Nuru International Jobs for a Nigeria Field Team

Nuru International is a social venture on a mission to end extreme poverty in remote rural areas.
Nuru International is recruiting for the following:
Job Title: Nigeria Field Team
Job description

Field Team Information

  • Term: 2 year contracts in a field intensive role
  • Reports to: Team Leader
  • Start Date: Spring 2017

Team Roles*:

  • Team Leader (1 opening) – Extensive expertise in leadership and management, reports to CEO
  • Systems Program Specialist (1 opening) – Expertise in Finance, HR, and Information Management (IT) systems
  • Security Program Specialist (1 opening) – Expertise in security, intelligence operations, and counterintelligence
  • Leadership Program Specialist (1 opening) – Expertise in leadership training, curriculum development and implementation
  • Impact Programs Specialist (1 opening) – Experience in agriculture, financial inclusion program, healthcare and education programming preferred
  • Individual job descriptions will be shared after application submission. Please specify in your cover letter which role(s) you’re interested in.
Project Overview
Nuru is focused on ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas and knows that a unique solution is needed for highly fragile states:

“Fragile states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Without urgent action they will be home to more than half of the world’s poor after 2018. Declining foreign aid and other external resources are not enough to drive development and stability in these countries.” – OECD, Fragile States 2014 Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in Fragile StatesThus Nuru’s next project site will launch in 2017 in a fragile region in Nigeria. Our goal is to take a “boots on the ground” approach and hire a highly skilled team to launch this project with an established exit strategy in mind. Nuru’s model depends on the organization’s ability to identify, train and collaborate with highly capable local leaders to develop and implement sustainable poverty solutions.

The initial Nuru Nigeria project will be located in a semi-permissive environment with a fluid security situation. For this reason, the first Field Team will consist of members with prior military service, ideally from a Special Operations Forces background with combat experience. Team members will be expected to use sound judgement to make critical decisions in complex and uncertain conditions. Candidates must be able to effectively navigate the spectrum of tactical, operational, and strategic environments.

Required Skills And Attributes

  • BA in relative field; MA preferred
  • Military combat experience highly preferred
  • 3+ years of work experience in relatable field outside of military experience preferred
  • Nonprofit work experience living and working internationally in a rural environment preferred
  • Demonstrated strong leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional strategic problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Complex scenario planning and project management
  • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments
  • Ability to build deep relationships with a variety of different partners and stakeholders
  • Highest level of responsibility, discipline, and personal integrity
  • Ability to operate effectively in unfamiliar and dangerous situations
  • Passion for Nuru International’s mission

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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