Reporting to the Nigeria Country Director, the Program Officer is responsible for the day to day management of the Nigeria OfficeNatural Resources and Human Rights Program and for deisign, conducting, monitoring and evaluating local capacity building initiatives and ensuring their effectiveness.
A university degree in law, human rights, natural resources, development or a related field.
Strong academic and professional background in natural resources and human rights.
At least five years of progressive responsibility in humana rights or development work, particularly in the areas of human rights or natural resources governance
Demonstrated experience in managing governance projects, in particularnatural resources and community organizing
Demonstrated skills in training, curriculum development, and report writing.
Demonstrated skill in legal research and analysis, in particular in relation to gender equality standards
Knowledge of international, region, and domestic human rights instruments
Masters degree in law, human rights, international relations or development studies
Working knowledge of Hausa language and pidgin English preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and use of the internet
Capacity to work within a collaborative framework with other organizations, governmental officials, staff and civil society groups within a multidisciplinary and multicultural setting
Ability to establish priorities and to develop, coordinate and monitor work plans
Demonstrated ability to work independently and take ownership to resolve problems
Tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty
Demonstrated good judgment.
Capacity to work in hostile environments and to related to individuals and communities who are exposed to rights abuses
Remuneration is competitive.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No calls please. Send resume, cover letter and professional writing sample by email by: