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Centre for Democracy and Development Recruitment 2019

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Centre for Democracy and Development Recruitment 2019 CDD Recruitment 2019… The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Centre for Democracy and Development Recruitment 2019.

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos, Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation.

The Centre was founded to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development processes in the 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.

CDD Recruitment 2019.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1. Finance Officer – Centre for Democracy and Development Recruitment.

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.

Application Closing Date
4th February, 2019.

2. Programme Officer, Anti-Corruption – Centre for Democracy and Development Recruitment 2019.

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.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide support for day-to-day management of anti-corruption and Illicit financial flows project the organisation is directly implementing and those implemented by CDD partners;
  • Provide support for management of partners, social groups and networks in States and local government areas where organisation’s projects are implemented;
  • Work closely with the Colleagues for effective communication of anti-corruption projects’ progress with donors, partners and other stakeholders to achieve broad objectives of projects and reporting requirement;
  • Provide support for the reporting of projects’ results and impacts;
  • Provide support for projects’ administration such as negotiating with hotel, identification of service providers/consultants, etc. while working closely with Administrative Unit;
  • Produce budget for events/workshops and assist in the development of yearly project plan; and
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of the organisations and the donor agencies in the delivery of mandates.

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.

Application Closing Date
4th February, 2019.

3. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – CDD Recruitment 2019.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Abuja

Core Responsibilities

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer’s specific duties will be programme monitoring and evaluation: ensuring that the programme is performing optimally to achieve established results/targets, and monitoring progress on performance indicators.
  • S/he shall develop and manage the system for reporting on programme results as per monthly reporting guidelines and to donors as per donor reporting guidelines.
  • S/he shall: ensure that programme plans and activities are directed towards achieving targets identified in proposal performance management plans and Annual Operating Plans; assist in negotiating with funders over indicators/performance information required from the organisation; implement and monitor a system for collecting data and information from Programme staff, partners, and sub-grantees on indicators/targets, including success stories that highlight the work of the organization.
  • S/he shall be familiar with and communicate to rest of staff the basic tenets of programme Monitoring and Evaluation (such as the DFID log frame, or “logical framework” approach).
  • S/he shall ensure that reports conform to specified/required formats, and that reports correspond to grant-specific as well as AOP objectives.

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.

Application Closing Date
4th February, 2019.

4. Programme Officer (Francophone) – CDD Recruitment.

Job Title: Programme Officer (Francophone)

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • This exciting and challenging position carries responsibilities for project development, management and implementation.
  • Other responsibilities include: fundraising, networking, research support and policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, events organising and conference coordination.
  • Reporting to the Head of Programmes


  • 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.

Very Competitive

Application Closing Date

7th February, 2019.

5. Programme Volunteer – Centre for Democracy and Development  Recruitment.

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.

Application Closing Date
25th January, 2019.

How to Apply CDD Recruitment 2019 Form.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter, Resume or CV to: [email protected]


  • Only applications submitted via email will be evaluated. 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: Chinedu Oguaghamba, Programmes Volunteer.
  • Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. CDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with an established organization are encouraged to apply. Female candidates and people living with disability are Strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

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