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  • Center for Civilians in Conflict is an international nonprofit with offices around the world working to improve protections for civilians caught in conflict zones. Our mission is to work with armed actors and civilians in conflict to develop and implement solutions to prevent, mitigate, and respond civilian harm. We are advocates who believe that no civilian caught in conflict should be ignored, and advisors who provide practical solutions to preventing and responding to civilian harm.

    Community Engagement Officer


    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Travel: Up to 40% required (domestic)
    Reporting to: Team Lead, Northeast Nigeria
    Job Type: Full-time

    About The Position

    • We are seeking for suitably qualified applicants for the position of Community Engagement Officer, Nigeria, who will be part of the CIVIC Nigeria program team. This is a full-time position.
    • The Community Engagement officer will provide subject matter technical knowledge on issues faced by communities affected by the conflict in northeast Nigeria.
    • The post holder will have representation responsibilities, working with communities/civilians, government and security force representatives, police, and other security actors, as well as CSOs/NGOs/INGOs located in the northeast.
    • The Community Engagement Officer will develop, facilitate and support CIVIC’s community engagement efforts on civilian protection and outreach capabilities through community self-protection workshops and civil-military dialogues as well as military and vigilante group workshops.

    Job Purpose

    • Provide subject matter technical knowledge and develop, facilitate, and support CIVIC’s community engagement processes.

    Key Functions

    • The Community Engagement Officer will lead CIVIC’s efforts to mobilize communities across Northeastern Nigeria to strengthen community self-protection mechanisms, to create platforms for improved civilian-military relations, to conduct field research on civilian security issues, and to lead a Protection Network and related advocacy campaigns aimed at increasing the understanding and commitment to civilian protection and harm mitigation by all groups, including local government officials, security forces, self-defense groups

    Job Responsibilities

    • Work with Team Lead Northeast, Community Engagement officer and other pertinent staff to design, manage, and implement community programs in support of CIVIC’s Nigeria program;
    • Travel regularly (with CIVIC staff and alone) across northeastern Nigeria to mobilize support for CIVIC’s work, especially in communities;
    • Support the team’s efforts to convene civilian protection committees;
    • Support, in close coordination with the team, civilian efforts to develop self-protection strategies;
    • Build strong relations with local officials, community-based and civil society organizations and like-minded INGOs;
    • Support research and drafting of publications (reports, briefing papers, etc) and advocacy materials promoting CIVIC’s Nigeria work;
    • Strategize and implement ways for programming to reflect the different protection needs of women, men, girls, boys, including those with disabilities, and increase their voice and influence around protection issues
    • As advised by line Manager, represent CIVIC with NGO networks and government stakeholders and promote effective collaborations and partnerships, especially in Borno; and
    • Perform other duties as required to further the organization’s mission and goals.


    • B.A. in International Affairs, Political Science, Social Sciences, or related area; Masters level preferred;
    • Minimum 5-7 years relevant full-time staff level work experience required, including work in active and/or recently active conflict zones and experience in community engagement, training, field research, advocacy, and project management;
    • Experience in northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region;
    • Demonstrated strong work ethic;
    • Passion for CIVIC’s subject matter and willingness to take on the responsibilities and duties as a key member of our team; and
    • English language fluency mandatory. Advanced proficiency in Hausa and Kanuri languages is required.

    Skills and Experience:

    • Well organized, collaborative, self-motivated, and able to conceptualize, manage, and plan their work even in unstable environments;
    • Deep knowledge of Nigeria including related to humanitarian and security issues;
    • In depth understanding of civilian protection issues in armed conflict;
    • Proven ability to think analytically and plan strategically, including setting objectives and identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for our work;
    • Ability to network extensively and build partnerships with community leaders and civil society organizations in sensitive political and security environments;
    • Effective in participatory facilitation, community organizing, advocacy, and leadership development;
    • Knowledge and experience in working in gender transformation and disability inclusive ways;
    • Poise, flexibility, discretion, and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in a complex atmosphere;
    • Willingness and experience working with security forces and understanding of the military/civilian/humanitarian spaces;
    • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills; and
    • Skilled communicator, presenter, training facilitator, and bridge builder with communities in conflict, civilians, and security audiences.

    Salary Range
    Commensurate with experience.

