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Chemonics International Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

  • Full Time
  • Lagos

Chemonics International

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Chemonics International – We’re one of the world?s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world?s toughest challenges. Today, we re-imagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.)?Rehabilitation Manager

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Location: Lagos

Deadline: 21st November, 2023.

Job Title: Rehabilitation Manager

Location:?Lagos
Reporting:?The Rehabilitation Fund Manager reports to the Deputy Chief of Party or as assigned
Duration: This is a long-term assignment. The expected duration is at least one year

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Job Description

  • The Rehabilitation Fund Manager will support the rehabilitation and technical procurement processes for LUWASH and will assist the component lead with the overall management, planning, budgeting, and implementation of the Rehabilitation Fund and it?s works including management of construction contracts.
  • The Rehabilitation Fund Manager will be responsible to monitor and evaluate the construction contract agreements of the Fund works for compliance with the approved plans and contract agreement documents of the project including ascertaining the quality control and quality assurance of the construction projects based on approved construction plans and design in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, Chemonics policies and procedures, and local or U.S. government laws.
  • S/he will support the Procurement Specialist with developing criteria for the procurement of goods and services throughout the life of the project. S/he will work with private sector actors, government counterparts, and occasionally USAID to ensure that the Rehabilitation Fund plan and activities are properly executed in line with the goals of the project.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Construction Works – Preliminaries and Completion Activities:

  • Lead in organizing and facilitating the review of new proposals in case of needs for supplementary activities during the construction.
  • Provide sound technical advice for the best value for money and most advantageous proposals on costs related to the actual construction.
  • Maintain relevant construction records, prepare interim reports until final construction and handover of these reports.
  • Facilitate the handover process of the completed construction project including handover documents that will include, but not limited to, legal papers and policies for the maintenance of the constructed infrastructure(s).
  • Assist in the organization of the inauguration ceremony of the completed construction project with high level key officials.

Construction Supervision Manual for Quality Control System:

  • Develop a Construction Supervision Manual and Forms during actual construction activities delineating a consistent, comprehensive and uniform system of quality assurance and quality control for the components, including but not limited to systems of checks and reviews, description of type, frequency and procedures of on-site as well as laboratory tests and inspections, etc., that will be enforced during construction to ensure highest standards of quality.
  • Develop a quick evaluation of the construction activities (prepare a checklist) prior completion of the construction using the construction supervision manual and provide impressions and summary report for submission to USAID that highlights overall compliance of construction activities based on the construction supervision manual developed.

Monitoring and Supervision Reports:

  • Provide necessary technical support in project management, including risk management, cost control, scheduling, monitoring and reporting of the construction.
  • Support the review and update specification of works, develop guidelines for quality assurance and quality control system for the smooth implementation of the construction project?s components.
  • Develop daily and weekly monitoring checklists for the construction.
  • Support the undertaking of supervision during construction and delivery of construction materials that involves inspection and checks during and after construction activities namely: review of construction plans, designs and schemes; coordination of construction contractor?s activities; and other related tasks.
  • Organize and facilitate a regular monthly meeting with the construction contractors.

Support to Procurement Specialist:

  • Support the LUWASH Procurement Specialist for all Rehabilitation Fund procurement and participate in preparing RFPs/RFQs, vendor selection, tenders, purchase orders, and negotiation of awards for services and commodities, as well as maintaining the project?s inventory and inventory disposition procedures.
  • Maintain tracking of all construction works procurement underway or planned to assure accurate and timely sharing of key timelines to senior management.
  • Lead the procurement technical evaluation committee for all Rehabilitation Fund procurement and carry out bid evaluation, prepare summary reports based on award recommendation for review and approval.
  • Ensure that procurement activities are carried out in accordance with contractual requirements, including contract-related regulatory requirements (e.g., ADS) and procurement regulatory requirements (e.g., FAR and AIDAR)
  • Monitor contracts and purchase orders issued to vendors to ensure that all awards are delivered according to specification, within the agreed delivery period and follow-up as necessary to ensure compliance with terms and conditions.
  • Assist in the inspection of all deliveries of materials and complete the necessary payment documents upon satisfactory deliveries.
  • Support the procurement specialist in the prequalification process of suppliers ensuring regular updates to the vendor database with the objective of promoting a more transparent and competitive procurement process.
  • Assist Component lead in development and management of a rigorous rehabilitation fund plan to guide efforts to support the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure to improve availability and access to water.

