Thursday, 17 May 2012
Job Title:Blog Posting Delta Women Empowerment Initiative Read more about this organization TASK We are looking for energetic and passionate bloggers, to blog on our offical page, twitter and our "end female sexual harassment" facebook group page (over 7,000 members). Our bloggers would be expected to have depth of knowledge on issues relating to sexual harassment, human right HIV/AIDS, foreign policy, public policy, health care, poverty reduction strategy, governance, democracy and other global issues. These volunteers would be required to blog on our official blog on daily basis. Number of volunteers: 9 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Delta Women is a non-profit (NGO) organization dedicated to impacting the lives of the Delta state women worldwide. Our aim is to enable women to enhance and develop their quality of life, thereby becoming the architects of their own futures and lives by presenting opportunities for spiritual, educational, and economic transformation. Delta Women is committed to empowering women, strengthening families and transforming their communities in the process. OBJECTIVE Creating a platform for the exchange of ideas and sharing of information. Bringing together like minded individuals who will be able to stimulate sustained and consistent discourse on socio-economic and development issues. Region or country Nigeria Development topic Gender REQUIREMENTS Experience in related area of activities is important. It will be helpful to have bloggers that understand the use of videos and pictures as story telling techniques/tools. Please note that our blog is hosted on the Wordpress platform and previous experience on the use of Wordpress will be helpful. Areas of expertise Journalism and information None in particular Languages English Hours per week 1-5 Duration in weeks 13 How to Apply; http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/opportunity/opportunity_form.html?id=16363
Job Title:Security manager for country operations, Nigeria Closing Date: Tuesday, 05 June 2012 Security Manager for Country Operations This is a role for an accomplished professional looking to manage GRM's security in Nigeria Work with a dynamic in-country team of international and local personnel Be a key in-country manager for an international company Have exposure to professionals working on various aid and development projects funded by multiple donors GRM seeks to employ a Security Manager for its current project operations in Nigeria for an initial 12 months with the prospect of turning into a full time role for the right candidate. The successful candidate would be based in Abuja but will be required to travel to other parts of the country on a frequent and regular basis. The GRM International Group has been providing sustainable development throughout the world for more than 35 years. It is a recognised leader in resource and development management. Purpose of Position: The role will be responsible for the identification and management of security and related risks (including emergency response planning) relating to GRM's operation in Nigeria to ensure best practices and protection of employees, consultants and visitors, infrastructure and equipment. Assist in the provision of comprehensive, efficient, cost effective operational and tactical security service and provide strategic advice to the management. Primary Responsibilities: The role will be expected to: Ensure a safe and secure working environment for all employees, consultants and visitors. Ensure that all employees, consultants and visitors of the Nigeria local offices are given proper induction on security and safety. Ensure that relevant security and emergency response plans are maintained at all times. Provide regular feedback and recommendations to GRM's Safety and Security Manager on the effectiveness of the plans. Ensure that standard operating procedures related to security in all GRM offices in Nigeria are being followed. Conduct regular site visit and security audit in all GRM local offices in Nigeria. Effective management of security personnel. Liaise with security agencies and appropriate government authorities and keep abreast with security regulations in Nigeria. Liaise with clients, other non-governmental organizations on security arrangements. Ensure that all drivers are given proper training on defensive driving and other security and safety related trainings. Provide weekly and monthly security risk assessment report to GRM's Safety and Security Manager and Nigeria Country Manager. Any other duty relating to security and safety that maybe assigned from time to time. Reporting Requirements: The role will report directly to the Country Manager with oversight from Safety and Security Manager. Regular updates with your line manager Weekly and monthly submission of security reports and updates Exception reports as and when required Minimum education and experience required: Relevant bachelor's degree Total minimum of 7 years extensive security and safety experience acquired in military or in a semi-hostile environment Key competencies and professional expertise required: Formal certification in occupational health and safety is preferred Clean criminal record Sound auditing techniques Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong organisational, documentation and technical writing skills Effective interpersonal skills including effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills Effective leadership and management skills Can work under pressure and with minimum supervision Reliable, committed, loyal and trustworthy Willingness to travel to local Nigeria offices How to apply: Application details: If you have what it takes to make a difference please email your CV to email@example.com and please do the following: 1. State 'Security Manager – GRM Nigeria' in the subject line. 2. Explain in a cover letter how you meet the position requirements. 3. Please submit your application by the closing date of: 5th June 2012. 4. Please state in your cover letter where you saw this position advertised.
