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Job Vacancy at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI)

DAI works on the frontlines of international development. Transforming ideas into action-action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability.

We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies. Since 1970, we have worked in more than 150 countries-delivering results across the spectrum of international development contexts, from stable societies and high-growth economies to challenging environments racked by political or military conflict.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the job vacancy at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI).

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

  • The Programme Officer will provide technical support and assist in the implementation and coordination of program activities, particularly for multi-sectoral partnerships, capacity development to local partners, and M&E activities in the target cities.
  • S/he will assist in the development of work plans, support the team and management to ensure adherence to proposed budgets as well as to build and maintain relationships with local communities.

 Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Technical Director, build and maintain partnerships and relationships with program partners, such as non-profits, federal agencies and community organizations, in order to expand resources, raise funding and educate the public about the work of the project.
  • Under the supervision of the Technical Director, provide technical assistance and oversight functions to sub-recipients in the implementation and overall management of the project.
  • Participate in the development of project Implementation Plan, training manual/curricula and other various standard operational procedures (SOP).
  • Assist in developing and monitoring annual work plans, program initiatives and budget development including coordination and operationalization PLANE project result framework.
  • Support effective project management, coordination and provide support to partners on the project implementation procedure, data management and effective financial management.
  • Provide support as needed, the preparation and timely submission of detailed reports by the partners on project activities on a quarterly and annual basis in compliance with project requirements.
  • Support the development of annual, quarterly donor and government report writing including management and updates.
  • Participate  in  project  monitoring  and  supportive  supervision  to  partners,  project  sites  and communities.
  • Provide support to government and key stakeholders to ensure community buy in and sustainability of the PLANE activities
  • Work closely with the Private Sector Partnerships Lead to mobilize private partners’ support and other team members to create an interconnected system that promotes holistic care for our target group.
  • Assist in collection of data to inform and support Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research related activities.
  • In collaboration with DAI Nigeria’s Strategic Communications team, manage and produce program content for program website and activities as required.
  • Provide support to all programme activities for the state office.

Impact of Results

  • The Programme Officer will provide technical support and assist in the implementation and coordination of program activities, particularly for multi-sectoral partnerships, capacity development to local partners, and M&E activities in the target cities.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

Education:

  • Candidates should possess minimum of a First Degree in Social Sciences or related field.

Experience:

  • 3 – 6 years of experience in project management and operations.

Essential:

  • Previous experience managing programme for large multi-million-pound projects for FCDO and other donors.
  • Build the capacity of the place teams to deliver on programme deliverables, reporting, financial   management.
  • Excellent communication and IT skills, including strong reporting/presentation skills and familiarity with a   wide range of IT applications
  • Experience of contributing to complex programmes with international development agencies, FCDO is desirable;
  • Experience of closely working with government departments at provincial and district level is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience of work in politically sensitive and volatile environments.

Language requirements:

  • Essential: Fluency in English, written and spoken.

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: ng_recruitment@dai.com using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail. (Tip: Learn how to write a Professional CV).

Note

  • Applications from women, people with disabilities and young people who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
  • DAI will only contact candidates that are successful at this pre-qualification stage.
  • DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action – action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.
  • DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work.  DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.
  • DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.
  • DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Deadline: December 30, 2022

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