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Current recruitment in an International Non-profit Organization

Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Senior Grants Manager
ID: 2017-1352
Location: Nationwide
Overview

  • We are seeking a qualified and experienced Grants Manager for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Rural Resilience program. With external and internal factors creating an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment, the program is expected to focus on increasing the resilience of vulnerable, mostly rural, households to shocks and stress.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the solicitation, disbursement and management of program subawards.
  • Supervise the program grants management team.
  • Develop and maintain the program’s Grants Manual and ensure appropriate documentation of all subawards.
  • Review all subaward/procurement activities for compliance with Global Communities’ policies and procedures and USG regulations.
  • Monitor and report on implementation and performance of program subawards.
  • Work closely with Global Communities grants and administration units on program-related matters.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field. Master’s degree preferred;
  • At least seven (7) years of work experience in the administration of grants and subcontracts for international development programs. USAID experience strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply USG procurement policies, regulations and/or grant management procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to form effective and productive relationships with stakeholder counterparts, in order to achieve program objectives;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Nigerian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

 

 

Job Title: Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist
ID: 2017-1394
Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel throughout the northeast states (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe) and periodic trips to Abuja.
Overview

  • We are seeking an experienced Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Nigeria Rural Resilience program. With external and internal factors creating an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment, the program is expected to focus on increasing the resilience of vulnerable, mostly rural, households to shocks and stress.
  • This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities

  • The Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist will lead components designed to enhance household economic status and expand / diversify livelihoods opportunities.
  • S/he will work closely with other technical component leads to ensure alignment between initiatives and activities. S/he reports to the DCOP.
  • The Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist is responsible providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervision and/or mentoring of relevant technical staff,
  • Conducting regular site visits to observe project progress, validate data and obtain feedback from participants and stakeholders,
  • Collaborating with the technical team and senior leadership to adapt project work-plans and approaches based on performance and contextual factors,
  • Contributing to progress reports,
  • Managing relevant project expenditures in-line with the budget and donor and organizational policies and requirements, and
  • Representing the project and organization at technical meetings and with stakeholders (other NGOs, government officials, etc.).

Qualifications

  • Education Requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to Commerce, Economics, Business Management and Administration or related field of study;
  • Minimum five years of experience managing complex development projects, with least two of these years working in West Africa, preferably Nigeria.
  • Extensive experience with and knowledge of best practice interventions and approaches designed to improve household economic status and expand livelihoods options and opportunities
  • Excellent knowledge of household finance education / capacity-building approaches;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;
  • Significant experience ensuring programs include and benefit vulnerable and marginalized populations (e.g. women, elderly, individuals with disabilities, the very poor);
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English required
  • Strong skills in Hausa and Kanuri preferred

 

 

Job Title: Agricultural Specialist
ID: 2017-1392
Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel throughout the northeast states (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe) and periodic trips to Abuja.
Overview

  • Global Communities is seeking an experienced Agriculture Specialist for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Nigeria Rural Resilience program. With external and internal factors creating an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment, the program is expected to focus on increasing the resilience of vulnerable, mostly rural, households to shocks and stress.
  • This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities

  • The Agriculture Specialist will lead components designed to enhance yields, improve market access and mitigate post-harvest losses for small-holder farmers and livestock owners.
  • S/he will work closely with other technical component leads to ensure alignment between initiatives and activities. S/he reports to the DCOP.
  • The Agriculture Specialist is responsible providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervision and/or mentoring of relevant technical staff,
  • Conducting regular site visits to observe project progress, validate data and obtain feedback from participants and stakeholders,
  • Collaborating with the technical team and senior leadership to adapt project work-plans and approaches based on performance and contextual factors,
  • Contributing to progress reports,
  • Managing relevant project expenditures in-line with the budget and donor and organizational policies and requirements, and
  • Representing the project and organization at technical meetings and with stakeholders (other NGOs, government officials, etc.).

