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Old 21 November 2016, 16:44
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Thumbs up Nigeria Positions: 2 year Team Roles, $60-90K/year all travel/lodging paid, no cleara

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Nigeria Field Team
Location: Adamawa State, Nigeria
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Experienced

Field Team Information:

Term: 2 year contracts in a field intensive role
Reports to: Team Leader
Start Date: Spring 2017
Team Roles*:

Team Leader (1 opening) - Extensive expertise in leadership and management, reports to CEO
Systems Program Specialist (1 opening) - Expertise in Finance, HR, and Information Management (IT) systems
Security Program Specialist (1 opening) - Expertise in security, intelligence operations, and counterintelligence
Leadership Program Specialist (1 opening) - Expertise in leadership training, curriculum development and implementation
Impact Programs Specialist (1 opening) - Experience in agriculture, financial inclusion program, healthcare and education programming preferred
*Individual job descriptions will be shared after application submission. Please specify in your cover letter which role(s) you’re interested in.

Project Overview:

NGO is focused on ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas and knows that a unique solution is needed for highly fragile states:

“Fragile states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Without urgent action they will be home to more than half of the world’s poor after 2018. Declining foreign aid and other external resources are not enough to drive development and stability in these countries.” – OECD, Fragile States 2014 Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in Fragile States

Thus the NGOs next project site will launch in 2017 in a fragile region in Nigeria. Our goal is to take a “boots on the ground” approach and hire a highly skilled team to launch this project with an established exit strategy in mind. NGO’s model depends on the organization’s ability to identify, train and collaborate with highly capable local leaders to develop and implement sustainable poverty solutions.

The initial Nigeria project will be located in a semi-permissive environment with a fluid security situation. For this reason, the first Field Team will consist of members with prior military service, ideally from a Special Operations Forces background with combat experience. Team members will be expected to use sound judgement to make critical decisions in complex and uncertain conditions. Candidates must be able to effectively navigate the spectrum of tactical, operational, and strategic environments.

Required Skills and Attributes:

BA in relative field; MA preferred
Military combat experience highly preferred
3+ years of work experience in relatable field outside of military experience preferred
Nonprofit work experience living and working internationally in a rural environment preferred
Demonstrated strong leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
Exceptional strategic problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Complex scenario planning and project management
Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments
Ability to build deep relationships with a variety of different partners and stakeholders
Highest level of responsibility, discipline, and personal integrity
Ability to operate effectively in unfamiliar and dangerous situations
Passion for International Poverty mission
Leave/Vacation: 4-6 weeks per year

APPLY Above our send your resume to Bianca at frontdesk@beyondsof.com
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Old 21 November 2016, 19:17
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Is this an armed position? Just curious. Sort of reads as if it should be.
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Old 21 November 2016, 19:35
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SB Approved

Nigeria Field Team
Location: Adamawa State, Nigeria
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Experienced

Field Team Information:

Term: 2 year contracts in a field intensive role
Reports to: Team Leader
Start Date: Spring 2017
Team Roles*:

Team Leader (1 opening) - Extensive expertise in leadership and management, reports to CEO
Systems Program Specialist (1 opening) - Expertise in Finance, HR, and Information Management (IT) systems
Security Program Specialist (1 opening) - Expertise in security, intelligence operations, and counterintelligence
Leadership Program Specialist (1 opening) - Expertise in leadership training, curriculum development and implementation
Impact Programs Specialist (1 opening) - Experience in agriculture, financial inclusion program, healthcare and education programming preferred
*Individual job descriptions will be shared after application submission. Please specify in your cover letter which role(s) you’re interested in.

Project Overview:

NGO is focused on ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas and knows that a unique solution is needed for highly fragile states:

“Fragile states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Without urgent action they will be home to more than half of the world’s poor after 2018. Declining foreign aid and other external resources are not enough to drive development and stability in these countries.” – OECD, Fragile States 2014 Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in Fragile States

Thus the NGOs next project site will launch in 2017 in a fragile region in Nigeria. Our goal is to take a “boots on the ground” approach and hire a highly skilled team to launch this project with an established exit strategy in mind. NGO’s model depends on the organization’s ability to identify, train and collaborate with highly capable local leaders to develop and implement sustainable poverty solutions.

The initial Nigeria project will be located in a semi-permissive environment with a fluid security situation. For this reason, the first Field Team will consist of members with prior military service, ideally from a Special Operations Forces background with combat experience. Team members will be expected to use sound judgement to make critical decisions in complex and uncertain conditions. Candidates must be able to effectively navigate the spectrum of tactical, operational, and strategic environments.

