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Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) in partnership with European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD) an International NGO based in Brussels and a leading agribusiness company based in Lagos, is soliciting for qualified applicants for a proposal to Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) – Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA), an agricultural intervention jointly funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundation.

WEWE and its partners are proposing to implement the project to develop a market-led maize and soy bean value chain targeting 100,000 farmers in Niger and Kaduna States.

1. Job Title: Access to Finance/Business Promotion Advisor (Short Term)

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Job Role

  • Work with Commercial banks, Savings and Credit Cooperatives, and Village/Community Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and provide technical support and guidance to these institutions as well as smallholders owned Cooperatives, agribusinesses operators and other value chain actors.
  • Identify and document financial constraints in agribusiness clusters and value chain and develop strategies to address them.
  • Building on the capacity gap(s) identified for Commercial banks, Savings and Credit Cooperatives, and VSLAs, lead the implementation of capacity building support designed to improve their lending and savings products to the agricultural sector; improve financial & risk management capacity.
  • Pilot solutions and innovations practices for agro-inputs and small equipment financing, agricultural production risk management, supply chain financing, Income generating activities financing, chain upgrading financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
  • Develop and deliver trainings programs and technical assistance to financial institutions as well as clusters and chain actors.
  • Support the identification, appointment, and training of community-based trainers (CBTs) and/or village agents to guide formation of VSLA and Commercial banks, Savings and Credit Cooperatives, groups and offer technical assistance to ensure sustainability.

Required Qualification

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or other related field.

Job Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience, including in one or several of the following areas: small and medium rural enterprise finance, agricultural value chain finance, microfinance, business development services, financial institutions.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the agricultural finance environment in Nigeria.
  • Resourceful, innovative and ready to test new approaches.
  • Result-orientation and ability to take initiatives under minimal supervision and reach targets.
  • Ability to strictly meet deadlines.
  • Team player, at ease in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Professional fluency in English.
  • Competency in the use of computers and MS Office software, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Proficiency in Hausa Language is an asset.

2. Job Title: Agric Extensionist Advisor (Short Term).

Job Role

  • Proven expertise, specialty and technical skills in maize and soybean value chain
  • Provide best practice agronomy training to farmers.
  • Contribute to the promotion of extension reforms and capacity development for extension/advisory services with special attention to demand-led, pluralistic, decentralized, market-orientated, and participatory approaches that meet the diverse needs of smallholders and rural people, especially women and marginal groups.
  • Formulate and implement training that strengthen agricultural/rural extension and provide technical assistance in capacity development of agriculture innovation systems.
  • Prepare advocacy materials and documents to support the strengthening of agriculture innovation systems and support services.
  • Provide technical advice on design elements to strengthen and reform extension systems.
  • Provide support in the organization and delivery of technical workshops, training sessions on conceptual and practical aspects of extension and rural knowledge institution improvements.
  • Contribute to the preparation of studies, position papers and conceptual frameworks that strengthen extension systems and agriculture innovation systems.
  • Maintain networks of collaboration with technical specialists to gather information and promote awareness of technical issues to improve extension systems and advisory services.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
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Job Experience

  • Minimum 10 years working in economic growth and/or agricultural development international, 6 years of which must have taken place in Nigeria.
  • Broad knowledge of and expertise in the following fields and topics: agronomy, agricultural extension, economics, value chain development, market facilitation, and trade.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of development program administration and management.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and program management.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams and exercising independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated experience producing high profile deliverables under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively in cross-cultural settings.
  • Proficiency in Hausa Language is an asset.

Required Qualification

  • Master’s Degree or higher degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Extension, Agribusiness or related field.

3. Job Title: Finance Manager

Direct Reports:  Project Director, State Program Manager, WEWE Executive Director

Purpose and Scope Of Work

  • The Finance Manager will have the overall coordination of the financial and administrative aspects of the project in Abuja by ensuring team’s compliance with WEWE, USAID financial compliance and ensuring timely disbursement and retirement of funds.
  • The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with occasional trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

Responsibilities
Project Finances:

  • Overall coordination, management and delivery of the financial reporting, documentation, disbursement and retirement of funds in the project in line with the donor requirements and as per the approved design, implementation plan and budget;
  • Work with the State Programme Manager, Finance Manager, M&E Manager, Audit/Compliance Officer, the management team and other relevant technical advisors to ensure high quality financial budgeting.
  • Ensure accurate plans and budgets are prepared in suitable formats, up to date, and according donor requirements;
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to Donors.

Managing People and Coordination of Activities:

  • Manage performance of the State Finance Officers, State, providing the coaching and mentoring support needed to improve their performance.
  • Effective coordination and supervision of project finance staff and partners’ finance officials to ensure structures work effectively.
  • Internal support to donor and statutory financial audits.

Controls, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Ensure qualitative implementation of fiscal requirements of the project, maintenance of clean financial records and documentations, and generation of quality periodic financial reports, in line with WEWE’s guidelines.
  • Coordinate the management of financial accounts, preparation of budgets and monitoring of project expenses in line with Donor regulations and requirements.
  • Prepare regular narrative, quarterly reports and oversee financial reports in line with organisational and donor requirements.
  • Coordinate financial systems in compliance with donor requirements and regulations and WEWE financial policies.
  • Coordinate the periodic testing to determine that financial controls systems are working properly and designing remediation where appropriate.

