• Current Job Vacancies at Pact Nigeria

  • Posted on: 13 July, 2016 Deadline: 22 July, 2016
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  • Pact, which is an independent International non-profit Organization headquartered in Washington, DC, USA. Pact's vision is a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership over their future. Its mission is to enable systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development."

    Grants Officer

     

    Job Details

    • Assist to administer the full cycle of grants management activities beginning from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures.
    • Assist the Grant Manager to develop grant award and award modification documents; develop negotiated memorandum of grant awards.
    • Respond to issues that arise during sub-grants, contract and associate award implementation.
    • Assist in the awarding and administering of sub-contract(s) and consultant agreements necessary to support the associate award program objectives.
    • Assist in general administration of sub grants and subcontracts, which includes but is not limited to: financial reporting, issuing award modifications, oversight of compliance with terms and conditions and resolution of disputes, and resolving audit findings.
    • Respond to inquiries regarding compliance with terms and conditions.   

    Other Requirements:

    • Minimum of BSc or HND in Accounting, Finance, Business administration or Economics with ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting qualifications.
    • Minimum 3 years Cognate Experience in grants accounting and sub award management.
    • Experience with accounting standards/practices of international organization a strong plus.
    • Experience in international development project management and donor funds administration.
    • Experience assessing the responsibility and grant-worthiness of organizations through financial statements, audits and other documentation presented in a proposal or in support of an award.

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    Deputy Finance Manager

     

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Ensuring timely and accurate submission of Pact Nigeria monthly financial reports to Headquarters
    • Ensuring proper adherence to all payment process that ensures transparency and good controls;
    • Ensuring proper maintenance and archiving of accounting documents;
    • Ensuring disbursements of funds in accordance with established timeframes and procedures;
    • Ensuring implementation of internal control and adherence to financial policies and procedures;
    • Serves as systems administrator and ensures smooth operations of the department’s accounting system;
    • Assist in the review of the project status report and monitoring of project performance
    • Generate such financial report documents and reports as necessary for appropriate review by senior management at the country and HQ levels;
    • Support Supervision and review of sub-award financial reports, taking initiative to solve problems in accordance with policies and program objectives;
    • Assist to generate such financial documents and reports as necessary for appropriate financial reports by senior management at the country and HQ levels;
    • Review and reconcile payroll ensuring that payroll deductions are in line with the government legislation and salaries are computed in line with laid down policies;
    • Assist when required to send Work closely with home office in ensuring that all reconciliations are resolved as at when due;
    • Work with the grants department to ensure that completed grants are reconciled
    • Support Finance Manager to collate data from project leadership for cash request from the Home office.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned, during the period of the contract.

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Social Sciences, Business or other relevant field.
    • Chartered accountant qualifications a plus.
    • Must also have at least Five years of experience in the area of Finance and Administration with an international NGO
    • Experience with accounting standards/practices of international organization a strong plus.
    • Demonstrated experience with automated accounting systems and good knowledge of internal control systems and financial audit processes.
    • Must have some knowledge in accounting software’s like quick books and serenics navigator.
    • Managed accounting procedures for multiple donor or project accounts.
    • Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills.
    • Team player with the ability to multi-task.
    • Proficiency in MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint.

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    Project Director

     

    Job Description

    • The Project Director will work in coordination with Pact staff to establish working relationships with state MOH, state Ministry of Local government as well as Primary Health care development agencies, select LGAs and local health organizations.
    • The Director will ensure that project activities proceeds in a timely and successful manner.
    • Ensure good financial management and compliance of all aspects of the project. Monitor security, carry out regular risk analyses and mitigate identified risks.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities
    The Project Director will work closely with the Country Director and other senior level program staff to carry out duties and responsibilities

    Coordination and Collaboration:

    • Serve as key representative to the donor; responsible for all communications and responses to donor requests, etc.
    • Ensure strong cooperation and collaboration with other partners, stakeholders, the state government and LGA.
    • Coordinate and collaborate with other MNCH partners in Nigeria and Pact’s Africa regional staff.
    • Collaborate with Pact Nigeria program and partners

    Program management and oversight:

    • Provide and/or leverage technical assistance to livelihood program implementation across the continuum of system strengthening services, and at the policy level
    • Develop annual work plans, program monitoring plans (PMPs), and country operational plans (COP) for submission to and approval by donor
    • Coordinate and as needed conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs
    • Develop systematized TA and monitoring processes and tools
    • Oversight of program and financial planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting
    • Represent Pact Nigeria as requested in negotiating with donors and partners
    • Recruitment, supervision, guidance and support of staff for the Pact Nigeria program
    • Submit timely progress and financial reports to donor and Pact headquarters.

    Organizational and technical development and capacity building for grantees:

    • Developing and implementing an organizational strengthening component that increases grantee capacities to monitor, evaluate, deliver and report on services, and that will support their sustainability.
    • Identifying and ensuring that program responds to grantee technical assistance needs.
    • Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact Nigeria resources

    Grants management:

    • Administering Request for Proposals (RFAs) and other grant mechanisms supporting MNCH program: This includes assuming leadership and management of the RFA process which encompasses soliciting, reviewing, selecting and managing new partners; and ensuring proper monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of grantee results.
    • The grant management program will operate under the leadership of a program technical review committee convened by the Project Director.

    Qualifications

    • Masters degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Development or other closely related field.
    • Demonstrated experience as a senior manager (a minimum of 10 years) of multi donor funded grants programs is required
    • 10 or more years of work experience with NGOs in all or most of the fields of MNCH, system strengthening and livelihoods.
    • Experience should include that on development of strategies, guidelines and approaches; market assessments, conducting surveys; facilitating training, field program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Experience in the mining sector and with NGOs.
    • Extensive knowledge of and management experience in livelihood programming (design, development, implementation, evaluation).
    • Prior experience in Nigeria preferred.
    • Fluency in English required, and a local Nigerian language preferred.
    • Knowledge of all aspects of community-based programming with a special focus on livelihood in Nigeria.
    • Excellent team building and interpersonal communications skills including listening, mediating, negotiating and collaborative problem solving; strong leadership skills
    • Proven skills in building organizational capacity and grants management.
    • Diplomacy and negotiation skills that demonstrate ability to collaborate and coordinate with a range of stakeholders and complex priorities.
    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems.
    • Strong and proven analytical, writing and oral presentation skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel within Nigeria

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org

    The deadline for submission is close of business on Friday 22nd July 2016. All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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