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Several Vacancies At Stakeholder Democracy Network

Date Posted: 18/Sep/2013
Deadline: 23/Sep/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

 

Stakeholder Democracy Network is an International non-governmental organization that helps facilitate community development from a right - based perspective. SON is currently working in the Niger Delta where it is trying to help the communities affected by the oil exploitation to challenge the resource curse.
SDN has identified seven spotlight issues that represe8nt significant long held grievances and acute problems. They are: Oil Spills, Gas Flaring, Energy Justice, Democratisation, Responsive Governance, Women's Rights and Urban Justice.
SDN is currently advertising for the following positions to work on an 18 month project aimed at reducing mass violence within the Niger Delta. All successful candidates will be based in our Nigerian Office, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Program Manager in Stakeholder Democracy Network

The Program Manager will be an experienced professional with demonstrated skills, expertise, and knowledge in project coordination, non-profit/business management, and meeting/event facilitation. He/she will have substantive knowledge in conflict assessment/prevention, peace-building, governance, civil society capacity building, and/or mediation and a familiarity with mass media as a tool for social change. The candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field such as business administration or non-profit management. He/she should have a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, with at least 3 of those years in Nigeria, ideally the Niger Delta. Ideally, the candidate will have experience designing, overseeing, and implementing programs relevant to the prevention and mitigation of conflict, crisis response, or stabilization.

  • In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience interacting and coordinating with U.S. government agencies, Nigerian government officials, international and local NGOs, community-based organizations, and/or members of the campaign's target audience.
  • He/she must possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills in English with mastery of oral and written communications techniques sufficient to plan and present briefings to senior officials, community leaders and others.
  • Proficiency in one or more local language(s) of the Niger Delta would be an asset.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel and work in the Niger Delta with periodic trips to Lagos and other locations as needed.

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience and education.

 

 

Program Analyst

The Program Analyst will be an experienced professional with demonstrated skills, Expertise and knowledge in project coordination, community engagement and monitoring and evaluation. He/she will have substantive knowledge in conflict assessment/prevention, peace-building, governance, civil society capacity building and/or mediation, and a familiarity with mass media as a tool for social change. The candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field such as monitoring and evaluation, international development, international relations or conflict management. He/she should have a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience with at least 3 of those years in Nigeria, ideally the Niger Delta. Ideally the candidate will have experience and implementing and monitoring/evaluating programs relevant to the prevention and mitigation of conflict, crisis response, or stabilization.

  • In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience interacting and coordinating with Nigerian government officials, international and local NGOs, community-based organizations, and/or members of the campaign's target audience (restive youth (current and former militants, Amnesty recipients, and cultists).
  • He/she must possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills in English, and with Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficiency in one or more local language(s) of the Niger Delta would be an asset.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel and work in the Niger Delta, with periodic trips to Lagos and other locations

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience and education.

 

Communication Officer

The candidate should possess BA in Mass Communication, Media Studies or Journalism with at least 3 years working experience in a similar role within the NGO/civil sector. Previous experience in the media industry is an advantage. The candidate should have the following knowledge and skills.

  • Proven writing skills particularly articles into simple digestible releases, designing campaign communication material.
  • Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns.
  • A solid understanding of new-media and internet technologies and social media, and experience of working with Web Content Management Systems would be essential.
  • A working knowledge of conventional media; radio, newspaper and television particularly in how the organisation can utilise these tools to address the various issues plaguing the Niger Delta region.
  • Knowledge of the social, economic and political situation in the Niger Delta region.
  • Proficiency in one the languages spoken within the Niger Delta
  • Knowledge of international development issues would be an advantage.

 

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience and education.

 

Project Officer

The Project Officer will support the Program Manager in the implementation of specific activities under the conflict related project Candidates will be selected based on proven experience and capacity with evidence of the following or equivalent experience as follows:

  • Undergraduate degree in development studies, social sciences or related field;
  • Spoken and written fluency in English
  • IT skills: word, excel and online communication skills;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • Proven experience in project planning and implementation;
  • At least 2-3 years' experience in development work in Niger Delta with a focus on capacity building, research and documentation, community mobilisation, advocacy on conflict issues.

 

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience and education.

