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Policy Research Analyst at Nextier Advisory

Nextier is a multi-competency public service advisory firm and think tank with experience bringing diverse actors together to address governance problems in highly complex environments. Nextier has core competencies in policy research, strategy, finance, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic communication. Nextier consultants bring deep knowledge of their industries; deliver rigorous analysis, and present pragmatic solutions to produce practical, sustainable, and high impact results.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Policy Research Analyst

Location: Abuja

Background

  • Nigeria is plagued by a myriad of developmental challenges. From its founding in 2011, Nextier has been providing evidence-based support to agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria responsible for addressing these challenges.
  • Nextier seeks to recruit a Policy Research Analyst to join its growing team.
  • He/she would work within a team of other analysts to support seniors in the firm. The role is based in Abuja

Duties and Responsibilities
The Policy Research Analyst will:

  • Carry out policy research and analysis on key issues in Nigeria’s development space
  • Lead public policy dialogue initiatives in policy and development
  • Write policy papers, reports, and research summaries for internal and external audiences
  • Monitor external research and policy developments.

Corporate Competencies
The Policy Research Analyst will:

  • Possess an understanding of and interest in Nigeria’s development issues
  • Possess an understanding of macroeconomic issues and how they relate to policy development
  • Promote the vision, mission and strategic goals of Nextier Advisory
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies
The Policy Research Analyst will have:

  • Some experience in providing policy advice
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proven written and presentation skills in a range of formats and to a range of audiences
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with internal and external parties in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to advise and oversee formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of projects and programmes
  • Proven ability to incorporate into his/her work relevant international practices

Management Competencies
The Policy Research Analyst will:

  • Support strategic planning, resource-based management and reporting
  • Pursue innovative approaches and translate them into viable programme interventions
  • Possess the ability to work independently and contribute to small teams

Behavioural Competencies
The Policy Research Analyst will:

  • Nurture team spirit and support colleagues in developing their potentials
  • Build strong relationships with partners, focusing on impact and results
  • Demonstrate creativity, openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Possess positive and constructive attitudes to work

Required Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Public Policy and Administration, Economics or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in providing project and programme support
  • Experience working in an international organization, preferably and familiarity with political analysis, as well as crisis prevention and recovery issues
  • Excellent knowledge of Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed CV’s to: [email protected]

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