Job Title: A2L Conflict Adviser
MBA, MSc, MA
Lead conflict analysis for northern Nigeria, conducting robust and strategic conflict analysis and providing quality crosscutting conflict advice and analysis for DFID programmer in northern Nigeria, across our Governance, Humanitarian, Human Development and Growth portfolios.
Support the implementation and monitoring of key programmer in conflict prevention, stabilization, security and justice, working closely with lead advisers in Abuja. Oversee the work of the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) in northern Nigeria as well as the implementation of the Peace building and Stabilization Programme in the North East.
Ensure broader Conflict Sensitive programming and delivery of DFID governance, humanitarian, economic growth, human development in Northern Nigeria.
Support UK information sharing and policy development on North East Nigeria.
Effectively influence the approach of Nigerian Government officials, development partners and civil society to address conflict in the North East. The post holder will work with and influence a wide range of relevant Federal and State government partners, civil society and traditional leaders on conflict reduction in North East Nigeria.
Assist the UK Risk Management Office to manage operating and programme risk.
Support the wider DFID Conflict Cadre through participation in annual professional conferences, as well as providing support to advisers in other offices as part of the conflict cadre.
Minimum five-year experience in the field of conflict resolution and peace building. This should include provision of conflict advice to development programmer or policy making institutions, experience of designing and managing conflict prevention and peace building programmer, experience in overseeing budgets and results delivery.Conflict response. A thorough practical and theoretical understanding of: direct and third party peace processes, ceasefires, mediation and peace agreements; post-conflict stabilization assessment and planning; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants; transitional justice, reconciliation and their role in mitigating future risks of violence; design and implementation of peace building programmer.
Conflict prevention and conflict sensitive development. A thorough practical and theoretical understanding of conflict-sensitive design of poverty reduction programmes, including the relationship between conflict and development; role of state and non-state actors in promoting peaceful transformation; global, regional, and national factors affecting conflict; conflict-sensitive design, monitoring and evaluation of programmes aimed at preventing violence.
See the bigger picture: develop and in-depth understanding and knowledge of how the role fits and supports organisational objectives and wider public needs. Scan the political context and take account of wider impacts to develop long term implementation.
Make effective decisions: break down and simplify complex data, policy documents and similar information on conflict issues; assess and interpret information to identify main issues and to inform non-technical colleagues.
Lead and communicate: communicate clearly both orally and in writing, using appropriate language; communicate on a range of issues to diverse internal and external audiences.
Collaborate and partner: excellent team player; work effectively with government, development partner, civil society and private sector stakeholders, including traditional and religious leaders; build good relationships for partnership, implementation and support for DFID programmes,
Deliver at pace: ensure tasks are done to the required standard and deadlines; plan work to meet individual, team and office-wide objectives, achieve high quality and value for money.
Applicant should forward Application to AfricaHRHubRecruit@dfid.gov.uk using the job title as the subject of the mail
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