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VACANCY- A Call For a Communications Officer

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Job Position: Communications Officer

Industry type: NGO

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Contract term: Full-Time

Job Summary


ABOUT CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy, and capacity building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our mission is to be the prime catalyst and facilitator for strategic analysis and capacity building for sustainable democracy and development in West Africa. CDD set out to generate dialogue on alternative pathways that are universally relevant and context sensitive. The Centre remains focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centred development, and human rights.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. or its equivalent Mass communication computer science or other related field. A master’s degree will be an added advantage. 
  • Minimum of two years of experience in communication role. Experience in international NGO is required.
  • Knowledgeable in developing communications strategies.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign/Photoshop) basic HTML, and other web design tools is strongly recommended
  • Quality experience in the use of social media and digital platforms.
  • Higher qualification in Communication and Media would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience as a Communications and Media practitioner with any agency or NGO is an asset.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.
  • Applicants must have impeccable attention to detail and a good eye for high quality design.
  • Great multi-tasking skills and experience in delivering to digital audiences
  • Good visibility enhancement skills and ability to engage actively via social media.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the organisation on all communication activities.
  • Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on donor’s requirements.
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of communication prints and audio-visual materials.
  • Enhance the organisation’s visibility on project activities and events.
  • Provide media relations support for all staff of the organisation including responding to requests and gathering input for talking points.
  • Provide support to the organisation’s public campaigns and events.
  • Assist in Design and creation of social media content as well as content for all communication channels (website, social media, Basecamp, Mailchimp, Adobe Creative e.t.c)
  • Support in planning, monitoring, and reporting of communication activities.
  • Assist the programme unit in implementing planned communications activities.
  • Support in the production of the Newsletters, Annual reports, and editorial series for Publications.
  • Conduct research that will develop innovative, engaging, and informative content on the organisation’s website.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants for the position above must email their CVs and Cover letter (not more than 3pages) sent in word or pdf document to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org  using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline:

15th July 2022

Please note that applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Further Note:

  • CDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Female candidates and people living with disability are STRONGLY encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.

VACANCY- A Call For a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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Job Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Industry type: NGO

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Contract term: Full-Time

Job Summary


ABOUT CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy, and capacity building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our mission is to be the prime catalyst and facilitator for strategic analysis and capacity building for sustainable democracy and development in West Africa. CDD set out to generate dialogue on alternative pathways that are universally relevant and context sensitive. The Centre remains focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centred development, and human rights.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. in social sciences or other related field. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.  
  • Minimum of three years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in an international non-governmental organisation.
  • Experience in data collection tool design, data analysis, and data quality, experience developing and implementing survey instruments using electronic tools is required.
  • Understanding of M&E methodology and procedure
  • Experience in the development of knowledge products in compliance with donor’s requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills.  
  • Highly proficient at Microsoft Office Suites

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical M&E support to ensure accurate data collection from partners and project activities.
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection, and evaluation procedures/framework
  • Monitor all project activities, and progress towards achieving the project activities work plan.
  •  Harvest outcomes of implemented activities, success stories and put into a lesson’s learned framework.
  • Assist project teams in documentation of success stories and lessons learned.
  • Develop monitoring and impact indicator for the project and donor reporting.
  • Monitor and evaluate overall projects progress on achievement of results.
  • Monitor the sustainability of the project’s results.
  • Provide feedback to the project leads on project strategies and activities.
  • Suggest strategies to the project team for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • Conduct fieldwork, surveys, and data quality audits and report.
  • Ensure project officers, and partners understand the key deliverables and indicators in donor-approved M&E framework, and the data needed for internal and external monitoring
  • Facilitate timely planning and preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and final reports.
  • Participate in internal project reviews and donor project reviews.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants for the position above must email their CVs and Cover letter (not more than 3pages) sent in word or pdf document to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org  using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline:

15th July 2022

Please note that applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Further Note:

  • CDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Female candidates and people living with disability are STRONGLY encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.

A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply & Install Forensics Laboratory Equipment.

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in
1997, and registered in Nigeria in 1999, as an independent, not-for-profit, research training,
advocacy and capacity-building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and
resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on
the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our goal
is to serve as the ultimate catalyst in the transformation of the West African sub-continent into an
integrated, economically vibrant and democratically governed community that assures holistic
security to the population and is capable of permanent peaceful conflict management.


Theme: A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply and install Forensics Laboratory
Equipment and Anti-Corruption Support Programme under The Nigeria Anti-Corruption
Agencies Strengthening Initiative Projec
t, Phase II (NACASIP II) implemented by CDD.


Location: Abuja-Nigeria
The Project
The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project (NACASIP II) seeks to
contribute to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of Anti-corruption Agencies (ACAs) in
the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support for forensics
and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing, forging synergy and coordination
amongst the ACAs. The support focuses on five core ACAs amongst the over twenty-four
institutions with an anti-corruption mandate in Nigeria. The support will strengthen the ACAs to
perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement and prevention.


Key Responsibilities
 The Consultant will be responsible for planning, designing, supplying, configuring,
installation of hard/software, setting up a forensic laboratory, and transfer of technical
expertise to the anti-corruption agency by providing adequate training and maintenance
of equipment.
 Based on the need of the respective ACA, purchase, supply and set up key project
forensic laboratory equipment for the organization in line with the manufacturer’s
specification
Training of personnel: Identify and train key relevant staff members of the selected
ACA on the use and maintenance of the equipment which must be accompanied with
detailed training manuals/tools and modules to be used and a post-installation and
maintenance mentoring program
 Lead in the installations of hardware and software and other key equipment.
Reporting: Prepare and submit periodic activities, delivery and installation reports to
CDD on the ACA.
 Impact Assessment: The consultants shall prepare periodic impact assessment progress
reports and activity reports in line with guidelines from the ACA.

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Qualifications and Personal Attributes
The Consultant shall possess competencies in the following areas:
 Relevant IT Project Management skills and experience
 At least 10 years of cognate experience in implementing similar assignments in the area
of Digital and Financial Forensics, Laboratory setup & Management for reputable public
or private sector organizations; such assignment should have been done in the last three
years.
 At least a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Accounting/Audit, Social
Sciences or similar studies, and relevant professional certifications (e.g C.ITP, PRINCE2/
PMP, CISA, CRISC etc). Experience in successfully delivering similar assignments in
Nigeria or developing world context is an added advantage.


Application Closing Date
The closing date for the application is 22nd July 2022


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a proposal and budget to:
recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “PROCUREMENT” in Capital Letters as the Subject.

A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply & Install Forensics Laboratory Equipment For the Examination of Chemical Samples

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in
1997, and registered in Nigeria in 1999, as an independent, not-for-profit, research training,
advocacy and capacity-building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and
resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on
the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our goal
is to serve as the ultimate catalyst in the transformation of the West African sub-continent into an
integrated, economically vibrant and democratically governed community that assures holistic
security to the population and is capable of permanent peaceful conflict management.


Theme: A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply and install Forensics Laboratory
Equipment For the Examination of Chemical Samples under The Nigeria Anti-Corruption
Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project, Phase II (NACASIP II) implemented by CDD.


Location: Abuja-Nigeria
The Project
The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project (NACASIP II) seeks to
contribute to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of anti-corruption Agencies (ACAs) in
the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support for forensics
and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing, forging synergy and coordination
amongst the ACAs. The support focuses on five core ACAs amongst the over twenty-four
institutions with an anti-corruption mandate in Nigeria. The support will strengthen the ACAs to
perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement and prevention.


Key Responsibilities
 The Consulting company will be responsible for planning, designing, supplying,
configuring, installation of hard/software, setting up a chemical forensic laboratory, and
transfer of technical expertise to the anti-corruption agency by providing adequate
training and maintenance of equipment.
 Based on the need of the respective ACA, the consulting company will purchase, supply
and set up key project forensics chemical laboratory equipment for the organization in
line with the manufacturer’s specification
Training of personnel: Identify and train key relevant staff members of the selected
ACA on the use and maintenance of the equipment which must be accompanied with
detailed training manuals/tools and modules to be used and a post-installation and
maintenance mentoring program
 Lead in the installations of hardware and software and other key forensic chemical
laboratory equipment.
Reporting: Prepare and submit periodic activities, delivery and installation reports to
CDD on the ACA.

