Recent Recruitment at Pact West Africa
Pact West Africa works across multiple sectors and actors to combat corruption, promote democracy and improve health. Our funding partners run the gamut from the U.S. Government to private foundations to corporations, and our on-the-ground partners include Nigerian ministries and civil society organizations focused on advocacy, democracy and health.
Since 2005, Pact has helped forge partnerships between government and civil society, resulting in the passage of four significant national bills to fight corruption, including 2011’s landmark Freedom of Information Act.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Program Intern
- The Program Intern will provide technical support to the CMM Project under the supervision of the Program Officer.
- Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
- Maintain files and support the dissemination of project information among the team.
- Filing (electronic and hard) project documents, meeting minutes and technical documents.
- Maintain inventory of all project partner’s contact information.
- Maintain physical and computerized official documents for the project.
- Supports trainings and workshops.
- Perform basic administrative duties such as answering phones and emails, filing, and managing schedules, while also assisting in budget tracking and event planning.
- Maintain office calendars and sends out reminders of impending appointments.
- Attend staff meetings and takes minutes.
- Assist in planning, developing travel documents and overseeing special events.
- Degree in International development, Social work or other related degree.
- Minimum of 1 year post NYSC experience in a similar role in the NGO sector.
- Motivated to work with tight deadlines and ambitious targets.
- Outstanding communication skills (oral and written).
- Able to process large amount of information quickly and take decisions to solve problems capable to work effectively in a team and independently when required.
- Proficient in English (any other foreign language is an asset) Proficient in Microsoft Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
Application Deadline 21st March, 2019.
Job Title: Driver
- The Driver will support CMM in managing travels and logistics activities in the State.
- Responsible for transporting the project team and materials to various destinations.
- Maintenance of project vehicle as well as keeping track of fuel use and replacement of parts due to wear and tear.
- Maintenance of active inventory of the status of project vehicle and provide monthly reports of their status as at when due.
- Organizing airport pickups and drop-offs.
Fleet and Admin Support:
- Assist with budgeting and tracking of all travel costs for project vehicles.
- Provides relevant program, administrative and logistics support for meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, and special projects.
- Ensure project vehicles are fully fueled always.
- Other duties assigned by supervisor.
- Minimum of a High School Diploma.
- At least three years of experience as a professional driver is required.
- Experience with international organizations a strong plus.
- Must have experience driving cars and larger passenger vehicles.
- Must have basic vehicle maintenance skills.
- Must also be familiar with international organizations, government offices, and businesses within locations.
- A valid certificate in defensive driving is an added advantage.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Good safety references are required.
- Good vision is required.
- Proficient in English (any other foreign language is an asset) Proficient in Microsoft Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
Application Deadline 22nd March, 2019.
Job Title: Capacity Development Manager
Pact is recruiting a Capacity Development Manager for an upcoming USAID-funded conflict management and mitigation project that will strengthen inter-faith, inter-ethnic, and other local conflict mitigation networks to support and promote peaceful coexistence, good governance and religious freedoms in targeted communities in six focus states of Northern Nigeria, including building the capacity of state and local governments to assist communities in mitigating violent conflict and preventing violent extremism in the six focus states.
- This position holder will lead all Capacity Development (CD) activities for the project. S/he will develop context specific support for each of the targets based on assessments of the capacities and needs. S/he will support the organizational improvements of all targets.
- The position holder will also oversee CD for the various networks and stakeholders. This position reports directly to the Chief of Party.
Capacity Development Role:
- Work with other project officers, government officials and facility level personnel to develop and implement capacity building exercises for local civil society and government partners to improve their work and performance.
- Design and development of capacity development materials, manuals, assessment tools and methodologies/strategies ensuring its implementation in the project.
- Designing training interventions with relevant modules on advocacy and organizational capacity development including design and customization to suite the target audience, including Coordination and implementation of Pact’s organizational and advocacy training activities.
- Plan, measure and monitoring of project’s organizational capacity building objectives
- Provide support with technical review of proposals.
- Facilitating, Training, coaching and mentoring of partners and CBOs
- Coordination of unit team and various organizational projects; relationship management of key stakeholders.
- Ensure effective implementation of capacity development interventions with the best use of resources.