General responsibilities:

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Key Relationships

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, State Programme Manager, Project Director, Head, Internal Audit/Compliance
  • Externally: External Auditors, Donor at the national level, and some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.

Critical Competencies
Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; budgeting & financial:

  • Management; information management and reporting, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; oral and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development.
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Accountancy.

Minimum Working Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in the field.
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant (ICAN) or possess ACCA Certification.
  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment.
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Demonstrated financial management and reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated capability to design and implement financial controls systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with strong leadership, conceptualizing ideas and able to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skill with ability to analyse and interpret internal and external financial and non-financial communications.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity and ability to coach, mentor and inspire subordinates.
  • Strong understanding of Nigeria’s accounting and finance laws and regulations is essential and experience in Accounting practices, auditing, pay-rolling, sub-granting, finance management.
  • Literacy in effective computer-based Communication tools, Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet and other standard programs.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and administrative procedures in the financial management of donor assisted projects.
  • Fluency in English required (oral and written).

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in financial reporting in gender sensitive and inclusive value chains programming.
  • Masters in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration is an added advantage.

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4. Job Title: Procurement/Admin Associate.

Direct Reports: State Programme Manager, WEWE Executive Director

Key relationships

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, State Programme Manager, Head, Internal Audit/Compliance, IT, Head, Logistics and Operations, Procurement Manager.
  • Externally: Auditors; some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.

Purpose And Scope Of Work

  • The Admin/Procurement Associate will assist in the administrative and procurement undertakings of the project under the supervision of State Programme Manager, to ensure that project’s secretariat as well as the State Offices run smoothly.
  • The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with occasional trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

Responsibilities
Admin /Procurement Portfolio:

  • Proper management of office supplies, equipment and facilities.
  • Collaborate with Hotel management and other vendors in the reservation of accommodation and provision of all required services at meetings and trainings.
  • Managing the traveling, ticketing and itinerary requirements of the project staff and ensuring prompt resolutions of travel, supplies, lodging and transport issues.
  • Immediate repairs of faulty equipment, furniture and appliances to avert further degeneration and ensure that they reach their expected life span or replaced if required.
  • To administer procurement of goods and services and ensure that procurement processes are followed in line with project and donor rules and regulations.
  • To provide general logistics functions for optimal service delivery to Abuja and State offices.
  • To Maintain and support office operations and administration in Abuja Office in an efficient manner
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the project drivers, security and cleaner to ensure that the standards of an enabling working environment is provided and maintained for staff to enable them discharge their duties.
  • Disbursement, documentation and reporting of all petty cash transactions.
  • Support finance offices with routine and delegable finance functions such as errands to banks, market surveys, collection of quotes and preparation of Quote Analysis/Justification, purchases, follow-up on vendors for collection of receipts and invoices from vendors on all transactions.
  • Perform any other task as may be assigned.

Controls, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Monitor and control expenses within allotted budget.
  • Order and stock equipment and supplies when necessary in line with Project’s policies and processes
  • Keep and maintain logs of store, stationery and consumables requests.
  • Prepare period reports of admin activities in line with WEWE’s processes and procedures.

General responsibilities:

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Critical Competencies

  • Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; information management, research and reporting, administrative, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; verbal and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development.
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; able to orient employees, be a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgments under pressure.
  • The post holder should have a knack for organising, multi-tasking and management, pay strong attention to details; possess good time management and must be analytical.

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree/HND in Business Admin, Social Sciences or a related field.

Minimum Working Experience:

  • 1 – 3 years’ experience working in the field.
  • Fluent in English Language (Oral and Written)
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors, staff and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with show leadership, and able to work independently.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Hausa Language is an added advantage.

5. Job Title: Institutional/Organisational Capacity Development Advisor (Short Term)

Job Role

  • Provide facilitation and training services and support other project staff in designing training and other professional development activities.
  • Design, organize and facilitate internal and external meetings, workshops, town halls, etc.
  • Designing and conducting/helping conduct project-relevant training courses that are substantive, engaging and motivating.
  • Ensuring that the Contractor is reinforcing group training with individual training and complementing traditional “classroom” training with experiential, electronic and other innovative training approaches.
  • Developing and facilitating peer-to-peer and other mentorship arrangements.

Required Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree, and Master’s Degree in Social Science, Agriculture or relevant Field.

Job Experience:

  • At least 10 years’ experience working in an institutional and organisational capacity development role or providing consultancy services, and experience in donor funded projects and working with rural communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and train large groups, culturally diverse groups, and groups of senior-level executives as well as experience with innovative training, facilitation approaches and training designer.
  • Experience working in the organizational development, adult learning or related fields.
  • Proficiency in Hausa Language is an asset.