Job Title:Design flyers and electronic postcards for human rights campaign GRACE Oviawe Foundation for Educational and Social Development Read more about this organization The opportunity is no longer available TASK We are in need of a graphic designer to assist in designing materials for a new campaign on Human Rights. The designer will design: fliers, electronic postcards and letterhead. We are willing to negotiate the time frame for this task with any prospective volunteer. Number of volunteers: 1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Grace Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Benin City, Edo State Nigeria. The goal of the foundation is to help revitalize economically depressed communities in the State by providing training, educational opportunities and access to sustainable development initiatives to the disenfranchised. OBJECTIVE The program focuses on capacity building and leadership development for women- using an online listserv as a channel for communication and disseminating information. The electronic flier will enable us send out the information about our advocacy program to a wide array of audiences. Region or country Nigeria Development topic Gender Governance and human rights REQUIREMENTS Our ideal volunteer is a person with advanced graphic design experience or skill. Areas of expertise Arts Languages English Hours per week 1-5 Duration in weeks 5 How to Apply; http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/opportunity/opportunity_form.html?id=17989
Job Title:Write a movie script on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Delta Women Empowerment Initiative Read more about this organization TASK The task is to write a movie script on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) based on Deltawomen founder's personal experience; She was circumcised at the age of 13 read http://deltawomen.blogspot.com/2012/01/ediris-story.html. Number of volunteers: 6 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Our aim is to enable women to enhance and develop their quality of life, thereby becoming the architects of their own futures and lives by empowering them. OBJECTIVE The aim of this project is to use the movie as an advocacy tool, to create awareness, help victims and push for laws to stop FMG. The movie would translated to different languages and aired on many television stations. Region or country Nigeria Development topic Governance and human rights Health REQUIREMENTS Areas of expertise Arts Languages English Hours per week 6-10 Duration in weeks 12 How to Apply; http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/opportunity/opportunity_form.html?id=18009
JOb Title:Project manager - Africa, Nigeria Closing Date: Friday, 18 May 2012 As a Project Manager at FreeBalance you will be responsible for all aspects of managing the implementation of FreeBalance Government Accountability Software using solid project management principles and applying technology to government business operations. Key to the Project Manager position is the ability to demonstrate previous experience with ERP systems and understanding of Human Resource and Payroll practices. Main Responsibilities: - Plan and execute the programs/projects to meet the contractual obligations of the contract, controlling the project scope, schedule and budget - Work closely with the customer providing status updates to senior officials including project steering committee. - Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope, including meeting the project schedules and WBS tasks, submitting quality deliverables and maintaining the project's responsibility matrix - Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities. - Assess and minimize our exposure and risk on project. - Ensure project documents are complete prior to submission to the customer and stored appropriately - Use effective leadership skills to direct all phases of programs from inception through completion to include planning, evaluating whether working as a team or independently - Effectively apply our methodology and enforce project standards - Provide mentoring for project management best practices and techniques - Provide weekly and regular updates to project management office - Demonstrate a strong sense of global citizenship and willingness to engage in global initiatives at FreeBalance Education and Experience: - The ideal candidate will be a graduate from university specializing in Finance, Commerce and/or Human Resources or equivalent discipline, with experience in IT - Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in delivering development and integration services in computer application systems development - Project Management Certification - Previous experience with ERP Systems utilizing Human Resources and Payroll modules - Demonstrated experience in implementing and deploying software applications, gathering and documenting client's requirements, particularly for the implementation of software applications - Previous working experience with Governments is considered an asset - Ability to read, write, speak English fluently - Ability to speak French is considered an asset - Ability to relocate and travel How to apply: This is a full-time position supporting FreeBalance Africa customers. To apply for this position, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your cover letter and resume.
