Helen Keller International (HKI) Jobs in Nigeria [2 new]

Latest jobs vacancies at Helen Keller International (HKI) in Nigeria  August 13, 2022.

Helen Keller International (HKI) – Established in 1915, is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States.

HKI implements integrated package of cost-effective interventions that are proven to improve maternal and child nutrition. HKI supports policies and programs on food fortification, vitamin A supplementation, infant and young child feeding, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, community-based management of acute malnutrition and prevention and treatment of neglected tropical diseases. At the core of HKI’s programs is advocacy and social behavior change communication to various stakeholders. HKI also undertakes cutting-edge research to influence policy decisions and inform program quality.

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 Aug 2022. Finance Intern

Job Title: Finance Intern | Location: Abuja (FCT)  | Helen Keller International (HKI)

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Overall Responsibilities

  • The Finance Intern will assist the Country Office Finance Team in ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Helen Keller policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.
  • The FI is aware of, and adheres to, Helen Keller’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare payment vouchers.
  • Assist to properly code all transactions.
  • Assist in Processing payment of expenses, including per diem and retirements.
  • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
  • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher.
  • Maintain accounting files.
  • Tracking and following up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
  • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.

Key Qualifications

  • University Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School.
  • Experience as an Accountant or understanding of key aspects of accounting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Specific qualification in management of a large and busy office
  • Familiarity with the PEPFAR or interest in learning about public health issues
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multitask
  • Ability to respond to new challenges in a flexible and thoughtful manner

Terms & Conditions

  • This is a local posting in Nigeria, and as such, is subject to local terms and conditions.
  • In the spirit of our founder and namesake, Helen Keller is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is fully valued.

Application Closing Date
27th May, 2022

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the job title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
  • We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above

NTDs Program Officer, Adamawa, Borno and Katsina

Locations: Adamawa, Borno and Katsina
Reports to: State Team Lead

Job Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the State Team Lead, the NTDs Program Officer assists with the formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of NTDs program in the State.
  • He/she ensures consistency with the project set priorities and outcomes in the state.

Essential Functions
Program Planning:

  • In collaboration with the state Team Lead/NHP, facilitate the creation and implementation of a detailed annual work-plan, which identifies sequences of activities needed to successfully implement the project in the most cost-effective manner and ensure project objectives are met in line with national policies, Helen Keller’s goals and those of the donor.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, facilitate the development and roll out of detailed implementation plans (DIP) to scale up Mass drug Administration (MDA) in endemic LGAs with the view to eliminate and control NTDs
  • Review the project schedule with Helen Keller State Team Lead/HNP and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise and regularly review the schedule as required.

Program Management:

  • In collaboration with the other stakeholders, ensure Helen Keller program partners execute the project according to their respective project plans;
  • Document project activities and ensure that all project data is appropriately secured;
  • Monitor the progress of the project implementation and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the project remains on track and is successfully implemented.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project;
  • In collaboration with the Helen Keller finance officer and other project staff, ensure project funds are utilized and retired according to established accounting policies and procedures

Program Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • In collaboration with M&E officer, assist with the implementation and development of Monitoring and Evaluation tools according to Helen Keller, FMOH and donor standards;
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of international standards as set by FMOH, Helen Keller and donor.
  • Internally and when requested, support external evaluations on the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase of the project and as required.
  • Disseminate findings from assessment/evaluations to support organizational learning and contribute to policy processing or development;

Advocacy and Strategic Alliances:

  • Build and maintain working relationships with both government and key project stakeholders at all levels in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility;
  • Represent Helen Keller towards local partners and at other appropriate fora;

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Successful implementation of the projects based on:
  • Effective tracking and reporting of program indicators
  • Implementation of annual work plans in collaboration with other project staff and government stakeholders

Required minimum Education / Experience / Skills

  • Graduate Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Management or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Postgraduate Degree in related field preferred
  • At least 3 years’ working experience in managing a community eye health or neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) program.
  • Willingness to travel within the state and other parts of the country as needed
  • Basic technical knowledge of PCT/IDM NTDs and Trachoma SAFE Strategy is preferable;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge pertaining to the job requirements
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision and able to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellent personal integrity and confidentially

Terms & Conditions

  • This is a local posting in Nigeria, and as such, is subject to local terms and conditions.

