Job Openings at Plateau State Community and Social Development Agency

Plateau State Government of Nigeria – Plateau State is implementing a 2-years World Bank Assisted additional financing of Community and Social Development Project (CSDP).

The Project has the objective to increase access of poor people (in rural communities) to improved social and natural resources infrastructure service in a sustainable manner through the provision of grant support to benefiting communities for implementation of community driven micro-projects under approved Community Development Plan (CDP)

To commence State-level implementation of the additional financing, we seek to employ suitably qualified candidate to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Location: Plateau

Roles and Responsibilities
The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, shall:

  • Ensure the maintenance of records of all types of data and information on project/SA activities.
  • Oversee the Monitoring and Evaluation department of the project /SA and coordinating the activities of the Management Information System (MIS) and M & E Units
  • Provide guidelines and guidance for the operations of the MIS and M&E units for them to meet the expectation of the Project/SA;
  • Liaising with the Local Government Review Committee (LGRG) and other Departments of the Project/SA for M&E purposes and working with the communities to ensure effective participatory monitoring and evaluation of CDPs and micro projects:
  • Consolidate annual budget and workplan for the department
  • Design field data collection and collation formats for the project/SA
  • Develop Terms of Reference and provide guidance for all M&E studies;
  • Liaise with the Operations and Finance and Administration departments to collect and collate data for tracking of key activities of the project/SA (budget performance, financial matters like costing/pricing of CSDP activities in the State, operations,etc) and
  • Provide cumulative records, analysis and statistics of activities over time to guide operations and provide information base for planning and future evaluation.

Qualification and Experience

  • A university Degree in Social Sciences Agriculture, Statistics, Engineering Extension Services or Project Management, with at least Ten (10) years post qualification experience. Previous experience in project monitoring and evaluation shall be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Computer is mandatory

Job Title: Operation Manager

Location: Plateau

Roles and Responsibilities
The Operation Manager shall:

  • Supervise and coordinate the overall activities of the operation department;
  • Supervise the processing of application seeking project, State Agency (SA) funding and technical/management support;
  • Ensure conduct of desk and field appraisals and forward reports to the Project Management Committee for review based on set criteria;
  • Provide overall supervision of formulation and implementation processes of CDPs and micro projects by Community Project Management Communities (CPMCs);
  • Ensure the maintenance of records on all CDPs and micro projects on a continuous baas: and passing on such information to the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)department;
  • Ensure that requisite assistance are rendered to communities as and when required.
  • Liaise with relevant MDAs to provide technical and back-up support to communities.
  • Consolidate annual work plans and budget of the department;
  • Provide quarterly and annual projections for CDP and micro projects implementation.

Qualification and Experience

  • A university Degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Extension Services, Natural Sciences, Project Management and any other relevant Degree with at least Ten years (10) post qualification experience. Previous experience in rural development projects or extension services shall be considered as addition advantage.
  • Knowledge of Computer is mandatory

Job Title: General Manager

Location: Plateau

Roles and Responsibilities
The General Manager shall:

  • Exercise the powers and functions of the Project/Agency as provided for in the Project implementation Manual.
  • Be in charge of General Administration of CSDP.
  • Manage Project/Agency personnel
  • Be the Accounting Officer of the Project/Agency
  • Give approval for proposal of CDPs recommended by the Project Management Communities
  • Authorize expenditure in accordance with the annual budget and Work Programme of the Project/Agency as approved by Board of Directors (BOD).
  • Represent the Project/Agency in all its dealings with third parties at the level of Management
  • Engage in dialogue with donors and those capable of providing complementary technical and administrative skills and financial resources
  • Delegate his authority to the staff of the Agency to the extent necessary for the efficient performance of the activities of SCDP
  • Perform such other duties as may be required for the effective functioning of the Project/Agency
  • Ensure regular reporting and adherence to the Project/Agency reporting relationship with the Project Financial Management Unit (PFMU) Board of Directors (BOD), State Government, Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU), Federal Ministry of finance and the World Bank

Qualification and Experience

  • A university Degree in Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and/or any other relevant Degree with at least Fifteen years (15) post qualification experiences in the public or private sector, fire of which must be at Management level.
  • An experience in the management of rural development projects shall be an added advantage
  • Applicant must be a computer literate

This position is remunerated based on agreed terms with the World Bank

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should address and submit their signed Applications to:

The Board Chairman,
Plateau State Community and,
Social Development Agency,
Plot 3118, Rayfield Road,
Opposite West Wood Park School,
Plateau State.

Application Deadline  21st March, 2016.

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