Graduate Jobs at North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria
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Graduate Jobs at North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria

The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria – An International Development Organization is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Reporting Assistant

Location: Borno

Position Summary

  • The Monitoring and Reporting Assistant (MRA) proactively contributes to telling the story of the NLCB program through daily, short-term and long-term coverage of activities.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation and impact to produce compelling investigative stories.
  • Through qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques including interviews with beneficiaries, local officials and other stakeholders, the MRA helps the team learn how its activities contribute to the overall program goal.
  • This position will be based at Borno, with extensive travel to project sites and the head office in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate weekly with M&E Officer to determine priority tasks.
  • Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase for each grant in assigned areas.
  • Collect in a timely manner information on persons or communities impacted by the program’s activities or on the latest political or security development in target area.
  • Draft concise, high-quality reports, articles or summaries on a daily or ad-hoc basis on activity progress or outcome. Monitoring & Reporting Assistant should be able to identify by him/herself information and stories of relevance to the program.
  • Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts in target communities.
  • In concert with the M&E Officer, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level projects.
  • Produce a “routine monitoring report” (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
  • Accurately interpret Bills of Quantities (BoQ) and grant database file shared by head office to determine indicators according which the Officer will be evaluating projects.
  • Contribute to drafting “final evaluation reports” (FER) for each activity based on prescribed format after visiting a grant site for verification of indicators.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in FERs.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with M&E Officer when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when developing impact assessments, success stories and weekly reporting.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when additional information is needed to close grants.
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary.
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Monitoring and Reporting Assistant reports to the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (MEO).

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • BA/B.Sc in International Development, Journalism, English, Communications, Social Science, Economics, or related field is required.
  • One year of relevant experience in field monitoring, journalism, evaluation design, and/or information management is required.
  • Strong editing skills, including both line and copy editing, as well as being able to discern broader subject-matter problems.
  • Proven writing and editing skills in English with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct and lively style is required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Excellent reporting and research skills and experience writing for the Web preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills are required.
  • Knowledge of social media and multimedia technologies desired.
  • Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

Application Closing Date
4th April, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents to: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com

  • A current Resume or CV listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • A cover letter

Note: Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.

 

 

Job Title: Community Development Facilitator (CDF)

Location: Borno

Position Summary

  • The community Development Facilitator (CDF) is responsible for grass-roots development of project concepts and activity submissions.
  • The CDF will interact with community groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), associations and other groups implementing NRTI-funded activities or potential activities.
  • The CDF will work with groups to develop activity ideas and summaries, refine project concepts during the YL/GL phase, assist in the creation and negotiation of budgets, as well as be the primary field oversight for ongoing activities.
  • This position will be based at Monguno, Borno State, with program activities expected to be carried out throughout the specified LGA. Travel is expected.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Liaise with community groups, NGOs, CBOs associations and other community stakeholders to identify potential partners for the project activities.
  • Identify potential activities at the community level for project support.
  • Work with Program Manager (PM), and Abuja-based Program team, develop project ideas identified for support for YL/GL submission.
  • Work with community organizations to budget and prepare logistics activities
  • Monitor and report on routine program operational activities and scheduled program events, reporting activity summaries to PM and Abuja-based Reporting Officer.
  • Work with staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
  • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
  • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
  • Support review of final Evaluation Reports and grant closing.
  • Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
  • Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.
  • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Community Development Facilitator reports to the Program Manager, based at Borno state.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High school diploma required, University degree in Political Science, International Affairs or other related Social Sciences field is preferred.
  • Three years of general work experience with at least two years of related experience is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

Application Closing Date
4th April, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents to: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com

  • A current Resume or CV listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • A cover letter

Note: Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.