North East Regional Initiative Recruitment (Graduate & Exp) [8 Positions]

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3 Feb, 2017

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Engineering Jobs in Nigeria, Finance Jobs in Nigeria

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

Job Title: STTA HR Assistant
Location: Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Duration: 3 Weeks

Position Summary

  • The STTA HR Assistant is responsible for assisting with day to day HR functions especially as it relates to file audits and compliance. He/She will consistently maintain up-to-date personnel records for all staff.
  • He/She will label and re-organize hard and electronic files, print and update information as necessary. The STTA HR Assistant will ensure compliance in standardized documentation and storage of information. This position will be based in Abuja.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • This position will report directly to the Human Resources Manager based in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Compile and update employee records (hard and soft copies); file papers and documents into appropriate employee files
    • In liaison with position supervisor and other department heads, compile outstanding documents for filing
    • Maintains employee confidence and protects operations by keeping human resource information confidential.
    • Maintains quality service by following organization standards.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
    • Other tasks, of a reasonable nature, based on capacity of the STTA Human Resources Assistant, not explicitly incorporated herein but integral to meeting the objectives of the position and needs of NERI.

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field
  • Minimum of 1 year proven work experience in HR/Administrative tasks; preferably with an International organization
  • Excellent organization and filing skills
  • Ability to respect the importance of confidentiality, as you will be dealing with employees’ personal details
  • Must demonstrate good understanding of contemporary human resources issues and best practices
  • Excellent in spoken and written English language,
  • Proficient use of a computer and basic programs, i.e. MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, for generating reports and other communication vehicles,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse array of professional relationships
  • Self-motivated and willing and able to work independently, providing timely deliverables in a quality-oriented manner based on agreed upon formats and templates

Application Closing Date – 13th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: Senior Project Engineer
Location:
Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary

  • The Senior Project Engineer will support the Engineering Design and Environmental Compliance Manager as well as the State Engineers to ensure that all projects are implemented in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards.
  • The Senior Engineer provides technical support with respective to design and detailing of structures, assessment of the structural integrity of structures to be rehabilitated, training and capacity building of local labor, monitoring and supervision to project engineers and contractors who are implementing small and medium-sized infrastructure sub-projects.
  • The Senior Project 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, selection of vendors and contractors, and progress monitoring and reporting.
  • The Senior 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 Senior Project Engineer reports to the Engineering Design & Environmental Compliance Manager in Abuja. The Senior Project Engineer has no direct reportees, but oversees the work of up to 10 or more temporary project engineers at a time.

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

  • Carry out structural suitability and technical assessment of damaged or dilapidated structures for proposed renovation.
  • Carry out structural design and detailing of structures, inclusive of office and residential buildings, schools and community centers.
  • 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 for final approval.
  • Interpretation and application of geotechnical reports to ensure standard foundation choice and adequate borehole yield depth for standard construction.
  • Directly monitor and supervise construction as well as 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.
  • Prepare EDFs (Environmental Documentation Forms), identifying mitigation measures into projects. If Mitigation measures are required, ensure that these mitigation measures are planned, budgeted and carried out.
  • Preparation of daily reports and weekly summary submissions to the Engineering Design and Environmental Compliance Engineer
  • Assist in evaluating and prequalifying potential subcontractors
  • Assist in setting up and maintain local price databases using inputs from the procurement teams, verification 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 senior infrastructure subprojects submitted according to project invoice review procedures;
  • Interface with grantees, contractors, sub-contractors and vendors as required ensuring transparent program processes are upheld.
  • Participate in final review and close out of grant activities.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Civil Engineering or similar field of study.
  • 5 years’ structural design and detailing as well as general work experience. 4 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.
  • Expert use of AutoCAD and CADS RC; structural design software such as CADS SMART Engineer and Orion for structural modelling.  Willingness to learn additional software as the need may arise.
  • 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 report writing and communication skills
  • 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.

Application Closing Date – Not Specified.

 

Job Title: Logistics Officer
Locations:
Adamawa, Borno
Slot: Adamawa (2), Borno (1)
Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary

  • The Logistics Officer is responsible for supporting operations in all activities at the state office.
  • The Logistics 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 Adamawa and Borno. Limited travel may be required.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Logistics Officer will report to the Office Manager in Adamawa and Borno respectively.

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 and coordinating compliance with project and donor policies;
  • Travel as needed to LGA districts to monitor inventory and logistics
  • Assist with office operations and procedures; managing the filing systems; supply requisitions (stationery, utility payments)
  • Supervise support staff (i.e. drivers, security guards, etc.)
  • Co-ordination and maintenance of systems related to Housekeeping.
  • 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

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.