Reporting
The Rehabilitation Fund Manager is expected to deliver during the contract duration the following outputs:

  • Monthly Construction Progress Report.
  • Monthly Narrative Report of the Construction Work.
  • Minutes of Regular Meeting with Contractor and Partners.
  • Quarterly Progress Report of the Construction Work.
  • Annual Progress Report of the Construction Work.

Preferred Skills/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Civil Engineering, Engineering works, Project Management, Procurement, or other relevant fields in the Engineering space.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of demonstrated experience in technical engineering documentation for construction contract management including experience in managing and supervising medium to large-scale construction works in the public and/or private sector.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of USAID rules and regulations surrounding procurements such as evaluating proposals, awarding, and managing procurements.
  • Experience managing engineering-focused rehabilitation work for WASH activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent team player with strong ability to work with culturally diverse staff.
  • Knowledge of Nigeria?s, and Lagos? in particular, operating environment.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) required.

Application Closing Date
21st November, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send an email with their CV and Cover Letters attached to:?LUWASHrecruit@gmail.com?using “Rehabilitation Manager” as the subject of the mail.

Note:?No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists

2.)?Grant Assistant

Location: Lagos

Deadline: 17th November, 2023.

Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: This is a long-term assignment. The expected duration is at least one year. This position will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Background
The Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program (LUWASH) activity aims to rebuild the social contract around WASH services in Lagos through contributing to the following objectives 1) reliable data on water resources and services and 2) change management for institutional development across objectives to catalyze sector transformation, generating WASH service improvements for at least 4 million people in LICs and building a foundation for continued progress beyond LUWASH.

The project aims to increase availability and sustainable management of safe and climate-resilient water and sanitation services in Lagos, Nigeria. LUWASH will increase the availability, quality and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions in Lagos. The activity?s objective is to expand and improve urban WASH service delivery and infrastructure through strengthened governance, increased accountability, and improved financial and technical capabilities of public water utilities and private sector providers. The project has four components as follows: governance and institutional arrangements strengthened to deliver improved WASH services, public and private service provider performance improved, access to safe and sustainable water services increased, access to safe and sustainable sanitation increased and the quality of source water improved.

Purpose

  • Chemonics seeks a Grants Assistant for the USAID Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH) in Nigeria.

Reporting

  • The Grants Assistant reports to the Grants Manager.

Job Summary

  • The Grants Assistant shall be responsible for assisting in the activities related to grant solicitation and selection, grant awards, grant implementation, grant monitoring and evaluation, and grant close-outs of the LUWASH grants program.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
As directed by the Grants Manager, the Grants Assistant shall perform the following functions:

  • Coordinate with grantees for completion of deliverables as per approved milestones.
  • Maintain all documents and files (electronic and hardcopy) and ensure files are complete and in compliance with regulations.
  • Assist in compiling periodic reports on the grant program rounds for the project management as well as the donor.
  • Coordinates with finance team to review grantee financial reports, independently verify receipts and invoices (may include occasional visits or phone calls to vendors, asking training participants to independently verify they were at an event, surprise site visits to the grantee?s office, etc.), and track grant budgets and disbursements using grant activity tracker.
  • Coordinates with the M&E team to collect M&E data at grantee events, during site visits, etc., as necessary.
  • Facilitate preparations for panel reviews/evaluations of grant applications.
  • Ensure the highest levels of honesty, integrity, openness, and transparency in administering grant award processes and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with Chemonics and USAID policies.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned to achieve the project?s goals and objectives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher related to Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or Commerce, or related field required.
  • 2-3 years of experience in managing/supporting donor-funded, large-scale grants program design and administration.
  • Experience working with USAID or other donor-funded programs preferred.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong computer literacy skills required.
  • Fluent English (written and spoken) required.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with close attention to detail.

