Development Alternatives Incorporated Recruitment 2022(12 Positions)

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See the 12 job positions, descriptions, eligibility, and how to apply. Development Alternatives Incorporated is seeking the services of both graduates and experienced job seekers to fill the vacant positions in their organization.

Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Business Development Specialist – Recruitment / Relationship Management

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements and Person Specification
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position:

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree with 5 – 7 years of work experience in relevant areas to include: relationship management, recruitment, proposal development, research & analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in business development in the development sector, inclusive of proposal development for donor organisations -USAID, FCDO, EU, World Bank – International Foundations and Nigerian Government.
  • Proven capacity for research and analysis
  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Team player with positive attitude.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2.) Technical Writer, Business Development Specialist

Location: Abuja

Minimum Requirements
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position:

  • Master’s Degree with 7- 9 years of work experience in relevant areas to include: proposal development, technical writing, approach and work plan development international, research & analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in business development in the development sector, inclusive of proposal development for donor organisations -USAID, FCDO, EU, World Bank – International Foundations and Nigerian Government.
  • Proven capacity for research and analysis.
  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Team player with positive attitude.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3.) Specialist, Graphic Design

Location: Abuja

Qualifications and Person Specification

  • A Master’s Degree in any discipline and a strong design portfolio that provides evidence of creativity and an ability to interpret design briefs aesthetically.
  • At least 6 years of experience working in the fields of graphic design and multimedia for development projects.
  • Proficiency in a range of computer design packages Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and in the use of digital marketing tools like MailChimp
  • Knowledge of design layout of art and copy – arrangement, hierarchy, typography, and digital applications size, style, and related aesthetic concepts.
  • Storyboard, design, and typography skills.
  • Expertise integrating audience research and user testing.
  • Thorough understanding of the print process and ability to handle quality assurance.
  • Experience editing video in Premiere, Final Cut, or creating motion graphics with After Effects.
  • Understanding of UI design, Sketch, Adobe XD software, HTML / CSS / JavaScript is a plus.
  • Ability to adapt to new insights and learn in the course of your work.
  • Adept at working remotely and in-office in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.
  • Team player—collaborative person with good interpersonal skills able to interact with a variety of people.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

4.) Administrative & Logistics Specialist

Location: Abuja

Educational and Professional Qualifications and Other Requirements
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position:

  • First Degree in Management or related discipline
  • Highly proficient in all Microsoft office tools, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • The candidate must have proven work experience in either industry or practice; or alternatively, be able to demonstrate substantial experience in an existing similar role.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills are the top priority
  • High levels of professionalism, initiative, energy, creativity and flexibility

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

5.) Business Systems Analyst / Senior Business Systems Analyst (Grades 7 / 8)

Locations: Abuja and Lagos

Minimum Qualifications

  • Grade 7: Minimum of 4 years experience and a Bachelor’s Degree or 2 years of experience and a Master’s Degree.
  • Grade 8: Minimum of 5 years experience and a Bachelor’s Degree or 3 years of experience and a Masters Degree.
  • (Equivalent combination of training and/or experience will be considered);
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail.
  • Experience with gathering and document user requirements, as well as working through these with developers from the position of a systems analyst.
  • Demonstrated interest in leveraging digital solutions to meet critical business needs.
  • Experience in oral and written communication including analysis, report preparation and report presentation
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work well under pressure, both individually and in a team environment, to meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel to all countries where DAI implements its projects, barring times when DAI Global security has deemed travel unsafe – (estimated travel requirement up to 20%)

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some system testing or test script writing experience.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Knowledge of HTML, Javascript, and/or SQL
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Outl ook
  • Experience w ith Agile methodologies for requirements gathering and development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in systems and Information Technology field.
  • Facilitation, training, and presentation experience.
  • Understanding of the development industry in general including major donors (i.e., USAID, US State Department, EC, etc.).
  • Other language a plus (Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic)

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

6.) Oracle Analyst

Location: Abuja or Lagos

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years of functional Oracle experience and a college Degree.
  • Technical knowledge of Oracle EBS 12.1.3, specifically in the modules for Human Resources, and Oracle Time and Labor.
  • Demonstrated experience with SQL (familiarity with tools such as TOAD, SQL Developer is strongly desired) .
  • Able to research, troubleshoot, and support complex system customizations.
  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of professional integrity and a positive ‘can-do’ approach.
  • Able to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Organized and self-motivated.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical information clearly, and tailor communication style to diverse audiences.
  • A ‘customer service’ mentality with the confidence to lead by example.
  • Able to build and maintain good working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization and external clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Authorized to work in Nigeria. Applicants must specify their preferred work country in their application.
  • Willing and able to adjust work schedule, if needed, to support teams located in different time zones/countries.
  • Equivalent education and experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of experience in an IT focused customer support role, is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Oracle Cloud Financials and Projects preferred.
  • General EBS Knowledge to deal with User accounts and access.
  • One or more years of experience with Oracle Cloud (HR).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Development Alternatives Incorporated Recruitment
Click here to apply online

