SHIFT Nigeria Current Job Vacancies [2 Positions]

Posted on :

5 Nov, 2018

Category :

NGO Jobs in Nigeria, Software Developer Jobs in Nigeria

SHIFT is a non partisan organization that builds support for transformative leaders in communities across the nation. Launched in June 2018, we are Nigerians from all over the nation and around the world. We come from diverse religions, ethnicities, and professional backgrounds, such as technology, media, law, consulting, oil & gas, legal, NGOs, and many more.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Developer
: Abuja

Job Description

  • SHIFT Digital, a program of SHIFT Nigeria is looking for an experienced and passionate developer or programmer to help us accomplish our mission and make an impact.
  • SHIFT Digital is a collective of Nigerian developers, designers, and data scientists creating technology solutions to increase civic engagement and participation in Nigeria.
  • This is a full-time, paid position located in Abuja, Nigeria.


  • Expanding and improving SHIFT’s web domains to increase signups, improve conversions, and help volunteers find meaningful actions they can take to impact elections
  • Developing new products based on need and opportunities to increase or extend impact
  • Developing and Leading a volunteer group of developers to build high impact tools in the civic space
  • Providing extensive data analysis to understand volunteer impact and identify opportunities for new focus and optimization
  • Building software to further refine and personalize our email program and ensure all of our mailings are highly relevant, timely, and effective
  • Integrating data so we can mobilize volunteers to the most important and high-impact events at the right times.


  • 4+ years experience as a full-time, full-stack software developer
  • Fluency or understanding of specific languages, such as Java, PHP, or Python,
  • Proficiency with essential frontend development in HTML, CSS/SASS, and Javascript application frameworks
  • Experience with best practices for working effectively with remote teams
  • Experience in building high-performance, reusable and adaptive UI components.
  • Create new web sites and marketing landing pages using one of several web content management systems in use today
  • Knowledge of the software development life-cycle
  • Experience working with Google Analytics
  • The desire to work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to develop unit testing of code components or complete applications
  • Experience with SEO
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to prioritize activities and deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Participating in continuing education and training to remain current on best practices, learn new programming languages, and better assist other team members
  • Comfort in a rapidly changing virtual work environment (SHIFT is still very much a startup)

Work Experience and Training:

  • Must have worked in technology environment with an interest in political, civil society, or NGO organizations
  • Bachelor’s or Training in Computer Science, IT or related degree
  • Demonstrable skills with a strong portfolio/sample deliverables.


Job Title: Civic Engagement Associate
: Abuja
Job Type: full-time

Job Description

  • We are looking for an experienced and passionate Civic Engagement Associate focused on donor and volunteer outreach, management, and coordination to help us accomplish our mission and make an impact.
  • SHIFT is developing the largest donor and volunteer network focused on electing leaders who will transform communities.
  • This is a full-time, paid position located in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • The role will require periodic travel (25%) to other parts of the country.


  • Utilize subject matter experts and organizational representatives to further relationships with supporters and prospects
  • Oversee publication of a newsletter for donor and volunteer community in Nigeria and the Diaspora
  • Collaborate with the internal communications and marketing team to create and execute personalized communications and engagement plans for donor and volunteer community in Nigeria and the Diaspora.
  • Design and develop systems and best practices for recruiting volunteers, supporting volunteer leaders, and the teams they’re building in communities across the country and the Diaspora
  • Develop and implement strategies, and tactics with core partners to achieve the greatest success in mobilizing and organizing volunteers
  • Meet established metrics and engagement goals; track progress to goals and monitor success of the engagement program
  • Support other SHIFT programs and teams on special projects related to the development and implementation of campaigns
  • Work with other SHIFT programs on meeting volunteer and fundraising goals
  • Build a fundraising strategy to grow a sustainable, profitable revenue source, both through direct contributions and identification of high-value prospects in Nigeria and the Diaspora
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects, using “Moves Management” techniques
  • Oversee the implementation of an effort to acquire, engage, solicit, and cultivate donors through all digital channels (email, social media, websites, etc.) with a goal of maximizing long-term revenue


  • Experience with both digital and grassroot organizing is preferred
  • Experience developing grassroots and/or community leaders
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues and understanding of challenges facing poor communities across the nation
  • A passion and commitment to democratic principles and making Nigeria great
  • Humility, integrity, passion, motivation, and a self-starter attitude.
  • A minimum of three years of organizing experience; with an emphasis on managing volunteers. Preference for candidates who have worked in political organizations
  • Ability to travel as necessary
  • Experience working with teams or organizations outside Nigeria
  • Comfort in a rapidly changing virtual work environment (SHIFT is still very much
  • a startup)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • High level of comfort with using technology to support organizing (Google Tools, email platforms, social media platforms, etc)

Work Experience and Training:

  • Must have worked in political, NGO, Civil Society or related environment
  • Bachelor’s or Training in Political Science, Law or related degree.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] with “Job Title, SHIFT Nigeria” in the subject line.

Application Deadline 19th November, 2018.