• Several Jobs at Project AWAKE

  • Posted on: 26 October, 2012 Deadline: 9 November, 2012
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  • Background:
    Project Awake is an Agricultural Women Empowerment Project designed to promote sustainable economic development in our communities through a gender focused intervention strategy.
    The goal of the Project is to reduce poverty and hunger in our communities (MDG1), promote gender equality (MDG3), empower women and create at least 4,000 women Agribusiness owners or Agripreneurs in Cross River State Communities.

    As part of the strategic implementation plan, The Project needs the services of the following professionals to fill vacant positions:

    Head, Finance, Admin And Logistics

    Scope of Work:
    The Head, Finance, Admin and Logistics would have the overall responsibility to running the day to day operations of the office and managing the Project account.
    He/She is to ensure that the budget and records of the office/project are managed efficiently in keeping with project budget and that financial reports are prepare and submitted in a timely fashion.

    Education, Skills and Experience:
    A minimum of a first degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management or any other relevant discipline, knowledge of modern accounting and office filling systems.
    Proven spreadsheet (Excel), and word-processing skills.
    Strong organizing skills and leadership qualities.
    Ability to multi-task and to work under pressure.
    At least three years accounting and office management experience.
    Experience working with development projects would be an advantage.

    Sales/Marketing Officer.

    Scope of Work:
    The Sales/Marketing Officer will be responsible for implementing the Project sales/marketing strategy, to ensure turnover and profit growth targets are achieved.
    Key roles include: developing sales/marketing plans and reporting the details of their implementation to Management.
    Supporting the Project team to develop new and existing relationships across all sales channels including distribution (Agricultural Commodity Brokers) and direct (Famers) and; providing Management with research input, creative solutions and ideas.

    Education, Skills and Experience:
    A Bachelors degree/HND in Marketing, Sales Management or related field.
    Proven Sales and Marketing experience for at least 3 years within the agricultural sector or a closely affiliated market.

    Zonal Agric Officer

    Scope of Work:
    Assist the Agricultural Project Coordinator in identifying genuine eligible loan beneficiaries at the Zonal level.
    Provide agricultural technical assistance/advisories to beneficiaries.
    Undertake effective Project monitoring and evaluation.
    Assist the beneficiaries succeed in their various agribusinesses.

    Education, Skills and Experience:
    HND/B.Sc in Agric. Extension, Agric Economics, Crop Production or any related agricultural discipline.
    Not less than 3 years cognate work experience in an agricultural establishment.
    Knowledge of statistical tools for agricultural and M&E reporting and analysis would be an advantage.

    Power Liaison Officer

    Scope of Work:
    Liaise between the Zonal Agric Officer, the Local Governments and the various Project partners in their coverage area and serve as a medium for sharing information about the Project in their LGA.
    Conduct regular meeting with community members to educate and obtain feedback on program objectives.
    Mobilize community support and participation and act as a mentor throughout the planning and implementation processes.
    Work with the Department of Cooperatives to guide the formation of viable Cooperatives.

    Education, Skills and Experience:
    A degree or advanced diploma or equivalent from a recognized university in a relevant field.
    At least three years work experience in a community development position.
    Willingness to undertake regular field trips and interact with different stakeholders within their LGAs.
    Computer literate.
    Knowledge of MS office suite is desirable.

    Internal Control Officer.

    Scope of Work:
    Develop and implement the auditing and compliance programs.
    Conduct and direct audits and ongoing reviews of organization controls, operating procedures, and compliance with policies and regulations.
    Review and appraise the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting and financial controls, compliance procedures and controls and timeliness of documentation generation.
    Serve as liaison for all external audit and regulatory agencies.

    Education, Skills and Experience:
    A relevant degree from a recognized university or its equivalent in Finance or Accounting.
    A good understanding of rural and agricultural development.
    A strong commitment to participatory processes, joint management and gender issues.

    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    Scope of Work:
    The M&E Officer will be required to: support the project director in the development/revision of project logical framework (logframe); prepare various progress  reports in line with agreed formats; set out the framework and procedures for the evaluation of project activities in collaboration with Project team and other key stakeholders; collect and collate data from periodic performance measurement surveys as may be required for effective benchmarking and impact evaluation.

    Education, Skills and Experience:
    A relevant degree from a recognized university; a good understanding of agriculture as it relates to rural development; Skill and experience in M&E system implementation; strong information analysis and report writing skills; competence in the use of data analysis software and data processing.

    Procurement/Logistics Officer

    Scope of Work:
    The Procurement/Logistics Officer will; assist the Head, Finance, Admin & Logistics in developing the Project’s procurement strategy in accordance with the Project objectives; advise organization the on the most appropriate procurement and bid evaluation strategy; ensure that contracts are awarded to competent contractors and that the Project’s rules of engagement are strictly adhered to; Develop the Project’s logistics base; manage all supply chain activities.

    Jobs Qualification:
    A minimum of a first degree in a related discipline and either membership of or working towards a relevant professional association; demonstrable post qualification experience of at least 3 years within procurement/logistics or a related environment; creative thinking, ability to develop innovative procurement/logistics strategies and a good knowledge of standard forms of contracts.

    Finance & Admin Assistant.

    Scope of Work:
    Implement financial procedures in line with organizational requirements.
    Record all financial transactions in a timely and accurate manner and in line with organizational and funding agency requirements and deadlines.
    Prepare accurate and timely information for budget monitoring reporting of programme funds.

    Education, Skills and Experience:
    A first degree or diploma in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or any other relevant discipline.
    Knowledge of modern accounting and office management systems.
    Proven spreadsheet (Excel), trying, word-processing skills.
    At least two years cognate experience in accounting and office management.


    Scope of Work:
    Take change of and be responsible for maintaining assigned vehicle in good working order.
    Ensure vehicle is kept clean and fit for travel at all times.
    Maintain daily vehicle movement and repair Log Books.
    Should be willing to undertake regular field trips, work long hours and interact with different stakholders.

    Education, Skills and Experience:
    A minimum of First School leaving Certificate
    A valid Driver’s License.
    Cognate experience.
    A strong commitment to respecting constituted authorities.

    Method of Application
    Applications should be sent via email to: projectawakerecruitment@gmail.com two weeks from the date of publication.
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