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CSO Specialist At RTI International

Date Posted: 26/Aug/2014
Deadline: 30/Sep/2014

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

RTI International is implementing the 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. 

This position is open to experienced local governance professionals and residents of Nigeria only.

RTI International is recruiting to fill the position of:

CSO Specialist (Rivers)


Job Objectives
The CSO will strengthen the capacity of local government by promoting government council effectiveness, strengthening management capacity of service departments and building a dialogue with state level actors about legislative changes that provide more citizens to access to information and local decision making and participatory budget process that require greater transparency in local government. He/she will work closely with M&E, also on designing and implementing trainings and mentoring to strengthening the capacity of a wide range of organizations at the community and state levels with emphasis on building their capacity to engage with local governments on service planning, budgeting and monitoring.

Required Experience Skills and Qualification:

  • Demonstrated CSO capacity building experience is required.
  • Technical capacity, knowledge, and experience in the governance domain are required.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. (Writing samples will be requested if invited to interview)
  • Good knowledge of USAID or other donor funded reporting formats is required.
  • Experience in the Niger Delta preferred.
  • Bachelors’ degree with 6 years or MA degree plus 3 years’ experience required.

How To Apply:
Please email your cover letter which summarizes how your relevant skills and experience are a match for the position sought and CV in reverse chronological order to: [email protected]
Please be sure to include your email and phone contact. Also include the position applied for in the subject of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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