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  • Posted on: 14 April, 2014 Deadline: 27 April, 2014
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  • RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy,energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and center piece of the Research Triangle Park.

    RTI International is implementing a five year USAID funded Leadership, Advocacy, Empowerment, and Development (LEAD) project in Nigeria, a project aimed at improving governance and service delivery at the local government level. These positions are open to residents of Nigeria only.

    RTI is recruiting to fill the position below:

    Capacity Building Specialist

     

    Job Description
    The Capacity Building Specialist will work with all the units for organization and implementation of LEAD State, LGA and Civil Society Capacity Building/ Training activities, workshops, conferences, and stakeholder meetings.

    Responsibilities

    •     Lead on all LEAD technical training/capacity building activities
    •     Oversee all logistical and coordination activities necessary for the conduct of LEAD capacity building and program events and activities.
    •     In collaboration with technical units, responsible for coordinating the design, organization and implementation of LEAD LGA and civil society capacity building! training activities, workshops, conferences, and stakeholder meetings;
    •     Coordinate the development of training modules, curriculum and workshop materials in collaboration of technical units
    •     Work closely with LGA Coordinators and technical staff to ensure implementation of activities are completed according stated timelines;
    •     Coordinate logistical arrangements for all field based program activities and events,
    •     Ensure monitoring is consistent with required results and provide written and verbal feedback to program management staff as needed.
    •     Facilitate collaboration with other USG assisted programs when training needs or activities overlap,
    •     Ensure that training and capacity building deliverables sufficiently and accurately meet the program training needs and respond to project indicators.
    •     Develop innovative training approaches that would meet program capacity building deliverables and demonstrate that learning has taken place.
    •     Overall responsibility for documenting all conducted capacity building activities and events.
    •     Coordinate post training mentoring and followup activities with technical units,
    •     Report and document impact of training/capacity building activities for knowledge management and M&E usage.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    •     Bachelors degree and 10 years or MA degree plus 6 years experience.
    •     Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations, Development Studies or related fields.
    •     Excellent coordination, organizational, and managerial skills.
    •     Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
    •     Fluency in English.
    •     Excellent team player who works well independently.

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    Senior Service Delivery Specialist

     

    Job Description

    •     The SLSS will oversee the technical and management aspects of the LEAD service delivery improvement and coordination activities arid be responsible for implementation, quality control, reporting, monitoring, and staff management for the component.
    •     The candidate we seek is an experienced local government specialist with proven track record of working with local governments to improve the delivery of services to people. The position is at grade 10 and reports to the Chief of Party.

    Responsibilities

    •     Overall responsibility for the design, direction, and implementation of the Service improvement component and program activities.
    •     Liaise with Senior Specialists in the Local Governance, Civil Society Strengthening, and Budget transparency components to ensure consistency across the technical components.
    •     Coordinate with other 056 assisted programs to find areas of complementarity.
    •     Contribute to and assist with LG assessment activities.
    •     Design and deliver training to local government officials.
    •     Provide written and verbal reports on program activities as needed.
    •     Coordinate data collection, information dissemination, training and other program activities with Local Government Coordinators and Training Managers.
    •     Anticipate program needs, making and following recommendations.
    •     Ensure monitoring is consistent with required results arid provide written and verbal feedback to program management staff as needed.
    •     Attend meetings and represent the project on technical issues to implementing partners, development partners, and stakeholders.
    •     Assist LEAD financial managers to ensure that timeliness and budgets! financial disbursements for project implementation activities align.
    •     Supervision of junior Local Services Specialist.
    •     Other duties as assigned by the Technical Manager.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    •     Bachelors degree and 10 years or MA degree plus 6 years' experience.
    •     Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations, Development Studies or related fields.
    •     Experience in Northern Nigeria preferred.
    •     Excellent technical and managerial skills.
    •     Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.

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    M&E Specialist

     

    Job Description
    The M&E Specialist provides oversight for project results report management and in collaboration with M&E special project technical staff provides M&E capacity building technical assistance for local partner organizations.