6. Job Title: Financial Literacy/Enterprise Development Expert (Smallholder Farmers) – (Short Term)

Job Role

  • Responsible for the expanding the maize and soybean value chain in Niger and Kaduna States

This will include:

  • Creating partnerships and development of Maize and Soybean Marketing Hubs through creating and developing collaborative working relations and partnership among relevant partners and Farmer’s cooperatives.
  • Support in the development of sales and marketing plans with project targets.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and business development services to Farmers in the Project States.
  • Increase Maize and Soybean demand- support linkage to organized markets and Farmer groups.
  • Provide regular reporting and analysis of demand opportunities and construction of bio digesters in the Niger and Kaduna States.
  • Work closely with IFAD and other value chain projects to tap into existing farmer networks.
  • Institutional and organizational development of the association
  • Expand access to affordable credit for households and farmer groups.
  • Identify and support financial institutions in the design of financial models customised to farmer incomes.
  • Design farmer extension models for optimising use of soybean for improved farm production.
  • Ensuring effective monitoring and documentation of lessons learned for broad dissemination to increase the likelihood of replication/scaling-up of best practices.
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Job Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in marketing and/or micro enterprise development providing business advisory services to small and micro enterprise development with at least three years’ experience in sales.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Expertise in all phases of sales and business development lifecycle.
  • Strong analytic and quantitative skills; ability to determine trends and propose solutions.
  • In a position to demonstrate knowledge of relevant Networks and networking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Track record in building strong client and stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent understanding of the agricultural market in the region preferred.
  • Excellent business presentation skills.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Results/Performance Orientated – proven “self-starter” who is flexible and adaptable.
  • Able to work effectively in an unstructured and fast paced environment.
  • Able to work effectively with limited guidance and supervision.
  • Proficiency in Hausa Language is an asset.

Required Qualification

  • A good Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Economic Development or relevant Field from recognised university.
  • (A Master’s degree will be an added advantage)

7. Job Title: Inventory and Asset Management Associate

Job Role

  • The inventory associate is responsible for monitoring the shipment, production, and ensuring that the data remains maintained and updated in the system.
  • He/she assists in the preparation of all the inventory related reports, answers all the routine queries and provides the much needed support for the operations, logistics, accounting, and quality departments. He/she reviews all the shipment documents and verifies the details to make sure that they are complete and accurate.
  • The inventory and Asset Management Associate reviews the shipment transactions and ensures that the receipts are posted in a timely manner and is accountable for reconciliation activities so that the inventory records are validated and are actively involved in the resolution of issues.
  • The successful candidate will take daily inventory of the assigned supply, requisitions, and to restock supplies to par levels. To rotate the stock and ensure that the stored area is clean and maintained up to date in accordance with the regulatory requirements.
  • To monitor the usage of the stock, create reports related to utilization, and coordinate with the other departments and recommend changes in inventory and the key person responsible for cycle counts as well as the physical inventories.
  • To conduct a keen research and resolve all the inaccuracies in inventory and complete audits of the internal processes and to handle all the activities related to data entry, scheduling etc.
  • The inventory associate verifies the accuracy of receipts, transfer, etc., by conducting detail audits of the product inventory on a regular basis and constantly monitors the movement of the inventory and identifies if there are any shortages that are seen when compared with the physical inventory data.
  • The candidate will investigate all the potential causes and suggests corrective measures that need to be implemented and takes care on loss prevention and implements shortage control programs.
  • He/she is accountable for packing the boxes, stocking the shelves.
  • He/she is involved in preparing the presentation for the flow of all the programme materials, managing the shipments, monitoring the damaged products, and recording all the incoming materials, and also may be associated with the preparation of the training modules as well and makes sure that all the issues have been resolved in a timely manner.

Required Qualification

  • A minimum of HND in a Finance, Economics, Business Administration or any other relevant field.

Job Experience:

  • A minimum of 0-2 years’ in managing similar responsibilities.
  • The candidate should be able to exercise judgment and should have the capability to take sound decisions even under stressful conditions. He/she should be able to communicate with all levels of management and should be flexible and willing to accept changes.
  • He/she should possess good organizational and multi-tasking skills and should be proficient in handling computers. He/she should possess accurate data entry skills with good keyboarding skills.
  • He/she should be able to demonstrate effective customer service skills with good mathematical skills.
  • Resourceful, innovative and ready to test new approaches.
  • Result-orientation and ability to take initiatives under minimal supervision and reach targets.
  • Ability to strictly meet deadlines.
  • Team player, at ease in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Professional fluency in English.
  • Competency in the use of computers and MS Office software, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

8. Job Title: Internal Audit & Compliance Officer.

Key Relationships

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, State Programme Manager, Head, Internal Audit/Compliance
  • Externally: Auditors; some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.
  • Direct Reports: State Programme Manager, WEWE Executive Director

Purpose and Scope of Work

  • The Internal Audit and Compliance Officer will assist to ensure that project’s financial processes are compliant with international finance and administration rules and regulations
  • The post holder must have hands-on experience with daily internal auditing and/or financial and administrative compliance monitoring.
  • The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with occasional trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

Responsibilities

  • Internal Audit and Compliance Portfolio
  • Carry out pre and post review of all financial expenditures.
  • Review monthly certified expenditure reports to ensure correctness.
  • Carry out internal control self-assessment on assigned agents.
  • Ensure compliance with donor’s cost principles.
  • Ensure full compliance with donor’s financial rules and regulations.
  • Ensure strict adherence with WEWE’s internal policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ensure project activities’ adherence to Nigerian fiscal, tax and related rules and regulations.
  • Perform monthly review and evaluation of financial records/reports and bank reconciliation statement.
  • Ensure project assets are safeguarded.
  • Regularly review and ensure that inventory records are updated, complete, and accurate.
  • Assist the organization in carrying out risk identification and exposures; and timely report to the appropriate authority with recommending improvements.
  • Timely investigate all cases of fraudulent practices and missing assets.
  • Ensure withholding tax is remitted within 21 days of deduction by the organization.
  • Ensure Project Staff PAYE Tax is remitted to the relevant tax authority within 10 days monthly.
  • Ensure monthly remittance of Staff Pension benefit to the relevant pension managers by the Organisation.

