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Search for Common Ground Recruitment 2022 (11 Positions)

Apply for ongoing SFCG Recruitment 2022. See the 11 job positions, descriptions, eligibility, and how to apply. Search for Common Ground is seeking the services of both graduates and experienced job seekers to fill the vacant positions in their organization. Search for Common Ground Recruitment

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Intern (Transformative Dialogues on the Comitas Project)

Location: Adamawa

Requirements
Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Political Science, Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies, International Relations,  Sociology, Psychology  or related fields;

Experience:

  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and in a diverse workplace.
  • Had volunteered with Search or any other INGO and understands Search’s ethics.
  • Has attended Search’s training in the past (desired but not required).
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight time frames and handle multiple tasks.
  • Has a good understanding of the context in the five Local Government Areas we are working in.

Skills Required:

  • Analytical skills – ability to analyze data from different perspectives
  • Interpersonal, Coordination, and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Understanding English, Hausa, and Fulfulde languages is a plus factor
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines with acute attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage time effectively.
  • Have a fair working knowledge of IT tools (e.g. Internet, MS Office, and Excel).

Duration of the Activity:

  • The activity will be for 4 months (March – June 2022).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2.) Consultant (Development of Manual on Disengagement, Disassociation, Reintegration, and Reconciliation – DDRR)

Location: Abuja

Required Profile

  • Advanced Degree in Social Sciences, Peacebuilding, Development Studies, International Studies or a related discipline (or equivalent experience).
  • At least 5 years’ experience of curriculum development on PCVE, DDRR and training facilitation, including engagement with several actors – governments, community, religious leaders, civil society, governments, security organizations, specialist networks, etc.
  • Experience working with INGOs and other Donor Organizations
  • Ability to utilize different approaches to impact skills and knowledge toward practical application in PCVE and DDRR
  • Have experience in developing training manuals.
  • Have experience in facilitating formal and informal training.
  • The consultant must be familiar with the context of Northeast Nigeria with a focus on the conflict dynamics of Borno, Adamawa,Yobe and Gombe StatesParticularly, key political, social, and security situations, around the Non-State Armed groups.
  • Ability to create a safe space for participants of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English.
  • Basic computer skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel among other skills.
  • Motivation and self-discipline to work without supervision.

Reporting Line:

  • Under direct supervision of the Search’ Capacity Building and Training Specialist, the Consultant will work with the Project Management team to coordinate and ensure the smooth implementation of the consultancy

Budget and Terms of Engagement:

  • The consultancy (development of the manual) will begin the first week of April 2022, all training and reports should be completed within 10 days
  • The entire consultancy will cover a period of 23 working days {10 days to cover 2 training sessions of 18 participants for each training, 10 days for the development of training materials, and 3 days for training report writing}
  • All statutory deductions will be removed at source from the total cost of the consultancy fee
  • All logistics arrangements should be built into the consultant’s proposed cost.

The Consultant is Required to Respect the Following Ethical Principles:

  • Comprehensive and systematic inquiry: Consultant should make the most of the existing information and full range of stakeholders available at the time of the review. Consultant should conduct systematic, data-based inquiries. He or she should communicate his or her methods and approaches accurately and in sufficient detail to allow others to understand, interpret and critique his or her work. He or she should make clear the limitations of the review and its results.
  • Competence: Consultant should possess the abilities and skills and experience appropriate to undertake the tasks proposed and should practice within the limits of his or her professional training and competence.
  • Honesty and integrity: Consultant should be transparent with the contractor/constituent about: any conflict of interest, any change made in the negotiated project plan and the reasons why those changes were made, any risk that certain procedures or activities produce misleading review information.
  • Respect for people: Consultant respect the security, dignity and self-worth of respondents, program participants. Consultant has the responsibility to be sensitive to and respect differences amongst participants in culture, religion, gender, disability, age and ethnicity.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3.) Consultant (Pilot Study on Perception and Practices on Mental Illness)

Location: Borno

Requirments
Education:

  • A Degree or equivalent in Communications, Psychology, Social Sciences, or related fields. A Master’s degree is an added advantage

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience working on MHPSS and/or related fields in a leadership/managerial position
  • At least 5 years of experience in research, development studies and assessments
  • Experience engaging and working with people from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated experience working on conflict issues and in fragile environments;
  • Excellent knowledge of the North-East conflict dynamics
  • Relevant experience supporting and engaging traditional and religious leaders
  • The Consultant must be familiar with the context of the region and experience in community engagement, planning and execution of programs in Peacebuilding and Humanitarian sectors

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • The consultant must be familiar with the context of Northeast Nigeria.
  • Excellent facilitation skills and high capacity to plan at short notice
  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English
  • Basic computer skills is in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel among other skills
  • Fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri and knowledge of other languages indigenous to Northeastern Nigeria will be an added advantage.
  • Motivation and self-discipline to work without supervision
  • Budget and Terms of Engagement
  • Payments will be made in three installments; 30% after submission of inception report, 30% after completing data collection and submission of Draft Report, raw data, recordings and transcriptions; and 40% on submission of the final report.
  • Search Will deduct withholding tax at source from the total cost of the consultancy fee
  • All logistics arrangements should be included in the proposed budget.

