Job at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) prevents, mitigates and resolves violent conflicts around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and providing analysis, education and resources to those working for peace.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Country ManagerRequisition ID: 613487Location: LagosDepartment: Middle East & AfricaEmployment Status: CTR – ContractorFLSA Status: UnknownJob SummaryOversee and grow USIP’s work in Nigeria and in the Lake Chad Basin region, as appropriate. The country manager will oversee USIP’s projects in-country and provide strategic guidance and management of the Nigeria program portfolio with core responsibilities including program startup; liaising with senior government, military, and civil society actors; convening stakeholders; representation, training; writing and research; compliance and reporting; and work with the DC-based Senior Program officer to develop medium-term strategy, advance program goals, deliver work-plan, and identify new opportunities.Major Duties and ResponsibilitiesWork with the DC-based Senior Program Officer, and in-country team to design, manage, and implement programs in support of USIP’s Nigeria program;Travel regularly (with USIP staff and alone) across northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region (as required) to maximize the effectiveness of USIP’s work;Strengthen existing USIP partnerships with state governors and senior civic leaders;Build new partnerships with government and security officials and like-minded NGOs;Build strong working relationships with the Nigerian government and the Lake Chad Basin Commission and security forces (including Multinational Joint Task Force-MNJTF) to advance USIP’s mission through strategic partnerships;Oversee the in-country implementation of USIP’s Nigeria program strategy by consulting with staff, partners, and other interested parties;Research and draft publications (reports, briefing papers, etc.) and advocacy materials discussing USIP’s Nigeria work;Write op-eds and articles highlighting issues important to USIP when possible;Work with DC-based Senior Program Officer to identify possible funding opportunities for program work;Represent USIP with NGO networks and government stakeholders and promote effective collaborations and partnerships;Perform other duties as required to further USIP’s mission and goals.

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