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Solidaridad West Africa (SWA) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the sustainable development of production systems in West Africa. We play a catalytic role by partnering with private sector companies and other stakeholders to foster the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound and profitable supply chains. Our activities in West Africa are focused on cocoa, gold, oil palm, cotton, soy and other commodities.

The Solidaridad regional office is based in Accra, Ghana and currently has programmes and operations in Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria.

The Solidaridad Nigeria Country Program seeks to recruit highly qualified and motivated staff in the capacity below:

Job Title: Finance Officer
Location
: Nigeria

Job Purpose/Description

  • The position would be based in one of the towns/cities in the oil palm belt in Nigeria.
  • The Finance Officer provides high level financial and accounting support to operations.
  • The position reports to the Country Representative.

Major Responsibilities
Monthly Management Accounts:

  • Capture monthly transactions and reconcile bank accounts and petty cash
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for all accounts receivables and accounts payables
  • Prepare monthly management accounts.

Programme and Project Finance:

  • Assist with programme and project budget development record project expenditure acutely
  • Reconcile travel and expense advances monthly
  • Prepare monthly project budget controls and liaise with project managers.

Financial Reports:

  • Prepare project financial reports
  • Assist in preparing for audit and liaising with auditors
  • Assist in preparation of budgets.

Financial Administration:

  • Prepare payment requisitions
  • File and maintain all records of financial transactions and bank accounts in accordance
  • with financial policies
  • Maintain a sub – assets register of the office and for specific projects that are assigned
  • Ensure that banking arrangements are adequate to support the operational activities and that all bank transactions conform to agreed procedures and are appropriately documented.

Compliance:

  • Maintain accounting records and financial controls in accordance with organizational
  • policy and donor requirements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A University degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or other related fields.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant working experience in a reputable organization (international organizations, consultancies, bilateral agencies etc.)
  • Accounting background and computer literacy are must
  • Knowledge of Tally accounting software
  • Service orientation – providing support to programme/project team members
  • Ability to build consensus and work effectively within an international cross-departmental team.

Job Title: Programme Officer
Location
: Nigeria

Job Purpose/Description

  • The position would be based in one of the towns/cities in the oil palm belt in Nigeria.
  • To ensure Solidaridad achieves its objectives with regards to promoting sustainable supply chains through the provision of technical assistance and market support for quality commodity production.
  • The role works in the field to ensure these tasks are fulfilled to increase income and improve livelihoods of farmers.
  • The Program Officer has direct reporting to the Senior Program Officer.

Major Responsibilities
Programme Coordination & Management:

  • Supports the Programme Manager to co-ordinate and manage the activities of programme components
  • Assists in the planning, coordination, and documentation of meetings, workshops, seminars and other activities of the programme, focusing on the technical aspects.

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Follows up the programme monitoring system and updates Information concerning the progress of projects, periodically documents and reports the results of the activities.

Business Development:

  • Assists in developing project proposals, concepts and innovations.

Communication:

  • Observes topics directly related to the programm & projects through evaluation by the press, direct dialog, forum participation, public hearings, seminars, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in working with policy makers, researchers, consultants and knowledge brokers in International Cooperation
  • Experience in technical report writing and research activities
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
  • Superior presentation and facilitation skills
  • Capable of working in a dynamic, inter cultural, multi stakeholder setting
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to produce professional reports in English.

Job Title: Field Agronomist
Location
: Nigeria
Slot: 2 Openings

Job Purpose/Description

  • The position would be based in one of the towns/cities in the oil palm belt in Nigeria.
  • The Agronomist will coordinate, implement and monitor agronomic aspects of Solidarid’s projects; a (support for innovation and demonstration of best practices). The key task will be setting up, maintaining, monitoring and reporting on a series of BMP field demonstrations with participating farms and businesses.
  • The position reports to the Programme Manager.

Major Responsibilities
Professional Advising and Consulting:

  • Participates in identifying needs for external support and advice, elaborates on policy recommendations and develops a strategic approach to managing the assigned programme or project.
  • Monitors project progress, reviews reports and documents concerning the progress of collaborative programs determines bottlenecks and recommends alternative courses of management action to the Program Manager.

Networking and Cooperation:

  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with farmers and Institutions
  • Co-operates with and ensures regular contacts and dialogues: does PR work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental bodies and persons within the project/ programme environment as well as with other projects in order to enhance and maintain good working relationships

Management and Coordination Tasks:

  • Responsible for coordinating all BMP activities (fIeld visits, farmer sensitization, training, data collection and collation, reporting, etc.) at the BMP demonstration sites.
  • Coordinates and prioritises relevant project activities at the local level in cooperation with the partners, as well as in organizational preparation and in the implementation of these activities
  • Training farmers and plantation staff in good agronomic practices

Knowlede, Skills & Abilities

  • University Degree in Agricultural Science, Agricultural Business, or relevant subject.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in similar role
  • Experience in working with policy makers, researchers, consultants and knowledge brokers in International Cooperation
  • Experience in facilitating community development activities
  • Superior presentation and facilitation skills
  • Capable of working in a dynamic, inter cultural, multi stakeholder setting
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to produce professional reports in English.

 

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications with updated Resume to: vacancies.ni@solidaridadnetwork.org Please indicate the position in the subject line.

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Application Deadline 28th November, 2018.

Note

  • High priority would be given to qualified female applicants
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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