Controls, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintains internal audit/compliance register detailing auditing investigations and remediations.
  • Prepare period reports of audit activities in line with WEWE’s processes and procedures.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy/Accounting or a related field.

Minimum Working Experience:

  • 3 – 5 year experience working in the field.
  • Be a chartered accountant (ICAN or ACCA)
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation skills
  • Very strong report writing skills.
  • Fluent in English Language (Oral and Written)
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with show leadership, and able to work independently.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment is an advantage.

Critical Competencies

  • Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; information management, research and reporting, administrative, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; verbal and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; able to orient employees, be a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.
  • The post holder should have a knack for investigations, and pay strong attention to details; good time management, analytical.

 

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9. Job Title: Gender Advisor (Short Term)

Job Role

  • Provide facilitation and training services and support other project staff in designing training and Ensure that gender considerations are integrated into the design, review and/or development of program activities through gender-aware and gender-transformative programming.
  • Provide efforts to build the capacity of program staff, and other key stakeholders including communities and government partners to mainstream gender across all activities at the individual, household and community levels.
  • Conduct trainings and Training of Trainers (ToT) for program staff and community workforces to support the development and implementation of gender-aware and gender-transformative interventions.
  • Promote male engagement and introduce notions of positive masculinities regarding gender norms and roles in nutrition and agriculture.
  • Collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning unit to ensure that the outcomes and impact of the gender activities is measured and evaluated for constant learning and improvement.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of best practices related to gender among the project teams.
  • Contribute to timely, accurate, and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress reports and annual reports.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other related projects and activities ongoing in Niger and Kaduna State including WEWE’s ongoing programs.
  • Lead the development of annual work plans and contribute to development of performance monitoring plans. Work closely with other project technical experts on all project activities.

Required Qualification

  • Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, International Development, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.

Job Experience

  • At least 10 year’s experience in designing, managing, and implementing community development and gender programming in developing countries.
  • At least six (6) years of experience with gender mainstreaming, and gender issues related to girls’ or women’s empowerment.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of gender-specific training for international organizations, NGOs, or other civil society organizations essential.
  • Experience developing high-impact gender tools and materials.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of international development and integrated program activities in the areas of girls’ and women’s empowerment, and gender integration.
  • Proficiency in English Language.
  • Proficiency in Hausa Language is an asset.

10. Job Title: IT Associate

Direct Reports:State Programme Manager, WEWE Executive Director

Purpose and Scope of Work

  • The IT Officer will be responsible for providing direct technical assistance and support to project staff for network, hardware and software issues ranging from basic installation and maintenance of computer systems including software and hardware on desktops and laptops, resolving internet and network access issues (both wired and wireless), providing network printer support, meeting with staff to provide one-on-one basic technical assistance as needed/requested.
  • The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with occasional trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

Responsibilities
IT Portfolio:

  • Install, maintain and configure hardware and software systems according to company policies.
  • Troubleshoot and repair network, hardware and software components.
  • Perform routine maintenance and inspection of network and server systems.
  • Test network and server systems to verify functionality and performance.
  • Perform hardware and software upgrades to achieve optimum performance level.
  • Perform root cause analysis of complex problems and provide corrective actions.
  • Maintain IT infrastructure and manage help desk issues.
  • Perform system back-up and database archiving processes to ensure data recoverability.
  • Update software antivirus on regular basis.
  • Provide technical support to servers, networks, telephones, and other computing platforms.
  • Provide advice and training to other associates.
  • Assist in installation and maintenance of telephone system.

Controls, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Monitor and control expenses within allotted budget.
  • Order and stock equipment and supplies when necessary in line with Project’s policies and processes
  • Keep and maintain logs of IT requests and IT services rendered.
  • Prepare period reports of IT activities in line with WEWE’s processes and procedures.

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Critical Competencies

  • Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; information management, research and reporting, administrative, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; verbal and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development.
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; able to orient employees, be a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.
  • The post holder should have a knack for troubleshooting of IT equipments, and pay strong attention to details; good time management, analytical.

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Technology, Information Security or a related field.

Minimum Working Experience:

  • 1 – 3 years experience working in the field.
  • Fluent in English Language (Oral and Written)
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to work as a team, with show leadership, and able to work independently.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment is an advantage.

Key Relationships

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, State Programme Manager, Head, Internal Audit/Compliance, IT, Head, Logistics and Operations.
  • Externally: Auditors; some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.

11. Job Title: Knowledge Management/ Communications Officer.

Direct Reports: State Programme Manager, WEWE Executive Director

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Key Relationships

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, State Programme Manager, Head, Internal Audit/Compliance.
  • Externally: Auditors; some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.

