Nasarawa State Community and Social Development Agency (NSCSDA) Job Recruitment, October 2016

The Government of Federal Republic of Nigeria has received a credit from
the International Development Association (IDA) towards the Community
and Social Development Project (CSDP), The Project Development objective
is to increase access of the poor to social and natural resource
infrastructure service in a sustainable manner.
This will be achieved
through the provision of great support to beneficiary communities based
on their identified, prioritized micro projects in the community
Development Plans (CDP) which are to be implemented, maintained and
utilized using Community Drlven Development (COD) approach.

In order to drive the process, existing vacant positions in the Agency
are to be filled. In this regard, the Nasarawa State Community and
Social Development Agency (NSCSDA), invites applications from suitably
qualified candidates from Public and Private sectors for recruitment
into the position below:

Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager

The Finance and Administration Manager shall be charged with the responsibility for:

  • Ensuring efficient running of the office and the maintenance of all office facilities
  • Processing and paying all bills, salaries (etc) pertaining to the smooth running of the State Agency;
  • Maintaining schedules of personnel, welfare and other personnel functions;
  • Ensuring the proper recording of financial transactions of the Agency;
  • Generating adequate, reliable and timely financial reports for the General Manager (GM) and other Stakeholders;
  • Preparing annual budgets and work plans for the State Agency;
  • Processing and managing all fund disbursements as well as
    ensuring proper documentation to facilitate the release of funds from
    funding agencies to Communities;
  • Liaising with banks, tax authorities, and other regulatory agencies on behalf of the State Agency;
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly reports on financial progress of micro-projects and Community Development Projects (CDPs);
  • Preparing quarterly Financial Management Reports (FMR5)
  • Assisting the GM in the day-to-day running of the State Agency;
  • Reviewing financial transactions of communities in line with
    General Guidelines issued by the State Agency, Federal Project Support
    Unit (FPSU) apd Funding Agencies, and making reports to the GM;
  • Offering training and capacity building in the areas of
    financial management, record keeping, and other related matters to the
    Community; and
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the General Manager

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A university degree or Higher National Diploma in Accounting or
    Banking and Finance with at least twelve years post qualification
    experience and membership of professional association such as ICAN,
    ANAN, ACA, ACCA and knowledge of Computer based Accounting packages.
  • Experience in donor-funded rural development project will be an added advantage.
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Job Title: Assistant Project Accountant

  • Assisting In preparing budget and work plan for the SA;
  • Assisting to maintain the SA assets database
  • Assisting to prepare monthly/quarterly reports in accordance with accounting reporting requirements
  • Managing and controlling inventory and stores of the Agency.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the finance and administration manager

Qualification and Experience

  • A University degree /HND in Accounting, Banking and Finance
    and/or their equivalents with at least five (5) years post-qualification
  • Membership of Professional Association such as ICAN, ACA, ACCA,
    ANAN and knowledge of computer based accounting packages and experience
    in donor-funded or rural development project audit will be an added

Job Title: Project Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

  • Responsible for data collection, collation and analysis for field level activities.
  • Provide implementation assistance to M&E Manager
  • Compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Monitor progress towards attainment of targets and to adapt targets to realities,
  • Provide an improved foundation for planning effective resource use,
  • Identify unacceptably high cost interventions and operations,
  • Provide record of events,
  • Provide information base for future evaluations, maintain quality standards.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the M&E Manager.

Qualification and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Natural
    Sciences, Rural development and related fields, with at least 5 years
    post qualification experience part of which must relate to monitoring
    and evaluation of community based initiatives.
  • Computer literacy is compulsory and experience in Community Driven development (CDD) an added advantage.

Job Title: Operations Officer

  • Sensitise and mobilize communities on CSDP project objectives and activities as well as issues related to HIV/AIDS,
  • Facilitate communities to undertake needs assessment and
    prioritization that are socially inclusive and environmentally
  • Facilitate communities in the formulation of CDP in line with (b) above;
  • Build capacity of the CPMCs and LGRC Desk Officers, as
    appropriate, through providing training in requisite areas e.g.
    Participatory Rural Appraisals (PRAs), record and book-keeping, project
    management, mainstreaming gender, environment and natural resources
    issues etc, as identified by the Project officer IEC and Training
  • Supervise the implementation of the CDPs to ensure quality assurance;
  • Ensure timely replenishment of accounts by the CPMCs;
  • Collect, collate and forward to the M&E Department, information/ data on micro-project activities in communities;
  • Submission of monthly quarterly and annual departmental reports
    to M&E Department on schedule, through the Manager; Operations;
  • Set monthly and quarterly performance targets based on the work plan;
  • Submit regular reports to the Project officer or relevant section for whose activity they are deployed at any point in time.
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Qualification and Experience

  • A first degree or HND in Engineering, Social Sciences,
    Biological and Natural Sciences, Business Administration, Accountancy or
    related field, with at least 1 year post qualification experience in
    any area.
  • Computer literacy and willingness to learn and work extra hours
    and on week-ends is a must Applicants are not expected to be more than
    35 years as at the time of recruitment and not above Grade level 9 if
    recruited from the civil service.

Job Title: Driver/Mechanic

  • To drive assigned vehicle of the Agency.
  • Report directly to the Administrative Officer
  • Maintain and carryout some minor repairs of vehicle while on duty
  • Report as soon as possible any problem developed by the vehicle to the SA.

Qualification and Experience

  • Valid driver license with SSCE/JSCE/NECO and trade Test III,II & I and must have at least 10 years driving experience.
  • Familiarity with difficult terrain of the State will be an added advantage.

Job Title: Watchman/Security Officer

  • To guard the premises of the Agency.


  • Must have an experience in security guard must be between the Ages of 25 – 40 years

Job Title: Gardner

  • To maintain and keep the Agency’s lawn green grass and environment clean at all times.


  • Must have requisite job experience and must be between the Ages of 25 – 40years.

This position attracts remuneration commensurate with the model of entry
and in accordance with agreed terms with the world bank.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit three (3) copies of
hand written applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae, alongside photo
copies of relevant credentials sealed and delivered to the address

The Desk Officer,
Community and Social Development Project (CSDP)
Office of the Hon. Commissioner,
Ministry of Budget and Planning,
Planning House, Sgendam Road,
Nasarawa State.

Note: The agency is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline  3rd November, 2016.

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