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  • Posted on: 26 May, 2015 Deadline: 22 June, 2015
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    Oyo State Government has established Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) which would be responsible for implementing 2 years additional financing to implement micro projects at grassroots level

    The main objective of the Oyo State CSDA is to support empowerment of communities and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) for sustainability increase access of poor people to improved social and natural resources, infrastructure services Through the provision of grant support to beneficiaries for identifying, prioritizing, implementing and maintaining of community-driven micro- projects in an approved Community Development Plan (COP)

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates from the State Civil Service or Private sector to fill the position below:

    General Manager


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Shall be in charge of general administration of the State Agency;
    • Manage State Agency personnel;
    • Be the accounting officer of the SA;
    • Give approval for proposal of COPS recommended by the SA management committee:
    • Authorize expenditure in accordance the annual budget and work programme of the SA as approved by the BOD;
    • Represent the SA in all dealings with third parties at the level of the Management
    • Conduct dialogue with donors and those capable of providing complimentary technical and administrative skills and financial resources;
    • Delegate his authority to the staff of the Agency to the extent necessary for the efficient performance of the activities of CSDP;
    • Perform such other duties as may be required for the effective functioning of the SA.
    • Ensure regular reporting and adherence to the SA reporting relationship with the Project Financial Management Unit (PFMU) of the State.

    Qualification and Experience

    • A University degree in Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering and/or any other relevant degree with at least fifteen years post-qualification experience in the private or public sector, five of which must be at management level.
    • A higher degree and experience in the management of rural development projects shall be an added advantage.

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    Manager, Finance & Experience


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Processing and paying all bills, salaries(etc) pertaining to the smooth running of the SA;
    • Ensuring efficient running of the office and the maintenance of all office facilities;
    • Maintaining schedule of personnel, welfare and other personnel functions;
    • Ensuring the proper recordin9 of financial transactions of the Agency;
    • Generating adequate, reliable and timely financial reports for the GM and other departments
    • Preparing annual budgets and work plans for the SA:
    • Processing and managing all fund disbursements as well as ensuring proper documentation to facilitate the release of funds from funding agencies to Communities;
    • Liaising with banks, tax authorities, and other regulatory agencies on behalf of the SA;
    • Preparing monthly and quarterly reports on financial progress of micro-projects and COPs;
    • Preparing quarterly Financial Management Reports (FMRs)
    • Assisting the GM in the day-to-day running of the SA;
    • Reviewing financial transactions of communities in line with General Guidelines issued by the SA, FPSU and Funding Agencies, and making reports to the GM; and
    • Offering training and capacity building in the areas of financial management record keeping and other related matters to the Community.


    • A University degree or membership of professional association such as ACA ACCA or their equivalents or Higher National Diploma in Accounting or Banking and Finance with at least twelve years post qualification experience.

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    Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Ensuring the maintenance of records of all types of data and information on SA activities.
    • Overseeing the monitoring and evaluation department of SA and coordinating the activities of the MIS and M&E units;
    • Providing guidelines and guidance for the operations of the MIS and M&E units for them to meet the expectations of the Sk
    • Liaising with the LGRC and other Departments of the SA for M&E purposes and working with the communities to ensure effective participatory monitoring and evaluation of CDPs and micro projects;
    • Consolidating annual budget and work-plan for the department;
    • Designing field data collection and collation formats for the SA;
    • Develop Terms of Reference and provide guidance for all M&E studies;
    • Liaising with the Operations and Finance and Administration departments to collect and collate data for tracking of key activities of the SA (budget performance, finance matters like cost/pricing of CSDP activities in the State, operations, etc) and
    • Providing cumulative records, analysis and statistics of activities overtime to guide operations and provide information base for planning and future evaluation.


    • A University degree in Agriculture, Statistics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Extension Services or Project Management, with at least twelve years post qualification experience.
    • Knowledge of Computer is mandatory.
    • Previous experience in project monitoring and evaluation shall be an added advantage.

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    Project Officer (Management Information System) MIS


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Design and prepare CSDP Management Information System operational manual,
    • Assess the information needs for the various components of the SA
    • Review alongside other project staff the data collection forms at the different stages of the micro-projects cycle;
    • Prepare technical specification for the procurement of necessary MIS hardware and software applications;
    • Monitor the operation of the MIS;
    • Upgrade hardware and software;
    • Ensure MIS hard and software maintenance;
    • Establish the working schedule and the MIS design:
    • Develop reports or formats using existing MIS data;
    • Develop and prepare the required documents using a friendly report generator;
    • Any other duty as may be assigned by the M&E Manager.


    • Degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Information Management, Computer Science; Engineering and related fields.
    • Five years post qualification experience, two of which must have been in the design, development and implementation of Databases and client Server Software applications.
    • Knowledge and experience with development tools client side rapid applications development and experience using friendly report generator would be an advantage.

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    Secretary to the General Manager


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Supporting the General Manager as a Personal Assistant/Confidential Secretary,
    • Providing secretarial assistance eg prepare all letters, memoranda and any requisite document for the GM,
    • Organizing itineraries, meetings and related schedules,
    • Maintaining adequate filling system for all mails and correspondence of the GM,
    • Assist the General Manager in covering Board Meetings.


    • A degree/HND in Secretarial Administration, Computer skills presentations, internet and Microsoft Office Packages.
    • She/he must have at least 7 years secretarial experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send ten copies of written applications with CV duly signed and sealed to:

    The Office of Head of Services,
    Room 37,
    Oyo State.

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