Various Positions at North East Regional Initiative - Jobs in Nigeria

Various Positions at North East Regional Initiative

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23 May, 2016

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North East Regional Initiative (NERI) – An International Development Organization, is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the positions below:

Job Title: Human Resources Officer
Location:
Abuja
Position Summary

  • The HR Officer will support the Abuja office to 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 Human Resources Manager to develop plans and strategies to meet organizational requirements and ensure the program policies and practices comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Additionally, H/She will be responsible for recording and updating the training, motivation, and evaluation of assigned employees.
  • This position will be based at the head office located in Abuja. Limited travel may be required.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The HR Officer reports to the Human Resources Manager based in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate policies regarding human resources activities, such as recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, employee relations, and performance management.
  • Process, verify, and maintain documentation relating to personnel activities such as staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, and Classifications.
  • Interpret and provide guidance and instruction to the office team on HR processes, policies, workflow, and work unit priorities.
  • Provide employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages and opportunities for promotion and employee benefits.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
  • Analyze training needs to design employee development, language training and health and safety programs.
  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts, and helping to resolve work related problems.
  • Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination.
  • When needed, contract with vendors to provide employee services, such as background verification, health and life insurance, and transportation.
  • Assist the office team with understanding and using the Performance Evaluation System.
  • Provide oversight to the work performed by the driver and cleaner and ensure their duties are carried out in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Mediate conflict, grievances, and harassment cases.
  • In consultation with the Human Resources & Administration Manager, will make decisions on HR issues
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field is required.
  • Three years minimum of HR experience in a high volume, complex environment is required.
  • Experience in sourcing, recruiting, and interviewing professional and management candidates is required.
  • Experience in developing and implementing programs across complex organizations with software and systems related to sourcing and management of candidates is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Considerable knowledge of local employment law is a plus.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria

Job Title: M&E Officer
Location:
Abuja
Position Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer designs, develops and implements a monitoring and evaluation system within assigned area.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.
  • This position will be based at Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, with extensive travel to project sites and the head office in Abuja.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The M&E Officer will report to the M&E Manager, based in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate weekly with M&E Manager to determine priority tasks. Ensure the state team is aware of and up to date on all M&E tasks and reports.
  • Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase for each grant in assigned areas.
  • In concert with the M&E Manager, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level projects.
  • Produce a “routine monitoring report” (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
  • Accurately interpret Bills of Quantities (BoQ) and grant database file shared by head office to determine indicators according which the Officer will be evaluating projects.
  • Draft “final evaluation reports” (FER) based on prescribed format after visiting a grant site for verification of indicators.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in FERs.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with M&E Manager when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when developing impact assessments, success stories and weekly reporting.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when additional information is needed to close grants.
  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on history of site visits; present findings to M&E Manager in a concise and professional manner.
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary.
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • HND or Degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or related field is desired.
  • Two years’ relevant experience in field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Strong analytical skills are required.
  • Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Location:
Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting & Supervision: The Procurement Officer reports to the Procurement Director.
Position Summary

  • The Procurement Officer will support the procurement of goods and services required for a busy office under the project task order.

S/He will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that procurements and logistics operations are carried out strictly in accordance with the organization policies, regulations and local law;
  • Maintaining the complete documentation and filing system for all procurement including the proposal, evaluation reports, negotiation memorandums, award documents, relevant correspondence etc.;
  • Serving as the point person related to any procurement of goods and services for the program either for direct use under the project task order, or as part of the in-kind grant of Direct Distribution of Goods and Services (DDGS) activity;  and
  • Coordinating procurement actions with the program’s technical lead in order to ensure timely and satisfactory delivery of goods and services. This position will be based in Abuja, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. Limited travel may be required.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure that the procurement process strictly follows the Organization 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepare requests for quotations, negotiate, conduct analysis, and recommend vendors for delivery of goods and materials to grantees.
  • Communicate all delivery schedules corresponding to grant and operations procurements, including the projection of related expenses.
  • Verify deliveries are complete and timely.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • University degree in related field is required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working in development 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.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria

Job Title: IT Officer
Location:
Abuja
Position Summary

  • In support of the operational set-up of the Abuja office, Creative requires the services of an Information Technology Officer (IT Officer).
  • The IT Officer will be responsible for the set-up and maintenance of all IT-related hardware and software, will oversee server administration and will troubleshoot all IT-related activities on the ground.
  • This position is based in Abuja and travel to the state offices may be required.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The IT Officer reports to the Operations Manager.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide technical set-up and needed support on all IT related issues, including installation and testing of workstations, printers, client software, upgrades, and configuration
  • Implement and document network operations, processes, and procedures
  • Deploy and implement office network according to HQ specifications
  • Serve as the office Network Administrator
  • Identify and solve possible problems in the network
  • Supervise installations performed by third parties such as cabling, Internet connection, etc.
  • Supervise and follow-up on equipment maintenance performed by other contractors
  • Support and troubleshoot users in the Abuja office on their daily work
  • Implement and enforce security on the network and prevent misuse of the IT resources
  • Participate in writing IT office policy
  • Responsible for IT inventory; work closely with the DCOP and procurement team to monitor distribution and location of IT equipment by performing a yearly inventory check-up
  • Set up, implement, and maintain hardware firewall
  • Keep the network healthy by applying all required security patches and monitoring the correct delivery of all antivirus updates
  • Coordinate with Creative/DC IT support staff to identify and troubleshoot problems
  • Any other IT-related work as required

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Information Technology or related field
  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience
  • Minimum two years of experience working with international organizations.
  • Fluency in English and in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria

Job Title: Logistics Assistant
Location:
Adamawa
Position Summary

  • The Logistics Assistant is responsible for supporting program activities in the project’s state offices.
  • The Logistics Assistant will provide support to a range of administrative and human resources functions and perform a broad range of clerical duties.
  • The Logistics Assistant will be responsible for administrative functions such as collection of monthly timesheets for grant-funded labor, collection, filing and transmission to head office of administrative documentation such as handover receipts, collection of signatures from grantees, ensuring coordination of quantities and timing of shipments and assisting in the compilation of administrative paperwork at the state level. Some travel may be required.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Logistics Assistant will report to the State Program Manager, based at Adamawa.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • 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 Abuja 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 required
  • 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.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in busy environment.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and one or more local languages spoken in the north east is required.

Job Title: Community Development Facilitator
Location:
Borno
Position Summary

  • The Community Development Facilitator (CDF) is responsible for grass-roots development of project concepts and activity submissions.
  • The CDF will interact with community groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), associations and other groups implementing NRTI-funded activities or potential activities.
  • The CDF will work with groups to develop activity ideas and summaries, refine project concepts during the YL/GL phase, assist in the creation and negotiation of budgets, as well as be the primary field oversight for ongoing activities.
  • This position will be based at the state office, with program activities expected to be carried out throughout the state. Travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The CDF reports to the State Program Manager based in Borno.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Liaise with community groups, NGOs, CBOs, associations and other community stakeholders to identify potential partners for NRTI activities.
  • Identify potential activities at the community level for NRTI support
  • Work with State Program Manager (SPM), and Abuja-based Program team, develop project ideas identified for support for YL/GL submission.
  • Work with community organizations to budget and prepare logistics for activities
  • Monitor and report on routine program operational activities and scheduled program events, reporting activity summaries to SPM and Abuja-based Reporting Officer.
  • Work with the program team to ensure project attendance at local events.
  • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
  • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
  • Support review of Final Evaluation Reports and grant closing.
  • Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
  • Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.
  • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability

Qualifications

  • HND or University degree in Political Science, International Affairs or other related Social Sciences field is required.
  • Three years’ work experience in a related field is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management Skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required

Job Title: Operations & Inventory Officer
Location:
Abuja
Position Summary

  • The Operations & Inventory Officer is responsible for supporting operations in all activities across the project’s offices.
  • The Operations & Inventory Officer will support a range of operational duties than span from maintaining inventory and ensuring compliance to the operational policies.
  • This position will be based in Abuja with extensive travel to the state office in the Northeast

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Operations & Inventory Officer will report to the Office Manager, based at Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure that office operational policies are followed and compliant with policies;
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory for Abuja and coordinating with field offices to be compliant with project and donor policies;
  • Travel as needed to district offices to monitor inventory and logistics
  • Assist Office Manager with other duties as needed.
  • Assist with office operations and procedures; managing the filing systems; supply requisitions (stationery, utility payments); and supervising clerical/support staff (i.e. cleaners, drivers, etc.)
  • Co-ordination and maintenance of systems related to Housekeeping.
  • Maintaining the condition of the office facilities and arranging for necessary repairs
  • Coordinate and maintain the office fleet management and efficient use of project vehicles and other transport services in support of program objectives
  • Coordinate travel bookings for the state office – flights, hotel, airport pick up/drop off
  • Arranging regular maintenance of electrical equipment and safety devices
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • HND or Degree in related field is required.
  • Minimum of 2 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
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Location:
Abuja
Position Summary

