Programme Officer, Anti-Corruption at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

Programme Officer, Anti-Corruption at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) – TDPel Jobs

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity building organisation.

The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa.

Our mission is to be the prime catalyst and facilitator for strategic analysis and capacity building for sustainable democracy and development in West Africa.

CDD set out to generate dialogue on alternative pathways that are universally relevant and context sensitive. The first activity of the Centre was a roundtable organised in London in 1997 on the democratic future of Nigeria (then under military dictatorship). CDD activities have since grown not only in Nigeria but in the entire West African sub-region and the rest of the continent.

The Centre remains focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centred development and human rights.Reporting to: Programmes Coordinator

This position holder will provide support for the implementation of the organisation’s anti-corruption and illicit financial flows project(s). The candidate must be able to multi-task and implement project with limited supervision. S/he must have excellent writing and communications skills, demonstrate interest in anti-corruption practice and theory, and work well in a team.

Core responsibilities:​​​​​​​

Provide support for day-to-day management of anti-corruption and Illicit financial flows project the organisation is directly implementing and those implemented by CDD partners;
Provide support for management of partners, social groups and networks in States and local government areas where organisation’s projects are implemented;
Work closely with the Colleagues for effective communication of anti-corruption projects’ progress with donors, partners and other stakeholders to achieve broad objectives of projects and reporting requirement;
Provide support for the reporting of projects’ results and impacts;
Provide support for projects’ administration such as negotiating with hotel, identification of service providers/consultants, etc. while working closely with Administrative Unit;
Produce budget for events/workshops and assist in the development of yearly project plan; and
Adhere to all policies and procedures of the organisations and the donor agencies in the delivery of mandates.

Educational qualification:

First degree in Social Sciences, Humanities and Law
MSc./MA in the disciplines will be an added advantage
Membership of relevant professional bodies

Experience:

At least 2 years of professional programme management experience in programs related to anti-corruption and illicit financial flows;
At least 4 years of work experience; and
Demonstrated experience in working on anti-corruption programs.

Skills and Abilities:

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
Excellent English writing and verbal skills including demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills.
Ability to work in a team environment
Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with local partners
Good financial acumen and ability to develop, manage and monitor project budgets
Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
Strong presentation skills
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Strong IT Skills in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
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