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Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor funded development projects across the country in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.

Pact is seeking highly experienced and qualified candidates to fill in the positions below for the upcoming State2State $38,000,000 USD project which will increase effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected states and local governments in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Human Resources and Administration Officer

Location: Abuja

Position Summary

  • The objective of the Human Resources (HR) and Administration Officer is to assist with all recruitment, benefits and hiring actions.
  • This includes but is not limited to; ensuring completion of employee’s documentation, HR administration and filing as well as processing all performance actions and ensuring compliance with relevant company and labor practices, and ensuring up-to-date maintenance of personnel files as well as logistical support for the full cycle recruiting process.
  • The HR and Administration Officer will serve as the liaison between the state office and Headquarters for HR and Administration related activities.

Specific Duties:

  • Assist and manage staff recruitment by sending invitations, scheduling interviews, participating in interviews, conducting reference check, inform job applicants of their acceptance or rejection for employment.
  • Process and/or verify completeness and accuracy of all employment actions and personnel records and documentation such as employment agreements and offer letters for new staff, amendments, transfers and terminations.
  • Maintain data for employment history, confirmation, promotions, transfers, salaries, and training.
  • Verification of certificates and follow-up on response from former employer and conducting reference checks of new staff and ensure that all documents in respect of new employees are received in good time to facilitate prompt confirmation of appointment.
  • Prepare monthly HR reports.
  • Prepare personnel action forms for new hires and forward to appropriate finance staff for addition to payroll
  • Process all new hire documentation and carry out orientation/induction for all new hires.
  • Assist and manage national staff separation process including exit interviews, separation letters, clearance, ensuring policies and procedures as well as local labor laws have been followed
  • Process of staff benefits such as health insurance and life/Accident insurance Plan
  • The HR Officer will serve as the liaison between the state office and headquarters for HR related activities.
  • Track vendor contracts and payments and ensure all payments are up to date.
  • Process temporary hire agreement(s) and onboarding.
  • Conduct terror check for temporary hire and new hire.
  • Track staff leave and ensure compliance by staff.
  • Draft correspondence for and on behalf of Pact staff.
  • Other duties that may be assign from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of a degree in Human Resources or Social Sciences or Business or other relevant field.
  • Three years’ experience working as HR and Administrative personnel within government, INGO or local NGO environments
  • Good computer skills, including practiced knowledge and experience in Microsoft office package.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent ability to communicate and maintain diplomatic and productive relations with the team; resourcefulness, flexibility and ability to work in a changing and challenging environment.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and explain the official employment regulation framework.
  • Possess positive attitude, demonstrated integrity, confidentiality and approachability

Skills and Specifications:

  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand comprehensive information.
  • Basic numeracy and IT skills required for operating various systems.
  • Ability to interpret, analyzes, and explains the official framework employment regulation.
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills in implementing personnel policies.
  • Ability to research, evaluate and analyze new recruitment techniques, methods, and procedures.
  • Able to work alone on a broad variety of projects.

Job Title: CSO Development Specialist

Locations: Northeast and Northwest, Nigeria

Position Summary

  • The CSO Development Specialist will organize, design and implement trainings and mentor multiple CSOs, building their capacity to advocate for citizens services and work directly with the State and Federal government (S)he will coordinate closely with other senior project staff to assist in designing and implementing the full program effectively.
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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with other senior project staff on program planning and implementation
  • Represent Pact in interactions with donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Ensure accurate and detailed reporting to Pact and the donor.
  • Oversee the review and improvement of Project’s capacity building manuals, materials and methodologies;
  • Manage the development and implementation of training interventions in relevant technical areas such as networking, budget advocacy, communications, strategic planning, program management, fundraising, etc;
  • Support partner organizations in the development of their own training interventions by ensuring quality control and providing training of trainers support;
  • Provide followâ€�up technical assistance and ongoing mentoring to organizations with a particular focus on organizational development, skills building, and implementation of strategic plans;
  • Work with project staff to collaboratively plan, measure and monitor Project’s organizational capacity building efforts;
  • Coordinate with project staff on sub grant solicitation, selection and implementation.
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualification

  • Degree in Education, Sociology, Law, Development, Business/Public Administration or related field. Master degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of six years relevant experience in providing technical assistance to large donor-funded and capacity development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with large grant-making programs and working with local partner organizations.
  • Extensive knowledge of strengthening the capacity of local organizations.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa (both written and spoken) and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Job Title: Health Sector Expert

