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APPLY: USAID announces job opening for project management specialist

APPLY: USAID announces job opening for project management specialist
July 16
16:35 2021

The United States Agency International Development (USAID) has announced a job opening for the position of project management specialist.


The agency announced the opening on the website of the US embassy in Nigeria.

The application, which opened on Thursday, will close on August 5, 2021.

The successful applicant will operate at the office of the US embassy in Abuja.


The job contract is scheduled to commence in October 2021 and will last for five years with the possibility of renewal.

According to the general statement of the contract, the USAID said the successful applicant would provide technical, managerial, reporting, and administrative expertise to the peace and democracy governance (PDG) office.

“The USAID Project Management Specialist (Integrated/Cross-Cutting Governance) provides technical, managerial, reporting, and administrative expertise to the Peace and Democracy Governance (PDG) Office on the full scope of its democracy and governance portfolio, but particularly, on cross-cutting programming with other USAID/Nigeria technical offices,” the document reads.


“This cross-cutting work includes interventions within the PDG Office that relate to improving governance outcomes within the Mission’s other technical offices: health, education, humanitarian assistance and economic growth.

“S/he serves as an AOR/COR within the PDG Office on integrated/cross-cutting governance programs or other PDG programs as assigned. The job holder is required to perform work-related travel.”

Applicants are required to possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as urban/rural/community development, public administration, public policy, law, political science, economics, journalism, communications, or other related social science field is required.

Another requirement is a minimum of three years of “progressively responsible managerial and/or project management experience”.


“This must include at least three years experience working on good governance initiatives in two or more of the following areas: public administration and accountability; civil society strengthening and engagement; multi-stakeholder collective action for improved public service delivery; legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks; local governance and service delivery; elections and legislative processes; gender and social inclusion, youth, and/or other related good governance area is required,” it reads.

“Level IV (fluency) speaking and writing skills in English are required.

“Thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of good governance programs, tools and analysis methods for the Nigerian context is required. S/he must also understand the root causes and various drivers of poor service delivery in Nigeria.

“Demonstrable skills in prudent decision-making, project management and implementation oversight of local governance and service delivery in Nigeria.”


Further application details here


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