Purpose And Scope Of Work

  • The Knowledge Management/Communications (KM/C) Officer will lead the coordination, development and implementation of the KM/C strategy for the project.
  • The candidate will lead efforts to capture and disseminate lessons generated from the Project’s experience in delivering resilient agricultural practice in the maize value chain through concrete actions. Also, lead the architecture of the project website that presents information from all stakeholder and implementing partners.
  • S/he will coordinate collection and distribution of information, knowledge, lessons, and experience across all smallholder farmers; develop effective means of collaboration with stakeholders and partners in documentation and transfer of key products and findings; and ensure that new information, knowledge, and experiences are available to all relevant audiences in a timely and user-friendly format.
  • S/he will support sharing of project innovations, achievements, and lessons learned through internal and external knowledge sharing and learning mechanisms.
  • The KM/C Officer will collaborate closely with colleagues in the Secretariat, while interacting with Implementing Agents, focal persons, points, project partners and other stakeholders.
  • The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with occasional trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

Responsibilities
Specific Knowledge Management/Communications Portfolio:

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

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  • Lead the coordination, implementation, further development and updating of the KM Strategy and Action Plan of the Project including analysis and description of target audiences, key messages, strategies and tactics, communication activities, expected results, and a communications workplan and/or calendar of activities.
  • S/he will coordinate collection and distribution of information, knowledge, lessons, and experience across all smallholder farmers; implementing partners and donors.
  • S/he will support sharing of project innovations, achievements, and lessons learned through internal and external knowledge sharing and learning mechanisms. This will be done through in-person and virtual events, knowledge products and other activities, and engaging or partnering with relevant global knowledge networks. And also develop effective means of collaboration with stakeholders and partners in documentation and transfer of key products and findings; and ensure that new information, knowledge, and experiences are available to all relevant audiences in a timely and user-friendly format.
  • Establish and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) and mechanisms for collection and distribution of information, knowledge, experiences, strategies, achievements, and success stories and disseminate lessons generated from the Project’s experience in delivering resilient agricultural practice in the maize value chain through concrete actions. And lead the architecture of the MASARA project website.
  • Work closely with Secretariat teams to deliver a joint work program, embedding knowledge management activities in core business processes, and capturing synergies between the knowledge management, communications, accreditation, readiness, monitoring and evaluation work streams as part of the KMC Strategy of the Fund.
  • Develop and manage innovative approaches to strengthen learning and knowledge sharing among beneficiary farmers in a fashion that is culturally sensitive, economically feasible, and technologically appropriate and that encourages their uptake.
  • Coordinate the development, for the Secretariat, of adequate infrastructure and processes to manage and share the Project’s own data, information and knowledge, and ensure that KM/C technologies are deployed in accordance with best practices.
  • Lead the conceptualizing and developing high quality technical products and communications materials and ensuring the quality, clarity, and accessibility of project reporting and communication products capturing lessons at the thematic, portfolio and project/programme levels, in coordination and collaboration with the communications and projects team. This includes studies/reports, workshops, case studies, knowledge notes, and e-learning, and may involve directly guiding projects, overseeing the work of consultants, and managing review and publication processes, as well as providing support and input to activities led by Secretariat colleagues.
  • Support the State Programme Manager and the Secretariat in preparing operational guidelines and tools, documents and ensure that all project communications comply with and are aligned with the Activity’s Branding Strategy and Marking Plan.
  • Interact with knowledge management specialists and teams of other climate funds, with the overarching goal of ensuring coherence and complementarity.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Critical Competencies

  • Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; information management, research and reporting, administrative, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; verbal and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development.
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; able to orient employees, be a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.
  • The post holder should have a knack for paying strong attention to details; good time management,

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Social, Communications, or a related field.

Minimum Working Experience:

  • Minimal working experience of 2 years in knowledge management, communication, network facilitation or related field
  • Experience with market driven inclusive value chains projects.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS office),
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in English Language (Oral and Written)
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with show leadership, and able to work independently.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity.

Desirable Experience:

  • University degree (Masters) in Social, Communications, or related field is desirable.
  • Experience in handling of web based management system and Web2.0/IT tools for knowledge management.
  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment is an advantage.

12. Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (M&E Manager)

Direct Reports: Project Director, WEWE Executive Director

Purpose and Scope of Work

  • The M&E Manager will have the overall coordination of monitoring the project’s progress, management of monitoring field visits, coordination of data collection; communications to all program staff, and handle the Project’s M&E portfolio and requirements in compliance with WEWE, and Donor’s regulations.
  • The M&E Manager will also supervise all the M&E officers and associates in the project.
  • The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with occasional trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

Responsibilities
Project Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Overall coordination, management and delivery of the monitoring and evaluation reporting, documentation needs in the project in line with the donor requirements and as per the approved design, implementation plan and budget;
  • Collect and collate reports from the field sites
  • In charge of directing regular monitoring visits to verify data quality and authenticity in the project.
  • Lead in operational research
  • Ensure the routine Data Quality Assurance (DQA) assessments in the project and design system to incorporate remediation to the project.
  • Develop case studies and success stories from implementation of M&E systems.
  • Provide technical guidance on the implementation of project’s M&E plan.
  • Supervise the conduct of Quarterly M&E meetings with implementing in the State.
  • Lead in the fulfillment of reporting obligations performance indicators from the database to donors.
  • Coordinate the Development/updating performance indicator definitions.

