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State Coordinator in an International Non-Governmental organization (NGO)

An international non-governmental organization (NGO) is seeking resumes/CVs for a State Coordinator to serve as its state representative and coordinator for a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded responsive political party and citizen engagement program.

Position: State Coordinator  

The State Coordinator will work with the organization’s program teams based in Abuja to ensure that all program activities in the state are implemented efficiently, timely and in line with the values of the organization. S/he will work as part of the organization’s program team and assist in developing program strategy, drafting program activity proposals and reports, working with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer, and overseeing activity budgets. The State Program Coordinator performs these functions according to direction provided by the Resident Program Director (RPD) and the Resident Program Officer (RPO). This positions reports directly to the RPO with personnel development from both the RPD and RPO.

The organization is hiring individuals to work in the following states: Adamawa, Bauchi, Ebonyi and Sokoto and will include periodic travel to Abuja and other local government areas in the assigned state.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination and implementation of responsive political party and citizen engagement Program activities in the state;

Conceptualize, research, and design program interventions consistent with the organization’s program objectives in coordination with the Abuja based program team;

Develop and implement an effective coordination strategy for the state;

Research and develop time-sensitive program documents and activity budgets, activity reports, and training materials;

Research and write reports that include but not limited to political updates, activity reports, success stories, and case studies;

Maintain relationships will political parties, elected officials, civil society organizations (CSOs) and sub-grantees in the state;

Stakeholder mapping in the states;

Mobilize program participants, the media and stakeholders for events and program activities;

Update and maintain program files and program participants’ contacts for monitoring and evaluation and internal reporting;

Ensure efficiency and transparency in the use of program resources in the state;

Supervise other program staff in the state, which may include program and/or office assistants;

Advise the Resident Program Officer and senior management team on needs for program implementation strategy in line with evolving context; and

Any other duties assigned by the Resident Program Officer and/or on behalf of the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in political science, or related field; At least 3 years of professional experience in project cycle management, coordinating project activities, outreach, and/or advocacy; Substantial experience working with government officials and NGOs;

Experience writing reports and project proposals;

Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience working on international donor-funded democracy, political party strengthening and good governance programs;

Experience with project design, planning and management tools that include but not limited to log frames, Gantt charts, monitoring and evaluation plans, stakeholder’s analysis matrices, and budgets;

At least 1 -2 years of supervisory experience

Strong command of English language, with excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal communication skills;

A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace: and

Understanding of the social, political and economic context of the state; Basics financial management skills; Local language skills a must;

Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

An organized approached and ability to plan workload;

Excellent writing skills, including an ability to communicate complex ideas and policies;

Experience of event organization; Detailed oriented and organized;

Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;

Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing; and

Collaborative, team-oriented individual

To apply, interested candidates should:

Send a cover letter and current resume/CV to recruitabuja2017@gmail.com .

Please include the following in your cover letter

Minimum salary requirements (or current salary),

The State Coordinator position you are applying to

How your experience and qualifications fit the requirements, projected start date,    where you found this posting.

 

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