Jobs at SAVI

Programme Details:
SAVI is a DFID-funded programme providing support to help Nigeria use its resources more efficiently/ effectively with focus on Governance and Service Provision.The objective of the programme is to increase the ability of citizens to claim rights and hold governments accountable. The programme is functional in Abuja (head office), Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Zamfara, Yobe and Katsina.

Services are provided to select CSOs, think tanks, media outlets and SHoA in building up their capacity in representing citizens’ demands and holding government to account.

Through funding of activities, mentoring and helping with access to government SAVI aims to help these organizations develop their own ability to engage in issue based advocacy and monitoring of government processes.

To apply for this position please send your CV and ALL of the following details to applications@grminternational.com

· Preferred position and location

· Current address, Phone number, e-mail address

· Academic qualifications - institution, course studied and qualification

· Detailed work history for the requisite years of experience required. This must include detailed descriptions of duties and achievements

· 3 named references with contact details and permission to contact them

Candidates applying without the above information will not be considered

The closing date for applications is Friday 6th September 2013.

There is NO cost or charge levied for ANY SAVI application process

SAVI is Equal Opportunity Employer (which includes people living with disability). The Terms and Conditions of employment are commensurate with the levels of responsibility and experience
  • State Programme Assistant – SPA at SAVI

    State Programme Assistant – SPA Kaduna State

    Line Manager: STL
    Responsibilities:

    · Support Technical Delivery of Programme Implementation

    · Assist STL & SPOs to engage local implementing partners in CS, Media, SHoA, MDAs for specific sub-outputs/areas of activity where the SPA has a pre-defined supporting responsibility agreed within the team, approved by the STL.

    · Assist STL & SPOs to monitor the political environment of SAVI’s work in the state (through the media and other outlets) and to diagnose partners’ capacity building needs (primarily through use of PCA/OCA with partners) and identify support required to meet needs (in line with SAVI’s broad approach and core values) in areas of pre-defined responsibility.

    · Develop workplans for programme activities.

    · Assist implementation of programme activities.

    · Assist with M&E, reflection and reporting of programme activities and communication of lessons learnt.

    · Support Management of Funds for Programme Implementation

    · Assist SPO & SFO with preparing the budget for programme activities.

    · Prepare and sign off financial reports of activities to the SFO.

    · Support Arrangement of Logistics for Programme Implementation

    · Leadership of Specific Sub-Outputs/Areas of Activity

    · Teamwork & Mentoring



    Minimum Job requirements:

    · Minimum 3 years experience in Programme Development and Delivery

    · Degree in Social Development, Community mobilization, Political Science or similar discipline

    · Experience working with an International Donor Organisation or Int. NGO

    · Worked with CSOs (Civil Society Organisations), the Media and State Legislature

    · Proven experience of relationship management with key partners

    · Worked in Kaduna, Jigawa and Yobe (or surrounding states) and has commitment to the State’s development

    Location: Kaduna
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade: Not Specified


  • Federal Programme Manager – FPM at SAVI


    Federal Programme Manager – FPM Abuja State

    Line Manager: DTL-T Line Management of: FPO, FPA



    Job Description:

    Development and implementation of strategic engagement with Abuja based federal/national level partners (CS, Media, NASS, MDAs) in support of on-going state level activities: demand and supply side partnership building (linked to state level partnerships) for policy advocacy and monitoring on specific issues (e.g. MNCH, Gender in Education, Water Supply & Sanitation, Climate Change, etc, but with an initial focus on PHC/MNCH in support of work with PRRINN-MNCH), budget process, MTSS, fiscal responsibility, public procurement, civic education, strengthening of state legislative systems, and scaling-up/replication of SAVI’s approach – with guidance and support from the core TA.



    Responsibilities:

    · Strategy Development

    Establish and maintain intelligence on opportunities and constraints for the programme at the Federal level.

    Oversee and contribute to the generation and updating of the Federal PE analysis / DOC study, with particular focus on key issues and related power blocks, and including update of civil society, media and NASS mapping at Federal level.

    Support the process of key governance issue/process identification, and reaching consensus between CS/citizens groups, SLPs and DFID at the Federal level in response to needs/requirements of SAVI State Teams.

    Identify capacity building needs of media, CS/citizens groups and NASS at Federal level and opportunities for provision of support to build their skills and fill communication gaps.

    · Oversight of Strategy Implementation

    Develop annual work plans, programme budgets and any procurement plans for FPSS.

