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TEAM LEADER & GOVERNANCE/INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERT – NIGER DELTA SUPPORT PROGRAMME (NDSP)

ABOUT DAI
DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ROLE:
The Project Manager as the team leader has the overall responsibility for all aspects of project planning, communication and implementation. The Project Manager will be based at the PIMU and make regular missions to the IFOs and the communities to support and monitor project implementation.
LENGTH OF THE PROJECT:
48 months

START DATE:
Second quarter of 2013

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
As a minimum the expert should have a Masters’ degree in Project Management, Political/Social Sciences, Rural Governance, Development Studies, Forestry or Agriculture Economics or relevant/equivalent field. 15 years of experience in the relevant fields mentioned may be accepted in lieu of Master’s degree. A professional certification in Project Management will be an advantage.

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in international development cooperation and management of rural/community governance, strengthening project implementation and infrastructural development programmes. S/he must be excellent in spoken and written English.

SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The expert should have specific experiences in the following areas:
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in management position or team leader in development cooperation projects including      field experience in planning, design and implementation of micro projects      and/or community development programmes
At least 3 years’ experience in project management, governance reform/institutional development at state and decentralised administration level in sub Saharan Africa or similar situation
Knowledge of the project cycle management approach essential.
Knowledge of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and participatory Learning and Action (PLA) or Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) or similar skills in community development.
Must have experience with crosscutting and mainstreaming issues within development project context.
Work experience in West-Africa is an advantage
Familiarity with the EDF regulations and procedures will be an added advantage

CLICK LINK TO APPLY
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH13/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DAINC&cws=1&rid=898

DUE DATE: 10 June 2013

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