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  • Posted: Feb 13, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 23, 2020
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  • Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. OUR VISION A world where all people are able to realize their potential, develop their skills and participate fully in society OUR MISSION Working in inclus...
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    Procurement Officer

    Background

    • Cuso International, a Canadian development NGO, is implementing a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported project in Cross River and Benue States called Livelihood Enhancement in refugee settlements and in Refugee Holding Communities in Cross River and Benue States – (B-LIVER) which aims to improve livelihoods, increase income generation and self-reliance through sustainable enterprise development for Cameroonian refugees and host community members in Cross River and Benue States.
    • This will be achieved through the implementation of livelihood interventions covering vocational and technical trainings, setting up of farm hubs, entrepreneurship and business management, life skills and access to agricultural / livestock / fisheries production.

    Job Summary

    • Reporting to the Finance and Admin Manager, the Procurement Officer provides procurement expertise and assists the organization to plan, develop, source and manage procurement arrangements to effectively meet organizational and business objectives

    General Responsibilities

    • Support Cuso International Nigeria in the development and implementation of innovative and sustainable procurement guidelines, procedures and policy;
    • Request for quotes based on organizational policy and procedures;
    • Prepare vendor comparison sheet to support the Procurement Committee in their sitting;
    • Prepare purchase order with all specifications/conditions, including withholding tax/VAT exemption, approved by the Country Representative or designate and mail to vendors
    • Development of Key Performance Indicators for new and existing suppliers and monitoring of suppliers;
    • Provide oversight on monitoring of internal procurement systems and processes and ensure that compliance is achieved across the organization;
    • Undertake, complete and assist in specific procurement projects and provide ongoing monitoring as required including working with budget managers;
    • Provide staff with training on standard procurement systems and processes to a knowledge level relevant to their position;
    • Provide oversight in ensuring that appropriate supplier selection/bidding processes for selected purchase requests, and supplier and contract pricing validation for all purchase requests;
    • Identify, mitigate and escalate procurement risks to enable the organization to meet its obligations and maximize business opportunities;
    • Maintain and update procurement records and generate reports on procurement and contract activity to meet organizational compliance requirements;
    • Undertake any other relevant duties as directed by the line manager; and
    • Any other duties are completed in a professional and timely manner to appropriate standards.

    Position Objectives:

    • Provide excellent vendor services and ensuring that a professional manner is always maintained with vendors;
    • Facilitate systems that will help to maintain close working relationships with internal and external contacts as appropriate;
    • Ensure queries are dealt with in a professional and courteous manner;
    • Support a culture of quality vendor service in the organization;
    • Consider service requirements and develop solutions to meet needs; and
    • Resolve complex service issues and needs.

    Job Requirements
    Essentials:

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in supply chain management, Logistics or Business administration Economics or any related field
    • 3+ years of experience as a Procurement Officer with an International Organization;
    • Punctual, organized, motivated, detail-oriented, multitasking
    • High self-motivated and the ability to perform with minimum supervision, as well as within a team
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, and oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage procurement across board and especially within an INGO set up
    • Possess the energy and tenacity to conduct hands-on market searches
    • Exhibit a sense of professionalism in conducting duties
    • Have experience in bidding / tendering
    • Excellent command of MS Office & common applications / software (especially excel)
    • Strong communication and negotiation skills.

    Desirable:

    • 3+ experience in supply chain management
    • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing methodology

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    Finance and Administration Manager

    Background

    • Cuso International, a Canadian development NGO, is implementing a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported project in Cross River and Benue States called Livelihood Enhancement in refugee settlements and in Refugee Holding Communities in Cross River and Benue States - (B-LIVER) which aims to improve livelihoods, increase income generation and self-reliance through sustainable enterprise development for Cameroonian refugees and host community members in Cross River and Benue States.
    • This will be achieved through the implementation of livelihood interventions covering vocational and technical trainings, setting up of farm hubs, entrepreneurship and business management, life skills and access to agricultural / livestock / fisheries production.

