Jobs at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organisation that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organisations, and
governments deal with conflict -away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions.

SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 50 offices in 30 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.

The organisation is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff that is committed to its mission and values. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.

The following positions are available with SFCG- Nigeria for an 18-month project which focuses on Support in Promoting A Locally Owned Peace Architecture in Plateau State. Please note all positions except the Grants, Contracts and Compliance Manger will be based in Jos, Nigeria. The latter will be based in Abuja.

How to Apply:
Visit http://employment.sfcg.org / for job Description details and application procedures. All applications are due on or before Wednesday, 31st July 2013. Applications should be sent to nigeria@sfcg.org and only shortlisted candidates will be invited.

  • Communications and Learning Manager – Nigeria


    Category Jobs

    Location Jos, Nigeria

    Summary
    Summary of SFCG Nigeria

    Since 2003, SFCG has worked through its multi-media division, Common Ground Productions, in Nigeria, from 2004 to 2008 producing and broadcasting a TV series targeting a youth audience. In 2010, SFCG began building its engagement in Nigeria, initiating a multi-year conflict transformation program, utilising media and support to civil society in order to expand and deepen the impact of the Common Ground approach in Nigeria. SFCG has established a permanent presence in Abuja as an operational base for a number of initiatives comprising the country program. SFCG works to support peaceful resolution of conflict in the areas of Nigeria such as the Niger Delta and Jos.

    SFCG-Nigeria recently began an 18-month project which focuses on Support in Promoting Building a Peace Architecture in Jos.

    Summary of Position

    The Communications and Learning Manager will manage the media component of Jos office activities, working closely with SFCG in Nigeria’s partners to produce radio programmes.



    Responsibilities
    Duties for the Communications and Learning Manager include but are not limited to:

    Coordinate all day-to-day media activities of SFCG’s programme in Jos;
    Work with partners to support the design, launch and on-going broadcasting of radio drama programmes;
    Be the first line of contact when problems arise for repair and troubleshooting;
    Coordinate and facilitate, programmatic and journalism trainings;
    Meet regularly with SFCG Nigeria staff to review progress of projects against project objectives, indicators and deliverables, and give meaningful input and recommendations into the project management and institutional learning;
    Ensure media projects are on track and to troubleshoot as needed;
    Participate in and contribute towards internal evaluation processes; and
    Be directly engaged in the continuing development of the organisation, its mission, and its staff, through the sharing of experience and knowledge.
    As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.



    Minimum Qualifications
    The Position Holder will possess:

    A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in design and implementation of media programmes;
    At least two (2) years of technical experience in creating and hosting radio programmes;
    The demonstrated technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project staff on design and
    implementation of media programmes;
    The demonstrated ability to successfully facilitate using participatory methods;
    High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality;
    The ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment;
    A proven track record of being proactive;
    The ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines;
    Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, e-studio as well as web browsers; and
    Fluency in English, both verbally and in writing.


    Location: Plateau
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade: Not Specified


  • Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Manager – Nigeria


    Category Jobs

    Location Jos, Nigeria

    Summary
    Summary of SFCG Nigeria

    Since 2003, SFCG has worked through its multi-media division, Common Ground Productions, in Nigeria, from 2004 to 2008 producing and broadcasting a TV series targeting a youth audience. In 2010, SFCG began building its engagement in Nigeria, initiating a multi-year conflict transformation program, utilising media and support to civil society in order to expand and deepen the impact of the Common Ground approach in Nigeria. SFCG has established a permanent presence in Abuja as an operational base for a number of initiatives comprising the country program. SFCG works to support peaceful resolution of conflict in the areas of Nigeria such as the Niger Delta and Jos.

    SFCG-Nigeria recently began an 18-month project which focuses on Support in Promoting Building a Peace Architecture in Jos.

    Summary of Position

    The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for all monitoring quality assurance, indicator tracking, and evaluation activities.



    Responsibilities
    The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager’s duties include, but are not limited to:

    Coordinate day–to-day research, design, monitoring, and evaluation activities of SFCG’s programme in the Jos;
    Coordinate and manage external evaluation contracts and teams;
    Conduct baseline research and follow-up evaluations of projects based on existing indicators and objectives;
    Maintain a database to ensure all programme outputs and results are accurately recorded and coordinated;
    Provide monthly and quarterly reports on activities, outputs, and relevant outcome indicators to the Project Manager;
    Provide timely quality support and coaching to the different project leaders to meet their specific DM&E needs;
    Participate in and contribute towards internal evaluation processes; and
    Be directly engaged in the continuing development of the organisation, its mission, and its staff, through the sharing of experience and knowledge.
    As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.



    Minimum Qualifications
    The Position Holder will possess:

    A minimum of five (5) years of work experience carrying out design, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies;
    At least two (2) years of field-based data collection and analysis experience;
    A Master’s degree in a related field;
    The demonstrated technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project and partner staff on design, monitoring, and evaluation;
    Experience in designing M&E organisation-wide systems;
    Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use;
    The demonstrated capacity to coordinate and implement evaluations, including experience developing evaluation terms of reference, recruiting, training and managing a diverse team;
    Proven experience and knowledge of the logical framework approach and results framework planning and evaluation methodologies;
    Extensive experience analysing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming;
    The ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing;
    Excellent interpersonal and networking skills;
    High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality;
    The ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment;
    The ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines; and
    Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as web browsers.
    Desirable competencies include:

    Prior experience as a trainer;
    Knowledge of participatory methods in M&E;
    Experience working internationally and specifically in conflict/fragile state environments;
    Prior experience with the use of media in a conflict resolution or developmental context; and
    Knowledge of data analysis software (e.g. SAS, SPSS).


    Location: Plateau
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade: Not Specified