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Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: State Team Lead

Location: Sokoto
Employment Type: Full time

Responsibilities

  • The State Team Lead serves as the principal point of contact in the state for technical and operational matters, serving as the key staff for facilitating interventions at the state level, and develops and maintains positive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • This role oversees a state-based team that will manage outreach, support engagements, and handle the development and monitoring of grants.
  • This role spearheads state work plans and interventions ensuring timely and appropriate state interventions – all of which align with the State2State goal, objective, sub purpose(s) and respective indicator(s) and provides task oversight to ensure high quality implementation within the state.

More specifically, the STL will:

  • Work closely with relevant staff members to ensure that reports, concept, and briefing notes from the state are of acceptable quality and ‘speak to’ the State2State goal, objective, sub purpose(s) and indicator(s).
  • Work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to ensure timely and proper technical resourcing of state interventions.
  • Ensure that interventions identified for implementation in the state are implemented and reported on time and on schedule.
  • Work closely with the DCOP and other states’ STLs to ensure there is ongoing integration of learnings from one intervention to another and across all target states.
  • Work closely with the State Transformation Committee (STC) and other key government officials, including at the local, state, and federal/national levels, as appropriate, to ensure that state counterparts (and stakeholders) are undertaking appropriate sector-based reforms that support the achievement of the overall goal of State2State Activity.
  • Work closely with the DCOP and Technical Team Leads (TTLs) to ensure that sub purposes and crosscutting issues like Conflict, Capacity Building, GESI, Monitoring, Evaluation and learning are incorporated into interventions implemented by State2State and or the state counterpart(s).
  • Work closely with the DCOP, the technical team, Grants and MEL teams to ensure that grantees working in the state are provided adequate and ongoing technical supervision.
  • Work closely with senior management to ensure that the state team members maintain the right work ethic and culture and in engaging with stakeholders, counterparts, et al.
  • Work closely with the Project Security Manager to ensure that security issues and breaches involving staff, counterparts, or of concern within the state, are escalated appropriately including within a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure that the state team and office(s) receive the needed operational and logistics support, etc. to function effectively.
  • Other responsibilities of a reasonable nature as assigned by the DCOP or Chief of Party.

Reporting:

  • The State Team Lead will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Line Management:

  • State2State operates the matrix management system, and the State Team Lead has administrative and joint technical supervision of their respective state-based teams, including Public Financial Management (PFM) Specialist, Citizen Engagement/Capacity Building Specialist, GESI Specialist, MEL Specialist, Local Government Area (LGA) Manager, and Finance and Accounting Specialist (FAS), Administrative Officer (AO) and others associated with the state office, including STTA consultants working within the state in support of State2State Activity.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degrees in a relevant field such as International Development, Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, etc. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least twelve (12) years of relevant professional experience. At least nine (9) years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to democracy and governance activities under a USG instrument – three (3) years of which must be in senior program management, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
  • Experience working in the democracy and governance sector in Nigeria.
  • Prior experience in overseeing the awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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DAI was founded in 1970 by three graduates of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government intent on providing a more dynamic and effective brand of development assistance. This entrepreneurial approach would look beyond traditional philanthropy to embrace the virtues of the private sector, and build a company that delivers social and economic development on a competitive, cost-effective, best-value basis—a social enterprise that is self-sustaining because it is profitable.

Employee-owned DAI is now a global development company with a record of delivering results in 160 countries. But it remains today what it was as a start-up: innovative, alert, self-critical, and forward-looking—and driven by a powerful sense of corporate purpose. Our mission remains essentially unchanged from the days of the founders.

A Consistent Mission

DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping people improve their lives. We envision a world in which communities and societies become more prosperous, fairer and better governed, safer, healthier, and environmentally more sustainable.

Incorporated in 1970 as Development Alternatives, Inc., DAI made its earliest mark through a series of analytical studies. In 1973, we won a contract to analyze 36 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects in Latin America and Africa.

The resulting study, Strategies for Small Farmer Development, cemented the firm’s growing reputation, and we built on this momentum to seek more substantial assignments implementing projects in the field. Our first major project was to revitalize the agricultural economy in the North Shaba region of Zaire. Other implementation initiatives in rural and agricultural development followed in Sudan and elsewhere.

Among a new generation of DAI employees joining the firm in the 1980s was current CEO Jim Boomgard, a Ph.D. agricultural economist who played a key role in developing an approach to small business promotion in developing countries and managed a landmark multicountry study called Growth and Equity through Micro-enterprise Investments and Institutions (GEMINI).

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0 USD Sokoto CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Development Alternatives, Inc (DAI)

Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: State Team LeadLocation: Sokoto Employment Type: Full time

Responsibilities

  • The State Team Lead serves as the principal point of contact in the state for technical and operational matters, serving as the key staff for facilitating interventions at the state level, and develops and maintains positive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • This role oversees a state-based team that will manage outreach, support engagements, and handle the development and monitoring of grants.
  • This role spearheads state work plans and interventions ensuring timely and appropriate state interventions - all of which align with the State2State goal, objective, sub purpose(s) and respective indicator(s) and provides task oversight to ensure high quality implementation within the state.

More specifically, the STL will:

  • Work closely with relevant staff members to ensure that reports, concept, and briefing notes from the state are of acceptable quality and ‘speak to’ the State2State goal, objective, sub purpose(s) and indicator(s).
  • Work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to ensure timely and proper technical resourcing of state interventions.
  • Ensure that interventions identified for implementation in the state are implemented and reported on time and on schedule.
  • Work closely with the DCOP and other states’ STLs to ensure there is ongoing integration of learnings from one intervention to another and across all target states.
  • Work closely with the State Transformation Committee (STC) and other key government officials, including at the local, state, and federal/national levels, as appropriate, to ensure that state counterparts (and stakeholders) are undertaking appropriate sector-based reforms that support the achievement of the overall goal of State2State Activity.
  • Work closely with the DCOP and Technical Team Leads (TTLs) to ensure that sub purposes and crosscutting issues like Conflict, Capacity Building, GESI, Monitoring, Evaluation and learning are incorporated into interventions implemented by State2State and or the state counterpart(s).
  • Work closely with the DCOP, the technical team, Grants and MEL teams to ensure that grantees working in the state are provided adequate and ongoing technical supervision.
  • Work closely with senior management to ensure that the state team members maintain the right work ethic and culture and in engaging with stakeholders, counterparts, et al.
  • Work closely with the Project Security Manager to ensure that security issues and breaches involving staff, counterparts, or of concern within the state, are escalated appropriately including within a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure that the state team and office(s) receive the needed operational and logistics support, etc. to function effectively.
  • Other responsibilities of a reasonable nature as assigned by the DCOP or Chief of Party.

Reporting:

  • The State Team Lead will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Line Management:

  • State2State operates the matrix management system, and the State Team Lead has administrative and joint technical supervision of their respective state-based teams, including Public Financial Management (PFM) Specialist, Citizen Engagement/Capacity Building Specialist, GESI Specialist, MEL Specialist, Local Government Area (LGA) Manager, and Finance and Accounting Specialist (FAS), Administrative Officer (AO) and others associated with the state office, including STTA consultants working within the state in support of State2State Activity.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degrees in a relevant field such as International Development, Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, etc. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least twelve (12) years of relevant professional experience. At least nine (9) years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to democracy and governance activities under a USG instrument - three (3) years of which must be in senior program management, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
  • Experience working in the democracy and governance sector in Nigeria.
  • Prior experience in overseeing the awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
2023-10-01

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