    Job Summary

    • Reporting to the Country Representative at the Cuso Nigeria office in Calabar, the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) provides accounting leadership within the Office and is responsible for the accurate and timely maintenance of the organization’s financial accounting records.
    • The FAM will also oversee the hiring of local staff and consultants; purchasing of office equipment, supplies and services.

    Job Function
    General Responsibilities:

    • Ensuring that all financial transactions are appropriately recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Cuso International policies;
    • Contributing to the overall financial management of the Cuso International Nigeria Office by ensuring the security and accountability of the organization’s financial program;
    • Reporting on the appropriate legal and regulatory obligations and requirements in Nigeria;
    • Providing ongoing review and implementation of improvements to financial controls, systems and policies and procedures in the country office;
    • Lead the effective development, management and monitoring of an annual department budget with timely and appropriate performance-to-budget analysis;
    • Lead on preparation of donor financial reports to ensure full compliance with donor requirements;
    • Providing Cuso International HQ with budget and financial reports and updates as required;
    • Supporting the Refugee project team by overseeing expenditures in the project work plan budget.
    • Overseeing the recruitment and supervision of key finance and administrative staff for the Office;
    • Overseeing the processing and management of local consultants;
    • Completing all administrative procedures with relevant state and national agencies for the registration and operation of the office in Nigeria (this may include finalize procedures with the National Planning Commission related to volunteer visa);
    • Purchasing office equipment and services in compliance with Cuso International procurement policies;
    • Ensure all financial and administrative matters relating to volunteers are processed effectively and in a timely manner and
    • Undertaking specific additional responsibilities from time-to-time, as may be agreed upon with the Project Director.

    Position Objectives:

    • Supervising members of the finance and administration team, this position will ensure the ongoing maintenance of Cuso International’s general ledger, including the completion of monthly, quarterly and annual period end close procedures.
    • Plan and manage the delivering of financial management information from Cuso Nigeria office to Cuso International’s HQ office, located in Ottawa, Canada.
    • Maintaining grant compliance in line with donor contractual obligations and requirements

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Supervise, guide and advise a team of finance and admin staff (Finance Officers, Administrative Officer, Procurement Officer, Logistics and ICT Officer and Drivers); and
    • Ensure compliance with organizational decisions, policies and procedures within the Finance and Administration Manager’s areas of responsibility.

    Job Requirements
    Essential:

    • B.Sc / M.Sc in Accounting & Finance and/or Business Administration with acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience related to job requirements.
    • Minimum 10 years progressive experience in a financial/accounting and administrative environment leading in a supervisory role;
    • Minimum 5 years in grant management and compliance of major donors.
    • Demonstrated experience in maintaining general ledger and related accounting schedules through a full accounting cycle;
    • Demonstrated experience in managing financial and cost accounting responsibilities in a project accounting environment;
    • Integrity, honesty and a strong commitment to excellence;
    • Ability to identify and frame situations and opportunities, and make appropriate decisions with minimal oversight;
    • Process and detail orientated on all aspects of the organization’s finances and operations;
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to relay finance information to non-financial users;
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams both in the field and at Cuso International HQ;
    • Ability to establish team and individual priorities and work towards specific objectives;
    • Ability to travel locally as needed;
    • Ability to work irregular hours occasionally, as needed.

    Desirable:

    • Recognized professional designation such as CPA, CMA, CGA or equivalent is preferred;
    • Knowledge of Cuso International goals and approach to development work;
    • Previous experience working with United Nations agency in a financial reporting capacity;
    • Interest and/or knowledge of international development issues, including humanitarian issues; and
    • Previous experience working in an international volunteer sending organization in Africa generally, and Nigeria specifically.

