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  • Posted on: 15 September, 2015 Deadline: 30 September, 2015
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    Our Client, a recipient of World Bank Assisted Project Funds desires to set up a Project Management Unit (PMU) for the establishment of a major agricultural processing facility in Kogi State, Nigeria, and now seeks highly qualified and experienced candidates for ten (10) positions within the PMU.

    Financial Officer (FO) - SCPZ03

     

    Overall Function of the Position:

    The Finance Officer will manage the disbursement of all funds made available under the World Bank Credit. She/He will be responsible for managing the financial economics of the Project and deploying Project Resources in a timely, efficient and effective manner.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Manages the disbursement of all funds made available under the World Bank Credit in accordance with the credit item budget and contract terms.
    •Sets up special account in both the Nigerians Reserve Bank and in Commercial Banks to ensure timely payment for goods and services funded under the project.
    •Reviews Payment by Results (PBR) requirements and ensures targets and milestones are in alignment with payment schedule and cash flow needs and payments received will align to required cash flow projections.
    •Prepares quarterly financial report as per WBG requirements, ensuring it is complete, accurate and produced on time to ensure adequate review, approval and submission to the Project Director.
    •Applies all prudent controls which the WBG requires for the management of credit funds and produces timely and reliable financial reports as specified in the financial guidelines of the program.
    •Reviews fund withdrawals from Project accounts to communities, budget disbursement and to that end, periodically projects expected disbursement requirements and remaining credit available, notifies WBG officials in sufficient time to make required funds available and confirms the receipt of funds into accounts which the PMU controls.
    •Prepares and processes withdrawal applications to the Funding Agencies.
    •Participates in the preparation of the annual work plan and budget.
    •Consolidates the State and community level financial reports for the SCPZ program.
    •Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director.

    Requirements

    •Minimum First Degree in any relevant discipline.
    •Minimum 16 years’ experience in a Finance department, with at least eight years at Finance Manager or Supervisor level.
    •Knowledge of computerized accounting software and high-level Excel.
    •Ability to produce and interpret financial reports.
    •Prior working experience with international donor funded organization.
    •Knowledge and experience of WBG’s commercial contract rules and regulations is essential.
    •Should be able to work with limited supervision, be flexible and comfortable in a multi-cultural work force.
    •Good communication skills: ability to build good working relationship with project team and partners at a range of levels and in different locations.

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    Environmental Specialist (ES) - SCPZ07

     

    Overall Function of the Position:

    The Environmental and Social Safeguards Advisor (ESSA) will be responsible for all environmental and social safeguards relating to implementation of the Project.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Manages all aspects of the credit which involves collateral, social and environmental impacts on indigenous people watershed, flora and fauna within the project affected areas.
    •Collates baseline data on relevant environmental characteristics of the selected project sites.
    •Ensures impact assessments are completed precisely, timely, thoroughly and completely in line with applicable standards and actions recommended for remedying adverse impacts are implemented thoroughly in a timely and efficient manner.
    •Analyses potential community/individual sub-projects and their environmental impacts and ensures that sub-projects are implemented in accordance with best practices and guidelines of the World Bank.
    •Identifies and liaises with all the stakeholders involved in environmental and social related issues in the Project.
    •Is responsible for the overall monitoring of mitigating measures and the impacts of the project during implementation.
    •Provides implementation assistance as necessary.

    Requirements

    •Minimum First Degree in Ecology, Geography, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Agricultural/Environmental Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Land Use Planning or any related field.
    •Minimum of 12 years relevant experience. Some experience with projects involving development agencies would be an advantage.
    •Good communication and writing skills, and good working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

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    Gender and Social Safeguard Specialist (GSS) - SCPZ09

     

    Overall Function of the Position:

    The Gender and Social Specialist will manage all aspects of the project relating to gender issues. She/He will also provide expertise in global awareness for gender consideration and social inclusiveness.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Coordinates activities concerning social mobilization, and civil society involvement in the project.
    •Ensures that Project responsibilities and benefits are assigned and shared with gender sensitivity in line with the World Bank procedures.
    •Provides thematic leadership and coordination at Local Government and community levels of the project, including training and sharing of experience.
    •Is responsible for overseeing activities under the gender consideration and social improvement of the project.
    •Ensures that women and men equally benefit from activities supported by the project.
    •Identifies any mainstream gender aspects within the SCPZ’s operations, policy work and initiatives in line with the World Bank Gender Policy and Action Plan.
    •Addresses social considerations within the project’s operations and ensures compliance with the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards.
    •Works with the project Team to develop relevant social and gender performance monitoring indicators.
    •Ensures overall participation of women in the Project and takes corrective action in areas where this is not the case.
    •Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director.

