Women in Agriculture and Youth Empowerment Foundation (WAYE Foundation) recruitment, December 2013

The Women in Agriculture and Youth Empowerment Foundation (WAYE Foundation) is a non-governmental organization based in Jos, Plateau State. It was founded to promote the social and economic development of women and youth at sustainable levels.
WAYE Foundation envisages a world where women and the youth are socially and economically empowered.

WAYE Foundation seeks to engage interested applicants to fill the following vacant positions:

Job Title: Program Director
Location: 
Jos, Plateau State
Job Description

  • The program Director is saddled with the responsibility of providing WAVE Foundation with overall strategic leadership and management in implementing the Foundation’s programmes.
  • He/she is to serve as team leader in providing focussed strategic leadership, direction and guidance in executing all the Foundation’s programmes.
  • The Position is also required to provide leadership and coordination of Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS activities, Sustainable small scale agriculture programmes and Micro-enterprise development programmes of the Foundation.
  • The Position is that of a senior technical cadre and therefore would require minimal supervision on the job.
  • The successful applicant is expected to work independently and capable of identifying priority needs, scheduling and carrying out duties to meet set objectives and deadlines.
Minimum qualification:
  • At least a degree or equivalent in Medical, Social Sciences or Health management related fields.
  • Should have at least 5 years experience working with an NGO/CSO or FBO.
  • Experience in working in the field of HIV and AIDS will be an added advantage,
  • He/she should possess excellent interpersonal and management skills. Strong communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Experience working in collaboration with local Governmental partners, U.S. Government or bilateral donors preferred
  • He/she must possess the ability to multi-task, manage a workload and produce high quality work on-time,
  • He/she must possess the ability to develop excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • He/she must have a strong drive and passion for achieving results.
  • A fair knowledge of the area, its people and culture will be an added advantage.
Job Title: Principal, Redemption Centre
Location:
 Jos, Plateau State
Job Description
  • The Principal, Redemption Centre is saddled with the responsibility of organizing and coordinating the initiation, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of human development and skill acquisition programmes at the Foundation's WAYE Skill acquisition/Redemption Centre.
  • The Position is that of a senior technical cadre and therefore would require minimal supervision on the job. A successful applicant is expected to work independently and capable of identifying priority needs, scheduling and carrying out work to meet agreed set objectives and deadlines in line with the Foundation's programmes.
Minimum Qualification:
  • At least a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and/or a degree or equivalent in the Arts, Social Sciences or the Humanities
  • Should have at least 5 years' experience in coordinating vocational training activities and or working with NGO/Community development Projects.
  • He/she should possess good leadership, managerial and communication skills.
  • He/she must possess the ability to multi-task, manage a workload and produce high quality work on-time.
  • He/she must have a strong drive and passion for achieving results.
  • A fair knowledge of the area, its people and culture will be an added advantage
Job Title: Program Officer
Location:
 Jos, Plateau State
Job Description
  • The Program Officer is saddled with the responsibility of organising and coordinating the initiation, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all the Foundation's programmes and activities.
  • He/She is expected to work under the supervision and direction of the Project Director in setting up and strengthening structures that facilitate the design, implementation, management and sustainability of  the Foundation’s programs.
Specifically, the program officer:
  • Provides overall technical vision and guidance in the area of Reproductive health and HIV/AIDS
  • As a member of the project's Core Team, provides leadership in RH, HIV/AIDS for the design of annual work plans, monitoring of program activities and ongoing assessment of technical assistance needs
  • Manage/support subcontractors, institutions, networks, relevant NGO5, collaborating organizations, and federal and state governments in Nigeria
  • Collaborate with other IPs implementing similar programming to ensure joint planning and coordination where appropriate
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues, counterparts, and donors
  • Keep her/his supervisors and project staff informed of successes, challenges, best practices and lessons learned in implementing programs in areas of technical expertise
  • Develop and/or review technical documents and learning materials in areas of technical expertise
Minimum Qualification
  • At least, a BSc. or Higher National Diploma in Public Health, Medical, Nursing or Health Management related fields.
  • Should have at least 3-5 years experience working with an NGO/CSO or FBO,
  • Experience working in the field of HIV arid AIDS will be an added advantage.
  • He/she should possess good leadership, management and communication skills in written and spoken English.
  • He/she must possess the ability to multi-task, manage a workload and produce high quality work on-time.
  • He/she must have a strong drive and passion for achieving results.
  • Ability to multi task, work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • A fair knowledge of the area, its people and culture will be an added advantage.
Job Title: Administrative Officer
Location: 
Jos, Plateau State
Job Description
  • The Administrative Officer is saddled with the responsibility of coordinating under the supervision of the project Director & President the overall administration and management of the Foundation’s activities.
  • He/she shall provide comprehensive support to the entire Foundation’s programmes.
  • He/she shall also serve in the capacity of the Human Resources Manager to the Foundation.
  • Specifically, The Incumbent will be responsible for general administrative related functions of the foundation.
  • Support the coordination of logistics, including transportation and lodging arrangements, for meetings, workshops, conferences, and short-term personnel.
  • Support purchases of office supplies, as well as general office operations and maintenance where necessary.
  • Monitors the performance of all contracts entered into for the provision of services, goods and works of the field office. 
Minimum qualification:
  • At least degree or equivalent in Business Admin, Management, Arts, Social Sciences or the Humanities.
  • Should have at least 3-5 years’ work experience in an NGO setting.
  • Experience in accounting role will be an added advantage
  • Must possess excellent communication skills with ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision,
  • Must possess good computer skills, Word, Excel and outlook
  • Independent judgment and discretion in completing assignment, seeking approval as appropriate.
Job Title: Accountant
Location:
 Jos, Plateau State
Job Description
  • The Accountant is saddled with the responsibility of coordinating, analyzing, documenting and reporting the financial activities of the Foundation.
  • He/She is responsible for budget preparation and expenditure monitoring.
  • Monitor program expenditures, monthly field expenses, including budget to actual expenses, and reporting on financial results and cost projections.
  • Support the preparation of monthly reports for program activities in the field.
  • Supervise the coordination of logistics, including transportation and lodging arrangements, for meetings, workshops, conferences, and short-term personnel.
  • Oversee purchases of office supplies, as well s general office operations and maintenance where necessary.
  • Monitors the performance of all contracts entered into for the provision of services, goods and works.
Minimum Qualification:
  • A degree or its equivalent in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Should have at least 3-5 years work experience
  • Experience and strong knowledge in managing NGO funds and operations would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in the use of applicable software for financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of the use of computer, Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Independent judgment and discretion in completing assignments, seeking approval as appropriate reporting.
  • Audit experience will be an added advantage
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Location: 
Jos, Plateau State
Job Description
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer is expected to work under the supervision and direction of the Project Director to monitor and evaluate the Implementation, impact and efficacy of the Foundation’s projects and programmes.
Specifically, the incumbent will assist in providing technical support in the planning, implementation and review of Strategic Information activities, Development and refinement of Strategic Information materials. Conducting routine data quality checks, collecting, collating and reporting all data tracked by the program, Supervise Data Clerks to verify and edit data to ensure compatibility with data entry system and procedural requirements.