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    Food Security and Livelihood Manager

    Background

    • Cuso International, a Canadian development NGO, is implementing a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported project in Cross River and Benue States called Livelihood Enhancement in refugee settlements and in Refugee Holding Communities in Cross River and Benue States – (B-LIVER) which aims to improve livelihoods, increase income generation and self-reliance through sustainable enterprise development for Cameroonian refugees and host community members in Cross River and Benue States.
    • This will be achieved through the implementation of livelihood interventions covering vocational and technical trainings, setting up of farm hubs, entrepreneurship and business management, life skills and access to agricultural / livestock / fisheries production.

    Job Summary

    • The Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Manager is responsible for planning and implementing the food security and livelihood program in adherence with Cuso International and donor guidelines.
    • The FSL Manager will report to the Team Leader while working closely with the Finance and Admin. Manager on admin related issues. The FSL Manager will also provide technical leadership, supervise program staff, and coordinate with other technical heads in the implementation of all program activities ensuring the programs are on time, on scope and on budget.
    • The tasks outlined below are the key responsibilities, but the employee is expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.

    Job Function
    General Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate activities of the project team to deliver results in line with the approved project plan and budget;
    • Manage project resources and adequately align the resources to the program design to ensure the overall objectives are met;
    • Ensure that the project budget is spent in line with Cuso International policies and the agreed donor activities;
    • Lead preparation of project reports for submission to donors according to the project timeline;
    • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key local and state level personnel in government and in the private organizations that have an interest in the project;
    • Ensure strict compliance to Cuso International policies and raise any concerns with management;
    • Manage activities, including providing support to agricultural and livestock interventions, developing market linkages and value chains, building capacity of local producers, and supporting micro-projects;
    • In collaboration with the project field team, take part in the identification, registration, verification and selection of the project beneficiaries, according to defined selection criteria, as well as verification process.
    • Provide management oversight to the implementation team, including development of work plans, monitoring implementation and impact, ensuring that program deliverables are completed, supervising implementing staff, and managing the program budget;
    • Organize and conduct monitoring visits to the project sites and host visitors and donors, as needed;
    • Sensitize key stakeholders, communities and participating households on the project objectives, timelines and on general project activities;
    • Work with community stakeholder's committees and collaborate with them in beneficiaries’ identification and selection;
    • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.
    • Represent Cuso International at donor coordination meetings and with external stakeholders as relevant to the programs as approved by the Line Manager; and
    • Identify and engage with technical, private and public-sector partnerships needed to execute program strategies and support the growth and formalization of partnership arrangements as necessary.

    Technical Skills:

    • Initiate market based/ agricultural value chain intervention approach by linking farmer/pastoralist groups to private sector market opportunities;
    • Implement and support sustainable agriculture and livelihood projects implementation in project communities;
    • Plan and implement food security and livelihood activities such as: setting up of farmer field schools, setting up of farm production hubs and cash based interventions;
    • Develop and guide training focusing on improved farming practices (good livestock and animal husbandry,/water resource management and agroforestry practices while working with Extension Agents;
    • Ensure that women are involved in project implementation and as beneficiaries in food security/agriculture trainings and are given technical support;
    • Provide oversight functions and technical support on cash based programming and ensure proper coordination and targeting;
    • Provide ttechnical backstopping/agronomical assistance and follow-ups to all food security and livelihood activities in the program area;
    • Supervise training sessions for assisted communities and ensure relevant logistics are in place for program activities;
    • Liaise with local authorities, research institutes, partner organizations, NGOs, government bodies and clusters at base level; and
    • Coordinate with other Cuso International Units (programs ) and support departments (admin and finance, human resources) to ensure a seamless program implementation both in Cross River and Benue States.  

    Documentation Of Best Practices:

    • Contribute to the organization of learning events on project practices ad approaches in relation to Food Security and Livelihood interventions in humanitarian context; and
    • Promote replication of documented best practices on food security and livelihood in humanitarian context in Nigeria.

