Project Officer

Policy Development Facility II

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Recent economic challenges have led to robust debate on Nigeria’s approach towards macroeconomic management issues (Trade, Foreign Exchange), and the necessary steps for transformation to occur.  Much of these border on protectionist vs free trade with almost all voices favouring protection, fixed vs flexible exchange rate and impacts on the poor with more voices on the fixed exchange rate being heard. However, a look beneath the surface reveals that there are some voices that are underrepresented in these public debates, which could bring a fresh angle to the subjects and perhaps generate new ideas for tackling the challenges.  Following discussion with DFID, it was agreed that PDF II would follow a different approach that seeks to enable a more balanced debate on Nigeria’s economic policy by promoting underrepresented voices such as small businesses and consumers. 

The PDF II Trade Policy Work Stream will be organised in two main areas:

·         Enabling Underrepresented Voices in Economic Policy

·         Strengthening Consumer Voices sustainably 

The Consultant working on Enabling Underrepresented Voices in Economic Policy will form links with think-tanks and draw on them as well as other sources to provide research and analytical evidence to underrepresented groups.  

The Consultant working on Enabling Consumer Voices would focus on building consumer groups’ capacity so that they are better able to engage in public policy discourse. 

The project officer will provide project and administrative support to the two consultants to help ensure that the project outcomes and outputs are achieved. The bulk of the project officers time will be spent providing support to the consultants but he/she will also be required to provide support to PDF II’s other acitivities including Knowledge Management. The project officer will report to the Lead consultant on the Trade Workstream and to the PDF II Knowledge Management Adviser on PDF II activities. 

Project Outcome

How is/are the project beneficiary(ies) expected to make use of, or changed its(their) behaviour as a result of project outputs (the generic expected Outcome of PDF II is the increased use of evidence in pro-poor economic policy dialogue, formulation and implementation)? Please note that the project outcome should reflect PDF II’s outcome.

Outcome

Target Date

1.    Voices erstwhile underrepresented in Nigeria’s economic policy discourse will begin to be incorporated into mainstream discussions by 2020.

31st March 2020

2.    New and up-to-date economic evidence is introduced to policy discourse

31st March 2020

 

Outcome Indicators and Target Dates

How (indicators) and by when (target dates) will the project achieve its outcome? List the project outcome indicators and state for each what will actually be achieved – the changes that will occur as a result of the project.

Outcome 1: Voices erstwhile underrepresented in Nigeria’s economic policy discourse will begin to be incorporated into mainstream discussions by 2020.

Outcome Indicators

Target Date

1.    Doubling of participation by underrepresented groups (e.g. Consumer Groups, NGOs, Civil Society) in Policy dialogues

31st March 2020

2.    Sustainable improvement in coordination between Consumer groups (and other underrepresented groups) when participating in and/or influencing policy discussions as demonstrated in the emergence of a coordinating group or centre.

31st March  2020

 

Outcome 2: New and up-to-date economic evidence is introduced to policy discourse

Outcome Indicators

Target Date

1.    Citation of the work stream Policy briefs and other products in any of the 5 stages of policy formulation

31st March 2020

2.    Increase in number of policy think tanks and academic institutions linked with Identified groups

31st March 2020

3.    Improvement in perception of underrepresented groups’ contributions to national policy discourse

31st March 2020

  

Project Outputs

What goods and services will the project provide directly to its intended beneficiary(ies) in order to achieve the changes specified under the project outcome? Number and list the expected outputs in chronological order stating how each output will contribute towards achieving the project outcome.

Output(s)

Target Date

1.    Project/administrative support provided to PDF II’s Trade Policy work stream towards delivery of the work stream’s outputs

On-going

2.    Support provided to PDF II activities including Knowledge Management towards achieving programme outputs and outcomes

On-going

3.    Administrative Reports to PDF II

As required.

 

Output Indicators/Deliverables and Target Dates

How and by when will the project outputs be delivered to the beneficiary(ies)? List the main output indicators (technical and administrative reports, and other deliverables) that will be produced. For each deliverable please indicate the expected delivery date. Please note that PDF II does not require the submission of information in reports that the Federal Government of Nigeria considers to be confidential.

Output 1: Project/administrative support provided to PDF II’s Trade Policy work stream towards delivery of the work stream’s outputs

Output Indicators/Deliverables

Target Date

1.    Up to date Gantt Chart of Trade work stream activities

On-going

2.    Up to date social media account of Trade work stream

On-going

3.    Sustained and increased followership of up to 10% per quarter on social media accounts of trade work stream

On-going

4.    Event work plan and outputs delivered e.g. participant list, hotel reservations etc.

As required

5.    Documentation of meetings with stakeholders

As required

 

Output 2: Support provided to PDF II activities including Knowledge Management towards achieving programme outputs and outcomes

Output Indicators/Deliverables

Target Date

1.    Event work plan and outputs delivered e.g participant list, hotel reservations etc.

As required

2.    Documentation of meetings, interviews and AARs

As required

3.    Up to date PDF II social media account

As required

4.    Increased PDF II website visits/hits

quarterly

 

 

Output 3: Administrative reports to PDF II

Output Indicators/Deliverables

Target Date

1.    Monthly updates on outputs/outcomes submitted to PDF II       

monthly

2.    Project Completion report at end of assignment to PDF II         

TBC

  

Qualifications and experience of consultant

  The project officer will have:  

·         BA in Administration or relevant/equivalent field from reputable institution

 

·         Professional certification from reputable certifying body

 

·         Minimum 3 years cognate experience

 

·         Experience in development institution is preferred

 

·         Good understanding and experience of using online media platforms including building followership

 

Working language: English

Expected starting date: 26th September 2016

 

Summary

Company

Policy Development Facility II

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Abuja

Specialization

Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning

Job Type

Contract

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years

Salary

₦200,000.00 ‐ ₦450,000.00 per month