We work in Nigeria to help the country meet its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
DFID Nigeria is responsible for managing the British Government’s contribution to development in Nigeria, with the objective of supporting government and development partners at federal and state levels to reduce poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal.
Nigeria has a quarter of Africa’s extreme poor, with about 100 million of a population of 158 million living on less than £1 a day.
More than 100 women die every day from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Over 2,000 children under 5 die every day from preventable diseases and 8.5 million children do not go to school (the most of any country in the world).
- Lead conflict analysis for northern Nigeria, conducting robust and strategic conflict analysis and providing quality crosscutting conflict advice and analysis for DFID programmes in northern Nigeria, across our Governance, Humanitarian, Human Development and Growth portfolios.
- Support the implementation and monitoring of key programmes in conflict prevention, stabilisation, security and justice, working closely with lead advisers in Abuja. Oversee the work of the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) in northern Nigeria as well as the implementation of the Peacebuilding and Stabilisation Programme in the North East.
- Ensure broader Conflict Sensitive programming and delivery of DFID governance, humanitarian, economic growth, human development in Northern Nigeria.
- Support UK information sharing and policy development on North East Nigeria.
- Effectively influence the approach of Nigerian Government officials, development partners and civil society to address conflict in the North East. The post holder will work with and influence a wide range of relevant Federal and State government partners, civil society and traditional leaders on conflict reduction in North East Nigeria.
- Assist the UK Risk Management Office to manage operating and programme risk.
- Support the wider DFID Conflict Cadre through participation in annual professional conferences, as well as providing support to advisers in other offices as part of the conflict cadre.
- Minimum of a Degree level qualification in Peace building, Development, Political Science, Social Sciences or a related field, from a recognised University.
- Minimum five-year experience in the field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. This should include provision of conflict advice to development programmes or policy making institutions, experience of designing and managing conflict prevention and peacebuilding programmes, experience in overseeing budgets and results delivery.
- Proven cultural, social and political sensitivity for working in northern Nigeria, preferably with a working knowledge of Hausa.
This post is a full time position and is not suitable for part time applicants
Remuneration: DFID offers a competitive salary and benefit package. The current starting salary for this position (graded A2L) full time per annum is NGN10, 572,139 million inclusive of local taxes
Method of Application
The successful candidate will be assessed against the qualifications and experiences; technical; and behavioural competencies
However, candidates who are not able to download this form can request for an application form by sending an email toAfricaHRHubRecruit@dfid.gov.uk
The successful candidate will be expected to take up post as soon as possible. DFID Nigeria is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are welcome from people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender or disability. The appointment will be under local terms and conditions and is subject to medical and security clearances.