    Monitoring And Reporting:;

    • Develop monitoring systems jointly with Cuso International’s M&E department and provide regular, high-quality reports on program activities, both internally for Cuso International as well as for donors. Demonstrate progress of activities and capture lessons learned;
    • Support the design and implementation of relevant surveys, need assessments, data and information collection for on-going monitoring and learning;
    • Document lessons learned from review processes to continuously improve the quality of food security and livelihood interventions; and
    • Work with Communications to develop contents to highlight successes in the project.

    Volunteer Support - National And International:

    • Review International Volunteer placement documents to support the achievement of food security and livelihood results;
    • Facilitate relevant capacity building of international volunteers and national volunteers to contribute to the project results; and
    • Provide briefings and ongoing guidance and support to international volunteers for effective provision of technical assistance.

    Job Requirements

    • Master's degree in Agriculture / Agriculture Extension Education/ Animal Production, Natural Resource Management, Business Administration, International Development, Rural Development, Agric Economics and/or other relevant discipline is mandatory;
    • At least 7 years’ relevant project management experience relating to either agribusiness, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development or providing training and business advisory services;
    • Experience with or knowledge of technology and input supply ecosystem in Nigeria;
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and roll out project management systems to facilitate timeliness of delivery, cost effectiveness and compliance;
    • Strong financial analysis (e.g., budget management) and project management skills;
    • Track record of building and managing strong team and stakeholder relationships with private, public sector and government;
    • Extensive knowledge of development issues and understanding of the Food Security, Entrepreneurship development, agriculture and Livelihood issues;
    • Experience in setting up farmer field schools, agribusiness hubs/settlements and market development programing and processing centers;
    • Previous experience of working in an emergency response focusing on food security and livelihoods;
    • Experience implementing donor (e.g. UNHCR, ECHO, DFID, WFP) funded programs;
    • Solid interpersonal skills, particularly in networking, working with communities, local civil society and local authorities;
    • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action, and to Cuso International’s mission, values and policies;
    • Experience facilitating workshops and multiple stakeholder meetings;
    • Strong writing and report development skills;
    • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player;
    • Experience in the INGO sector;
    • Demonstrated capacity to provide strategic direction; and
    • Knowledge in designing and delivering capacity building for technical teams.

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    Finance and Administration Assistant

    Background

    • Cuso International, a Canadian development NGO, is implementing a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported project in Cross River and Benue States called Livelihood Enhancement in refugee settlements and in Refugee Holding Communities in Cross River and Benue States – (B-LIVER) which aims to improve livelihoods, increase income generation and self-reliance through sustainable enterprise development for Cameroonian refugees and host community members in Cross River and Benue States.
    • This will be achieved through the implementation of livelihood interventions covering vocational and technical trainings, setting up of farm hubs, entrepreneurship and business management, life skills and access to agricultural / livestock / fisheries production.

    Job Summary

    • Reporting to the Finance and Admin Manger, the Finance and Admin Assistant provides a range of administrative and financial support to the project categorized by either financial or administrative support to the project in the Field.  

    Job Function
    General Responsibilities:

    • Provide accurate and timely booking
    • Ensure that financial records are kept accurate and up to date in the Field
    • Process all invoicing
    • Process expenses claims
    • Provide additional support as required to the Finance Officer and Manager.
    • Manage petty cash
    • Issue cash receipt
    • Hold cash until deposited
    • Take deposit to banks
    • Process payments and prepares cheques /transfer/online request
    • Petty cashier  

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Maintain inventory of office supplies and own re-ordering processes
    • Ensure a clean and tidy office environment (overseeing the cleaner and the driver)
    • Manage social calendar including celebration of staff birthdays and other special occasions
    • Help organize specific meetings inside and outside of the office
    • Provide ad hoc administrative support as needed to staff, including to those based overseas
    • Manage outgoing and incoming post
    • Provide administrative support to staff
    • Manage staff movement register, provide report weekly report of vehicle mileage and update asset register
    • Ensure proper filing and updating of all project related documents
    • Filing of project-related documents in an office filing cabinet
    • Provide travelling support to the team; preparation of Travel Authorization form etc
    • Prepare for, support and take minutes at staff meetings
    • Support visitors’ visits/appointments with management
    • Carry out some external correspondences
    • Provide general administrative support to the field team (Ogoja and Benue)
    • Carry out any other function as required by the Line Manager   

