Apply Now: State Project Coordinator – Plateau State – International IDEA


International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization with 34 member states hailing from different continents around the world. International IDEA aims to support sustainable democracy worldwide, doing so, inter alia, by working with both new and long-established democracies to strengthen the institutions and culture of democracy. Located at the interface of research and practice, International IDEA serves as a forum for dialogue and uses comparative experience and analysis to identify good practices for democracy-building. It also produces knowledge tools and practical guides for democracy support. The Institute maintains a global network of experts, provides training materials, and offers strategic advice to democracy actors at the international, regional, and national levels. The Institute is headquartered in Stockholm with field offices in Africa and West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

International IDEA anticipates managing the second phase of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Phase II Programme in Nigeria. The programme is funded by the EU for a period of five years. The programme will work towards three anticipated Outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Enhanced performance, quality, and oversight of the criminal justice system and of justice service delivery.
  • Outcome 2: Improved access to justice for vulnerable women, children, juveniles, persons with disabilities and victims of sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Outcome 3: Increased transparency and accountability of anti-corruption systems and reforms.

The State Project Coordinator is responsible for the management and delivery of the project, coordination of the state project team and representing the project at an institutional level, with the state Government and with other key stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees at state level, the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Phase II Programme;
  • Represents the RoLAC Phase II programme at state level; Ensures effective support for the convening of State Project Steering Group meetings;
  • Develops and maintains positive and effective relations with the state government and other relevant donors and interlocutors; Promotes dialogue and consensus building at the highest levels and provides and facilitates expert advice to partners;
  • Plans, facilitates, participates in, and presents at coordination meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences;
  • Manages and directs the work and team to deliver efficiently on all agreed project outputs and outcomes, within agreed timeframes and budget, and in accordance with approved procedures and processes; Establishes and nurtures a working environment that is conducive to delivering results, fostering a spirit of collaboration, strong work ethic and team cohesion;
  • Closely monitors project performance and prepares and provides periodic reviews and reports in a timely and effective manner, including impact, quarterly and annual reports, and such other reports that may be required for internal and external evaluations to be carried out;
  • Supports the design and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework in accordance with the Monitoring and Evaluation plan outlined in the Programme Design document, responding to both EU needs, and aligned with International IDEA’s M&E results framework;
  • Communicates, represents, and ensures the visibility of the project is in line with the Communication and Visibility Plan; Ensures communication and cooperation with the other Project Managers, the Monitoring and Evaluation team and the Communications team;
  • Provides timely and insightful reports on the political and security situation at state level;
  • Is responsible for state level project risk management and actively manages risk, in line with organizational policies and procedures;
  • Ensures adherence to both EU and International IDEA regulations and procedures in both project implementation and reporting;
  • Carries out other duties and responsibilities as related to the post, that may be assigned from time to time.

General Profile

  • Possesses excellent programmatic knowledge, acquired through post-graduate academic achievements, extensive work experience and excellent skills including managerial skills;
  • Excellent understanding of programming, monitoring and evaluation approaches and procedures is essential;
  • Leads assigned teams (including consultants) throughout the project life cycle; leads meetings and discussions;
  • Regarded as an expert in their broad professional community;
  • Has the intellectual leadership to integrate innovation into their field of expertise;
  • Fosters team-based activities in their unit; collaborates with other entities of the Institute;
  • Acts as a model and mentor for colleagues;
  • Is expected to travel globally to any geographical area involved in their project;
  • Follows internal procedures to ensure high standards of performance and compliance with Institutional guidelines;
  • Acts in accordance with International IDEA’s Core Values; Respect, Integrity, and Professionalism;
  • Integrates a rights-based approach, gender, and diversity perspective in all activities

Reporting line

  •  Project Manager, C1, RoLAC II (NG-FC)

Education and Experience

  • Post-graduate qualification in social science, political science, international law, international development or other relevant discipline;
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in Rule of Law, Access to Justice and/or Anti-Corruption, project management and implementation, and the provision of expert advice;
  • Experience of working in the field of democracy and governance in Africa and other developing country contexts;
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ management experience, Experience with motivating and leading teams and solving issues;
  • Experience in planning, developing and managing EU funded programmes, as well as familiarity with EU processes and systems considered an advantage;
  • Relevant experience from an international and/or regional organization in the work of democracy assistance would be considered an asset.

Terms of Contract:

  • Local Post.
  • Fixed term appointment until 31 December 2027
  • Remuneration – USD 3,435 (Base) per month

Please note as this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to the relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is open to those legally authorized to live and work in Nigeria for the duration of the contract. International IDEA is not able to support work permit applications. 

Applying for this position:

  • Applications should be submitted online no later than 23:59 (CEST) 18 July 2024. 
  • Please note that all applications must be made in English.

Selection Process:

  • Evaluation of qualified candidates will include a written test assessment and up to two (2) interviews.
  • Candidates selected to proceed to the next stage of the process will be contacted once all applications have been carefully reviewed.
  • All candidates will be notified of the status of their application via email once the process has been finalized.

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