International Foundation of Electoral Systems IFES Recruitment 2019 (5 Positions) – Apply Here

International Foundation of Electoral Systems IFES Recruitment 2019 is for the following positions described below.

IFES is an independent and non‐governmental organization (NGO) providing professional support to electoral democracy. It assists and aids citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral systems and creates a local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. Since arriving in Nigeria, IFES has built the capacity of institutions such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Civil Society Organizations (CSO), media organizations, and the judiciary.

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Current Job Openings at International Foundation of Electoral Systems IFES Recruitment 2019

  • Program Assistant
  • Gender and Inclusion Specialist
  • IT Officer
  • Finance Assistant

Job Position – Program Assistant

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA, BSc, HND
Experience: 3 years
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Field: Project Management

Job Description for Program Assistant

  • Assist the Country Director and the program team in implementing project activities;
  • Help to monitor the organization’s program implementation;
  • Assist in conducting training of trainers;
  • Contribute and lend to lesson sessions for outreach teams and other partners;
  • Contribute to the design and preparation of training materials;
  • Assist the Country Director and the program team in organizing program activities, including assessments and workshops;
  • Assist in scheduling program meetings with partners and writing of report of such meetings;
  • Advice Country Director or designee on political/electoral developments and provide suggestions on matters related to the project goals;
  • Provide support to international and local consultants;
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data for monitoring and evaluation of activities;
  • Write program reports including field trip reports, weekly reports, quarterly reports, and other program reports and work plan;
  • Taking minutes of program meetings and serve as rapporteur for program events;
  • Maintain detailed records of program activities and files on IFES database and cabinet;
  • Proper monitoring and documentation of political and election-related activities in the media;
  • Provide input on the design and formulation of new program activities;
  • Travel outside of Abuja for project activities as required.

Experience and Qualification for Program Assistant – IFES Recruitment 2019 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Sciences, International Relations; Master’s degree preferable;
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in international development with at least 2years in elections, democracy and governance projects;
  • Experience in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating workshop/training;
  • Experience working on USAID, DFID and other donor-funded projects;
  • Experience in project management and training;
  • Computer proficiency in the usage of Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills;
  • The ability to be always organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Must adhere to all principles of confidentiality;
  • Must value working in a collaborative and cooperative environment;
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness;
  • Must be of good integrity and function ethically;
  • Report to Project manager and work with other program coordinators;
  • Willingness to travel within Nigeria.

How To Apply For Program Assistant – IFES Recruitment 2019

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their current resume, typed application, copies of certificates and three references to ifesnigeria@ifes.org

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Job Position – Gender and Inclusion Specialist

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA, BSc, HND MBA, MSc, MA
Experience: 8 years
Location: Abuja
Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit

Job Description For Gender and Inclusion Specialist – IFES Recruitment 2019

  • Design and conduct assessments of the national legal framework as well as internal policies, practices, and initiatives of national election management bodies (EMBs) to assess their impact on the participation of people in electoral processes;
  • Assist INEC and targeted SIECs in the design and implementation of policies and procedures that increase the participation of women in elections and within the Commissions;
  • Advise and work closely with the Gender Division of INEC to provide technical support for reforms, initiatives, and programs undertaken by the Commission;
  • Advise and support the planning and implementation of gender capacity development activities for INEC staff in headquarters and state offices;
  • Advise INEC on international best practices to reflect gender equality principles and practices pertaining to electoral management;
  • Provide advice and support to INEC’s civic and voter education strategies to increase women’s participation pertaining to electoral management;
  • Support the COP and program team with designing and implementing program activities aimed at enhancing INEC’s capacity to implement gender-sensitive policies and practices to increase women’s participation in electoral processes;
  • Mentor and advise program team on gender mainstreaming in the electoral process;
  • Provide input into monitoring and evaluation plan and assist with monitoring to ensure that the program impacts are accurately and adequately measured, especially with regards to activities’ impacts on men and women;
  • Assist INEC to develop elections security strategies that allow peaceful elections;
  • Assist INEC in designing and implementing strategies that would enable the participation and inclusion of persons with disability in the electoral process;
  • Work with INEC Civil Society Division in engaging Youth and CSOs on their role in enhancing credible elections;
  • Assist in designing and implementing capacity building strategies to enhance Election Petition Tribunal, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Elections, and Party Monitoring, and Political Party Finance;
  • Contribute to the development of program reporting on gender, related areas of programming and any other duties assigned.

