Project Officer (JISRA/Peacebuilding)


The Joint Initiative for Strategic Religious Action (JISRA) is a partnership of 50 civil society organisations based in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda (with supporting lobby and advocacy in Europe and the USA). This international, interreligious partnership is implementing a five-year programme (2021-2025) in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to further peaceful and just societies where all enjoy Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB). The basis of the programme is JISRA's conviction that Freedom of Religion, Belief, and interfaith dialogue are essential and integral to the realisation of peaceful and just societies. In addition, diverse religious actors, including women and youth, can and need to play an important role in this process as change makers. JISRA believes their voices must be heard.

Job description:
The Project Officer (JISRA/Peacebuilding) is to provide programmatic and project management support to the JISRA Country Coordinator in the implementation of JISRA/Power of Voices (PoV) project in Nigeria in collaboration with the Nigeria Core Group (Country Strategic Committee) INGOs (Tearfund, SFCG, CAFOD & MM); and the implementing Partners (DIWA, DREP, FOMWAN, RURCON & SUWA), and also support the country peacebuilding plan.
S/he will ensure that partners, communities, religious bodies and faith groups are mobilised to work towards achieving greater social cohesion outcomes and that communities develop adaptive mechanisms for non-violent conflict resolution leading to resilient communities against the effects of conflict and fragility.
The job holder will ensure that projects are identified, designed, planned, implemented, monitored, evaluated (in line with the Global Consortium design) and reported in accordance with Tearfund’s Peacebuilding key indicators.
This is a local national package; the applicants should have permission to work in Nigeria.
The successful candidate will have:
Degree and/or equivalent qualification in a humanitarian, development or management related discipline.
Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience in the role
Appropriate training e.g. project management / conflict / education /development, or equivalent experience.
Understanding and experience of issues related to conflict, development, education, and theology of development.
Proven successes in working with local organisations in capacity building particularly in facilitating interfaith dialogue.
Proven experience in designing and facilitating participatory learning processes.
Sound understanding of peace building good practice and ability to skill-up rapidly in new areas.
Understanding of conflict analysis planning and procedures.
Experience in financial management.
Experience of managing institutional donor funded projects in accordance with donor requirements. Understanding of and ability to influence others to incorporate accountability, DRR, gender, protection mainstreaming and diversity in their peacebuilding work.
Strong communication and negotiation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills including sensitivity in cross cultural communications.
Ability to collate, analyse and report data in a clear and coherent manner
Competence in written and spoken English.
Working knowledge of local languages (Hausa)
Computer literate
We are looking for a person committed to freedom of Religion and Belief for all, critical thinker with the ability to highlight shortfalls and make suggestions for improvement. Someone who is a committed Christian and who shares and supports Tearfund’s values and vision.
Grade: BG-7 Croner 4
Salary: NGN 10,157,784.00 (Gross per annum)
Advert Duration: 21st May – 4th June 2024.
Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for the interviews!
Please Note:
All applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs.
The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues.
In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watch list database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.
Job Type:Full time

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