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Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria at Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER)

Oct 2, 2014, 11:22 AM
Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER) is a non-governmental organisation, not for profit-making organisation that works to empower women in Nigeria economically. POWER’s major projects are: Project Awake (economic empowerment of women in agribusiness), GLOW (Giving Life Options to Widows) and PPA4W (POWER Political Advancement for Women). The Founder of POWER is Barr. (Mrs.) Obioma Liyel-Imoke.

POWER is recruiting to fill the positions of:

Job Title: Finance and Admin Manager

Cross River

Job Description:

  • Support the different projects in the development of annual and quarterly budgets for the various strategic initiatives, including external relations, fund development, board relations, professional development and staff meeting expenses;
  • Lead the process of tracking and reviewing the budgets of the different projects in line with the goals and objectives of the respective projects;
  • Analyze periodically project expenditures with respect to approved budgets and work plans;
  • Facilitate and coordinate staff recruitment and orientation to educate them on relevant policies, procedures and facilities/equipment
  • Liaise with project team to review project milestones, and budgets through participation in team meetings and presentation on financial status and office issues.
  • Ensure adherence to terms and conditions of staff contract;
  • Recruits, interviews and conducts reference checks (including pre-employment screening – criminal checks) for the bookkeeping/administrative support positions;
  • Support the Director of Finance and Administration in facilitating/coordinating staff appraisal processes, including reporting and implementation of staff capacity improvement strategies;
  • Develop salary scale and compensation plans in line with similar organisations within the same sector
  • Facilitate monthly bank and expenditures reconciliations against project budget;
  • Ensure financial guidelines and best practices are followed in all project activities;
  • Lead the development/updating and implementation of appropriate administrative and financial policies and procedures to support the implementation and evaluation of the organization’s strategies
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports and disseminate same under supervision of the Project Director and Manager;
  • Ensures reporting to funding sources is proactively and effectively completed by management staff;
  • Ensure compliance with internal/donor financial reporting requirements;
  • Support the Director of Finance and Administration in scheduling financial audits and preparation and publication of annual audit reports
  • Support the Director of Finance and Administration in developing and implementing the organization’s financial resource mobilization strategy;
  • Review, draft, implement and monitor internal controls and financial policies and procedures
  • Based on financial reports prepared, provide proactive, transparent and in-depth financial analysis to enhance the organization’s leaderships and operations
Required Education, Skills & Experience
  • A University Degree or HND in Accounting, Financial Management, Economics from a recognised institution
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant
  • At least five years accounting experience in the development sub-sector
  • Advanced proficiency with computerized financial systems such as Simply Accounting, Quickbooks, contact management systems and databases
  • Office & personnel management experience
  • Knowledge of modern accounting and office filing system.
  • Proficiency in computer software including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and databases as well as use of new media platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizing skills and leadership qualities
  • Ability to multi-task and to work under pressure.
  • Ability to adjust to changes at short notice.
  • Good level of gender awareness.

Job Title: Deputy Executive Director

Cross River

Job Description:

The DED would support the ED to:
  • Coordinate the process of defining POWER’s priorities towards achieving its mission & vision
  • Develop, communicate and assess priorities in the light of a rapidly changing external landscape
  • Manage key relationships with POWER’s key stakeholders, encourage open dialogue and actively foster collaboration between/among them
  • Foster effective team work among the staff
  • Report to Board of Directors on organizational performance against POWER’s strategic objectives and annual work plans and budget
  • Ensure the implementation of policies as approved by POWER Board
  • Initiate and coordinate strategic thinking/planning processes in consultation with the board.
  • In liaison with the Finance Manager, to implement a financial system, develop sustainable financial models for the organization, including identification and exploration of potential alternative income streams, e.g. through revenue generating/fee-based programs
  • Partner with Managers of Programs, develop and implement a fundraising strategy and develop key donor relationships
  • Work with the Finance and Admin manager , the finance staff and key program staff and the Board to prepare a comprehensive annual budget
  • Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation, pension and other withholding payments as necessary
  • Work with the ED and F&A in determining staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery
  • Recruit staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization’s mission
  • Ensure the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff and capacity building plans
  • Ensure that staff, systems and other resources are aligned to deliver high impact outcomes and operational efficiencies
  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
  • Coordinate the design of new projects and proposals/initiatives and the process of grant seeking for the implementation of same by the private sector, development partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Establish appropriate mechanisms for the monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of POWER program activities.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs, services and special projects
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with stakeholder groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
  • Key Deliverables
  • The DED will be expected to achieve the following key deliverables among others:
  • Ensure delivery and achievement of activities in the strategic plan (ensure the development of one where no adopted one exists)
  • Ensure financial sustainability of POWER
  • Represent POWER adequately locally and in the international community
Required Education, Skills & Experience
  • A University Degree or HND in Sociology, Social Works or Public Health from a recognised university
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities/timelines efficiently
  • Result-oriented team player and ability to lead teams and work collaboratively
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and effectively
  • Excellent written and oral English in addition to strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer softwares including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and databases as well as use of new media platforms
  • Innovative fund raising skills and experience
  • Basic marketing and public relations (PR) skills
  • Knowledgeable on child protection issues (CRS Child protection Act/Law 2009) as well as adolescent reproductive health
  • Ability to mobilise resources through concept development and proposal writing
  • Ability to build an efficient/effective team
  • Must have at least 5 years post graduation experience in working on women’s issues especially economic empowerment
Job Title: Human Resource Officer

Cross River

Job Description:

  • Working closely with various departments and assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures
  • Promote equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organization
  • Liaise with a wide range of people involved in policy areas such as staff performance and health and safety
  • Recruit staff – this includes developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates
  • Develop and implement policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management
  • Prepare staff handbooks
  • Advise on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and benefits
  • Undertake regular salary reviews
  • Negotiate with staff and their representatives (for example, trade union officials) on issues relating to pay and conditions
  • Administer payroll and maintain employee records
  • Deal with grievances and implement disciplinary procedures
  • Develop with line managers HR planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements
  • Plan, and sometimes deliver, training – including inductions for new staff
  • Analyze training needs in conjunction with departmental managers
Qualification and Experience
  • A University Degree or HND in Business Administration from a recognized institution
  • A tactful, friendly but firm manner
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • The ability to build good working relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Fairness and objectivity
  • Strong interpersonal skill
  • Good level of gender awareness
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Good organizational and administrative skills
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Be proficient with the use of MS Word and Powerpoint

How to Apply
Interested candidates should e-mail a copy of their CV with a digital passport photograph embedded at the top of the CV. Use the job title in your e-mail subject line. Send your e-mails to: not later than November 30, 2014.

Application Deadline 30th November, 2014

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Full Time NGO / Humanitarian 
Cross River State