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    Program Associate - Consultant


    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Travel: Up to 40% required (domestic)
    Reporting to: Senior Advisor Programs and Senior Training Advisor
    Staff Reporting: N/A


    • CIVIC is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of Field Program Assistant, Maiduguri based who will be part of the CIVIC Nigeria program team.
    • This is a full-time consultancy, funded by DFID until the end of March 2019 but renewable.
    • This position is funded as part of the DFID Conflict Management and Stabilization Programme in North Eastern Nigeria.This is a contract position with possibility of extension.

    Job Purpose

    • Provide program administrative support and logistics towards the smooth operation of relevant training and stakeholder engagement processes in Borno.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Program support responsibilities
    • Assist the programs team with the planning and organizing of trainings/workshops, including through making travel, accommodation and other logistics arrangements.
    • Assist in setting up meetings with protection committees.
    • Keep track of project expenses and purchase receipts.
    • Takes notes of all activities, writes activity reports and shares with colleagues for finalization.
    • Proposal assistance: copying, editing, formatting and distribution; takes part in proposal meetings and keeps relevant notes.
    • Do data entry to support CIVIC’s M&E Initiatives.
    • Ensure proper and accurate filing of documents.
    • Support social media promotion of CIVIC’s activities.
    • Provide other administrative and operations support.
    • Provide logistical support to Nigeria Country Operations Manager (as required): arranging domestic travel including flights, procurement responsibilities as advised by line Manager, hotels and local transportation.
    • Provide administrative assistance: meeting and scheduling support—finding suitable times, making reservations, confirming arrangements.
    • Provide clerical assistance: formatting, possible editing, printing, drafting and mailing correspondence.
    • Attend coordination meetings on behalf of CIVIC.

    Skills and Experience:

    • Undergraduate Degree in any Arts, Sciences or Social Sciences subject
    • Minimum 1-2 years relevant full-time work experience
    • Demonstrated strong work ethic
    • Organizational skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Written and oral communication skills (English). Hausa and Kanuri strongly desired.
    • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Proven administration skills.
    • Ability to plan and prioritize workload
    • Able to work independently and show initiative
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and engage with people at all levels
    • Passion for CIVIC's subject matter and willingness to take on the responsibilities and duties as a key member of our team; and
    • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Salary Range
    Commensurate with experience.

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    Training Officer, Northeast


    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Travel: Up to 40% required (domestic; frequent travel to Abuja)
    Reporting to: Senior Advisor, Training Nigeria


    • CIVIC is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of Training Officer: Northeast Nigeria, who will be part of the CIVIC Nigeria program team.
    • Along with the Senior Advisor, Training for Northeast Nigeria, you will develop and support CIVIC’s civilian protection and harm mitigation training and outreach capabilities projects in CIVIC’s portfolio.

    Job Purpose

    • Develop and support CIVIC’s civilian protection and harm mitigation training and outreach

    Key Functions

    • Work with the program team to strategize and develop programs, finalize workshops and dialogue design, manage project design and implementation of Borno-based trainings and programs.
    • Support advocacy of CIVIC’s core issues and recommendations to government, security, and community stakeholders, civil-military engagement, representation, and advocacy in Borno/Maiduguri/Northeast Nigeria.
    • Support the design and implementation of trainings and workshops for the military, police, vigilante groups and other security actors in Borno state including scenario-based training programs for security forces engaged in operations.
    • Support the creation of civil-military community dialogues in conflict-affected LGAs across Borno state.
    • Identify new partnerships with like-minded CSOs, government agencies, and actors in the field and conduct desk and field research and assessments to inform fresh policy, practice, and training recommendations for diverse stakeholders to improve civilian protection.
    • Research and draft publications (reports, briefing papers, blogs and articles etc.) and advocacy materials discussing CIVIC’s Nigeria work.
    • Collaborations, Partnership, Networking and Outreach
    • Represent CIVIC with NGO networks and government stakeholders and promote effective collaborations and partnerships.
    • Travel regularly with over CIVIC staff and alone) to Abuja and focus communities in Borno State
    • Perform other duties a required to further the organization's mission.