    Responsibilities

    •     To conduct baseline assessment and/or special studies for project take-off.
    •     Filing of program reports and other supporting document corresponding folders.
    •     Report to Project Management on programme challenges regarding M&E
    •     Mainstreaming M & E into program planning, designing implementation.
    •     Guide CSO partners in planning, designing, and implementing activities that aligned with project results.
    •     Follow up with program staff to obtain relevant document supporting implemented activities by units.
    •     Collection of qualitative and quantitative data using various methods (surveys, semi-structured interviews, or participatory methods).
    •     Designing data collection tools.
    •     Any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    •     B.SC with 10 years experience(M&E Specialist).
    •     Degree in Statistics, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Demography, Development Studies Administration, or another related field.
    •     A minimum of 2 years of experience supporting activities.
    •     Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal and ability to work in a team-oriented setting; -.
    •     Strong oral and written communication skills.

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    M&E Assistant

     

    Job Description
    The M&E Assistant provides oversight for project results report management and in collaboration with M&E special project technical staff provides M&E capacity building technical assistance for local partner organizations.

    Responsibilities

    •     To conduct baseline assessment and/or special studies for project take-off.
    •     Filing of program reports and other supporting document corresponding folders.
    •     Report to Project Management on programme challenges regarding M&E
    •     Mainstreaming M & E into program planning, designing implementation.
    •     Guide CSO partners in planning, designing, and implementing activities that aligned with project results.
    •     Follow up with program staff to obtain relevant document supporting implemented activities by units.
    •     Collection of qualitative and quantitative data using various methods (surveys, semi-structured interviews, or participatory methods).
    •     Designing data collection tools.
    •     Any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    •     B.A. /B.Sc with 2 years experience. (M&E Assistant)
    •     Degree in Statistics, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Demography, Development Studies Administration, or another related field.
    •     A minimum of 2 years of experience supporting activities.
    •     Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal and ability to work in a team-oriented setting; -.
    •     Strong oral and written communication skills.

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    Grants Manager

     

    Job Description
    The Grants Manager will manage a large grants program for Local Governance Project.

    Responsibilities

    •     Development of the grants management program with input and oversight of the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief Party, and the RTI Office of Contracts.
    •     Oversees grants management process & subcontracts local organizations, including grant proposal trade review and approval process.
    •     Maintains financial management files for grants ensures audit trail for all necessary grant documentation.
    •     Ensures timely financial disbursements, compliance grants financial management policies, monitors all expenses, and provides regular updates on grant status.
    •     Provides technical assistance as required to build ca of local partners&grantees.
    •     Reviews technical and financial proposals from NGOs/CBOs, including negotiating annual budgets, reviews grantee financial expenditure reports for account and adherence to the SOW and budget.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    •     Experience in an International non-profit organization
    •     least 10 years of relevant work experience in finance grants management
    •     Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or equiv designation with senior level financial experience. Advance degree at the Masters level will be considered a plus
    •     Strong government accounting experience as we experience with USAID, DFID or other donor a regulations highly preferred.
    •     Strong candidates will exhibit excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work under different circumstances with limited resources, and ability to productive relationships with local CSO counterpart training institutions.

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    Finance & Budget Specialist

     

    Job Description
    The SFBS will oversee the technical and management aspect LEAD budget transparency activities and be responsible for implementation, quality control, reporting, and monitoring the component.

    Responsibilities

    •     Overall responsibility for the design, direction, implementation of the budget transparency components and program activities.
    •     Coordinate with Senior Specialists in the Local Government Civil Society Strengthening, and Service Improvement components to ensure consistency across the tact components
    •     Contribute to and assist with LGA assessment activities.
    •     Design and deliver training to local government officials.
    •     Provide written and verbal reports on program activities needed.
    •     Coordinate data collection, information disseminate training and other program activities with Local Government Coordinators and Training Managers.
    •     Anticipate program needs, making and folio recommendations
    •     Ensure monitoring is consistent with required results and provide written and verbal feedback to program management staff as needed.
    •     Attend meetings and represent the project on tact issues to Implementing partners, development part and stakeholder.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    •     Bachelors' degree and 10 years or MA degree plus 6 experience.
    •     Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Municipal Finance, International Relations, Development Studies or related fields.
    •     Experience in Niger Delta preferred.
    •     Excellent technical and managerial skills.
    •     Excellent communication (verbal and written) interpersonal skills.
    •     Fluency in English.
    •     Excellent team player who works well independently.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their cover letter and CV in reverse chronological order with position applied for as subject (including email and phone contact) to: info@lead.rti.org

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