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  • Creative Associates International Fresh Job Recruitment

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2017 Deadline: 4 November, 2017
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  • Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

    Accountant (Local Nationals)

     

    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Reports To: The Senior Finance Officer

    Project Summary

    • The North East Nigeria Transition to Development program (NENTAD) aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the north east of Nigeria.
    • The Education in Emergencies component of NENTAD will focus on addressing immediate needs by providing education support to conflict affected children and adolescents, while contributing to the learning on what is needed to support early recovery and transition to development.
    • In order to achieve this output, we will support up to two projects that include well-targeted, innovative, and results-oriented activities.

    Position Summary

    • The Accountant will be responsible for working under the Senior Finance Officer to manage project expenditures and accounts.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Manages day to day finance operations, including implementing Creative and USAID policies, procedures and systems, reviewing accounts payable documents for proper accuracy and completeness, and liaising with bank on all banking issues.
    • Completes donor financial reporting, tracks spending, and supports the Finance and Administration Officer.
    • Provides updated monthly cost reports and draft quarterly financial reports and monthly ad hoc reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information.
    • Manages the process of clearing bills, payments, and vouchers from the Bauchi field office; and the transfer of project funds from the central account to field accounts.
    • Works closely with the home office in Washington, DC to ensure reconciliation of monthly expense reports, and respond to any inquiries they may have.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • University degree in Education; advanced degree preferred.
    • At least one to three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
    • Expertise in accounting, finance or business administration.
    • Knowledge of laws, accounting principles, USAID rules and regulations, and labor laws
    • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English
    • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
    • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
    • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations

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    Logistics & Admin Assistant

     

    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Reports To: The HR & Admin Officer

    Project Summary

    • The North East Nigeria Transition to Development program (NENTAD) aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the north east of Nigeria.
    • The Education in Emergencies component of NENTAD will focus on addressing immediate needs by providing education support to conflict affected children and adolescents, while contributing to the learning on what is needed to support early recovery and transition to development.
    • In order to achieve this output, we will support up to two projects that include well-targeted, innovative, and results-oriented activities.

    Position Summary

    • The Logistics & Admin Assistant is responsible for supporting administrative activities in the project’s Yobe office. The Logistics & Admin Assistant will provide support to a range of administrative and human resources functions and perform a broad range of clerical duties.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide clerical and administrative support to a portfolio of field-based activities.
    • Collect monthly timesheets for grant-funded labor at the state level.
    • Collect, copy and transmit to the Borno office administrative documentation such as handover receipts and other grants documentation.
    • Collect required signatures for handover documents from grantees and project participants.
    • Coordinate supply and delivery of field based shipments, ensuring that a proper supply exists at the grant site for activities to continue and coordinate with Abuja offices ahead of supply exhaustion so items can be replenished.
    • Assist with ordering supplies and inventory management, as needed.
    • Provide assistance with trip expense reports, photocopying, ordering reading and learning materials, as needed.
    • Assist staff with mailing projects.
    • Perform other duties, as assigned.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Secondary School Certificate is desired.
    • One-year work experience in an office environment is required.
    • Ability to multi-task is required.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
    • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
    • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
    • Verbal and written working proficiency in English.
    • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions.
    • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations.

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    Procurement Officer (Local Nationals)

     

    Location: Damaturu

    Project Summary

    • The North East Nigeria Transition to Development program (NENTAD) aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the north east of Nigeria.
    • The Education in Emergencies component of NENTAD will focus on addressing immediate needs by providing education support to conflict affected children and adolescents, while contributing to the learning on what is needed to support early recovery and transition to development. In order to achieve this output, we will support up to two projects that include well-targeted, innovative, and results-oriented activities.

    Position Summary

    • The Procurement Officer is responsible for assisting with all facets of the day-to-day procurement requirements for a busy international development office.
    • The scope of the position includes but is not limited to completing procurement-related paperwork, collecting quotations for goods and services, entering procurement information into the project database, managing inventory and conducting spot checks, completing inventory receipts and preparing payment requests.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • The position reports to the Education Team Leader and will supervise the Procurement Assistant.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Ensure the procurement process strictly follows Creative and USAID rules and regulations.
    • Maintain a file system for procurements to allow for efficient documentation and process audits and maintain the privacy of grantees and vendors.
    • Maintain files, including: proposal, evaluation, award documents, official contracts and correspondence of all procurements, following policy and local law.
    • Assist with preparation of Terms of Reference and/or technical specifications for materials, goods, and services, for contracts, acquisitions, and procurements, in collaboration with the program team. Ensure presentation of sufficient selection that meets requirements of quality assurance, delivery, and transparency.
    • Prepare requests for quotations, negotiate, conduct analysis, and recommend vendors for delivery of goods and materials to grantees.
    • Work with vendors of goods and services to ensure quality.
    • Assist with invitations to potential vendors to compete offers for the purchase of goods or services including under grants, either through direct, bid invitation, or other mechanism that ensures high standards of transparency.
    • Participate in evaluation committees for proposals submitted by the various vendors, according to the solicited terms of reference and regulations.
    • Process procurements according to rules and regulations.
    • Maintain strict control of budgets, and financial expenditures.
    • Coordinate delivery logistics with program team and/or grantees to obtain the required permits including, such as delivery receipts.
    • Coordinate transportation, permits, authorizations, insurance, loading and unloading of goods/materials, and financial allocation of related expenses under grants.
    • Communicate all delivery schedules corresponding to grant and operations procurements, including the projection of related expenses and verify deliveries are complete and timely.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience working on USAID or similar internationally-funded programs.
    • Strong knowledge of donor procurement rules and regulations.
    • Demonstrated ability to solve challenging and complicated logistical issues.
    • Experience with budgeting and cost analysis.
    • Strong ability to use and develop management and tracking systems.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Verbal and written working proficiency in English.
    • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions.
    • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations.
    • Only finalists will be, please contacted. No phone calls.

