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North East Regional Initiative (NERI) is an International Development Organization

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR- II (OFFICER LEVEL) - 6 POSITIONS

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:
Adamawa (1), Borno (3), Yobe (2)

Position Start Date: Immediately

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Community Development Facilitator-II (CDF II) is responsible for grass-roots development of project concepts and activity submissions.  The CDF II will interact with community groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), associations and other groups implementing NRTI-funded activities or potential activities.  The CDF II will work with groups to develop activity ideas and summaries, refine project concepts during the YL/GL phase, assist in the creation and negotiation of budgets, as well as be the primary field oversight for ongoing activities.  This position will be based at the state office, located in Maiduguri and with planned expansion, other parts of the State, with program activities expected to be carried out in the field Offices. This positions will be based in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe respectively. Travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision:
The Community Development Facilitator-II reports to the State Program Manager located in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe state respectively.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Liaise with community groups, NGOs, CBOs, associations and other community stakeholders to identify potential partners for NRTI activities.
Identify potential activities at the community level for NRTI support
Work with State Program Manager (SPM), and Abuja-based Program team, develop project ideas identified for support for YL/GL submission.
Work with community organizations to budget and prepare logistics for activities
Monitor and report on routine program operational activities and scheduled program events, reporting activity summaries to SPM and Abuja-based Reporting Officer.
Work with NRTI staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
Support review of Final Evaluation Reports and grant closing.
Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.  Facilitate linkages between communities as needed.
Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
University degree in sociology, political science, international affairs or other related social sciences field is required.
Five (5) years’ work experience in a related field is required.
Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly desirable.
Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
Proficient at using Microsoft office software: World Wide Web (internet), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
Written and spoken fluency in English is required for report writing and database entry work.
Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required

PROCUREMENT OFFICER
POSITION START DATE:
Immediately

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Procurement Officer will support the procurement of goods and services required for a busy office under the project task order. S/He will be responsible for (1) ensuring that procurements and logistics operations are carried out strictly in accordance with the organization policies, regulations and local law; (2) maintaining the complete documentation and filing system for all procurement including the proposal, evaluation reports, negotiation memorandums, award documents, relevant correspondence etc.; (3) serving as the point person related to any procurement of goods and services for the program either for direct use under the project task order, or as part of the in-kind grant of Direct Distribution of Goods and Services (DDGS) activity;  and (4) coordinating procurement actions with the program’s technical lead in order to ensure timely and satisfactory delivery of goods and services. This position will be based in Abuja. Limited travel may be required.

Reporting & Supervision:
The procurement officer reports to the Procurement Director based in Abuja.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Ensure that the procurement process strictly follows the Organization rules and regulations.
Maintain a file system for procurements to allow for efficient documentation and process audits and maintain the privacy of grantees and vendors.
Maintain files, including: proposal, evaluation, award documents, official contracts and correspondence of all procurements, following policy and local law.
Assist with preparation of Terms of Reference and/or technical specifications for materials, goods, and services, for contracts, acquisitions, and procurements, in collaboration with the program team. Ensure presentation of sufficient selection that meets requirements of quality assurance, delivery, and transparency.
Work with vendors of goods and services to ensure quality.
Assist with invitations to potential vendors to compete offers for the purchase of goods or services including under grants, either through direct, bid invitation, or other mechanism that ensures high standards of transparency. 
Participate in evaluation committees for proposals submitted by the various vendors, according to the solicited terms of reference and regulations.
Process procurements according to rules and regulations.
Maintain strict control of budgets, and financial expenditures.
Coordinate delivery logistics with program team and/or grantees to obtain the required permits including, such as delivery receipts.
Coordinate transportation, permits, authorizations, insurance, loading and unloading of goods/materials, and financial allocation of related expenses under grants.
Prepare requests for quotations, negotiate, conduct analysis, and recommend vendors for delivery of goods and materials to grantees.
Communicate all delivery schedules corresponding to grant and operations procurements, including the projection of related expenses.
Verify deliveries are complete and timely.
Perform other tasks, as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
University degree in related field is required.
Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience.
Experience working in development funded programs.
Strong knowledge of donor procurement rules and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to solve challenging and complicated procurement issues.
Experience with budgeting and cost analysis.
Strong ability to use and develop management and tracking systems.
Strong communication skills.
Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team.

Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
Fluency in oral and written English is required.
Fluency in Hausa language is desirable

TO APPLY
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following documents to nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com

A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
A cover letter
Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DUE DATE: 13 January, 2017

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