Job Vacancy at Nextier Advisory

Nextier Security, Peace and Development (NextierSPD), a subsidiary of Nextier Capital Limited, is focused on providing conflict mitigation and resolution strategies, sustainable security stabilisation, community-based peace building initiatives, development project design, and development planning services. Through in-depth research, policy analysis, dialogue processes and a wide range of advisory services, NextierSPD seeks to solve the complex challenges arising from conflict in Nigeria.


Job Title: Security, Peace & Development Advisor

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic and analytical support on conflict analysis, security, peace and development issues
  • Drive Nextier’s business development and partnerships particularly in handling relationships with development partners and in seeking consulting engagement
  • Lead public policy dialogue initiatives in security peace and development
  • Pursue acquisitions of programme opportunities and strengthen capacity for research and publications
  • Provide strategic advisory input to Nextier leadership regarding emerging opportunities in the area of conflict, security, peace and development

Corporate Competencies:

  • The Security Peace and Development Adviser will:
  • Possess deep knowledge of security, peace, and development issues
  • Have a wide network within development and research institutions
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of Nextier SPD
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:

  • The Security Peace and Development Adviser will have:
  • Extensive experience in providing policy advice
  • Well-developed skills and demonstrated experience in facilitation, consensus-building, multi-stakeholder processes and negotiation, training, networking, coordination,
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Possesses specialist knowledge in the area of conflict prevention, social cohesion, governance reform or related areas, as well as in-depth and practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with internal and external parties in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to advise and oversee formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of projects and programmes
  • Proven ability to incorporate into his/her work relevant international practices

Management Competencies:

  • Lead strategic planning, resource-based management and reporting
  • Pursue innovative approaches and translates them into viable programme interventions
  • Mobilise resources and advise on cost recovery on consulting engagements
  • Monitors and evaluates development projects and programmes

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Nurture team spirit and support staff in developing their potentials
  • Build strong relationships with partners, focusing on impact and results
  • Demonstrate creativity, openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Possess positive and constructive attitudes to work

Requirements 

  • A Masters Degree in the Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science (with focus on conflict and peace studies), development studies, or other related domain
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional international experience in the fields of conflict prevention, peace-building and conflict- sensitive development
  • Proven experience in advising senior management, interacting with senior government officials and donors
  • Demonstrated experience in providing project and programme support with a conflict sensitive perspective
  • Experience in facilitating peace processes and dialogue activities
  • Experience working in an international organization, preferably and familiarity with political analysis, as well as crisis prevention and recovery issues
  • Excellent knowledge of and extensive experience in Africa. Experience in conflict prevention initiatives will be an added advantage
  • Experience and specialist knowledge in building national capacities in peace processes and national reconciliation

Location: Abuja

Closing Date
17th March, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Curriculum Vitae to: info@nextierlimited.com


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