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Job Openings at Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI)

The Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI), formerly known as Centre for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) was registered in 2001 as a Non-Governmental Organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.

Birthed in Nigeria by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHCCP), Baltimore, USA, CCPN transitioned its operations under the new name CCSI after an exciting 10 years of growth and operations in Nigeria and other African countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance and Grants Officer

Job Code: FGO 1
Location: Oloibiri, Bayelsa

Job Description
The Finance & Grants Officer will be required to:

  • Provide support in the management of all financial related components of the project including payments of vendors, sub-contracting/ sub-granting, money transfers and timely retirement.
  • Supportthe emp owerment of the small-scale entrepreneurs in seed grant

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide timely, accurate financial information and ensure that Grants expenditures are in line with the donor requirements.
  • Support the Senior Finance Officer to prepare the grants budget for the OHP project.
  • Contribute towards grant and financial management of the office and programmes, interfacing with both operational and programme team members
  • Assist with the grants set-up in SAP.
  • Support with the training of staff and partners on donor policies, rules and regulations
  • Support the full cycle of grants management activities beginning from pre- award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance in terms of accounting (use of SAP, Quickbooks), financial management, financial policy formulation, and systems of internal control of all partners/grantees to ensure compliance in terms with donor rules and regulations.
  • Review partner budget and provide assistance and guidance where necessary including the monitoring and interpretation of project budgets versus actual expenditures.
  • Facilitate timely partner advance request and liquidation in SAP.
  • Review Partners/grantee liquidation and recommend for approval.
  • Conduct and document regular partner visits to ensure compliance with grant agreement.
  • Ensure receipt of timely and accurate accounting and financial reports from partners.
  • Monitor and track grants related performance measurement indicators and liaise with Senior Finance Officer to implement strategies to improve performance.
  • Support the preparation of financial reports based on donor requirements.
  • Ensure proper filing (electronic and hard copy) of grants financial reports.
  • Periodically update the financial reporting matrix.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Senior Finance Officer

Required Qualifications: Education & Experience

  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in donor funds grants administration.
  • Experience working with sub-grantees required.
  • Preferred qualifications: knowledge of and experience with the key donors in the industry is strongly preferred.
  • Experience of providing capacity development assistance to sub-grantees strongly preferred.
  • Excellent and demonstrable experience in grant and financial management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power point)


Job Title: State Project Officer

Job Code: SPO 1
Location: Oloibiri, Bayelsa

Job Description

The Programme Officer will be required to:

  • Provide day to day support to the Project Coordinator
  • Assist with technical support in the design and development of demand generation strategies to promote uptake of priority health behaviors and community health insurance.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support the general management, coordination planning and implementation of programme activities of the project in the respective Local Government Areas.
  • Track program targets and timely implementation of the planned activities to ensure program meets targets.
  • Ensure implementation of activities is in line with the laid down protocols, by continuously monitoring and conducting supervision and on-job training of health workers in the LGAs.
  • Review reports from health workers/field implementers in the LGAs for accuracy and completeness prior to submission.
  • Maintain a good relationship and work jointly with – Public Health Officers and other partners to undertake home visits, meetings and to ensure health LGA’s ownership.
  • Ensure accountability of received commodities and supplies through tracking consumption levels and review of reconciliation reports
  • Assist with the data quality queries and ensure identified issues are rectified in time.
  • Participate in operations research and project learning, document good/best practices.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications: Education & Experience

  • B.Sc in Public Health or BA in Social Sciences. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Must have at least 7 years demonstrated experience with public health related projects.
  • Experience working at LGAs and/or community level
  • Ability to travel to LGAs outside of state at least 40% of the time
  • Significant experience in designing, managing communication programs designed to improve access to quality services
  • Significant understanding and/or experience in program development, evaluation and assessment.
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and effectively culturally diverse individuals and communities.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to think and act strategically in the design and execution of public health and social development programs.
  • Solid leadership experience in convening and facilitating meetings with diverse populations and communities.
  • Advanced independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power point).