    Job Requirements
    Essential:

    • HND or B.Sc in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or equivalent
    • At least 2 years of experience in similar position, preferably in an International NGO
    • Understanding of basic bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivable
    • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization
    • Computer literate, including effective working skills of MS Word and Excel
    • Ability to learn new software
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks with excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships throughout the organization and with external stakeholders
    • High level of attention to detail
    • Strong team player
    • Comfortable using own initiative and taking ownership of processes
    • High levels of integrity and trustworthiness
    • Able to handle confidential information.

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    Livelihood Field Officer

    Background

    • Cuso International, a Canadian development NGO, is implementing a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported project in Cross River and Benue States called Livelihood Enhancement in refugee settlements and in Refugee Holding Communities in Cross River and Benue States – (B-LIVER) which aims to improve livelihoods, increase income generation and self-reliance through sustainable enterprise development for Cameroonian refugees and host community members in Cross River and Benue States.
    • This will be achieved through the implementation of livelihood interventions covering vocational and technical trainings, setting up of farm hubs, entrepreneurship and business management, life skills and access to agricultural / livestock / fisheries production.

    Job Summary

    • The Livelihood Field Officer (LFO) is responsible to assist the FSL Manager, project beneficiaries and communities in planning, implementation and monitoring of key livelihood activities in close coordination with different stakeholders and service providers.  

    Job Function
    General Responsibilities:

    • Provide support in the implementation of a robust livelihoods (Entrepreneurship, technical and vocational trainings and setting up of businesses, farm settlements/hubs) activities in project communities;
    • Interface and support programme team members in project implementation and ensuring workplan is duly followed;
    • Support the LFO Manager in the design of various trainings and provide necessary training for target communities to develop skills and capacities on livelihood strategies and viable options for income; and
    • Participate in identification of beneficiaries, monitoring, Post Distribution Monitoring / assessment / verification process with project team.

    Programme Management:

    • Support in the development of market-based value chain agricultural intervention by linking farmer groups to market opportunities;
    • Implement and support sustainable agriculture and livelihood projects implementation in project communities;
    • Monitor all Livelihood-related activities, including Crop Production, Income Generation activities, Small scale Agricultural Marketing Strategy, Post-Harvest Management and Poultry Farming;
    • Facilitate in the formation of livelihood committees and groups;
    • Line management for the Livelihood activities including Agric Extension Workers and Community Volunteers;
    • Support to ensure that entrepreneurship and technical/Vocational skill training, Farmer Field Schools and Cash grant specific elements are successfully implemented in project communities;
    • Report results of Livelihoods (Entrepreneurship/Technical/Vocational skill training, Life skills and farming) activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets as appropriate;
    • Ensure adherence to Cuso International policies, guidance and procedures at field level;
    • Provide Livelihood sectoral reports to the Food Security and Livelihood Manager as required;
    • Manage & utilize project budget as per provide limitation for specific activities ensuring transparency and documentation in time;
    • Review and coordinate production of training manuals and materials to ensure quality is maintained and logistics arrangements are properly put in place
    • Perform any other function as assigned by the FSL Manager.

    Documentation of Best Practices:

    • Shares information within the project team about livelihood and market assessment findings and lessons learnt in a systematic and regular manner;
    • Shares information within the programme team about livelihood, market and Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) approaches and supports the documentation of lessons learnt and good practices;
    • Provide information within the project team about pre/post distribution monitoring, price monitoring, findings and lessons learnt in a systematic timely manner;
    • Participates in UNHCR coordination meetings when requested; and
    • Work with Communications to develop contents to highlight successes in the project.

