Jobs in Abuja at Action Against Hunger, February 2016

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Job Title: INGO Forum Engagement and Information Focal Point

Position Overview:
The INGO Forum Engagement and Information Focal Point will have extensive experience in the humanitarian and/or development sectors in Nigeria with a strong familiarity with the political terrain.

Specific Objectives:

  • In support to the INGO Forum and its 14 current member organizations, s/he will serve as an information focal point linking Abuja coordination with up-to-date realities in the NE through proactive engagement with identified personnel and through employment of simplified streamlined information collection and sharing techniques.
  • In collaboration with field managers of member organizations based in the NE (starting with Borno for first half of 2016), s/he will help facilitate action-oriented coordination discussions and identify opportunities for improvement, both within INGOs and on behalf of other partners/stakeholders.
  • As a main link between the INGO community and the Nigerian NGO community, s/he will actively engage with local NGOs to identify opportunities for collaboration and to build high-yielding partnership. (Leading advocacy and Representation)

Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field (minimum master degree).

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the international humanitarian/development system and the mandates of the actors involved.
  • Proven experience in influencing for policy change and practice.
  • Experience facilitating meetings in high-pressure professional setting.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in humanitarian setting.
  • Experience in an NGO (local or international), in a newspaper or research institution.
  • Knowledge of and contacts in Nigerian NGOs.
  • Willingness to learn and interest in humanitarian practice.
  • Commitment to international humanitarian standards and principles.
  • Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted strategic documents.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment and Flexibility in terms of office hours.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
  • Masters’ degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field.

Job Title:  INGO Forum Support Manager

Position Overview:
The INGO Forum Manager will be a motivated learner and a passionate activist for the improvement of the development/humanitarian situation in Nigeria and for the role of civil society in this context.

Specific Objectives:

  • As a support staff to the INGO Forum in Nigeria, she/he will compile information/data and produce briefs on humanitarian and development issues, Members’ programs and other issues as required.
  • The Manager will also assist in mobilizing Forum Members, preparing meetings, taking minutes and organizing trainings and events. This will be an opportunity for a committed worker to learn about coordination and the humanitarian sector in general, while developing research, analytical and organizational skills.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field.
  • Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
  • Flexibility in terms of office hours.
  • Experience in an NGO (local or international), in a newspaper or research institution.
  • Knowledge of and contacts in Nigerian NGOs.
  • Willingness to learn and interest in humanitarian practice.
  • Commitment to international humanitarian standards and principles.
  • Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted documents.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
  • Masters’ degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their applications by email to [email protected] Or
Apply in person to the following addresses:

Abuja Office
House No. 3,69 Crescent, 6th Avenue,
Gwarinpa,
Abuja,
FCT.

Jigawa Office
079, Unguwar Kasarau Yamma
Dutse,
Jigawa State.

Yobe Office
No. 195/196,
Don Etebet Housing Estate,
Damaturu,
Yobe State.

Borno Office
96 West North,
Damboa Road GRA,
Behind Indimi House,
Damboa Road,
Maiduguri,
Borno State.

Note

  • To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. Applications received without these specifications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, no phone calls or follow-ups will be entertained.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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