Application Closing Date
12th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • There is no relocation allowance for the roles
  • In the spirit of our founder and namesake, Helen Keller is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is fully valued.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
  • We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above.

Human Resources / Admin Officer

Helen Keller International | Location: Abuja

Background

  • The USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners.
  • The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition.
  • Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
  • The overall purpose of the project in Nigeria is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria.

Scope of the Position  

  • The HR / Admin Officer works under the direct supervision of HR/Admin. Coordinator to implement practices and activities of the Human Resources and Administrative Management in the project providing a full spectrum of HR services and Administration linked to organizational and project needs and objectives.
  • He or she works closely with Regional HR Manager, Country Director, COP, and the Nigeria Leadership Team to support the achievement of organizational and project goals and objectives through the development, implementation, and management of HR activities.
  • He or she also has dotted line reporting to the  snr Program Officer

Human Resources:

  • Ensure all recruitment policies and procedures are adhered to and recommend improvements.
  • Review and prepare recruitment materials including job descriptions, job specifications, adverts and interview questions for positions to be filled.
  • Carry out short listing, coordinate and participate in interviews.
  • Conduct reference checks. And manage bio- data forms
  • Manage all new hire employment forms.
  • Maintains an active and organized data bank of applicants for various positions.
  • Plan and conduct/coordinate new employee orientation including provision of information about policies, job duties, working conditions, opportunities for employee benefits etc.
  • Assist to oversee the administration of the health benefits and pension program.  Collaborate with the Management Team on the management of the provider relationships.
  • Conduct salary negotiations for new staff. Review all offers to selected candidates, ensuring equity within the different projects and Operations units.
  • Communicate proposed salary changes to the Country Director for approval.
  • Review local payroll to ensure accuracy and timely submission of information.
  • Ensure that all promotions are properly justified both technically and in terms of compensation.
  • Support initiatives geared towards creation of a safe, healthy, and happy workplace such as open-door policy, One Helen Keller principle, trainings and safeguards that promote safety and security at workplace.
  • Work with Supervisors/Managers to ensure that all new staff have set objectives for the probation period, manage due dates and decisions to confirm further employment.
  • Manage the full cycle performance review cycle process and ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Assist Supervisors/Mangers with managing performance issues.
  • Management of staff exits, including conducting of exit interviews.
  • Provides technical support and back stopping for HR/Admin Coordinator.
  • Supervision of HR Assistant/Associate.

Operations – The HR/Administrative Officer is to ensure implementation of operational strategies including:

  • Full compliance of administrative activities with Helen Keller regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Support to the Helen Keller Country Office administrative business processes;
  • Implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies in consultations with office management.

Office Coordination – The HR/Administrative Officer will ensure effective and efficient provision of project coordination activities which include:

  • Coordination of logistics including booking of flight and hotel reservations, making arrangement for transportation, review of travel authorizations, documentation, and payments.
  • Coordination and supervision of support staff (driver, office assistant);
  • Presentation of thoroughly researched information for planning of financial resources for administrative services.

Asset Management – The HR/Administrative Officer will provide support to proper supply and assets management including:

  • Coordination of assets management in Helen Keller Country Office and project tates which includes coordination of physical verification of inventory items.
  • Ensuring provision of reliable and quality office supplies.
  • Proper inventory control; supervision of proper issuance of inventory items and supplies.
  • Office Management:
  • Assist in country audit as needed.
  • Assist with meetings and discussions with partners as needed.  
  • Ensure safety measures are maintained in the vehicle and office including First Aid and fire precautions.
  • Attend monthly meetings and subcommittee meetings as required.

