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Development Alternatives, Inc (DAI) is a worldwide improvement organization. For over 45 years, we have taken a shot at the forefronts of universal improvement, handling key social and monetary advancement issues caused by wasteful markets, inadequate administration, and shakiness. Right now, DAI is conveying comes about that issue in somewhere in the range of 80 nations. Our improvement arrangements transform thoughts into affect by uniting new mixes of aptitude and development over numerous controls.

Our customers incorporate worldwide advancement offices, universal loaning establishments, private partnerships and philanthropies, and national governments.

We are enrolling to fill the positions underneath:

Title: Grants Manager – MADE II
Job Code: 3452
Location: Abuja
Project Title: Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) Phase II
Reports to:Deputy Team Leader/Operations Manager
Start Date:  March 2018
Programme Overview
Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II is a 2 year phase II of an earlier 4.5 year programme that uses the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta States. The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 155,000 poor people, 50 per cent of whom will be women, by up to 15 per cent.

MADE II will also, identify and address livelihood and economic factors contributing to human trafficking, forced labour and modern day slavery in the region, particularly in Edo State. MADE II will pilot interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of MDS, strengthen efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability. A target of increasing incomes or providing livelihood opportunities to 30,000 people (as part of the target to add 155,000 incomes increases) within at risk geographies and demographic groups. MADE II will focus on sectors such as ICT, hospitality and the creative industries to support investment and growth in sectors that are seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking, and thus reduce drivers for emigration

The programme’s base is Port Harcourt, with project offices in Abuja and Benin City.

Scope of Work

  • The MADE Grants Manager, based in Abuja Nigeria.
  • The Grants Manager will devise and manage the design, development, implementation and programme monitoring and evaluation of grant-making authority and grants management policies, procedures, and practices related to the MADE project.
  • For this role you will ideally have previously worked in Grants Management from an operational aspect in previous donor funded projects.
  • You will be familiar with the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) procedures and requirements for grants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Revise the existing grants procedures in line with DFID and DAI guidelines including the development of a Grants Manual and other tools as required
  • Evaluate grant applications and ensuring proper negotiation of the terms and conditions for grants
  • Work closely with Finance Manager and Portfolio managers in monitoring grantee compliance with financial management and reporting obligations and facilitating timely disbursements
  • Support the DTL/Operations Manager in the development of capacity-building plans for assessment of the financial, grants management and administrative capacity of grantees
  • Manage the on-going assessment of performance delivery of grantees against project objectives
  • Liaise closely with grantees to ensure understanding of and compliance with the grants management manual and procedures
  • Working closely with grantees and other DAI specialists, coach grantees to enhance effective compliance with grant obligations
  • Ensure grants management records are uploaded into TAMIS (in house procurement system) efficiently and accurately and ensure TAMIS is always up to date
  • Through regular reporting processes (biweekly and monthly), provide advice to DTL on grants management delivery and performance overall programme grantees;
  • Guide grantees in implementing their proposals according to MADE guidelines;
  • In collaboration with the DTL, undertake scheduled and spot check field visits to grantees;
  • Contribute specialised input to the DAI quarterly consolidated report to DFID;
  • Provide other support to the DAI team effort as requested by DTL;
  • With all team members, participate in identifying and articulating a thematically-based risk and mitigation strategy for MADE;
  • Participate in MADE’s meetings as required;
  • Contribute to efforts in meeting donor reporting requirements as well as reporting to DAI Europe home office;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Skills & Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Economics, Accounting, or related fields.
  • 10 years’ overall grants experience working in development programs in Africa preferably in Nigeria.
  • Grant management and development of grant mechanisms
  • Experience working with donors preferably DFID
  • Strong skill set in reporting, finance and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience establishing and managing grants programs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English (both written and oral) is essential

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Finance & Administrative Officer – MADE II
Job Code: 3451
Locations: Benin City/Port Harcourt/Abuja
Project Title: Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) Phase II
Reports to: Finance Manager
Start date: March 2018
Programme Overview

  • Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II is a 2 year phase II of an earlier 4.5 year programme that uses the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta States. The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 155,000 poor people, 50 per cent of whom will be women, by up to 15 per cent.
  • MADE II will also, identify and address livelihood and economic factors contributing to human trafficking, forced labour and modern day slavery in the region, particularly in Edo State. MADE II will pilot interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of MDS, strengthen efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability.
  • A target of increasing incomes or providing livelihood opportunities to 30,000 people (as part of the target to add 155,000 incomes increases) within at risk geographies and demographic groups. MADE II will focus on sectors such as ICT, hospitality and the creative industries to support investment and growth in sectors that are seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking, and thus reduce drivers for emigration
  • The programme’s base is Port Harcourt, with project offices in Abuja and Benin City.

Tasks

  • Ensure that the office administration and finances are kept in line with the assigned budget.
  • Oversee general accounts and bookkeeping for the office.
  • Maintain and develop processes and systems for managing the day to day operations of the office.
  • Assist with the organisation of events held by the programme, including booking venues and catering.
  • Oversee procurement of all office requirements, plus those required for events.
  • Maintain and develop a database of the international and national experts required for the programme.
  • Assist the Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, Finance Manager, Portfolio Manager with general secretariat needs.
  • Assist the Project Experts as needed.
  • Organising meetings.
  • Minute taking.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Previous experience of working with the DFID / donor funded projects is a distinct advantage.
  • Computer literacy and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Package programmes (Excel etc.)
  • General accounting and procurement experience.
  • Ability to work upon your own initiative, demonstrated through the management of projects.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Proactive and diligent in carrying out tasks.

Education:

  • Degree in Business/Public Management / Administration desirable.
  • Preferably hold certificates for basic accounting/bookkeeping and office management.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Finance Manager – MADE II
Job Code: 3451
Location: Port Harcourt
Project Title: Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) Phase II
Reports to: Deputy Team Leader/Operations Manager
Start date: March 2018
Programme Overview

  • Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II is a 2 year phase II of an earlier 4.5 year programme that uses the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta States. The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 155,000 poor people, 50 per cent of whom will be women, by up to 15 per cent.
  • MADE II will also, identify and address livelihood and economic factors contributing to human trafficking, forced labour and modern day slavery in the region, particularly in Edo State. MADE II will pilot interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of MDS, strengthen efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability.
  • A target of increasing incomes or providing livelihood opportunities to 30,000 people (as part of the target to add 155,000 incomes increases) within at risk geographies and demographic groups. MADE II will focus on sectors such as ICT, hospitality and the creative industries to support investment and growth in sectors that are seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking, and thus reduce drivers for emigration
  • The programme’s base is Port Harcourt, with project offices in Abuja and Benin City.

Scope of work

  • The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the financial and administrative activities of the program.
  • This will include providing technical assistance to the staff in implementing financial procedures and to ensure compliance with national regulations and DAI procedures. The Finance Manager will be located in Port Harcourt for the duration of the program.

Tasks

  • Manage payroll functions (possibly in cooperation with an outsource agency)
  • Manage, process and account for all expenditures under the Programme with final authorization from DTL
  • Ensure non-billable requirements are kept to a minimum with final authorization of DTL
  • Provide to DTL with annual budget of expenditure as well as quarterly and monthly forecasts against budget statements
  • Provide actual spent on a weekly basis to DTL
  • Allocate projects funds among various program activities with the authorization of the DTL
  • Oversee and ensure adequate programme burn rate per line of budget
  • Set up and refine financial systems to DFID requirements with the DTL
  • Prepare regular reports for appropriate management as necessary or requested
  • Any other reasonable requests from the DTL, Project Manager or Project Accountant in London
  • Oversee and manage financial and administrative tasks of Finance and Administration Officers in Benin city, Port Harcourt and Abuja.

