Citizen Engagement and Capacity Building Specialist Job in Nigeria

 Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Citizen Engagement and Capacity Building Specialist, Nigeria State2State

Employment Type: Full-time

Position Description

  • The State Citizen Engagement and Capacity Building Specialist will support the planning and implementation of the State2State Objective 2's interventions including advocacy, forums, oversight, engagement, and capacity building and ensure the advocacy and or oversight of interventions in Adamawa, Ebonyi, and Sokoto States.
  • S/he will also address gaps in capacity of priority partner ministries, departments & agencies (MDAs) and CSOs, through range of technical assistance, mentoring and peer learning, ensuring sustainable capacity for implementing reforms in each of the states.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • The State Citizen Engagement and Capacity Building Specialist will work under the technical guidance of the State2State Citizen Engagement and CSO Director, and the Capacity Building Advisor and under the administrative supervision of the State2State State Team Lead (STL), the State2State Advisory team at the Abuja Main Office (AMO) and partner organizations in the partner state to ensure effective design, planning, implementation and reporting of all the objective 2’s and capacity building’s interventions in each of the three states.
  • S/he will contribute to the development and implementation of the annual work plan and preparation of periodic program reports.
  • S/he will facilitate, coordinate, track and report on the engagement of citizens in all components of State2State’s governance/ public financial management and core activities of priority sectors (basic education, primary health care and WASH); strengthen individual and institutional capacities of priority MDAs and citizens/CSOs for good governance reforms, ensuring sustainable skills’ building and knowledge application.
  • S/he will also support the state government and respective Steering Committees in the implementation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative.
  • S/he will carry out any other function(s) as may be assigned by her/his supervisors, Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party.


  • A relevant Degree or HND in Social Sciences, Development Studies, etc. Master's Degree preferable.
  • At least five (5) years of demonstrated experience in a successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to governance activities under a USG instrument, building technical and organizational capacity of CSOs in areas advocacy planning and engagement of government and stakeholders.
  • Stated experience in working for or with civil society to drive a reform agenda
  • Stated experience in community mobilization and civic engagement.
  • Stated experience using facilitative, participatory approaches to organizational and technical capacity development.
  • Demonstrated effective training, capacity building and coaching skills, networking, interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.
  • Strong skill set in reporting, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft Office).
  • Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of a local language in the state would be an advantage Previous experience and familiarity and working in governance, citizen engagement and any of the Activity’s priority sector of education, health and WASH in the state will be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
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