Ongoing recruitment at Chemonics International

Chemonics International, an international development firm based in Washington, DC., seeks professionals for USAID’s anticipated multi-year health program in Nigeria; the Strategic HIV and AIDS Response Program (SHARP).

Project Summary
Nigeria SACE is a five year, $9.2 million program funded the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) implemented by Chemonics International Its objective is to strengthen civil society’s ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels. The project will support increased engagement and efficacy of civil society to influence public institutions whose function it is to serve citizens interests.

The project explicitly aims to engage marginalized populations; such as women, youth, and the disabled; In the process and emphasize the importance of leadership and innovation. In its fourth year, the project now seeks to hire dedicated and high performing individuals for this position.

Chemonics International is recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Officer
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • The Procurement and Logistics Officer supports SACE project office operations, including arranging air travel, booking hotel accommodations, organizing travel by road, overseeing maintenance of all project vehicles, and assigning office drivers’ tasks.
  • The officer also supports the Operations Manager with maintaining the integrity of project procurement processes.
  • In addition and in coordination with the Security Manager and Operations Manager, the officer helps to ensure all security practices of the project are followed.
  • S/he oversees the maintenance of the SACE office in Aba and the expatriate residences.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or certificate in a related field is preferred. Secondary school graduate certificate required.
  • 4 years experience in an administrative role on a donor-funded project, with USAID experience strongly preferred.
  • Only two years required if holder of a bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Excellent working capabilities with MS Office Suite
  • Good interpersonal skills, honesty, and commitment to excellence
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, sustainable relationships with project staff, vendors, participants, USAID Mission personnel, and the general development and business community
  • Patience, good humor, and an ability to work in a multi-national team, sometimes in demanding and/or busy circumstances;
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations, subcontract procedure, and good administrative skills will be added advantages;
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills, attention to detail.

Job Title: Public Awareness and Communication Manager
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • The Public Awareness and Communications Manager supports the Public Awareness and Communications Advisor in implementing public awareness and communication programming, especially activities focused on production of project materials and supporting media initiatives that promote public policy reforms.
  • The manager also supports strengthening project partners public awareness campaigns and engagement with relevant key government stakeholders.
  • The manager develops communication products including quarterly and annual reports, success stories, press releases, weekly reports etc.
  • S/he provides support for local media outreach, preparations for high- profile events and creating linkages with local press and electronic media industry to broaden the media outreach for die project.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as Journalism, Communication, Social Sciences, English, and Development Studies. A Master’s degree will be an advantage,
  • 3 years demonstrated experience in public awareness and communications development activities with a focus on governance work with civil society organizations arid government.
  • Experience working with local press, electronic media, and have a strong relationships with media agencies
  • Excellent media outreach capability with demonstrated successful media campaigns
  • Strong writing and oral skills; editing skills and excellent communication skills. Having produced written materials (including hosting a blog) is an advantage
  • Strong IT skills relevant to the production of communications materials
  • Experience writing external-facing success stories
  • Understanding of USAID branding arid marking rules preferred.

Job Title: Niger Delta Strategic Activities Fund (SAF) Manager
Location: Port Harcourt
Job Description

  • The Niger Delta SAF Manager manages the $1 million Niger Delta Fund (NDF) that supports activities and grants to CSOs and BMOs in the Niger Delta.
  • The manager supports the Senior SAF Manager to compete and oversee the selection and award process for SAF-funded activities in the Niger Delta and serves as main point of communication for both SACE staff in Abia and Port Harcourt as well as project beneficiaries, for all issues concerning grants funded through the NDF.
  • S/he provides targeted capacity building support to Niger Delta grantees in financial, administrative, procurement, HR, and other internal organizational policies and procedures.
  • The manager oversees an up-to-date tracker of all grantee advances, disbursements, reconciliations, and reimbursements. When necessary, the manager drafts and manages subcontracts in the Niger Delta.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as Finance or Accounting required.
  • 3 years demonstrated experience in grant management and budgeting, especially ensuring compliant award processes and grant implementation.
  • Experience with USAID granting policies and procedures.
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills, attention to detail,
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to identify potential NDF grantees and work with them to design and develop grant concepts and activities, through networking and outreach, under the overall strategic
  • guidance of the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party.
  • Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with stafl implementing and co-funding partners, and relevant CSOs/BMOs and government agencies.
  • Experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal and in written and oral English

Job Title: Delta Program Manager
Location:
Port Harcourt
Job Description

  • The Delta Program Manager supports the Delta Advisor in day-to-day technical management and oversight in regular collaboration with the Chief of Party (COP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) of activity delivery in the Niger Delta, especially-activities focused-on building the capacity arid engagement of CSOs with key government stakeholders and promoting public awareness and support for reforms that contribute to improving equitable economic growth.
  • The manager assists the Delta Advisor In leading programming towards the goal of strengthening the capacity of CSOs and BMOs in the Niger Delta, supporting their engagement with relevant key government stakeholders in the Niger Delta and beyond, and building a groundswell of public support to push for reforms that improve transparency, accountability and good governance and promote the achievement of inclusive and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta

Qualifications
The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences Law, Development Studies, etc Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 years demonstrated experience successfully implementing international development activities focusing on governance, CSOs, an with a sound understanding of participatory processes, gender and social inclusion, and M&E Preference giver o democracy and governance activities under a U.S. government contract instrument.
  • Experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals. Experience with USAID grants programs preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal and in written and oral English.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: [email protected]

Note

  • Applications should compromise a cover letter, a CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The project strongly encourages applications from women, people with disability and young people.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contact; no follow up e-mails

Application Deadline  10th February, 2017.

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