- Undertake periodic training impact assessment, retention rate etc. using internal resources and expertise for providing high quality advice to the project management in case of any changes required in capacity building interventions.
Knowledge Management Role:
- Implementation, maintenance and management of the knowledge and information sharing systems within and outside the project, maintaining and enhancing the sources and methods for capturing knowledge
- Capture and document success stories and unintended outcomes of the project.
- Provide strategic directions and guidance to partners on capacity development activities.
- Provide mentoring to the capacity development officer under the component for addressing trouble shooting in coordination with partners for smooth implementation.
- Supervision and enhancement of internal capacities within the organization and among our CSO partners.
- MA in Education, Sociology, Law, Development, Business/Public Administration or another related field. Additional qualification in Public/Community Health is an added advantage.
- Minimum of 7 years of experience in capacity development of CSOs and/or government
- Extensive knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Previous supervisory experience
- Proficiency in developing and managing a budget; experience in developing strategic plans, work plans, fundraising plans; knowledge of sound financial, human resources and administrative policy and procedure.
- Experience in facilitating and leading trainings as well as production of training and capacity assessment reports.
- Experience working directly with CSOs, with a focus on provision of technical advice and/or capacity building.
Job Title: Grants Officer
- Pact is recruiting a Grants Officer for an upcoming USAID-funded conflict management and mitigation project that will strengthen inter-faith, inter-ethnic, and other local conflict mitigation networks to support and promote peaceful coexistence, good governance and religious freedoms in targeted communities in six focus states of Northern Nigeria, including building the capacity of state and local governments to assist communities in mitigating violent conflict and preventing violent extremism in the six focus states.
- The Grants Officer supports in the management of financial and administrative matters that relate to Pact sub awards with implementing sub recipients.
- S/he is responsible for advising and supporting the Grant Manager concerning matter related to sub award management, including managing and implementing financial, budgeting, and accounting matters to sub recipients and ensure all expenditures are compliant with sub agreement and funding Agency’s requirements.
- S/he will work closely with the Grant Manager to achieve the following responsibilities of overall sub grant management at the phases of pre-award, post-award, and project closure.
Grants Management Role:
- Supports in administering the full cycle of grants management activities beginning from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures.
- Supports the Grant Manager to develop grant award and award modification documents; develop negotiated memorandum of grant awards.
- Provide day to day administration of sub-grants and subcontracts, including tracking budgets, payments, compliance, modifications and reporting, and alert the finance Manager regarding any performance or financial reporting issues.
- Support organizational capacity assessments for sub-grantees and other partners and build capacity of sub-grantees in various areas including financial management.
- Ensures that pre-award surveys are conducted and that monitoring and financial support are provided for sub-grantees.
- Support the monitoring of the programmatic progress and capacity of sub-grants and subcontracts against the sub-grant agreements and work-plans.
- Respond to issues that arise during sub-grants, contract and associate award implementation.
- Supports the general administration of sub grants and subcontracts, which includes but is not limited to: financial reporting, issuing award modifications, oversight of compliance with terms and conditions and resolution of disputes, and resolving audit findings.
- Oversee partners’ programmatic and financial reporting, ensuring that quality reports are submitted to Pact in a timely manner. Monitor and evaluate the quality of sub-grantees’ reporting and provide training on reporting procedures and mechanisms, to ensure improvement and impact.
- Conducts supportive site visits to ensure sub-recipients’ compliance with the terms, conditions, and specifications of the sub award; monitor and manage issues of non-compliance.
- Assist in the awarding and administering of sub-contract(s) and consultant agreements necessary to support the associate award program objectives.
- Any other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of B.Sc in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Economics with ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting qualifications.
- Minimum on 4 years Cognate Experience in grants accounting and sub award management.
- Experience with accounting standards/practices of international organization a strong plus.
- Experience in international development project management and donor funds administration.
- Experience assessing the responsibility and grant-worthiness of organizations through financial statements, audits and other documentation presented in a proposal or in support of an award.
- Experience working on USAID-funded projects especially on grants management and reporting mechanisms.
- Extensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations for grants and sub-grants management.
Application Deadline 27th March, 2019.
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resume/CV and Cover Letter (MS word or PDF format) on their suitability to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
- Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for as the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
- Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information or age.