North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Graduate Job Recruitment in Nigeria

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

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Locations:
Abuja, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe
Slot: 4
Position Start Date: Immediately
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;
  • 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.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • At Abuja, the Procurement Officer reports to the Procurement Director based in Abuja.
  • For Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the procurement officer
    administratively reports to the State Program Manager but technically to
    the Procurement Director based in Abuja.

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.

Required Skills & 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 procurement issues.
  • Experience with budgeting and cost analysis.
  • Strong ability to use and develop management and tracking system
  • 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 Hausa language is desirable

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Locations:
Abuja or Adamawa State
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 Adamawa with extensive travel to project sites, and the head office in Abuja.
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Reporting & Supervision:

  • The M&E Officer technically reports to the M&E Manager
    based in Abuja and administratively to the State Program Manager in
    Adamawa

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.

Job Title: Program Development Officer
Location:
Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Program Development Officer (PDO) will develop and oversee flexible, innovative, and rapid national programming activities.
  • The primary function of this position will be to identify,
    articulate and propose new areas of work. The PDO will report to the
    Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party and will work closely with the
    State Program Development Managers.
  • S/he will advise the SMT and the Program Director/DCOP on the
    evolution of the political, legal and economic situations that impacts
    the Project nationally and as developments in the national agenda affect
    the program’s focal states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
  • The PDO will provide strategic guidance on how to continuously
    adapt the program to ensure that it remains relevant, effective and
    immediately takes advantage of windows of programming opportunities as
    they arise.
  • The PDO will work to goals and targets established under the
    guidance of the Program Director/DCOP towards achieving program and work
    plan objectives.
  • The PDO will ensure that all processes comply with existing
    international development regulations, Task Order specifications and the
    project’s policy and procedures.
  • The position will coordinate closely with Grants, Finance, and
    Procurement departments in Abuja to ensure adequate operational support
    to national level activities and oversee timely and compliant program
    and grants management processes.
  • The PDO will coordinate with the Monitoring & Evaluation
    team to ensure that lessons learned are captured and incorporated
    program-wide. The position will be based in Abuja with possible travels
    within Nigeria.
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Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Program Development Officer reports to the Program
    Director/DCOP and will manage national level program activities under
    his guidance, assisting in activity development, activity implementation
    and reporting.

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

  • Contribute to the overall national-level program development
    strategy through constant news monitoring, contacting USG partners,
    other donors, and regional staff;
  • Manage national-level activities and ensure compliance with Activity Flowchart, Creative’s and USAID’s requirements
  • Manage processes and pipeline of national-level activity
    development and maintain responsibility for proposal submission, data
    entry, development of proposal content and finalization of budgets to
    ensure continually high standard of objectives, focus, accuracy,
    efficiency and feasibility of grants to be approved;
  • Oversee the programmatic implementation and monitoring of each
    national-level activity in coordination with providers, Consultants and
    national partners. Also ensure the non-partisan implementation of each
    activity and the achievement of outputs as stated in the activity
    agreement using secondary sources of information;
  • Input to grant and procurement award processes to ensure that
    activity deliverables are achieved, including drafting scopes of work
    for service providers and implementing partners, evaluating and
    approving technical deliverables and setting deadlines to ensure on-time
    delivery of project outputs;
  • Gather lessons learned from the M&E teams and periodically
    incorporate these into the national-level program, and work with Program
    Development Managers (PDMs) from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States to
    ensure lessons learned are incorporated across the program, resulting in
    overall improved project design;
  • Ensure that activity implementation is in accordance with USAID rules and regulations and Creative policies and procedures;
  • Identify, review and manage lessons learned and best practices
    for program activities through thorough completion of Final Evaluation
    Reports to conclude project activities;
  • Coordinate with Reporting and Communications team to provide inputs to weekly reports and success story products to donor;
  • Respond to requests from the Client as needed;
  • Initiate and manage after-action reviews in coordination with
    Investigation and Compliance team as needed for activities after
    close-out.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience working in complex and challenging field operational contexts;
  • University degree in Political Science, Law, Sociology,
    Development or other related Social Sciences field is required; Master’s
    desired;
  • Pior experience with international development organizations,
    particularly with transition programming, and/or programs that have both
    national and community-level engagement is required;
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures in regards to financial
    management, financial reporting, procurement processes, systems and
    grants management at international organizations is required;
  • Willingness to travel as and when the need arises, especially, to North East region of Nigeria;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communications capacity; and
  • Fluency in oral and written communication skills in English language

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents to: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com before the closing date above:

  • 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.

Application Deadline  19th October, 2016.

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