Project Officer at International Alert (Gwoza)

International Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding  organisations, with over 30 years of experience supporting communities,  advising governments, organisations and companies on how to build  peace. Alert works with people in conflict-affected and threatened areas  to make a positive difference for peace; to improve the substance and  implementation of international policies relevant to peacebuilding; and to  strengthen the peacebuilding sector.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Project Officer

Location: Gwoza LGA, Borno
Reports to: The Project Manager

Role Purpose

  • The Project Officer will support field implementation and monitoring of a CSSF-funded project on Public Safety and Security.
  • The project has an overall goal to improve the effectiveness of security responses and protection of civilians through enhanced trust and collaboration between civilians and security forces in Borno.
  • The Project Officer will support the implementation of activities at project sites in collaboration with stakeholders and according to the project work plan.
  • S/he will collect quantitative and qualitative data and produce reports on activities.

Key Responsibilities

Project implementation:

  • Work with the Project Manager and implementing partner to develop and update monthly, quarterly and annual workplans
  • Ensure financial and logistical preparation of activities in line with workplan and project strategy
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key project stakeholders at activity sites, including implementing partner staff
  • Lead and facilitate activities, as required
  • Monitor the conflict context in activity sites and provide timely feedback to the project manager
  • Liaise and coordinate with other NGOs operating in activity sites

Financial management:

  • Plan activity expenditure and request funds in a timely and accurate manner
  • Oversee expenditure during activities (including implementing partner activities) and ensure this is in line with project outcomes, and Alert and donor policies
  • Ensure compliant financial documentation is collected during activities

Reporting, monitoring and evaluation:

  • Contribute to developing and implementing project monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative information during activities in line with the M&E plan
  • Support baseline, mid-term and final evaluations, including participating in data collection
  • Prepare activity reports and contribute to donor reports
  • Collect case study information and follow-up with project participants
  • Coordination with other Alert staff and stakeholders in the region
  • Participate actively in the management processes of the team, including team meetings, sharing of information, context analysis, and strategy development
  • Participate in relevant state-level strategic forums, as delegated by State Manager
  • Any other reasonable activities as determined by the line manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in relevant field or 2 years of equivalent experience
  • At least 4 years of work experience in community engagement or similar field. Experience with an international NGO would be an asset
  • Demonstrated experience working in the field of women, peace and security
  • Experience in preventing or countering violent extremism strongly desirable
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Good writing skills and good knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a high-risk security environment
  • Willingness to travel regularly to rural locations

Language Requirements:

  • English (oral and written), Hausa, Fulani, Hambagda and Guduf fluency.
  • Knowledge of any other languages prevalent in Gwoza would be an advantage.


  • Regular travel to Maiduguri and Abuja.

Application Closing Date
5pm; 30th April, 2020.

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