Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) Recruitment Abuja, Jos, Maiduguri, Kano and Port-Harcourt (

The Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) is a DFID supported project managed by a consortium of International agencies; British Council, International Alert and Social Development Direct. The programme seeks to deliver interventions to reduce the impacts of violent, conflicts and promote reconciliation processes. The focus of the project will be on the National level and in eight focal states.

NSRP is looking for committed and experienced individuals to join the competent team of professionals in this innovative and exciting programme:

Job Title: Research and Advocacy Manager
Location: Abuja

Job Description

    The Research & Advocacy Manager will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing all research and advocacy activities and stakeholders within the programme.
    S/he will provide leadership in preparing guidelines and budgets for project implementation of research and advocacy activities.
    The Research and Advocacy Manager will also be responsible for identifying programme opportunities and managing all partners involved in research and advocacy within the programme.
    job holder will develop financial and technical reports to be used for both internal and external stakeholders in the project.


    Interested candidates should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Sciences or Humanities with at least 5 years’ experience carrying out research and advocacy activities within a donor-funded project in Nigeria
    Experience in research and communications management is essential for this post while a relevant qualification, in Conflict or Development studies will be desirable.

Job Title: Economic and Natural Resources Manager

Location: Abuja

Job Description

    The Economic and Natural Resources Manager will provide leadership for the conceptualization and development of the programme activity technical design.
    S/he will work closely with the Regional Managers to ensure the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programme output activities at the federal, state and local levels.
    Additional responsibility will include; developing and managing stakeholders as well as providing overall capacity development to the NSRP delivery team.
    Frequent travels across selected Nigerian states may-be required.

Main Duties:

    Lead the evolution of technical design and conceptualisation of NSRP activity under Output 2
    Working closely with NSRP Regional Managers, provide technical leadership to ensure the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of all Output 2 activities at federal, state and local levels
    Develop and manage relationships with a wide constituency of actors and stakeholders, with particular relevance to the work conducted under Output 2
    Contribute to overall NSRP strategy-setting and monitoring at a senior level, and to the overall capacity development (skills and knowledge) of the NSRP delivery team.


    The ideal candidate for this position should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant Social Sciences discipline.
    S/he should have at least 5-years’ experience carrying out project management and human resources management activities within a peace building project in Nigeria.
    Significant experience and knowledge of M&E strategies and tools are essential for this position.
    Familiarity with the knowledge of global human rights, inclusion, security frame-works and gender equality will be an added advantage.

Job Title: Senior Programme Officer
Location: Abuja

Job Description

    The Senior Programme Officer will provide support for designing the frame-work of project activities and leadership for implementing project portfolios and stakeholders’ relationships within NSRP.
    S/he will be responsible for risk management of designated work areas as well as the procurement and management of internal and external resources in the programme.
    Additional responsibilities include; providing support for developing technical and financial reports and managing project-level finances, expenditure and project budgets.


    Interested candidates should have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Project Management, International Development or Conflict Management.
    The candidate must have not less than 4 years’ experience in a similar role in a donor funded project in Nigeria.
    Sound financial management and project management skills are essential for this positions.
    Other skills required for this position include good communications, interpersonal and report writing skills.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Description

    The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will provide support for the implementation and. management of all M&E activities at all Government levels and the programme regional offices.
    S/he will be responsible for inventory management of programme intervention documents and provide support, for the preparation of relevant programme reports/ documents.
    The M&E Officer will also manage all relationships with stakeholders and partners that will enhance programme delivery and effective feedback mechanism.


    Interested candidates should have a minimum of a University Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or other related disciplines with an additional post graduate qualification in M&E.
    S/he must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the development sector with at least 3 years’ experience actively involved in M&E activities within a development or a peace building project.
    Previous experience and knowledge of research methodologies, M&E tools and data analysis is essential for this position.
    Excellent communication, team building, negotiation, problem- solving and presentation skills are required.

Job Title: Regional Managers

Location: Jos, Maiduguri, Kano and Port-Harcourt

Job Description
The job holder will manage all programme activities within the region and also provide technical lead in overseeing media relations, resource and logistics management in the region. S/he will be responsible for initiating and managing relationships with stakeholders in the programme. Other duties of the Regional Manager will include: providing support for the development of stakeholder engagement, conflict analysis strategies and administration of risk management policies within the region.

Main Duties:

    Oversee satisfactory delivery of technical outputs in the region.
    Provide management and oversight to the regional team.
    Initiate and manage relationships with stakeholders, including state and local governments, state and local government advisory committees and partners organizations in the regions.
    Support development and regular updating of risk management strategy including safety and security management in the region.
    Lead on public and media relations in the region.
    Support regular conflict analysis and development of stakeholder engagement strategies.
    Provide oversight to management of resources and logistics in the region.

Project management

    Minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing or supporting management of development, conflict management and peace-building projects in any part of Nigeria.

Staff management

    Minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing and supporting a team to achieve results

Public relations

    Minimum of 3 experience of managing relations with governmental and non-governmental organizations.


    Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or other relevant fields and appropriate experience
    Postgraduate diploma in peace and conflict studies, development studies.

How to apply

Method of Application

Read through the role profile for Regional Managers. Download and complete the application form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ in the application form. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills' dictionary.

Please read all the documents carefully before you fill in the job application form. Telephone applications will not be considered. Completed applications should be sent via email to: .

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted. We do not accept CV's, handwritten applications or expressions of interest.

The application form must clearly explain how your experience matches the above profile and include names and contact details of 3 references. We will not be able to consider any application which arrives after that date.

Please ensure that the position you are applying for is given as the subject head of your e-mail. Any application not completed on the British Council ‘application form’ will not be accepted.

Please note all posts will be filled for two years in the first instance subject to the standard probationary period.

Deadline: 14th March 2014

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