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
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.
- 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.
- 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
- Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Studies, International Relations or any other related field. A Post graduate degree will be an added advantage.
- Professional training in Project Development Cycle or related fields.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.