Social Cohesion Project Manager at Search for Common Ground

A Social Cohesion Project Manager who is responsible for providing leadership, management, technical and operational guidance to the program teams at the field level. Specifically, s/he oversees the management of the project, its budgets and coordination between program support functions as well as with other different field teams and with local partners who work in the same geographical areas. The position holder will ensure best utilization of resources through implementation of efficient and effective program management and compliance systems and provision of timely support and guidance to project staff at the field level.

In addition, this position will be responsible for ensuring program quality and effective program management, including coherence of programming and implementation of Search’s program principles within the specific program locations; oversight of field operations; representation and liaison with local authorities, partners and communities at the field level.

The position requires an experienced conflict transformation, peacebuilding or development expert, conversant with project management cycles and relevant experience working in conflict-affected communities.

S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Office, North East and will work closely with the Country Director, DMEL Manager, Country Finance Manager, and other senior managers. S/he will also belong to the Lake Chad Inclusive Economic and Social Recover (RESILAC) Consortium team led by Action Against Hunger (AAH) in Nigeria, and within that structure s/he will report to the RESILAC National Project Coordinator and collaborate with other sector technical managers, leading other components of the project. The position holder will supervise Community Mobilizers, Conflict Analyst, and Psychosocial Support Specialist. This position is based in Maiduguri with frequent visits to selected working LGAs and communities in Borno.

About the Project

Lake Chad Inclusive Economic and Social Recovery (RESILAC) is a 4-year project developed by Action Against Hunger (AAH) in consortium with CARE and Groupe URD. The project aims to contribute to the economic recovery and to the strengthening of the resilience and the social cohesion of the territories of the Lake Chad basin most impacted by the Lake Chad crisis and climate change. The project targets four regions (i) Cameroon, the Far North, (ii) Niger, Diffa region, (iii) Chad, Lake region and (iv) Nigeria, Borno State. Search for Common Ground (Search) is an implementing partner to AAH in Nigeria to implement the project’s pillar #1 focused on strengthening human capital, social cohesion and collective and sustainable management of natural resources in selected LGAs in Borno state.

Job Requirement

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related area required, while a Masters in Conflict Resolution, International Relations, or related field would be an added benefit;

Required Experience

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in managing Social Cohesion, Peacebuilding, conflict transformation, psychosocial support and human rights advocacy programs
  • Previous experience in managing psychosocial programs with a special focus on addressing trauma in conflict settings
  • Experience working in a diverse team and with community-based organizations.

Other Relevant Requirements

  • Good knowledge of the country context and ability to network with both civil society and public sector
  • Ability to review and analyze and interpret financial reports, budget versus actuals, financial projections and procurement documentation;
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional working relationships;
  • Analytical capacity, including ability to analyze and articulate peace, human security and conflict issues;
  • Ability to work with people at all levels, ranging from high-level national officials to community leaders;
  • Experience in setting performance objectives of teams and leading a team.
  • Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the human rights and peace-building fields;
  • Good knowledge of North East, including the political, economic and social dimensions;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and other software
  • Detail-oriented with ability to meet deadlines, both prescribed and self-imposed
  • Willingness and desire to learn while demonstrating self-initiative
  • Ability to adapt to new cultures and work in diverse environments

Added Advantage

  • Language Skills: (Native/Fluent/Basic)
  • English Language (Fluent)
  • Hausa (an added advantage)
  • Kanuri (an added advantage)
  • Shuwa Arab (an added advantage)

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