  • The Finance Assistant is responsible for a full range of cash management duties, handling payroll for causal laborers, vendor payment processing, receipt of collections and the reconciliation of financial transactions. The scope of the position includes but is not limited to assisting with entering local transactions in accounting software, running monthly reports, monitoring receivables and payables and ensuring adequate cash balances. This position will be based in each of the field office at Adamawa and Yobe. Travel to the local government and communities in the state will be required.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Finance Assistant reports to the Finance Director in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Apply internationally accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyzing financial information and prepare accurate and timely financial reports.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.
  • Assist in monitoring cash balances, prepare advance account reconciliations and bank reconciliations.
  • Assist in Coordinating program and administrative staff to ensure transactions are properly coded.
  • Maintain a good system of records.
  • Communicate information in a way that demonstrates a basic understanding of development assistance work, project culture, values, and practices.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of an OND in Accounting and Finance, Economics or Business Administration.
  • 2 years’ experience in clerical accounting, bookkeeping and/or cashiering work
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems is required.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Multi-tasking with positive attitude is required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, sustainable relationships with project staff and bank officials, as well as the development community is required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required

 

Job Title: Grants Officer
Location:
Abuja
Position Summary

  • The Grants Officer is responsible for supporting a distinct portfolio of program activities.
  • This includes developing grant ideas in collaboration with Program Development Office, supporting and monitoring grant implementation, closing grants and maintaining all required electronic and paper files.
  • S/he will closely coordinate with Program Development Officers to ensure that projects are developed and implemented in a manner that advances project goals and current strategy objectives.
  • This position will be based at the head office, located in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Grants Officer reports to the Grants Manager.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage all aspects of assigned grant portfolio throughout all stages of project development, implementation and closure.
  • Manage associated timelines and donor reporting requirements for individual grant activities.
  • Maintain internal trackers, such as the grant status and closing trackers.
  • Monitor grant portfolio pipeline of financial commitments and disbursements.
  • Serve as a key point of contact for information on related project issues, coordination with partner organizations and sociopolitical and development trends.
  • Develop project ideas in coordination with Program Development Office.
  • Manage strategy objectives/action plan for assigned grant portfolio per the approved work plan.
  • Draft project ideas with estimated budgets and present them in internal Grant Review Committee meetings.
  • Prepare project proposals in grant database incorporating project objectives, activities, deliverables, monitoring and evaluation plan, media plan, budget and timeline.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and organizational policies, procedures and regulations, throughout activity implementation. Ensure thorough, audit-compliant documentation.
  • Monitor project progress against the approved project implementation timeline; identify delays and work closely with Program Development Office to ensure projects stay on track.
  • Track overall project development and identify trends to document ‘success stories’ and ‘lessons learned’.
  • Engage in overall political analysis, impact assessment, and participate in strategy development to advance the project goals.
  • Review and contribute to the Final Evaluation Reports and prepare project documents for closing.
  • Coordinate with staff in all departments to complete assigned tasks; engage in regular coordination with Program, Procurement and Finance units to quickly resolve implementation issues.
  • Travel to project sites for follow up/support on activity implementation, as needed.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management or a related field is required.
  • Five years’ experience in grants management is required.
  • Prior experience with internationally-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and negotiating budgets, reviewing financial reports, preparing for and monitoring audits of grantees, and file management.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

