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  • The Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism - Victims Support Fund (VSF) - is a programme-based organisation that provides interventions to support victims of terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.

    Our vision is to be the foremost knowledge-driven and programme-based organization, mobilizing sustainable funding and building partnerships for the support and transformation of victims of terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria. At Victims Support Fund, We believe that each employee is crucial to the delivery of our values and objectives and hope you wilt take pride in being a member of our team.

    Head, Human Resources and Finance - VCG B - 4 positions

     

    Summary of Role

    • Under the Supervision of the Executive Director, The Head Human Resources and Finance would be responsible for the financial, administrative and human resource management guidelines developed for the Foundation and would ensure adherence to policies, processes and procedures across VSF, whilst collaborating closely with the Executive Director and Management of the Foundation to ensure procedures are understood and embedded info the control function of the organization.

    The Position
    Human Resources Management and Administration:

    • Maintain adequate staff level through appropriate recruitment and selection sub-system.
    • Manage employee performance and maintains appropriate level of corporate performance to assure organizational success.
    • Manage VSF’s logistics related activities procurement, inventory and scraps Oversee discipline and employee relations.

    Budgets and Financial Planning:

    • Managing budgets and other controls, including Annual budget for Client approval;
    • Ensuring that financial commitments are in alignment with approved budget;
    • Highlighting areas of budget variance for Management review;
    • Managing financial planning and cash management.
    • External Finance-Related Activities
    • Liaising with External Auditors for Financial Year-end audit; Managing relationships with the banks to ensure quantity services are provided; Liaising with Tax authorities.

    Accounting and Financial Reports:

    • Maintaining financial data, records and information for financial reporting;
    • Preparation of monthly Management Accounts and other reports required by Management;
    • Preparation of Annual statutory accounts;
    • Managing internal control procedures arid compliance with financial operational procedures;
    • Supervising account payables to ensure that purchasing and payment procedures are complied with;
    • Managing account receivables;
    • Managing staff advances and retirement;
    • Managing staff payroll;
    • Managing statutory deductions and remittances to tax authorities;
    • Providing advisory services to top management on areas of finance operations; and
    • Any other duties assigned by Management.

    Person Specification
    Education:

    • HND/ First degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management, Banking and Finance or related studies.
    • Possession of a Masters degree in relevant areas is required for this role.

    Certification and Training:

    • Must be a Chartered Accountant and, registered professional with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria;
    • Must have had previous training in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
    • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and/or Nigerian Institute of Management is essential for this role.

    Experience:

    • At least 15 years experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF. With progressive levels of responsibility.

    Others:

    • Familiarity with, and ability to present, IFRS Based financial reports is critical. Must have had hands-on experience in relation to managing people, either as direct reports or responsible for managing an organisation’s human resource function.

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    Programme Officer, State Office - VCG B - 2 positions

     

    Summary of Role

    • Provide oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all VSF’s programmes in assigned State, ensuring that targets are achieved within defined timelines and as outlined in the work plan.
    • The position will manage portfolio of projects for assigned State, and actively participate in furthering the mission and goals of VSF.

    The Position

    • Serve as the principal focal point on all aspects of VSF’s programmes in the state.
    • Serve as the interface between the State and VSF on all matters related to planning programming, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
    • Coordinate the activities of State Office to ensure smooth and efficient programme planning and implementation of activities. Ensure that programme activities are implemented according to approved work plans, set deadlines, and within the budget limitations in assigned state Continuously monitor, track and regularly advise the Director of Programmes and other Programme Officers on revisions to project work plans to ensure that activities are carried out as and when scheduled.
    • Ensure that all required reports (Programme, M&E, Finance, Logistics, etc.) are prepared and submitted within the expected time frame. Represent VSF in all meetings with State Officers; Development Partners and other stake holders at the state level.
    • Promote VSF’s activities and brand in assigned state, ensuring that the Foundation obtains huge mileage and solid goodwill for all its activities. Build a network of relationship and partnership that VSF can readily rely upon to ease its activities in the State and its environ.
    • Maintain constant communication with members of the local communities to ensure effective coordination of all VSF's projects.
    • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with policy maker, opinion makers, civil society organization, media. coalition partners and other relevant partners in the state.
    • Plan, organize and coordinate VSFs capacity building events for the state Support the Director of Programmes to build a knowledge base for national development programmes through liaison with development agencies, and identify potential areas for collaboration with other agencies (either Government and Non-Government).
    • Identify and ensure that new project initiatives are consistent with VSF’s mandate and vision.
    • Ensure that project closure and evaluation procedures are carried out in a timely manner.
    • Disseminate and exchange information on projects, programmes and development priorities with relevant stakeholders in the state.
    • Any other duties assigned by Management.

