Jobs at USAID

The Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement Project seeks to increase the capacity and engagement of civil society organizations, clusters, networks and coalitions to influence key democratic reforms at all levels of governance in Nigeria. The project is funded by the US.
Agency for International Development (USAID) with support from the Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIN D).

The project hopes to work with six Cluster Anchor Organizations (inclusive of two on social inclusion). on transparency, accountability and good governance, at the national level. In the Niger Delta region, with Six Civil Society organizations and two Business Management Organizations in issues of inclusive governance and economic growth in the Niger Delta. The five-year project is implemented by Chemonics International who seeks qualified candidates for the under-listed positions to support this work.

Senior Organizational Development Specialist/Coaches
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study:
Required Grade:
The project seeks to identify and select a pool of consultant-coaches with relevant background and expertise to assist, coach and mentor grant partners (Cluster Anchors and cluster members) to strengthen their capacity in key areas such as constituency relations, networking, people development, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and learning, organizational development and technical capacity in issue-advocacy. The consultants will be required to observe and ask questions to understand the needs and circumstances of the individual organization to which s/he is assigned, and to assist the organizations in various ways, as determined by their specific needs.

Tasks may include:
•Facilitating the exploration of needs, motivations, and skills to assist the CS Os to achieve their proposal outcomes
•Facilitate organizational planning and goal setting processes, supporting the CSO in setting appropriate short-term, medium-term and longer-term goals and methods of assessing progress in relation to these goals.
•Provide technical assistance to organizations in identifying and applying tools and techniques such as one-to-one training, facilitating, networking and identification of external resources and talent
•Encourage commitment to action and the development oflasting organizational growth and change drivers
•Consultant coaches are expected to find ways to encourage CSOs to continually improve their own competencies and to develop new developmental alliances necessary to achieve their goals.
•Consultant coaches will be provided training, orientation and support on the project approach - STAR.
•Consultant coaches will work in a pool and their services will be drawn down on a needs basis by the project and its grant partners.
•Suitable candidates will have at least a first degree, 10 years experience in capacity development in the CSO sector, with a focus on voice and governancework, and experience of working with networks and clusters of organizations to motivate change.
•They will be seasoned professionals, possibly with coaching qualifications and keen on supporting innovation.
•They will be available to provide freelance support to a host of actors at various locations.

Method of Application

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their full CV detailing all relevant professional experience and achievements, a cover letter detailing qualifications in relation to the position and three professional references to:  by 16th September 2014.

Applicants should indicate the position being applied for on the subject matter of their mail. Only successful applicants will be communicated with, Women and People with Disabilities are especially encouraged to apply