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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Contracts and Grants Associate

Requisition: 2018202150
Location: Damaturu
Supervisor: Senior Finance & Administrative Officer
Job Type: Full Time

Basic Functions

  • The Contracts & Grants Associate is responsible for supporting the grants activities from the Yobe office for the Addressing Education in Northeast Nigeria (AENN) Project.  The C&G Associate will monitor the implementation of activities, reporting, communications, and other functions and aid the SFAO in successful execution of the AENN project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct routine monitoring and evaluation of grantee activities, validating and documenting activities, providing clear feedback in areas which may require improvement to achieve AENN program goals, and safeguarding against any potential or perceived misuse of funds.
  • Organize and maintain meticulous records for each grantee, tracking and ensuring all necessary documentation (including individual grant agreements, milestones certifications, and payment requests/vouchers) are on file and are implemented on schedule.
  • Act as primary contact point for all AENN grantees regarding technical inputs, progress on implementation, grant award inquiries, deliverables and milestones, budgets, payments, documentation, and compliant grant close-out.
  • Serve as liaison between grantees, AENN technical/financial staff, and the FHI 360 Country Office/HQ in order to clearly document and address any necessary issues or challenges encountered during grant implementation.
  • Work closely with individual grantees to identify and rectify any delays or problems encountered in the implementation of the grants, ensuring issues are reported immediately to the SFAO and appropriate technical managers.
  • Participate in the design and solicitation process for future awards as well as the selection of additional grantees; assume a lead role to ensure the process is well-managed and conducted in a timely manner to eliminate administrative funding gaps between each new set of grant awards.
  • Ensure grantee adherence to FHI 360 and donor funding requirements and act as a mentor as needed on USAID/FHI 360 regulations.
  • Assist headquarters staff (back-stop and Contracting Officer) with accurate tracking and reporting for federally-mandated reports as they relate to recipients of US Government funding.
  • Manage the compliant close-out of grants awarded by the AENN Project.
  • Oversee the coordination of timely payment based on approved milestones; work closely with grantees to enable CBOs to complete any delayed or incomplete milestones.
  • Assist with the financial oversight and review/processing of payment documentation (receipts) for any cost reimbursable AENN grants (standard grants) as necessary.
  • Collaborate with program staff to establish the program’s annual objectives and outline how to allocate the budget.
  • Design and deliver assistance and training as appropriate for future (FY19/20) grants programs to educate grantees on grant mechanism-specific (ie, FOG or standard grant) US Government regulations and requirements and provide mentorship in writing grant proposals, budgets, and obtaining donor funding.
  • Draft regular reports on the grantees’ progress and activities for senior and technical management as well as appropriate staff at Washington, DC headquarters.
  • Contribute to project work plans, budgets, and annual/quarterly reporting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with grant-making mechanisms and grantee management; experience administering FOGs is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of and prior experience with US Government rules, requirements, and regulations (such as familiarity with ADS 303) on solicitations and second-tier funding by prime recipients.
  • Ability to effectively work independently.
  • High-level organization and documentation skills, including the ability to track and manage the activities of others (grantees).
  • Ability and willingness to travel outside of Maiduguri on a frequent basis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Excellent diplomatic and communication skills, including strong written and oral abilities in English.

Qualifications and requirements

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 1 – 3 years relevant experience.
  • Masters degree in Finance, Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 1 year relevant experience.
  • Good working knowledge of donor contracts and grants regulations is essential.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

Remuneration
The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

Core benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • The above job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
  • FHI 360 is an Equal opportunity employer
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • FHI 360 does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview

 

Job Title: Security Officer

Requisition: 2018202141
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Supervisor: Operations Manager

