Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Lead

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Job Reference: tbigc/TP/132/54
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term/Full Time
Contract Details: Ongoing
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 08/11/2019
Job Category: Advisory
Business Area / Division: Advisory - Africa
Business Unit: Nigeria
Location: Abuja

Focus of the Role

Please note that we require all successful candidates to be in post by the beginning of January.

Job Introduction

Our Governance (Africa) pillar supports the governments and leaders of developing and emerging states to enhance their effectiveness. We are focused on helping governments and leaders make their vision for the development of their country a reality. We work in the centre of government and key line ministries and our work is shaped by national priorities.

Key Responsibilities

Following the recent Presidential election, the Federal Government of Nigeria has set agriculture transformation as a top priority. It is establishing an agriculture coordination secretariat in the Office of the Vice-President, with responsibility for the coordination of the implementation of two flagship programmes: the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) and the Green Imperative (GI) - a partnership with Brazil to improve access to mechanization and technology in Nigerian agriculture.

The Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Lead will be assigned to work with the Office of the Vice President to support the NLTP in priority to create effective mechanisms for peace and conflict resolution and to implement the enabling pillars of the NLTP. The role will work closely with the Livestock Lead.

The Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Lead will report to Livestock Lead. The role will require travel across Nigeria.


Peace Building and Conflict Resolution focused on the NLTP priority states in:

  • Designing inclusive and participatory stakeholder engagements including training, capacity building and the design of conflict prevention framework with effective peacebuilding tools 
  • Convening workshops to develop local warning signs and integrated early warning early response systems
  • Build capacity of states by designing around mediation and dialogue
  • Setting up inclusive committees on land administration and management
  • Adopting a multi-stakeholder approach and make recommendation to reduce proliferation of small arms light weapons
  • Embarking on an inclusive and participatory consultative process with the aim to develop a justice and security dialogue framework
  • Undertaking inclusive consultations and sensitisation on the establishment of dedicated courts for alternative dispute resolution and making criminal justice administration improvements
  • Designing an effective compensation framework promotes reparation for those affected by the conflict


Program Development and Coordination

  • Identify technical assistance gaps in implementing the enabling pillars in NLTP pilot states
  • Develop TORs for relevant experts and supporting in the development of relevant concepts/proposals and reports and support to pillar specific interventions
  • design of proposals in coordination with the PM to delivery on said pillars
  • Coordinate implementation of enabling pillars of the NLTP in NLTP pilot states

Person Specification


  • Ideally 8 years’ experience in international development, preferably in community development, peace negotiations, conflict resolution, or conflict transformation
  • At least 5 years’ experience in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, or relevant field
  • Must have demonstrated high- level leadership, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Experience with project design, management, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience effectively working with local government structures, senior government officials, civil society actors, private sector entities, and development partners
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse teams and building partnerships
  • Demonstrated experience with community mobilization and empowerment, and multi-stakeholder engagement and negotiations
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender integration, social inclusion, and building social cohesion
  • Strong administrative and organization skills, commitment, attention to detail and strong forward planning skills
  • Hands on approach to work, with the ability to deliver on deadlines in a fast-paced and fast-changing environment, with minimal or no supervision




  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective inter-personal and leadership skills with an ability to develop and foster relationships across a wide range of diverse and senior stakeholders
  • Ability to operate and succeed in a highly political environment;
  • Strong analytical and management skills, including sound knowledge of strategic planning and project management tools;
  • Ability to use own initiative and actively look for opportunities to have an impact rather than simply be reactive
  • A decent understanding of how governments, businesses and international development organisations operate and how to succeed in them
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel and PPT and other relevant  software and tools


  • Drive, motivation and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential.


  • COURAGE… because to tackle global challenges, we must innovate and take smart risks
  • COLLABORATION… because when we work together and with external partners, we can overcome even the largest problems
  • COMPASSION… because our work is ultimately about improving people’s lives

About The Institute

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.