Managing People and Coordination of Activities:

  • Supervise and manage the M&E Officers providing the coaching and mentoring support needed to improve their performance.
  • Effective coordination and supervision of project M&E officials, and partners’ M&E consortia to ensure M&E partnership structures work effectively.

Controls, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Supervise the production of Quarterly M&E reports in the project.
  • Lead in responding to data queries from donors
  • Manage the development of M&E tools

General responsibilities:

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Critical Competencies
Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; budgeting & financial:

  • Management; information management and reporting, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; oral and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development.
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.

Key Relationships:

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, State Programme Manager, Project Director, Head, Internal Audit/Compliance
  • Externally: Donor’s Monitoring & Evaluation officials at the national level, and some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A Masters Degree in Demography, Sociology, Anthropology, Statistics, Mathematics or a related field.

Minimum Working Experience:

  • At least 5 years experience working in the field.
  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment.
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation skills
  • Extremely strong computer literacy skills with knowledge of SPSS and/or STATA
  • Very strong report writing skills.
  • Fluent in English Language (Oral and Written)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with strong leadership, conceptualizing ideas and able to work independently.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity and ability to coach, mentor and inspire subordinates.

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in M&E reporting in gender sensitive and inclusive value chains programming.
  • Fluent in Hausa Language (Oral).

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13. Job Title: Human Resources/Legal Associate

Direct Reports: State Programme Manager, WEWE Executive Director

Key Relationships

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, State Programme Manager, Head, Internal Audit/Compliance
  • Externally: Auditors; some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.

Purpose and Scope of Work

  • The Human Resource Officer will meet all objectives in the Project HR and Legal Portfolio by obtaining, recording, forwarding, and explaining human resource information to old and new hires and serve as business partner to members of the project staff, as well as providing the legal & advisory services need of the Project.
  • The Officer will assist in the identification, attraction and retention of project personnel in line with legal, WEWE HR Policy and other applicable donor regulations.
  • The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with occasional trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

Responsibilities
Management of Human Resource Portfolio:

  • Provides information by answering communications; referring special communications to appropriate person.
  • Obtains and orients short-term hires by forwarding requirements and criteria to Human Resource Unit providing information and directions.
  • Verifies candidates’ background by contacting references.
  • Enrolls new employees by issuing forms and applications; verifying completion.
  • Helps employees by explaining benefit programs.
  • Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.
  • Accomplishes human resources and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Handles all pre-employment, employment and post-employments relations need of the project

Managing People and Coordination of Activities:

  • Handles the arrangement of tests, interviews, chats with prospective hires.
  • Performs cross-cutting functions of responding to queries on salaries, wages, leave requests, logistics arrangement and other related activities.

Controls, Documentation and Reporting

  • Maintains manager and employee confidence by keeping human resources information confidential.
  • Maintains human resources records by maintaining applications, CV, and applicant logs in line with WEWE’s processes and procedures.
  • In charge of managing HR recruitment platform backend, shortlisting and sorting of applications.

General responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advisory services and solutions
  • Proof read documents to ensure accuracy and elimination of typographical errors.
  • Ensure timely preparations of documents within the level of authorisation.
  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Job Requirements (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law (L.LB and B.L)

Minimum Working Experience:

  • 0 – 1year experience working in the field.
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation skills.
  • Very strong report writing skills.
  • Proficiency in writing and copy editing skills.
  • Fluent in English Language (Oral and Written)
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with show leadership, and able to work independently.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment is an advantage.

Critical Competencies:

  • Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; information management, research and reporting, administrative, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; verbal and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development.
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; able to orient employees, be a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.
  • The post holder should understand and appreciate the importance of the confidentiality requirement of the position, have good time management, analytical and have knowledge of employment law and rules governing labour relations.

14. Job Title: State Value Chain Advisor

Direct Reports: M&E Officer, WEWE Executive Director

Purpose and Scope of Work

  • The State Value Chain Advisor’s role will cover all critical technical maize and or soya bean value chain activities, and focus on systematically on developing and maintaining business relationships between small holder farmers, farmer collectives, private sector and other actors within the value chain to realist the objective to build resilient and sustainable farming.
  • He/she will also provide advice and identify business opportunities for farmers and processors.
  • The VC Advisor will provide strategic leadership in market systems performance and facilitation
  • The VC Advisor will provide effective management and oversight of the portfolio of interventions within the selected market sectors
  • The VC Advisor will manage a team of staff who will identify constrains to growth in the selected sectors and identify leverage points to facilitate change in how these markets can function effectively and serve as one of the drivers for economic and social resilience.
  • The VC Advisor will work directly with the Deputy Chief of Party and project leads to implement resilience sensitive value chain activities in northern Nigeria
  • The VC Advisor will provide technical support to clients and partners; plus support project staff in achieving value chain development goals
  • The VC Advisor will contribute to the overall success of the implementation of value chain grants.
  • The State Programme Manager will have overall responsibility for the implementation of the project in line with the approved design, and in compliance with the donor requirements.
  • S/he will be required to liaise with all implementing partners and government agencies in Niger and Kaduna State. The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with frequent trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).
  • The role of the Value Chain Advisor will be intensive, covering all activities along the commodity value chain.
  • It will also include coordinating farmer mobilization, awareness creation at all levels, training of farmers in best practice agronomic practices, post-harvesting handling, agriculture enterprise curriculum, managing farmer-agribusiness company relationships, dissemination of improved technologies and new practices relevant to value chain actors such as buyers to improve competitiveness at farm level and the rest of the value chain.
  • In addition to technical roles, the Value Chain Advisor will assist with planning, implementation, and monitoring of commodity value chain specific activities as well as managing the work of short-term service providers.

