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  • Posted on: 2 August, 2011 Deadline: 12 August, 2011
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  • The State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) is one of five State Level Programmes (SLPs) funded by DFID designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public resource use in selected states in Nigeria. SAVI is currently working in Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos states and will expand into Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara with the Programme head quarter in Abuja. SAVI is recruiting qualified candidate to fill position based in Abuja.
     
    Federal Programme Manager   Abuja

    Key Responsibilities :-
    Development and implementation of Strategic Engagement with Abuja Based federal/national level partners (CS, Media, NASS, MDAs) in support of ongoing state level activities: covering demand and supply side partnership building (linked to state level partnerships) for policy advocacy and monitoring on specific issues (e.g. MNCH, Gender in Education, Immunization and Maternal and Child Health, Climate Change, civic education etc,) As well as process related governance issues such as budget process at State level, MTSS, fiscal responsibility, public procurement, strengthening of state legislative systems, and scaling-up/replication of SAVI's' approach with guidance and support from the Abuja based Technical Team.
     
    Qualification:
    Includes a post graduate Degree in Project Management or other relevant educational background combined with relevant management experience, Minimum 10 years experience in CSO, SHoA, work with media, and work with development world.


    Federal Programme Officer   Abuja
    Engagement with government and SHoA. Capacity building and mentoring of CSOs (including planning and budget with CSO group) Advocacy Networking and Coalitions, Knowledge of State and language, Public speaking/Report writing
     
    Qualification:
     University degree or other relevant educational background combined with relevant management experience. Minimum 5/7 years experience in CSO, SHoA, work with media, work with development world, speaks English fluently. Pro-active approach and the ability to think "outside the box" when developing solutions and strategies, independent, self-driven and able to handle multi-tasks with detail-minded.


    Media Development Adviser   Abuja

    Key Responsibilities: -Development and functional management of the Programme's 'media development' strategy and framework. (ie. internal strengthening of the media on an institutional, technical and commercial footing for their greater the editorial independence and facilitating media organsiations to take up advocacy work around Development issues (V&A); The person would be part of the SAVI "Core Team" and will be expected to ensure complementarity and synergy of any media development work with the rest of the Programme; and in particular with Advocacy and Media Relations. Advice and support to state teams on 'media development' in line with the agreed programme strategy. Facilitating and / or coordinating short term TA inputs for institutional and technical capacity building with media houses in the States and in Abuja. Take the lead of the engagement and strengthening the V&A role of existing partnerships and platforms for dialogue among the media at national level (NUJ / Guild of Editors / Bureau of Chiefs / Media Owners)
     
     
    Qualification: 
    University degree, preferably mass communication with preferably a Post Graduate Qualification or other relevant educational background combined with relevant management experience. Minimum 10 years experience in CSO, SHoA, work with media, work with development world, speaks English fluently.

    METHOD OF APPLICATION

    All CVs, accompanied with an application letter stating the position applied for must be sent to the following : jobs@savi-nigeria.com. The closing date for this application is 1:00pm 12th August2011.
    If you have not received a response to your application by 31st of August 2011, please assume your application was unsuccessful.
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