    Oversee and coordinate Federal level inputs with State level workplans & budgets: quality assure state and programme workplans, under the co-ordination of the A&E Adviser, to ensure identified gaps and needs in state teams and partners capacity (internal, programme & external) that can be filled through federal support to states are adequately reflected throughout state ‘strategic planning’ frameworks – from the LF & ToC to state ‘activity logs’ to ‘workplans’ to ‘forecasts’.

    Oversee and coordinate identification of full-time and short-term TA required for Federal level inputs in liaison with STLs.

    Oversee and approve all Federal level inputs by full-time & short-term TA: national & international advisers/consultants.

    Pre-approve all FPSS documents to be shared outside of the Federal team.

    · M&E, Reflection, Reporting, KM & Communications

    · Relationship Management (for Co-ordination of FPSS Strategy Development and Implementation)

    · Staff Management, Teamwork & Mentoring



    Minimum Job requirements:

    · Minimum 7 years experience with civil society organisations, state & federal legislature, media, and development

    · Degree in international development, social science or other relevant educational background

    · Preferably a Masters degree in the above disciplines

    · Experience in Voice & Accountability improvement, including relational, technical, institutional and legal with an International Donor Organisation or Int. NGO

    · Development and implementation of strategic engagement with federal/national level partners (CS, Media, NASS, MDAs) in support of ongoing state level activities

    · Understanding of all aspects of programme development, strategic planning, project implementation, monitoring, reporting and communications

    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 7 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade: Not Specified


  • State Programme Officer – SPO at SAVI


    State Programme Officer – SPO Kaduna State, Jigawa State, Yobe State

    Line Manager: STL Line Management of: Technical Intern/Corper



    Responsibilities:

    · Liaison with Key Programme Partners

    Liaise with SAVI Abuja (NTL/DTL, National TA, Federal Team, etc) as required through the STL.

    Liaise with key high-level partners (DFID, leadership of State Govt & SHoA, etc) as requested/delegated by the STL.

    Liaise with implementing partners in CS, Media, SHoA, MDAs under assigned Outputs (for which the SPO has been delegated lead responsibility by the STL)

    Liaise with STLs, OMs, FOs or equivalent staff of Other Programme’s serving as implementing partners on outputs/ sub-outputs handled by the SPO, with oversight of the STL.

    · Leadership of Programme Implementation (Output Level)

    Coordinate strategic planning, budgeting and implementation of assigned Outputs with the rest of the state team, ensuring synergy between Outputs, and practical compliance with Programme Operations Manual by partners.

    Diagnose partners capacity building needs (primarily through use of PCA/OCA with partners) and identify support required to meet needs (in line with SAVI’s empowerment approach)

    Manage external support (local, state and national TA inputs, in line with guidelines in Programme Operations Manual) to meet agreed partners requirements on assigned Outputs

    · M&E, Reflection, Reporting, KM & Communications

    Develop and implement M&E plans relating to assigned Outputs, as well as to Outcome & Impact Level M&E as requested/delegated by the STL.

    · Support STL with Programme Engagement (Impact & Outcome Level)

    · Teamwork & Mentoring



    Minimum Job Requirements:

    · Minimum 3 years experience in Programme Development and Delivery

    · Degree in Social Development, Community mobilization, Political Science or similar discipline

    · Experience working with an International Donor Organisation or Int. NGO

    · Worked with CSOs (Civil Society Organisations), the Media and State Legislature

    · Proven experience of relationship management with key partners

    · Worked in Kaduna, Jigawa and Yobe (or surrounding states) and has commitment to the State’s development

    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade: Not Specified




  • Federal Programme Assistant – FPA at SAVI
    Federal Programme Assistant – FPA Abuja State

    Line Manager: FPM

    Job Description:

    Technical member of the federal team, working together with the FPM & FPO in all aspects of the federal team’s programme development, planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting, communications etc, in support of state activities: Technical assistance to the federal team – secretarial/clerical duties as assigned by the FPM in support of federal programme activities; Operational assistance to the federal team – liaison with the NAM & NFM in Abuja or SOM and SFO in the states to facilitate administrative, logistical and financial support to federal programme activities delivered at both national and state levels.



    Responsibilities:

    · Support Technical Delivery of FPSS (Development & Implementation)

    · Support Arrangement of Logistics for FPSS

    · Support M&E, Reflection, Reporting, KM & Communications of FPSS

    · Support Generation of Information for FPSS

    · Teamwork & Mentoring



    Minimum Job Requirements:

    · Minimum 2 years experience in programme development and delivery

    · Degree in Public Relations or similar discipline

    · Expertise in IT Graphics and publishing programmes

    · Development of communications materials including editing and publishing reports/papers

    · 1year experience with/ alongside CSOs (Civil Society Organisations)/ The Media and State Legislature

    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 2 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade: Not Specified