Job Title: Health Finance Officer

Job Code: HFO 1
Location: Oloibiri, Bayelsa

Job Description

The Health Finance Officer with experience in managing health care will be required to:

  • Provide technical support to the establishment
  • Roll out a drug revolving plan
  • Implement the community-based health insurance scheme
  • Liaise with the health maintenance organization to ensure smooth roll out

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to staff of the Local Government health offices and health facilities to plan, budget, and monitor funds disbursement
  • Provide technical assistance to promote budget execution and resource mobilization
  • Oversee training of local government health officers in public financial management, leadership and management, and performance management
  • Create, review, and report monetary statements for the Project
  • Oversee the financial details for clinical procedures, including insurance reimbursement, and ensure that legal reporting standards are followed.
  • Assist the Drug Revolving Fund Consultant to manage the process and ensure a sustainable mechanism
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address service delivery gaps related to health financing and governance
  • Provide support in maintenance of data, conduct research, and conduct analysis of data
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications: Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health ,Finance, Business Administration other) required. Master’s Degree highly valued
  • At least 8 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in the government sector in health finance and governance
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance at public sector levels (State government and Local Government)
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal and professional relationships with local government officials, community leaders, and other key stakeholders
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific local government areas / community contexts
  • Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, cost-effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical/econometric analysis
  • Strategic thinking skills to inform smart business decisions and analytical ability for drawing apt conclusions from statistics
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills , to present complex financial matters in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Advanced Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, power point, and electronic mail).


Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation Officer

Job Code: M, E & D 1
Location: Oloibiri, Bayelsa

Job Description

The Documentation Officer will be required to:

  • Support the Technical Adviser RMEL by providing technical guidance in communication and story documentation of project successes using relevant tools.
  • Support and build capacity of health facility staff on the use of NHMIS tools and support good documentation at health facilities.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Technical Adviser RMEL to conceptualize and develop research studies and program evaluation; and ensure field research are implemented based on protocol
  • Assist in development of research instruments for all research and evaluation studies
  • Support the TA RMEL in organizing, coordinating the mobilization of data enumerators, and provide requisite training, the data collection, processing, and management of data at field level.
  • Support in coordinating capacity building sessions for health workers in the LGAs.
  • Support in reviewing routine program reports and ensure quality
  • Support research analysis and interpretation including data cleaning and draft presentations and reports of the studies implemented
  • Ensure that the project activities and achievements are documented, for easy replication and scalability of program.
  • Ensure that lessons identified will be further processed to learning experience and shared with all stakeholders.
  • Deploy KM tools such as after-action reviews, (AAR) most significant change (MSC) stories, implementation mapping tool (IMT), outcome harvesting; photo documentaries; and photo storytelling to document project successes.
  • Participate in routine monitoring of field activities
  • Support routine analysis of all project data for performance reviews, documentations of learning outcomes, publications and dissemination.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications: Education & Experience

  • BSc in Public Health (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Policy) or Social Science (Sociology, Economics, Political Science). A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience with NGOs with expertise in empirical research, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and research writing will be given preference
  • Experience in data collation, entry, processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data sets
  • Knowledge of knowledge management tools and methodologies within NGOs and other sectors is required.
  • Knowledge of scientific writing, research and evaluation designs
  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word, and Power point.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative software’s (e.g. SPSS, STATA, R NVivo, Dedoose, Atlas ti etc.) will be an added advantage.
  • Written and spoken communications skills in English and Nigerian languages.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment


Job Title: Capacity Building Officer

Job Code: CBO 1
Location: Oloibiri, Bayelsa

Job Description

The Capacity Building Officer will be required to:

  • Coordinate trainings and facilitate trainings as a master trainer for health workers.
  • Coordinate supportive supervision and mentoring sessions for health workers.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensure the day to day implementation of capacity development interventions to take place under the design of the project and within the proposed timeframe
  • Work collaboratively with the State Project Officer to ensure that capacity development is holistic, meeting the needs of the stake holders and the health workers
  • Support advocacy and networking related components for the Project
  • Deliver all customized capacity development activities for the project in diverse areas of organizational development (i.e. program management, resource mobilization, monitoring and technical capacity development)
  • Work closely with selected local partners (communities in the LGAs) to ensure adequate capacity is built in identified areas of the Project through training, mentoring, coaching and other methodologies.
  • Conduct technical and organizational capacity assessments, network analysis and organizational performance index
  • Develop materials and processes for specific areas identified as needed for capacity development of health workers, including training, mentoring and coaching , peer learning and other methodologies.
  • Ensure flexibility and high quality of the capacity development support provided to the health workers
  • Ensure integration of organization capacity development with other technical support the project will provide to the health workers.
  • Support coordination with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of activities; planning, monitoring and implementation.
  • Build local government and institutional capacity to effectively promote peace in their communities.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications: Education & Experience

  • B.Sc/ BA in Public Health, Development, Public Administration or another related field
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in capacity development of health workers and/or government
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in facilitating and leading trainings as well as production of training and capacity assessment reports
  • Experience in working directly with health workers, with a focus on provision of technical advice and/or capacity building.
  • Proven skills in developing organizational capacity of health workers
  • Previous experience working with USAID funded programs
  • Contribute to the development of annual workplans, performance monitoring systems and tools and writing of program reports.
  • Remain up-to-date with latest methodologies, best practices and donor requirements and ensure that the project capacity development results are consistent with the best practices of the sector.
  • Capture & document success stories and case studies


Job Title: Logistics and Procurement Officer

Job Code:  L & PO 1
Location: Oloibiri, Bayelsa State

Job Description

The Logistic and Procurement officer will be required to:

  • Support the Project Coordinator in handling procurement and logistics related tasks.
  • Liaise with the Compliance Officer in every procurement to ensure adherence to company’s policies.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage the entire process in the planning of commodities procurement and supply chain activities, inventory control, logistics and distribution, ensuring effectively-functioning processes to avoid costly delays and lost opportunities.
  • Ensure effective lines of communication to ensure timely delivery of commodities using the most appropriate procurement procedures.
  • Be responsible for introducing process improvements in the supply chain and identify new vendors/suppliers without jeopardizing quality and service delivery.
  • Ensure full compliance with company’s procurement policies and procedures.
  • Establish and implement a monitoring system that ensures that the prices paid for commodities are in line with local market prices.
  • Develop and manage the rosters of suppliers, elaborate supplier selection, and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual procurement plans and progress reports as required
  • Ensure transparent and competitive procurements are conducted and properly documented as required.
  • S/he plans, organizes and leads the bid solicitation process including drafting and issuing RFQ, RFP, RFI, Tenders, developing bid evaluation criteria and guiding clients on processes involved; call for and oversee selection committees to review applications and select vendors s/he ensures the integrity of the competitive process, facilitates bidder debriefings where necessary, and exercises appropriate judgment and tact while ensuring to protect confidential information.
  • Prepare service delivery contracts, leases and purchase orders for all acquisition needs.
  • Maintain procurement files including all relevant documentation and vendor tracking system s/he will maintain all the relevant information concerning the organization’s suppliers
  • Manage vendor contracts and maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure completeness of deliverables outlined in the contract. This includes ensuring that all vendor complaints and concerns are addressed promptly to ensure that the project continues to receive uninterrupted services at all times.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications: Education & Experience

  • B.A. required; Masters preferred or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. Professional certification and membership to a reputable procurement and supplies body is highly desirable
  • Minimum 5-7 years project procurement management experience, preferably in a health-related project, and including service procurements.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage multiple activities with attention to detail, meeting tight deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent problem-solving capacity, with demonstrated ability for considerable analysis and sound judgment to find solutions in a complex environment with shifting and competing priorities.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, stakeholders, clients and consultants.
  • Advanced Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel spreadsheets, word processing, power point, and electronic mail).

Deadline: 9th July, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a detailed Cover Letter describing their relevant qualifications and experience to: Applications must indicate the Position Title & Location on the e-mail subject line.

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