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7.) Site Reliability Engineer (Grade 9)

Location: Abuja or Lagos

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 9: Minimum of 7 years of relevant software development and/or site reliability engineering experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar area; or 5 years of relevant software development and/or site reliability engineering experience and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science or similar area.
  • At least one year of demonstrated experience as a full-stack developer with hands on knowledge of languages like Java, Python etc. and exposure to application / infrastructure architecture;
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile, SAFE, Spiral, etc. (Experience with Agile is strongly preferred.)
  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally on availability / performance issues in order to identify root-cause, determine areas for improvement, and drive those actions to closure through effective solutions.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical information clearly, and tailor communication style to diverse audiences.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization and external clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Authorized to work in the United States, United Kingdom, Serbia, Nigeria without sponsorship.
  • Willing and able to adjust work schedule, if needed to support teams located in different time zones/countries.
  • Equivalent education and experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ERP type Systems (Oracle ERP, SAP, etc.).
  • Experience analyzing existing SQL queries for performance improvements.
  • Familiarity with DevOps processes, including CI/CD.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified. Jamb Result

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Pounds to Naira

Click here to apply online

8.) Business Systems Analyst / Senior Business Systems

Locations: Abuja & Lagos

Minimum Qualifications

  • Grade 7 : Minimum of 4 years experience and a Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of experience and a Masters Degree.
  • Grade 8 : Minimum of 5 years experience and a Bachelor’s degree or 3 years of experience and a Masters Degree.

Equivalent combination of training and/or experience will be considered:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail
  • Experience with gathering and document user requirements, as well as working through these with developers from the position of a systems analyst.
  • Demonstrated interest in leveraging digital solutions to meet critical business needs.
  • Experience in oral and written communication including analysis, report preparation and report presentation
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work well under pressure, both individually and in a team environment, to meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel to all countries where DAI implements its projects, barring times when DAI Global security has deemed travel unsafe – (estimated travel requirement up to 20%)

Strongly Preferred Qualifications

  • Some system testing or test script writing experience.

Advanced MS Excel skills:

  • Knowledge of HTML, Javascript, and/or SQL
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook
  • Experience with Agile methodologies for requirements gathering and development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in systems and Information Technology field.
  • Facilitation, training, and presentation experience
  • Understanding of the development industry in general including major donors (i.e., USAID, US State Department, EC, etc.)
  • Other language a plus ( Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic) Pounds to Naira
  • Supervisory Requirements: None

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

9.) Lead Risk Financing Adviser – Centre for Disaster Protection

Location: Unspecified

Skills and Experience
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Significant relevant professional experience from senior level advisory roles.
  • Significant technical expertise (and where relevant, professional qualifications) in disaster risk financing or a relevant field, such as public financial management, insurance, risk management, risk modelling, actuarial science, economics, shock-responsive social protection / services, or humanitarian finance.
  • Broad experience delivering technical assistance projects and/or analytical and advisory services in a developing country context.
  • Strong track record in complex client management and the ability to build effective strategic partnerships across different sectors and stakeholders, including working with government at a senior level.
  • A strong understanding of actors, incentives, and institutional and policy environment of multilateral and bilateral international development.
  • Strong track record in presenting to large, senior, and multi-stakeholder audiences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; other languages, particularly French, would be advantageous.
  • Ability to take initiative and work effectively as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team.
  • Relevant professional experience in developing and delivering training and/or professional education, learning and development is a plus, and is a requirement for the training role.
  • Experience commissioning, supporting or delivering research in a developing country context is a plus.

Person Specification:
Successful candidates should:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to building resilience and reducing vulnerability in low and middle-income countries.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Centre’s values and mission.
  • Be willing to travel to Africa, Asia, and other international locations as needed including lower income and fragile, conflict-affected contexts (as a guide, one week every 1-2 months, to be arranged only if restrictions due to COVID-19 allow).

The Offer and Benefits

  • After a successful probation period, the contract will be until the end of June 2025, renewable if project funding is extended. The roles will be contracted by DAI Global UK, who are the Centre’s managing agent.
  • A competitive salary in the region of £60-80,000 depending on experience.
  • A generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and a contributory pension scheme.
  • We have an office in the City of London, but we are open to considering flexible, part-time and remote working arrangements.
  • For contracting purposes, candidates must be resident in and have the right to live and work in one of the following countries: UK, Belgium, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Croatia, Pakistan, Nigeria, USA.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

10.) Technical Director, Public Financial Management (PFM)

Location: Bauchi

Position Objectives

  • The Technical Director PFM will have both a technical leadership and activity management role, leading and ensuring high-quality and timely implementation of PFM technical activities across the project states.
  • S/he will manage a small team of permanent state office-based specialists as well as intermittent consultants in specialist areas of PFM, and travel to state offices to engage with stakeholders and State2State teams in the six states.
  • Currently, State2State has a presence in all six states, working closely with state government structures through which technical assistance is closely coordinated.