Website development Job Title:Development Partnership International Read more about this organization TASK Development Partnership International (DPI) is in the process of revitalising and re-branding itself and is working towards developing a new website, and redirecting its previous site to the current one. This task involves the development of a new word press website for DPI, which would also have forms uploaded and linked to an email address. DPI will provide all the information required for the assignment by email to the volunteer. Depending on the skill level of the volunteer, this assignment should take around two weeks. The main medium of communication would be via email. Number of volunteers: 2 BACKGROUND INFORMATION This project is part of DPI's overall revitalisation and re-branding strategy. OBJECTIVE DPI is developing new programmes including a new multimedia initiative which aims to provide anonymous counselling to young people with special needs. The development of a new website and platform will contribute to the advancement of the organisation, and our new initiatives in the long run, in addition to providing a space through which we would propagate our activities. Region or country Nigeria Development topic Youth REQUIREMENTS Mainly web development skills. Areas of expertise Arts Computing Languages English Hours per week 6-10 Duration in weeks 2 How to Apply; http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/opportunity/opportunity_form.html?id=18049
Job Title:Driver/ Registry clerk, Abuja Closing Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2012 UNDP Samora Machel Street Abuja, Nigeria DRIVER/REGISTRY CLERK Location : Abuja, NIGERIA Application Deadline : 29-May-12 Type of Contract : FTA Local Post Level : GS-3 Languages Required : English Background Under the guidance and supervision of the Administrative Associate, the Driver/Registry Clerk provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work and reliable registry services to the operations of the Common Services Unit staff in the CO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.. The Driver/Registry Clerk demonstrates a client-oriented approach, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Duties and Responsibilities Summary of key functions: Maintenance of proper registry system Effective mail management Cost recovery for pouch services Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle Provision of reliable and secure driving services Ensures maintenance of registry system focusing on achievement of the following results: Maintenance of the office filing system in accordance with the UNDP Global Filing System Opening of new subject files as required and disposal of old files in accordance with the established retention schedule Maintenance of archives, making sure files are properly stored and accessible; safe keeping of documents Provision of photocopies of material from the registry files, as requested by staff. Assistance in the collection of reference and background material from registry files Establishment and maintenance of records system of file movements within the office; maintenance of the office circulation and reading files. Preparation of correspondence and reports related to registry activities Ensures provision of effective mail management focusing on achievement of the following results: Receipt, registration, coding and forwarding of incoming faxes, letters and other correspondence to proper department/unit/officer. Registration and dispatch of the outgoing communications, including pouch, and follow-up distribution. Prepares the summary of enclosure forms and necessary documents and maintains the file on pouches received to ensure that all bags are accounted for. Ensures cost recovery for pouch/courier services focusing on achievement of the following results: Provision of information for proper prorating and billing of user agencies. Follow up with agencies to ensure reimbursement of the courier charges Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc. Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports. Competencies Corporate Competencies: Demonstrates commitment to UNDP mission, vision and values Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability Functional Competencies: Knowledge Management and Learning Shares knowledge and experience Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office Development and Operational Effectiveness Demonstrates good IT skills Good knowledge of UNDP global filing system Understanding of UNDP operations procedures Leadership and Self-Management Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure Responds positively to critical feedback and different points of view OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers) Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers) Required Skills and Experience Education: Secondary education. Some typing skills required and knowledge of sound record-keeping procedures Experience: 5 years of relevant work experience Ability to work with computer and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages. Language: Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station. Application: Interested Candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the Apply now button. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page. Please note that instead of a CV you're required to download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) from the following link: http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc Complete it and upload when prompted. Applications without a fully completed P11 form will not be considered. Only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted. The system will only allow for one attachment. Note: The UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Job Title:Country director, Abuja Closing Date: Sunday, 24 June 2012 This position is contingent upon funding. PROGRAM SUMMARY: Mercy Corps is building a program in Nigeria, focusing on conflict resolution and economic development. The CD will work to build relationships with other NGOs, donors, government, and other stakeholders to develop and build program activities that support these themes. GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: Mercy Corps is seeking a visionary leader who is capable of successfully managing a start-up portfolio of programs in Nigeria, resulting in impactful and innovative programming. As Mercy Corps' most senior manager in the country, the Country Director (CD) shapes the strategic direction and management of the portfolio, building a team and recruiting new staff as needed to manage new projects. The CD will have supervisory responsibility for the country team. The country office is in Abuja, with projects in the north supported from Kaduna along with activities in the Niger Delta. The CD will be expected to travel to these locations, while at the same time making donor/representational duties a priority in Abuja. The CD is also responsible for strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, staff security, human resource management, financial management, agency representation, and coordination with headquarters in Portland, OR, USA and Edinburgh, Scotland. The CD will ensure that country program operations are of the highest quality and standards and supportive of Mercy Corps' global and regional strategies. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Strategy and Vision Lead the annual country planning process: develop and communicate to team members and stakeholders a clear vision of present and future program goals that translates into concrete programs and work plans that achieve impact and accountability. Collaborate with team members to provide high-quality reports on program activities to donors. Program Development and Management Identify strategic program opportunities and design program interventions in key thematic areas related to conflict mitigation and economic development. Maintain oversight of all aspects of programs, ensuring progress towards achieving program objectives and pro-actively identifying challenges and solutions, in collaboration with team members. Oversee the production of high-quality proposals and reports to donors, ensuring that staff have budgeted time and resources to deliver complete reports that effectively communicate program activities. Team Management Build, supervise and provide leadership to a diverse team in field programs. Create a work environment of mutual respect that attracts motivated, skilled, and effective team members and enables them deliver excellent performance, both individually and collaboratively. Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options, and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes. Operations Management Apply Mercy Corps' Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (DM&E) principles and framework to programs to ensure the country's overall strategy includes effective, timely reporting systems for all programs. Ensure effective, transparent use of resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies/procedures. Oversee budget management of sub-grantees/sub-contractors. Build and maintain operational systems that ensure proper administrative support for programs. Representation Closely monitor and contribute to the development of UN, Donor, Governmental, and Civil Society strategies and plans; Maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as NGOs, local governments, donors, etc.; Security Coordinate with team members, including the VP of Operations and Regional Program Director on crucial events, high-risk periods, incident reporting, and security policy changes. Personal Leadership Demonstrate flexibility, resilience, and an ability to maintain positive relationships with composure. Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity. Demonstrate an awareness of his/her own strengths and development needs, as well as a willingness to improve performance. Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Between 2-5 direct reports. ACCOUNTABILITY: REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Deputy Regional Program Director WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Program staff, Senior Program Officer, Assistant Program Officer, Regional Finance Officer, Technical Support Unit team members KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: 7-10 years of field experience in international relief and development programs, including demonstrable success in managing large, complex programs in conflict settings. 5 years of senior-level leadership, capacity building, and field management experience. Previous work experience in sub-Saharan Africa and in insecure environments, with preference for experience in Nigeria. Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with host country government, private sector, INGO, NGO partners and other stakeholders in complex environments. Proven skills in financial and grants management. Prior experience with US, UN, DIFD, and EC grant management required. Successful and proven negotiation, communication, and organization skills. Ability to work effectively with an ethnically-diverse team in a sensitive environment. Fluent verbal/written English required. MA/S or equivalent in social science, management, international development, or related field preferred. SUCCESS FACTORS: Ability to navigate complex situations with diplomacy. Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills. Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members. Ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and working styles. Sense of humor appreciated. LIVING /ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: This position is based in Abuja and requires extensive travel (up to 40%) to project sites (e.g. Kaduna, Niger Delta), where security is at times high-risk. Abuja is an accompanied location suitable for spouse/partner and/or dependents. Security in Abuja is generally good, although petty crime is a problem and increased security issues throughout the country occasionally spill over to the capital. Schools, health care, water, electricity and consumer goods are all reasonably accessible, and there are good international and domestic travel options from Abuja Airport. Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues. How to apply: Apply online at our website: http://mercycorps.silkroad.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjo...
Job Title:Research associate - Strengthening the midwife service scheme with community focused interventions, Nigeria Closing Date: Saturday, 30 June 2012 Research manager - Nigeria The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Research Manager for a project entitled "Strengthening the Midwife Service Scheme with Community Focused Interventions: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Field Trial in Nigeria". The project will evaluate several community-based interventions designed to decrease maternal mortality in rural communities in northern Nigeria (Jigawa state). The project is being executed in collaboration with the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, which will be the host organization and the formal employer in Nigeria. The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. This position will be based in Abuja at the office of PPFN but will entail regular travel to the project sites in northern Nigeria. Research managers work closely with academic researchers and other field staff to perform a variety tasks including, but not limited to, the following: Program development Working in conjunction with PPFN staff to develop protocols for the interventions that will be implemented, including a community health worker program and a community media program. Working with PPFN staff to develop training materials and scripts to be use during the training and implementation of the community health worker program. Assisting in liasing with local community levels to recruit community health workers and build support for the program. Communication activities Maintaining regular communication between PIs and program development team. Meeting potential donors and current donors during their visits to Nigeria. Participating in meetings with Ministry of Health and any other government officials and other Abuja-based NGOs together with PPFN staff. Data collection Assist in the piloting of data collection methods. Assist in the training of enumerators and the establishment of the regional offices that will supervise ongoing data collection . Data Assisting in development of databases and software for data collection . Assisting in cleaning and tabulation of data collected in the field. Desired Qualifications and Experience Master's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, public health, or related fields. Experience managing program implementation or field research in health or development economics in a developing country. Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills Fluency and excellent communication skills in English Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations Knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred) or other data analysis software is preferred. Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred. Prior experience in Nigeria or West Africa preferred. We are looking for a commitment period of one year. How to apply: If you are interested, please do two things: 1. Complete the J-PAL/IPA common application indicating that you are interested in applying for a "Type 1" position. Please note: you are not required to include transcripts or letters of recommendation upon initial submission. After submitting, you can edit your application at any time and may add these materials, if requested. 2. Send an email to email@example.com , following these instructions exactly: In the subject line: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name. Attachments: Please attach ONLY your CV. In the email body: Copy exactly the following position line: 100287 JPALNigeria, Research Manager, Strengthening the Midwife Service Scheme Please do not include any text besides the position line(s) in the body of the e-mail. Adding extra text will interfere with the processing of your application.
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