    Person Specification
    Education:

    • Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Education, Peace Building, Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, International Relations, international development, Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Community Development, Democracy and Governance or equivalent.
    • Possession of a Masters degree in developmental studies or other related area would be an advantage.

    Certification and Training:

    • Previous training and certification in community development, peace building, conflict management, law, education, protection and security, developmental studies, economic reconstruction, monitoring and evaluation etc. is required.

    Experience:

    • At least 5 years experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF. Must be a self-starter and able to work with little supervision.

    Others:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent computer skills and good interpersonal skills. Great organizational, analytical and decision making skills are essential.

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    Expediter - VCG A

     

    Summary of Role

    • Provide logistics and required support for the Foundation. Ensure timely, efficient and effective travel times of staff and drop off of documents.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensure that the Foundation’s vehicle is in good condition,
    • Deliver mail on behalf of the foundation.
    • Pick up and drop off staff and guests of the Foundation.
    • Convey staff and others on site visits.
    • Ensure foundation’s vehicle are clean every morning.
    • Provide logistic and admin support.
    • Run errands.
    • Other assigned tasks by Management.

    Position Specifications
    Education:

    • Must have at least Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with at least 3 credits. Higher qualifications would be added advantage.

    Certification and Training:

    • Valid Driving License for type of vehicle engaged to drive. Additional training in defensive driving skills etc. would be desirable.

    Experience:

    • At least 5 years experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF.
    • Must be experienced in working with Senior Management

    Others:

    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Appreciable communication skills.
    • Must be a team player.

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    Security Officer - VCG B - 2 positions

     

    Summary of Role

    • Ensure that VSF operates with excellent security coverage without threat or damage to staff, visitors and its assets.
    • The Security Officer would plan, coordinate and oversee the provision of adequate security coverage for VSF’s personnel, facitities and other assets in all areas of its operations.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manage the development and implementation of security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security.
    • Physical protection responsibilities will include asset protection, workplace violence prevention, access control systems, including employee education and awareness.
    • Oversee a network of security personnel who safeguard the VSF’s assets, and the physical safety of employees and visitors.
    • Maintain relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies.
    • Oversee incident response planning as well as the investigation of security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches as necessary.
    • Oversee the development of, and be the enterprise champion of, a corporate security awareness and training program.
    • Evaluate changes to the corporate environment for security impact and present findings to management.
    • Collaborate with other security stakeholders to maintain security of employees at theAbuja and State Offices.
    • Any other business assigned from time to time by Management.

    Position Specifications
    Education:

    • Degree qualified in relevant field (Management; Social Sciences etc.): or any other related field in the area of Security Management.
    • Possession of a Masters Degree would bean added advantage for the position.

    Certification and Training:

    • Membership of relevant professional bodies is essential.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years experience in Security related job at senior level, either in the Police or Military or Pare Military environment.

    Others:

    • Must have extensive knowledge of the Nigeria Police, Military and Other Related Bodies. Must be a retired officer with useful links and network in the security apparatus of the country, Good communication skills: excellent computer skills and good interpersonal skills. Great organizational skill is desirable.

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    Programme Assistant, Grants & Collaboration, Linkage & Partnership - VCG B

     

    Summary of Role

    • To support the Programmes Officer in developing, delivering and promoting the Foundation’s grants programme, as well as creating effective partnerships to further deepen activities of VSF.
    • The position will provide technical and administrative assistance to the Programme Officer on all matters related to grants application, review, approval and disbursement as well as coordinating linkages and partnerships that VSF gets involved in.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist the Programme Officer Grants and CLAP with the identification and interpretation of program strategies and policies.
    • Support in researching and developing materials and reports required for the success of Grants and CLAP Unit.
    • Proactively identify issues and problems that are likely to detract from the achievement of objectives set for the Grant and CLAP Unit as well as the smooth running of the unit’s programmes.
    • Provide administrative support, as required by the project, to the Programme Officer Grants and CLAP.
    • Interact with other arms of the Directorate of Programmes to create effective linkage across all VSF thematic areas and activities.
    • Assist the Programme Officer Grants and CLAP in resource control and financial management on all assigned projects.
    • Effectively manage tools and resources for programs planning and development.
    • Ensure that all financial data associated With programs are recorded and documented.
    • Collaborate with other team members where needed to execute projects Assist in the preparation of files and documents for the smooth running of programmes.
    • Continuously research and provide regular updates on all Grants and CLAP related practices and methodology.
    • Draft reports of all programmes and planning processes.
    • Any other duties assigned by Management.

    Position Specifications
    Education:

    • Degree in International Development, Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Community Development, Democracy and Governance or equivalent.
    • Possession of a Masters degree in developmental studies or other related area would be an advantage.

    Certification and Training:

    • Previous training and certification in livelihood and recovery, developmental studies, economic reconstruction, peace and conflict studies, monitoring and evaluation etc. is required

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF.
    • Must be a self starter and able to work with little supervision.

