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  • Posted on: 2 September, 2014 Deadline: 19 September, 2014
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  • Cuso International, an international volunteer development organization based in Cross River State is implementing a 5year Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development (YouLead) project in Cross River State. YouLead supports the creation of youth-led enterprises and employment for young women and men in natural resource sectors of forestry, agriculture, aquaculture and eco-tourism across 18 LGAs. Cuso International therefore invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions:

    NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT POLICY - PROJECT MANAGER

     

    FUNCTIONS and DUTIES
    Leads on the provision of technical support to government and civil society organizations on the interaction of human activities, with a focus on youth employment and entrepreneurship, which may benefit, influence or harm the natural environment in the forestry, eea-agriculture, aquaculture and eco-tourism sectors. Support the development of natural resource management pollcies, procedures and practices, and the coordination of governrnent stakeholders, civil society actors and the private sector in these activities.

    REQUIREMENTS
    SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum of 3 years' experience in programming in natural resources in relation to youth employment generation and secured livelihood.
    • In depth understanding of the political, economic and social aspects (including youth employment and entrepreneurship) of environmental and NRM issues in Nigeria.
    • Knowledge of NRM theory, methodologies and practices
    • Work experience in NRM policy analysis and managing policy analysis, in particular, in working with MDAs
    • Working knowledge of Nigerian government organization, procedures at the federal, state and LGA levels, and legislation and polices with respect to NRM.
    • EDUCATION
      A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; Master's degree and/or relevant training in areas related to the project are assets.

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    ENTREPRENEURSHIP & GENDER EQUITY- PROJECT MANAGER

     

    FUNCTIONS and DUTIES
    Leads on the provision of leadership, coordination and integration on entrepreneurship and vocational skills development to effectively engage youth in gender-responsive entrepreneurship and employment in the forestry, agriculture, aquaculture and eco-tourism sectors. Leads on the provision of technical support to civil organizations and training institutions in collaboration
    with the private sector to strengthen entrepreneurship skills development. Leads on promoting gender equality as a cross-cutting theme within the You Lead project.

    REQUIREMENTS
    SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum of 3 years' experience in entrepreneurship training vocational skills and business development in the natural resources and agricultural sectors in relation to youth wealth creation, employment generation and secured livelihood.
    • Knowledge in gender equality mainstreaming, private sector development and SME start up and capacity building.
    • Knowledge in mentoring, financial intermediation and provision of business development services.
    • Experience in Project management and Team work

    EDUCATION

    • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field; master's degree and or relevant training in areas related to entrepreneurship, vocational and business development.

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    KNOWLEDGE and COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGER

     

    FUNCTION and DUTIES
    Leads on the project Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) system and in Project Communications. Responsible for guiding the overall MEAL strategy and implementation of related activities with the Project Team and via partners.
    Responsible for designing and implementation of the communication strategy, as well as providing timely and relevant information to project stakeholders.

    REQUIREMENTS
    SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum of 3 years experience in project monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEAL)
    • Significant proven experience in logical framework approach and others strategic planning approaches
    • Communication, representation and networking skills
    • Development and Technical knowledge experience in monitoring and evaluation
    • Good Team work and IT skills

    EDUCATION

    • A bachelor's degree in relevant skills / master's degree and or relevant training in agricultural economics, statistics and natural resources

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    FINANCE OFFICER

     

    FUNCTION and DUTIES

    • Responsible for supporting day to day financial activities within the YouLead Project.
    • Responsible for accurate financial records & timely execution of financial administration processes.
    • Responsible for management of cash flow. asset and banking reconciliation.

    REQUIREMENTS
    SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

    • Relevant accounting qualification or diploma with a minimum of 3 years experience in finance management position.
    • Experience of working with financial/accounting software & spreadsheets such as Excel, SAGE & Quickbook.
    • Proven record of providing good customer service to intemal &'extemal clients
    • Good Team work and IT skills

    EDUCATION

    • A bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance or relevant qualifications.

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    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

     

    FUNCTION and DUTIES
    Using a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, etc., to produce correspondence and documents and maintain presentations, records, spreadsheets and data bases; Devising and maintaining office systems, booking rooms and conference facilities; attending meetings, taking minutes and keeping notes; liaising with staff in other departments and with external contacts; ordering and maintaining stationery and equipment; Organising and storing paperwork, documents and computer-based information; photocopying and printing various documents.

    EDUCATION

    • A bachelor's degree OR Diploma in relevant skills

    Method of Application

    Submission of Application: E-mail application consists of a letter explaining your interest and suitability for this position (one page maximum) and a resume and should be submitted to: YouLead@cusointernational.org

    Further information and a complete Job Description is available from: YouLead@cusointernational.org

    Application Deadline: September 19th, 2014, 12 midnight (Nigeria). All post would be based in Calabar. Cross River State The Government of Canada, through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
    provides funding for the YouLead project.

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