 

Finance Officer

Candidate should possess B.Sc or HND in Accounting, Finance and Economics. Conversant with the use of different accounting packages, preferably QuickBooks. Not less than 5 years post qualification experience in the NGO sector. Experience with EU and USG donor financial reporting requirements is an added advantage. Exposure to the handling of project and counterpart fund reporting. Must be a team player, possess excellent communication and writing skills and should be able to show characteristics of integrity and commitment to work.
The Finance Officer will report directly to the Admin and Finance Manager

Core Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper authorization and approval of all expenses according to project approved budget.
  • Ensure adequate documentation of receipts, invoices and supporting documents for all advances, payments and retirements.
  • Provide technical support and logistics to project implementation team and partners in the field.
  • Oversee the financial operations of the project and ensure timely and accurate financial reports and practices including cash management, payroll, financial disbursements, ledgers etc.
  • Responsible for entering financial information into the accounting system and maintaining all financial records.
  • Manage financial control, prepare and analyse budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to the organization on budget expenditures.
  • Obtain approvals from the Management and from the donor on all procurements and purchases for the project.
  • Report regularly on project budget variance analysis for decision making.
  • Provide orientation and training to the organization staff on cost-effective management.
  • Ensure timely weekly, monthly and quarterly financial reports are completed and submitted to donors.
  • Oversee the financial audits of the project.

 

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience and education.

 

Admin/Procurement Officer

An Admin and Procurement Officer is required at Citizens Direct Network, (NGO) an equal opportunity employer based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. CDN helps communities, especially those in the global South where big businesses' impacts are greatest, to communicate and negotiate with other stakeholders whose investments and operations affects their lives, livelihoods and environment.

Qualification/Knowledge/Skills

  • Candidate should possess B.Sc or HND in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management and Economics.  
  • Not less than 3 years post qualification experience in the NGO sector
  • Experience with US reporting, procurement standards is an added advantage
  • Must be a team player, possess excellent communication and writing skills and should be able to show characteristics of integrity and commitment to work.

Other Essential skills needed:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Rigorous analytical skills and working with little or no supervision
  • Proven writing and research skills
  • A positive problem solving approach

 Key Responsibilities

  • To assist in the selection of appropriate suppliers and contractors, to promote good procurement practice with due regard to sustainability, ethical purchasing standards.
  • Implement cost reduction measures in all aspects of transactions and activities.
  • Lead the tactical and strategic functions of Purchasing including material planning, negotiations, vendor relationships, inventory and infrastructure to support the needs of the organization.
  • Manage the daily supply chain management of goods required to meet organizational demands.
  • Drive an on time delivery program that promotes high performing vendors.
  • Provide updated pricing model development that accounts for both the current
  • Develop systems and practices that promote extraordinary results of Purchasing that support efficiencies throughout the supply chain.
  • Encourage development and execution of strategic cost-saving ideas.
  • Oversee inventory control, mitigate inventory risk, review variances and identify opportunities to improve inventory accuracy.
  • Administer employment agreements
  • Verify and report on benefits payments
  • Maintain the leave management system
  • Prepare payroll
  • Supervise administrative services within the office
  • Manage the filing, storage and security of documents
  • Respond to inquiries
  • Manage the repair and maintenance of computer and office equipment
  • Maintain insurance coverage's Supervise customer services and respond to customer inquiries Assist with preparation of Bylaws
  • Assist with preparation and advertising of contract documents and administer contracts
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned by supervisor

 

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience and education.

 

Transport Officer

A Transport Officer is required at Citizens Direct Network. (NGO) an equal opportunity employer based in Port Harcourt. Rivers State, CDN helps communities especially those in the global South where big businesses' impacts are greatest, to communicate and negotiate with other stakeholders whose investments and operations affects their lives, livelihoods and environment.

Qualification/Knowledge/Skills

  • Candidate should possess a minimum of SSCE/GCE certificate
  • Not less than 10 years driving experience in the NGO sector
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be a team player, have the ability to read and write English language. Must have metal ability to handle receipts, read maps, road signs
  • Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems and should be able to show characteristics of integrity, dependability, self-control, paying attention to details, cooperation and commitment to work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drives an assigned route to transport individuals to and from various human services locations, office and other locations.
  • Assume responsibility for care, tidiness and total maintenance of vehicle.
  • Maintaining a variety of records, such as time at each stop, purpose of trip, mileage and vehicle maintenance.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned by supervisor.

 

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience and education.

 

Method of Application
Interested candidates should send a brief covering letter and curriculum vitae to Daniel Bob Manuel Admin Officer, SDN at [email protected] with a copy to the email [email protected] and Program Manager Advert in the subject line

Applications must be received before September 23rd, 2013.
Your application will be acknowledged but only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.

For further information on SDN, visit www.stakeholderdemocracy.org and www.stand.stakeholderdemocracy.org







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