Security and Justice Reform Programme (SJRP) Coordinator at British High Commission (BHC)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.Job Title: Security and Justice Reform Programme (SJRP) CoordinatorJob Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)Job Subcategory: PoliticalApplication deadline: 22 September 2016Grade: C4 (L)Location: AbujaType of Post: British High CommissionStarting salary: N 704,848Start Date: 10 October 2016Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  The British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, is looking for a confident and proactive senior programme manager to coordinate work across the new UK funded Security and Justice Reform Programme. This role is based in Abuja.This position present an exciting opportunity to work with a range of stakeholders in Nigeria to deliver on a UK foreign policy priority, and would suit anyone with an interest in security/conflict issues who wishes to apply strong programme management, oversight and stakeholder engagement skills in a fast-moving political environment.The position is offered on a renewable contract basis until 31/3/18, subject to continued funding which will be confirmed at the beginning of each financial year.Main purpose of jobTo coordinate the new UK three year Security and Justice Reform programme. This programme aims to support a more secure and peaceful Nigeria by achieving more coherent national security structures, together with more capable and accountable key security and justice institutions, contributing to improved security for, and increased protection of, Nigerian citizens. The programme is funded through the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and has a budget of £3.218m for FY2016/17, rising in later yearsThe main purpose of the job is to work with a wide range of stakeholders to coordinate implementation, monitor project expenditure and delivery against agreed outcomes and assess value for money (VFM). You will need to develop and maintain mechanisms to monitor delivery and results as well as risk and spending.The main duties will includeMaintain a clear overview of the programme and any issues, escalating them as necessary;Work with the Security & Justice Adviser to review the programme at regular intervals and respond flexibly to changes in priorities or operating environment, ensuring workplans and budgets reflect changes in scope, context or contracts;Draft and present information to assist join up with wider UK Government or international Security & Justice interventions;Ensure implementing partners produce detailed monthly, quarterly and annual reports on results and finance are prepared in line with contract requirements;Oversee financial reporting and provide regular progress and expenditure reports as appropriate;Risk management;Ensure that monitoring and evaluation strategies are in place and are being implemented;Organise and secretariat for monthly programme coordination meetings to bring together all implementers and maximise synergies, ensuring that all information is available in good time to inform discussion and actions are noted and followed up; andOrganise and secretariat for quarterly meetings of Senior Advisory Committee.

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