Qualification, Competencies and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Law, Social Sciences
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a HR generalist role
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage all aspects of the HRM function in line with current practices and trends.
  • Demonstrated success and familiarity experience in Nigeria is particularly relevant.
  • Demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate activities with senior project management staff and proven ability to work successfully on a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Integrity and friendly approachability.
  • Able to maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and to handle confidential matters discreetly and have experience in conflict resolution.
  • Ability to competently assess priorities; manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment and meet competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience required working with USG funded programs.
  • Must have demonstrated understanding of Nigeria Labor laws, Company Act, NGO Act and other relevant laws.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage all aspects of the HRM function in line with current practices and trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and to handle confidential matters discreetly and have experience in conflict resolution.
  • Ability to competently assess priorities; manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment and meet competing deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients, and consultants.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate activities with senior project management staff and proven ability to work successfully on a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiencies, including Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database management.

Application Closing Date
5th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the Position as the subject of the email.

Driver x3



Locations: Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto

Background

  • The USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners.
  • The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition.
  • Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
  • The overall purpose of the project in Nigeria is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria.

Scope of the Position 

  • This position reports to the Finance and Admin Officer, who is responsible for vehicle management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safely operate vehicles to ensure the safety of all passengers, pedestrians, other drivers and the vehicle in town and on field visits.
  • Conduct vehicle checks (daily, weekly, monthly and before/after trips to field), and notify the staff person responsible for vehicle management of any vehicle problems.
  • Deliver and pick up passengers and materials / documents at airports, offices, businesses, etc. in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ensure that vehicles have the appropriate tools to enable users to perform minor maintenance and repairs in the field.
  • Clean the vehicle inside and outside when necessary.
  • Manage vehicles with care and use them with respect. Drive Helen Keller vehicles in a safe and secure manner in accordance with local law and the policies of the organization.
  • Respect local traffic laws and drive within established speed limits.
  • Understand the basic operations and maintenance requirements of Helen Keller vehicles. Perform minor maintenance and repair as required.
  • Secure the vehicles when not in use.
  • Provide support to Helen Keller field office staff and visitors in transporting materials to project sites, including loading and unloading Helen Keller vehicles as required.
  • Fill in Vehicle Logbook after each trip with complete information and Fuel Log.
  • Accept shifts / schedules as assigned, including weekend and after hours by rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities
Vehicle Driving:

  • Possess a valid local driver’s license.
  • Read and understand Helen Keller’s Vehicle Management policies and procedures related to vehicle management and driving protocols.
  • Respect local traffic laws and drive within established speed limits.
  • Deliver and pick up materials and documents at offices and businesses in a professional and courteous manner.

Vehicle Management & Maintenance:

  • Conduct vehicle checks (daily, weekly, monthly and for trips), and signal any actual or potential problems to the staff person responsible for vehicle management;
  • Ensure that vehicles have the appropriate tools and equipment on board to enable users to perform minor maintenance and repairs in the field.
  • Understand the basic operations and maintenance requirements of Helen Keller vehicles. Perform minor maintenance and repair as required.
  • Carefully assess surroundings before parking, particularly at night.  It is the driver’s responsibility to be attentive to potential threats.
  • Clean the vehicle inside and outside when necessary.
  • Provide support to Helen Keller staff and visitors in transporting materials to project sites, including loading and unloading Helen Keller vehicles as required;
  • Fill in log sheets after each trip with complete information and Fuel Logbook.

Vehicle Safety:

  • Manage vehicles with care and use them with respect. Drive Helen Keller vehicles in a safe and secure manner in accordance with local law and the policies of Helen Keller.
  • Do not accept unknown parcels, baggage or other questionable loads into the vehicles.
  • Do not accept unknown riders – particularly individuals carrying weapons, wearing military uniforms, or those linked to conflicts – inside Helen Keller vehicles.
  • Verify that passengers riding in Helen Keller vehicles wear seat belts at all times.  Drivers are responsible for enforcing this rule in their vehicles.
  • Yield the right-of-way to other drivers, pedestrians, bicycle and motorcycle riders, even if progress is slowed.
  • Provide contact location to staff when in the field.
  • Notify the staff person responsible for vehicle management of any movement of any vehicle from the office, any deviation from the planned route of travel, or changes of schedule.
  • Inform the staff person responsible for vehicle management or Country Director of any danger – immediate or potential – to the security of Helen Keller staff or equipment due to demonstrations / riots in town, roadblocks, requisitions of vehicles by armed persons, shooting, etc. in order to alert staff.
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of passengers at all times.

