Jobs at DFID
The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) is a coalition of the elected Governors of the country’s 36 States. It was established in 1999 with the mission to provide a platform for collaboration among all the governors, irrespective of party affiliations.
To enable states to learn from each other in a non-adversarial manner, the National Economic Council (NEC) requested NGF in 2007 to lead the development and implementation of a States' Peer Review Mechanism (SPRM) in all Nigerian states. SPRM will assist States to improve their development performance through periodic reviews of their achievements and challenges as they seek to implement their development policies, plans and programmes. The reviews will cover Policy and Strategy, Human and Financial Resource Management, Economic Development, Health, Education, Environment, Citizens Engagement, Infrastructural Development and Monitoring and Evaluation.
■Programme Coordinator, State Peer Review Mechanism, Nigeria Governor’s Forum
The NGF is looking for a Program Coordinator for an initial 12-monthperiod (with the possibility of a further extension). The initial12-month contract will be funded by the UK Department for International Development. The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management of SPRM process, including the following specific activities:
a. Providing technical s ort and uidance to states
b. Facilitating state exchanges to promote peer learning;
c. Maintaining and disseminating national, international and state innovations, good practice and accepted standards of per-formance in good governance
d. Coordinating technical and financial support to the SPRM process
e. Programme-managing the entire SPRM process, including scheduling the reviews and reporting to the NGF.
1. Masters degree in social sciences or another relevant field (PhD would be an advantage)
2. Minimum of fifteen (15) years practical post-qualification experience in governance improvement and a good knowledge of review and evaluation methodologies
3. Experience of managing large research or evaluation programmes, preferably in the area of governance.
4. Strong knowledge of various key development sectors and competence in collating, analyzing and disseminating a broad range of performance information.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to high level politicians and technocrats.
Method of Application
If you have the required skills and experience, please email your CV along with a 2 page brief on how you match the requirements and your experience of delivering the key tasks above by close of business on Tuesday, 2nd November. Please send the CV and two-page brief to the Director General of the Nigeria Governors Forum at hr@sparc-nigeria. com
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 8th November. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.