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  • Posted on: 14 October, 2016 Deadline: 3 November, 2016
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  • SCI through the SDI Project advocated for and sponsored the WASH Policy Review and Consolidation Retreat in April, 2016. This meeting produced a robust and consolidated WASH Policy that is validated by all major stakeholders in the WASH Sector of Lagos State. SCI’s sustained advocacy has led to the Ministry of Environment’s resolve to develop the Costed Implementation Framework for the WASH Policy with the support of the SDI Project.

    SCI through the SDI Project advocated for and sponsored the WASH Policy Review and Consolidation Retreat in April, 2016. This meeting produced a robust and consolidated WASH Policy that is validated by all major stakeholders in the WASH Sector of Lagos State. SCI’s sustained advocacy has led to the Ministry of Environment’s resolve to develop the Costed Implementation Framework for the WASH Policy with the support of the SDI Project.

    Consultancy for the Development of Costed Implementation Framework (Strategy and Guidelines) for the Approved Lagos State Water Supply Sanitation

     

    Job ID: #1736661

    Objective:
    The purpose of this consultancy is to support Lagos State to develop a realistic Costed Implementation Framework with strategies and guidelines for the approved WASH policy of the State.

    Scope of Work

    • Carry out a thorough an in-depth study of the approved WASH policy with a view to understanding the contents, principles and statements in the policy and its immediate recommendations.
    • Working with the necessary stakeholder MDA’s at all levels, discuss and agree on Specific Measurable Achievable Reliable and Time bound (SMART) targets for each component, i.e. water, sanitation and hygiene practices in the state.
    • Hold meetings and dialogue sessions with relevant stakeholder MDA’s to collate their existing plans and discuss and agree on modalities for implementing them in line with the relevant and specific policy statements that may impact on the operations and performance of the specific stakeholders group.
    • Develop specific implementation guideline within the context of the 7Point Plan.
    • Facilitate a Four-day review meeting/retreat on the draft implementation strategies and guidelines in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of the environment.
    • This forum will also review the existing water sector law with key State level implementers and major resolutions will be referred back to the Ministry of Justice. This is to ensure that any hindrance in the existing law that may affect the smooth implementation of the WASH strategies is identified and addressed.

    Required Output
    Recommendations on amending the existing Lagos State Water Sector law to be passed to Ministry of Justice drafting committee.
    Costed Implementation Framework (implementation guidelines and strategies) of the Lagos State WASH Policy.
    Time-table for implementing key reform indicators of the water sector of the State including plans for scaling up and Public Private Partnership (PPP) options.
    Final Report and a monitoring plan that will enable the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment to track progress of implementation of the policy implementation

    Time frame
    This consultancy is for a total period of 20 days as shown in the table below:

    Qualification/Consultants Profile
    Qualifications and skills

    • The consultant should be a holder of at least Master Degree in the Civil or Water Resources Engineering.
    • A minimum of 15 years professional experience, of which 10 years should be in the development of policy, institutional and regulation development in the water and sanitation sector in developing countries preferably in Africa and Nigeria in particular.
    • The consultant should also be familiar with the WATSAN policies, strategies, frameworks and donor supported programmes.
    • A good understanding of the existing policy documents at the national level such as the national water supply and sanitation policy, the national water resources bill and other related documents will be of added advantage.
    • Intrested Candidates should provide a detailed costed proposal with Time-lines of how the consultancy conducted.

    Location
    This consultant will take place in Lagos State.

    Finance Officer

     

    Job ID: #1736256

    Key Accountabilities
    Have essential knowledge of Finance and Accounting. Ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear and have strong understanding of all of Donor’s and Save the Children’s regulations and policies, especially the core policies such as; Finance policies and procedures, Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, Fraud & dishonesty policies, Anti-bribery and corruption policy and whistle blowing policy.

    Finance

    • Coordinate with the Line manager to ensure timely and appropriate cash flows, matched with the operational needs of the state office and budget forecasts, and in line with SC policies and donor requirements.
    • Manage the electronic spreadsheet/format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports to Abuja as required. Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for the state office.
    • Preparation and submission of monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations to CO Abuja
    • Help ensure that timely and accurate information is generated and disseminated accordingly to the project team, to inform activity planning and forecasts.
    • Process all banking activities in the state office, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintained, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.
    • Process all payments (cheque and/or cash) to vendors, service providers, and partners in line with SC policies & Donor requirements. Ensure all financial transactions in the state office are appropriately approved, authorised and administered, in line with SC & Donor policies.
    • Maintain the office cash box and disburse cash payments. Ensure weekly cash counts are done and properly documented by non finance staff.
    • Make statutory payments to the relevant authorities such as PAYE, WHT, and PENSION deduction and ensure adequate documentation is kept in the office.
    • Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure
    • Support the state teams to provide administrative and technical support to the partners to ensure that all financial documentation and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis in line with SC policies, project agreements.
    • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies
    • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

    SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

    • accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
    • high level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
    • holds self and others accountable

    Ambition
    creating best-in-class EA function
    future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

    Collaboration:

    • working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
    • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

    • designing more effective admin systems
    • willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:
    honesty, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
    Administrative & General Skills

    Essential Criteria

    • Level of Education – B.Sc /HND or equivalent
    • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts / Business Administration
    • Knowledge and experience in working with USAID regulations
    • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
    • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
    • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
    • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.
    • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
    • Professional certificate in accounting and finance

    Desirable Criteria

    • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
    • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handle last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
    • Ability to be creative and proactivehealth service improvement is essential.

    Method of Application

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