Governance And Capacity Building Advisor in Kano, Nigeria

at GRM International

ICT / Telecommunications
Information Technology and Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Background: the Programme
Mobilising for Development (M4D) is a local governance programme aimed at improving accountability and responsiveness of policy makers and service providers to citizens’ entitlements and better articulated demands. M4D’s interventions focus on: strengthening communities through their Community Based Organisations (CBOs), to better organise, engage and demand services; promoting inclusion by supporting girls and people with disability to better organise, engage and demand services; supporting policy makers and service providers to improve service delivery and accountability, and supporting innovations and better-fit approaches to service delivery and accountability.

M4D aims to work simultaneously on both demand and supply-side governance reform: on the demand-side, it aims to strengthen citizen capacity to influence development, while on the supply-side, it aims to support Local Government Authoritys (LGAs) ability to respond to citizen demand, whether it is in the form of responding to policy changes or request for improved service delivery. Most importantly, M4D seeks to support engagement between the two.  Overall M4D works to ensure that policy makers and service providers are more accountable to citizen’s entitlements and articulated demands, especially those of adolescent excluded groups.
M4D’s overall planned outcome is that: Policy Makers (PM) and Service Providers (SP) are more responsive and accountable to citizens’ better articulated demands and entitlements, especially adolescent girls (AG) and people with disability (PWD).

M4D will achieve this outcome by delivering the following outputs:

  • Output 1: CBOs organised, engaged and aiding community demands for equitable delivery of basic services and accountability.
  • Output2: PWD CBOs and Platforms of girls organised, engaged and demanding equitable basic services and accountability.
  • Output 3: Increased capacity of policy makers and service providers to design and deliver basic services and operate accountably.
  • Output 4: Better-Fit Approaches (BFAs) to basic service delivery and accountability on targeted issues identified, developed and tested.
  • Output 5: Solutions, Innovative and better fit approaches promoted and shared to targeted stakeholders.
  • Output 6: Improvement in programme management and delivery built upon an evidence based, collaborative approach to identifying and learning lessons

Governance and Capacity Building Adviser: Role and Responsibilities
The role of Governance and Capacity Building Adviser is critical to the programme and will require an ability to generate ideas and provide leadership towards achieving the overall programme ambition of enhanced governance performance at the level of local government.  Achieving this may require providing advice on if and how to engage with state government as well as local actors. 
The role will include oversight of all activities and deliverables in relation to outputs 1 and 3 of the programme as well as broader thematic leadership duties relating to governance and capacity building delivery and results monitoring across the programme. 

On Governance:
Development of the overall Governance approach for M4D (informed in particular by the DFID SAVI programme approach[1]), identifying key points of engagement at National, State and LGA level including commissioning of on-going Political Economic Analysis (PEA) within the programme [by identifying and keeping under review key processes within the regulatory framework at all levels that (national, state and local) that have leveraging potential for governance work, service delivery and accountability];
The role may include (among other activities) the following specific initiatives:

Programme location: Primarily based in Kano with periodic travel to Jigawa, Kaduna and Abuja

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