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Project Officer

 
Purpose of the Position
  • The program officer under the general supervision of the Project Manager, contributes to, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
  • As this is a project implemented with several local partners in Maiduguri and other LGAs in Borno state, the program officer will need to have a good Knowledge and understanding of local conditions.
  • To ensure good communication and coordination among the partners and assuring connections between the partners and other actors working in similar work in the Borno and the NE in general.
  • Implementation will begin in May 2016 and will run through April 2019 with the possibility of extension. Therefore, the program officer is expected to provide proactive support to ensure the timely implementation of planned activities and to successfully achieve the project’s objectives.
  • The program officer will perform tasks indicated below; thereby improve performance of the projects and achieve results.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • The program officer will act as focal point for work plan related to project activities, responsible for the delivery of the project activity work plans.
  • Undertakes ongoing visits to project sites, assesses local conditions and resources, and monitors projects inputs.
  • Communicate with partners, on project viability and effectiveness including monitoring the flow of activity inputs and outcomes.
  • Assist in preparation of project reports.
  • Undertakes follow-up action on advocacy and programme implementation activities, contributes to teamwork building, and prepares relevant reports. Drafts changes in programme work plans as required.
  • Attends technical cooperation meetings, prepares notes and undertakes follow-up action and coordination related to programme implementation and monitoring.
  • Assist in development of documents, presentations and other appropriate means of communication.
  • Support the Selection and compilation of training and orientation, as well as IEC materials for those involved in program implementation, including donor and media visits.
  • Evaluates and analyzes program and financial reports to ensure appropriateness of documentation, expenditures are within allotments. Reports to the program manager the outcome of reviews.
  • Ensure any follow-up actions are carried out appropriately.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the project manager in organization and project management questions.
  • Assisting the project manager in carrying out preparatory activities for capacity development trainings and awareness workshops for target audiences in all project target communities.
  • Assist the project manager in organizing strategy meetings, technical cooperation meetings, prepare activity reports, and undertake follow-up actions on implementation of recommendations and agreements on internal and external impact assessment and evaluation.
  • Facilitating the regular and timely submission of activity and financial reports to international Alert.
  • Assisting the project manager in organizing outreach and follow-up activities for the purpose of monitoring project activities in the target communities.
  • In collaboration with the project manager, ensure maintenance of an overall good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions, mainly community stakeholders, international development partners and Government agencies.
  • Assisting the project manager in coordinating and facilitating the implementation of various workshops, and sensitization trainings for target audiences.
  • On as need arises-basis, participate in the preparation and conduct of new training curricula, materials, course, case studies etc. regarding the dissemination and application of best practices.
  • Promote all project services and always insuring a synergy between and among all Alert projects in Borno.
  • Go on field visits to the communities to follow up field activities, training impacts, and action plans of the project and reports to the project manager.
Essential Qualifications and Experience Required
  • At least B.A or B.Sc Degree, preferably in Management or Social Sciences, or related technical fields.
  • At least 1 year of progressively responsible experience in program design, administration, monitoring and evaluation or related field in the north east region.(experience working in Borno State is an added advantage)
  • Fluency in spoken English and good command of written English is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is necessary (Hausa and Kanuri or other Local languages spoken in Borno).
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications, especially MS-Office applications and utilities.
  • Shares knowledge and experience.
  • Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of program, managing data, reporting.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Within Nigeria, regular travel between Abuja and Maiduguri may be necessary. Also, travel to target LGAs of Bama, Gwoza, Damboa and Dikwa may be necessary if security permits.
Time frame
  • International Alert seeks to contract for a total of 154 working days over a period that runs between the 15 May and 31 December 2017 with the option to renew for FY2018 if satisfactory performance is observed and documented.