Qualifications

  • Secondary-level Diploma.
  • 5 years experience driving professionally; experience in mechanics desired.
  • Valid, current driving license with a clean driving record (no accidents).
  • Verifiable references.
  • Professional, courteous and punctual.
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed.
  • Good working knowledge of all major local road networks, LGAs and city streets.
  • Good command of English and Hausa languages highly desired.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to travel regularly within the project states (Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto) as needed.

Terms & Conditions:

  • These are local positions, and as such, subject to local terms and conditions.

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter and Resume as one document to: [email protected] using the Job Title and the Location as the subject of the mail.

Note: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Officer x3



Locations: Sokoto, Kebbi and Bauchi

Background

  • The USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
  • The overall purpose of the project in Nigeria is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria.

Scope of the Position

  • The Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities of the project including the introduction/promotion of nutrition-sensitive crops, sensitization and awareness creation to prevent malnutrition, support to women, and the most vulnerable beneficiaries targeted by the project.

 Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement the nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities of the project in the state through increasing market access and consumption of diverse and quality foods, as well as increasing resilience of vulnerable households and communities. Integrate food and nutrition security into agriculture activities
  • Raise community awareness and consumption of diversified, nutrient dense, fortified and nutritionally adequate foods.
  • Improve nutritional status and intervention outcome through increasing production of diverse and safe foods, increased household food availability and gender sensitive interventions.
  • Coordinate capacity building and technical support for beneficiaries on nutrition-sensitive agriculture issues including dietary diversification and nutrient dense diets, food preparation and utilization; best practices; and energy and time saving technologies for women
  • Work with the M&E officer to monitor beneficiary adoption of the new nutrition targeted agricultural practices and food consumption methodologies.
  • Promote food safety including appropriate methods of handling, preservation, processing, storage and utilization of foods.
  • Establish linkages and facilitate collaboration across relevant sectors, agencies and public and private sector stakeholders working with the targeted communities.
  • Promote water and sanitation activities in the targeted communities.
  • Strengthen and promote community engagement processes in the project areas, particularly identifying project beneficiaries, assessing their needs and addressing and resolving community issues.
  • Perform and document regular monitoring of all project activities in close coordination with the project team.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Nutrition or other relevant disciplines
  • At least 6 years’ experience implementing nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities in Nigeria  
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills In English Language, as well as the ability to report to and advise the State Coordinator on emerging issues.
  • Able to work on own initiative with a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Computer literacy with good knowledge of office applications is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of Hausa is highly desired.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the state as required.

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one document to: [email protected] using the job title and the location as the subject of the email.

Note: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


State Coordinator

Location: Sokoto

Background

  • The USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
  • The overall purpose of the project in Nigeria is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall 

Scope of the Position

  • The State Coordinator will provide overall leadership and management of the project in Sokoto and kebbi states in a manner that strengthens partnerships with the states government and other partners.
  • S/He will spearhead coordination, implementation and reporting of the states project activities and ensure optimal resource management.  
  • S/He will serve as a member of the Project Management Team and will be responsible for overall performance of the project in the two states. The position is based in Sokoto

Specific Responsibilities
Project Planning:

  • Facilitate the creation and implementation of a detailed work-plan which identifies, and sequences activities needed to successfully implement the project in the most cost-effective manner and ensures that project objectives and deliverables are met in line with national policies, and USAID goals.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, facilitate the development and roll out of partner specific action and implementation plans to implement project activities.
  • Facilitate the development or review of project specific annual budgets and monitor implementation

Project Management:

  • Provides clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep project senior management informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Take responsibility for management of the state project budget and all other resources under the direction of the Senior Program Officer.
  • Ensure that project partners execute the project according to their respective project plans.
  • Document project activities and ensure that all project information is appropriately secured.
  • Monitor the progress of the project implementation and adjust as necessary to ensure the project remains on track and is successfully completed.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of state project activities
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures and ensure that all financial records for the projects are up to date.

