Job in Jos at The United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) prevents, mitigates and
resolves violent conflicts around the world by engaging directly in
conflict zones and providing analysis, education and resources to those
working for peace.
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Justice & Security Dialogue Project Officer

Requisition ID: 429891
Location: Jos
Department: Governance, Law & Society
Employment Status: CTR – Contractor
Job Summary

  • The Project Officer, in consultation with the JSD Coordinator
    for Nigeria, is responsible for closely monitoring, supporting, and
    ensuring quality of implementation of the JSD process in Jos, Nigeria.
    This is a local position in Jos, Plateau state.
  • This position reports to the Coordinator, who is in charge of
    the overall strategic direction of JSD activities in country and
    partnership-building with relevant stakeholders, training, mentoring and
    coaching of in-country project officers, as needed. The position will
    also work in collaboration with D.C. based staff.
  • role requires supporting implementing partners in direct
    implementation, continuously developing relationships with institutional
    and local stakeholders; and implementing, monitoring and reporting on
    JSD project activities in Jos.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support when and as needed, in close collaboration with the
    implementing partner, the implementation of JSD activities in Nigeria;
  • In close consultation with the Coordinator, continuously develop
    relationships with institutional and national-level stakeholders;
  • Provide regular, detailed, updates on JSD activities to the Coordinator and DC team;
  • Assist in systems mapping, data collection and empirical
    research from the JSD process that can feed into publications and the
    national-level policy discussion;
  • Support the Coordinator in development of reports, policy guidance, or political analysis as needed;
  • Coordinate with and support regional JSD network as needed;
  • Work with the implementing partner to ensure activities are implemented on schedule;
  • Coordinate the organization of operational meetings, dialogues,
    in-country trainings and other activities as needed by the JSD team;
  • In close consultation with the Coordinator, mentor and coach the
    dialogue implementing partner through the JSD process in Nigeria;
  • Review all technical and financial reporting from implementing
    partners, provide guidance as needed, and liaise with the Coordinator to
    ensure timely submission of all required materials;
  • Observe and support project activities and cultivate relationships in Jos, Nigeria;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • BA in relevant field (International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights or Development) required, MA preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating with officials in government and collaborating with local partner organizations;
  • Strong interest in and experience with innovative programming;
  • Demonstrated project design, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Four (4) years of related experience required.
  • Professional experience in rule of law, security sector reform, peacebuilding or similar field in Jos, Nigeria.
  • Track record working with security forces and civil society in Nigeria is preferred.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • This position is subject to the availability of funds. The
    initial term of the position will be determined subject to the
    availability of secured funding, and is eligible for renewals based on
    continued funding.
  • All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Instructions

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    .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a
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  • Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted. 
  • No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only. 
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