Job openings. Three of them ~ @omojuwa

Published:10 Jan, 2013

A reputable organisation is looking to recruit to fill 3 positions:

1. Finance and Admin

2. Research & Communications

3. Programme Coordinator

Please find the Job Descriptions attached – I would really appreciate your sharing with your wide network.

Roles are based in Abuja only.

Job Description
Job Title: Finance and Administration Coordinator
Reports to: CEO
Location: Abuja

General summary: The Finance and Administration Coordinator (FAC) is responsible for all financial and administrative affairs associated with the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund’s activities, including planning and monitoring investments, human resources, day-to-day accounting, account management, payroll and financial operations, preparation and monitoring of budgets and spending, preparation of the Fund’s tax returns, financial statements, and other financial filings required by applicable law. In summary, s/he is the primary source of financial and administrative advice to the CEO, and thus, the Board of Directors, and the staff on Fund-related matters. The FAC is an integral part of the management team of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund (WF) and is expected to participate actively in achieving the objectives of the WF which is to increase the representation of women in government and focus on successfully executing the strategic plans of the WF.

Technical knowledge, skills and experience: Relevant and demonstrable work experience is required in the three key areas: finance, office administration and human resource management. Educational qualifications must include background in finance and investment and post graduate and/or professional qualifications would be an advantage. Budget planning, organisational and human resource managerial skills and demonstrated experience including the ability to take initiative and work independently are essential. Knowledge and experience with accounting (Quicken, Excel, SunAccounts) and financial reporting are a must, while knowledge of and access to administrative software (Human Resource Manager, SunAccounts) would be a bonus. Membership of professional associations is expected and previous work in the civil society or development sector would be advantageous.

Key success factors
• Strong written and oral communication skills are important.
• Strong interpersonal and team building skills
• Demonstrated commitment to the beliefs and goals of the Fund,
• Well-organised and efficient at managing multiple tasks and meeting tight deadlines
• Innovative and creative thinking – applied to managing limited resources and problem solving
• Relationships in the banking and other financial services sector
• High emotional intelligence and ability to assess projects and/or plans

Physical requirements and work environment: This is an office setting work environment with intermittent physical activities as is required in a regular office space during working hours. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable a person with physical challenges to perform the job.

Remuneration: a competitive package based on experience.

The appointment will be for two years with possibility of renewal. A probation period of six months will be built into the two-year contract.

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Job Description
Job Title: Programs Coordinator
Reports to: CEO
Location: Abuja

General summary: The Programs Coordinator (PC) is responsible for designing, implementing and supervising programme-related activities including proposal writing, grant-making, reporting of projects, and supervision of teams assigned to the programme areas or projects. The PC evaluates and recommends grants, is responsible for achieving overall programme objectives, and is expected to foster collaboration with other donor agencies in line with the Strategic Plans of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund (WF). The PC reports to the CEO, is an integral part of the management team of the WF and is expected to perform such other duties as may be directed by the CEO and participate actively in achieving the objectives of the WF which is to increase the representation of women in government.

Technical knowledge, skills and experience: Relevant work experience in developing, designing and implementing programs in the development and civil society sector is a must. Educational background in gender-related issues and or women movements and organisations is preferred but social sciencies and relevant experience is acceptable while a postgraduate education would be a bonus. Previous experience with grant-making/grant-seeking and gender development is highly desirable. Other requirements are good working knowledge and understanding of logical frameworks; participatory program Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) especially in identifying and overcoming barriers to effective program monitoring and the ability to generate, collate and analyse qualitative and quantitative M&E data. Other skills required are good report writing, ability to design communication plans and develop content for communication around programs.

Key success factors
• Strong written and oral communication skills are important.
• Strong interpersonal and team building skills
• Demonstrated commitment to the beliefs and goals of the Women’s Fund,
• Efficient at managing multiple tasks and meeting tight deadlines
• Innovative and creative thinking – applied to managing limited resources and problem solving
• Experience with mass communication and desk top publishing
• Relationships in the media, political arena and gender development sector
• Exceptional organisational and managerial skills and demonstrated experience including the ability to take initiative and work independently
• Ability to understand and navigate cultural and social nuances effectively

Remuneration: a competitive package based on experience.

The appointment will be for two years with possibility of renewal. A probation period of six months will be built into the two-year contract.
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Job Description
Job Title: Research and Communication Coordinator
Reports to: CEO
Location: Abuja

General summary: The Research and Communication Coordinator (RCC) is responsible for how the organization is perceived internally and externally – managing public relations and using research findings to further the interests of the organization namely in achieving set objectives and building a media profile. As the RCC in a start-up non-profit, the RCC will be responsible for ensuring that the organization becomes synonymous with women in politics and government in Nigeria in lines with the Strategic Plans of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund (WF). The RCC will report to the CEO and is expected to perform such other duties as may be directed by the CEO and participate actively in achieving the objectives of the WF.

Technical knowledge, skills and experience: The RCC must have experience designing research projects including selecting and utilizing appropriate methodologies, identifying data sources, analyzing and documenting data, drawing conclusions and communicating the results creatively to a range of audiences. For the communication aspect of the role, the RCC must demonstrate strong writing and editing skills; understand and be fluent in the use of software applications, such as Word and PowerPoint; understand and be able to apply various style guides and citation systems; have the ability to multi-task and set priorities; manage time efficiently; demonstrate strong teamwork skills; build relationships with data/information sources; maintain a project calendar; and deliver communication output within assigned deadlines. The RCC is required to have formal education qualifications in journalism and/or any of the relevant social sciences as well as previous work experience in research and communication.

Key success factors
• Strong writing and editing skills are vital
• Capabilities to manage website, blogs and other social media platforms is essential
• Ability to analyse, summarise and publish data with the minimum supervision
• Working knowledge of Corel Draw, PDF and other skills relevant to creating electronic newsletters are important
• Strong interpersonal and team building skills
• Demonstrated commitment to the beliefs and goals of the Fund,
• Well-organised and efficient at managing multiple tasks and meeting tight deadlines
• Innovative and creative thinking – applied to managing limited resources and problem solving
• Relationships in the media, development and non-profit sectors
• High emotional intelligence and ability to assess projects and/or plans

Physical requirements and work environment: The job requires the discipline of reporting to work daily within the office hours as well as the flexibility and commitment necessary to work outside the set office hours. Physical activity necessary to execute responsibilities is required.

Remuneration: a competitive package based on experience.

The appointment will be for two years with possibility of renewal. A probation period of six months will be built into the two-year contract.

Send applications attached in MS Word to aosori@nigerianwomentrustfund.org

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