Ongoing recruitment at Justice & Empowerment Initiatives (JEI-Nigeria)

Justice & Empowerment Initiatives – Nigeria (JEI-Nigeria) is a non-profit, nongovernmental
organization based in Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. We empower poor and marginalized individuals and communities to lead the changes that they would like to see in their own communities — whether greater access to justice for the poor, pro-poor urban governance and policy, or community-led insitu upgrading and development. Our work is community driven, community owned, and community sustained. Partner communities identify their needs and set priorities – e.g. addressing violence, strengthening land tenure, or building drainages. These priorities feed into all aspects of our work.

Job Title: Creative Media Officer (full-time)
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Lagos or Port Harcourt (with regular travel)
Job Description:

  • JEI-Nigeria is looking for an imaginative video/audio producer to join our team as Creative Media Officer.
  • He/she will be an innovative thinker and digital media professional, with strong technical skills, who is committed to access to justice for the poor and supporting grassroots efforts to engage in public dialogue and policy advocacy.
  • The Creative Media Officer will work with all the members of the JEI Nigeria staff, community paralegals, and Federation members, to shape the creative vision behind our many projects and to execute that vision by producing a wide variety of media (including video, photograph, and audio, among others).

Responsibilities:

  • • Work with JEI-Nigeria staff, community paralegals, and members of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation to produce short-form documentaries, advocacy campaign videos, social ads, podcasts and community radio programs, and other multi-media advocacy materials.
  • • Train community paralegals and members of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation’s Policy Advocacy Committee on videography, audio recording, photography, video and sound editing, scripting, etc.
  • • Participate in project management, development of distribution strategy, and other responsibilities that go beyond media production.
  • • Serve as a media technology resource for JEI-Nigeria, advising the organization on media technology, managing our media archive, developing and managing workflow, advising on hardware and software acquisitions, production and design technology, and more.
  • • Assist with project implementation, including strategic distribution, outreach, and audience engagement efforts, which are unique to each project.

Qualifications:

  • • At least 3 years experience working in documentary or television production, radio production, design or media and technology. Please describe the required experience in a short cover letter.
  • Candidates with more than three years’ experience are strongly encouraged to apply as well.
  • • Ability to produce short documentary films from conception to production, to editing, to final distribution. The ideal candidate will be a “jack of all trades producer,” with solid editing skills and professional videography skills and field sound recording skills.
  • • Strong technical knowledge of video and sound editing software, design software, and production equipment.
  • • Other technical and design skills are a plus (but not required). These include graphic design, motion graphics, UI design, coding, social media, etc.
  • • Experience as an entrepreneur or in a startup environment (in any sector) is a significant plus.
  • • Fluency in “broken” / Pidgin English required. Fluency in Yoruba, Egun, or Hausa languages skills a significant plus.

Remuneration:
A competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Applicants should please send a résumé/CV, cover letter, and links to reels and portfolios to Andrew Maki at[email protected] with the position title eg: “Creative Media Officer” in the subject line.

#Job Title: Accountant / Finance Manager
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

  • JEI-Nigeria is looking for a committed accounting professional with significant experience in NGO/non-profit accounting to join our team as an Accountant / Finance Manager based in Lagos to oversee financial management across offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
  • He/she will work with, train, and oversee finance-related staff in both offices and report directly to the Co-Executive Directors.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that JEI-Nigeria’s financial system runs properly in order to process financial information and generate accurate reports.
  • Ensure that internal controls are maintained at an acceptable level.
  • Manage and minimize risks affecting JEI-Nigeria’s assets.
  • Ensure compliance with JEI-Nigeria financial policies, procedures set out in this Manual and any additional donor compliance requirements.
  • Ensure timely preparation of all internal and external financial reports.
  • Work with Co-Executive Directors on project and general budgeting.
  • Be responsible for all aspects of cash management including: (1) monitoring accounts receivables, processing of staff payroll, and collection of debt and managing pre-payments; (2) direct, mentor/coach, appraise and supervise the other finance staff; and ensure that internal financial reports are generated accurately and disseminated in a timely manner.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years experience in NGO/non-profit accounting and financial management. Please describe the required experience in a short cover letter. Candidates with more experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • HND and/or B.Sc. in accounting.
  • Working familiarity with IFRS and other relevant international standards.
  • Professional certification a significant plus.
  • Experience working with Quickbooks / other accounting software a plus.
  • Supervision/management experience a plus.

Remuneration:
A competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply
Applicants should please send a CV/résumé, cover letter, and at least two professional references to:[email protected] with the position title eg: “Account / Finance Manager” in the subject line.

Job Title: Staff Attorney (full-time)
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Lagos (with occasional travel)
Job Description:

  • JEI-Nigeria is looking for a committed individual with significant civil litigation, criminal defense, and alternative dispute resolution experience to join our team as a Staff Attorney based in Lagos.
  • He/she will be an innovative thinker and with strong technical skills, who is committed to using the law as a tool for social change and supporting grassroots legal empowerment and access to justice.
  • The Staff Attorney will work with members of JEI-Nigeria staff, community paralegals, and members of grassroots movements such as the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation.

Responsibilities:

  • • Work with JEI-Nigeria’s legal team and community paralegals to provide grassroots legal aid and legal education to urban poor populations in Lagos, with a focus on persons living in slums/informal settlements, persons working in the informal economy, persons living with disabilities, and minorities.
  • • Train, encourage, and supervise community paralegals in Lagos. Draft and file legal processes and make court appearances.
  • • Conduct legal research in support of strategic litigation and advocacy.
  • • Participate in project management and other responsibilities beyond paralegal supervision, litigation, and research as part of the JEI-Nigeria team.

