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Overview of position:
- Disputes which have led to violent conflicts between farmers & herders have been occurring in Nigeria because of competition over natural resources due to demographic growth, the expansion human settlements, privatization of land, year round farming practices, environmental degradation & climate change. These resource based conflicts have been complicated by ethnic, religious & political bias.
- To contribute to the mitigation of conflict over natural resources, our client, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) & Mercy Corps have designed a comprehensive & integrated approach. This approach will be implemented through a project entitled “Contributing to the mitigation of conflict over natural resources between farmer & herder communities in Adamawa & Taraba States in Nigeria” which is commonly referred to as “COMITAS”.
- The COMITAS project is funded by the European Union (EU) through Neighbourhood, Development & International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). The project is being implemented in 22 wards & 9 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Adamawa state & Taraba states of Nigeria.
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager – COMITAS, the technical supervision of the DTM Coordinator & the direct supervision of the Project Officer (DTM / TTT), the TTT Team Leads will be responsible for the TTT project activities of the COMITAS project & is responsible for the below:
- Oversee the data collection process for Transhumance Tracking Tool (TTT) including the baseline mapping, early warning & early response system & flow monitoring.
- Support in the dissemination of the Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) information to the relevant stakeholders that include the local authorities, the peace architecture dialogue (CRN, CSAD & PAD), natural resource management committees.
- Maintain effective teamwork & good communication with the DTM / TTT technical team, key informants, partner staff, government (govt.) agencies & all the other relevant stakeholders.
- Ensure timely collection & submission of field data using mobile data collections techniques.
- Ensure data quality & control according to the required standards of the DTM / TTT methodology.
- Support project activities such as trainings, workshops & donor visits.
- Respect our clients data protection principles & ethics.
- Perform any other duties that will be assigned.
This role will report to:
- Directly to the DTM / TTT Project Officer.
- Technical supervision by DTM Coordinator.
- Overall supervision by the Project Manager – COMITAS.
- Diploma or Degree in Social Science, Geography, IT, Computer Science, or any other relevant field.
- Experience in data collection & information management, preferably in conflict & natural disaster situations.
- Minimum 1 year of experience in monitoring field data collection teams.
- Experience working with UN agencies & NGOs.
- Experience in Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) data collection.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Fluency in local languages spoken in Adamawa & Taraba states is required.
- Inclusion & respect for diversity respects & promotes individual & cultural differences, encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
- Maintain high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
- Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
- Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
- Delivering results produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing & sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
- Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
- Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.
- Knowledge / familiarity of mobile data collection technologies & use of Geographic Positioning System (GPS) is a requirement.
- Good understanding of the context of Adamawa & Taraba states.
- Computer use knowledge including Microsoft (MS) Office & ability to use internet & email.
- This role has no team management responsibility.
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
How to apply
Deadline: 1 Mar 2023