State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) Recruiting State Programme Officers

The State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) is one of five State Level Programmes (SLPs) funded  by DFID designed to improve  the efficiency and effectiveness of public  resource use  in selected  states in Nigeria. SAVI is currently working  in Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Yobe and Zamfara States with the Programme head quarters in Abuja. SAVI is recruiting qualified candidates to fill the position of an additional State Programme Officer in 5 of the SAVI state offices: Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos.

Job Position: State Programme Officer

Equal Opportunity
SAVI is Equal Opportunity Employer (which includes people  living with disability). The Terms and Conditions of employment are commensurate  with the levels of responsibility and experience.

Applicants should have a University degree or other  relevant  educational background combined  with relevant  working experience (field as well as desk based) within the specified  state or surrounding region.
Minimum of 5/10 years experience  in working  with CS, State House of Assembly (SHoA), the Media language of the specified state fluently, Proactive  approach and the ability to think “outside the  box
when developing solutions and strategies, independent, self-driven; able  to handle multi-tasks with detail-minded, ad passionate about the development  of the specified  state.
Key Job Responsibilities

Support to the State Team Leader (STL) to facilitate technical delivery of the state programme, through the state team, as a team, including  inputs from local, national & international advisers/consultants
Manage delivery of delegated technical support to CS, Media, SHoA, through programme initiatives and advocacy partnerships (APs) including  AP budgeting  and financial retirements during their  incubation period
Provision of direct  technical support  (empowerment-based capacity building  inputs) to partners as required
Support  to STL with process/Progrss monitoring, reporting documentation dissemination, etc
Support to STL in engagement with local programme oversite bodies and other  development  partners
Monitor the political, security and economic  environment which could impact on SAVI’s work through the media and other sources of information
Preparation of a regular typed note on progress against  state programme  activities, to be  presented  at SAVI staff meetings. The monthly progress update note  should bullet point  achievements for that period and main activities for the next month (with dates)
Monitor and report  performance of advocacy projects, participate in strategy development as well as  developing  case study of results every quarter
Support the STL in budget forecasting  for the coming quarter
Further development  and management  of both paper and computer-based filing systems for records relating to each initiative/advocacy partnership responsible for, including  printed copies of all key partners notes, emails, documents, relevant information and activities.
Location State Specific Skill and Knowledge areas, alongside the general Job Specifications 

Enugu: Candidates with knowledge and experiences in Public Finance Management, Budget Process at State and LGAs, Budget Tracking, Project Monitoring background will have added advantage.

Jigawa: Candidates with knowledge and experiences in Gender & Social Inclusion/budget tracking and project monitoring background will have added advantage.

Kaduna: Candidates with knowledge and experiences in Public Finance Management, Budget Process at State and LGA, Budget Tracking, Project Monitoring and Conflict Mitigation and Peace Building background will have added advantage.

Kano: Candidates with knowledge and experiences in Media Development and Media Relations , Gender and Social Inclusion or policy advocacy and communication background will have added advantage. 

Lagos: Candidates with knowledge and experiences in M&E, Media Development and Media Relations and Gender & Social Inclusion background will have added advantage.

Application Deadline
7th May, 2012

Method of Application
All CVs, accompanied with an application letter stating the  preferred location must be sent to the following to: on or before 7th May 2012 by 1.00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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