    Requirements

    •Minimum First Degree in Gender Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Social Science, Social Development, Sociology, International Development or equivalent social/ gender disciplines.
    •Minimum of 12 years post-qualification experience in community or local development, including direct field experience in social mobilization.
    •Substantial experience in working with women, vulnerable, and marginalized groups.
    •Proven track record in managing and leading mixed-gender teams.
    •Good communication and writing skills, and good working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

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    Land Specialist (LS) - SCPZ08

     

    Overall Function of the Position:

    The Land Specialist (LS) will be responsible for land related duties and will serve as Subject Matter Expert on Land Regulatory Guidelines for the Project Team.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Manages all aspects relating to land issues for the implementation of the SCPZ project.
    •Facilitates the ease of land acquisition, allocation and documentation for smooth transmission of ownership from host communities to investors in the SCPZ.
    •Advises PMU on environmentally induced crises arising from land related issues, boundary definition and documentation.
    •Provides implementation assistance as necessary.
    •Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director.

    Requirements

    •Minimum First Degree in Ecology, Geography, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Agricultural/Environmental Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Land Use Planning or any related field.
    •Minimum of 12 years relevant experience. Some experience with projects involving development agencies, land surveying and planning would be an advantage.
    •Fluency in the local language of the communities.
    •Good communication and writing skills, and good working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (M&EA) - SCPZ05

     

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (MEA) will be responsible for overseeing activities under the Project Management component of the Project, which pertain to tracking and evaluating implementation performance.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Carries out project monitoring and evaluation including monitoring the activities of SCPZ in order to ensure compliance with laid down standards and approved performance guidelines.
    •Develops a Management Information System (MIS) required to measure project effectiveness.
    •Develops systematic and realistic monitoring plans that capture quantitative and qualitative data to report on project performance indicators.
    •Facilitates documentation and reporting of assessments, program data, lessons learnt and best practices for internal and external sharing. Implements the M&E plan.
    •Organizes and conducts Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) workshops and training for Project officers.
    •Assists Project Director in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from project innovations.
    •Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director.

    Requirements

    •Minimum First Degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics or other relevant degree.
    •Minimum of 14 years post-qualification experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation of externally assisted projects.
    •Good knowledge of Management Information System.
    •Proven track record in managing and leading investigative teams.
    •Good communication and writing skills.
    •Competence in the use of standard computer software applications for statistical analysis.

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    Project Deputy Director (PDD) - SCPZ02

     

    The Project Deputy Director will be responsible for managing all internal functions as Chief Operating Officer of the PMU, controlling the integrity, quality and safeguards responses of the organization, preparing and confirming the validity of all reports, which the PMU prepares for the World Bank Group.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Supports the Project Director to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of Project activities within the participating communities.
    •Acts as the Chief Operating Officer of the Project and manages all internal functions of the PMU.
    •Coordinates the monitoring activities of SCPZ and ensures compliance with laid down standards and approved performance guidelines.
    •Coordinates the design of studies and ensures that all documents, reports and studies required by World Bank and stakeholders are completed in a timely manner.
    •Supports the Project Director to monitor the quality of output of Technical Infrastructure Experts (TIE).
    •Demonstrates good engineering expertise in evaluating engineering designs and supervises infrastructure related works.
    •Oversees the Engineering and Infrastructure related activities of the PMU and conforms to International leading practice.
    •Ensures the validity and accuracy of all reports prepared by the PMU for the World Bank Group.
    •Liaises with other relevant programs, stakeholders and technical departments in the State and communities.

    Requirements

    •Minimum Master’s Degree in Engineering, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business Management or other relevant degree.
    • Minimum of 16 years post-qualification experience in the field of Agriculture, Infrastructure Projects or Rural Development including at least 8 years in a management role.
    •PMP or PRINCE 2 certified with at least 5 years technical project management experience.
    •Proven track record in Operations Management.
    •Excellent communication, impeccable writing skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

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    Business Development Specialist (BDS) - SCPZ06

     

    Overall Function of the Position:

    The Business Development Specialist will collaborate with the Project Director to actualize the PMU’s market objective and achieve financial growth.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Contributes to the preparation of SCPZ Annual Work Plan and Budget.
    •Provides financial guidance and technical assistance in designing PPP’s whose function will be the provision of essential services to SCPZ tenants.
    •Consults with tenants to understand their service requirements and recommend modes of risk sharing which are financially viable.
    •Tests the interest of qualified PPP partners in participating in specific project structures and manages the tendering and outsourcing of the several PPP vehicles which will be required to sustain SCPZ operations.
    •Supports the procurement officer in issuing calls for interest of public and private sector service providers through adequate means.
    •Establishes and maintains linkages with relevant other projects and institutions operating in the state with a view to foster complementary interventions, avoid redundancies and ensure co-operation wherever it enhances effectiveness of the Project.
    •Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director.

