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Neem Foundation is Non-Governmental Organisation that is committed to improving the lives of those affected by the North- East insurgency in Nigeria through building inclusive communities, providing and raising the standards of psycho-social care and countering extremist narratives.

Neem Foundation is currently offering ten paid volunteering opportunities within our Psychology Department (The Sanctuary) – focusing on data collection within several communities in Abuja. This 10-day volunteering role is an ideal opportunity for people wishing to gain valuable research experience in a leading national non-governmental organization.

Desk Researcher- Policy, Education and Researcher

The Desk Researcher- Policy, Education and Research is responsible for conducting detailed research, writing, and correspondence for Neem Foundation. S/he will monitor and respond to developments under related assigned portfolios, and develops expertise in those areas. Reports to the Programme Manager- Policy, Education and Research. The position requires close coordination and work with other Researchers, Communications staff, and Management. S/he should possess strong research, analytical, and writing skills; is highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented; can work with a team and under significant time pressure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the sourcing, assimilation and presentation of key information through desk research on the different department projects;
  • Provide support to the department and external consultants in all aspects of the role, specifically as it relates to project administration;
  • Prepare reports, including statistical analysis of research information for projects;
  • Deliver high quality work in conjunction with all departments where required and in line with agreed personal targets in order to adhere to donors/funders deadlines;
  • Undertake training, where required, in the use of software systems, i.e. SPSS, NVIVO and contribute to the preparation of documents using PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • To provide support to Knowledge Management consultant to broaden the reach of project (s) impact and improve its sustainability;
  • Support activities to facilitate replication of interventions (Demonstrate ‘value for money’);
  • Liaise with all departments to provide summary reports and stories that feed into the quarterly impact reports, newsletters etc.

Minimum Education Requirement:

  • Must have a PhD (Key Requirement);
  • University degree in a field related to International Relations, Politics, International Development or a Social-Science related field;
  • 3-5 years’ experience in project implementation with an NGO, research institution, or development body (donor, UN agencies, development agencies);
  • Knowledge in new/emerging trends in International Development;
  • Experience in handling research and education-related issues;
  • Experience in documenting policies as it relates to NGO Projects.

Personal Qualities:

  • Integrity, Accountability and Commitment;
  • Excellence, Diversity and Respect;
  • Ability to think creatively, analytically and strategically;
  • Able to take initiative in mobilizing and facilitating activities;
  • Multi-tasking and coordination skills (Planning & Organizing);
  • Strong inter-personal skills.

Method of Application

Qualified applicants should send their CV’s to [email protected]. Application closes on Tuesday, 18th of September, 2019 by 5pm. 

Note: Please ensure that you meet all the educational requirements before sending in an application as candidates wihout the listed requirements will not be attended to. Thank you.

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Neem Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded as a direct response to the problem of insecurity in Nigeria. We are committed to improving the lives of those affected by the insurgency through building inclusive communities, offering education to out of school children, encouraging dialogue, empowering vulnerable members of our society and both providing and raising the standards of psychosocial care. Through a variety of community based initiatives, psycho-social support programs, creative messaging and research activities, Neem Foundation intends to provide world-class services to its target audiences.The foundation is made up of members of the team that established Nigeria’s pioneering Countering Violent Extremism Programme, which gives us unique knowledge and insight on the situation in the North East of Nigeria. We believe in a broad-based, multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary approach and will work to raise awareness on key issues, build the capacity of the stakeholders and encourage a collaborative approach that involves youth, women, traditional leaders, religious leaders, civil society, academics, security services and government institutions at state and federal level.

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0 USD Abuja CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Neem Foundation

Neem Foundation is Non-Governmental Organisation that is committed to improving the lives of those affected by the North- East insurgency in Nigeria through building inclusive communities, providing and raising the standards of psycho-social care and countering extremist narratives.

Neem Foundation is currently offering ten paid volunteering opportunities within our Psychology Department (The Sanctuary) – focusing on data collection within several communities in Abuja. This 10-day volunteering role is an ideal opportunity for people wishing to gain valuable research experience in a leading national non-governmental organization.

Desk Researcher- Policy, Education and Researcher

The Desk Researcher- Policy, Education and Research is responsible for conducting detailed research, writing, and correspondence for Neem Foundation. S/he will monitor and respond to developments under related assigned portfolios, and develops expertise in those areas. Reports to the Programme Manager- Policy, Education and Research. The position requires close coordination and work with other Researchers, Communications staff, and Management. S/he should possess strong research, analytical, and writing skills; is highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented; can work with a team and under significant time pressure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the sourcing, assimilation and presentation of key information through desk research on the different department projects;
  • Provide support to the department and external consultants in all aspects of the role, specifically as it relates to project administration;
  • Prepare reports, including statistical analysis of research information for projects;
  • Deliver high quality work in conjunction with all departments where required and in line with agreed personal targets in order to adhere to donors/funders deadlines;
  • Undertake training, where required, in the use of software systems, i.e. SPSS, NVIVO and contribute to the preparation of documents using PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • To provide support to Knowledge Management consultant to broaden the reach of project (s) impact and improve its sustainability;
  • Support activities to facilitate replication of interventions (Demonstrate ‘value for money’);
  • Liaise with all departments to provide summary reports and stories that feed into the quarterly impact reports, newsletters etc.

Minimum Education Requirement:

  • Must have a PhD (Key Requirement);
  • University degree in a field related to International Relations, Politics, International Development or a Social-Science related field;
  • 3-5 years’ experience in project implementation with an NGO, research institution, or development body (donor, UN agencies, development agencies);
  • Knowledge in new/emerging trends in International Development;
  • Experience in handling research and education-related issues;
  • Experience in documenting policies as it relates to NGO Projects.

Personal Qualities:

  • Integrity, Accountability and Commitment;
  • Excellence, Diversity and Respect;
  • Ability to think creatively, analytically and strategically;
  • Able to take initiative in mobilizing and facilitating activities;
  • Multi-tasking and coordination skills (Planning & Organizing);
  • Strong inter-personal skills.

Method of Application

Qualified applicants should send their CV's to [email protected]. Application closes on Tuesday, 18th of September, 2019 by 5pm. 

Note: Please ensure that you meet all the educational requirements before sending in an application as candidates wihout the listed requirements will not be attended to. Thank you.

2019-09-19

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