The State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) NGO Job Vacancy: Recruitment for Technical Coordination Manager
The State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) is a major governance reform programme funded by the K government’s Department for International Development and managed by HTSPE Ltd assisting the Nigerian Government to build on governance reforms already under way in five states (Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos) and at Federal level The programme started in September 2008 and will run for six years.
We are now looking for a Technical Coordination Manager (TCM) to join the SPARC Team. The TCM will be based at the SPARC Kaduna office. The TCM will work closely with SPARC State Team Leader (STL). Senior Technical Coordination Manager, consultants and administrative teams at the PMU, Abuja and other SPARC state offices. The TCM will drive the SPARC work programme forward in Public Service Management (PSM): Public Financial Management (PFM) and Policy and Strategy (P&S) which includes Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E).
- Technical Coordination Manager
•Support the STL in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with the State Government
•Work closely with and facilitate Government officers, SPARC consultants and staff, and other key stakeholders to implement plans;
•Move the Kaduna State Government reform programme forward in the areas of PSM; PFM; P&S and M&E, with a particular interest in PSM. Ensure consistency of support and reforms across these four areas of governance reform.
•Support and manage activities of consultants, acting as a link with Government and ensure that the consultants fulfill their TORs and collaborate appropriately with Government officers;
•Support meetings and workshops, including: identification of participants, organisation of invites, preparation of workshop and training materials, note taking, minute writing. reporting and administration;
• Follow up and support timely implementation of activities arising from meetings, workshop, training events etc.
•Assist in preparing the SPARC work plans. ToRs and reports for consultancy inputs, writing and checking consultancy reports
•Act as trainer and mentor for the Technical Officers.
•Comply at all times with SPARC guidelines, policies and procedures for Programme Management.
•Any other duties of a related nature which might reasonably he required and allocated by the Line Manager or STI..
•Minimum undergraduate social science degree. masters desirable
•Relevant work experience in programme support, project management or of Tice administration essential
•Requisite knowledge of governance and development issues in Nigeria and international development issues generally would be an advantage
•Skills in utilising project management tools and soft ware desirable
•Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications essential (word, excel.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential
•• Familiarity with DFID or other donor assisted programmes in Nigeria would be an advantage
•Technically competent in a couple of our work streams, particularly Public Sector Management.
•Good writing / editing skills. Clear communicator able to give competent
• Understanding of government and organization/development
• Happy with good sense of humour
• With Leadership/management skills and a good team player.
How To Apply
If you believe you have both the skills and experience required to enhance our Current offering please email/send your CV along with a brief outline of key points for our consideration to [email protected] by close of business on 13th May 2010 quoting ref: application for TCM.Download Job Alerts App for Android
Interviews will be held in May 2010. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Further information on SPARC can be found at www.sparc-nigeria.com and on HTSPE at www.htspe.com