Application Closing Date
17th November, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send an email with their CV to:?LUWASHrecruit@gmail.com?using “Grant Assistant” as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
  • Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

3.)?WASH Market Specialist

Location: Lagos

Deadline: 17th November, 2023.

Job Title: WASH Market Specialist

Location:?Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting: The WASH Market Specialist reports to the DCOP / Service Strengthening Lead.
Duration: This is a long-term assignment. The expected duration is at least one year. This position will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Description

  • Chemonics seeks a?WASH Market Specialist for the USAID Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH) in Nigeria.
  • The project aims to increase availability and sustainable management of safe and climate-resilient water and sanitation services in Lagos, Nigeria. LUWASH will increase the availability, quality and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions in Lagos.
  • The activity?s objective is to expand and improve urban WASH service delivery and infrastructure through strengthened governance, increased accountability, and improved financial and technical capabilities of public water utilities and private sector providers.
  • The project has four components as follows: governance and institutional arrangements strengthened to deliver improved WASH services, public and private service provider performance improved, access to safe and sustainable water services increased, access to safe and sustainable sanitation increased and the quality of source water improved.

Background

  • The USAID Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH) is a $44 million Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activity. LUWASH will increase the availability, quality and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Through an integrated, market-based approach, LUWASH will work across the value chain of WASH services to bolster supply and manage demand within a strengthened framework of sector governance, financing, and regulated services. The activity aims to catalyze sector transformation and generate WASH service improvements for at least 4 million people in low-income communities and build a foundation for continued progress beyond LUWASH.
  • The Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program (LUWASH) activity aims to rebuild the social contract around WASH services in Lagos through contributing to the following objectives 1) reliable data on water resources and services and 2) change management for institutional development across objectives to catalyze sector transformation, generating WASH service improvements for at least 4 million people in LICs and building a foundation for continued progress beyond LUWASH.
  • Reporting: The WASH Market Specialist reports to the DCOP / Service Strengthening Lead.

Job Summary

  • Supports coordination with private and informal markets for WASH services, Non State Providers (NSP) capacity building, and increased SME access to finance, working with the CBO and SME engagement officer to support CAREVO fund grantees (Task 2.3). Advises LWC on support to WASH operators to improve revenue collection.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support LUWASH technical team in the design and rollout of WASH interventions to ensure they align with the broader LUWASH outcomes.
  • Support develop, implement, and track marketing programs such as email, social media, or digital campaigns, and events on behalf of LWC/LSWMO
  • Support the collection of data on alternate service providers, customer demographics groups, prices, and distribution, and other information relevant to the LWC/LSWMO?s marketing situation.
  • Analyze key performance data of the marketing campaigns to determine their effectiveness.
  • Report on the performance and efficiency of campaigns!
  • Cooperate with creative teams from LWC/LSWMMO departments to develop effective promotional items following the guidelines of the brand.
  • Support the creation of original marketing campaigns and strategies based on the conducted analysis and recommend them to the management.
  • Determine effective promotional channels including different types of media channels to deliver the information to consumers.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of digital media campaigns.
  • Cooperate with the sales department to implement campaigns.
  • Contribute to developing WASH related trainings, guidelines and standards
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with local WASH actors, including national and local governments, communities, private sector, other USAID projects, NGOs, other donors, etc.
  • Conduct market research and analyze trends to identify new marketing opportunities.

