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  • Posted: May 3, 2021
    Deadline: May 7, 2021
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  • DAI works on the frontlines of international development. Transforming ideas into action-action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local ...
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    Compliance Manager

    Start date: June, 2021
    Reporting: The Compliance Manager will report to the Chief of Party

    Background

    • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
    • This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
    • State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

    Position Objectives

    • The Compliance Manager will be responsible for supporting operation of the project to ensure adherence to regulatory standards and industry best practices.
    • S/he will bring a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes as related to project implementation.
    • This position requires proven experience and knowledge of FAR, USAID ADS, AIDAR, Nigerian regulatory bodies and laws and ability to rapidly learn DAI financial management, accounting principles, procurement and operational procedures.
    • S/he will ensure transparent, audit-ready project operations.
    • S/he will travel in-person to the various project locations as needed to do on-site reviews.

    Responsibilities
    The Compliance Manager will manage and advise on compliance matters relating to finance, human resources, procurement, programmatic and subcontract efforts to ensure these activities are carried out according to USAID regulations and DAI policies and procedures.

    Specifically, the Compliance Manager will perform the following job duties:

    • Develop a targeted, risk-based, and coherent annual compliance plan, disseminate the plan to management and core operations teams and ensure strict adherence/implementation of the plan within stipulated timelines;
    • Conduct periodic internal reviews and investigation of compliance issues to ensure that procedures are followed and prepare detailed findings memoranda for management and advise on next steps;
    • Review all areas of DAI/State2State operations including grants, procurement, vehicle usage, stock management, finance, IT, human resources, TIP compliance, legal compliance and inventory to identify and mitigate risks;
    • Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes;
    • Review documentation, such as procurement and human resource records, to ensure there are no violations of standards or regulations;
    • Provide employee training on compliance-related topics, policies or procedures;
    • Monitor the implementation of company policies and procedures;
    • Lead independent review of procurement processes;
    • Review documentation on subcontracts and grants to ensure that the overall project implementation complies with USAID and DAI regulations and policies;
    • Participate in the development and implementation of systems that result in improved operational efficiency and reduced organizational risk;
    • Analyze trends and collect statistics and submit quarterly reports on operational risks;
    • Support internal/external audits, and coordinate action plans to close out audit findings;
    • Conduct investigations on instructions from the CoP related to suspected fraud, ensuring timely completion of investigations, while maintaining confidentiality; and
    • Perform other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree inLaw, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent field of studies. Master’s degree preferred with consideration of experience in lieu of an advanced degree.
    • Minimum of 9 years work experience in compliance management for USAID or other international development organizations.
    • Demonstrated experience in USAID contracting and grants and other USG international regulations.
    • Knowledge of project management procedures for planning and processing international development projects and for establishing plans, specifications, monitoring and management of development projects.
    • Knowledge of USG procurement regulations and of the FAR/AIDAR.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Fluency in English Language.

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    Communications Specialist

    Start Date: June, 2021
    Reporting: The State Lead
    Work Closely With: The Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist in the Main Office.

    Background

    • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
    • This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
    • State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

    Position Objectives

    • The Communications Specialists will be embedded in the state-level offices and will support the design and implementation of communication and engagement activities and strategies in the select state.
    • The Communications Specialists will collaborate with the Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist in the Main Office and other staff member(s) to ensure integration of communications and knowledge management activities that complement and report on state-level program activities.
    • S/he will be responsible for providing inputs and developing state-specific content for the design, development, and management of public affairs and public awareness communications programs (such as public communications, studies, reports, informative and promotional products, workshops, conferences, fairs, media-related activities, commodities, project materials, and deliverables).
    • S/he will support the preparation and presentation to USAID of reports on the progress and impact of program activities.
    • S/he will be creative and collaborative, and encourage an open, transparent environment where everyone is informed about project developments.
    • S/he will support the tracking of reform initiatives and assist in developing written guidelines to help standardize and simplify online storage and the circulation of project documents and information.
    • S/he will provide content for the production of newsletters and bulletins for internal and external audiences and weekly summaries for all staff on what is happening across the project.

    Responsibilities

    • The Communications Specialist will be responsible for information collection, content generation and development of communications and knowledge management products, with particular responsibility for the selected state.
    • This role supports the generation of communications/knowledge management workplans and products including events and webpages.
    • This role will ensure awareness of and learning from project accomplishments.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as English, Communications, Marketing, Information Management, Public Affairs, Media or other relevant field required.
    • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience, with at least five (5) of experience in marketing communications, information management, public affairs, public awareness and/or media.
    • Previous experience in a USG-funded communications role is preferred.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Fluency in local languages of the state highly preferred.

