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  • Posted on: 23 October, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER) is a non-governmental organisation, not for profit-making organisation that works to empower women in Nigeria economically. POWER’s major projects are: Project Awake (economic empowerment of women in agribusiness), GLOW (Giving Life Options to Widows) and PPA4W (POWER Political Advancement for Women). The Founder of POWER is Barr. (Mrs.) Obioma Liyel-Imoke.

    POWER is recruiting to fill the positions:

    Human Resource Officer

     

    Job Description:

    •     Working closely with various departments and assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures
    •     Promote equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organization
    •     Liaise with a wide range of people involved in policy areas such as staff performance and health and safety
    •     Recruit staff – this includes developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates
    •     Develop and implement policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management
    •     Prepare staff handbooks
    •     Advise on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and benefits
    •     Undertake regular salary reviews
    •     Negotiate with staff and their representatives (for example, trade union officials) on issues relating to pay and conditions
    •     Administer payroll and maintain employee records
    •     Deal with grievances and implement disciplinary procedures
    •     Develop with line managers HR planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements
    •     Plan, and sometimes deliver, training – including inductions for new staff
    •     Analyze training needs in conjunction with departmental managers

    Qualification and Experience

    •     A University Degree or HND in Business Administration from a recognized institution
    •     A tactful, friendly but firm manner
    •     Good spoken and written communication skills
    •     The ability to build good working relationships with colleagues at all levels
    •     Fairness and objectivity
    •     Strong interpersonal skill
    •     Good level of gender awareness
    •     Discretion with confidential information
    •     Good organizational and administrative skills
    •     High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
    •     Be proficient with the use of MS Word and Powerpoint

     

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    Finance and Admin Manager

     

    Job Description:

    •     Support the different projects in the development of annual and quarterly budgets for the various strategic initiatives, including external relations, fund development, board relations, professional development and staff meeting expenses;
    •     Lead the process of tracking and reviewing the budgets of the different projects in line with the goals and objectives of the respective projects;
    •     Analyze periodically project expenditures with respect to approved budgets and work plans;
    •     Facilitate and coordinate staff recruitment and orientation to educate them on relevant policies, procedures and facilities/equipment
    •     Liaise with project team to review project milestones, and budgets through participation in team meetings and presentation on financial status and office issues.
    •     Ensure adherence to terms and conditions of staff contract;
    •     Recruits, interviews and conducts reference checks (including pre-employment screening – criminal checks) for the bookkeeping/administrative support positions;
    •     Support the Director of Finance and Administration in facilitating/coordinating staff appraisal processes, including reporting and implementation of staff capacity improvement strategies;
    •     Develop salary scale and compensation plans in line with similar organisations within the same sector
    •     Facilitate monthly bank and expenditures reconciliations against project budget;
    •     Ensure financial guidelines and best practices are followed in all project activities;
    •     Lead the development/updating and implementation of appropriate administrative and financial policies and procedures to support the implementation and evaluation of the organization’s strategies
    •     Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports and disseminate same under supervision of the Project Director and Manager;
    •     Ensures reporting to funding sources is proactively and effectively completed by management staff;
    •     Ensure compliance with internal/donor financial reporting requirements;
    •     Support the Director of Finance and Administration in scheduling financial audits and preparation and publication of annual audit reports
    •     Support the Director of Finance and Administration in developing and implementing the organization’s financial resource mobilization strategy;
    •     Review, draft, implement and monitor internal controls and financial policies and procedures
    •     Based on financial reports prepared, provide proactive, transparent and in-depth financial analysis to enhance the organization’s leaderships and operations

    Required Education, Skills & Experience

    •     A University Degree or HND in Accounting, Financial Management, Economics from a recognised institution
    •     Must be a Chartered Accountant
    •     At least five years accounting experience in the development sub-sector
    •     Advanced proficiency with computerized financial systems such as Simply Accounting, Quickbooks, contact management systems and databases
    •     Office & personnel management experience
    •     Knowledge of modern accounting and office filing system.
    •     Proficiency in computer software including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and databases as well as use of new media platforms
    •     Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
    •     Strong organizing skills and leadership qualities
    •     Ability to multi-task and to work under pressure.
    •     Ability to adjust to changes at short notice.
    •     Good level of gender awareness.

     

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    Deputy Executive Director

     

    Job Description:
    The DED would support the ED to:

    •     Coordinate the process of defining POWER’s priorities towards achieving its mission & vision
    •     Develop, communicate and assess priorities in the light of a rapidly changing external landscape
    •     Manage key relationships with POWER’s key stakeholders, encourage open dialogue and actively foster collaboration between/among them
    •     Foster effective team work among the staff
    •     Report to Board of Directors on organizational performance against POWER’s strategic objectives and annual work plans and budget
    •     Ensure the implementation of policies as approved by POWER Board
    •     Initiate and coordinate strategic thinking/planning processes in consultation with the board.
    •     In liaison with the Finance Manager, to implement a financial system, develop sustainable financial models for the organization, including identification and exploration of potential alternative income streams, e.g. through revenue generating/fee-based programs
    •     Partner with Managers of Programs, develop and implement a fundraising strategy and develop key donor relationships
    •     Work with the Finance and Admin manager , the finance staff and key program staff and the Board to prepare a comprehensive annual budget
    •     Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
    •     Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
    •     Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
    •     Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation, pension and other withholding payments as necessary
    •     Work with the ED and F&A in determining staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery
    •     Recruit staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization’s mission
    •     Ensure the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff and capacity building plans
    •     Ensure that staff, systems and other resources are aligned to deliver high impact outcomes and operational efficiencies
    •     Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization
    •     Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
    •     Coordinate the design of new projects and proposals/initiatives and the process of grant seeking for the implementation of same by the private sector, development partners and other relevant stakeholders.
    •     Establish appropriate mechanisms for the monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of POWER program activities.
    •     Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs, services and special projects
    •     Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with stakeholder groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
    •     
    •     Key Deliverables
    •     The DED will be expected to achieve the following key deliverables among others:
    •     Ensure delivery and achievement of activities in the strategic plan (ensure the development of one where no adopted one exists)
    •     Ensure financial sustainability of POWER
    •     Represent POWER adequately locally and in the international community

    Required Education, Skills & Experience

    •     A University Degree or HND in Sociology, Social Works or Public Health from a recognised university
    •     Ability to work independently and take initiative
    •     Ability to work under pressure and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities/timelines efficiently
    •     Result-oriented team player and ability to lead teams and work collaboratively
    •     Ability to communicate persuasively and effectively
    •     Excellent written and oral English in addition to strong interpersonal communication skills
    •     Proficiency in computer softwares including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and databases as well as use of new media platforms
    •     Innovative fund raising skills and experience
    •     Basic marketing and public relations (PR) skills
    •     Knowledgeable on child protection issues (CRS Child protection Act/Law 2009) as well as adolescent reproductive health
    •     Ability to mobilise resources through concept development and proposal writing
    •     Ability to build an efficient/effective team
    •     Must have at least 5 years post graduation experience in working on women’s issues especially economic empowerment

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    Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Manager

     

    Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

    •     The M&E Manager will take the lead in facilitating the development/revision of project logical framework especially in defining hierarchy of objectives, indicators and monitoring mechanisms
    •     Develop the overall framework for annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring, etc.
    •     Set out the framework and procedures for the evaluation of project activities in collaboration with project team and other key stakeholders
    •     Collaborate with staff and implementing partners on qualitative monitoring to provide relevant information for ongoing evaluation of project activities, effects and impacts
    •     Design the framework for field (physical) and process monitoring of project activities being guided by project budget
    •     Prepare reports on M&E findings as required
    •     Participate in external assessments/evaluations and facilitate team members and other stakeholders access to M&E data
    •     Take the lead in developing a resource mobilisation strategy in a participatory manner
    •     Work with the team to identify funding opportunities and develop funding proposals
    •     Ensure gender mainstreaming into all M&E instruments, processes and data.

    Qualification and Experience

    •     A University Degree or HND in Statistics, Sociology, Demography, Economics, Computer Science, Geography or other related discipline from a recognised institution
    •     A good understanding of rural development especially poverty, gender and child and human right issues
    •     Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organisations and building local capacities for self-management
    •     Willingness to undertake regular field trips and interact with different stakeholders
    •     Skilled and experienced in resource mobilisation as well as M&E system design, planning and implementation
    •     Proficiency in computer software including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and databases as well as use of new media platforms
    •     Computer competence in data analysis software applications such as SPSS and experience in data processing
    •     Strong training skills in M&E development and implementation
    •     Skills in facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders
    •     Strong information analysis and report writing skills
    •     Experience in use of logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches
    •     At least 5 years hands-on experience and skills in M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory).

     

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    Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Manager

     

    Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

    •     The M&E Manager will take the lead in facilitating the development/revision of project logical framework especially in defining hierarchy of objectives, indicators and monitoring mechanisms
    •     Develop the overall framework for annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring, etc.
    •     Set out the framework and procedures for the evaluation of project activities in collaboration with project team and other key stakeholders
    •     Collaborate with staff and implementing partners on qualitative monitoring to provide relevant information for ongoing evaluation of project activities, effects and impacts
    •     Design the framework for field (physical) and process monitoring of project activities being guided by project budget
    •     Prepare reports on M&E findings as required
    •     Participate in external assessments/evaluations and facilitate team members and other stakeholders access to M&E data
    •     Take the lead in developing a resource mobilisation strategy in a participatory manner
    •     Work with the team to identify funding opportunities and develop funding proposals
    •     Ensure gender mainstreaming into all M&E instruments, processes and data.

    Qualification and Experience

    •     A University Degree or HND in Statistics, Sociology, Demography, Economics, Computer Science, Geography or other related discipline from a recognised institution
    •     A good understanding of rural development especially poverty, gender and child and human right issues
    •     Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organisations and building local capacities for self-management
    •     Willingness to undertake regular field trips and interact with different stakeholders
    •     Skilled and experienced in resource mobilisation as well as M&E system design, planning and implementation
    •     Proficiency in computer software including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and databases as well as use of new media platforms
    •     Computer competence in data analysis software applications such as SPSS and experience in data processing
    •     Strong training skills in M&E development and implementation
    •     Skills in facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders
    •     Strong information analysis and report writing skills
    •     Experience in use of logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches
    •     At least 5 years hands-on experience and skills in M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory).

     

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should e-mail a copy of their CV with a digital passport photograph embedded at the top of the CV. Use the job title in your e-mail subject line. Send your e-mails to: vacancy@power-women.org not later than November 30, 2014.

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