Project Manager

 
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Job Purpose
  • The project manager is responsible for the timely and effective implementation of the project through the establishment of appropriate systems and procedures and the leadership of the project team.
  • The project manager is also responsible for timely and accurate financial reporting, monitoring progress and impact of the project in both financial and technical terms, and providing adequate reporting on activities as well as mid and final reports.
  • As this is a project implemented with several local partners in Maiduguri and other LGAs in Borno state, the project manager will need to play an important role in ensuring good communication and coordination among the partners and assuring connections between the partners and other actors working in similar work in the Borno and the NE in general.
  • As a senior member of the Nigeria country team, the Project Manager can be requested to take leadership and representation responsibilities as necessary.
  • Implementation will begin in May 2017 and will run through April 2019 with the possibility of extension. Therefore, the project manager is expected to provide proactive leadership to ensure the timely implementation of planned activities and to successfully achieve the project’s objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Staff Management:
  • Lead the project team(POs and Partners)
  • Line-manage partner organizations and supervise consultants, including recruitment, work planning and performance management
  • Provide technical support in the recruitment and supervise consultants for evaluations, base/end-line and trainings
Management of Project Activities:
  • Take overall management responsibility for the designate Alert project, including overseeing project roll out in Maiduguri and overall implementation of activities over the project period;
  • Ensure clarity about roles and responsibilities among project stakeholders involving them in planning and informing all stakeholders of implementation plans
  • Develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan in collaboration with International Alert M&E Officer, Programme Manager and Senior Advisor on Conflict Sensitivity;
  • Monitor and continuously assess the operating context and the project activities, and recommend changes in approach accordingly;
  • Ensure partner reporting on activities is completed in a timely manner;
  • Provide narrative progress reports after three months and the annual report on activities and impact by at close of project.
  • Oversee partner assessments (including both programmatic and financial assessments), identify partner training and support needs and organize appropriate responses together with donor.
  • Oversee the production of project reports in a variety of formats (written, audio, video)
  • Identify appropriate fora for the dissemination of project information and materials, and organise appropriate dissemination activities
  • Ensure compliance with Alert Nigeria and donor operational policies
  • Liaise and coordinate with relevant local and international stakeholders.
Financial Management of Project Implementation:
  • Develop project implementation budgets in close collaboration with the International Alert Programme Manager and Finance and Operations Manager (FOM)
  • Authorise project expenses based on project plans in close collaboration with the International Alert FOM
  • Authorise project expenses based on implementation plans in close collaboration with the International Alert FOM
  • Plan and forecast grant expenditure, project activities, procurement and staffing to ensure compliance with the project contract and budget and to prevent overspending or under spending
  • Provide timely and accurate financial data to the Nigeria and Africa Programme Finance staff for purposes of planning, reporting and audit.
Reporting and Evaluation:
  • Take overall responsibility for complying with reporting (narrative and financial) requirements set by Alert and Donor
  • Ensure the timely submission of narrative reports on all aspects of the project that are required by International Alert and donor
  • Provide technical input in the Design of all M&E templates and required documentation by M& E officer and Programme Manager
  • Plan and manage the baseline and end-line surveys at project start and end
  • Plan and manage the overall external project evaluation to take place in the last month of the project.
Coordination with other Alert Staff and Activities in the Region:
  • Participate actively in the management processes of the project team, including team meetings, sharing of information, context analysis, and strategy development.
  • Participate and contribute to other Africa Programme activities and events including regional meetings, and also promote cross-learning and help create linkages between different country programmes.
Contribute to wider organizational goals within Alert Nigeria Country Strategy:
  • Participate actively in the management processes of the International Alert Nigeria team, including team meetings, sharing of information, context analysis, and strategy development
  • Any other tasks as may be reasonably required.
Management Responsibilities
  • The consultant will be line managed by the program manager Acting, International Alert Nigeria .
Requirements
  • Within Nigeria, regular travel between Abuja and Maiduguri may be necessary. Also, travel to target LGAs of Bama, Gwoza, Damboa and Dikwa may be necessary if security permits.
Essential Requirements
  • University degree in relevant field
  • Three years of relevant working experience with management responsibilities
  • Knowledge of gender sensitive approaches
  • Knowledge of peacebuilding approaches
  • Previous experience of working in high-risk areas of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Taraba, Bauchi and Gombe
  • Excellent working knowledge English
  • Good coordination and communication skills
  • Attitude for team work and good leadership skills
  • Experience of partnership development and management
  • Responsiveness, and ability to handle stressful situations and intense work periods
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to interact successfully with a diverse range of people. Being non-judgmental and able to understand different perspectives
  • Possessing a can-do approach, willing and able to improvise and adapt
Desirable Requirements:
  • Experience of networking or advocacy on political and/or gender issues in Nigeria
  • Experience of working with civil society organisations
  • Knowledge of hausa and Kanuri
Timeframe for Consultancy:
  • International Alert seeks to contract for a total of 154 working days over a period that runs between the 15 May and 31 December 2017 with the option to renew for FY2018 if satisfactory performance is observed and documented.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

