Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Job Openings at Pact Nigeria, 11th December, 2019

Pact West Africa is a Non-Governmental Organization with over a decade of experience working in Nigeria to create thriving, resilient communities that are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact West Africa started operations as Pact Nigeria in 2005, and builds capacity of civil society organizations and improves the livelihoods and health of the poor and marginalized in the society. Pact has 46 staff in Nigeria. Pact is seeking a qualified consultant to facilitate a three-day team building exercise and to compile a report outlining the workshop’s proceedings, including practical recommendations and operational tools which can be used by the team in the future.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Project Director ACHIEVE

Job ID: 2019-1345
Location: Nigeria
Category: Program/Project
Details
  • At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Department:
  • Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
Position Overview
  • Pact seeks a PD for the ACHIEVE Nigeria OVC Capacity Development program.  ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. In Nigeria, ACHIEVE will provide technical assistance and mentorship services to four local implementers who are prime implementers of USAID orphans and vulnerable children projects in four different regions of Nigeria. The purpose of the project is that OVC and their households have improved access to HIV sensitive OVC services that supports their health and well-being. The first main task is to provide capacity development via supportive supervision for local partners to support HIV sensitive OVC services.  The second task is to provide capacity development support for local implementing partners to maintain adequate financial management, program management, operational and monitoring and evaluations systems to implement their USAID funded awards.
  • The Project Director will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. S/he will supervise project implementation to ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The Project Director will provide technical and strategic leadership of all aspects of the project. S/he will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners.
Key Responsibilities
  • Represent Pact and the ACHIEVE program and act as the main point of contact in Nigeria for USAID’s Activity Manager
  • Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, as well as review annual budgets and biannual reports
  • Manage a team of up to 6 technical and administrative staff
  • Ensure compliance with Pact HQ and USAID requirements, policies, and regulations.
  • Act as a liaison to USAID and relevant ministries within the Government of the Nigeria to ensure smooth implementation of the project while laying the groundwork for sustainability
  • As needed, provide or ensure availability of high-quality technical assistance in OVC programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s objectives and targets and adhering to expected technical quality for OVC programs and reporting requirements
  • Provide and/or ensure availability of mentoring to local partners to strengthen their capacity for service delivery, compliance with donor rules and regulations, and USAID relationship and agreement management, as appropriate
  • Recruit, supervise and provide guidance and support to program management and administrative staff
  • Coordinate and as needed conduct monitoring visits to local implementing partners
  • Utilize a participatory approach to developing and updating the project work plans, ensuring programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with USAID and international standards
  • Coordinate with ACHIEVE HQ staff in the successful programmatic and technical implementation of the project including the timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables
  • Monitor project progress vis-a-vis expected objectives, ensuring efficient use of resources and compliance with donor requirements.
Basic Requirements
  • MPH/MPA/MBA or Masters in relevant field and a minimum of 11 years of professional experience or a BA/BS with 13 years of professional experience, including 8 years of management experience
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a senior manager of USAID-funded programs including those involving OVC
  • Five years prior experience in managing OVC programs funded by PEPFAR
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID Mission, implementing partners, and local NGOs
  • Proven skills in building organizational capacity in OVC, HIV/AIDS, and/or financial and operations management
  • Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, or policy development
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated success implementing programming at the community level
  • Expertise in and sensitivity to the socio-cultural barriers facing intended beneficiaries for this program
  • Local candidates preferred
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Finance and Grants Manager
Job ID: 2019-1346
Location: Nigeria
Category: Program/Project
Details
  • At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Department:
  • Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
Position Overview
  • Pact seeks a Finance and Grants Manager for the ACHIEVE Nigeria OVC program.  ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. In Nigeria, ACHIEVE will provide technical assistance and mentorship services to four local implementers who are prime implementers of USAID orphans and vulnerable children projects in four different regions of Nigeria. One of the objectives of these projects is to prevent HIV infection and facilitate access to HIV care and treatment for those that are HIV positive.
  • The second objective is to provide capacity development support for local implementing partners to maintain adequate financial management, program management, operational and monitoring and evaluations systems.
  • Reporting to the ACHIEVE Nigeria PD, the Finance and Grants Manager is responsible for training newly awarded local organizations in financial bookkeeping systems and grant making and management.
  • The Finance and Grants Manager will travel frequently to work closely with local implementers to develop capacity in financial reporting. S/he will train staff in USG-compliant grant making all aspects related to the drafting and monitoring of CD agreements with local implementing partners.
  • S/he will manage a Finance and Grants Advisor who will contribute to the training and mentoring of community-based organizations.
  • S/he will ensure implementation of financial policies are in line with USG regulations and Pact policies.
Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct training on finance and grant systems for newly-awarded local implementing partners
  • Ensure timely training of local implementers to understand and comply fully with donor requirements
  • Develop CD Partnership Agreements to guide the capacity building of each local organization
  • Ensure that project systems for CD Partnership Agreements are maintained and that regular reports are provided to Pact headquarters or to the donor as required
  • Support ACHIEVE Nigeria buy-in workplan and budget development
  • Organize and conduct financial and grants management trainings for local partners as related to project activity plans
  • Support project reporting, including semi-annual and annual reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Basic Requirements
  • Minimum of 7 -9 years of professional experience with an MS/MA/MBA or 9 – 11 years  professional experience and a BS/BA.
  • At least two years prior experience in managing PEPFAR/USAID-funded HIV/AIDS programs
  • Experience assessing the responsibility and grant-worthiness of organizations through financial statements, audits, and other documentation, including use of the NUPAS tool
  • Experience drafting and managing grants for USAID funded programs
  • Experience training on finance and compliance for USG funded projects
  • Experience managing operations for an international organization with multiple funding streams
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated success implementing programming at the community level