    Monitoring And Reporting:

    • Support to ensure that relevant data are captured, analysed, and disseminated to relevant project stakeholders;
    • Support the dissemination of project information among the project team;
    • Support the design and implementation of relevant surveys, need assessments, data and information collection for on-going monitoring and learning; and
    • Document lessons learned from review processes to continuously improve the quality of food security and livelihood interventions.

    Volunteer Support:

    • Facilitate relevant capacity building of international and community volunteers to contribute to the project results; and
    • Provide briefings and ongoing guidance and support to international volunteers for effective provision of technical assistance .   

    Job Requirements
    Essential:

    • Bachelors' degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Accountancy or Business Administration and a minimum of 3-year of work experience in livelihoods operation with an emergency or development program; Proven expertise and understanding of training facilitation, business development, entrepreneurship, vocational skills development, agricultural interventions and formation of savings and loan groups;
    • Familiarity with Farmer Field Schools set up, group organizing and mobilization for safety net projects;
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse national and international teams;
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel/Word document);
    • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to organizational development;
    • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations;
    • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness;
    • Very strong commitment to continuous learning;
    • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player;
    • Experience from both local and INGO sectors;
    • Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; and
    • Knowledge designing and delivering capacity building for technical teams.

    Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Knowledge on sustainable livelihoods frameworks and community resilience programming;
    • Knowledge of Cuso International goals and approach to development work;
    • Previous experience working with United Nations agency;
    • Interest and/or knowledge of international development issues, including humanitarian issues; and
    • Previous experience working in an international volunteer sending organization in Africa generally, and Nigeria specifically.

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    Agricultural Field Officer

    Background

    • Cuso International, a Canadian development NGO, is implementing a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported project in Cross River and Benue States called Livelihood Enhancement in refugee settlements and in Refugee Holding Communities in Cross River and Benue States - (B-LIVER) which aims to improve livelihoods, increase income generation and self-reliance through sustainable enterprise development for Cameroonian refugees and host community members in Cross River and Benue States.
    • This will be achieved through the implementation of livelihood interventions covering vocational and technical trainings, setting up of farm hubs, entrepreneurship and business management, life skills and access to agricultural / livestock / fisheries production.

    Job Summary

    • Under the supervision of Food Security and Livelihood Manager, the Agricultural Field Officer is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all agricultural activities within the project in accordance with best practices of the program.
    • The Agric Field Officer is the primary liaison with Agric departments of the government and communities at the field office level. The position requires extensive field work and movement in project locations in Cross River and Benue States.

    General Responsibilities

    • Provide support in the implementation of a robust livelihoods and food security interventions;
    • Interface and support program team members in project implementation and ensure workplan is followed closely;
    • Actively engage in the beneficiary selection process under the guidance of Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Program Manager and/Programme Team Leader;
    • Support the FSL Manager in the design of various livelihood trainings and provide necessary technical support in the establishment of Farmer Field Schools;
    • Identify, prioritize and support communities to implement potential livelihood strategies that are less sensitive to existing and potential hazards and resilient to disasters;
    • Support the FSL Manager in the identification of sites for agric/farmers hub and provide technical oversite for the establishment of farms;
    • Establish and oversee consultative processes between Farmer structures and target communities to identify, recommend, design, and develop projects for support;
    • Identify potential beneficiaries/locations for project intervention and work towards addressing their demands according to program policy.
    • Serve as point of contact to all relevant government departments and representatives, community and tribal leaders, local organizations and other partners.
    • Establish and oversee the consultative processes with regards to access to land for farming, as well as participate in the monitoring of project implementation at the site,
    • Monitor and report to senior management on project activities;
    • Oversee the maintenance and submission of project management tools to ensure quality implementation of all agriculture projects and activities in timely fashion;
    • Submit program-related reports as required; and
    • Other duties as required.

    Position Objectives

    • Work collaboratively with all members of the Project Team in order to coordinate and maximize the efficiency of the project activities;
    • Actively contribute to the successful monitoring and evaluation of the project;
    • Participate actively in the implementation of the project agricultural strategy;
    • Share relevant information with Project Team members on an ongoing basis; and
    • Participate actively in the Project Team meetings and activities.

