Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Vacancy for Senior Program Officer at CLEEN Foundation, Owerri


Job Vacancy at CLEEN Foundation, Owerri

Position: Senior Program Officer

Location: CLEEN Foundation, Owerri Office

Application Deadline: 15th April 2018

About CLEEN Foundation
The CLEEN Foundation formerly known as Centre for Law Enforcement Education is a civil society organization established in 1998 to promote public safety, security and access to justice through empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications in partnership with Government, Civil Society and the Private Sector.
It has carried out its mission largely through a strategy of building successful civil-state partnerships in justice sector. CLEEN Foundation is valued by the demand side, trusted by the supply side, and recognized by the Nigeria security sector due to its proven and visible positive impact on police and policing in Nigeria. It is acknowledged by International partners, government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, and beneficiaries as an organization that does serious work in research, awareness and capacity building of other Civil Society Organizations at the grassroots.

Vision: We aspire to be the leading civil society organization on public safety, security and justice in Africa.


Mission: To promote public safety, security and access to justice, through empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications in partnership with government, civil society and the private sector.


Job Description
A.      Programme Management
1.       Designing of projects in line with the organization’s vision, mission and strategic objectives.
2.          Lead in programme implementation with the South East and South South zones.
3.       Monitor all aspects of the program implementation to facilitate the realization of the programs goals and objectives.
4.       Coordinate all CLEEN’s activities within South East and South South regions.
5.       Maintain effective communication with partners and stakeholders with the South East and South-South geopolitical zones.
6.        Contribute to program implementation across the other two offices of CLEEN.
7.        Carry out research within the two zones that form the basis for programme interventions.
8.       Quality contribut to the organization’s publications.
9.       Maintain and improve relationship with Donors and Project partners.
10.   Ensure quality and timely reporting on the projects beeing implemented with the South East and South-south zones.
11.   Coordinate effective monitoring and evaluation of projects under the zones.

B.      Fund Raising
1.       Identify new project opportunities that could be implemented with the two zones and play lead role in drafting proposals for fundraising.
2.       Contribute to Cleen larger fundraising drive through project design, sale of CLEEN’s publications and marketing of office facilities. (Conference hall, Resource Centre etc).
3.       Identification of new donors.

C.      Administrative and Financial Managment
1.       As Head of the Owerri Office.
2.       Supervise all administrative activities in Owerri Office of CLEEN Foundation.
3.        Ensure Value of Money Policy of the organization is adhered to in all transaction and activities carried by Owerri Office.
4.       Work in close collaboration with other program heads, teams and institutional support colleagues in organization.
5.       Ensure the effective running of the Monday morning meeting in the Owerri office.
6.       Participate in the monthly meetings of the Executive Management Committee as a member.
7.       Represent the organization in speaking engagements, workshops, and seminars  within the two szones as directed by the Executive Director or any other person acting on his behalf.
8.       Ensure effective management of the Owerri office finances. Prepare and manage budget for project and prepare proper records of financial transactions requisition expenditures, retirements for projects and office overheads.
9.       Maintain line supervision of all staff working in Owerri office.
General Duties Include:
·         The maintenance of regular communication and reporting procedures with the Executive Director or his designate, other staff and/or consultants of CLEEN Foundation.
·          Remain knowledgeable about concepts and issues in public safety, security and access to justice in West Africa;
·         Carry out any other functions that may be directed by the Executive Director or any other person acting on behalf.

Qualifications and Experience:
·         First degree in Law, Political Science or any Social Science course; Master Degree is added advantage
·         Minimum of 5 years work experience in a law chambers or development sector.
·         Working Experience in the NGO sector within the South East and South South is essential.


Required Skills and Competencies
§       Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written English. Basic knowledge of Igbo Language is desirable.
§       Excellent interpersonal skills.
§       Communicate sensitively with colleagues, partners, donor agencies, NGOs, members of the public
§       Interest in progressive issues and commitment to public interest work
§       Prioritize work and take initiatives within agreed guidelines and set deadlines
§       Proficiency with Microsoft Office required and Internet;
§       Willingness to develop professional and personal skills necessary to perform assigned tasks 
§       Work accurately and in detail particularly under pressure of deadlines and maintain reliable projects files
§       Willingness and ability to travel and work outside regular business hours when necessary;
§       Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Usage of Internet
§       Result orientation with high level of marketing skills
§       Good knowledge of Social Media platforms and productive usage of the platforms
§       Good knowledge of project design and implementation .


Method of Application:
Send Application Letter and CV to cleen@cleen.org before 5pm on 15th April 2018. Kindly note; only shortlisted applicants would be invited for an interview.

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