The Consultant is Required to Respect the Following Ethical Principles:

  • Comprehensive and systematic inquiry: Consultant should make the most of the existing information and full range of stakeholders available at the time of the review. Consultant should conduct systematic, data-based inquiries. He or she should communicate his or her methods and approaches accurately and in sufficient detail to allow others to understand, interpret and critique his or her work. He or she should make clear the limitations of the review and its results.
  • Competence: Consultant should possess the abilities and skills and experience appropriate to undertake the tasks proposed and should practice within the limits of his or her professional training and competence.
  • Honesty and integrity: Consultant should be transparent with the contractor/constituent about: any conflict of interest, any change made in the negotiated project plan and the reasons why those changes were made, any risk that certain procedures or activities produce misleading review information.
  • Respect for people: Consultant respect the security, dignity and self-worth of respondents, program participants. Consultant has the responsibility to be sensitive to and respect differences amongst participants in culture, religion, gender, disability, age and ethnicity.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

4.) Conflict Scan Consultant

Location: Borno

Required Profile
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Conflict and Peace-Building Studies, International Relations, Political Sciences or related fields.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience carrying out conflict analysis, research, training on conflict sensitivity and do no harm;
  • Demonstrated skills of using different conflict analysis frameworks; conflict analysis, peacebuilding or development engagement in conflict environments;
  • Deep understanding of the social, political and conflict dynamics in Northern Nigeria;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Knowledge using qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis tools;
  • Knowledge of early warning systems;
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; andAbility to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.

Application Closing Date
Not Specifed.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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5.) Consultant – Micro-Enterprise Fundamentals Training

Location: Borno

Required Profile

  • The consultant must be skilled in converting waste, especially plastic waste into useable products of different types.
  • S/He must demonstrate a track record of successes in waste recycling and management with good training and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to utilize different approaches to impact skills and knowledge toward practical application in waste management and recycling.
  • Certificate of apprenticeship or company registration. An academic qualification in waste management and recycling will be an added advantage.
  • Applications from waste management and recycling companies are welcome.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

6.) Training Coordination Consultant

Location: Borno

Required Profile

  • Education: A Masters or Postgraduate in Leadership, Management, Development studies, international relations or other relevant fields.
  • The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of Search’s Capacity Building and Training Specialist with support from the RESILAC Project Manager.
  • Experience: The Consultant must be a trainer with diverse experiences in the field of training both planning and execution in Peacebuilding and Humanitarian sectors.

Other Relevant Requirements

  • The consultant must be familiar with the context of Northeast Nigeria with focus on conflict dynamics of the Lake Chad region.
  • Must be resident in Maiduguri Excellent facilitation skills and high capacity to plan at short notice Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English.
  • Basic computer skills is in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel among other skills
  • Fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri and knowledge of other languages indigenous to Northeastern Nigeria will be an added advantage.
  • Motivation and self-discipline to work without supervision.

Application Closing Date
Not Specifed.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

7.) Consultant – Leadership and Advocacy Training

Location: Borno

Required Profile
Education:

  • The facilitators must possess at least a Master’s or Postgraduate in Leadership, Management, Development studies, international relations or other relevant fields.

Experience:

  • The Consultant must be specialized in facilitating training in the field of leadership and advocacy with a track record of successes.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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8.) Social Cohesion Guideline Review Consultant

Location: Borno

Required Profile
Education:

  • A Degree or Postgraduate in Management, Development studies, Arts and Culture, Communications or other relevant fields.

Experience:

  • The Consultant must be familiar with the context of the region and experienced in community engagement, planning and execution of programs in Peacebuilding and Humanitarian sectors.
  • Experience on Social cohesion Activities, development and review of similar guidelines.

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • The consultant must be familiar with the context of Northeast Nigeria with focus on conflict dynamics of the Lake Chad region.
  • Must be resident in Maiduguri.
  • Excellent facilitation skills and high capacity to plan at short notice.
  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English
  • Basic computer skills is in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel among other skills
  • Fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri and knowledge of other languages indigenous to Northeastern Nigeria will be an added advantage.
  • Motivation and self-discipline to work without supervision

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

9.) Project Officer – Nigeria

Location: Abuja

Deadline: 11th February, 2022.