    Other responsibilities:

    • Manage allocated budget in compliance with the procedures and policies of Cuso International; and
    • Inform and advise the FSL Project Manager on project strategic directions.

    Job Requirements
    Essential:

    • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Agric Engineering Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development or related field required; Master’s degree is desirable.
    • Minimum of five years of experience in agriculture project management, including design, development and oversight of small-scale rural agriculture projects;
    • Knowledge in crop production, extension, aquaculture, vegetable gardening, livestock management, processing and setting up of Farmer Field Schools;
    • Extensive experience in community participation and consultative-implementation methods;
    • Possesses the knowledge and experience stakeholder engagement;
    • In-depth knowledge of local government, culture and traditions;
    • Creativity and analytical capacity to design and implement agriculture projects in a challenging environment;
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure in challenging environments;
    • Experience implementing donor-funded projects preferred especially donors such as UNHCR, WFP, FAO etc; and
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills desired.

    Desirable:

    • Previous work experience in Cross River and Benue states;
    • Interest and/or knowledge of international development issues, including humanitarian issues; and
    • Previous experience working in an international volunteer sending organization in Africa generally, and Nigeria specifically.

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    Driver

    Background

    • Cuso International, a Canadian development NGO, is implementing a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported project in Cross River and Benue States called Livelihood Enhancement in refugee settlements and in Refugee Holding Communities in Cross River and Benue States – (B-LIVER) which aims to improve livelihoods, increase income generation and self-reliance through sustainable enterprise development for Cameroonian refugees and host community members in Cross River and Benue States.
    • This will be achieved through the implementation of livelihood interventions covering vocational and technical trainings, setting up of farm hubs, entrepreneurship and business management, life skills and access to agricultural / livestock / fisheries production.

    Job Summary
    General:

    • At all times act professionally and ethically in work related activities.
    • To inform management of any pending problems or alert them to potential improvements in operating procedures.
    • To carry out reasonable instructions from your line manager, Team Leader and other team members to the best of your ability.

    Key Responsibilities
    To ensure that:

    Transport:

    • Transport staff and other personnel to and from various destinations, including trips which may last for several days, ensuring that all occupants wear seat belt.
    • Maintain a log book for all tasks for all trips, fuelling and maintenance
    • Ensure vehicles are in sound mechanical conditions ready for program activities, conducting daily checks and maintenance
    • Maintain the vehicles in a clean condition at all times.
    • Ensure vehicles have all essential accessories such as umbrellas, map, fire extinguisher, maintenance tool kit, torch, first aid kit, telephone directory and other essential items like water, oil and brake fluid.
    • Conduct regular vehicle checks to ensure service schedules are adhered to
    • Ensuring that vehicles are safe and secured at all times
    • Plan routes and estimate requirements for field trips, preparing funding requests as appropriate.
    • Fulfil other duties such as picking up and delivering items/mails.
    • Test drive office vehicle to be able to guide external service providers on what to do on vehicles; also to verify work done by external service providers upon return of the vehicle from the garage
    • Load and unload any Cuso International goods as needed or requested.
    • Undertake medical exam and eye test as required by management to maintain safe driving capacity. Eye test will be done yearly.
    • Ensure that vehicle insurance, license and road-worthiness and other government required licenses are up-to-date and copies are kept in the vehicle.
    • Staff are charged at least monthly for personal use of Project vehicles and rates for personal use are reviewed at least twice a year.
    • The vehicle code of conduct is strictly enforced.
    • Undertake other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Logistical Support:

    • Develop and maintain a documentation system for vehicles operations and liaise with administrative staff to maintain set guidelines
    • That minor maintenance issues are fixed by yourself or reported and fixed promptly.
    • The vehicle code of conduct is strictly enforced.
    • Must keep a fully charged mobile phone with credits at all times when travelling for project purposes.
    • Support the Administration and Logistics Assistant in administration and logistics duties.