 
Location: Maiduguri

Project Objective

  • The project will assess the obstacles to social cohesion in IDP camps, host communities and selected local government areas of Bama, Dikwa and Damboa.
Result or Outcome of Project
  • The overall project will lead to a deeper understanding of the obstacles to social cohesion for both IDPs and those that remained in host communities.
  • Objective of the consultancy
  • The objectives of the consultancy is to carry out monitoring and evaluation support to the Programme Manager, Project Manager, and Project Officers in Maiduguri.
Deliverables
International Alert is seeking to contract a monitoring and evaluation officer to execute the following tasks:
  • Support and strengthen M&E planning systems and best practices
  • Maintain M&E frameworks for projects
  • Lead on the development of a MEL plan for the current projects and any projects moving forward
  • Advise partners on MEL, ensuring that partner staff are implementing best practice on projects with Alert
  • Build knowledge and skills of Alert staff and partners in monitoring and evaluation methods and tools including logical frameworks, data collection, data analysis, and results-oriented programming
  • Coordinate and deliver design, monitoring and evaluating (DM&E) training and learning programmes including inductions, refreshers and learning workshops with Alert staff and partners.
  • Coordinate the collection and reporting of monitoring data and support evaluation management to project staff and partners
  • Support project managers in their evaluation of project objectives and impacts In an on-going basis
  • Ensure innovative dissemination of lessons internally for redesign and learning purposes
  • Coordinate with Communications staff to ensure the impact section of the Nigeria webpage is engaging and relevant
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  •  To supervise regular data collection through implementing partners and ensure quality of the data by random verifications and validations.
  • To record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way
  • To analyse and discuss findings based on regular monitoring data.
  • Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to the relevant Project Manager and Partners.
  • Ensure that implementation of field activities adheres to Alerts monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Support partners in conducting baseline surveys and KAP surveys.
  •  Participate actively in programme planning process.
  • Support project team in developing the annual and six monthly organisational reports. Support Project team in dealing with any other tasks as may be required.
Specific Responsibilities
Monitoring:
  • Develop project monitoring plan (PMP) of the projects in line with project plan and consulting with programme team and partners.
  • Coordinate with Implementing Partners (IPs) for collecting data against agreed indicators.
  • Engage with IPs to collect and manage essential data of their respective projects.
  • Ensure quality of data collected by partners.
  • Provide feedback to partners and programme teams on projects’ performance based on monitoring data findings.
  • Assist Manager in building capacity of IPs on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E)
Evaluation:
  • Assist Manager in designing, coordinating and conducting project evaluations (mid-term and end-line)
  • Assist Manager in designing and conducting Post Implementation Monitoring Survey
  • Assist Manager in conducting Programme Data Review
  • Reporting and Documentation
  • Assist Manager in developing quarterly, six-month and annual reports
  • Develop and share field visit reports with relevant staff
  • Upload key reports to the Data base
Planning:
  • Assist project Manager during multi-year plan and budget (MPB) process to develop a good quality MPB for project
  • Assist Manager in reviewing project plans during planning process
  • Ensure quality of data/ statistics in project plans
  • Upload relevant MPB documents
  • Learning and Sharing
  • Share learning from M&E process with the wider team
  • Support partners in improving learning and sharing mechanisms in their projects
  • Promote culture of two way learning in the organisation
  • Contribution to Effectiveness of the Programme and WAP
  • Work collaboratively with different programmes for strengthening integration and cross-learning in programmes
  • Proactively volunteer for various team activities
  • Take on any other tasks assigned by the line manager
Schedule:
  • International Alert seeks to contract for a total of 154 working days over a period that runs between the 15 May and 31 December 2017 with the option to renew for FY2018 if satisfactory performance is observed and documented.
Reporting:
  • The consultant will be based in Maiduguri. The consultant will report to the Programme Manager in Maiduguri as a technical lead and the Country Manager in Abuja as the functional lead.
  • The consultant will have oversight from Programme Design and Fundraising officer and Communications team in London for additional support if and when necessary.

