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Nigeria - Governance And Conflict Prevention And Conflict Resolution Specialist At Cardno Emerging Markets (UK)

Date Posted: 07/Jun/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
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Nigeria - Governance and Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution Specialist

Job Summary

​Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) has recently submitted a formal Expression of Interest in being invited to tender to provide Technical Assistances services for the programme “EU Support to Ecowas Regional Peace, Security and Stability Mandate (EU-Ecowas PSS)”, to provide advisory support to the management and implementation of the regional programme, particularly supporting ECOWAS to carry out its conflict prevention and resolution mandate by building ECOWAS capacities in strategic planning and policy development as well as programme operations, management, supervision and coordination.  Tendering is expected during March.

Tentative timing:    Start approximately July/August 2014 (to be confirmed)
Duration:  48 months
Based in:  Abuja, Nigeria

We anticipate a long-term position for a Governance and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Specialist.

Key Responsibilities

We anticipate that the Governance and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Specialist will need the following background, qualifications and expertise:

  • University degree in a relevant subject
  • A minimum of 10 years’ professional experience working on donor-funded projects and programmes related to governance, peace-building, conflict-resolution and conflict prevention, including a significant number of years in developing countries.
  • Be highly skilled in providing advisory and capacity building services to public sector and civil society organisations in policy and strategy development, planning, programming, management and coordination of initiatives in peace-building, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and good governance.  Additional experience of cross-regional and multi-country programmes would be a distinct advantage.
  • An in-depth knowledge of peace and security sector, particularly a thorough understanding of issues related to conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace-building, rule of law, diplomacy and mediation processes.
  • Understanding of issues relating to disarmament and control of SALW.
  • Substantive experience working in a similar role in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa is essential – preferably including countries within the ECOWAS region. 
  • A skilled communicator with the ability to effectively engage multiple-stakeholders in cooperative dialogue.
  • Previous experience working on EU/EDF projects and programmes would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in both English and French (spoken and written)

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