Project Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and Establish system for project monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Establish a functional state M&E data system with periodic analyses and review to inform program management and provide reports to project M&E team
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of international standards as set by donor.
  • Internally and when requested, support project research activities as required.
  • Disseminate findings from research to support organizational learning and contribute to policy processing or development.

Advocacy and Strategic Alliances:

  • Liaise and network with relevant partners and collaborators in the state to improve project visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda.
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with both government and key project stakeholders at all levels to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility.
  • Represent the project at the state level.

Resources and Process Management:

  • Effectively manage project resources and processes
  • Cost effectiveness (Judicious use of available resources in the State)
  • Optimal utilization of project resources
  • Responsiveness (Timeliness in delivering on internal processes such as reporting, request for information, promptness for meetings etc.)

Qualifications an Experience

  • Graduate Degree in Public Health Nutrition, Public Administration, Management or related discipline, or its equivalent. Postgraduate Degree in related field preferred
  • At least 7 years’ senior level work experience in development program management in Nigeria or equivalent experience
  • Previous supervision or team leader experience
  • Proven track record in managing international projects
  • Willingness to travel within the state and other parts of the country as needed
  • Experience of managing a nutrition program, would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with colleagues, teams and partner organizations to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge pertaining to the job requirements
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision and able to execute deliverables according to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellent personal integrity and confidentially
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required
  • Fluency in Hausa language is highly desire

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one document to: [email protected] using the job title and the location as the subject of the email.

Note: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Finance and Admin Officer

Location: Sokoto

Background

  • The USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
  • The overall purpose of the project in Nigeria is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria.

Scope of the position         

  • The Finance and Admin Officer (FAO) will be responsible for the accurate flow of financial and operational systems, and also work on designing and implementing financial reports. The FAO ensures effective implementation of project activities in the field location within the context of financial, contractual and operational systems. He/ she will manage the budget of the state field office/project, implementation of Helen Keller financial policies and procedures, ensure compliance and works collaboratively with other Finance and projects technical staff to facilitate project activities.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • The Finance and Admin Officer will oversee the operations and finances of the state office.
  • Review activity requests and prepare bank vouchers for payments
  • Track cash flow and compile retirement receipts and review              
  • Enter payments and retirements into financial accounting software on daily basis using Quick-Books
  • Reconcile all bank account monthly against bank statement and submit to the Finance Coordinator and Head of Finance and Operations for review
  • Manage petty cash reconciliation
  • Preparation of office running budget
  • Check matching expenses for compliance with donor regulations
  • Monitor donor budget and prepare all necessary donor reports and submit to Finance Coordinator and Head of Finance and Operations for review and approval.
  • Assist with month end reporting package
  • Ensure implementation of regulations and procedures for local purchase, procurement and logistics management.
  • Maintain rigorous operations in the field office, communicating regularly with the Abuja office to assure smooth operations.
  • Assist technical staff to develop and manage monthly and quarterly activity budgets.
  • Implement financial and internal control policies and procedures 
  • Process supplier invoices 
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into Helen Keller Quick books
  • Maintain financial files and records
  • Maintain the assets register 
  • Submit staff time sheets for payroll processing

Education

  • University Degree in Business management and /or Accounting.
  •  Postgraduate degree in related field and possession of professional qualifications such as ACA or ACCA is preferred.

Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience working in complex programs, preferably with direct experience in Nigeria; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to use accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks)
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets
  • Understand the principles of adequate documentation and of audit and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.

Competencies:

  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities   
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one document to: [email protected] using the job title and the location as the subject of the email.