    Other duties:

    • Office Runs or any other duties as required and as directed via the Project Support and Logistics Officer, Finance & Admin Manager and branch supervisor.
    • High standards of care and safety are maintained at all times.
    • To Check and ensure there is always fuel for the standby generator, both in the generator itself and in the container for refuelling.
    • Ensure all vehicle tools are in order and report any missing tools to your line manager.
    • Attend staff planning meetings as and when required.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of 5 years driving experience within an organisation (Government or Private sector
    • Clean Driver's licence and good driving record
    • Read, write, understand and communicate clearly in English
    • Maintain good physical condition that will enable Driver to stoop, bend, twist, and perform other motions, requiring strength and endurance when performing manual labour indoors or outdoors. Able to frequently lift up to 100 lbs
    • Language Requirements: English

    Vehicle Code of Conduct:

    • Vehicle can be only be operated by designated driver and staff listed in the Vehicle Insurance Policy.
    • All users driving the vehicle must log all vehicle mileage - date; location; start and End miles; personal or business; name & signature.
    • Vehicle is to be strictly used for project / programme activities. Approval must be sought from the Finance & Admin Manager or Team Leader for any other use.
    • No one is allowed to borrow or take any tools/equipment from the vehicle.
    • No alcohol consumption & smoking allowed inside the vehicle.
    • Seat Belts must be worn by all passengers in the vehicle at all times.
    • Driver is responsible for cleaning up the vehicle after every trip.

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    Junior Administrative Assistant

    Background

    • Cuso International, a Canadian development NGO, is implementing a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported project in Cross River and Benue States called Livelihood Enhancement in refugee settlements and in Refugee Holding Communities in Cross River and Benue States – (B-LIVER) which aims to improve livelihoods, increase income generation and self-reliance through sustainable enterprise development for Cameroonian refugees and host community members in Cross River and Benue States.
    • This will be achieved through the implementation of livelihood interventions covering vocational and technical trainings, setting up of farm hubs, entrepreneurship and business management, life skills and access to agricultural / livestock / fisheries production.

    Job Summary

    • Reporting to the Finance and Administration Officer, the Junior Administrative Assistant provides a range of administrative and financial support to the project categorized by either financial or administrative support to the project in the Field.

    Job Function

    • Maintain inventory of office supplies and own re-ordering processes
    • Ensure a clean and tidy office environment (overseeing the cleaner and the driver)
    • Manage social calendar including celebration of staff birthdays and other special occasions
    • Help organize specific meetings inside and outside of the office
    • Provide ad hoc administrative support as needed to staff, including to those based overseas
    • Manage petty cash
    • Ensure that financial records are kept accurate and up to date in the Field
    • Process all invoicing
    • Petty cashier
    • Provide additional support as required to the Finance Officer and Manager.
    • Manage outgoing and incoming post
    • Provide administrative support to staff
    • Manage staff movement register, provide report weekly report of vehicle mileage and update asset register
    • Ensure proper filing and updating of all project related documents
    • Filing of project-related documents in an office filing cabinet
    • Provide travelling support to the team; preparation of Travel Authorization form etc
    • Prepare for, support and take minutes at staff meetings
    • Support visitors’ visits/appointments with management
    • Carry out some external correspondences
    • Provide general administrative support to the field team (Ogoja and Benue)
    • Carry out any other function as required by the Line Manager.   

    Job Requirements

    • HND or BSc in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or equivalent
    • At least 2 years of experience in similar position, preferably in an International NGO
    • Understanding of basic bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivable
    • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization
    • Computer literate, including effective working skills of MS Word and Excel
    • Ability to learn new software
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks with excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships throughout the organization and with external stakeholders
    • High level of attention to detail
    • Strong team player
    • Comfortable using own initiative and taking ownership of processes
    • High levels of integrity and trustworthiness
    • Able to handle confidential information.

    Method of Application

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