Deliverables:

  • Monthly financial reports to the DTL
  • Payroll preparation to the Outsource Agency for payment of salaries
  • Review monthly and quarterly budget forecasts for Program activities with the technical team for final approval by the DTL
  • Weekly update on the spent for DTL’s review
  • Monitoring of administrative tasks
  • Make sure procurement is done via TAMIS

Key Skills & Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Economics, Accounting or related fields.
  • 10 years’ overall finance experience working in development programs in Africa preferably in Nigeria.
  • Experience managing administrative tasks
  • Experience working with Oracle-based accounting and financial management preferred
  • Proven knowledge and experience working on donor programmes, preferably DFID
  • Demonstrate experience in similar complex programs
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Fluency in English

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Investment Manager
Job Code: 3448
Location: Benin City, Edo
Project Title: Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE)
Reports to: Edo State Investment Portfolio Manager (ESIM)
Start date: March 2018
Programme Overview

  • Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II is a 2 year phase II of an earlier 4.5 year programme that uses the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta States.
  • The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 155,000 poor people, 50 per cent of whom will be women, by up to 15 per cent.
  • MADE II will also, identify and address livelihood and economic factors contributing to human trafficking, forced labour and modern day slavery in the region, particularly in Edo State. MADE II will pilot interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of MDS, strengthen efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability.
  • A target of increasing incomes or providing livelihood opportunities to 30,000 people (as part of the target to add 155,000 incomes increases) within at risk geographies and demographic groups.
  • MADE II will focus on sectors such as ICT, hospitality and the creative industries to support investment and growth in sectors that are seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking, and thus reduce drivers for emigration
  • The programme’s base is Port Harcourt, with project offices in Abuja and Benin City.

Objectives of the Role

  • The Senior Investment Manager Edo (SIM) position will be integral to achieving MADE’s stated aims. Reporting to the Edo State Investment Portfolio Manager (ESIM), She/he will provide technical leadership, guidance in managing multiple programme interventions. The SIM will manage and lead a portfolio team of intervention officers and field officers in select economic and enterprise activities.
  • The SIM will develop and maintain close relationships with project partners (mostly businesses) while overseeing and coordinating the implementation of project interventions.
  • S/he will work in close collaboration with the ESIM to develop, realise, and communicate the programme’s strategic vision to internal and external stakeholders.
  • The SIM Edo will have line management responsibilities for the select intervention managers.  She/he will be responsible for ensuring that Intervention Managers and/or Officers are effectively and appropriately managed to deliver and report on programme results.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Intervention Design and Implementation:

  • Overseeing Investment Officers in the effective project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of progress and outputs against the plan for their interventions.
  • Overseeing and maintaining the quarterly, annual and full project plan in timely manner to meet quarterly reporting and planning requirements.
  • Supporting and overseeing Intervention Managers and /or Officers performance using the project plan to ensure implementation is undertaken in accordance with the plan and any avoidable deviations are minimised.
  • Contributing to the early stages of intervention design to ensure they comply with programme and intervention mandates.
  • Defining or reassessing sectors that are of chief importance to develop the markets for the poor in the select sector.
  • Related to the select sectors, identifying and analysing the enterprise and investment opportunities, supporting functions, and assessing key constraints.
  • Identifying appropriate intervention areas and develop potential project interventions in close collaboration with external partners / stakeholders in the market.
  • Ensuring that project interventions conform with set principles and have the potential to have sustainable impact at scale for the targeted beneficiaries (potential migrant) and have the potential for up-scaling within the sector to have indirect outreach to a wider group of poor within the sector.
  • Supporting other intervention managers and project staff to think strategically about the scaling-up potential across the programme.
  • Supporting the development and updating of a detailed monthly intervention work programme of intervention tasks and activities.
  • Identifying outputs and outcomes in line with planned activities and logframe indicators as agreed with the MRM lead, ESIM and Team leader.
  • Ensuring monthly monitoring and reporting of intervention performance against these outputs, outcomes and indicators.
  • Ensuring that intervention records, data and files are up to-date and accessible for review as needed by the team.
  • Contributing as appropriate and as agreed to the development of intervention tools and the capacity building of key stakeholders in the sectors.
  • Identifying the need for external advisory support, along with the ESIM, the team leader and project director.
  • Drafting terms of references for consultants and identify potential candidates. The SIM Edo will lead and manage consultants in the development of respective outputs and interventions.
  • Facilitating collaboration across interventions as appropriate to ensure value for money of the project.
  • The SIM Edo defines in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and potential partner organisations the scope of implementation and where applicable negotiates a formal agreement.

