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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 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:


  • 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:


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 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.


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