Job Openings at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)


  • Conflict and differences are inevitable. Violence is not.
    We partner with people around the world to ignite shared solutions to destructive conflicts.
    We work at all levels of society to build sustainable peace through three main avenues:
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    • Open Jobs
      1. Media Officer – Promoting and Protecting Freedom of Religion and Belief in Nigeria (FoRB)
      2. Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
    • Method of Application

    Media Officer – Promoting and Protecting Freedom of Religion and Belief in Nigeria (FoRB)

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 – 3 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding&nbsp

    Position Summary

    • A professional, motivated, and creative Media Officer who will be responsible for the creation, co-creation of multimedia products, capacity-building, relationship-building and organizing offline/online meetings under the project.
    • The position holder will support the project team in their planning and implementation of the project. S/he will supervise the production, publicity, outreach and closely monitor the broadcast of multimedia products. 
    • S/he will work under the direct supervision of the National Media Specialist and will work closely with the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation team, and other project team members. 

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Support the National Media Specialist in co-designing and managing media outreach activities with regards to  Promoting and Protecting Freedom of Religion and Belief in Nigeria (FoRB);
    • Support the Media Specialist in planning and training of journalists on Common Ground Approach to address FoRB related conflicts;
    • Support the National Media Specialist in establishing a Common Ground Journalism (CGJ) Forum in the geographical points of the project;
    • Ensures all activities are conducted in accordance with Search policies and donor rules and regulations
    • Nurture positive relationships with media partners and consultants on the project;
    • Support media partners in their planning, production, publicity, outreach and broadcast of multimedia products; 
    • Develop activity work plans, media production and broadcast plans and strategies;
    • Provide necessary support to the Communications team to manage social media profiles relating to the project, including publishing and distributing content, running campaigns and monitoring progress;
    • Support the Communications team in organizing online meetings with stakeholders on the project;
    • Support the Media Manager and Grants Coordinator to prepare Terms of Reference and Contracts for the media partners and staff assigned;
    • Oversee and ensure the quality of the production of the media products and provide constructive feedback to the production team;
    • Keep track of media logs, monitor the broadcast of the media products and provide regular feedback to the service providers; 
    • Coordinate with the program teams to integrate program messages into media programming streams;
    • Track and document organization’s news coverage through online and traditional sources;
    • Develop relations with media actors and assist in mobilizing media for events where necessary;
    • Provide monitoring data to the DM&E manager and share success stories and impact stories as a result of media products;
    • Support the DMEL team before, during and after the media channel mapping and listenership survey
    • Provide media reports and documentation and share progress, challenges, and lessons learned  to support the Project Manager to write periodic progress reports;
    • Perform any other task as may be assigned by the supervisor.


    • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Multimedia Production, Digital Skills, Journalism, Communication, Development Communications or a related area.

    Required Experience:

    • 2-3 years of experience in media production/design and coordinating multimedia programs;
    • Experienced in creating multimedia formats such as audio/visual, animation, photography, online and traditional etc. to engage an audience; 
    • Ability to communicate in local languages will be a big advantage;
    • Past experience in promoting and protecting freedom of religion and belief in Nigeria (FoRB) through multimedia approaches will be an added advantage;
    • Significant experience designing and conducting training courses in journalism and media;
    • Track record in delivering effective media/communications/advocacy strategies in support of  campaigns and advocacy programmes;
    • A reasonable level of monitoring and evaluation knowledge is also required.

    Other Relevant Requirements:

    • Understand key opportunities in Nigerian media markets and a thorough understanding of requirements of different kinds of media i.e. Digital/Online, Print, TV and Radio
    • A good understanding of target audience, intended outcome programming, behavior change communications, and edutainment approaches;
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills.

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    Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 3 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp , Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain&nbsp

    Position Summary

    • The Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer: The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer will provide support and advice on the design, development, and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system within the project and the organization.
    • The MEL officer will provide oversight on program-level monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
    • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
    • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress, measuring program inputs/outputs, and evaluating progress and changes as the project is being implemented  
    • S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (DMEL) Manager and will work closely with the programs, DMEL team, and other project team members.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    Result and Routine Monitoring:

    • Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase in assigned areas.
    • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on the history of site visits; present findings to DMEL Manager in a concise and professional manner.
    • In concert with the DMEL Manager, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level projects.
    • Conduct DQA and Produce a “routine monitoring report” (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
    • Share observations from monitoring visits with the DMEL Manager and program team when findings demonstrate questionable actions.

    Research, Data Analysis, and Reporting:

    • Assist in research and data analysis.
    • Analyze project-specific and country IPTT from all the regions and action plans.
    • Populate the KM database on a monthly basis with findings from different DMEL activities.
    • Support quality, conflict-sensitive, innovative, and effective DMEL process in the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
    • Implementing SFCG M&E standards around project planning meetings, baseline studies, listenership surveys, data collection processes, monitoring missions, and evaluations in the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
    • Support follow-up, tracking, and reporting on project-level evaluation recommendations and the updating of lessons log, including collation, analysis, and reporting on organizational learning

    DQA and Learning:

    • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on the determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in Quarterly Reports.
    • Maintain and organize an electronic and paper record as MoV while providing minute taking and summary record duties as required
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for the programs and Media & Communications teams when developing impact assessments, success stories, newsletters, and weekly reporting.
    • Work with DMEL Manager to coordinate quarterly reflection and learning sessions with Search Staff in the State offices.
    • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
    • Coordinate weekly with the DMEL Manager to determine priority tasks. Ensure the state team is aware of and up to date on all DMEL tasks and reports.
    • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Research Methodologies, Social Sciences, related disciplines or a related area.

    Required Experience:

    • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies, of which at least one year of experience in the peacebuilding M&E;
    • Proven experience in using qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis tools;
    • Knowledge of participatory methods, mixed methods, outcome mapping, and/or impact evaluation techniques

    Other Relevant Requirements:

    • A collaborative working style that enables coaching and training in M&E principles and best-practices
    • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate evaluations, including experience developing evaluation terms of reference and recruiting and managing consultants;
    • Extensive knowledge and application of proposal design principles;
    • Knowledge of data software such as STATA, and SPSS;
    • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
    • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
    • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.

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