Collaboration and Coordination with Cross-Cutting Functions:

  • Supports ESIM to engage cross-cutting area managers on intervention strategies and workplans
  • Supports ESIM to identify and communicate required areas of input and support in both intervention design and implementation.
  • Supports ESIM to identify and leverage synergies between cross-cutting functions and enterprise and investment activities

Strategic Leadership:

  • Support ESIM in collaboration with the Team Leader, to inform programme’s strategic vision and direction, identifying areas for new intervention, scale-up or scale-down.
  • Supports ESIM to liaise with key programme stakeholders and participate in multi-stakeholder platforms on programme’s strategic approach, achievements, and lessons.

People Management:

  • Supports investment officers in ensuring quality programme delivery (technical and financial) through mentoring and providing constructive feedback on areas of strength as well as required improvement.
  • Supports ESIM to identify and proactively resolve conflict between Edo State team as well as cross-cutting function members.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Undertake tasks provided in agreed deliverables as planned and agreed with the ESIM, Deputy Team Leader or Team leader to time and budget;
  • Take responsibility when requested for periodic activities and ensure these are completed in a regular and effective manner
  • Helpful and positive attitude

Key Skills & Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in economics, business, or a related field
  • 7 years’ experience working on enterprise development and agri-business development programmes delivering demonstrated results, preferably in Africa
  • 5 years’ experience designing and managing economic and incomes generating activities in developing countries, preferably in Africa
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex teams
  • Strong business management and financial management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Previous experience with DFID funded projects would be advantageous
  • Fluency English is required

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this position

 

Job Title: Edo State Investment Portfolio Manager – MADE II
Job Code: 3447
Location: Benin City, Edo
Project Title: Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II
Reports to: Team Leader
Starting Date: March 2018
Programme Overview

  • Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) II is a 2 year phase II of an earlier 4.5 year programme that uses the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to generate pro-poor and inclusive economic growth in the non-oil sectors of the nine Niger Delta States.
  • The programme’s stated objective is to raise the incomes of at least 155,000 poor people, 50 per cent of whom will be women, by up to 15 per cent.
  • MADE II will also, identify and address livelihood and economic factors contributing to human trafficking, forced labour and modern day slavery in the region, particularly in Edo State. MADE II will pilot interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of MDS, strengthen efforts to combat slavery and reduce vulnerability.
  • A target of increasing incomes or providing livelihood opportunities to 30,000 people (as part of the target to add 155,000 incomes increases) within at risk geographies and demographic groups.
  • MADE II will focus on sectors such as ICT, hospitality and the creative industries to support investment and growth in sectors that are seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking, and thus reduce drivers for emigration
  • The programme’s base is Port Harcourt, with project offices in Abuja and Benin City.

