LWR, Nigeria Job Recruitment (7 Positions)

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is implementing a food for Progress Program to launch a cocoa productivity and marketing project in Nigeria Known as, the Traceability and Resilience in Agriculture and Cocoa Ecosystems of Nigeria (TRACE) under the sponsorship of USDA. The five-year project is to increases productivity in the cocoa value chain by applying climate smart agriculture and expands the cocoamarket through traceability back to its source.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding Lutheran World Relief under its Food for Progress Program to launch a cocoa productivity and marketing project in Nigeria known as the Traceability and Resilience in Agriculture and Cocoa Ecosystems of Nigeria (TRACE).

In pursuant of this, we are recruiting to fill the following underlisted positions:

Private Sector Engagement Officer

Location: Ikom, Cross River
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

  • Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP), (in charge of programme coordination), the Private Sector Engagement Officer will lead day-to-day operations on matters relating to the implementation of private sector engagement activities, including technical assistance, partnership development and knowledge management.
  • The Private Sector Engagement Officer will mainly focus on private sector partnerships in cocoa value chain operating cocoa traceability system, develop agro-dealers and/or other input suppliers, engaging work with the private and public sector participants ranging from farmers, cooperatives, input and service providers to buyers, traders, processors, exporters, and industry; non-governmental organizations such as farmer associations, financial institutions, social micro enterprises, multinational corporations, business groups and other businesses with youth where private sector incentives overlap with the goals of the program.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Economics, Political Science, Law, Development Studies or other relevant fields.
  • At least 5 years or more of professional experience in the fields of market systems development, private and public sector stakeholder engagement, and private sector development.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the field of development cooperation sector in agriculture value chain and traceability system.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: Lwr@hotnigerianjobs.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email

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Program Officer

Location: Ikom, Cross River

Requirements

  • A Degree in Agricultural Science with practical knowledge of extension services preferably in an NGO or a USAID project as a Program Assistant or Officer
  • The job requires regular attendance of at least 5 days/week.
  • The employee must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required
  • This position must be able to travel as required while performing the duties of this job in different locations, Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment withall stakeholders in general, and particularly for the communities we serve.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: Lwr@hotnigerianjobs.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Driver

Locations: Akure, Ondo & Ikom, Cross River
Slot: 3 Openings (Akure 2 & Ikom 1)

Job Description

  • The Official Driver is to provide logistics/transport service for the movement of goods, services staff and visitors as directed from time to time.

Requirements

  • Must have a valid Driver’s license with between 5 to 10 years driving experience.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: Lwr@hotnigerianjobs.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email

Extension Officer

Locations: Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Cross Rivers, Abia & Akwa Ibom
Slot: 8 Openings (Ondo 2, Osun 1, Ekiti 1 Cross Rivers 2, Abia 1, Akwa Ibom 1)

Job Description

  • The Agriculture Extension Officer will be supporting the Farmers, agriculture extension agents, farmers, and input suppliers on the range of products and services available for uptake in the cocoa sector. The AEO will provide technical support, training, and monitoring support.
  • Provide Technical Supports, Input and Monitoring of weather, cocoa traceability & other developments to update production estimates and assess the impact of various scenarios on yields.

Requirements

  • A Degree in Agriculture.
  • Must have practical expertise of 5-7 years in the cocoa value chain, Natural Resources Management, cocoa traceability system & cropping.
  • Experience of managing farmer / out-grower / contract farming, business development services, and agricultural extension services.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: Lwr@hotnigerianjobs.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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Finance & Administration Assistant

Location: Ikom, Cross River

Job Brief

  • The Finance and Administration Assistant will provide administrative support to the Finance and Administration Director.
  • S/He will be responsible for preparing payment requests and packages, maintaining proper financial records, and liaising with the Finance and Administration Director in all stages of financial processes and reporting to ensure compliance with USDA and LWR policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • Must have a Degree in Accountancy or Finance with minimum of 5 years experience preferably in a USAID project.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: Lwr@hotnigerianjobs.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email

Finance & Administration Manager

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Finance and Administration Manager will provide overall management of the financial and administrative systems of LWR/TRACE in locations.
  • Review/approve vouchers/cheques to ensure proper allocation before submission to the Finance & Admin Director. (F&A)
  • Submit timely requisitions of funds to ensure uninterrupted flow of funds.
  • Provide advice in the preparation of programme budgets and ensure that tracking of expenses.
  • Assist F&A Director in the preparation of monthly financial, budget & payroll reports.
  • Oversees closing of the monthly accounts and ensure they are sent by 5th of each month.
  • Review the monthly accounts before processing in MIP Accounting software.
  • Seek approval for all Petty Cash vouchers for processing.
  • Assist in the preparation of the payroll summary sheet.
  • Ensure completeness in all salaries deductions including payroll tax, advances, social security.
  • Review time sheets and update the employee leave section.
  • Ensuring cost-effectiveness, efficiency and accountability throughout the life of the project.

Requirements

  • Must have a Degree in Accountancy or Finance with professional qualifications and minimum of 10 years experience, preferable in a USAID project or any other international NGO.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: Lwr@hotnigerianjobs.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email

Security Manager

Location: Akure, Ondo
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • Serve as the country Security Focal Point with timely information and analysis related to staff and office safety and security.
  • Develop and maintain networks and information sources to monitor the security conditions in project implementation areas.
  • Engage in relevant national-level coordination and cluster mechanisms, and ensure appropriate liaison with national actors and agencies, on issues affecting staff and partners’ security.
  • Support the Chief of Party to make informed decisions about the safety and security of staff and assets with gathered information.
  • Prepare and deliver quality, up-to-date security briefings for guests, consultants and/or visitors, including general security policies and procedures, site specific issues and an analysis of the present local security situation.
  • Coordinate the development and regular updating of the Country Safety and Security Plan. Ensure the MOSS ratings are up to date for all project areas.
  • Ensure all staff are onboarded, trained, and coached on the application of the Country Safety and Security Plan, the application of the MOSS, and other control tools.
  • Ensure incident reports are completed by the relevant responsible parties on a timely basis (withint 48 hours maximum) and submitted to the country leadership and the Global Security Director at HQ,
  • Liaise regularly with the Regional Security Manager for technical support and directives related to safety and security.
  • Direct the security considerations necessary for setting up new offices, such as location, building safety and any needed improvements, communications, guard services, etc.
  • Develop and operationalize a robust journey management system including communications protocols, route reviews, tracking equipment and monitoring, and vehicle provisioning with appropriate safety and security equipment.
  • Constantly ensure the proper functioning and systematic use of communication tools, especially vehicle trackers and satellite phones.
  • Ensure the proper functioning of the safety and security infrastructure in offices and vehicles (fire extinguishers, generators, alarms, first aid kits, hibernation kits, etc.). Ensure staff are trained on the appropriate usage of such equipment.
  • As needed, ensure contracted security services are trained and compliant with rules and standards related to emergency procedures, visitor access, and other considerations.
  • A good military or police service experience and collaboration at a highier level is a plus.
  • The office will report to the Chief of Party.

Requirements

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree qualification with at least 10 years work experience.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: Lwr@hotnigerianjobs.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email

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