International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) recruitment in Abuja

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an
international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of
democratic societies. IFES provides targeted technical assistance to
strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan,
nonprofit organization, IFES
has developed and implemented
comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120
countries. IFES works to build the capacity of electoral administration
bodies in Nigeria and supports the conduct of elections in the country.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Transport and Logistics Officer
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • Responsible for providing administrative, transport and logistics arrangements.
  • This will include but not limited to locations, hotels, air tickets, food, etc.
  • Manage participant database. Assist in the procurement of training materials, preparing of purchase orders for all procurements.
  • Travel logistics for staff and event participants.
  • Manage appointments and meeting schedules in and outside of office

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or any related field.
  • At least 4 years work experience in a similar position.
  • Experience working on a USAID and DFID funded projects.
  • Must have very good negotiation skills
  • Must have experience in inventory management
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and writing) skills
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as good team players.
  • Highest consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong and proven track record in elections related projects

Job Title: Program Manager
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • Responsible for developing, design and implementation of program
    activities; designing election related manuals; providing support to
    Civil Society organization in program implementation; drafting briefing
    and strategy papers, and programmatic reports.
  • Supervise and mentor program staff. Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor and/or Chief of Party.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in any of the Social Sciences, International Relations; Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in international development with at least 5 in elections, democracy and governance projects.
  • Experience in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating workshop/training.
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Experience working on USAID and DFID funded projects
  • Experience in project management and training is highly required
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and writing) skills
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as good team players.
  • Highest consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong and proven track record in elections related projects

Job Title: Strategic Plan Development Expert
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

Working closely with IFES’ Team and INEC Strategic Plan Technical
Committee (SPTC) on the Strategic plan development, the consultant is
expected but not limited to support the SPTC with reviewing the
2012-2016 INEC Strategic Plan(SP); formulate strategic goals for the
2015-2019 Electoral Cycle; develop the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan for the
Commission with a comprehensive overall operational plan, implementation
schedules, measurable objectives and timelines, and with
responsibilities assigned to specific INEC departments; support SPTC to
organize Strategic Plan workshops; work with IFES International
Strategic Plan Consultant on support to NEC.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant field in the area of planning, Public Policy, Development Studies;
  • At least five years of professional experience in strategic planning and management:
  • Experience working with INEC/other EMBs to prepare strategic plans;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with government partners and
    other stakeholders in public sector development programs, especially in
    the area of capacity development:
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision:
  • High level of English written and oral communication skills;
  • Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with government and development partners;
  • Skills in facilitation of stakeholder engagements/workshops;
  • Experience in research, policy development, management and programming-related work.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as good team players.
  • Highest consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate strong and proven track record in elections related projects
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How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward their application, current resume and cover letter to: ifesnigeria@ifes.org

Note: Only applications sent by email will be considered and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  6th October, 2016.

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