- Knowledge: 10 points
- Skills and abilities: 10 points
- Communication and Language skills: 10 points
- Interview Performance: 70 points
Total Possible Points: 100 points
Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.
Reference checks will be made only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application letter.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Prior Work Experience:
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the design, management, and/or implementation of humanitarian and/or development activities is required.
The PMS must have a thorough and sound knowledge of humanitarian assistance including emergency response approaches in Nigeria; technical knowledge of BHA Nigeria’s humanitarian response programmatic design, implementation, and evaluation; In-depth knowledge of Nigerian culture, society, and values and strong working knowledge of computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis.
Skills and Abilities:
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within the HART Office, technical advisors and Washington, DC Nigeria Team, NGO and UN partners, and relevant USG agencies.
Professionalism: Ability to apply complex rules and processes to a variety of situations with a view toward accomplishing program objectives and meeting the needs of stakeholders; keeps abreast of changes and is able to adapt readily; shows persistence and remains calm in stressful situations.
Analytical Thinking: Uses facts and available information to develop logical assumptions; recognizes inconsistencies between facts and/or other data and draws correct inferences from information. Understands data/information collection, management, synthesis and integration.
Planning and Organization: Skillfully identifies and manages priority tasks and issues; plans for risks and allows for contingencies; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; meets deadlines and achieves results with high quality; works effectively on multiple tasks under intense time pressure.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens effectively, tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; able to explain rules and the rationale behind them; excellent use of English in written or oral presentations.
Computer and Software Skills: Possess knowledge and skills needed to effectively and efficiently use computers and office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, e-mail, and the internet; able to learn and use M&E-related programs, and tools including presentation material incorporating effective graphics.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve goals; demonstrates respect for people and is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Level IV (Fluent) English speaking and writing ability is required.