Chemonics International Inc., a leading international development firm based in Washington, D.C (www.chemonics.com), seeks qualified candidates for a five-year agricultural value-chain development project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The positions will be based in Abuja and Warri.
Any successful candidates will possess the following:
JOB POSITION: MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER
or She will be responsible for analyzing and processing all value chain
data, applying problem-solving skills to project challenges and
recognizing opportunities for process improvement. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is responsible for assisting in the monitoring and reporting of performance indicators
and results, developing methods and milestones to monitor progress
towards project goals. He or She shall help to develop project strategy
to ensure that project activities and assignments are carried out as
planned and the project objectives are being achieved. His/her main
duties include but not limited to the following tasks:
ensure application of effective monitoring, tracking and reporting
systems, tools and templates that enable and enhance regular monitoring
of outputs and programme quality across the regions and generate quality
evidence at various programme levels
Work with regional teams and
service providers to ensure effective value chain M&E processes and
mechanisms are in place, including supporting set up and ongoing
technical support of the Output Tracker for project outputs
technical support on project design, strategic development, and overall
annual planning and reporting processes Champion knowledge management
through the sharing of evaluations and lessons learned from the project
sites including the facilitation of sharing of recommendations and
lessons learned from evaluations and otherleaming initiatives
with the regional offices, jobs in nigeria service providers and country office to
identify M&E training and capacity building requirements, and to
develop capacity building plans and coordination mechanisms for training
Where necessary, provide trainings for the regional teams
and technical staff on project's M&E systems, including essential
procedures for design and M&E, project's annual planning and
reporting in compliance with the project's Quality Framework
a thorough understanding of data collection abilities, data processing
procedures, and stakeholder needs. Maintain and update the e-Monitor
system as necessary; assist with data entry in the e-Monitor system,
USAID/Nigeria Performance Reporting System (PRS) and Feed the Future
Monitoring Systems (FTFMS)
Actively participate in report production including formatting, layout, and design.
Efficiently track, analyze report and update objectives, activities, indicators, and results over the life of the project.
Assist in reviewing cost, yield and income survey data for accuracy.
Carry out any other assignment that may be assigned to himlher from time to time.
minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences including Agricultural
Economics, Basic Sciences, Statistics etc. with professional training
and working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation. Agricultural and
value chain experience will be added advantage
At least 2 years
demonstrated progressive experience in program monitoring and
evaluation, project planning and management in the context of a
Excellent Interpersonal skills, excellent oral, writing and presentation skills.
Excellent skills and ability to train staff and influence stakeholders and staff to employ M&E for effective programming
to work as a team player. Foster goodwill and build coalitions with
relevant groups, organizations, agencies and businesses, private or
Excellent understanding and applications of
computerized database development, system. processes and applications.
Demonstrable skills and experience in development of M&E tools. data
analysis, data quality assessments, and data use Past experience in use
and applications of geographic information systems and computer based
field data collection techniques:
Willing to travel at least 60% of the time and work extra hours in meeting program deadlines
of Assignment and reporting: Tentatively based in Abuja but witha
possibility of deployment in the regional offices. The M&E officer
will be supervised by the M&E Manager
JOB POSITION: GRANTS AND SUBCONTRACTS FUND OFFICER
The Grants and Subcontracts Officer will assist in the drafting of grants
and subcontracts policies, procedures, and templates, maintain
electronic and hard-copy tracking systems for all grants and
subcontracts. He/she will work under the supervision of the GSF Manager,
communicate with Grantees/Subcontractors whenever necessary, and keep
track of Grantees/Subcontractors reporting requirements.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the GSF Manager in the process of oversight and management of procedures according to Chemonics and USAID rules and regulations.
Specfic procedures include solicitation, selection, award,
implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and close-out of local
sub-contracts and grants.
In coordination with the GSF Manager,
establish financial, accounting, and administrative procedures for
control of funds and expenditures, including appropriate reporting and
Ensure effective communication between
project staff, subcontractors and grant awardees such that grant
recipients are provided with suitable technical advice and assistance in
the fields of management, including financial management and
Monitor compliance of all agreements governing the
award of subcontracts and grants, and prepare reports to the GSF Manager
and other senior-level technical staff as requested.
highest level of honesty, integrity, openness and transparency in
administering grant award processes and procedures.
Maintain subcontracts and grants documentations such that files are current, complete, and audit-ready at all times.
conjunction with the GSF team, ensure overall integrity in the
administration of grants/sub>;ontract award processes and procedures.
Perform pre-award assessments to determine applicant
management and technical capacity to administer grant awards, when
Process deliverables and prepare check requests for payment.
Draft and manage subcontracts, grants and purchase orders.
assess, and assist with budgetary and financial aspects of grant
proposals, recipient financial management capacities and needs, and
disbursement of grants.
Report any concerns or issues, whether verified or not, to senior management through supervisor .
Perform additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Economics, Accounting/Finance,
Business Administration with at least two years working experience in
Excellent skill in using computer Microsoft office applications such as Word and Excel.
Good data management skills.
Experience managing grants under an USAID contract.
Knowledge of USAIO regulations, subcontract procedure and good administrative skills will be added advantages.
Strong organizational and work prioritization skills, attention to detail.
to work both independently and as part of a team. with multi-national
colleagues, sometimes in demanding and/or busy circumstances.
Demonstrates leadership, versatility, and integrity.
of Assignment and Reporting:This position is based in Abuja with
intermittent travel to rural Nigerian states. The GSF Officer shall be
supervised by the GSF Manager.
JOB POSITION: DRIVER
Ten years experience as a professional driver.
Three years experience as a driver for an international donor or project preferred.
A minimum of primary-level schooling.
Ability to read and write English is required for proper documentation of movement records.
A valid driver's license is compulsory.
Must have good knowledge of Warri roads. environs and major cities in Nigeria
location of Assignment: Warri, Delta State.
apply only If you have the required qualifications and work experience
by emailing a full CV detailing all relevant professional experience and
a cover letter detailing qualifications in relation to the position,
not later than May 2, 2013 to email@example.com.
Please specify 'the position' in the subject line, Only qualified
candidates will be contacted. Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity
DUE DATE: 2 May, 2013