Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

International Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding  organisations, with over 30 years of experience supporting communities,  advising governments, organisations and companies on how to build  peace. Alert works with people in conflict-affected and threatened areas  to make a positive difference for peace; to improve the substance and  implementation of international policies relevant to peacebuilding; and to  strengthen the peacebuilding sector.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title:Conflict Adviser

Location: Bauchi
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Purpose

  • International Alert is part of a consortium with DAI US for the implementation of a five-year governance and service delivery improvement programme funded by USAID in the six states in Nigeria: Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Gombe, and Sokoto.
  • The purpose of this job is to provide conflict sensitivity technical assistance to the implementation of the overall governance programme including the mainstreaming of conflict sensitivity into the programme cycle and the implementation of programme activities.  

The Post Holder Will

  • Provide strategic leadership within the DAI-managed Programme Coordination Unit/Technical Delivery unit to ensure that conflict analysis is influencing programme design and implementation
  • Provide conflict sensitivity technical assistance to project components across all six states
  • Support the integration of conflict analysis into the political economy analysis of the programme
  • Act as one of the focal points for technical support and training across the implementation team, among partners and with external stakeholders in conflict sensitivity, conflict analysis, peacebuilding and social cohesion processes;
  • Coordinate six Conflict Specialists
  • Ensure effective and systematic communication and coordination with International Alert West Africa programme on context analysis, programme delivery and programme development opportunities
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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership within the DAI-managed Programme Coordination Unit/Technical Delivery unit to ensure that conflict analysis is influencing programme design and implementation
  • Oversee the management of the Conflict Assessment Framework (CAF) including the oversight of data collection, transcription, analysis and report writing.
  • Support the integration of conflict analysis into the political economy analysis of the programme
  • Collaborate with the S2S PEA Adviser to update PEA every 3 to 6 months in each focal state with conflict-relevant information
  • Ensure effective and systematic communication and coordination with International Alert West Africa programme on context analysis, programme delivery and programme development opportunities
  • Contribute to Alert West Africa knowledge management and learning;
  • Participate in organisation-wide events and discussions on related topics/projects
  • Identify adequate case studies of change and impact influenced by our Alert intervention
  • Build in system for programme to update conflict analysis on a quarterly basis alongside its PEA
  • Provide alignment between conflict and gender analysis where applicable.
  • Provide conflict sensitivity technical assistance to project components across all six states
  • Coordinate and support the Conflict Specialists and work closely with DAI-led programme team to ensure systematic monitoring of context in each of the six focal states
  • Support capacity building of all delivery teams to recognize conflict insensitivities in their work with partners (state government, CSOs, media, etc) and assist their programme adjustments in a conflict sensitive manner

 Travel Requirements:

  • The location of the position is Bauchi; however, travel to the six focal states should account for 50% of the assignment.

Person Specification
Essential Requirements:

Talents:

  • At Alert, we have introduced Talent Management to our business model as we believe talented people are crucial to the success of our work. 
  • We believe all individuals are talented and success comes in matching the right talents to the right roles. 
  • For this role, the skills, qualifications and experience listed below are important, but we believe that to be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for:
    • Logical thinking which supports the translation of complex ideas into practical programme proposals.
    • Collaboration and teamwork that builds on colleagues’ knowledge and expertise to maximise learning, strengthen programme teams’ skills and confidence and improve the quality of Alert’s programming
    • Pursuing new business opportunities with an entrepreneurial spirit and determination
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Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Social Sciences, Social Development or a related field
  • Demonstrable understanding of conflict and peacebuilding issues, and their practical application in specific contexts
  • Significant experience of managing field-based peacebuilding projects or programmes (at least 7 years)
  • Significant experience in managing and coordinate diverse teams, including remotely (5 years)
  • Experience in providing mentoring and support to a range of actors
  • Excellent report-writing, research, editing and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent communication, networking and inter-personal ability
  • Excellent strategic, analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Strong project and programme management
  • Proficiency in English
  • Sound knowledge and experience of applying conflict-sensitive approaches to development and/or humanitarian programmes including delivering trainings on these issues
  • Proven success in designing strategies and projects, project planning and impact monitoring
  • Considerable experience in working in partnerships with other organisations and/or supporting local offices

Desirable Requirements:

  • Post-graduate qualification on conflict-related studies
  • Experience will be focused on Nigeria, with special attention paid to expertise on one or more of the six focal states
  • Knowledge of participatory research methods including USAID CAF methodology
  • Knowledge of local languages.
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should please send their CV (3 pages max) and a Cover Letter (1 page max) to: nigeria@international-alert.org using “Application for Conflict Advisor” as the email subject.

Note

  • This is a local position. Candidates should have the right to work in Nigeria.
  • Applications that do not follow the requirements will not be considered.
  • Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to proceed with the recruitment

Application Deadline   28th July, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Note:

we are an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce. While all applications will be acknowledged.
• We reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement
• We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements
• Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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