Qualifications:

  • • At least 5 years experience in civil litigation and criminal defense. Please describe the required experience in a short cover letter. Candidates with more than three years’ experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • • Degree in law and admission (current) to the Nigerian Bar.
  • • Demonstrated ability to use law as a tool for social change.
  • • Strong legal writing, legal research, and oral advocacy skills.
  • • Training / teaching skills required.
  • • Experience working with grassroots movements a significant plus.
  • • Training and experience in human rights law a plus.
  • • Training and experience in land law a plus.
  • • NGO project management experience a plus.
  • • Experience litigating cases before ECOWAS Community Court of Justice and/or the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights a plus.
  • • Experience as an entrepreneur or in a startup environment a plus.
  • • Fluency in “broken” / Pidgin English required. Fluency in Yoruba, Egun, and/or Hausa languages skills a significant plus.

Remuneration:
A competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply
Please send a CV/résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples from relevant work to [email protected] with the words “Staff Attorney” in the subject line.

Job Title: Mapping & Profiling Data Analyst (full-time)
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Lagos (with occasional travel)
Job Description:

  • JEI-Nigeria is looking for a committed individual with significant experience in project or field research management and sophisticated policy-oriented data analysis to join our team as a Mapping & Profiling Data Analyst based in Lagos.
  • He/she will be an innovative thinker and with strong technical skills, who is committed to supporting and strengthening grassroots data generation and turning data into meaningful tools for planning and policy advocacy.
  • The Mapping & Profiling Data Analyst will work with other members of JEI-Nigeria staff and the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation’s profiling and mapping teams.

Responsibilities:

  • • Work with the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation’s mapping and profiling teams to strengthen community profiling, mapping, and enumeration processes to ensure consistency and accuracy of data, timely data capture, and regular data review and cleanup.
  • • Analyze mapping, profiling, and enumeration data and create/generate maps, reports, and other “knowledge products” to feed into policy advocacy work and publications about our work.
  • • Identify / recruit and train team of Federation members in data analysis.
  • • Manage mapping, profiling, enumeration and other field research components of various projects to ensure project targets are achieved.
  • • Participate in project management and other responsibilities beyond mapping and profiling data analysis as part of the JEI-Nigeria team.

Qualifications:

  • • At least 3 years experience in field research or project management and data
  • analysis. Please describe the required experience in a short cover letter. Candidates with more experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • • Demonstrated skills in data collection, management, and analysis.
  • • Experience with data collection, management, and analysis software a significant plus.
  • • Strong writing and research skills.
  • • Training / teaching skills mandatory.
  • • Experience working with grassroots movements a significant plus.
  • • Training or experience in statistical analysis a plus
  • • Training or experience with GIS / mapping software a plus.
  • • Degree in social sciences or other relevant field welcome.
  • • Experience as an entrepreneur or in a startup environment a plus.
  • • Fluency in “broken” / Pidgin English required. Fluency in Yoruba, Egun, and/or Hausa languages skills a significant plus.

Remuneration:
A competitive salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Please send a CV/résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples from relevant work
to Andrew Maki at [email protected] with the words “Mapping & Profiling
Data Analyst” in the subject line.

Job Title: Policy Advocacy Officer (full-time)
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Lagos (with occasional travel)
Job Description:

  • JEI-Nigeria is looking for a committed individual with significant experience in legislative / policy advocacy to join our team as a Policy Advocacy Officer based in Lagos.
  • He/she will be an innovative thinker and with strong technical skills, who is committed to meaningful participation of the poor in policy making and supporting grassroots efforts to engage in public dialogue and policy advocacy.
  • The Policy Advocacy Officer will work with all the members of the JEI-Nigeria staff, community paralegals, and members of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation.

Responsibilities:

  • • Work with JEI-Nigeria staff, community paralegals, and members of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation to develop and implement long-term policy advocacy strategies and specific advocacy campaigns, employing a range of advocacy techniques including grassroots mobilization, coalition-building, media advocacy, etc.
  • • Train community paralegals and members of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation’s Policy Advocacy Committee on advocacy techniques and empower them to be the leaders of their own advocacy efforts.
  • • Participate in project management and other responsibilities beyond policy advocacy as part of the JEI-Nigeria team.

Qualifications:

  • • At least 3 years experience in legislative / policy advocacy. Please describe the required experience in a short cover letter. Candidates with more than three years’ experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement long-term policy advocacy strategies and manage multi-pronged campaigns.
  • • Strong writing, research, and oral advocacy skills.
  • • Training / teaching skills.
  • • Experience working with grassroots movements a significant plus.
  • • Experience doing policy advocacy related to land, urban policy, livelihoods, poverty alleviation, or other relevant topics a plus.
  • • NGO project management experience a plus.
  • • Degree in law, public policy, or other relevant field welcome.
  • • Experience as an entrepreneur or in a startup environment a plus.
  • • Fluency in “broken” / Pidgin English required. Fluency in Yoruba, Egun, and/or Hausa languages skills a significant plus.

Remuneration:
A competitive salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please send a CV/résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples from relevant work
to Andrew Maki at [email protected] with Policy Advocacy Officer in the
subject line.

NB: All Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Application Deadline: 15 November 2016.

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