Job Position for a Security, Peace & Development Advisor at Nextier Advisory

Nextier Security, Peace and Development (NextierSPD), a subsidiary of Nextier Capital Limited, is focused on providing conflict mitigation and resolution strategies, sustainable security stabilisation, community-based peace building initiatives, development project design, and development planning
services. Through in-depth research, policy analysis, dialogue processes and a wide range of advisory services, NextierSPD seeks to solve the complex challenges arising from conflict in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security, Peace & Development Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Background

  • Critical hotspots like the Niger Delta, North East, Southern Kaduna and other conflict related regions are reshaping Nigeria’s socio-economic landscape. Nextier has been providing evidence-based research and policy analysis, strategy and advisory services in peace building initiatives, advocacy, development planning and capacity development to the agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria responsible for addressing these challenges.
  • Nextier seeks to recruit a Security, Peace and Development Adviser who will serve as the subject matter specialist and responsible for growing and expanding Nextier’s portfolio and core competencies in these areas. He/she will work with a team supported by a Senior Adviser and Policy Analysts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Security Peace and Development Adviser will:
    • Provide strategic and analytical support on conflict analysis, security, peace and development issues
    • Pursue acquisitions of programme opportunities and strengthen capacity for research and publications
    • Provide strategic advisory input to Nextier leadership regarding emerging opportunities in the area of conflict, security, peace and development
    • Drive Nextier’s business development and partnerships particularly in handling relationships with development partners and in seeking consulting engagement
    • Lead public policy dialogue initiatives in security peace and development
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Corporate Competencies:

  • The Security Peace and Development Adviser will:
    • Possess deep knowledge of security, peace, and development issues
    • Have a wide network within development and research institutions
    • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of Nextier SPD
    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

  • The Security Peace and Development Adviser will have:
    • Extensive experience in providing policy advice
    • Well-developed skills and demonstrated experience in facilitation, consensus-building, multi-stakeholder processes and negotiation, training, networking, coordination,
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
    • Possesses specialist knowledge in the area of conflict prevention, social cohesion, governance reform or related areas, as well as in-depth and practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with internal and external parties in a multicultural environment
    • Ability to advise and oversee formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of projects and programmes
    • Proven ability to incorporate into his/her work relevant international practices

Management Competencies:

  • The Security Peace and Development Adviser will:
    • Lead strategic planning, resource-based management and reporting
    • Pursue innovative approaches and translates them into viable programme interventions
    • Mobilise resources and advise on cost recovery on consulting engagements
    • Monitors and evaluates development projects and programmes

Behavioural Competencies:

  • The Security Peace and Development Adviser will:
    • Nurture team spirit and support staff in developing their potentials
    • Build strong relationships with partners, focusing on impact and results
    • Demonstrate creativity, openness to change and ability to manage complexities
    • Possess positive and constructive attitudes to work
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Required Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Masters Degree in the Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science (with focus on conflict and peace studies), development studies, or other related domain
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional international experience in the fields of conflict prevention, peace-building and conflict- sensitive development
  • Proven experience in advising senior management, interacting with senior government officials and donors
  • Demonstrated experience in providing project and programme support with a conflict sensitive perspective
  • Experience in facilitating peace processes and dialogue activities
  • Experience working in an international organization, preferably and familiarity with political analysis, as well as crisis prevention and recovery issues
  • Excellent knowledge of and extensive experience in Africa. Experience in conflict prevention initiatives will be an added advantage
  • Experience and specialist knowledge in building national capacities in peace processes and national reconciliation


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Curriculum Vitae to: info@nextierlimited.com

Application Deadline: 17th March, 2017.

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