At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life, a decent livelihood, sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 46-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Department OverviewPact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. Pact’s Nigeria conflict mitigation program will contribute to realizing this purpose by:
- Enhancing the role of women and youth in peacebuilding and long-term conflict mitigation.
- Targeting farmer and pastoralist groups experiencing conflict or at risk for conflict.
Reporting to the Nigeria Country Director, the Project Manager will be responsible for technical leadership of the program, ensuring the implementation of high-quality, evidence-based interventions, and management a team of staff and sub-partners to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all activities and products generated under the project. The Project Manager will also lead and oversee program monitoring, evaluation, and learning, and project implementation. The Project Manager will also provide technical expertise on peacebuilding and conflict mitigation.
- Coordinate and oversee the quality of all technical activities, providing direction, feedback and support to ensure success and achieve project goals.
- Ensure program adherence to internationally accepted technical norms and standards of practice.
- Provide input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met, including assisting implementing partners in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner.
- Facilitate continuous quality assessment and improvement and ensure that program best practices are documented and disseminated throughout the program cycle.
- Ensure effective coordination, communication and standards of practice among the project partners;
- Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources.
- Ensure staff and partners receive required management support and technical assistance on program design, budget/work plan development, and M&E planning.
- Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested.
- Establish and manage Pact’s local technical training activities.
- A Master’s degree or higher in International Development or a related field is required.
- Proven experience implementing programs addressing at least one of the following technical areas: conflict mitigation, peacebuilding, land tenure dispute, natural resources management and concessions, gender-based violence, youth/gender disenfranchisement, and/or credible dispute resolution.
- At least ten years of experience designing and implementing programs addressing peacebuilding, conflict mitigation, land tenure disputes, and/or natural resources disputes, ideally in Liberia.
- At least five years of experience as a technical advisor or senior manager of a peacebuilding or conflict mitigation program.
- At least three years of experience implementing USAID projects.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of USAID policies and regulations.
- Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and partner organizations.
- Proven ability to lead diverse teams to successful outcomes.
- Strong working knowledge of the People-to-People Approach.
- Demonstrated experience implementing and managing programs in resource-constrained countries.
- Experience interacting with developing country governments, international organizations, other bilateral donor and civil society representatives, and senior level government officials.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships with civil society organizations, communities and host country government counterparts.
- Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing constructive, timely feedback, and building cohesive teams.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
- Strong planning and time management skills, including the ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities.
- Working experience in Liberia.
- Nigerian national preferred.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.