PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
- Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as law, political science, economics, journalism, communications, rural/community development, public administration, public policy, conflict management or other related social science field is required.
- Knowledge: 15 points
- Skills and Abilities: 10 points
- Communication and Language skills: 5 points
- Interview Performance: 70 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: Minimum of three years of progressively responsible managerial and/or project management experience. This must include at least three years’ experience working in the area of providing development assistance in two or more of the following areas: legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks; public administration and accountability; civil society strengthening and engagement; multi-stakeholder collective action for improved public service delivery; conflict prevention and peacebuilding, including countering violent extremism approaches; local governance and service delivery; elections and legislative processes; gender and social inclusion and/or youth is required.
Job Knowledge: An in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of good governance and conflict mitigation programs, tools, and analysis methods for the Nigerian context. S/he must also understand the root causes and various drivers of violent conflict in Nigeria is required.
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrable skills in prudent decision-making, project management and implementation oversight of conflict activities in Nigeria. Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently with little supervision and to transfer technical knowledge about conflict in Nigeria into project designs, reports, and policy papers. Ability to communicate PDG recommendations to other sectors for improved programming and to work in a team environment across USAID and other agencies. Ability to manage large, complex development assistance projects and to work effectively under pressure. Ability to develop and maintain high level contacts with GON, civil society, and other donors. Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office applications and the Google suite of office tools are required.
Language Proficiency: Level IV fluency in English Language, both written and spoken, is required. Language competency may be tested.