Finance and Operations Assistant

 
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Project Objective
  • The project will assess the obstacles to social cohesion in IDP camps, host communities and selected local government areas of Bama, Dikwa and Damboa.
Result or Outcome of Project
  • The overall project will lead to a deeper understanding of the obstacles to social cohesion for both IDPs and those that remained in host communities.
Objective of the consultancy
  • The objectives of the consultancy is to carry out financial support to the Finance and Administration Manager in Abuja as well as the International Alert team in Maiduguri, as well as provide Administration support to the partners and International Alert teams in Abuja and Maiduguri.
Deliverables
Grant Management:
  • Review all grantee financial reports and reimbursement requests for appropriateness before dispatch to Abuja.
  • Provide financial management support to partner finance staff ensuring they keep within best practice, Alert and donor rules.
  • Follow up on finance queries with partners
  • Ensure that partners submit monthly reports timely by regular monitoring of report activities.
  • Support Finance and operations manager in partner budget monitoring
  • Serve as first contact to partners on finance matters
  • Provide support to Finance and Operations Manager during spot checks of partners
  • Track spot check findings with partners to ensure compliance
Office Management:
  • Manage day to day office operations for Alert Maiduguri office
  • Ensure timely submission of utility payments for the Maiduguri office
  • Manage car hire movement and billing for Maiduguri office
  • Manage all travel logistics for Alert personnel within the region (car hire, hotels etc)
  • Provide meetings and workshop logistic supports for the Maiduguri office.
Finance:
  • Manage office pettycash system and ensure timely reporting.
  • Ensure that all transactions are within Alert, Donor and best practice
  • Support FOM on all procurement out of Maiduguri by supporting in the identification of Vendors, and solicitation of bids Schedule
Schedule:
  • International Alert seeks to contract for a total of 154 working days over a period that runs between the 15 May and 31 December 2017 with the option to renew for FY2018 if satisfactory performance is observed and documented.
Reporting:
  • The consultant will be based in Maiduguri.
  • The consultant will report to the Programme Manager in Maiduguri as a technical lead and the Finance and Administration Manager in Abuja as the functional lead.
Essential Requirements
  • University Degree in relevant field
  • Two years of relevant working experience.
  • Good knowledge of Office management
  • Good knowledge of book keeping
  • Knowledge of logistics and security management
  • Previous experience of working in high-risk areas of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Taraba, Bauchi and Gombe
  • Excellent working knowledge English
  • Good coordination and communication skills
  • Attitude for team work and good leadership skills
  • Experience of partnership development and management
  • Responsiveness, and ability to handle stressful situations and intense work periods
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to interact successfully with a diverse range of people. Being non-judgmental and able to understand different perspectives
  • Possessing a can-do approach, willing and able to improvise and adapt
Desirable Requirements:
  • Experience of working with civil society organisations
  • Knowledge of hausa and Kanuri
Method of Application

Applicants should send their applications and CV's to: nigeria@international-alert.org