Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019

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Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019. There are recruitment opportunities for Finance Officers, Programme Officer, Anti-Corruption, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Programme Officer (Francophone), and Programme Volunteer. This is an opportunity to join Centre for Democracy and Development for brighter career. The online application form, procedure, job requirements and conditions re all here. Just read on.

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos, Nigeria in 1999. Centre was founded to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide independent space to reflect critically on challenges posed to democratization and development processes in West Africa sub region. As the foremost think tank on democratization and development in West Africa, CDD provides alternatives and best practices in support of democracy and good governance in the region.

We re recruiting to fill the following under-listed positions:

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019 – Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Abuja
Reporting to: Head of Finance


Responsible for:

  • Specific project accounting
  • Financial reporting to donors
  • Preparing corporate accounts
  • Updating financial records and ensuring compliance with internal control procedures.
  • Carry out bank reconciliations
  • Liaising with tax authorities and other related agencies
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Educational Qualifications

  • The job holder must have a B.Sc in Accounting.
  • Must be a professionally qualified Accountant
  • At least three years hands on experience on a similar job in an IT accounting environment
  • Experience in working in an NGO is very essential
  • The job holder must have excellent understanding of excel, word and quickbook accounting software.
  • Audit experience while not compulsory will be an added advantage.

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019

2. Job Title: Programme Officer, Anti-Corruption

Location: Abuja
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.


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


  • 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.

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019

3. Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Abuja

Educational Qualification/Skills
The ideal candidate will bring:

  • First level university degree in Statistics, Demographics, Public Policy, International Development, Economics, or related field. Advanced certificate in M&E, statistics or economics preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in programme monitoring and implementation
  • Thorough familiarity with grant rules, regulations and requirements common to programmes funded by development cooperation agencies & foundations (such as USAID, DFID, NED, UNDP), and
  • Proven abilities in programme DME (design, monitoring, and evaluation), including familiarity with best practices in use in the NGO sector to plan, monitor, and measure impact of programmes. This position requires the ability to work with a diverse team, to manage pressure effectively, and strong organizational skills are all essential.
Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019

4. Job Title: Programme Officer (Francophone):

Location: Abuja


  • The suitable candidate will hold a post-graduate degree in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Law or related field, experience of working in post-conflict or transition environment


  • Adaptability to new demands and changing circumstances, sound analytical and report writing skills, ability to translate strategic aims into practical plans, ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines as well as demonstrable experience of project management and multi-tasking.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication qualities will be coupled with teamwork skills and the candidate will have a good understanding of democratisation, international development and human security issues in the West Africa.
  • Fluency in both French and English is mandatory.
  • Candidates must be from a Francophone country.


Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019

5. Job Title: Programme Volunteer

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Centre is seeking for programme volunteers to supports various programmes of the organizations.
  • Anyone occupying the position will report directly to the CDD Programmes Lead.
  • He or she will accomplish technical tasks related to project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning.
  • A programme volunteer will work closely with the programme staff to execute assign tasks.

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Social Sciences or other related field
  • 1+ years’ experience in social work or related sectors.

Required Skills
S/He will need to show:

  • Proficiency in social media management.
  • Proficiency in the use of any of the statistical software – EpiInfo, IBM SPSS Statistics, Stata, Open Refine, QGIS and R
  • Ability to import data collected by field agents through apps into Excel for cleaning, transformation and visualization.
  • Utilize pivot tables and charts in Excel to extract the significance from the data pool.
  • Make use of frequency counts, descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, median), normality (skewness, kurtosis, frequency histograms to ensure data quality and integrity.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite, Data analytics tools (Python and Excel), HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Content Management System.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people
  • The capacity to inspire and motivate others
  • The ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks
  • Administrative and IT skills, and an ability to maintain records and produce clear written and oral reports
  • A flexible and non-judgemental approach to people and work.
  • Team work and multi-task
  • Critical thinking and attention to details.

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019


Application Closing Date
4th February, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward (in one document) a one page Cover letter, a maximum 3 page Resume and Referees contact details by email to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org


  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for. For example, Subject: Oguaghamba Chinedu Steve, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
  • No phone calls, please. CDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Recruitment Opportunities in January 2019


Deacon Anekperechi Nworgu, a seasoned economist who transitioned into a chartered accountant, auditor, tax practitioner, and business consultant, brings with him a wealth of industry expertise spanning over 37 years.

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