Position Summary

  • The Security Officer will discharge his/her assignment under the guidance of the FHI 360 Operations Manager to support safe implementation of Program activities through close cooperation and coordination with the Chief of Party for Addressing Education in Northeast Nigeria (AENN) project. The Security Officer will mitigate the risks poised to Programs, personnel and assets through provision of expertise and focused Security Management support. He/she will hold an advisory role to the (AENN) Chief of Project.
  • The Security Officer will take the lead in staff safety and Security management for FHI 360 AENN project and will assist the Operations Manager to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are responsive to the context, and that security plans and measures are developed to current and appropriate to changing security environment.
  • The SO will ensure provision of early warning advisories affecting security situations for FHI 360 Program activities and will travel extensively to all States of implementation on short notice and support staff capacity to work more effectively and contribute to reducing FHI 360’s operational vulnerabilities.
  • The SO works closely with all AENN Chief of Project (COP) and holds key relationship with Deputy Chief of Project (DCoP), Yobe State Coordinator HQ Security Manager and Emergency Management Team (EMT).

Essential Responsibilities and Specific Roles include
Safety & Security Management:

  • Carry out security risk assessments (SRA) based on contextual risk levels including the Safety and Security for all AENN staff, eligible dependents, resources, assets, facilities, programs while ensuring compliance with FHI 360’s Security policy.
  • Take a lead in development and updating of State contingency plans for review by the Chief of Party and Security Manager
  • Conduct periodic and appropriate rapid site security surveys of premises and advice on shortfalls in security preparedness provided recommendations.
  • Provide training and capacity building for staff and Security focal points to ensure employees are aware of operating environment and personal safeguards required for work in the field.
  • Develop strategies to improve Security Management systems for effectiveness, efficiency, considering new business needs, team dynamics and project mission.
  • Provide advice on selection and procurement of appropriate equipment for security including services and work with contracted Security Companies to ensure compliance as per agreements.

Security Awareness, Briefing & Training:

  • Ensure new staff are taken through a Security orientation and understand the FHI 360 Security Policy and security platform
  • Contribute to security related updates on daily basis for staff briefings and updates with advice on mitigation measures and ensure staff adhere to security policies and procedures
  • Provide advance security advice and briefing to staff and visitors intending to travel to Nigeria for AENN Business
  • Conduct periodic briefing to the Yobe State coordinator, partners and all staff keeping them up-dated on security developments and/or risks that may affect FHI 360 operations and make recommendations to minimize risks.
  • Attend external security information sharing meetings with key security networks such as NGO security forum, UNDSS, OSAC and DFID
  • Drivers are briefed of safe vehicle operations

Safety management:

  • Ensure AENN offices have adequate life safety measures, assets & both drivers and vehicle follow safety standards and requirements
  • Ensure all facilities are well prepared in fire safety and any other natural hazards
  • Organize safety & security awareness, fire drills and life safety training for all staff.
  • Ensure Hotels to be prequalified for use by FHI 360 AENN project business are MOSS compliant.
  • Track all staff movements and ensure accountability of staff while on travel, ensure there is response plan in the event of any uncertainties

Incident & Crisis management:

  • Serve as the initial contact and coordinator for all emergencies, incidents involving AENN program staff and assets and inform the COP of actions taken
  • Coordinate the updating of FHI 360 Security Plans annually; develop specific State contingency plans (SSCP) for review by the Security manager.
  • Be part of the AENN incident management team and Crisis management

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Experience working for international organization(s) and an understanding of security strategies for humanitarian operations and previous security experience preferred.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict and ethical management skills, strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning
  • Ability to develop security related technical tools, guidelines and systems as well as able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent English language skills (oral and written) required
  • Current certification in first Aid desired
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and work under stressful conditions.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, culture and social ethics
  • Competency in internet and Microsoft office systems including word, excel, power point and access and other database mapping systems.
  • Ability to develop and deliver security trainings within the NGO context

Qualifications and experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree preferable in Security Management or related field.
  • Professional certification in security risk management or advanced security management highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years working in security Industry, experience working in complex insecure settings preferred.
  • 3 years working in Security management for NGO or development organization
  • Experience in liaising with law enforces in Nigeria
  • Experience in managing incidents, incident mapping, developing and producing high quality security reports and assessments

Remuneration
The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

Core benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • The above job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
  • FHI 360 is an Equal opportunity employer
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • FHI 360 does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview