Center for Civilians Community Engagement Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Center for Civilians Community Engagement Officer Jobs in Nigeria



Center for Civilians in Conflict is an international nonprofit with offices around the world working to improve protections for civilians caught in conflict zones.


Our mission is to work with armed actors and civilians in conflict to develop and implement solutions to prevent, mitigate, and respond civilian harm. We are advocates who believe that no civilian caught in conflict should be ignored, and advisors who provide practical solutions to preventing and responding to civilian harm.


We are seeking for suitably qualified applicants for the position of Community Engagement Officer, Nigeria, who will be part of the CIVIC Nigeria program team. This is a full-time position.


The Community Engagement officer will provide subject matter technical knowledge on issues faced by communities affected by the conflict in northeast Nigeria.


Responsibilities


  • Work with Team Lead Northeast, Community Engagement officer and other pertinent staff to design, manage, and implement community programs in support of CIVIC’s Nigeria program;
  • Travel regularly (with CIVIC staff and alone) across northeastern Nigeria to mobilize support for CIVIC’s work, especially in communities;
  • Support the team’s efforts to convene civilian protection committees;
  • Support, in close coordination with the team, civilian efforts to develop self-protection strategies;
  • Build strong relations with local officials, community-based and civil society organizations and like-minded INGOs;
  • Support research and drafting of publications (reports, briefing papers, etc) and advocacy materials promoting CIVIC’s Nigeria work;
  • Strategize and implement ways for programming to reflect the different protection needs of women, men, girls, boys, including those with disabilities, and increase their voice and influence around protection issues
  • As advised by line Manager, represent CIVIC with NGO networks and government stakeholders and promote effective collaborations and partnerships, especially in
    Borno; and
  • Perform other duties as required to further the organization’s mission and goals.


    Requirements


  • B.A. in International Affairs, Political Science, Social Sciences, or related area;
  • Masters level preferred;
  • Minimum 5-7 years relevant full-time staff level work experience required, including work in active and/or recently active conflict zones and experience in community engagement, training, field research, advocacy, and project management;
  • Experience in northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region;
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic;
  • Passion for CIVIC’s subject matter and willingness to take on the responsibilities and duties as a key member of our team; and
  • English language fluency mandatory. Advanced proficiency in Hausa and Kanuri languages is required.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 31st December, 2018


    For more information and job application details, see; Center for Civilians Community Engagement Officer Jobs in Nigeria


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