Call for Applications: Job Openings

The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) is a not-for-profit West African media innovation and development think (and do) tank. We are a technology and knowledge-producing think tank that supports & empowers the media.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions:

  1. Job Title: Development Analyst

As a Development Analyst, you work in the editorial that produces in-depth content for our audience. CJID’s research approach is to focus on identifying, understanding, and explaining trends, transformations and patterns that affect democracy and development in West Africa.

Location: Abuja

Requirements
At least a master’s or Ph.D. degree in economics, international relations, political science or development studies with evidence of published research work in major research platforms.
3 to 5 years experience in similar roles
Strong background in research and data analysis
Strong knowledge of proposal writing to funding agencies

Key Responsibilities
Develop deep expertise by researching, understanding, and applying mental models to analyse transformations, trends and developments that relate to the Nigerian Economy.
Develop and maintain a strong professional network of sources and contacts across various sectors of the SDGs to generate insights and story ideas to share with subscribers.
Use data, analysis, quantitative and/or documentary material, as well as interviews, to explore all aspects of the varied industries in the West African economy.
Produce long-form analytical articles that use a range of data visualisations (e.g. charts, graphs) to explore all aspects of the Nigerian economy on a weekly basis.
Prepare proposals, reports, and other materials for submission to grant agencies.
Prepare progress reports for the Centre and funding agencies.
Summarise project results and monitor the project budget.

Technical Skills:
Knowledge of data analysis and statistical tools.
Excellent ability to present complex ideas clearly and persuasively.
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, Access, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
Familiar with NGO programme activities, journalism, and media development.
Demonstrated a high level of social-cultural sensitivity when dealing with stakeholders and colleagues.

Soft Skills:
Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills,
Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, in order to be able to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders.
Detail-oriented with exceptional organisational and time management abilities.
Collaborative team player with the ability to work independently.
Problem-solving and critical-thinking capabilities.
Adaptability and willingness to learn and adapt to changing environments.

CJID is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline is 22 September 2023

To Apply: Kindly upload your CV using the link below:
https://forms.gle/oHH7Jf5JeK51Rbh1A

2. Job Title: Project Manager

The Project Manager will work in the programmes department that coordinates people and processes to ensure that projects are delivered in time and produce the desired results. As part of your work, you will be responsible for conducting research and producing in-depth content for our audience.
CJID’s programme and research approach is to focus on identifying, understanding, and explaining trends, transformations, and patterns that affect democracy and development in West Africa.

Location: Abuja

Requirements
At least a master’s degree or PhD in International Development, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Law, and Health.
5 years experience in NGO work experience (familiarity with media/development/policy projects is an advantage)
Strong background in research and data analysis
Strong knowledge of proposal writing to funding agencies

Key Responsibilities
Develop deep expertise by researching, understanding, and applying mental models to analyse transformations, trends and developments that relate to the Nigerian Economy.
Develop and maintain a strong professional network of sources and contacts across the financial sector to generate insights and story ideas to share with subscribers.
Monitor corporate, technological, economic, cultural, and transformational events within the Nigerian economy.
Use data, analysis, quantitative and/or documentary material, as well as interviews, to explore all aspects of the varied industries in the Nigerian economy.
Produce long-form analytical articles that use a range of data visualisations (e.g. charts, graphs) to explore all aspects of the Nigerian economy on a weekly basis.
Prepare proposals, reports, and other materials for submission to grant agencies.
Prepare progress reports for the Centre and funding agencies.
Summarise project results and monitor the project budget.

Technical Skills:
Knowledge of data analysis and statistical tools.
Excellent ability to present complex ideas clearly and persuasively.
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, Access, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
Familiar with NGO programme activities, journalism, and media development.
Demonstrated a high level of social-cultural sensitivity when dealing with stakeholders and colleagues.

Soft Skills:
Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills,
Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact in order to be able to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders.
Detail-oriented with exceptional organisational and time management abilities.
Collaborative team player with the ability to work independently.
Problem-solving and critical-thinking capabilities.
Adaptability and willingness to learn and adapt to changing environments.

CJID is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline is 22 September 2023

To Apply: Kindly upload your CV using the link below:
https://forms.gle/VnpEJfaD1fp8LzGF8