    Skills Required:

    • A minimum of 5-7 years of full-time experience in several conflict environments – with specific experience in Nigeria and/or conflict-affected regions of Africa conducting training and carrying out other program work- including work in active and recently active conflict zones.
    • In-depth understanding of civilian protection issues in armed conflict with deep knowledge of Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region including related to the conflict with Boko Haram.
    • Experience in training security forces and participatory facilitation
    • Prior service in military, police, civil-defense, and/or peacekeeping preferred.
    • Experience of working with NGOs/CSOs/INGOs in a fast-paced environment is preferred.


    • B.A. in International Affairs, Political Science, African Studies, or related area; MA, MS, or JD preferred.
    • 5-7 years training and facilitation experience with police, military, or other security actors (peacekeepers).
    • Oral and written fluency in English, with Hausa and Kanuri languages preferred.
    • Well versed in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Google Apps (email, calendar, etc.).
    • An excellent team player with a can-do attitude, maturity and demonstrable work ethic, and the ability to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
    • Skilled communicator, presenter, training facilitator, and bridge builder with communities in conflict, civilians, and security audiences.
    • Strong writing and research skills.
    • Ability to think analytically and plan strategically, including setting objectives and identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for our work.
    • Passion for CIVIC’s mission and willingness to take on the responsibilities and duties as a key member of the Nigeria Team.
    • The successful candidate will have an active and curious mind, ability and desire to learn new skills and a sense of humor

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    Team Leader - North East


    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Industry: Non-profit Organization Management
    Employment Type: Full-time
    Job Functions: Information Technology

    Job Description

    • We are seeking an experienced Team Leader for its operations in Northeast (NE), Nigeria.
    • The Team Leader (TL) is responsible for leading and managing CIVIC’s NE-related programmes, working with a crop of experienced team members in the Borno office.
    • This programming focuses on the protection of civilians through training and engagement with key government and community actors.
    • The post-holder will also be responsible for managing and strengthening state-level, as well as security sector, strategic alliances and relationships.
    • S/he will be responsible for ensuring CIVIC delivers on its commitments under its programs.
    • In furtherance of that aim, she/he will ensure that all relevant CIVIC policies and procedures with respect to finance, HR, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are adhered to.
    • The post holder will play a strategic role in the mobilization and effective scale-up and management of CIVIC programs.
    • The TL will report to the Country Director, Nigeria.

    Main Responsibilities
    Leadership and Management:

    • Assume management and oversight for NE programming, including positioning CIVIC for scale-up opportunities in the NE, establishing strong partnerships and networks;
    • Lead team by example and continue to grow and develop CIVIC’s high performing team;
    • Represent CIVIC with communities, with state-level government and with relevant national level security actors present in Borno state. As advised by Country Director, with donors, partners, relevant national government bodies, and members of the INGO community, especially in Borno;
    • Work with team to ensure that deliverables are completed and workplans are implemented;
    • Monitor the implementation of the programs in the NE and ensure that they are carried out in the true spirit of the agreed objectives and results;
    • With the support of both Abuja and Maiduguri office, exercise oversight and development of budgets, keeping relevant stakeholders informed and ensuring any corrective actions are taken as needed;
    • As needed, support and co-facilitate relevant community workshops, security sectors training sessions and civil-military dialogues;
    • Coordinate management of all aspects of operational implementation, including office set-up, security, human resource planning and policies, workforce development and general procurement;
    • Conduct oversight of grants ensuring strict compliance with CIVIC national and global policies and procedures and with relevant donor regulations and agreements;
    • In coordination with program staff ensure the preparation of timely program and donor reports on project activities on the NE in compliance with internal CIVIC requirements and any relevant donor requirements.
    • Conducts routine visits to all areas of operation in the NE to track progress and provide leadership advice;
    • Mentor more junior staff members and ensure appropriate professional development;
    • In collaboration with the Country Director, Lead Security Officer and Country Operations Manager, ensure optimal safety and security management procedures and practices are in place and continually monitor the safety and security situation. When needed, work with the team to adjust staff safety and security procedures in collaboration and cooperation with any relevant security staff.
    • Oversee the implementation of CIVIC’s policies and procedures with respect to sexual exploitation and abuse, child protection and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding, fast paced and often insecure environment.
    • Extensive experience (over 7 years) of working within a senior management role within a complex country program.
    • Previous experience managing high-performing program teams.
    • Prior experience managing programs in conflict environments, including some experience working on programs focused on civilian protection, conflict prevention or conflict mitigation.
    • Experience working with vulnerable populations on sensitive conflict issues
    • Demonstrated project cycle management skills, inclusive of work plan/timeline/deliverables/, budget tracking and course corrections, and M&E
    • Demonstrated experience with high-level budget and financial management experience
    • Senior management experience of Project or Programme Manager
    • Experience managing multi-donor projects, especially DFID and EU as well as managing and working with local partners
    • Excellent organizational and coordination skills
    • Strong report writing skills and experience
    • Research and conflict analysis experience preferred
    • Capacity building experience, developing training materials and facilitating training sessions preferred
    • Excellent English language skills, spoken Hausa will be an added advantage
    • Experience of representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
    • Experience with relevant Humanitarian and Human Rights principles
    • Education: Master's or Bachelor's Degree level (or equivalent field experience)