Qualifications

  • Education Requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to Agriculture or related field of study;
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in planning, managing and evaluating agriculture- and livestock-related projects;
  • Excellent knowledge of the composition, challenges and opportunities in the agriculture sector in northeast Nigeria;
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of best practice interventions sustainably addressing food insecurity and malnutrition;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;
  • Significant experience ensuring programs include and benefit vulnerable and marginalized populations (e.g. women, elderly, individuals with disabilities, the very poor);
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English required
  • Strong skills in Hausa and Kanuri preferred

 

Job Title: Security Manager
ID: 2017-1395
Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel throughout the northeast states (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe) and periodic trips to Abuja.

Overview

  • Global Communities is seeking an experienced Security Manager for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Nigeria Rural Resilience program. With external and internal factors creating an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment, the program is expected to focus on increasing the resilience of vulnerable, mostly rural, households to shocks and stress.
  • This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities

  • The Security Manager is responsible for designing and implementing systems and strategies to assure the safety and security of program staff and participants.
  • The Security Manager reports to the Chief of Party.
  • The Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the Country Security Manager.
  • The Security Manager is responsible for overseeing daily security management of project sites, managing the project Security Officers, and training and mentoring Security Focal Points and project staff.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Real-time monitoring and assessing security conditions, assisting and providing direction to senior management , Security Staff, Security Focal Points and Project Staff
  • Regular security and contextual reporting to HQ and in-country Senior Management
  • Selection and assessment of project implementation sites, guest house and office locations and routes of travel
  • Guiding project staff on security considerations relevant to project implementation (e.g. safe distributions, beneficiary selection)
  • Representing the project and organization at relevant security-related meetings and with government, NGO and civil society stakeholders

Qualifications

  • 7 years of work experience in Security Risk Management & crisis management in emergency as well as development settings;
  • Must have experience in unstable and resource deprived environments;
  • Strong understanding of cultural, political and religious environment in the region, and be able to live and work successfully in those environments;
  • Practical experience and knowledge of threat assessment and personal Security Management;
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal an organization skills;
  • Significant experience ensuring programs include and benefit vulnerable and marginalized populations (e.g. women, elderly, individuals with disabilities, the very poor) – particularly with respect to ensuring protection of project participants;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English required
  • Strong skills in Hausa and Kanuri preferred.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
ID: 2017-1351
Location: Nationwide
Overview

  • We are seeking a qualified and experienced Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Rural Resilience program. With external and internal factors creating an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment, the program is expected to focus on increasing the resilience of vulnerable, mostly rural, households to shocks and stress.

Responsibilities
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will report to the COP and will be responsible for:

  • Leading the design and implementation of the program M&E framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts;
  • Ensuring consistent data collection and management, manage the data collection process to include schedules, logistics and methodologies in coordination with data collection teams and other staff;
  • Guiding reporting processes amongst technical staff, consolidating program reports, and promoting learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned;
  • Reporting on activities, accomplishments, and results through weekly, quarterly, annual, and other ad hoc reports.
  • Supporting all the technical staff in M&E functions and managing any M&E related staff in the program;

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field;
  • At least seven (7) years of experience managing monitoring and evaluation activities on large, complex donor-funded international development programs;
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, tools, and techniques;
  • Excellent knowledge of advanced statistics and research methodology, including skills in sampling techniques and methodologies, professional use of computer software for statistical and other relevant applications (such as SPSS, STATA and spreadsheets);
  • Experience with impact assessment and change management;
  • Prior experience on USAID programs preferred;
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access and/or other database programs.
  • Excellent presentation/training skills, including experience in the design and facilitation of short- and long-term training programs;
  • Prior experience in Nigeria or West Africa preferred;
  • Nigerian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

 

 

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party
ID: 2017-1393
Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel throughout the northeast states (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe) and periodic trips to Abuja.
Overview

  • Global Communities is seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Nigeria Rural Resilience program. With external and internal factors creating an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment, the program is expected to focus on increasing the resilience of vulnerable, mostly rural, households to shocks and stress.
  • This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities

  • The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall technical and managerial leadership of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the agreement. S/he reports to the Chief of Party.
  • The Deputy Chief of Party is responsible for managing all field operations under the overall direction of the Chief of Party.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Overall project oversight, including: technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management of the project;
  • Ensuring that technical components are properly executed, responsive to changing program requirements, and results-oriented.
  • Supervision and/or mentoring of project staff,
  • Conducting regular site visits to observe project progress, validate data and obtain feedback from participants and stakeholders,
  • Managing project expenditures in-line with the budget and donor and organizational policies and requirements, and
  • Representing the project and organization at technical meetings and with stakeholders (other NGOs, government officials, etc.).
  • Promoting Global Communities’ values (purposeful, committed, genuine, and connected) and ensuring that all project staff demonstrate these values.