Note: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


Finance and Admin Associate



Location: Bauchi

Background

  • The USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners.
  • The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition.
  • Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
  • The overall purpose of the project in Nigeria is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria.

Scope of the Position 

  • The Finance and Admin Associate will be responsible for the accurate flow of financial and operational systems, and also work on designing and implementing financial reports.
  • The associate ensures effective implementation of project activities in the field location within the context of financial, contractual and operational systems.
  • He/she will manage the budget of the state field office / project, implementation of Helen Keller financial policies and procedures, ensure compliance and works collaboratively with other Finance and projects technical staff to facilitate project activities.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Finance and Admin Associate will oversee the operations and finances of the state office.
  • Review activity requests and prepare bank vouchers for payments
  • Track cash flow and compile retirement receipts and review              
  • Enter payments and retirements into financial accounting software on daily basis using Quick-Books
  • Reconcile all bank account monthly against bank statement and submit to the Finance Coordinator and Head of Finance and Operations for review
  • Manage petty cash reconciliation
  • Preparation of office running budget
  • Check matching expenses for compliance with donor regulations
  • Monitor donor budget and prepare all necessary donor reports and submit to Finance Coordinator and Head of Finance and Operations for review and approval.
  • Assist with month end reporting package
  • Ensure implementation of regulations and procedures for local purchase, procurement and logistics management.
  • Maintain rigorous operations in the field office, communicating regularly with the Abuja office to assure smooth operations.
  • Assist technical staff to develop and manage monthly and quarterly activity budgets.
  • Implement financial and internal control policies and procedures 
  • Process supplier invoices 
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into Helen Keller Quick books
  • Maintain financial files and records
  • Maintain the assets register 
  • Submit staff time sheets for payroll processing.

Education

  • University Degree in Business Management and/or Accounting.
  • Postgraduate Degree in related field and possession of professional qualifications such as ACA or ACCA is an added advantage

Experience:

  • 3+ years experience working in complex programs, preferably with direct experience in Nigeria; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to use accounting software
  • Demonstrate good judgment and sound financial “common sense”
  • Ability to create and monitor budgets
  • Understand the principles of adequate documentation and of audit and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English including business terminology.

Competencies:

  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities   
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Monitoring / assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action.

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter and Resume as one document to: [email protected] using the Job Title and the Location as the subject of the mail.

Note: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Senior Program Officer

Location: Abuja

Background

  • The USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition.
  • Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
  • The overall purpose of the project in Nigeria is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria.

Scope of the Position

  • The Senior Program Officer, will be responsible for providing technical assistance and managerial support for the development, implementation and monitoring of activities, for the USAID Advancing Nutrition Project.  
  • S/He will have overall responsibility for ensuring achievement of project objectives and completion of activities while adhering to scope, budget, and schedule requirements.
  • Responsibilities include project start-up, managing the development and monitoring of implementation plans and budgets, program reporting and documentation, donor and partner relations, compliance, programmatic monitoring, and close-out.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide program management, technical and administrative support to project teams.
  • Support the development of work plans and track performance against project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.
  • Troubleshoot, prioritize, and address programmatic, financial, administrative, and logistics needs and other project requirements.
  • Support the development of project budgets and budget modifications, and monitor project expenditures to ensure activities are implemented within budgetary guidelines.
  • Support implementation teams to achieve timely, high-quality project deliverables and ensure they meet project objectives and donor requirements
  • Monitor implementation progress and address issues in a timely manner, keeping senior staff apprised of activity progress and challenges
  • Coordinate the provision of technical and management support to country programs.
  • Support and coordinate program activities in project states.
  • Prepare and submit progress reports, presentations, project briefs and other project materials.
  • Support the development of subawards and subcontracts by drafting, reviewing and approving scopes of work and budgets
  • Develop and maintain internal and external relationships serving as the liaison for internal units (contracts, HR, finance, travel) as well as partners and project stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements and Hellen Keller policies and procedures.
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of project accomplishments, results, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners.
  • Ensure that the project’s Gender Equality Strategy is understood and incorporated into activities as appropriate.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Social Sciences, International Development, or a related field.

