Pro-Natura International Nigeria works to achieve long-lasting solutions for community development within the Niger Delta. By establishing trusted and transparent Community Foundations, PNI helps communities to lead their own development process. By building institutions, capacity, trust and confidence within the community, PNI is redefining community-led development in the Niger Delta through the Community Development Foundation Initiative.
Pro-Natura International (Nigeria) advocates that in the absence of good governance, an effectively implemented community led development process is the only viable vehicle for sustainable development, conflict resolution and economic improvement for poor and marginalised communities in the Niger Delta and elsewhere. There are no short cuts or simple solutions.
Since 1997, PNI has pioneered and successfully demonstrated participatory development with rural communities; strengthening existing institutions and creating community capacity to assess, plan, manage monitor and evaluate their own developmental needs.
Pro-Natura International Nigeria is recruiting to fill the position of:
Requirements of Successful Candidate:
University degree in any Social Science or Environmental Management field;
Masters Degree in development or any related field in development is a must;
Minimum of 5-7years relevant experience with at least 2 years middle management position;
Strong development background with experience in project management and community development;
In-depth knowledge of writing technically sound proposals to international donors such as USAID, DEID, WORLD BANK ETC;
In-depth knowledge of writing comprehensive programme reports;
A professional with vast networks within Government agencies, oil companies, development practitioners, community leaders, etc;
Ability to work under pressure in a conflict ridden environment;
Effective conflict resolution skills;
Proven presentation, writing and communication skills;
People ManagementlLeadership skills;
An understanding of due process, financial transparency and accountability;
An understanding and awareness of conflict issues and causes as they relate to the Niger Delta would be an advantage and
Successful candidate will be required to travel to all project fields for monitoring and supervision.
Participate in the administration and coordination of programmes;
Supervise other programme assistants/facilitators;
Produce reports and contribute to fundraising and project proposals;
Liaise with governments and other key stakeholders at a senior level;
Interact with community partners and oversee progress of community programmes;
Provide technical advice when required to community partners in the fields of rural development and management;
Promote participatory decision making and participatory processes within community institutions;
Perform other assigned duties as delegated by the Executive Director from time to time;
Manages all fund development activities, including grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donors, event planning, and identifying new resources. Actively seeks and maintains a diverse donor base of individual, business, foundation and government segments;
Promotes the organisation’s visibility and welfare through participation and membership in community forums, civic organisations and activities that are aligned with its mission and vision;
Oversees and supports the development, design and delivery of program initiatives, assuring that the goals and objectives are aligned with the organisation’s overall strategic plan;
Oversees and supports the administrative components of all program services, including contract negotiations, contract and grant reporting and contracted work
Provides for quality assurance monitoring of the Organisations programs, assuring correction of any deficiencies in program services
Interested candidates should send their applications with curriculum vitae (CV) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org