Responsibilities
Project Coordination:

  • Overall coordination, management and delivery of the project in line with the donor requirements and as per the approved design, implementation plan and budget;
  • Work with the Finance Manager, M&E Manager, Audit/Compliance Officer, the management team and other relevant technical advisors to ensure high quality programming, with periodic design/ redesign of interventions based on lessons learned;
  • Ensure accurate plans and budgets are prepared in suitable formats, up to date, and according donor requirements;
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to WEWE Project Secretariat.
  • In charge of the management as Team Lead in the Project State Office.

Managing People and Coordination of Activities:

  • Manage performance of the State M&E Officer, State Finance Officer, Human Resource Associate, and indirectly that of the Project Officers, providing the coaching and mentoring support needed to improve their performance.
  • Effective coordination of project staff and partners to ensure structures work effectively;

Monitoring & Evaluation, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Ensure high quality monitoring and evaluation of the project and generation of quality periodic reports, success stories, field observation reports and case studies in line with WEWE’s guidelines.
  • Prepare regular narrative, quarterly reports and oversee financial reports in line with organisational and donor requirements;
  • Document and advocate on policy demands related to improvement of inclusive and sustainable agricultural transformation in the maize value chain to improve food security drawing on the voices of impoverished smallholder farmers at the rural level.
  • Compile and manage risks associated with or incidental to the project.
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General Responsibilities

  • Advance a data based approach to development, with high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors and communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Critical Competencies

  • Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; budgeting & financial management; information management and reporting, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; oral and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development.
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.

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Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A post-graduate Degree in any of Agronomy, Agricultural Extension, Agribusiness or related field.

Minimum Working Experience:

  • At least 15 years’ experience in market led value chain management with experience managing donor funded food security interventions or similar projects, preferably in fragile or conflict affected states.
  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment.
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Demonstrated financial management skills.
  • Demonstrated capability to design and implement M&E systems
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and research partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with strong leadership, conceptualizing ideas and able to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skill with ability to analyse and interpret internal and external communications.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity and ability to coach, mentor and inspire subordinates.
  • Literacy in effective computer-based Communication tools, Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet and other standard programs.
  • Fluent in English Language (Written or Oral).

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of Crop rotation farming techniques, resilient and sustainable
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing gender sensitive and inclusive value chains programming.
  • Certification in Project Management.
  • Experience with USAID.
  • Understanding of Hausa Language.
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, with an additional 7 years’ experience to the required minimum above. Fields of discipline and experience will be from area such as Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Business Management, and/or Entrepreneurship Development.
  • Minimum of 10 years of regional/international experience in implementing large donor- funded agricultural value chain activities, economic growth, trade, value chain competitiveness, resilience, crop/agricultural development, and/or food security programs
  • Preference will be given to those with considerable working experience in rural agricultural areas in West Africa, notably northern Nigeria and the Sahel.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing programs aimed at increasing the competitiveness and inclusiveness of value chains using facilitation approaches and incorporating the strengthening of the resilience of small holder farmers and livestock keepers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development (i.e., USAID’s value chain and facilitation approach) that support farmers and reaches women, youth, and the poor, creativity, willingness to innovate, think systemically and design catalytic,
  • Track record of project design and project implementation capacity building working with host governments, local private sector, and other related players
  • Experience coordinating with subcontractors or multiple interests to achieve common goals.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible and supervisory experience
  • Ability to interact regularly and professionally with senior host-government and community level counterparts on activity selection, planning, and field implementation.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines
  • Required oral and written communication and presentations skills in English.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating across projects
  • Strong background in gender integration and women empowerment.

Key Relationships

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, Finance Manager, State Programme Manager
  • Externally: AGRA at the national level, and some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.

 

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15. Job Title: State Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (State M&E Officer)

Key Relationships

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, State Programme Manager, Project Director, Head, Internal Audit/Compliance, M&E Manager, Knowledge Management/Communications Officer.
  • Externally: Donor’s Monitoring & Evaluation officials at the national level, and some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.
  • Direct Reports: Project Director, WEWE Executive Director

Purpose and Scope of Work

  • The State M&E Officer will assist in conducting the monitoring the project’s progress, embarking on monitoring field visits, in charge of data collection; and communications to all program staff
  • The successful candidate will also undertake and be part of the team handling the Project’s M&E portfolio and requirements in compliance with WEWE, and Donor’s regulations.
  • The State M&E Officer will be based in the project State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

Responsibilities
Project Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Conducting monitoring and evaluation reporting and documentation in line with the donor requirements and as per the approved design, implementation plan and budget;
  • Collect and collate reports from the field.
  • Embarking on regular monitoring visits to verify data quality and authenticity in the project.
  • Partake in conducting operational research in the project.
  • Perform routine Data Quality Assurance (DQA) assessments in the project and implement designed systems to incorporate remediation to the project.
  • Generate case studies and success stories from implementation of M&E systems and liaising with the Knowledge Management/Communications Officer.
  • Provide guidance on the implementation of project’s M&E plan.
  • Perform all reporting obligations and performance indicators from the database to donors.
  • Development/updating performance indicator definitions.

