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NATIONAL EXPERT ON CIVIL SOCIETY
LOCATION: ABUJA, NIGERIA
APPLICATION DEADLINE : 12-NOV-10
ADDITIONAL CATEGORY: MANAGEMENT
TYPE OF CONTRACT: SERVICE CONTRACT
POST LEVEL: SB-4
LANGUAGES REQUIRED: ENGLISH
STARTING DATE: 12-DEC-2010
DURATION OF INITIAL CONTRACT: 1 YEAR WITH POSSIBILITY OF YEARLY RENEWAL
EXPECTED DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT: 1 YEAR WITH POSSIBILITY OF YEARLY RENEWAL
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Advanced university degree (Masters or Phd) in political science, international relations,development, economics or democratic governance
A minimum of 2 years of experience in planning and implementing CSO activities in relation to electoral reforms and democratic process;
Progressively responsible work experience in democratic governance, including electoral issues, dealing with: (a) policy dialogue and advisory work (b) leadership and management of research and analysis; (c) design and execution of capacity development programmes; (d) project management, including the leadership of multi-disciplinary expert teams, preferably funded by development partners (UN or other); and (e) promotion of stakeholder/community awareness of and participation in democratic governance.
A good understanding of the social, economic, political and historical trends underpinning African and, ideally, Nigerian governance and electoral processes.
Skills in training, process facilitation, strategic planning, and partnership-building.
Ability to prepare high quality policy briefs, analytical reports, and technical research reflecting global good practice in democratic governance.
Excellent PC user skills: word processing, spreadsheets, databases and web-based research.
Ability to travel within Nigeria and overseas.
Proven track record of advising, organizing and supervising public awareness activities partnering with CSOs, including that of CSOs capacity-building projects.
Excellent knowledge of election procedures and frameworks.
Ability to work harmoniously with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Familiarity with the civil society landscape in Nigeria.
Strong skills in written communications in English particularly in preparing issue-based papers or reports.
Excellent spoken English is also required.
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