CAMRIS seeks to engage a highly qualified and motivated team to implement the anticipated USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin (NLCB) program. The 43-month program will support locally driven efforts to strengthen stability in Lake Chad Basin countries. All positions require a willingness to travel throughout Nigeria, including the northeast. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Regional Program Officer (RPO) is charged with successfully developing and implementing a portfolio of national- and regional-level program activities across Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin (LCB). The RPO will based in the NLCB Program’s Principal Office in Abuja. Activities will be carried out in targeted areas in Nigeria, in communities along Nigeria’s borders, and will extend into neighboring LCB countries. This portfolio of regional activities will be coordinated closely with the USAID/OTI Senior Regional Specialist (SRS – LCB), Senior Regional Specialist – Africa (SRS – Africa), and Regional Field Program Coordinator (RFPC –LCB) currently based out of USAID’s West Africa Regional Mission in Accra, Ghana. Extensive and frequent travel throughout the LCB is expected and required. The RPO is responsible for leading activity development and overseeing activity implementation. The majority of activities will be developed in collaboration with local entities and implemented through in-kind awards. Grantees and stakeholders can include a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations, including local faith-based groups; youth associations; cooperatives; associations; informal groups; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); local, regional and national entities; Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs); U.S. Organizations; student groups; media; international organizations; private sector; and coalitions of these entities. The RPO will work with stakeholders to develop activity concepts; refine these with USAID/OTI staff input; assist in the development and negotiation of budgets; and oversee implementation of activities in the field. The RPO works with an AMT, comprised of a PDO, Grants Specialist (GS), Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Specialist (MERS), and Procurement Specialist (PS) and is charged with developing and delivering a creative, innovative, and diverse portfolio of activities.
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Preferred Skills & Experience:
Prior experience using MS Access and/or web-based database applications.