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RTI International is implementing a five year USAID funded Leadership, Advocacy, Empowerment, and Development (LEAD) project in Nigeria, a project aimed at improving governance and service delivery at the local government level. The position is open to residents of Nigeria only.

LOCATIONS: (Bauchi and Niger Delta)

The Senior Technical Manager will provide technical leadership and quality control for the result-oriented technical teams and crosscutting technical staff. The candidate we seek is a senior Governance Specialist who has expertise in project management in the areas of systems strengthening at the LGA level, capacity building for participatory planning and budgeting of public funds, civil society capacity building, and working with local governments to improve the delivery of services to people. The position is at grade 11 and reports to the Chief of Party.

Program and activity design consistent with sound development and governance principles
Management and supervision of a team of technical specialists to produce results and maintain internal communication and coordination Represent the project to key stakeholders in state and local government and civil society
Oversee the development and implementation of annual work plans to achieve project objectives
Project monitoring consistent with required results.
Attend meetings and represent the project on technical issues
Work closely with the Chief of Party to understand and meet project needs and requirements.
Provides reports on program status and implementation issues.
Contributes to quarterly and annual reports on LEAD implementation other duties as assigned.

A Degree plus 12years or Masters Degree plus 9 years relevant experience.
A minimum of 5years experience working with local governments or civil society preferably in Northern Nigeria.
Excellent report writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Power Point and Excel.
Ability to work under pressure and in team environment.

To apply: Please email your cover letter and CV in reverse chronological order with position applied for as subject (including email and phone contact) to info@lead.rtf.org on or before 28th October, 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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