    Others:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent computer skills and good interpersonal skills. Great organizational, analytical and decision making skills are essential.

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    Programme Assistant, Peace Building & Research - VCG B

     

    Summary of Role

    • To suppot the Programme Officer Peace Building & Research in delivering viable peace building projects and create linkage across VSF’s programmes through rigorous research activities.
    • The position will assist the Programme Officer - Peace Building & Research in mainstreaming peace building, conflict management and other violence ameliorating programmes into VSF’s value delivery whilst undertaking research projects and evidence-based advocacy initiatives.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist the Programme Officer Peace Building & Research with the identification and interpretation of program strategies and policies.
    • Support in researching and developing materials and reports required for the success of Peace Building & Research Unit.
    • Proactively identify issues and problems that are likely to detract from the achievement of objectives set for the Peace Building & Research Unit as well as the smooth running of the unit’s programmes.
    • Provide administrative support, as required by the project, to the Programme Officer Peace Building & Research.
    • Interact with other arms of the Directorate of Programmes to create effective linkage across all VSF thematic areas arid activities.
    • Assist the Programme Officer Peace Building & Research in resource control and financial management on all assigned projects.
    • Effectively manage tools and resources for programmes planning and development, Ensure that all financial data associated with programs are recorded and documented.
    • Collaborate with other team members where needed to execute projects
    • Assist in the preparation of files and documents for the smooth running of programmes.
    • Continuously research and provide regular updates on all Peace Building &
    • Research related practices and methodology.
    • Draft reports of all programs and planning processes.
    • Any other duties assigned by Management.

    Position Specifications
    Education:

    • Degree in Law, Education, Peace Building, Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, International Relations, International Development, Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Community Development, Democracy and Governance or equivalent.
    • Possession of a Masters degree in developmental studies or other related area would bean advantage.

    Certification and Training:

    • Previous training and certification in peace building, conflict management, law, education, protection and security, developmental studies, economic reconstruction, monitoring and evaluation etc. is required.

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF.
    • Must be a self starter and able to work with little supervision.

    Others:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent computer skills and good interpersonal skills.
    • Great organizational, analytical and decision making skills are essential.

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    Programme Assistant, Livelihood & Recovery - VCG B

     

    Summary of Role

    • Support the Programme Officer in promoting improved livelihood and recovery for the victims of terrorism and similarly vulnerable groups affected by acts of terrorism through innovative entrepreneurial skills and providing them the required resources to rebuild their lives.
    • Assist the Programme Officer supervise projects aimed at ensuring that victims of terrorism have access to appropriate opportunities and resources aimed at alleviating their conditions and securing their economic base on a sustainable basis.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist the Programme Officer Livelihood & Recovery with the identification and interpretation of program strategies and policies.
    • Support in researching and developing materials and reports required for the success of Livelihood & Recovery Unit.
    • Proactively identity issues and problems that are likely to detract from the
    • achievement of objectives set for the Livelihood & Recovery Unit as well as the smooth running of the units programmes.
    • Provide administrative support, as required by the project, to the Programme Officer Livelihood & Recovery.
    • Interact with other arms of the Directorate of Programmes to create effective linkage across all VSF thematic areas and activities.
    • Assist the Programme Officer Livelihood & Recovery in resource control and financial management on all assigned projects.
    • Effectively manage tools and resources for programmes planning and development.
    • Ensure that all financial data associated with programs are recorded and documented.
    • Collaborate with other team members where needed to execute projects
    • Assist in the preparation of files and documents for the smooth running of programmes.
    • Continuously research and provide regular updates on all Livelihood & Recovery related practices and methodology.
    • Draft reports of all programs and planning processes.
    • Any other duties assigned by Management.

    Position Specifications
    Education:

    • Degree in International Development, Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Community Development, Democracy and Governance or equivalent
    • Possession of a Masters degree in developmental studies or other related area would be an advantage.

    Certification and Training:

    • Previous training and certification in grants management, collaboration and partnership, developmental studies; peace and conflict studies, monitoring and evaluation etc. is desirable.

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF.
    • Must be a self starter and able to work with little supervision.

    Others:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent computer skills and good interpersonal skills.
    • Great organizational, analytical and decision making skills are essential.