Required Skills and Attributes:

BA in relative field; MA preferred
Military combat experience highly preferred
3+ years of work experience in relatable field outside of military experience preferred
Nonprofit work experience living and working internationally in a rural environment preferred
Demonstrated strong leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
Exceptional strategic problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Complex scenario planning and project management
Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments
Ability to build deep relationships with a variety of different partners and stakeholders
Highest level of responsibility, discipline, and personal integrity
Ability to operate effectively in unfamiliar and dangerous situations
Passion for International Poverty mission
Leave/Vacation: 4-6 weeks per year

APPLY Above our send your resume to Bianca at frontdesk@beyondsof.com
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Is this an armed position? Just curious. Sort of reads as if it should be.
I've only been to Nigeria once and I wouldn't go back unarmed. "Semi-permissive" and "fluid security" tell me they need to be.
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Old 21 November 2016, 20:02
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Exactly what I was thinking....LOL
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Beyond this place of wrath and tears
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Old 21 November 2016, 22:08
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$60,000-$90,000 a year seems like low pay for the qualifications they seek. Am I missing something here? A person with this resume could make more than $90k here CONUS.
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Old 21 November 2016, 23:35
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^That is actually pretty good/high for NGO work. After many years working for various NGOs, I know many working for Developmental/Humanitarian NGOs in Africa and Asia, being paid in the $36K to $48K range, with Masters and PhDs. Some I know are doing the work for $24K a year.

NGOs do not usually pay as high as private for-profit organizations. I was offered a regional security management position several years ago in Nigeria from one of the largest NGOs based in Africa. Pay was $49K a year.

If you are working for an NGO, it is not just about the money, but about job fulfillment, helping people or underdeveloped nation, a bit of adventure, and feeling you have accomplished something bigger than yourself.
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Old 22 November 2016, 01:03
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^That is actually pretty good/high for NGO work. After many years working for various NGOs, I know many working for Developmental/Humanitarian NGOs in Africa and Asia, being paid in the $36K to $48K range, with Masters and PhDs. Some I know are doing the work for $24K a year.

NGOs do not usually pay as high as private for-profit organizations. I was offered a regional security management position several years ago in Nigeria from one of the largest NGOs based in Africa. Pay was $49K a year.

If you are working for an NGO, it is not just about the money, but about job fulfillment, helping people or underdeveloped nation, a bit of adventure, and feeling you have accomplished something bigger than yourself.
Sounds sorta like tree hugger type work?
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Old 22 November 2016, 01:33
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Sounds sorta like tree hugger type work?
Comments like that show you either are ignorant, or don't give a shit about anybody but yourself.

If you don't want to work for an NGO, or help others in need, then so be it. But, don't disregard those that do.
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Old 22 November 2016, 03:04
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^That is actually pretty good/high for NGO work. After many years working for various NGOs, I know many working for Developmental/Humanitarian NGOs in Africa and Asia, being paid in the $36K to $48K range, with Masters and PhDs. Some I know are doing the work for $24K a year.

NGOs do not usually pay as high as private for-profit organizations. I was offered a regional security management position several years ago in Nigeria from one of the largest NGOs based in Africa. Pay was $49K a year.

If you are working for an NGO, it is not just about the money, but about job fulfillment, helping people or underdeveloped nation, a bit of adventure, and feeling you have accomplished something bigger than yourself.
That makes sense. I didn't really think through the whole "sense of adventure/accomplishment/etc". I'm just thinking about pay vs. risk vs. locality.

Thanks for the explanation.
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Old 22 November 2016, 05:53
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^That is actually pretty good/high for NGO work. After many years working for various NGOs, I know many working for Developmental/Humanitarian NGOs in Africa and Asia, being paid in the $36K to $48K range, with Masters and PhDs. Some I know are doing the work for $24K a year.

NGOs do not usually pay as high as private for-profit organizations. I was offered a regional security management position several years ago in Nigeria from one of the largest NGOs based in Africa. Pay was $49K a year.

If you are working for an NGO, it is not just about the money, but about job fulfillment, helping people or underdeveloped nation, a bit of adventure, and feeling you have accomplished something bigger than yourself.
LP is spot on. NGO security gigs often pay less and are great for people who want to build a resume, and enjoy a different type of security experience outside of the typical protection job. They involve a lot more interaction with people, are based upon relationship building and require a good deal of thought and learning how to work around issues and through problems, while maintaining your relationships. One of the best, if not the best jobs I had was an unarmed Africa opportunity, in one of those semi-permissive environments.
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Old 22 November 2016, 10:29
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Correction, (this is an edit because I misspoke-was working another write up for another position)

The arming aspect will be determined based upon the security situation. Mostly no as this is in support of humanitarian efforts and security is proved by 'other than' the NGO

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Is this an armed position? Just curious. Sort of reads as if it should be.
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Old 22 November 2016, 10:35
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the travel and boarding part is taking into account, making most of the money fungible.

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$60,000-$90,000 a year seems like low pay for the qualifications they seek. Am I missing something here? A person with this resume could make more than $90k here CONUS.
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Old 22 November 2016, 10:37
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This is spot on.

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LP is spot on. NGO security gigs often pay less and are great for people who want to build a resume, and enjoy a different type of security experience outside of the typical protection job. They involve a lot more interaction with people, are based upon relationship building and require a good deal of thought and learning how to work around issues and through problems, while maintaining your relationships. One of the best, if not the best jobs I had was an unarmed Africa opportunity, in one of those semi-permissive environments.
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