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: M&E Advisor
Job ID: 2019-1347
Location: Nigeria
Category: Program/Project
Details
  • At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future.
  • To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development.
  • Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more.
  • This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Department
  • Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future.
  • The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
Position Overview
  • Pact seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for the ACHIEVE Nigeria OVC program.  ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. In Nigeria, ACHIEVE will provide technical assistance and mentorship services to four local implementers who are prime implementers of USAID orphans and vulnerable children projects in four different regions of Nigeria.
  • One of the objectives of these projects is to prevent HIV infection and facilitate access to HIV care and treatment for those that are HIV positive.  The second objective is to provide capacity development support for local implementing partners to maintain adequate financial management, program management, operational and monitoring and evaluations systems.
  • The M&E Advisor will report to the ACHIEVE Nigeria Project Director and will be responsible for the following tasks: leading M&E capacity development activities, overseeing project M&E activities and reporting of performance and results. The M&E Advisor will focus efforts on ensuring adequate financial, operational, subgranting, and M&E capacity is developed among four local partners implementing USAID PEPFAR OVC projects as prime partners.
  • The M&E  Advisor also plays a pivotal role in enabling ACHIEVE to demonstrate project progress and impact and to use data collected to make informed and timely decisions related to project implementation.
  • S/he will also liaise with the ACHIEVE global M&E Manager, relevant technical advisors, and counterparts responsible for monitoring and evaluation and support project data collection and management in DHIS2 and the Capacity Solutions Platform.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead M&E capacity development for partners, supporting them to develop robust M&E systems to track indicators, analyze data, and report results to PEPFAR and USAID
  • Provide training, mentoring, and coaching to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems on M&E topics including demand-driven trainings, mentoring, and coaching to partners on data collection, data quality assurance, data management, analysis, reporting, data demand and use, and other topics as needed
  • Conduct various analysis tools (MECAT, ITOCA, etc.) to gauge baseline M&E capacities of local partners
  • Ensure flexibility and high quality of the capacity development support provided to partners
  • Manage project capacity development data in the project’s Capacity Solutions Platform (CSP), and train and support local partners to manage their own data in the CSP.
  • Design and implement the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan
  • Ensure project progress against targets is regularly tracked and evaluate project success in achieving objectives and goals.
  • Conduct data analysis and data visualization for tracking results, reporting, learning, and adaptive management.
  • Ensure data quality through data quality assessments, data cleaning, verification, and validation
  • Oversee all data collection efforts, including evaluation, surveys, assessments, and qualitative studies, as needed
Basic Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree with 11 – 13 years of experience in public health, epidemiology, social work, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics or a related field is required; Masters with 9 – 11 years of experiencce
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in designing, establishing, and managing monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring data quality, and managing data intensive, performance-based programs;
  • Demonstrated experience collecting, tracking, and reporting on PEPFAR MER indicators; experience entering data into PEPFAR’s DATIM system
  • Experience building capacity of local organizations to conduct M&E activities; experience in M&E for PEPFAR-funded programs strongly preferred
  • Experience with data visualization to afford the ease of use of data for decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID Mission, implementing partners, and local CSOs
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical expertise in capacity development, preferably in Nigeria
  • Experience with community-based OVC services
  • Local candidates preferred.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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