Managing People and Coordination of Activities:

  • Facilitate the successful conduct of Quarterly M&E meetings with implementing agents in the State.
  • Be in liaison with the Knowledge Management/Communications Officer to share programme data.

Controls, Documentation and Reporting:

  • Contribute to the production of Quarterly M&E reports in the project.
  • Respond to data queries from donors
  • Contribute and assist in the development of M&E tools

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Demography, Sociology, Anthropology, Statistics, Mathematics or a related field.

Minimum Working Experience:

  • At least 2 – 3 years experience working in the field.
  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment.
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation skills
  • Extremely strong computer literacy skills with knowledge of SPSS and/or STATA
  • Very strong report writing skills.
  • Fluent in English Language (Oral and Written)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with strong leadership, conceptualizing ideas and able to work independently.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity and ability to coach, mentor and inspire subordinates.

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in M&E reporting in gender sensitive and inclusive value chains programming.
  • Fluent in Hausa Language (Oral) is an added advantage.

Critical Competencies

  • Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; budgeting & financial
  • Management; information management and reporting, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; oral and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.

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16. Job Title: State Finance Officer.

Direct Reports to: Finance Manager, State Program Manager, WEWE Executive Director

Key relationships

  • Internally: WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, Finance Manager, State Programme Manager, Head, Internal Audit/Compliance
  • Externally: External Auditors, Donor at the national level, and some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.

Purpose and Scope of Work

  • The State Finance Manager will have the overall coordination of the financial and administrative aspects of the project in Abuja by ensuring team’s compliance with WEWE, USAID financial compliance and ensuring timely disbursement and retirement of funds.
  • The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with occasional trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

Responsibilities

  • Data Entry: To assist the finance team to input data into financial reports; Enter all income and expenditure transactions into the relevant accounting software in conjunction with program and administrative staff to ensure transactions are properly coded; Prepare bank reconciliation statements; Monitor cash balances and maintain a good system of record.
  • Petty Cash: To serve as petty cash custodian and post petty cash vouchers into the relevant software, process petty cash reconciliation on a weekly basis or as required.
  • Retirement: Work with Project teams to support timely retirement of program and administrative expenses and also improve in their turnaround time of retirement.
  • Financial Reports: To assist in scanning and making photocopies of monthly Financial Reports; Review Programme Implementing Agents Financial Report, Retirements to ensure proper documentation; File financial documents.
  • Salary Records: To assist in tracking staff leave and medical allowance using Microsoft Excel; Collate and review timesheets in preparation for payroll.
  • Taxes: Assist to process Tax Clearance Certificates and follow up with relevant tax authority to collect receipts and documentations of tax remitted.
  • Procurement: To assist in collating quotes from vendors and service providers; Organise Procurement Committee meetings; Prepare Justification Memo for approval of the selected vendors; Obtain payment invoice from selected vendors; Prepare supporting documents for payment.
  • Travel: To assist in receiving and processing Travel Authorization Form (TAF) & Travel Expenses Statement (TES) submitted by staff; Review local expense reports for compliance with Donor and WEWE travel policies before signing off for approval.
  • Strengthening WEWE financial control environment: To assist the finance team to strengthen its finance control environment. To significantly contribute to identifying all WEWE internal control environments and making suggestions and coming up with new ideas on how to design control mechanism to strengthen these controls, and work with the finance team to implement and put these measures in place.
  • Any other duties: Attend to any other task as may be assigned by the Finance and Administration Director/Finance Officer.

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.

Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Accountancy.

Minimum Working Experience:

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience working in the field.
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant (ICAN) or possess ACCA Certification.
  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment.
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Demonstrated financial management and reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated capability to design and implement financial controls systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with strong leadership, conceptualizing ideas and able to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skill with ability to analyse and interpret internal and external financial and non-financial communications.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity and ability to coach, mentor and inspire subordinates.
  • Strong understanding of Nigeria’s accounting and finance laws and regulations is essential and experience in Accounting practices, auditing, pay-rolling, sub-granting, finance management.
  • Literacy in effective computer-based Communication tools, Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet and other standard programs.
  • Familiarity with Donors’ regulations and administrative procedures in the financial management of donor assisted projects.
  • Fluency in English required (oral and written).

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in financial reporting in gender sensitive and inclusive value chains programming.
  • Masters in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration is an added advantage.

Critical Competencies:

  • Strong skills in the following areas: project and people management skills; budgeting & financial
  • Management; information management and reporting, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising; problem analysis; oral and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development.
  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.

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