The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), a five-year DFID-funded programme (commenced in May 2016), will support the development of stronger public-sector accountability to deliver public goods and services required for poverty reduction and growth, including to women and girls by strengthening links between governance reforms and service delivery. PERL which will be delivered through three pillars, the first pillar is the Accountable, Responsive and Capable (ARC) Government pillar. ARC will work towards the goal of bringing about accountable public administration, resource management and delivery of public services at the state level, through regional reform hubs and at the federal level.
The Accountable, Responsive and Capable (ARC) Programme in Nigeria is seeking dynamic, dedicated and results-driven individuals to assume the role of a Reform Facilitator in the Kaduna office and Contracts/Consultant Manager for the Abuja office.
Position: Reform Facilitator (Kaduna)
Job Summary & Responsibilities
The Reform Facilitator will be responsible for facilitating improved governance, resource management and service delivery within Kaduna state. S/he will also be responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with government counterparts including Federal, State and Local Government, Civil society and other reform programmes and development partners.
The job holder will provide strategic recommendation for state reform activities and effective management of specific technical targets and objectives within the state; S/he will facilitate reform outreach programs and support cross learning by developing learning programs/ platforms in conjunction with the central knowledge management unit.; The job holder will oversee result tracking of state activities and will implement work plans and budgets, S/he will use a flexible responsive and adaptive approach to facilitate governance reforms while liaising with other Reform Facilitators on short term advisory support. The Reform Facilitator will join and be part of a team as being a team player is a fundamental requirement for the job holder.
Qualifications & Requirements
Interested candidates should have a degree in Economics, Public Administration, Social Sciences or related fields. S/he must have a minimum of 5years’ experience working in the public sector, on governance reform, engaging with stakeholders and should demonstrate a strong track record of delivering results on multidimensional Governance programs. The ideal candidate should also have an excellent understanding of financial and technical delivery, monitoring and evaluation of governance reform impact and reporting against results; S/he should also have experience advising successful reform interventions, display excellent communication skills and ability to develop high quality written materials. The ideal candidate must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office packages especially MS Excel and other relevant database tools.
Terms and Conditions for Employment:
The roles are based in Kaduna State and Abuja respectively with frequent travels to other ARC Reform Offices. The programme offers very competitive salary packages; however, local terms and conditions apply.
Method for Application:
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter and an updated CV through the appropriate link on our website at: www.gridconsulting.net
All applications must be submitted on or before Friday, 11th August 2017. The subject of the mail must contain the title of the position applied for and applications without a subject title will NOT be processed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.