Experience:

  • 8+ years of professional experience working in complex programs, preferably with direct experience in Nigeria; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experienced and demonstrated success in coordinating activities with multiple stakeholders to optimize use of limited resources, including development of joint work plans.
  • Prior experience in project management cycle.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working effectively in teams and cross-cultural settings
  • Must possess excellent management, documentation, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Experience in cross-cultural work environment
  • Ability to work under pressure in fast-paced environment

Competencies:

  • Adaptable, creative, collaborative and able to think strategically.
  • Purpose driven and outcome focused – moving roadblocks, tackling difficult problems and is action oriented.
  • Operate as a nimble learner – knowing personal strengths, weaknesses and limits, has a growth mindset.
  • Impeccable negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and rapport building.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to travel regularly to the project   states (Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto) as needed.

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter and Resume as one document to: [email protected] using the job title and the location as the subject of the email.

Note: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

 Knowledge Management and Communications Officer

Locations: Abuja (FCT), Kebbi and Sokoto

Background

  • The USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development.
  • The overall purpose of the project in Nigeria is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria.

Scope of the Position

  • The Knowledge Management and Communications Officer is responsible for developing and implementing the external communication and media strategies of the project, including through the website, social media, newsletters, press contacts and briefings.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work proactively with the project team to identify opportunities for capturing and sharing knowledge, and disseminating information about major progress and results; Oversee communication and branding of the project in country. Maintain and monitor brand integrity across internal and external communications
  • Develop communication materials, including pictures, videos, publications, infographics, short documentaries, promotional materials etc. Accompany colleagues to the field to capture all relevant media (pictures, videos, short documentaries, success stories e.t.c) relating to activities when required
  • Develop and implement communications strategies and work-plans, events and other initiatives in support of the project’s strategic goals
  • Liaise with other project staff to edit, produce and disseminate strategic content for external audiences. Liaise with team members to document and disseminate stories of impact.
  • Apply his/her knowledge as well as practical experience in knowledge management concepts and tools, including software applications and IT systems;
  • Create collaborative tools to facilitate sharing of ideas that are of use to colleagues, beneficiaries and other partners and stakeholders
  • Facilitate hiring local consultants to carry out planned communication activities;
  • Ensure a regular link with M&E staff in knowledge generation and dissemination;
  • Facilitate the development and field testing of appropriate messages, communication activities and materials;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database for the project
  • Capture good practices for producing knowledge products and communications materials;

Expected Deliverables:

  • Conduct capacity needs assessments at state and national levels
  • Develop training plans and budgets
  • Prepare training reports detailing training outcomes; records and data on trainings conducted

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism, Library science or any other related subject.

Experience:

  • At least 7years of relevant experience in the field of communication and knowledge management in development projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing content that clearly communicates ideas and experiences for media, web, graphic designs, print production, and audio-visual productions.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrates technical knowledge pertaining to job requirements
  • Knowledge of international development issues, nutrition and/or maternal and child health-related issues, highly desirable
  • Proven expertise in developing creative content and effective communications strategies, including social media branding activities
  • Ability to analyze country context and development situation;
  • Ability to think strategically about how to shape the same message for different audiences
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills: ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear manner and synthesize large volumes of data and/or information into simple meaningful forms
  • Prior experience working in the field of Nutrition will be an added advantage
  • Able to work under pressure minimal supervision and able to meet up deadlines
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and a good team player
  • Demonstrated excellent personal integrity and confidentiality
  • Strong communication and IT skill (MS Office, Photoshop, web designing, and other communication-related software);

Competencies:

  • Adaptable, creative, collaborative and able to think strategically.
  • Purpose-driven and outcome-focused
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to travel regularly to the project states (Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto) as needed
  • In the spirit of our founder and namesake, Helen Keller is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is fully valued.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
  • We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us.

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter and Resume as one document to: [email protected] using the job title and the location as the subject of the email.

Note: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.