Ongoing recruitment at The Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to research, training and advocacy on issues of democratisation, development and human security in West Africa, we are recruiting to fill the vacant job positions below:

Job Title:
Administrative Officer, Logistics
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • This exciting and challenging position carries responsibilities of: Co-ordinating the logistics support for programmes, including requisitioning, receiving, storing, transportation, customs clearance, issuing and processing payment for services in accordance with CDD policies and guidelines.
  • Responsible for identifying and promoting compliance with good transport and logistical practice by proactively identifying broader issues regarding logistical weakness/non-compliance to policies and guidelines for the assigned country/state programmes, develop logistics procedures in cooperation with internal and external stakeholders within institutional donor rules and guidelines
  • Facilitate the supply chain for the organisation from procurement of goods into stock or direct to programmes including setting up transportation framework agreements after appropriate tendering processes and arranging freight forwarding or transport; ensure that goods/services are procured in a timely and cost effective manner within donor regulations, advise field logistics teams on logistic procedures to ensure compliance with CDD policies, donor regulations and follow-up issues of non-compliance.
  • Other responsibilities are: monitor and enhance procedures in operational programmes through field visits, giving advice and training, ensuring that programme staff follows donor rules, guidelines and good practice, oversee the Asset Register to ensure that it is up to date and coherent with programme logistics asset lists with all supplied assets, coordinate with Programmes and Field Office staff to ensure asset management and disposal procedures are followed in accordance with CDD policy as well as donor requirement.

Education/Qualification

  • A degree in Logistics and/or any other related qualifications with at least 3 years of experience in a similar position at an NGO or international body.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to use QuickBooks and Ms Access is necessary, knowledge and experience of logistics and fleet guidelines, meticulous, courtesy, good communication skills and ability to work as a team..

Job Title: Programme Officer
Location: Abuja
Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent IT and administrative skills,
  • Adaptability to new demands and changing circumstances,
  • Sound analytical and report writing skills,
  • Ability to translate strategic aims into practical plans,
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines as well as demonstrable experience of project management and multi-tasking.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication qualities will be coupled with teamwork skills and the post-holder will have a good understanding of democratisation, international development and human security issues in the West Africa sub-region.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidates will hold degree level education in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Law or related disciplines with at least 2 years of cognate experience.

Job Title: Executive Assistant
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • S/he will work directly with the Director organizing documentation, keeping records, monitoring programmes, carrying out internet searches and other duties that will facilitate the work of the organization.

Education/Qualification

  • S/he should have B.Sc or HND in Mass Communication, English Language or related subjects.
  • Must have at least Second Class Lower.
  • At least three years experience in similar job.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to use office programmes like word, excel and power point.
  • Familiarity with the internet is essential.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure with limited support and effective and persuasive communication skills are required.

Job Title: Senior Programme Officer
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • This exciting and challenging position carries responsibilities for project development, management and implementation.

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising, networking, research support and policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, events organising and conference coordination. Reporting to the Head of Programmes.

Education/Qualification

  • The suitable candidate will hold a post-graduate Degree in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Law or related field, experience of working in post-conflict or transition environment,

Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent IT and administrative skills;
  • Adaptability to new demands and changing circumstances;
  • Sound analytical and report writing skills;
  • Ability to translate strategic aims into practical plans;
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines as well as demonstrable experience of project management and multi-tasking.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication qualities will be coupled with teamwork skills and the post-holder will have a good understanding of democratisation, international development and human security issues in the West Africa sub-region.
  • Fluency in French is an advantage.

Job Title: Senior Finance Officer
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • The Centre is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Senior Finance Officer in the Centre.
  • The person will be based in Abuja and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the financial operations of the organization.
  • Supervise the finance and foster collaboration and cooperation between Finance/Administrative and Programme staff as well as liaise with donor organizations.
  • Specific duties include reviewing and forecasting monthly project and office expenses of the organization and partner organizations, coordinating finance department tasks, overseeing office accounting, grants management and other general financial duties. Person Specifications

Education/Qualifications

  • The candidate must be a Chartered Accountant with preferably a Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • S(he) should have at least ten (10) years experience in a Related position, part of which must be in an international agency or the NGO sector.

Skill/Abilities:

  • Proficiency in computerized accounting packages (QuickBooks, Excel, Word etc) is required, as well as attention to details; strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstration of managerial and strong analytical problem solving skills with ability to handle sensitive and confidential data with discretion and integrity is a must. Excellent planning and prioritisation skills also required.

Job Title: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer’s specific duties will be program monitoring and evaluation: ensuring that the programme is performing optimally to achieve established results/targets, and monitoring progress on performance indicators.
  • S/he shall develop and manage the system for reporting on programme results as per monthly reporting guidelines and to donors as per donor reporting guidelines.
  • S/he shall: ensure that programme plans and activities are directed towards achieving targets identified in proposal performance management plans and Annual Operating Plans; assist in negotiating with funders over indicators/performance information required from the organisation; implement and monitor a system for collecting data and information from Programme staff, partners, and sub-grantees on indicators/targets, including success stories that highlight the work of the organization.
  • S/he shall be familiar with and communicate to rest of staff the basic tenets of programme Monitoring and Evaluation (such as the OSIWA, USAID, UNDP etc log frame, or “logical framework” approach).
  • S/he shall ensure that reports conform to specified/required formats, and that reports correspond to grant-specific.

Education/Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will bring: 6+ years’ experience in programme monitoring and implementation.
  • Thorough familiarity with grant rules, regulations and requirements common to programmes funded by development cooperation agencies & foundations (such as USAID, DFID, NED, UNDP, OSIWA etc), and Proven abilities in programme DME (design, monitoring, and evaluation), including familiarity with best practices in use in the NGO sector to plan, monitor, and measure impact of programs.
  • This position requires the ability to work with a diverse team, to manage pressure effectively, and strong organizational skills are all essential.

Salary
Very Competitive.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a one page Cover letter, a maximum 3 page resume and referees contact details by email to: [email protected]

Note

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for.

Application Deadline  15th December, 2016.

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