Application Closing Date – 14th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: STTA Book Clubs Facilitator
Locations: Abuja and Maiduguri
Duration: 10 Months
Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary
Under a soon-to-start activity, NERI will kick start its Intellectual Entrepreneurship Cluster of Activities. The prime activity is the empaneling of 45 Fellows into Book Clubs. Fellows will also be provided capacity building in several subjects including Values and Institutions of Free Society in Mainly Muslim Countries, Free Market Economics (with a module on Islam and Free Market), Youth Activism and Creative Resistance, Social Media Training, Introduction to Activist Networks in Nigeria, Understanding Gender and Social Inclusion in Public Policy, Understanding Public Policy Making Process, The Legislature and Law making in Nigeria. Fellows will maintain blogs for sharing their reads and commit to being active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and a few other.

NERI seeks a Book Clubs Facilitator to assist with selection of Fellows from a long list, set up and manage the Book Clubs, mentor club members and ensure that they are supported to meet the target on number of books to be read within the Fellowship period. The Book Club Facilitator will have responsibility for developing the operational framework for the Book Clubs, proposing for NERI’s approval list of possible readings and facilitating regular Book Clubs feedback sessions and other activities as would be outlined in an approved work plans.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • This position reports to NERI’s Deputy Chief of Party in Abuja.

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

  • Participate in the shortlisting process to identify the 45 beneficiaries of the fellowship
  • Develop a framework for setting up the Book Clubs for the Fellows.
  • Undertake regular in site and online mentorship of activities of Fellows/Book Clubs
  • Propose for NERI’s approval a list of books and other reading materials that the Fellows and Clubs will read, analyze and write on during the Fellowship period.
  • Support Fellows/Book Clubs members to develop individual reading and writing schedule on the recommended books.
  • Monitor and Evaluate individual fellows on meeting agreed reading, analyses and writing schedule
  • Collaborate with NERI reporting team, providing additional narrative concepts and creative input towards development of Success Stories, reporting and related projects, as reasonably requested.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience up and managing youth social networks in post-conflict settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage culturally diverse group in developing countries, preferably in West Africa.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to manage critical review sessions with a culturally diverse team
  • Excellent communications skills and time management abilities.
  • Computer literate in Excel and Word.
  • Tertiary qualification in humanities, social science, peace building, creative writing or similar field of study considerable experience in-lieu of qualification.
  • Fluency in English required. Competence in Hausa desired.

Application Closing Date – 16th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: Office Cleaner
Location:
Borno
Position Start Date: Immediately

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.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Office Cleaner reports to the Office Manager.

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

  • 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

Qualifications

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

Application Closing Date – 16th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Locations:
Borno and Yobe
Position Start Date: Immediately

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 Borno and Yobe respectively with extensive travel to project sites, and the head office in Abuja.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The M&E Officer technically reports to the M&E Manager based in Abuja and administratively to the State Program Manager in Borno and Yobe, respectively.

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

  • Secondary school certificate is required; University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or related field is desired.
  • Two years’ 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.

Application Closing Date – 16th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: Finance Officer
Location:
Abuja

Position Summary

  • The Finance Officer will assist the Finance Director in developing and managing the project’s financial systems.
  • S/he will work under the supervision of the Finance Director and will support him/her in all matters related to financial management, financial reporting, subcontracting.
  • S/he will also assist the Finance Director in ensuring sufficient funds are available for effective and efficient implementation of project activities and support programs.
  • Specific areas of responsibility include financial report preparation, review and submission to headquarters and cash flow management. Some travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Finance Officer reports to the Finance Director.

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

  • Monitoring program and work plan budgets
  • Providing assistance in supervising accounting
  • Reviewing day-to-day accounting
  • Developing and submitting financial reports, when needed
  • Ensuring compliance with all donor and home office procedures
  • Implement systems and ensure proper checks and balances to mitigate potential for fraud or improper use of funds
  • Liaising with HQ, partners, financial institutions and others on financial issues
  • Coordinating development of activity budgets and management of field expenses
  • Determining cost projections and submitting requests for funds on a monthly basis
  • Verifying accounting files
  • Assisting in monitoring procurement procedures and expenses
  • Tracking and reporting on financial aspects of grants
  • Occasional travel to field offices to oversee systems, conduct training, set up systems and accounts, etc.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum relevant Bachelors’ degree or professional accounting/financial qualification is required.
  • Minimum three years’ financial administration experience is required.
  • Experience of working with international organizations / NGOs is desirable.
  • Competent in computers and using financial software is required.
  • Understanding of budget and cost control management is required.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks is required.
  • Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team is required.
  • Ability and willingness to perform occasional travel to meet program goals
  • Fluency in one or more of the local languages is highly desired

Application Closing Date – 16th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: State Engineer
Locations:
Borno
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.

Application Closing Date – 16th February, 2017.

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

  • A current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities;
  • A cover letter;

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.

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