Ongoing recruitment at The Benue State Community and Social Development Agency

The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has received a credit/loan from the World Bank/International Development Association (IDA) towards the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP), The Project Development Objective is to increase access of poor people to social and natural resources infrastructure service in a sustainable manner.

This will be achieved through the provision of grant support to beneficiary communities based on their identified, prioritized micro projects in the Community Development Plans (CDPs) which are to be implemented, maintained and utilized by them using Community Driven Development (CDD) approach.

In this regard, the Benue State Community and Social Development Agency invites application from suitably qualified candidates from the public and private sectors for recruitment into the vacant job positions below:

Job Title: General Manager
Location:
Benue
Responsibilities

  • Exercise the powers and functions of the SAas provided for in section 4.3,
  • Be in-charge of general administration of the CSDP,
  • Manage SA personnel;
  • Be the accounting officer of the SA;
  • Give approval for the proposal of CDPs recommended by the SA management committee;
  • Authorize expenditure in accordance with tbe annual budget and work programme of the SA as approved by the board;
  • Represent the SA in all its dealings with third parties at the level of the Management;
  • Conduct dialogue with donors and those capable of providing complimentary 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 CSDP;
  • Perform such other duties as may be required for the effective functioning of the SA;
  • Ensure regular reporting and adherence to the SA reporting relationship with the Project Financial Management Unit (PFMU) of the state.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Social Science, Natural Sciences, and/or any other relevant degree with at least 15 years post qualification experience in the Private or Public sector, five of which must be at management level. A higher degree and experience in the management of rural development projects shall be an added advantage.
  • Age limit not more than 55 years.

Job Title: Operations Officer
Location: Benue
Slot: 2
Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Social Science, Statistics, Natural Sciences, Rural development and related fields, with at least 5 years post qualification experience part of which must relate to monitoring and evaluation of community based initiatives.
  • Computer literacy is compulsory and experience in Community Driven Development (CDD) is an added advantage.
  • Not more than 45 years.

Job Title: Administrative Officer
Location: Benue
Responsibilities

  • Secretary to the Management Committee Meetings;
  • Responsible far Management of personnel matters including appointments, appraisals, discipline, promotion and any other related issues;
  • Shall be responsible for supervising clerical staff;
  • Ensure appropriate record keeping, filing and documentation of all Agency mails and correspondence;
  • Responsible for managing alt office utility services;
  • Responsible for maintaining office assets including vehicles, plants, office premise etc.
  • Supervise security staff of the SA:
  • Report directly to the Manager Finance and Administration
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the GM or Administration and Finance Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First degree or equivalent in Social Sciences and Humanities with at least five (5) years relevant post-qualification experience. Knowledge of MS Computer packages is essential.
  • Experience in personnel, office management is necessary.
  • Experience with donor assisted program will be an added advantage.
  • Not more than 45 years.

Job Title: Project Officer – Gender and Vulnerable
Location: Benue
Responsibilities

  • Develop an action plan for mainstreaming vulnerable groups and gender sensitive activities in the operation of the State Agency;
  • Facilitate the preparation processes of CDP formulation at Community level;
  • Assist Project team to incorporate appropriate vulnerable groups (including gender) issues into project activities.
  • Assist in organizing training for line Ministries, LGA, LGRG and Operations Officers in mainstreaming vulnerable and gender issues into development activities; liaise with the Desk Officers in line Ministries to identify mechanism for incorporating vulnerable and gender issues into their programmes;
  • Identify and articulate opportunities for integrating social safety nets in project activities;
  • Prepare a quarterly report highlighting emerging issues from projects activities in mainstreaming vulnerable group/gender issues in development activities;
  • Provide input to the reparation of quarterly/annual and requisite reports of the operations department;
  • Provide inputs to the costed yearly work programmes for the operations department;
  • Develop, maintain and disseminate a comprehensive knowledge base on vulnerable group perspectives to promote staff awareness;
  • Maintain links with and update knowledge of other relevant agencies programs on mainstreaming vulnerable groups into development agenda;
  • Design strategies for the encouragement of the government and its agencies to be more supportive towards the cause of the vulnerable;
  • Responsible to the Manager, Operations
  • Any other duties assigned by the Managers Operations

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a first Degree in Social Sciences, Natural Resources Sciences, Rural Environmental Development, Agricultural Extension with at least 5 years post qualification experience, part of which must have been spent in CDD related areas.
  • Computer literacy, experience in gender/vulnerable mainstreaming and safety nets will be an added advantage.
  • Age Limit Not more than 45 years.

Job Title: Project Officer – IEC and Training
Location: Benue
Responsibilities

  • Supervise and carrying out promotions and outreach programme to create awareness of SA’s activities.
  • Facilitate the carrying out of advocacy for the CSDP at the state level through information, education and communication (lEG) campaigns;
  • Ensure linkage with relevant ministries/agencies on integrating collective action and mobilization of resources, for sectoral development plans;
  • Undertake regular skill gap analysis of project staff, line ministries, LGRC and CPMC members and identify requisite training to address;
  • Supervise, in liaison with relevant SA staff and line ministries staff all training delivery to CPMCs and LGRCs;
  • Prepare budget estimates and annual work plan for training, information, education and communication activities of the SA.
  • Maintain links with and update knowledge of other agencies ‘ progrmmes on advocacy, sensitization and awareness and communication.
  • Be responsible for preparing periodic reports on progress in advocacy, mobilization and awareness, measured against the targets of annual work plans and legal funding requirements (e.g IDA/donor requirements);
  • Responsible for communication materials development;
  • Organize learning events for stakeholders;
  • Coordinate and facilitate CDD cross-learning events and information sharing amongst stakeholders;
  • Monitoring and coordination of information, Education and communication activities.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Manager Operations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Social Science, Natural Resources Science, Rural Environmental Development, Agric Extension with at least 5 years post qualification experience part of which must relate to training and social analysis, especially rural appraisals.
  • Computer literacy is compulsory and experience in community level facilitation and mobilization is an added advantage.
  • Not more than 45 years.

Job Title: Project Officer – M & E
Location: Benue
Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Social Science, Statistics, Natural Sciences, Rural Development and related fields, with at least 5 years post qualification experience part of which must relate to monitoring and evaluation of community based initiatives.
  • Computer literacy is compulsory and experience in Community Driven Development (CDD) is an added advantage.
  • Not more than 45 years.

Job Title: Driver
Location: Benue
Slot: 3
Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • Licensed driver with Trade Test III, II and I and must have at least 10 years driving experience.
  • Familiarity with difficult terrain of the State and experience with donor Agencies will be an added advantage.
  • Not more than 45 years.

Terms and Condition

  • The appointment is for the period of the project with six month probation period. However, Civil servants found suitable will be engaged as seconded officer and will continue to enjoy salary from their employers with additional incentives from the project.
  • The remuneration is attractive and is commensurate with the mode of entry and in accordance with CSDP Staff Regulation and Conditions of Service.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send 10 copies of their Curriculum Vitae to:
The Office of the General Manager,
Benue State CSDA,
No 30 Kashim Ibrahim Road,
Old GRA – Makurdi,
Benue State.

Application Deadline  22nd November, 2016.

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