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    Programme Assistant, State Office - VCG B

     

    Summary of Role

    • To support the Programme Officer State Office in the coordination, monitor and report of all VSF’s programmes in assigned State, ensuring that targets are achieved within defined timelines and as oufiined in the work plan.
    • The position will assist the Programme Officer State Office in overseeing the portfolio of projects for assigned State, and actively participate in furthering the mission and goals of VSF.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist the Programme Officer State Office with the identification and interpretation of program strategies and policies.
    • Support in researching and developing materials and reports required for the success of the State Office.
    • Proactively identify issues and problems that are likely to detract from the achievement of objectives set for the State Office.
    • Provide administrative support, as required by the project, to the Programme Officer State Office.
    • Interact with other arms of the Directorate of Programmes to create effective linkage across all VSF thematic areas and activities.
    • Assist the Programme Officer State Office in resource control and financial management on all assigned projects.
    • Effectively manage tools and resources for programmes planning and development.
    • Ensure that all financial data associated with programs are recorded and documented.
    • Collaborate with other team members where needed to execute projects
    • Assist in the preparation of files and documents for the smooth running of programs
    • Continuously research and provide regular updates on all thematic areas of VSF, that could be beneficial to the State, to the Programme Officer State Office.
    • Draft reports of all programs and planning processes.
    • Any other duties assigned by Management.

    Position Specifications
    Education:

    • Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Education, Peace Building, Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, International Relations, International Development, Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Community Development, Democracy and Governance or equivalent
    • Possession of a Master’s degree in developmental studies or other related area would be an advantage.

    Certification and Training:

    • Previous training and certification in grants management, collaboration and partnership, developmental studies; peace and conflict studies, monitoring and evaluation etc. is desirable.

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF.
    • Must be a self starter and able to work with little supervision.

    Others:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent computer skills and good interpersonal skills.
    • Great organizational, analytical and decision making skills are essential.

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    Communications Assistant - VCG B

     

    Summary of Role

    • Support the Head of Communication in ensuring that VSF receives optimal coverage for its activities and positive public image.
    • The position will provide support, advisory and technical service to the Communication Unit, and ultimately VSF, in activities relating to communication, the media, programme coverage, image and perception management.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support the Head of Communication in managing VSF’s brand, image and reputation.
    • Provide content and materials required to project the image, brand and perception of VSF.
    • Provide detailed work plans and activities to translate VSF’s communication strategy into tactical activities and executable programmes
    • Support the Head of Communication in promoting VSFs goals and achievements through the use of the mass media.
    • Provide content and materials required to drive VSF’s message across all mass media and communication spectrum.
    • Assist in editing and production of videos. Assist in taking an editing professional level pictures.
    • Assist in developing branding initiatives, internal communications and external media relations.
    • Assist the Head of Communication to manage media relations and maximize media opportunities required to position VSF positively with all stakeholders Explore and harness relationships with the media to communicate VSF’s activities.
    • Assist In developing messages and content for internal publications such as newsletters, releases, email announcements, planned publications, online, intranet, video, special projects and assignments.
    • Support the Head of Communication to continuously update VSFs Management and staff of it’s external activities.
    • Collate any data, information survey related to VSF’s operations
    • Handle all transaction activities for VSF’s library (including e4ibrary tools)
    • Any otter duties assigned by Management.

    Position Specifications
    Education:

    • Degree in Mass Communication, Communication Arts, Languages, or other related qualification in the Arts or Social Sciences. Possession of a Master’s degree in relevant areas of study is required.

    Certification and Training:

    • Certification and previous training in communication, external relations etc. is required. Membership of the Institute of Public Relations is mandatory.
    • Must have knowledge and insight into IT.

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF.
    • Must be conversant with online communication especially facebook, twitter and blogging.
    • Must be able to produce videos and be experienced in both still and video camera handling.

    Others:

    • Good written and verbal communication skills; excellent computer skills and good interpersonal skills.
    • Great organizational, analytical and decision making skills are essential.

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    Receptionist - VCG A - 2 positions

     

    Summary of Role

    • Ensure that front desk, secretarial and clerical services for VSF are adequate and sufficient to meet organizational needs.
    • The position will provide efficient and effective administrative, logistics and other related support to ensure adequate delivery of corporate objectives.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Attend to visitors.
    • Prepare monthly visitors report.
    • Answer public enquiries.
    • Maintain appointment diary.
    • Receive and deliver mails.
    • Prepare payment request and vouchers’ for the office to facilitate cash expenditure.
    • Photocopy and scan documents.
    • Receive, direct and relay telephone messages and fax messages.
    • Open and date stamp all general correspondence.
    • Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, conferences and conference telephone calls.
    • Respond to public inquiries.
    • Provide word processing and secretarial support.
    • Perform other related duties as required.
    • Any other duties assigned by Management.

    Position Specifications
    Education:

    • Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or equivalent in relevant areas of study.

    Certification and Training:

    • Certification or previous training in reception related activities, secretarial duties, personal effectiveness, or as personal assistant would be an added advantage.

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years’ experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF.

    Others:

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills, Excellent communication skills.
    • Computer literacy and organisational ability are essential for the role.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their CV's and Cover Letter indicating and explaining suitability for the position to: hr@victimssupportfund.org

    Note: Indigenes or residents are encouraged to apply for position at the state level

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