    Requirements

    •Minimum First Degree in Banking, Management, Agriculture, Rural Sociology, Anthropology, Rural Development, or any other relevant degree.
    •Minimum of 14 years post-qualification experience in community or local development, including direct field experience in social mobilization, Banking, FMCG and Manufacturing.
    •Proven track record in business development and management.
    •Good communication and writing skills.
    •A good working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

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    Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) - SCPZ04

     

    Overall Function of the Position:

    The Chief Procurement Specialist (CPS) will be responsible for the coordination of the procurement unit, of goods, works and services financed under the Project.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Coordinates the procurement plan/process for bids, RFPs and ensures compliance with the World Bank procurement procedures, contract management and procurement capacity building work.
    •Collaborates with the World Bank to develop and monitor schemes to strengthen the procurement management of the Project.
    •Prepares, reviews and implements the project procurement plan annually and when necessary.
    •Organizes and coordinates procurement workshops and training for Project officers.
    •Undertakes sub-contract implementation for participating public agencies and NGOs.
    •Provides procurement advisory services to all levels of the Project Implementation Unit.
    •Assists the Project Director in coordinating with stakeholders and undertakes any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director.

    Requirements

    •Minimum First Degree in Engineering, Law, Purchasing and Supply, Business Administration, Marketing or other relevant qualification, with relevant training in World Bank Group procurement guidelines and procedures.
    •Minimum of 14 years post-qualification experience in procurement under externally assisted projects. Direct experience in World Bank-financed projects, manufacturing and construction industries would be an asset.
    •Demonstrated competence in procurement under externally assisted projects.
    •Good communication and writing skills, and good working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

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    Communication Specialist (CS) - SCPZ010

     

    Overall Function of the Position:

    The Communications Officer (CO) will be responsible for the coordination of all communications activities within the project component in the state.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Coordinates activities concerning public awareness, enlightenment and communications for behavioural change on the project by the beneficiaries and members of the public or targeted audience.
    •Promotes the business opportunities in the SCPZ and attracts investors through impeccable brand publicity.
    •Disseminates information on project activities in the SCPZ, achievements of the PCT and PMU and work-plan of the project through all relevant media platforms - social media, print and electronic materials - for distribution or broadcast to target audience.
    •Coordinates strategies through events, programs and interviews to create both local and international awareness for the SCPZ programs.
    •Manages all aspects of the project relating to corporate content and communication.
    •Manages and executes short-term internal and external communications projects, writes, designs and creates electronic collateral, manages contact databases, and provides support for other marketing initiatives of the Office.
    •Undertakes any other responsibilities assigned by the Project Director.

    Requirements

    •Minimum First Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication, English, Sociology, Psychology or any other related discipline.
    •Minimum of 12 years post-qualification experience in the print or electronic media, social mobilization, public relations or advertising.
    •Good writing and oral communication skills as well as ability to organize events and functions.

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    Project Director (PD) - SCPZ01

     

    Overall Function of the Position:

    The Project Management Unit (PMU) is under the leadership of the Project Director. She/He will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the implementation of the entire project activities as agreed by the World Bank, Federal Government of Nigeria, Kogi State Government, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Private Sector key stakeholders.
    The Project Director will serve as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Project Manager with astute technical capability of the project and good understanding of Nigeria's political economy.

    Specific Duties of the Position:

    •Oversees the overall implementation and supervision of the project activities within the participating communities.
    •Coordinates complex sets of activities and stakeholders management required to complete project design and effective implementation.
    •Establishes close coordination and links with major stakeholders, between Ministries and with the State Ministry of Commerce to help develop promotion investment capacity.
    •Manages project disbursement and leverages on World Bank credit resources to the development agenda of the SCPZ and ensures timely execution of procurement processes.
    •Collaborates with ESIA experts to ensure compliance of Cargill’s activities and other private sector investors with international Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA ) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) performance standards.
    •Coordinates the activities of all stakeholders including World Bank, IFC and Cargill to ensure appropriately sequenced implementation of project activities to achieve strategic development objectives.
    •Engages all stakeholders to secure sustained support and participation in the establishment and operation of the SCPZ into a viable engine for agricultural industrialization.
    •Coordinates the overall activities of SCPZ and ensures compliance with laid down standards, approved guidelines and overall performance of the project.
    •In collaboration with key stakeholders and relevant authorities, develops appropriate incentives to attract investors to the Zones.

    Requirements

    •Minimum Master’s Degree in Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business Management any other relevant degree
    •Minimum of 20 years post-qualification experience in the field of Agriculture, Infrastructure Projects or Rural Development including at least 10 years in a management role.
    •PMP or PRINCE 2 certified with at least 5 years technical project management experience.
    •Proven track record in Infrastructure Project, Agricultural Development and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.
    •Excellent communication, impeccable writing skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume to: client.recruitment@ng.pwc.com quoting the job title and reference code for the position in the subject.

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