Minimum qualification:
  • A degree or its equivalent in Statistics, Demography, Medical records/public health or social sciences
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar role within an NGO or related organization.
  • Working experience in the implementation and management of health Strategic Information systems (HIV/AIDS programming preferred)
  • High- level computer skills using MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS and/or SAS and Epi-Info
  • Basic data management and analysis skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records systems and deployment of database systems for patient monitoring an asset
Job Title: Instructors (Tailoring, Crafts, Catering, Knitting, Hairdressing, Computer)
Location: 
Jos, Plateau State
Job Description
  • Instructors working under the supervision of the Principal, Skill acquisition and Redemption Centre are saddled with the responsibility of teaching, mentoring and imparting skills to students/trainees in their respective fields of interest at the Redemption/Skill Acquisition Centre of WAYE Foundation.
Minimum Qualification
  • A relevant academic qualification and/or proof of requisite skills/experience.
  • Hands- on demonstrable skills in the field of specialization is highly desirable.
  • At least 3 years experience in that particular field.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills with ability to teach and impart practical skills,
  • He/she should possess good leadership, management and communication skills for effective training and impartation of practical skills
Job Title: Support Staff (Secretaries, Clerks, Store officers, Drivers and Cleaners)
Location:
 Jos, Plateau State
Minimum Qualification
  • At least minimum qualification of a secondary school certificate is required.
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience.
  • Drivers should possess a trade test certificate and a driver’s license,
How to Apply 
Interested applicants should apply by email with CV and a cover letters as Microsoft Word attachments to: wayefoundation2013@gmail.com

Applications that do not meet the above specification will be rejected.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline 26th December, 2013

For further information about WA YE Foundation, visit our website at: www.wayefoundation.com

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