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Regional Programme Officer at Coffey


CSSF Nigeria Security and Justice Reform Programme Strand 2: Policing is a 2.5 year, Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) funded programme that aims to increase security for men, women and children in Nigeria. The programme works to support the Nigerian Police Force to improve service delivery and Accountability as well as supporting cohesion between different security services in Nigeria.


The programme's initial focus is Maiduguri City and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps in and around the city. The programme will increase the capacity of the police to prevent and respond to violence. In particular the programme will start by focusing on the Dalori and Bakassi Camps in Maiduguri.


The programme is designed to respond to the IGPs request for support to help Democratic Policing Initiatives in Borno State and will work at the federal, state and local level with the NPF to support it to achieve objectives including improving Police service delivery, improving Police accountability and improving security service cohesion.


About the Role:

The Maiduguri Regional Officer will be the central point of contact for the programme in Maiduguri and will be the permanent representative of the programme in Borno state. The Regional Officer will provide programmatic support and logistical support to the CSSF Policing Project in Nigeria as well as providing contextual understanding of the operational environment in Maiduguri.




  • Degree level education in the social sciences, humanities, Law or related disciplines with at least three years of cognate experience
  • Excellent IT and administrative skills
  • Ability to adapt to new demands, evolving contexts 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
  • Demonstrable experience of project management, including successfully working across a range of tasks running in parallel
  • Strong inter-personal communication qualities and proven teamwork skills
  • Strong technical understanding of security and governance issues in the North-East of Nigeria, with specific reference to Borno state.
  • Experience line managing staff
  • Experience managing components of complex development programmes
  • Experience producing documentation of learning.
  • Experience operating with Government of Nigeria security agencies including the NPF at local and state level
  • Background of practical experience implementing peace and security related programmes in Nigeria with partners
  • Practical knowledge of Justice and Security current thematic issues and debates in the Northeast Nigerian context, and of the major donors such as the FCO and UN agencies.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Recruit regional office staff and experts in line with the programme needs to achieve programme objectives
  • Line manage Maiduguri based staff. This will involve carrying out mid-year reviews, ensuring regular communication in weekly team meeting and regular 1-2-1s, delivering feedback from others members of the Nigeria Policing Programme
  • Support set-up and operational management of Nigeria Policing Programme operational platform in Northeast Nigeria, including overseeing management of Programme Office space
  • Commission sub-contractors and manage sub-contractors delivering work for the Nigeria Policing Programme in Northeast Nigeria
  • Provide close oversight of delivery in Northeast Nigeria including reviewing workplans and stakeholder analysis to track progress and to inform future programming
  • Maintain existing relationships and foster further relationships with programme stakeholders including state actors, non state actors, INGOs and local NGOs and CSOs
  • Liaise closely with the Nigeria Policing Team in Nigeria, in particular working with the Team Leader and Programme Manager to develop future programme wide workplanning and to inform development and achievement of objectives
  • Identify areas of support needed at the county level, and liaises with the Nairobi based team to identify ways this can be provided.
  • Represent the Nigeria Policing programme at state and local level forums within the governance and security sector

General Requirements


  • Adhere to all security advice from Coffey's Risk Management Team.
  • Adhere to Coffey International Policies and Procedures as outlined in the Operations Manual.
  • Adhere to Coffey International's behaviours: Ingenuity, Collaboration, Respect, Intelligent Risk, Integrity and Delivery.
  • Submit all technical outputs for peer review prior to client submission in accordance with Coffey International Development's quality assurance procedures.
  • Report in advance possible resourcing decisions and/or any procurement to the Programme Manager to ensure all programme costs are properly supported within the Nigeria Policing Programme budget.
  • Engage in the activities of the Programme Management Team and contribute to the progression of the programme, to ensure delivery of project outputs and outcomes in line with Nigeria Policing Programme log-frame/objectives. This will involve routine whole-of-project meetings to undertake detailed review of progress, adjusting workplans and resourcing on an on-going basis to remain on track.
  • Undertake other activities reasonably requested by the Programme Manager, Programme Management Team or by the client (FCO) for the successful accomplishment of the programme's immediate objectives.


How to Apply:


Please apply online, submitting a CV demonstrating your relevant experience.Applications close: 17th February 2017 (we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis). For any enquiries regarding the role please contact


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