Qualifications

  • Education Requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to International Development, Livestock, Agriculture, Business, Economics, or related field of study;
  • Minimum seven years of experience managing multi-sectoral projects including livelihoods, agricultural development, resilience, market-based approaches to economic development, climate change, food security, gender, conflict;
  • Senior level experience managing a donor project of similar size and scope including supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge/Experience with USAID rules and regulations strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to effectively carry out technical assistance activities at the local level with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues;
  • Prior experience with experience in Nigeria or West Africa preferred;
  • Significant experience ensuring programs include and benefit vulnerable and marginalized populations (e.g. women, elderly, individuals with disabilities, the very poor);
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English required
  • Strong skills in Hausa and Kanuri preferred

 

 

Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration
ID: 2017-1350
Location: Nationwide
Overview

  • We are seeking a qualified and experienced Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated USAID-funded Nigeria Rural Resilience program. With external and internal factors creating an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment, the program is expected to focus on increasing the resilience of vulnerable, mostly rural, households to shocks and stress.

Responsibilities

  • The DFA is responsible for the primary oversight and in-country leadership of all financial reporting and administrative operations through the life of the program.
  • In particular, s/he will oversee financial operations for the program; conduct continual reporting to ensure the financial health of the program and the correct usage of funds.
  • A successful candidate will have experience working with U.S. Government programs, the ability to oversee staff and partner organization finances, and a strong background in institutionalizing financial best practices.

Key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Provide financial management for all aspects of the program;
  • Develop and maintain sound financial management systems in line with USAID rules and regulations and Global Communities policies and procedures, and accounting principles;
  • Manage the program budget ensuring all costs incurred by Global Communities policies are accounted for and in compliance with local laws;
  • Provide financial control, prepare and analyze budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to HQ on budget expenditures;
  • Maintain updated information regarding grants and contracts, reporting requirements and financial restrictions;
  • Provide oversight on all program related financial matters;
  • Ensure financial reporting is in accordance with USAID contractual requirements;
  • Oversee Operations and Administration staff, ensuring that functions are performed timely and accurately;
  • Provide technical assistance to improve the systems of internal control and financial management of partners;
  • Advise program staff on financial health through the provision of regular and timely financial expenditure reports;
  • Establish/Maintain financial controls and procedures for the management of funds and sub contracts;
  • Produce budget projections and reports for submission to the donor through the HQ;
  • Monitor partner’s management of funds and cross check source documents;
  • Work closely with Global Communities policies grants and administration units on program related matters;
  • Maintain financial files and support annual audits;
  • Mentor and build the capacity of staff;
  • Oversee annual financial audits;
  • Provide oversight of program administration, IT, and HR management support;
  • Assist in program development and proposal preparation as needed.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related subject. A CPA or MA in accounting preferred;
  • At least eight (8) years of experience managing finances for USG-funded programs of similar scope and scale;
  • Proven experience with US government-funded contracts and/or cooperative agreements, and in-depth knowledge of US Government regulations found in the CFR and OMB Circulars, FAR, AIDAR, and ADS
  • Significant experience managing USAID-funded programs;
  • Strong managerial skills; experience overseeing staff required;
  • Ability to set put financial regulation systems with partner organizations to ensure the efficient and accurate disbursement of funds;
  • Knowledge of HR & IT practices a plus.
  • Strong sense of responsibility, personal initiative, and follow-through;
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-task environment;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to coordinate across departments;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills required;
  • Fluency in English required.

 


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  11th December, 2017.

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