Responsibilities

  • Working together, the Technical Director, along with the state-based teams and advisors will provide PFM technical assistance to beneficiary states, and this support will include new perspectives and approaches that are aligned with good practices and cross-cutting lenses such as gender, equity, and social inclusion (GESI), and conflict management.
  • Ongoing and prospective areas of technical assistance that will be led, managed, or overseen by the Technical Director PFM include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Mentoring team members and working with project beneficiary states and partners to update or complete participatory and bottom-up initiatives in policy and planning such as State Development Plans (SDP) and Medium-Term Sector Strategies (MTSS).
  • Supporting the development and execution of states’ annual procurement plans that promote greater transparency, reduce risk, and support efficient service delivery.
  • Facilitating capacity building in PFM areas such as internal auditing and development of resources such as training manuals.
  • Helping to design, develop, and implement strategies for greater internally generated revenue (IGR), and public-private partnerships.
  • Working in tandem with and managing, as appropriate, technical staff and short-term technical assistance in support of PFM activities.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Woman and person from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

11.) Senior Systems Administrator – Account Management (Grade 8)

Location: Abuja / Lagos

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 8: Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional IT experience, inclusive of at least 3 years of system administration related experience, and a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Hands-on software and hardware troubleshooting experience.
  • Knowledge of local and wide area networks, Windows servers, personal computers, and network operating systems, including Windows Server 2016/2019, and Windows 10.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Active Directory administration.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft operating systems (Server) 2016 to 2019, Office 365, and Microsoft Azure.
  • Demonstrated experience with Arcserve, Barracuda or other backup technologies
  • Adept at reading, writing, and interpreting technical documentation and procedure manuals.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated and directed with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical information clearly, and tailor communication style to diverse audiences.
  • Able to build and maintain good working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization and external clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Authorized to work in the Serbia or Nigeria. Applicants must specify their preferred work country in their application.
  • Willing and able to adjust work schedule, if needed to support teams located in different time zones/countries.
  • Equivalent education and experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Microsoft O365 certifications, Microsoft Azure based certifications, or other relative certifications are a plus.
  • Experience with PowerShell.
  • Experience with public DNS administration.
  • Familiarity with general IT security best practices and/or relative certifications.
  • Experience with Lotus Notes and Domino.
  • Experience with server patching & software updates.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

12.) Head of Communications

Location: Nigeria

Person Specification
Ideal candidates will:

  • Bring strong strategic leadership on communication.
  • Demonstrate confidence and enjoy problem solving and delivering impact.
  • Welcome diverse feedback and take genuine pleasure in helping a team develop.
  • Enthusiasm to work in a team dedicated to learning and development, with the opportunity to build and lead a talented team in a period of growth.

Skills and Experience:

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Significant experience working in media, strategic communications and/or public relations – preferably in a relevant field of humanitarian, international affairs, development, or disaster management.
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad mix of clients and partners, as well as diverse teams of people.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and able to articulate complex messages into accessible and straightforward language.
  • Providing strategic communications focus and showcasing projects and expertise to support policy thought-leadership and influencing objectives.
  • Guiding the development of an organisational communications culture and demonstrating commitment to the development of professional skills and expertise.
  • Demonstrating broad integrated communications knowledge across PR, social and digital media, corporate and stakeholder communications.
  • A strong and demonstrable track record of developing brands and storytelling to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience of working with research, technical and policy content for communication purposes.
  • Commitment to joining and contributing to a values-based organisation and culture.

The Offer

  • A competitive salary in the region of £60,000 – 80,000 depending on experience.
  • After a successful probation period, the contract will be until the end of June 2025, renewable if project funding is extended. The roles will be contracted by DAI Global UK, who are the Centre’s managing agent.
  • A generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and a contributory pension scheme.
  • We have an office in the City of London, but we are open to considering flexible, part-time and remote working arrangements. Remote locations are dependent on whether DAI has an office or active project, for contracting purposes.
  • The Centre is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and so we particularly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds that are typically under-represented in this sector and from citizens of countries affected by disasters.
  • DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the USA, the UK, the EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine, and project operations worldwide. DAI tackles fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability; it works on the frontlines of global development, transforming ideas into action—action into impact. DAI is committed to shaping a more liveable world.

Application Closing Date
18th May 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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