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    Literacy and Numeracy Specialist (Local Nationals)

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Project Summary

    • In partnership with IRC, Creative Associates intends to implement a twenty-month project under the Education in Emergencies (EiE) component of DFID’s North-East Nigeria Transition to Development Program (NENTAD) that aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in northeast Nigeria.
    • The EiE project will reach more than 100,000 children and adolescents in Borno and Yobe states with quality formal and non-formal education services, including literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills

    Position Summary

    • The Literacy and Numeracy Technical Lead provides technical guidance to the project’s support to improved literacy and numeracy instruction.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • This position reports to the Senior Consortium Coordinator.
    • The Literacy and Numeracy Technical Lead will provide direct technical support to Education Officers.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Work in collaboration with the technical team to lead the implementation of project activities to improve student literacy and numeracy competencies
    • Provide expert guidance in the development of curriculum and materials related to the improvement of literacy and numeracy
    • Conduct regular visits to non-formal learning centers and formal schools (tutoring program) to monitor issues, support implementation strategies and monitor progress towards improved learning outcomes
    • Provide guidance and expertise to parental, community and government stakeholders in the development of literacy and numeracy improvement plans
    • Provide technical support to LGA officials, CSO staff and Community collation members

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
    • Prior teaching experience in elementary or secondary schools
    • At least two years of experience in the implementation of literacy or numeracy programs
    • Experience training teachers on teaching literacy and numeracy
    • Knowledge of current trends and research in literacy and numeracy and options for program development and delivery
    • Demonstrated ability to work in culturally diverse community settings
    • Professional proficiency in English
    • Ability to travel to Yobe state for extended periods

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    HR & Admin Officer (Local Nationals)

     

    Location: Damaturu, Yobe

    Project Summary

    • The North East Nigeria Transition to Development program (NENTAD) aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the north east of Nigeria.
    • The Education in Emergencies component of NENTAD will focus on addressing immediate needs by providing education support to conflict affected children and adolescents, while contributing to the learning on what is needed to support early recovery and transition to development.
    • In order to achieve this output, we will support up to two projects that include well-targeted, innovative, and results-oriented activities.

    Position Summary
    The HR & Admin Officer will manage, develop, and administer policies and programs covering several of the following:

    • Recruitment, wage and salary administration, training, employee relations, and benefits.
    • H/She will work closely with the Education Team Leader to develop plans and strategies to meet organizational requirements and ensure the program policies and practices comply with applicable laws and regulations.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • The position reports to the Education Team Leader and supervises the Logistics & Admin Assistant. The HR & Admin Officer will liaise regularly with the Regional HR Operations Manager on related project and corporate HR matters.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Manage HR office operations ensuring compliance with Creative and client HR rules and regulations.
    • Lead/coordinate the full-cycle recruitment process including finalization of job descriptions, advertisement of vacancies, review of applicants, scheduling and conducting interviews alongside project senior management, checking candidate references, and collecting new hire documents.
    • Onboarding/orientation of new project hires.
    • Manage employee benefits enrollment and ensure all inquiries and challenges faced by employees regarding their insurances are handled.
    • Coordinate the performance evaluation process.
    • Provide information and advice to project staff regarding HR policies and procedure.
    • Responsible for coordinating staff training and establishing staff development plans based on staff appraisals and evaluations.
    • Receives and logs various grievances or complaints from employees; consults with Regional HR Operations Manager and legal counsel regarding difficult cases and provides recommended solutions prior to forwarding complaints to management for review.
    • Provide oversight related to the updating of personnel files and other related HR documents including employment agreements, amendments, time sheets, calendar holidays and leaves.
    • Provide information as required by Compliance Officers/Auditors during audits.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • University Degree in Education; advanced degree preferred.
    • At least one to three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills.
    • Familiarity with donor/client rules and regulations.
    • Familiarity with local employment law.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
    • Verbal and written working proficiency in English.
    • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions.
    • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their CV's/Resume to: CreativeNigeriaRecruitment@gmail.com with the subject line as the job title

    Only finalists will be, please contacted. No phone calls. Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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