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  • Posted on: 11 March, 2016 Deadline: 23 March, 2016
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  • An International Development Organization is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the following position:

    Grants Specialist (Assistant)

     

    Position Summary:

    The Grants Specialist is responsible for supporting the activities of the Grants officer in the geographic area to which s/he is assigned. This includes assisting with developing grant ideas, monitoring grant implementation, closing grants and maintaining all related electronic and paper files. Travel to field is anticipated.  This position will be based in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel to field is anticipated.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    The Grants Specialist reports to the Grants Manager.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Assist with management of all aspects of assigned grant portfolio throughout all stages of project development, implementation and closure; update associated trackers, such as the grant status and closing trackers.
    • Input data entry into the grants tracking database.
    • Assist with the review of grant ideas to ensure they match program objectives, include all relevant information, comply with grant identification process, etc.
    • Contribute to budgeting and procurement estimates for grant implementation and verify information is documented and procedures are followed.
    • Assist Grants Officer(s) with preparing project proposals through system database, incorporating project activities, deliverables, monitoring and evaluation plan, media plan within specific timelines.
    • Assist Grants Officer(s) with completion of required documentation, such as grant agreements and grant closing requirements.
    • Help identify/document success/impact stories for reporting and documentation in the database.
    • Coordinate with staff in all offices in order to complete assigned tasks; engage in regular coordination with Procurement unit on implementation issues.
    • Provide maintenance of grant files.
    • Travel to field offices for follow up/support on activity implementation, as needed.
    • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • University degree in public administration, economics, finance, business management or a related field is required.
    • Three years’ experience in grants management with international donor programs is required.
    • Experience in negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, file management is required.
    • Prior experience with internationally-funded projects is highly desirable.
    • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
    • Ability to work under short deadlines and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
    • Attention to detail and the ability to function well in a team.
    • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
    • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
    • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required

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    Verification Manager

     

    Position Summary:

    The Verification Manager is responsible for managing the process of identifying and investigating inconsistencies in operation or project management areas, reviewing the financial and budgeting components of the program, ensuring compliance with International Development policies and regulations, verifying the information and assisting in raising overall performance and integrity at the organization. This position will be based at the head office, located in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel is expected.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    The Verification Manager reports to the Country’s Program Director.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Develop and maintain a thorough technical understanding of current operational systems / processes and policy requirements within the project.
    • Identify, recommend and, as appropriate, oversee the implementation of continuous efficiency improvements to policies and procedures.
    • Ensure compliance with International Development policies and regulations.
    • Constantly challenge ways of working and seek continuous improvements.
    • Review overall budgeting and financial information of the project including cash flow administration, time sheet recording, and management of in-country expenses.
    • Track and review financial information of project activities and maintain spreadsheets with current project expense data for verification purposes. Provide Country’s Program Director with updated monthly reports.
    • Review invoices and ensure they are done in accordance with internal procedures and International Development contract terms.
    • Review the procurement activities of the project to ensure consistency with the policies and regulations of the International Development contract terms.
    • Provide verification management and systems training for project staff.
    • Facilitate continuous improvements through providing support to the project or grantees involved in project activities.
    • Ensure the maintenance of a strong system of internal controls to ensure high level of quality assurance compliance.
    • Ensure that all compliance files are maintained, organized, and accessible.
    • Other related tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications:

      • University degree in quality management, quality assurance science, auditing, finances, business administration or other related field is required.
      • Five to seven years work experience in a related field is required.
      • Three to five years’ experience in finance and handling financial transactions in desired.
      • A broad understanding of issues related to international development is required.
      • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
      • Management experience is required.
      • Prior experience with international organizations is highly desirable.
      • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

    • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.

    • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
    • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is higly preferred.

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    Reporting Officer

     

    Position Summary:

    The Reporting Officer is responsible for reviewing and compiling activity monitoring reports; performing associated analysis of data collected, reporting information pertaining to program activities and working closely with Monitoring and Evaluation Team in the preparation of weekly, quarterly, annual and impact reports. This position will be based at the head office, located in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel is expected.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    The Reporting Officer reports to the Operations Manager in Abuja.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Monitor and report on routine program activities and scheduled program events, recording summaries in Activity Notes captured in the OTI Web-based Database.
    • Work with NRTI staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
    • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
    • Conduct routine reporting on Weekly and Quarterly basis.
    • In coordination with the Program team, write up to two Project Snapshots per month, according to USAID guidelines and CR direction.
    • Prepare annual and impact reports, as required.
    • Analyze the sociopolitical situation in relevant areas of the program and the impact of projects as relating to thematic clusters and progress toward program objectives.
    • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
    • Support review of Final Evaluation Reports and grant closing.
    • Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
    • Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.
    • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed through appropriate media.
    • Ensure that reports are in accordance with project communications plans and support project objectives.
    • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability

    Qualifications:

      • University degree in political science, international affairs or other related social sciences field is required.
      • Three years’ work experience in a related field is required.

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.

      • Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly desirable.
      • Problem solving, stress management and time management Skills are required.

    • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

      • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.

    • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
    • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.

    • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required

    Method of Application

    Applicants for this position MUST submit the following documents before 23rd March, 2016:

    • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities AND
    • A cover letter.

    Please reference the job title and location on the cover letter and resume or CV.

    Alternatively, Please Submit Applications to:

    PO Box # 20350
    ATTN: Human Resources Office
    Abuja FCT, Nigeria.

    Or to the following e-mail address: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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