Job Title: Office Manager
Location:
Abuja
Position Summary

  • The Office Manager will be responsible for organizing all activities that facilitate the smooth running of the office.
  • H/She will maintain effective administrative system, which support the logistics and activities of the program, ensure that office equipment is maintained, relevant records are up to date and that all administration processes work effectively.
  • In addition, H/She will support the program operations by maintaining office systems and supervise support staff. This position will be based in Abuja with limited travel.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Office Manager will report to the Operations Manager.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains and organize the office operations and procedures; designing and managing the inventory systems; reviewing and approving supply requisitions (stationery, equipment & utility payments)
  • Supervise the clerical/support staff (i.e. admin assistant, cleaners, drivers, etc.)
  • Maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurement
  • Vendor Management & Office Administration (Adequacy of Stationary / Provisions / Refreshments / adequacy of Sub Staff) Courier & Dispatch (Inward / Outward / Outstation) / also making record of local maintaining).
  • Co-ordination and maintenance of systems related to Housekeeping.
  • Managing vendors and keeping track of cycle of all maintenance contracts.
  • Maintaining the condition of the office facilities and arranging for necessary repairs
  • Designs and implements office policies by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making necessary adjustments.
  • Coordinate and maintain the office fleet management and efficient use of project vehicles and other transport services in support of program objectives
  • Coordinate travel bookings for the office – flights, hotel, airport pick up/drop off
  • Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.
  • Achieves financial objectives by preparing and managing budgets for office expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
  • Reviewing and updating Health and Safety Policies and ensuring they are observed;
  • Arranging regular testing for electrical equipment and safety devices
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • An HND or Degree in Business administration/Management, Public administration in related field is required
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working on development funded programs be added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to solve challenging and complicated administrative issues.
  • Experience with budgeting and cost analysis.
  • Strong organization and communication skills.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Location:
Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting & Supervision: The Administrative Assistant reports to the Office Manager.
Position Summary

  • The Administrative Assistant provides support to various departments and performs a broad range of administrative, clerical and secretarial duties. This position will be based at the head office located in Abuja. Limited travel may be required.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • To handle general inquiries and requests for information and materials via email, mail and/or phone.
  • Serve as main office point of contact/front desk by greeting, receiving and directing office visitors, receiving in-coming calls, divert in-coming calls to appropriate departments, keep records of out-going call logs
  • Assist with ordering supplies and inventory management, as needed.
  • Assist staff with mailing projects.
  • Assist departments with scanning and photocopying of official documents.
  • Maintain employee telephone lists and floor map.
  • Provide assistance with inventory management and trip expenses as needed.
  • Supervise the office cleaner to ensure tidy facilities and environment.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an OND in Business Administration, or related field is desired.
  • Two years’ work experience in an office environment is required.
  • Multi-tasking with positive attitude is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Experience in organizing and filing information is required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in busy environment.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria

Job Title: Engineering & Environmental Compliance Manager
Location:
Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager will ensure that all NERI projects are designed and implemented in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards.
  • The Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager provides technical support, training and supervision to State-level NERI engineers who are implementing small and medium-sized infrastructure sub-projects.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager has 3 technical reports: one per state in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
  • The Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager reports to the Program Director in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide oversight for the State Engineers in identifying, and developing infrastructure projects. Input will include, but not limited to, establishing constructability, potential field difficulties, and budget preparation to include material, labor and equipment costs (presented either in a quantity or services BOQ).
  • Review project designs and specifications to ensure that all designs, drawings and BOQs are in accordance with sound and compliant technical, environmental and engineering standards.
  • Provide oversight for infrastructure projects, including design review, inspection, quality control/quality assurance testing and monitoring for all program activities.
  • Provide oversight for the implementation of the USAID/OTI Environmental Management System (EMS) – with the State engineers, make threshold determinations for activities and identifying and incorporating mitigation measures into project design and drafts of monitoring plans based upon inputs from the field
  • Review activity timelines and monitor work plans to ensure infrastructure projects are on schedule and/or that any problems are identified and addressed in a timely manner.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to infrastructure project sites, including unannounced visits in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance with all requirements in coordination with State Engineers as needed.
  • Assist in evaluating and prequalifying potential subcontractors
  • Oversee the set up and maintenance of local price databases for construction materials, equipment and services
  • Assist in the tendering, tender evaluation and contract recommendation processes for subcontractors and sub-consultants.
  • Oversee State Engineer pre-final and final inspection of all infrastructure works
  • Provide technical review of all invoices for infrastructure subprojects submitted according to project invoice review procedures;
  • Construct and implement training for Engineers working at all levels in the processes and protocols of the NERI program
  • Participate in final review, evaluation and close out of grant activities
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management or similar field of study, required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ practical specific experience with a large portfolio assistance program providing infrastructure project implementation: construction supervision as Resident Engineer, Construction Manager or Contractor’s Site Representative. Minimum 6 years’ general, total experience work required.
  • Familiarity with USAID Environmental Compliance regulations and experience in preparation of EDFs
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively and apply problem solving skills and provide technical supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri highly desired, but not required.