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    Lead Security Officer, Northeast


    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Job type: Full-time
    Travel: Up to 30% required (domestic)
    Reporting to: Team Lead NE
    Matrix reporting to: Country Operations Manager

    Job Description

    • CIVIC is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of security Officer, Nigeria, who will be part of the CIVIC Nigeria program team. This is a full-time position. This position is funded as part of the DFID Conflict Management and Stabilization Programme in Northeast Nigeria.

    Key Functions
    The Security Officer will work closely with the Team Lead NE, the Country Operations Manager and the country director in the country office to:

    • Ensure compliance with CIVIC ‘s  security protocols that reflects our mandate and values, promotes accountability and high performance that enable our team deliver outstanding results for civilians and excellent customer service for our Members and donors.
    • Ensure all Country Office team, especially NE based staff, visitors and partners comply with all CIVIC Management Operating Standards and Procedures.
    • Ensure that all required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies, especially in case of security-related crisis.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Regular collection and collation and analysis of all security information across the country and field locations CIVIC work in Nigeria (INSO, relevant security agencies and embassy security networks).
    • Collect and keep movement tracking records, follow-up on movement tracking timing and file a trip completion records and report trip stoppages and hitches for immediate follow-up.
    • Prepare reports that document safety and security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches.
    • Carry out Incident/actor mapping and produce relevant reports and advisory for the CO/program team.
    • Support the planning of team travel to high-threat ares, including primary and secondary routes/modes of transport.
    • Assist in the preparation and conduct of security trainings for staff/visitors/partners.
    • Support the development and refining of scenarios and contingency plans.
    • Support the implementation of improved security SOPs across country offices.
    • Support the ID-Card Management System in the Country Office (CO).
    • Documents the changes and up-grades in the CO fleet movement and management.
    • Carry out periodic and occasioned Security field contextual assessments and generate reports for the use of both the program team and the CO.
    • Carry out/support incidents investigations both in the CO and Field Offices (FO)
    • Regular updates of security contextual changes in Abuja and various CIVIC location to the CO team.
    • As directed by the Team Lead NE, Country Operations Manager or Country Director, represent the CIVIC at any external security network meeting, especially in the NE
    • Carry out any other duty/responsibilities assigned by the TL/COM/CD
    • Coordinate closely with Country Operations Manager and HQ-based operations staff on security plans and responses to incidents.


    • Information Gathering and analysis skills using good knowledge of management practice and technologies used in the sector.
    • Solid networker, able to cultivate relationships with a broad cross-section of actors (government, security, civil society, community, and vulnerable populations).
    • Good understanding of INGOs programming.
    • Basic knowledge of Fraud and criminal investigation procedures and methods.
    • Proven ability to conduct route planning and develop security and contingency plans,
    • Critical thinking and excellent logical skills.
    • Strong proficiency in the use of Office suites. i.e. Outlook, Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
    • Nose-for-news’ and ability to spot flaws in systems.
    • Have good oral, written communication and presentations skills.


    • Honest, openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
    • Consistent excellent judgement

    Qualification & Experience

    • Degree level qualifications in any of Humanities or Sciences and Security Management. (longer period of experience can be taken in place of Degree)
    • At least four or five year work experience with an INGO holding security related functions and responsibility
    • Strong learning attitude and capacity to learning and development technical and professional skills.
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an internationally diverse environment.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    • CIVIC is dedicated to developing its staff and supporting the growth of high potential individuals therefore the ideal candidate will be one who seeks constant improvement, understands how to manage change and looks towards creative solutions to complex problems.
    • Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview.

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