MEAL Assistant - Conflict Prevention and Peace-building at the Intercommunity Development Social Organisation (IDS) -

MEAL Assistant – Conflict Prevention and Peace-building at the Intercommunity Development Social Organisation (IDS)

MEAL Assistant – Conflict Prevention and Peace-building at the Intercommunity Development Social Organisation (IDS)

Intercommunity Development Social Organization (IDS), formally Integrated Development Services (IDS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004 by Peace loving and law-abiding women and youth and incorporated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.60576) and was granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2013.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: MEAL Assistant – Conflict Prevention and Peace-building

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Primary Responsibilities
Technical Support-Related Functions:

  • Support in the design and implementation of an M&E plan for Peacebuilding programme.
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of the context and responses amongst CSO’s and governmental policy.
  • Run regular review meetings with the community of Peacebuilders and partner organisations and ensure partners are producing regular and high-quality activity reports assist the partners and Peacebuilders in helping them to identify the changes that have occurred as a result of their work.
  • Take part in wider team review meetings, including contributing outcomes and indicators of impact from the Community of Peacebuilders.
  • Provide support to MERL Officer(s) in assessing extent to which partners’ initiatives are achieving the set results, writing and filing of reports.
  • Together with the MERL team, develop indicators and protocols for monitoring progress in implementation of program interventions and capacity building initiatives and generate the necessary progress reports.
  • In liaison with the Program Manager, assist in tracking and reporting progression for partners and the program.
  • Participate in and contribute to quarterly and other scheduled program performance review meetings.
  • Participate actively in contributing to documentation of “success stories” and other anecdotal information to enhance the overall quality of performance reports to the donors.
  • Share information and lessons learnt with other program staff through among others, writing of brief occasional papers for uploading into the website and internal seminars.
  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual and final program narrative reports.

Project Design and Development:

  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Creating and managing long-term goals.
  • Developing a budget and operating plan for the program.
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality, and team member performance.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyzing program risks.
  • Working on strategy with the marketing team.

Capacity Development:

  • Provide technical guidance and support to the Capacity Development team on advocacy issues.
  • Provide leadership in training and delivery CPP training for IDS Partners/sub grantees.
  • Provide leadership in mentoring and coaching for partners through accompaniment and quarterly site visits.
  • Liaise with the Program Manager in ensuring all advocacy capacity development needs for the partners are addressed.
  • Prepare training materials and modules to respond to the CPP training areas identified.

Networking and Representation:

  • Establish and maintain regular contact with partner organizations, and to liaise and co-ordinate with the appropriate government bodies whenever appropriate to ensure successful project progress.
  • Negotiate collaboration with partner institutions and government departments in support of IDS and the project activities subject to approval from the supervisor.
  • Liaise and maintain contacts with government agencies and line ministries, civil societies and private sector collaborators.

Resource Mobilization:

  • Contribute to the development of IDS fund-raising strategy and annual fundraising plan.
  • Participate in researching funding sources and donor trends to help position IDS ahead of major funding changes or trends.
  • Contribute in development of proposals for fundraising.

Management and Implementation:

  • Plan and manage the implementation of CPP works in camps and host communities and prioritized Conflict extremism activities in full consultation and co-ordination with relevant IDS staff and other agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Organize, with the logistics and finance departments materials and support needed for all field activities.
  • Through capacity building and on-site skills transfer, build a technical team that is multi-skilled, flexible and has capacity to work autonomously. Design and develop appropriate supervisory, monitoring and evaluation systems for construction projects;
  • Ensure that performance objective for CPP Assistants is set and staffs are appraised as per IDS policies and procedures;
  • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within IDS and amongst beneficiaries served by IDS.

Compliance & Ethics:

  • Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout IDS
  • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of IDS and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Information and Co-ordination:

  • Provide regular updates to supervisor and team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing.
  • Represent IDS to private, governmental and non-governmental groups as and when needed.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Studies, International Relations or any other related field. A Post graduate degree will be an added advantage.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Professional training in Project Development Cycle or related fields.

Relevant Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ relevant work experience in working with civil society organizations involved in advocacy for good governance, peace building and conflict management and/or natural resources management.

Essential Competencies:

  • Demonstrated interest in development work.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
  • Result-oriented.
  • Willingness to travel frequently.

Complexity and Difficulty of the Work:

  • A demanding job that requires tolerance, community knowledge, project area and local political dynamics.

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2021 – 5:00 pm.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: IDS is an equal opportunity employer.