Qualification and Experience Required for Gender and Inclusion Specialist – IFES Recruitment 2019

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or related field (Master’s Degree preferred);
  • Minimum of 8years experience in gender analysis and programming, with a background in human rights and a rights-based approach to development;
  • Credible experience working on projects promoting women’s participation in governance and elections in Nigeria;
  • Familiarity with USAID and other donor gender policies;
  • Computer proficiency in the usage of Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate a strong and proven track record with democracy and governance work.

How To Apply For Gender and Inclusion Specialist – IFES Recruitment 2019

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their current resume, typed application, copies of certificates and three references to ifesnigeria@ifes.org

Job Position – IT Officer

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA, BSc, HND
Experience: 5 years
Location: Abuja
Job Field: ICT, Computer

Job Description For IT Officer – International Foundation of Electoral Systems IFES Recruitment 2019

  • To answer, evaluate, and arrange in order of priority the  incoming help-desk tickets, telephone, voice mail, e-mail, and in-person requests for help from users experiencing issues with hardware, software, networking, and different computer-related technologies;
  • Interview users to obtain information about the problem and leads the user through diagnostic procedures to determine the source of error;
  • Handles drawback recognition, research, isolation, resolution, and follow-up for routine user problems, referring more complex problems to IT-HQ;
  • Create and maintain documentation of support activities and providing standing updates to customers;
  • Study and evaluate incident reports and make recommendations to reduce helpline incident rate;
  • Communicate with vendors to resolve technical issues with desktop computing software system and hardware;
  • Test software and hardware to evaluate its user-friendliness and whether the product will aid staff in performing work;
  • Train other staff on software and hardware;
  • Work with HQ to deploy new technologies and assist in the training of local personnel.

Required Qualification and Experience for IT Officer

  • B.Sc or B.Eng in Computer Science/Engineering or a minimum of 5 years of relevant field experience with reputable organizations or international NGOs.

How To Apply For IT Officer – IFES Recruitment 2019

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their current resume, typed application letter, copies of certificates and three references to ifesnigeria@ifes.org

Job Position – Finance Assistant

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA, BSc, HND
Experience: 2 years
Location: Abuja
Job Field: Finance, Accounting, Audit

Job Description For Finance Assistant

  • Provide Assistance with banking transactions;
  • Assists Finance Officer in preparing monthly financial reports;
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets;
  • Assists in the preparation of Field office Wire Transfer Request (WTR) ready to be submitted to IFES HQ;
  • Assists in the preparation of Bank Accounts reconciliation;
  • Assists in the preparation of payment vouchers;
  • Keep track of all advances and assist the clearing process of Travel and Sub Recipient advances;
  • Review Travel Expense reports and reconcile Sub Recipient advances;
  • Reconcile and monitor on accruals for vacation and severance;
  • Reconcile and monitor withholding taxes records and assist on the preparation of payment vouchers;
  • Provide support to Sub-grantees and review Sub-grantees financial reports to ensure compliance with terms and condition of the award;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by DoFA, Finance Officer and/or Chief of Party.

Qualification and Experience for IFES Recruitment 2019

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Financial Management or any related field;
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in the financial management and/or accounting field;
  • Demonstrates financial management and accounting skill;
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and be able to meet deadlines;
  • Experience with USAID and other donors financial management, reporting requirements, sub-grants procedures;
  • Proficiency in the usage of Microsoft Office and Accounting Software, specifically QuickBooks is an added advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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How To Apply For Finance Assistant

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their current resume, typed application, copies of certificates and three references to ifesnigeria@ifes.org

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