About NSRP - Nigeria is the British Council’s largest operation in SSA with offices in four cities: Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Kano. NSRP is a DFID-funded programme managed by the British Council (who lead a consortium including International Alert and Social Development Direct) that aims to enhance collective efforts to identify and respond effectively to potential sources of violent conflict in Nigeria and reduce the negative impacts of conflict on the most vulnerable among the Nigerian population.
The job holder will manage all programme activities within the region and also provide technical lead in overseeing media relations, resource and logistics management in the region. S/he will be responsible for initiating and managing relationships with stakeholders in the programme. Other duties of the Regional Manager will include: providing support for the development of stakeholder engagement, conflict analysis strategies and administration of risk management policies within the region.
• Oversee satisfactory delivery of technical outputs in the region.
• Provide management and oversight to the regional team.
• Initiate and manage relationships with stakeholders, including state and local governments, state and local government advisory committees and partners organizations in the regions.
• Support development and regular updating of risk management strategy including safety and security management in the region.
• Lead on public and media relations in the region.
• Support regular conflict analysis and development of stakeholder engagement strategies.
• Provide oversight to management of resources and logistics in the region.
The Research & Advocacy Manager will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing all research and advocacy activities and stakeholders within the programme. S/he will provide leadership in preparing guidelines and budgets for project implementation of research and advocacy activities. The Research and Advocacy Manager will also be responsible for identifying programme opportunities and managing all partners involved in research and advocacy within the programme. The job holder will develop financial and technical reports to be used for both internal and external stakeholders in the project.
Lead the management of research and advocacy activities.
Lead the preparation of concept notes and budgets for implementation of research and advocacy activities.
Lead the identification of programming opportunities for attaining the outcome of the research and advocacy component.
Ensure quality assurance of reports and outputs of research and advocacy activities.
Management of NSRP Research Users Committee, NSRP Research Advisory Committee as well as other activities of the Research Component.
Management of projects with strategic partners and academic institutions.
The Senior Programme Officer will provide support for designing the frame-work of project activities and leadership for implementing project portfolios and stakeholders’ relationships within NSRP. S/he will be responsible for risk management of designated work areas as well as the procurement and management of internal and external resources in the programme. Additional responsibilities include; providing support for developing technical and financial reports and managing project-level finances, expenditure and project budgets.
• Project implementation.
• Project evaluation and reporting.
• Financial planning and management.
• Marketing and customer services .
• Relationship management.
• Line Management.
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will provide support for the implementation and management of all M&E activities at all Government levels and the programme regional offices. S/he will be responsible for inventory management of programme intervention documents and provide support for the preparation of relevant programme reports/ documents. The M&E Officer will also manage all relationships with stakeholders and partners that will enhance programme delivery and effective feedback mechanism.
• To support programme monitoring and evaluation activities at the Federal level and in focal states and LGAs.
• To support the reporting, collation, documentation, and dissemination of outputs, outcomes and impacts of programme interventions.
• To contribute to the programme’s preparation for periodic external evaluation such as quarterly, annual, mid-term and final evaluation.
• To contribute to preparation of reports to internal/external clients and customers, ensuring reporting standards are in accordance with client and corporate standards.
• Producing and managing activity and project budgets for an agreed portfolio of projects.
• To circulate relevant tools and documents as they become available on M&E of peace building as part of capacity enhancement.
• To locate, assemble and manage a collection of external resources on good M&E in peace building in collaboration with the Communications Officer, and summarise these from time to time in memos for colleagues.
• To support the inclusion of all relevant M&E activities into internal planning processes.
• To Monitor data collection, collation, storage, analysis and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy.
The Economic and Natural Resources Manager will provide leadership for the conceptualization and development of the programme activity technical design. S/he will work closely with the Regional Managers to ensure the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programme output activities at the federal, state and local levels. Additional responsibility will include; developing and managing stakeholders as well as providing overall capacity development to the NSRP delivery team. Frequent travels across selected Nigerian states may-be required.
• Lead the evolution of technical design and conceptualisation of NSRP activity under Output 2
• Working closely with NSRP Regional Managers, provide technical leadership to ensure the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of all Output 2 activities at federal, state and local levels
• Develop and manage relationships with a wide constituency of actors and stakeholders, with particular relevance to the work conducted under Output 2
• Contribute to overall NSRP strategy-setting and monitoring at a senior level, and to the overall capacity development (skills and knowledge) of the NSRP delivery team.
Download and complete the application form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ in the application form. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills' dictionary.
Please read all the documents carefully before you fill in the job application form. Telephone applications will not be considered. Completed applications should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted. We do not accept CV's, handwritten applications or expressions of interest.
The application form must clearly explain how your experience matches the above profile and include names and contact details of 3 references. We will not be able to consider any application which arrives after that date.
Please ensure that the position you are applying for is given as the subject head of your e-mail. Any application not completed on the British Council ‘application form’ will not be accepted.
Please note all posts will be filled for two years in the first instance subject to the standard probationary period.
Closing date: 14th March 2014