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Impact Assessment: The consulting company shall prepare periodic impact assessment
progress reports and activity reports in line with guidelines from the ACA.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes
The Consultant shall possess competencies in the following areas:
CDD hereby request the following information with relevant supporting documents, among
others:
i. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission
(CAC) including the most current status of Forms CAC2 and CAC7;
ii. Evidence of Company Income’s Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years
valid till 31st December 2021;
iii. Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December 2022;
iv. Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st
December 2022;
v. Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate
valid till 31st December 2022;
vi. Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants
and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on
31/12/2022 or valid Certificate issued by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
vii. Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the
Economic & Financial Crimes Commission or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a
former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to
confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
viii. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years – 2019, 2020 & 2021;
ix. Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference Letter
from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating a willingness to provide credit
facility for the execution of the project when needed;
x. Company’s Profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project,
including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications (relevant document
showing evidence of dealings with manufacturers, permit to operate as oil industry
service company in the relevant bid area etc.)
xi. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last ten
(10) years including Letters of Awards, Valuation Certificates of Job Completion and
photographs of the projects;
xii. List of Plants/Equipment with proof of Ownership/Lease (where applicable);

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xiii. Any other information deemed necessary by your good office e.g. work with any
defense or security organization


Application Closing Date
The closing date for the application is 22nd July, 2022
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a proposal and budget to:
recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “PROCUREMENT” in Capital Letters as the Subject.

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VACANCIES: REQUEST FOR CONSULTANT

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Job Position: Consultant

Industry type: NGO

Job Location: Maiduguri

Contract term: Temporary

Job Summary:

Project Title:  Supporting Northeast States Reintegration and Reconciliation Initiatives

The Project:  The project aims to support ongoing federal and Northeastern states reintegration programs by mobilizing evidence-based analysis and knowledge production that will inform policy for strengthening traditional justice system in post-Boko Haram insurgency. Government policy and decision makers need the best possible knowledge and evidence based on their efforts to implement locally relevant approach to transitional justice focusing on addressing the past atrocities committed by Boko Haram terrorists and promote the successful reintegration of ex-Boko Haram combatants. One-way CDD seeks to contribute to this process is to facilitate and conduct evidenced based research in the three most conflict affected states in northeast, region namely Borno, Yobe and Adamawa (BAY) states which findings will guide the state government in the implementation of transitional justice measures.

Activity: the research involves a harmonization of existing transitional justice works and documents via extant desk review to identify gaps and undertake a fieldwork-based perception study and stakeholder mapping on traditional justice system across the three states.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables

  • Work with Research Team members to conduct desk review on and harmonized all existing policy documents on transitional justice that will be provided by the Centre
  •  Lead team of research assistants in the conduct of fieldwork for data collection in specified locations and duration to be determined by the Centre
  • Work with Enumerators and CDD team in mapping local context methodology including division of each state into cultural zones for traditional justice system
  •  Work with research team to carry out draft data analysis
  • Postproduction and presentation of final report

Academic Qualifications:

  • A minimum requirement of master’s degree in any Social Sciences discipline is required, with years of experience in research. Additional training or experience in a broad range of related fields including working in advancing research and knowledge production with civil society organizations on transitional justice is a key priority and invaluable requirement for the job. Also, a Ph.D would be an added advantage

Experience:

  • Applicant must possess a minimum of 7 years’ experience in cogent academic research or working with a think tank in advancing evidenced-based research in conflict settings
  • Proven experience in conducting mapping and/or ethnographic fieldwork study and impeccable skills in data collection, desk review, data analysis and report writing.
  • Proven experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is a requirement.

Criteria

  • Consultant/Researcher must be a resident of the research location and familiar with the culture and local languages of the area
  • Researcher must be conversant with the best practice in conducting research including adherence to the ethics in conducting research, conflict sensitivity and the “Do No Harm” principles
  • Female researchers are highly encouraged to apply for gender balance and equality

Duration

  • Successful applicants are expected to work for the period of three months commencing July to September 2022

Method of Application

CDD invites interested and qualified consultants to apply. A Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter of not more than 3 pages (in word or pdf format) of interested Consultants should be sent by mail to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org on or before 10th July 2022.

Note

  • This position is based in Maiduguri but may involve travels to other northeastern states.
  • Only applications submitted via email will be considered. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • CDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Female candidates and people living with disability are STRONGLY encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

VACANCIES AT CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY & DEVELOPMENT

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VACANCIES

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity building organization. The organization aims at mobilizing global opinion for democratic development and provides an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development process in West Africa. CDD envisions a West Africa that is democratically governed, economically integrated – promoting human security and people centered development. Since its inception, the Centre has remained focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centered development, and human rights. The Centre is advertising for the following positions in its Maiduguri office:

JOB LOCATION: MAIDUGURI

  • Administrative/Finance Assistant
  • Qualifications and Skills

  • BSc. In business administration, management, finance, or related degree
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience working as an administrative/finance assistant.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software, such as QuickBooks.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to perform tasks with accuracy and efficiency in mind.
  • Excellent analytical skills and financial prowess.
  • Good organisational and time-management skills.
  • Strong team player with solid communication skills.
  • High levels of integrity and ability to handle confidential information.

