Project Officer

Search for Common Ground

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Project Officer UNITED IN SECURITY PROJECT A Collaborative Approach to Civilian Protection in Nigeria Position Summary The Project Officer is responsible for supporting the Project Manager in the implementation and monitoring of project activities in Adamawa and Benue State. S/he will ensure that expected outputs are geared towards supporting the delivery of outcomes for the project as a whole.The position will closely support the Project Manager in implementing project activities and the production of expected reports for the project. The Project officer will be responsible for assisting the project manager in project related activities, ensuring smooth operations of the project and consistency of project implementation with Searchâs and donor regulations. He/she shall ensure that the projectâs plans are in place and kept updated as per the projectâs overall objective. This position will be based in our Benue office with frequent travels to Implementation LGAs across Benue state. She/he will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager. About the Project National and international attention, garnered by the #EndSARS protests have shone a light on the history of impunity experienced from Nigerian security forces and amplified messages calling for greater accountability of security actors accused of human rights violence. This moment presents a window of opportunity to further entrench security sector reform from a collaborative and rights-based lens, empowering stakeholders at all levels, including communities, CSOs, media professionals, government authorities, and security actors. The project aims to enhance the role of CSOs and communities in constructively engaging security forces, while increasing the capacity of security actors to effectively assume their roles and responsibilities in a manner that upholds human rights standards. Through trainings, dialogue, advocacy, and peace and security initiatives, these actors will work together towards shared solutions to persistent security challenges. Searchâs intervention is informed by strong evidence from over 10 years of lessons learned and networks built through our human rights and security sector accountability programming in Nigeria. The overall goal is to strengthen engagement and advocacy processes to reduce human rights abuse by security forces in North East and North Central Nigeria. This is supported by three specific objectives that will guide the projectâs activities: Objective 1 : Increased capacity of target CSOs and media actorsâ in human rights monitoring, reporting and advocacy. CSO and media actorsâ coordination, communication, and action to influence security sector policy and practice related to accountability and human rights are strengthened Objective 2: Improved capacity of security forces to understand and respect human rights principles. Increased dialogue between affected communities, key stakeholders, and security actors on issues related to human rights and protection. Objective 3: Empower diverse communities and groups to contribute to the design and implementation of security sector reform processes. Strengthened collaboration between communities, CSOs, security actors, and government authorities around joint initiatives responding to demands for accountability and improved security


Six (6) months duration with possibility of extension contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.

Roles and Responsibilities

Coordinate and arrange all logistics for various meetings, and workshops, including invitations, venue, participants travel and accommodation; In collaboration with the project manager, facilitate the creation and implementation of a detailed annual work-plan, which identifies sequences of activities needed to successfully implement the project and ensure project objectives are met; In collaboration with key stakeholders, facilitate the development and roll-out of detailed implementation plans in communities and LGAs; Review the project schedule with the Project Manager and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise and regularly review the schedule as required; Document project activities and ensure that all project data is appropriately secured; Monitor the progress of the project implementation and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the project remains on track and is successfully implemented; Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project. Program Monitoring & Evaluation In collaboration with M&E officer, assist with the implementation and development of Monitoring and Evaluation tools; Documentation and Reporting: Produce activity and monthly reports


Bachelorâs Degree or equivalent in Peacebuilding, Social Science, Arts, Development Studies or related field.

Required Experience

At least 3 years experience of project implementation, including engagement with several actors â governments, community, and religious leaders, civil society, governments, security organizations and specialist networks, etc.

Other Relevant Requirements

Knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of conflict prevention; peace; conflict transformation; governance; and development and humanitarian issues; Good knowledge of the country context and ability to network with both civil society and public sector Ability to review and analyze and interpret financial reports, budget versus actuals, financial projections and procurement documentation; Good interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional working relationships; Analytical capacity, including the ability to analyze and articulate peace, human security and conflict issues; Ability to work with people at all levels, ranging from high-level national officials to community leaders; Experience in setting performance objectives of teams and leading a team. Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in farmer-herder issues, policies, laws etc.,s and peace-building fields; Good knowledge of North Central, including the political, economic and social dimensions; Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and other software Willingness and desire to learn while demonstrating self-initiative Ability to adapt to new cultures and work in diverse environments

â¦100,000 - â¦120,000 a monthThis is a junior positionTo apply:Interested candidates should send the following to our Current resume Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation)Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications received after the 18th of September 2024 may not be considered.

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