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    Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Specialist

    Start Date: June, 2021
    Reporting To: The Technical Director, PFM

    Background

    • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected states and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
    • This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
    • State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

    Position Objectives

    • The IGR Specialist will support the design and implementation of the State2State Activity’s IGR strategy and its implementation, including advocacy, integration, and engagement activities across and within all core states and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) with focus on three dimensions compliance, enforcement, and public-private dialogue to expand the tax base.
    • The IGR Specialist will lead technical activities to improve IGR to fund service delivery improvements in key sectors, such as WASH, health, and education. Such activities may include: lead public-private dialogues regarding IGR reforms; developing IGR expansion strategies for each state; conduct regular IGR forecasting and tracking, and build capacity of stakeholders to institutionalize similar processes; conduct or facilitate training for boards of internal revenue, MDAs, ministries of finance and economic development (MOFED), and LGAs on enforcement and administration; mentor officials on IGR expansion strategies, exploring innovative solutions and public-private partnerships (PPPs); evaluate the states’ taxpayer processes, identifying critical gaps/inefficiencies and opportunities; identify and map tax policy and administration challenges in the states, and proposing strategies for improving funding, logistics, administrative, systems, human resources, and compliance and monitoring; contribute to efforts to build government counterpart capacities to identify, respond to, and enhance tax, customs, and other revenue administration; work with citizens to explore the current gaps; explore opportunities and challenges to increase voluntary compliance by taxpayers as well as improve efficiency in revenue management; and other activities as directed by the State2State senior management.
    • The IGR Specialist will mentor officials on IGR expansion strategies, exploring innovative solutions and PPPs and ensure innovation and quality control of IGR activities.

    Responsibilities

    • The IGR Specialist will collaborate with the Technical Director Public Financial Management (PFM) and key stakeholders to ensure integration of IGR interventions into all program activities.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A relevant Degree in Business, Accounting, Development Studies, or relevant field required. MBA or other relevant Master's Degree preferable
    • At least nine (9) years professional experience, with at least five (5) years of demonstrated experience in design and implementation of interventions regarding improving revenue generation
    • Previous successful experience in working for or with government counterparts and/or community organizations to improve IGR
    • Demonstrated effective training, capacity building and coaching skills, networking, interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills
    • Demonstrable experience in integrating gender into revenue generation activities
    • Strong skill set in reporting, monitoring and evaluation
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; fluency in English language
    • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft Office).

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    Conflict Specialist

    Reports To: The State Lead
    Work Closely With: The Conflict Advisor in the Main Office.

    Background

    • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
    • This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
    • State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally-derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

    Position Objectives

    • The Conflict Specialists will be embedded in the state-level offices and are responsible ensure the high-quality and timely implementation of the conflict mitigation activities in the state.
    • S/he will be provide technical expertise regarding conflict monitoring, mitigation, and prevention.
    • S/he will remain informed about the evolving reform needs of each state and communicate to the wider team.
    • S/he will tap the latest approaches in all areas of conflict for application in states.
    • S/he will serve as a connector by collecting and sharing capacities and knowledge and linking State2State staff and partners across the state, and collaborate with the other team members as they identify, test, and refine innovations.

    Responsibilities

    • The Conflict Specialist will contribute significantly to State2State conflict analysis guided by USAID’s Conflict Assessment Framework (CAF) and DAI’s experience achieving governance and service delivery results in conflict environments.
    • The Conflict Specialist will support training of trainers to state-level staff and partners on data collection and analysis, including identifying specific actionable recommendations for state and LGA programming; opportunities to leverage other USAID- and donor-supported activities; state and LGA rapid-response activities for building social cohesion; and sentinel indicators to monitor and forecast changes in conflict dynamics.
    • The Conflict Specialist will work with project team to design and lead conflict mitigation training at the state-level, including specific activities to build capacity to mitigate conflict related to state resource allocation, state service delivery in key sectors, with institutions involved in conflict mitigation, and with local leaders.
    • The Conflict Specialist will support state-level staff to design rapid-response activities to understand and respond to conflict flare ups and. The Conflict Specialist oversees and ensures quality all the day-to-day state conflict activities and ensures deeper citizen/government awareness/involvement in addressing conflict.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field such as Finance, Business, Accounting, Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies etc. required. Master's Degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 9 years relevant work experience with at least 5 years of demonstrated expertise in conflict mitigation, peace-building, community cohesion capacity building in Nigeria.
    • Experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to democracy and governance and/or conflict mitigation activities.
    • Experience working in the democracy and governance sector in Nigeria. Expereince in the state highly preferred.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in local languages of the state preferred.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using "the job title" as the subject of the email.

    Note: Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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