Job Title: Engineer
Locations:
Adamawa, Borno, Yobe
Position Start Date: Immediately Slot: 3
Position Summary

  • The State Engineer will support the Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager to ensure that all projects are implemented in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards.
  • The State Engineer provides technical support, training and supervision to project engineers who are implementing small and medium-sized infrastructure subprojects.
  • The State Engineer will provide technical input to NERI staff during the project identification, development and implementation: including budget preparation, scheduling, environmental reviews and compliance monitoring, preparing and reviewing designs, and progress monitoring and reporting.
  • The State Engineer will ensure that all infrastructure projects are completed within the available timeframe, allowing sufficient time for close down, demobilization, handover, final invoicing, and, if necessary, contract termination.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The State Engineer reports to the State Program Manager in Yola, Maiduguri or Damaturu. The State Engineer has no direct reports, but oversees the work of up to 10 temporary project engineers at a time.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Directly supervise construction and renovation works in the program area, and/or provide technical assistance and supervision to Project Engineers for all NERI infrastructure projects within the program area.
  • Assist the Program team in identifying and developing infrastructure projects. Input will include, but not be limited to, establishing constructability, identifying potential field difficulties, and budget preparation to include material, labor, equipment and service costs.
  • Conduct final checks on project designs and specifications to ensure that all designs, drawings and BOQs are in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards before passing on to Abuja for final approval.
  • Prepare EDFs, identifying mitigation measures into projects. Ensure that these mitigation measures are planned, budgeted and carried out.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to infrastructure project sites, including unannounced visits in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance.
  • Assist in evaluating and prequalifying potential subcontractors.
  • Set up and maintain local price databases using inputs from the procurement teams, past activities and assessment visits.
  • Assist in the tendering, tender evaluation and contract recommendation processes for sub consultants and sub contracts.
  • Directly carry out, or oversee Project Engineer pre-final and final inspection of all infrastructure works
  • Technically review all invoices for state infrastructure subprojects submitted according to project invoice review procedures;
  • Interface with grantees, sub-contractors and vendors as required ensuring transparent program processes are upheld.
  • Participate in final review and close out of grant activities.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Civil Engineering or similar field of study.
  • 5 years’ general work experience. # years specific work experience with a large portfolio assistance program providing infrastructure project implementation: Construction supervision as Resident Engineer, Construction Manager or Contractor’s Site Representative.
  • Familiarity with USAID Environmental Compliance regulations and experience in preparation of EDFs
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively and apply problem solving skills and provide technical supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri desired.

Job Title: Office Cleaner
Location:
Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting & Supervision: The office cleaner reports to the Office Manager.
Position Summary

  • The office cleaner will be responsible for daily cleaning and generator maintenance.
  • The office cleaner will ensure that the office is clean and orderly and presentable to visitors.
  • The office cleaner will keep tidy the kitchen, lobby, empty rubbish bins, ensure that the yard is clean and maintained and monitor generator usage, turning on the generator in the morning, and ensuring that the generator is secured in the evening.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Keep office clean and orderly, including the kitchen, lobby and toilets
  • Empty rubbish bins
  • Maintain yard and basic landscaping duties
  • Secure generator and ensure that basic usage logs are maintained
  • Any other work as required

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Secondary school certificate is required
  • Good communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple and potentially competing deadlines

Job Title: Driver
Location:
Abuja
Position Summary

  • The Driver is responsible for operating a vehicle owned by the organization to provide transportation services to the employees and visitors of the organization; to move expendable and non-expendable supplies, equipment and furnishings, as necessary; ensure that preventive maintenance of the vehicle is performed on a regular basis.
  • This Driver position will be based in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel may be required.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Driver reports to the Office Manager in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the project staff in obtaining and facilitating movement to different project sites.
  • Arrange for vehicle repairs, when necessary, and ensure that the vehicle is kept in good working condition.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, maintenance, oil changes, etc.
  • Ensure that all required procedures and laws are adhered to when driving.
  • Collect and deliver mail or other type of correspondence, when required.
  • Provide safe transportation to passengers.
  • Assist in moving supplies, equipment and furnishings, as necessary, from one location to another.
  • Provide airport pick-up/drop-off services to official visitors of the project.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience driving a motor vehicle is required.  At least 1-2 years of experience with an International Organization is preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of different regions in the country is required.
  • Working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of driving
  • Valid Nigerian Driver’s license is required.
  • Clean driving record/history is required.
  • Excellent Communication skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in English and one of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is preferred.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to: [email protected] before the closing date above:

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities;
  • A cover letter; AND

Alternatively, Please Submit Applications to:
PO Box # 20350,
ATTN: Human Resources Office,
Abuja FCT,
Nigeria.

Note: Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  3rd June, 2016.

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