertise in Finance, HR, and Information Management (IT) systems
    Security Program Specialist (1 opening) - Expertise in security, intelligence operations, and counterintelligence
    Leadership Program Specialist (1 opening) - Expertise in leadership training, curriculum development and implementation
    Impact Programs Specialist (1 opening) - Experience in agriculture, financial inclusion program, healthcare and education programming preferred

    Individual job descriptions will be shared after application submission. Please specify in your cover letter which role(s) you’re interested in.

    Project Overview:
    Nuru is focused on ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas and knows that a unique solution is needed for highly fragile states:

    “Fragile states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Without urgent action they will be home to more than half of the world’s poor after 2018. Declining foreign aid and other external resources are not enough to drive development and stability in these countries.” – OECD, Fragile States 2014 Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in Fragile States

    Thus Nuru’s next project site will launch in 2017 in a fragile region in Nigeria. Our goal is to take a “boots on the ground” approach and hire a highly skilled team to launch this project with an established exit strategy in mind. Nuru’s model depends on the organization’s ability to identify, train and collaborate with highly capable local leaders to develop and implement sustainable poverty solutions.

    The initial Nuru Nigeria project will be located in a semi-permissive environment with a fluid security situation. For this reason, the first Field Team will consist of members with prior military service, ideally from a Special Operations Forces background with combat experience. Team members will be expected to use sound judgement to make critical decisions in complex and uncertain conditions. Candidates must be able to effectively navigate the spectrum of tactical, operational, and strategic environments.

    Required Skills and Attributes:

    • BA in relative field; MA preferred
    • Military combat experience highly preferred
    • 3+ years of work experience in relatable field outside of military experience preferred
    • Nonprofit work experience living and working internationally in a rural environment preferred
    • Demonstrated strong leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
    • Exceptional strategic problem-solving and critical thinking skills
    • Complex scenario planning and project management
    • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments
    • Ability to build deep relationships with a variety of different partners and stakeholders
    • Highest level of responsibility, discipline, and personal integrity
    • Ability to operate effectively in unfamiliar and dangerous situations
    • Passion for Nuru International’s mission

    Method of Application

    Please apply below by uploading your resume/CV and cover letter- detailing which team role(s) you’re interested in, and how your skills and experience meet the Required Skills and Attributes as well as basic expectations of the role.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nuru International career website on to apply

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