Objectives of the Role

  • The Edo State Investment Manager (ESIM) position will be integral to achieving MADE’s stated aims. Reporting to the Team Leader, She/he will provide technical leadership, guidance and oversight to the Edo State office team in the design, implementation, and management of economic and livelihood opportunities  in select sectors seen as ‘aspirational’ and attractive to potential victims of trafficking.
  • Since there are numerous additional activities to the success of this component of the programme such as the development of qualified co-facilitators, the ESIM will design, manage and report on those initiatives and special studies on a quarterly basis in close liaison with the TL.
  • Further, S/he will lead programme exploration in new initiatives for Edo State with focus on bright ideas, export oriented initiatives and investments.
  • In addition, the ESIM will lead initiatives in communications for behavioural change and leveraging opportunities with NGO. S/he will support programme officers mainstreaming market development interventions in Edo state and will champion external partner management and Government relations.
  • The ESIM will ensure effective coordination and collaboration with the Cross-cutting Managers in the Advocacy and Communications, Access to Finance, Gender, Grants, and Measurement and Results Management functional areas as well as with the Operations and Finance Manager.
  • S/he will work in close collaboration with the Team Leader and Senior Management Team to develop, realise, and communicate the programme’s strategic vision to internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ESIM will have line management responsibilities for the Edo State Team.  She/he will be responsible for ensuring that Managers and Officers are effectively and appropriately managed to deliver and report on programme results.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Intervention Design and Implementation:

  • Coordinate and oversee the management of implementation activities in line with intervention strategies and results chains as well as programme strategy and milestones, both technical and financial.
  • Guide intervention conceptualisation, design, adaptation, and scale-up in response to changing sector and political economy realities.
  • Ensure that proper documentation (agreed intervention justifications, deal notes, etc.) are properly reviewed and signed off on by the Team Leader and Technical Director.
  • Guide annual and quarterly budget development in line with intervention strategies and results chains as well as overarching programme strategy and budget.
  • Revise and adjust intervention result chains on at least an annual basis.
  • Identify and engage with key project partners (i.e. private sector firms, co-facilitators etc.) to inform intervention design, elicit participation, and assess intervention progress as required.
  • Identify and leverage synergies between intervention areas and activities.

Reporting and Work Planning:

  • In collaboration with the Team Leader and Cross-cutting managers lead annual and quarterly work-planning (technical and financial) and review sessions.
  • Lead the drafting of technical sections of the quarterly reports to the designated timeframe in order to ensure the delivery of quality quarterly and annual reports.
  • Reports should capture progress against WP indicators, updated results chains by the Edo State team members, identification of, and reflection on, political economy and behavioural changes.
  • Be accountable for the ongoing budget expenditures by the Edo State Team

Collaboration and Coordination with Cross-Cutting Functions:

  • Proactively engage Cross-cutting area managers on intervention strategies and workplans
  • Proactivity identify and communicate required areas of input and support in both intervention design and implementation.
  • Proactively identify and leverage synergies between cross-cutting functions and Edo State investment activities

Strategic Leadership:

  • In collaboration with the Team Leader, inform programme’s strategic vision and direction, identifying areas for new intervention, pilot and scale-up or scale-down.
  • Liaise with key programme stakeholders and participate in multi-stakeholder platforms on programme’s strategic approach, achievements, and lessons.
  • Participate in Senior Management and Home-office Planning Meetings as required.

People Management:

  • Oversee Edo State team management, ensuring quality programme delivery (technical and financial) through mentoring and providing constructive feedback on areas of strength as well as required improvement.
  • Identify and proactively resolve conflict between technical team as well as cross-cutting function members.
  • Engage with the Team Leader and DAI Head Office on personnel issues.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Undertake tasks provided in agreed deliverables as planned and agreed with the Deputy Team Leader or Team leader to time and budget;
  • Take responsibility when requested for periodic activities and ensure these are completed in a regular and effective manner
  • Helpful and positive attitude

Key Skills & Qualifications

  • A Graduate Degree in Economics, Business, or a related field
  • 10 years’ experience working on enterprise development and agri-business development programmes delivering demonstrated results, preferably in Africa
  • 5 years’ experience designing and managing economic and incomes generating activities in developing countries, preferably in Africa
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex teams
  • Strong business management and financial management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Previous experience with DFID funded projects would be advantageous
  • Fluency English is required.

Interested  candidates should:
Click here to apply for this position

Deadline  30th January, 2018.

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