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DFID (Department for International Development) Nigeria Vacancy for Social Development Adviser (Kano)

DFID (Department for International Development) Nigeria Vacancy for Social Development Adviser (Kano)

DFID Nigeria (DFIDN) is responsible for managing the British Government’s eootribution to development in Nigeria, with the objective of supporting governments at federal and stale level to reduce poverty in order to achievelhe Millennium OevelopmentGoals (MDGs).

* Social Development Adviser Northern Nigeria Office Kano

This is an externally focused post. The posl holder will be expected to spend up to sixty percent of his/her time working with programme service providers  government at the federal and state levels as well as with the a range of partner donor agencies.
More specifically, the post holder will
•Provide Social Development advice and analysis for all DFID programmes in Northern Nigeria, covering Health, Education, Nutrition, Water & Sanitation and Governance
•Lead the £2O million State Accountability and Voice Initiative programme in Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa, provide strategic over sight to ensure delivery of the programme in an effective manner
•Provide oversight for the Justioe Sector programme Justioe tor All, in Kaduna. Kanoand Jigewa, ensurtng it  remains focussed on helping  the states implement their Justice Sector reform plans
•Be an active member of the DFID Nigeria Gender Action Group. providl”9 technical slUlis and knowledge forimplementing the DFID Gender Equal Action Plan,
•Develop and strengthen working relationships with key partners  in Govemment, traditional Institutions and Development Partners, tor supporting work on social development issues, particularly Gender, in Northern Nigeria
•Work closely with the Girls’ Empowerment Programme Girt Hub, to provide strategic supporl, linkages and to be a condutt between the programmeandreievant DFID programmesinNorthemNigeria
•Act as coordinator tor one of DFID’s lead states in northern Nigeria. Slale coordination includes Ieading and strategically managing relationshipswithstakeholdrs inciuding DFIDservice providers,politiclans, senior offlcials and development partners and general public
•Represent DFID Nigeria and be able to explain its programmes and approach to Government officials, Development Partners and general public

•Support the DFID Northern Nigeria Office Management as necessary In a flexible and co-operalive manner, engaging where required on corporate and olt1ernnalters. In particularafocuson ValuefofMoney, Results and Communications will be necessary as theofficeexpandsils programmeandresources

Travel within Nigeria will be an integral part of the job, with regular travel to Northern States and periodic visits to the Abuja  office Reporting

The job holder will report jointly to the Head, DFID North Nigeria Office and the Team Leader in the Governance and Social Development Team in the DFID Nigeria office in Abuja.

Qualification

-Experience of working on a social development programme, with a development partner or a service provider/contractor is essential.
-Experience of conducting social analysis (particularly in poverty and in gender) essential; expenence  working on social policy issues in Nigeria required.
-Minimum of Masters level qualification in the Social Sciences or related field. Qualification in Gender Analysis is an added advantage.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills In English, computer literacy and working knowledge of the Hause language Experience of working with Civil Society in Northern Nigeria
Good interpersonal skill ability to work as partof a team in Kano and another team in Abuja; willingness in travel within Northern Nigeria

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position please send an email to [email protected]  to obtain the application form. Your completed application form should be sent to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 3rd June 2010. Under no circumstances will applications be accepted after this date.

All enquiries should be directed to Kimberly Ryan Ltd., No. 29 Kampala St Off Cairo St, Off Adetokunbo Ademola, Wuse II Abuja.

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