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Marketing, Communication, Sociology, Mathematics, Data Analysis, Economics or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Marketing experience for 5-7 years; experience working with USAID or other donor-funded programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated professional excellence, a knack for data and strong analytical skills.
  • Solid knowledge of Google Analytics, various marketing, CRM Systems and analytics tools such as Marketo and other statistics and analysis tools.
  • English fluency, with excellent presentation skills and strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing.
  • Ability to work in a team and a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong prioritization, organization, and project management skills.

Application Closing Date
17th November, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to:?LUWASHrecruit@gmail.com?using “WASH Market Specialist” as the subject of the mail.

Note:?No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

4.)?Utility Operations and Management Specialist

Location: Lagos

Deadline: 14th November, 2023.

Job Title: Utility Operations and Management Specialist

Location:?Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Description?

  • Chemonics seeks a?Utility Operations and Management Specialist for the USAID Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH) in Nigeria.
  • The project aims to increase the availability and sustainable management of safe and climate-resilient water and sanitation services in Lagos, Nigeria. LUWASH will increase the availability, quality, and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions in Lagos.
  • The activity?s objective is to expand and improve urban WASH service delivery and infrastructure through strengthened governance, increased accountability, and improved financial and technical capabilities of public water utilities and private sector providers.
  • The project has four components as follows: governance and institutional arrangements strengthened to deliver improved WASH services, public and private service provider performance improved, access to safe and sustainable water services increased, access to safe and sustainable sanitation increased and the quality of source water improved.
  • The Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program (LUWASH) activity aims to rebuild the social contract around WASH services in Lagos by contributing to the following objectives 1) reliable data on water resources and services and 2) change management for institutional development across objectives to catalyze sector transformation, generating WASH service improvements for at least 4 million people in LICs and building a foundation for continued progress beyond LUWASH.

Reporting:

  • The Utility Operations & Management Specialist reports to the DCOP/Service Strengthening

Job Summary

  • Embedded in LWC and leads capacity-building efforts of public and private service providers in operations, maintenance, and overall management (Task 3.1, 3.2). Contributes to activity support for the restructuring of the LWC, advising on recruitment and training requirements (Task 2.1). Provides timely advisory on non-revenue water, billing systems, and performance improvement.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • The main objective of this position is to build the capacity of the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) in general utility operations including commercial, HR, managerial, and operational aspects with the aim of improving their operational viability.
  • In this respect the position will support the LWC to have adequate capacity for administration, HR Management, Sales, reporting, billing, non-revenue water mitigation, and other revenue-generation ventures.
  • This means developing accurate, transparent accountability systems and strengthening performance management across critical departments of the utility. The position will also support in routine performance management processes and support the creation and operation of a pro-poor unit.

Other functions will include:

  • Facilitate the development of appropriate organizational structures and other HR-related functions for the organizational transformation of the LWC.
  • Facilitate the implementation of Customer Engagement Strategy, Core Ideology, and Corporate Culture plans.
  • Facilitating the development and execution of incentives and performance-based contracts including defining performance monitoring and assessment approaches with clearly defined KPIs and implementation of the PIP?s.
  • Support in the design of a memorandum of understanding between Government and public service providers; and also between the service providers and nonstate providers.
  • Support in the development and collation of relevant utility operations data for the purpose of pro-poor tariff restructuring.
  • Support the Pro-poor Unit of the LWC/LSWMMO
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of effective sales and commercial business processes and Billing center management strategies.
  • Support prioritization and use of private sector partnerships to improve delivery of water supply services. Identify innovative cost recovery mechanisms and service delivery models.
  • Support prioritization and use of local, own-source revenue to improve delivery of water supply services.

Qualifications

  • At least a Master?s Degree in Finance, Commercialization, Economics, Organizational Development, HR or any of the accounting qualifications or such related fields.
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree and 6 years of experience or a Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience post qualification experience in any of the above areas.
  • Expertise in utility performance improvement and specific expertise in the following areas including HR management, strategic planning, training and capacity building, financial management, and/or customer satisfaction and engagement is critical.

Duration:

  • This is a long-term assignment. The expected duration is at least one year. This position will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact the finalists.
  • Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
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