Admin responsibilities:

  • Assist with the maintaining the front desk
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments, and travel arrangements
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports such as weekly and monthly reports
  • Assist in the planning and control of inventories through accurate tagging system.
  • Maintaining records of all assets to ensure proper tracking of assets movement and assignments.
  • Maintain vendor contacts, do market surveys, identify viable vendors, and receive quotations and invoices from vendors.
  • Order office supplies
  • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms
  • Resolve administrative problems and inquiries
  • Book travel arrangements and other logistics for existing projects
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports
  • Reproducing documents with the photocopying machine, Binding of documents
  • Raise payments and ensure proper disbursement to beneficiaries.
  • Inspection of hotels to make reservations for lodging and hall for workshop/trainings.
  • Provide logistics and finance support for trainings, workshops, and meetings
  • Data collection during workshop/trainings, seminars, and town hall meetings
  • Responsible for the proper Finance /Administrative electronic and hard copy filling systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Finance Responsibilities

  • Raising of cheques and preparation of payment vouchers
  • Proper filing of documents both in funders file and general office documentation
  • Proper registration and delivery of cheques to appropriate personnel
  • Disbursement and general handling of petty cash
  • Preparing financial retirement to funders
  • Preparing payment vouchers and raising of cheques
  • Updating financial records and ensuring compliance with internal control procedures.
  • Carrying out bank reconciliations
  • Disbursing cash to training participants and reconciliation thereof.
  • Preparing of Budget
  • Liaise with the headquarters office on financial matters
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Communications officer:

Qualification/Skills

  • B.Sc or HND in Information Communication, Computer Science or any other related field with a minimum of 1 year experience 
  •  Excellent English writing and Communications skills 
  • Strong writing and editing skills 
  • Superior admin and organizational skills 
  • Proficiency in MS suite of Programme
  • Knowledge of social media including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, basic HTML, and other web design tools is strongly recommended
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in Communication and Media as well as IT
  • Quality experience in the use of social media and digital platforms.
  • Higher qualification in Communication and Media would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience as a Communications and Media practitioner with any agency or NGO is an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to operate with little or no supervision.
  • Good team building qualities with excellent writing skills.
  • He/she must be highly computer literate with a good knowledge of all Micro Soft office tools as well as effective handling and operation of online tools and portals.
  • Good visibility enhancement skills and Ability to engage actively via social media.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the organisation on all communication activities.
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of communication prints and audio-visual materials.
  • Provide media relations support for all staff of the organisation including responding to requests and gathering input for talking points.
  • Provide support to the organisation’s public campaigns and events.
  • Assist in Design and creation of social media content as well as content for all communication channels (website, social media, Basecamp, Mailchimp, Adobe Creative e.t.c)
  • Support in planning, monitoring, and reporting of communication activities.
  • Assist the programm unit in implementing planned communications activities.
  • Support in the production of the Newsletters, Annual reports and editorial series for Publications.
  • Assistant Programmes Officer

Qualification/Skills

  • Bachelor of Social Science Degree / or any other related degree
  • Experience with large complex organization is required, familiarity with international NGOs preferred.
  • Post basic qualification in Program Management will be an added advantage
  •  3 or more years’ experience in development work is an added advantage

Responsibilities

  • Assists in overall programme development by contributing to the development and production of annual Action Plan and other corporate plans.
  • Responsible for the delivery outputs of specific projects through direct input into project activities from conception to implementation.
  • Ensure the provision of accurate, up-to-date information on individual projects to relevant stakeholders within the organisation and amongst external institutions, in accordance with statutory, management and reporting requirements.
  • Participate in the preparation of budgets for activities within the relevant programme portfolio
  • Undertake appropriate research and advocacy activities in relation to programme responsibilities.
  • Fundraising & Reporting
  • Assist in generating funding proposals in accordance with the overall strategic plan of the organisation
  • Assist in the production of regular project monitoring and evaluation documents
  • Information, Advocacy & Communication
  • Contribute appropriately to the information, communication and advocacy work of the Centre, including external representation (by permission).
  • Ensure effective internal communication between relevant programme area/project responsibilities and other sections of the organisations
  • Any other task that may be assigned from time to time

Note: Persons with disabilities and females are strongly advised to apply

All interested applicants should forward a one page application plus a maximum 3 page CV (in one document) to recruitment@cddwestafrica.org on or before Friday 15th July, 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer of labour committed to feminist principles, human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.