Educational Qualifications and Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Peacebuilding, Development Studies, Media & Communications or a related discipline (or equivalent experience).
  • A good understanding of  and North Eastern region of Nigeria, particularly in terms of key political, social, security and economic issues
  • At least 3 years experience of project implementation, including engagement with several actors – governments, community, and religious leaders, civil society, governments, security organizations and specialist networks, etc.

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Resident in Abuja, speaks local language Hausa fluently
  • Excellent diplomacy and interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a non-partisan manner, appreciating gender, cultural and ethnic diversity
  • Ability to work individually, but also with experience of working effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively with attention to detail and an orderly approach to tasks
  • Strong analytical skills, including drafting reports and briefings Superior written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Must have a ‘hands-on’, practical mentality, be self-driven, and very motivated
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required
  • Prior experience in advocacy, liaison and collaboration with donors, partners, security agencies, relevant government agencies, security forces and media is desirable.
  • Experience working in a conflict (hard to reach) environment is a plus. SFCG Recruitment 

Other Relevant Competencies:

  • Accountability: Being accountable and passing on accountability for one’s own actions and those of colleagues and the organization.
  • Attention to detail: The ability to process detailed information effectively and consistently
  • Collaboration: The ability to work effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal – even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest possibilities.
  • Creativity: The ability to come up with original and innovative ideas and solutions, to adopt points of view outside the usual parameters.
  • Focus on Quality: Setting high quality standards and striving for continuous improvement and quality assurance.
  • Learning Ability: The ability to absorb new information readily and to put it into practice effectively
  • Adaptability: The ability to remain fully functional by adapting to changing circumstances (environment, procedures and people).

Application Closing Date
11th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

10.) National Conflict Analyst

Location: Abuja

Deadline: 14th February, 2022.

Requirements

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Conflict and Peace Studies, Journalism, or related field is required.
  • Master’s Degree in the aforementioned fields is desirable. SFCG Recruitment 

Required Experience:

  • Five years of relevant work experience and three years specific work experience in conflict analysis is required
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills and experience are required
  • Superior written and oral communication skills in English
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required
  • Ability to work autonomously and take initiative to generate valuable findings and communicate them in a timely manner.
  • Ability to efficiently create and send reports during critical times or deadlines
  • Prior experience in advocacy, liaison and collaboration with donors, partners, security agencies, relevant government agencies, security forces and media is desirable.
  • Experience working in a conflict (hard to reach) environment is a plus.

Other Relevant Competencies:

  • Accountability: Being accountable and passing on accountability for one’s own actions and those of colleagues and the organization.
  • Attention to detail: The ability to process detailed information effectively and consistently
  • Collaboration: The ability to work effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal – even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest possibilities.
  • Creativity: The ability to come up with original and innovative ideas and solutions, to adopt points of view outside the usual parameters.
  • Focus on Quality: Setting high quality standards and striving for continuous improvement and quality assurance.
  • Learning Ability: The ability to absorb new information readily and to put it into practice effectively
  • Adaptability: The ability to remain fully functional by adapting to changing circumstances (environment, procedures and people). SFCG Recruitment 

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Documents
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date).

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11.) Project Officer

Location: Abuja

Deadline: 7th February, 2022.

Qualifications / Knowledge and Experience

  • BA / B.Sc or equivalent in Conflict Management, Social Sciences, International Development or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in the non-profit sector preferably on conflict management/peacebuilding and community development.
  • Experience working in a multi-organizational team (international and national partners) is a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing and editing
  • Demonstrate attention to details, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Experience engaging with Government authorities, religious leaders and local partners
  • Strong training and capacity building experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the conflict dynamics in most parts of Nigeria
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Demonstrate strong emotional intelligence
  • Excellent oral and written skills and Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required
  • Fluency in English required. SFCG Recruitment 

Other Relevant Competencies:

  • Accountability: Being accountable and passing on accountability for one’s own actions and those of colleagues and the organization.
  • Attention to detail: The ability to process detailed information effectively and consistently
  • Collaboration: The ability to work effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal – even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest possibilities.
  • Creativity: The ability to come up with original and innovative ideas and solutions, to adopt points of view outside the usual parameters.
  • Focus on Quality: Setting high quality standards and striving for continuous improvement and quality assurance.
  • Learning Ability: The ability to absorb new information readily and to put it into practice effectively
  • Adaptability: The ability to remain fully functional by adapting to changing circumstances (environment, procedures and people).

Application Closing Date
Monday; 7th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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