Locations: Northeast and Northwest, Nigeria

Position Summary

  • The Health Sector Expert will provide technical assistance and oversight on all health sector activities on the project.
  • S/He will ensure LGAs, health managers in national and local levels, development partners and other stakeholders utilize the right practices in planning, decision-making and policy making.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership, technical assistance and capacity building in health systems strengthening (HSS) and quality improvement of State and Ward level health systems
  • Develop, refine, and roll-out health service delivery tools and approaches for the project, ensuring compliance and alignment with best evidence based practice and national policies.
  • Monitor implementation and quality of technical health activities in all project areas and develop action plans to address identified gaps.
  • Work with other project officers, government officials and facility level personnel to develop and implement capacity building exercises for local civil society and government partners to improve their work and performance.
  • Inform and improve health indicators at program and portfolio levels in order to strengthen the capturing and communication of health outcomes and impact.
  • Establish strategic plans along with the practice leaders and provide regular updates to the management team in terms of the progress made.
  • Maintain strong relationships with government partners, implementation partners and other influencers.
  • Will provide technical/programmatic inputs in reference to eHealth, public healthcare, healthcare standards, healthcare interventions, best practices, quality improvement, etc. to the team to ensure quality deliverables.
  • In coordination with the team, provide technical support and assistance to project in the design, development, and implementation of health systems strengthening and financing.
  • Lead or contribute to the development of briefing notes, strategy documents, guidelines, curriculum, and toolkits on key health system themes and priorities.
  • Any other duties assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Public Health or Social sciences, or a related degree relevant to the field of public health.
  • At least seven years demonstrated experience in at least three of the following areas: health policy development and operationalization; quality improvement at health care facilities in Nigeria, capacity building among local organizations and/or host country government at various levels.
  • Ten or more years of experience with strong quality improvement and broad expertise in all six HSS building block areas preferred.
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office), preference for a person with familiarity with mobile technology and an interest in technological innovations in public health practice.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.
  • A collaborative style, but an ability to get things done and deliver programs in a timely manner.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa (both written and spoken) and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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Job Title: Community Engagement Specialist

Locations: Northeast and Northwest, Nigeria

Position Summary

  • The upcoming State2State $38,000,000 USD project which will increase effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected states and local governments in Nigeria
  • The Community Engagement Specialist will provide support for quality programming at LGA levels. Communicates, consult and engage with stakeholders to ensure that initiatives meet policy obligations.
  • Works within the LGA offices to support outreach. Specifically, he/she will ensure performance assessments, mentoring, training, leadership, financial management, note taking, scorecards and other key functions of CSOs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Capacity Development Lead, conduct a thorough, multi-stakeholder community assessment of service delivery and local capacities to cope with it in the target communities and LGAs.
  • The assessments shall be conducted using specific tools including individual questionnaires, interviews, meetings, and focus group discussions with state and local government functionaries and men and women in the target communities.
  • Facilitate development of community-specific action plans (with state and LGA and CBO involvement) and provide technical guidance throughout their implementation.
  • Provide support in organization and implementation of the community-level activities of the CBO partners including monthly community meetings, capacity building activities, briefings, community awareness raising and information campaigns. etc.
  • Organize community-based awareness-raising and education events and campaigns. Negotiate with the local TV stations and media for broadcasting of Public-Social Advertisements (PSAs) and publication of program articles, success stories and materials.
  • Provide support in establishment of community monitoring groups with participation of CBO Partners, community members, other NGOs.
  • Organize on-the-ground activities for piloting of Referral Systems, conduct monitoring, provide feedback and recommendations.
  • Regularly monitor field activities.
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with state and local government officials, and other program stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely information to the Capacity Development Lead about issues and successes of the activities and contribute to periodic report to donors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A tertiary qualification in Communications, Public Relations, Social science or other relevant field andor 6 years demonstrated substantial experience in community engagement.
  • High level community engagement skills including planning, communication, presentation, facilitation, event management, evaluation, report writing and correspondence.
  • Good project management skills, including project planning and scoping, assessment, logistics and implementation
  • High level interpersonal skills, including effective verbal and written communication and active listening skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain highly successful, positive working relationships, including the ability to consult, collaborate, negotiate and compromise to ensure effective outcomes.
  • Good problem solving skills, along with the ability to set priorities, manage time effectively and process deadlines of projects and programs.
  • Good keyboard skills and understanding of computer concepts with the ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of programs, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and get things done and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa (both written and spoken) and excellent verbal and written communication skills.



Deadline: 16th February, 2018. 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail. 

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Positions contingent on award.

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