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Project Officer At Stakeholder Democracy Network

Date Posted: 20/Jun/2019
Deadline: 01/Jul/2019

Stakeholder Democracy Network is an International non-governmental organization that helps facilitate community development from a rights-based perspective. SDN operates in the Niger Delta where it helps the communities affected by oil exploitation and the challenges of resource curse. SDN has five pillar issues that represent significant long held grievances and acute problems that we are trying to resolve. These are: Access to Energy, Democratisation, Environment, Resilient Communities, and Resource Governance.

Project Officer

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers


  • SDN is expecting to secure new projects in the near future and is searching for potential candidates who could work in the role of Project Officer. If you would like to be considered for this future job opportunities, please apply.

Job Purpose

  • To participate in the implementation of SDN projects in accordance with donor requirements and SDN’s Programme Strategy and Objectives. The Project Officer reports to the Senior Project Officer.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Programme Implementation 60%
  • Programme Administration 20%
  • External Relations and Communications 10%
  • Research Updates 10%

Programme Implementation:

  • Assist the process of planning, development and implementation of the project
  • Assist the development and implementation of research and data collection processes
  • Assist the analysis, review and final output process for all project reporting
  • Assist in organising and facilitating dialogue meetings, workshops and seminars with government representatives, civil society and other relevant project stakeholders
  • Assist in monthly internal reporting and the presentation to management

Programme Administration:

  • Lead the execution of day-to-day activities for projects
  • Lead the documentation process for internal and external reporting and record keeping
  • Work with the project logical framework and theory of change to ensure activities are implemented effectively.
  • Use the project monitoring and evaluation framework to monitor activities, and evaluate their impact as it relates to project outcomes.
  • Analyse project documents, field research and implementation reports and generate summaries of interventions

External Relations and Communications:

  • Support SDN to build relationships that are key to promoting stability and development in the Niger Delta
  • Support the facilitation of regular communication and networking with local partners, local and national institutions and external actors
  • Support to the SDN external communications process by contributing to articles for the website and email distribution

Research Briefs:

  • Lead on identifying research areas related to security and governance, and developing research methodologies.
  • Review research and produce final drafts of publications.
  • Generate research briefs in a short period on key issues identified.

Key Qualifications
Assessment of candidates will be based on proven experience and capacity with evidence of the following or equivalent experience as follows:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences or related field. A Master’s Degree in a similar field is desirable.
  • At least 2 years work experience in a similar position is essential
  • Knowledge of the political and socio-economic dynamics in the Niger Delta region is essential,
  • Excellent IT skills: word, excel and online communication skills;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to build and conduct effective professional working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.

We are looking for candidates with skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Project management
  • Advocacy and campaigning
  • Community engagement, mediation and dialogue
  • Research and analysis
  • Capacity building (training and facilitation)
  • Social accountability approaches.

And with technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas, preferably in the context of the Niger Delta:

  • Protection of the environment
  • Promoting good governance
  • Promoting peace and ensuring human security
  • Developing livelihoods and promoting economic diversification
  • Increasing access to (clean) energy
  • Analysing the actions and policy of government and the oil and gas industry.

Gross salary - NGN150,000 -190,000 monthly


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a Covering Letter (maximum 1 page) and a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages) to "Daniel Bob-Manuel Admin Officer, SDN" via: [email protected] with the position you applied for as the subject title.


  • Recruitment for this position is subject to the availability of new projects within the organisation. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.

Method of Application

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