Hiring Organization: ActionAid Nigeria

Reporting to: Manager, Partnerships & Local Rights Programme
Duration: 4 Months (maternity cover)

Job Purpose

The post holder will support the Partnerships and Local Rights Programme (P & LRP) in relevant states to deliver on the core objectives of ActionAid Nigeria using the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA).
S / he will focus on system strengthening, capacity building of relevant partners in states and communities and ensure that funds released for projects are properly utilised.

Specific Responsibilities
Partnership Development:

Establish strong and cordial relationship with primary partners / Communities.
Liaise with the Impact Assessment and Shared Learning (IASL) unit on Partnership Assessment & Monitoring (PAM) processes
Ensure partner organisations comply with relevant policies.
Contribute to the development & update of an appropriate information management systems on ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) partners
Ensure inclusivity in all LRP programming.

Capacity Development:

Facilitate and support relevant capacity needs as identified from Partnership Assessment Monitoring (PAM) processes
Ensure the implementation of AAN methodologies at the community and states levels.
Support the nurturing of local structures and empowering them to demand accountability from duty bearers and linking community movements with Inclusive forum for Accountable society.
Provide mentoring support to partner organisations.
Facilitate the setting up of community structures to ensure value for money of physical projects in communities by setting up or strengthening relevant community managementstructures and ensure their sustainability in very close collaboration with partners.

Financial Management:

Participate actively in developing unit’s periodic / annual plans and budgets.
Monitor and support partners to develop financial and accountability systems.
Support partner organisations / Associations in developing periodic / annual plans and budgets.
Review, process and monitor partner organisations’ grants.
Facilitate the financial processes for service providers engaged by the unit.

Communication and Reporting:

Ensure partner organisations / Associations have a formal internal communication channels in place
Facilitate communication between partner organisations and units within AAN
Set up an effective communication mechanism from community to AAN, other partners or other relevant stakeholders including security agents and other MDAs.
Ensure relevant partnership information are uploaded on the sharepoint
Review partners’ reports and ensure compliance to required formats and timelines
Work with relevant units to ensure implementation of planned activities
Support partner organisations in Child Message Collection (CMC) process and ensure adherence to agreed reporting period
Ensure adequate and effective documentation of all reports within the unit

General:

Active engagement in community mobilization and programming and movement building

Key Relationship:

Internal Relationships: Entire AAN team
External Relationships: Partners, Donors, CSOs and relevant government agencies.

Person Specifications

Education / Qualifications
Essential:

First degree in Social Sciences or Arts / Humanities

Desirable:

Membership of relevant professional Institute

Experience
Essential

At least 3 years’ experience in project management.
Experience in community mobilization
Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word & Outlook (MS Office in general)

Desirable:

Experience working with women groups and persons with disabilities

Skill Abilities:

Strong communication and writing skills
Ability to provide practical solutions within set deadlines.
Ability to maintain donor relationship and accountability in line with funding policies and standards.
Excellent skills to motivate and inspire a functional team will be essential
Strong analytical / problem-solving skills.
Multi-tasking skills
Negotiation skills
Excellent planning and prioritization skills
Skills in community mobilization, advocacy and negotiation

Desirable:

Highly numerate
Excellent Skills in Programme Information Management

Personal Qualities:

Team player, a person of integrity
Creative and takes initiative.
Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
Self-motivated person able to work with minimum supervision
Demonstrable experience in working with communities
Ability to travel to poor rural communities including North East and South South
Effectively promote AAN’s mission values, and objectives

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How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should fill and complete the Application Form below and send in an MSWord attachment to: [email protected] with “Job title” as the email subject
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Note

Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Scanned application forms will be disregarded.
Subject line of email must state clearly, Job title of position applied for and location e.g Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Consultancy) – Abuja
ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.

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