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Recent Job Vacancies at Rural Builders Organisation, 23rd July, 2019

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Rural Builders Organisation is a leading focal organisation in community development dedicated to improve sustainable livelihood of rural dwellers. Its Head Quarters is located in Benin City, Edo State, and currently seek the services of young and vibrant professionals for immediate employment to fill the position below:

Job Title: Planning and Evaluation Officer

Job code: RBO/PO/ME/07/19
Location: Benin City, Edo
Nature: Permanent

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the Project.
  • He/she will develop a systematic monitoring framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the Project.
  • He/she will also provide technical assistance to the implementing agencies, particularly in relation to monitoring, reporting and governance issues.

Specific Duties
Setting up the system:

  • Assist in the revision of the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement;
  • Assist in the development and/or finalization of the project Work Plan and keep it updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes as relevant.
  • Develop the overall framework, for project M&E, for example mid-term project review, impact assessment, final evaluation, develop project Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems.
  • Review the quality of existing data in the project subject areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.
  • Develop baseline data for each project component and for all project indicators.
  • With collaborating partners, review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.
  • Develop a plan for project-related capacity-building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required.
  • Organize and undertake training with collaborating partners on M&E as required.

Implementation of M&E and coordination:

  • Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
  • Check data quality with partners.
  • Maintain and administer the M&E database; analyse and aggregate findings.
  • Support project progress reporting, project mid-term review and final evaluation.
  • Identify areas where technical support to project partners is required. Organize refresher training on M&E for partners as required.
  • Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project. Provide advice to the supervisor on improving project performance using M&E findings.

Communication:

  • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required.
  • Provide the Project Manager with management information she/he may require.
  • Check that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussions to fill any gap.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager and the Director of ILO CO-Manila.

Qualifications Requirements
Education:

  • First level university Degree in Statistics, Demographics, Public Policy, International Development, Economics, or related field. Advanced certificate in M&E, statistics or economics will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Experience in designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys.
  • Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Experience in managing and providing training to partners and target beneficiaries.
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.

Languages:

  • Excellent written and spoken command of English. Knowledge of additional language is an added advantage preferred.

Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.
  • Familiarity with impact assessment an advantage
  • Familiarity with some of the substantive issues handled by the project such as labour inspection, labour law enforcement, social dialogue.
  • Good knowledge and experience regarding gender mainstreaming.
  • Good moderation, facilitation and training skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with government and social partners.
  • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
  • Good computer applications skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to build on relevant knowledge within and outside the RBO as well as actively share her/his experience and expertise with colleagues and partners.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in diversified environments.

 

Job Title: Cooperative Manager

Job code: RBO/CM/CP/07/19
Location: Benin City, Edo
Nature: permanent

Job Description

  • The position seeks a committed, creative person with diverse abilities, excellent communication skills, familiarity with cleaning services and business management or economic development, and a keen interest in the cooperative business model.
  • The position is full time.
  • The position focuses on supporting the Rural Group multipurpose Cooperative by making it profitable through member and business expansion.
  • This will include member development and cooperative education, as well as expanding the business.
  • The facilitator will assist members with accounting by pricing products and services, tracking payments; and maintaining payroll and accounting.

Position responsibilities

  • Maintain workplace and project-specific policies as well as the project budget
  • Support Member Development and Empowerment
  • Community Outreach
  • Business Management (including maintaining accounts & payroll using Quickbooks (will train if needed)
  • Promote Business Success

Qualifications & Expectations

  • A Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience in Business Administration, Community Development, Economics, Sociology, or other related field.
  • Bilingual in Edo and English and any other language;
  • Experience in working in diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated experience of strong verbal and written skills.
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with cooperative development, community organizations and team development or related experience.
  • Knowledge and involvement with worker cooperatives preferred.
  • Entrepreneurial/Business or comparable skills.
  • Comfort with accounting and financials.
  • Ability to learn quickly and have an interest in developing a variety of new skills; be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; have the ability to work both autonomously and with groups.

 

Job Title: Program Officer (Rural Finance)

Job code: RAI/PO/RF/07/19
Location: Benin City, Edo
Nature: Permanent

Job Duties

  • Support the program manager in coordinating the activities of the Rural Affairs Institute
  • Develop course outlines/modules on Rural Finance
  • Implement programs and formulate action points to address the implementation issues
  • Organize seminars, workshop and symposiums
  • Measures outcome from trainings
  • Train practitioners on Rural  Finance
  • Undertake any other tasks assigned by the institute
  • Report to the program manager

Qualification/requirements

  • Degree in Banking and Finance, B.Ed in Accountancy or Bachelor in education in any related field from a reputable university/institution
  • Sound knowledge in capital development
  • Advanced capabilities in MS-Office, especially power point and excel
  • Familiarity with government policies, programs and government operational systems in Nigeria
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills
  • Passion for and adequate understanding on development challenges and rural poverty reduction; knowledge of community participation

 

Job Title: Program Officer (Ruralprenuership)

Job code: RAI/TF/RP/01/19
Location: Benin City, Edo
Nature: permanent

Job Duties

  • Support the program manager in coordinating the activities of the Rural Affairs Institute
  • Design training curriculum
  • Measures outcome from trainings
  • Research and recommend learning equipment
  • Calculate report on training costs
  • Order instructional materials
  • Implement programs and formulate action points to address the implementation issues
  • Organize seminars and workshop
  • Train practitioners Industrialization
  • Undertake any other tasks assigned by the institute
  • Report to the program manager

Qualification/requirements

  • B.Ed in Business Administration or any related field with education background from a reputed university/institution.
  • Sound knowledge in capital development
  • Advance capabilities in MS-Office, especially power point and excel
  • Familiarity with government policies, programs and government operational systems in Nigeria
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills
  • Passion for and adequate understanding on development challenges and rural poverty reduction; knowledge of community participation.

 

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: john.ewere@ruralinstitute.org using the “Job Title” as the subject of your mail.

For more enquiries call: +2348088130690 0r +2347038592646.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via mail or SMS and must be willing to relocate.

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