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Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for this position

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

  1. Responsibilities

    The Junior Advisor – Electoral Affairs will work under the supervision of the Head of Component, Conflict Prevention. 


    1. Tasks

    The Junior Advisor will undertake the following roles and functions: 


    • Develop concept notes, meeting agendas, minutes and reports for internal and external activities; 

    • Provide technical advice and support to the partners and other stakeholders on key thematic issues, as relevant; 

    • Support planning, organisation and conduct of meetings and activities of the Component in support of the ECOWAS Commission; 

    • Participate in Project internal meetings and activities and provide support as may be requested and/or delegated; 

    • Prepare and deliver presentations for purposes both within and external to the Project; 

    • Support knowledge management processes within the Project; 

    • Support the coordination and networking with other GIZ sister programmes, the counterparts in the ECOWAS system as well as with other relevant stakeholders; 

    • Travel in the region and beyond as may be required. 

    Programmatic implementation and planning 

    • Support the day-to-day operational activities and functions of the GIZ EPSAO Elections Component; 

    • Provide support for development of/adjustments to operational plans and budgets and ensure inline implementation and maintain communication with the Project partners as relevant; 

    • Provide administrative and logistical support for activity implementation including for mission deployments; 

    • Support the preparation of contracts for expert consultants, service providers and other, in close coordination with the Technical Advisor – Electoral Affairs; 

    • Maintain good liaison and provide support with Project consultants and support quality management of services and tasks; 

    • Support preparation of fact sheets, presentations, articles (internal/external) for publication; 

    • Ensure compliance with administrative and financial rules and regulations; 

    • Perform other project-related duties and functions as may be directed. 



    Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications

  • University degree in Political Science, Peace and Security Studies, International Relations, Law or a relevant field of study.


Professional experience

  • At least three years’ working experience in the areas of peacebuilding, democracy and governance, conflict prevention or other related field. Experience working on electoral assistance processes will be a strong added advantage. 


Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Experience in security policy concepts, democracy and governance, human rights, law or related sector with an ability for practical application of knowledge; 

  • Impeccable writing, research, reporting and presentation skills; 

  • Strong organisational and project management skills; 

  • Resourceful and resilient and able to stay motivated in the face of setbacks or during periods of pressure; 

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision whilst at the same time maintaining a strong sense of team and collaboration; 

  • Excellent communication abilities - spoken and written language skills in English are required with French as a strong added advantage;

  • Ability to appreciate cultural and ethnic diversity; 

  • High level of efficiency working with ICT/digital applications; 

  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS region and established contacts to relevant actors is regarded as an asset; 

  • Experience working for an international organisation will be considered an asset.


  1. Contract duration and duty station

  • Contract duration: 25 months; final contracting will remain conditional on donor commissioning. 

  • Duty station: Abuja, with duty travels across West Africa. 

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multidisciplinary and highly political context; 

  • Ability to apply technical expertise towards ensuring quality support and advice to the political partner on electoral processes; 

  • Excellent diplomacy and persuasion skills with a high sense of integrity and transparency; 

  • Good knowledge and understanding of results-based planning, monitoring and reporting; 

  • Impeccable writing, reporting and presentation skills; 

  • Strong organisational and project management skills; 

  • A good analytical ability; 

  • Spoken and written language skills in English is required for this position. Working knowledge of the French language will be a strong added advantage. 

  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS region and established contacts to relevant actors is regarded as an asset. 


  1. Contract duration and duty station

  • Contract duration: 25 months; final contracting will remain conditional on donor commissioning.

Duty station: Abuja, with duty travels throughout the region.

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