Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) Job Recruitment (9 Positions) – Details

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Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) Job Recruitment (9 Positions) – Details

Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) Job Recruitment (9 Positions) – Details. Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited (SCANL) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition. We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

1. Job Title: Accountant
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full Time
Reports to: Chief of Party (CoP)
Travel: Limited travel across project States in Nigeria

About the Program

  • Sahel, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to catalyze the local dairy sector in Nigeria in an inclusive way through a program that will improve the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition, and empowerment of smallholder female dairy farmers and the communities in which they live. The program will span 5 years and will:
    • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
    • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
    • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and appropriate inputs.
    • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
    • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through innovations in food systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Accountant’s primary responsibilities are outlined below. The Accountant is however expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.
  • Financial Management & Oversight: Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for internal operations and sub-award and contracts. Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with Sahel policies and procedures, donor rules and regulation, terms and conditions, award requirements, and the laws of the Government of Nigeria (including PAYE, VAT, Withholding Tax, Pension, and NHF).
  • Budgeting: Manage the program annual budget development process that includes managing the annual work plan, life-of-project and activity budgets and ensuring compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets; ensure the consistency, inclusion and accuracy of costs and compliance with agreed policy and practices, and work with staff in developing budgets for technical activities as necessary. Revise overall and sub-budgets as needed throughout the work plan year.
  • Cash Flow Management: Manage the program’s cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts on a regular basis. Maintain complete and accurate supporting documentation for all financial transactions
  • Reporting: Compute key business metrics and provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to management; create additional analyses and reports as requested. Prepare and submit periodic financial and accrual reports to the funding partners as required by the contract. Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor.
  • Grant Management: Work with Accountant on the administration of all grants, leases, contracts, and other financial obligations.
  • Compliance and Risk Management: Ensure that strong internal control systems are in place. Actively monitor all systems and ensure that staff act in full compliance with the terms and conditions of contract/award and donor requirements, local laws, and Sahel policies and standard operating procedures. Assist the Chief of Party to conduct regular and thorough operational risk assessments in country, and monitor success of risk mitigation and risk control activities. Coordinate execution of financial reviews or audits and ensure timely follow up to review or audit conclusions and recommendations in close collaboration with the project team.
  • Administration: Supervise other program-based finance and accounting staff. Ensure appropriate segregation of duties in all procurement and payment activities from initiation to final payment. Handle the acquisition of capital assets and ensure they are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate.

Minimum Required Skills & Experience
Professional Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related field is strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management,

Technical Expertise:

  • Knowledge in generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles.
  • Experience with preparing financial reports for development partners
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets
  • Experience in tax and audit preparation according to Nigerian laws
  • Experience building capacity in financial management of, and demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with partner organizations.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers and team members.
  • Fluency in the English language, and excellent writing and presentation skills

Personal Characteristics and Other Requirements:

  • Excellent judgement. Ability to understand current issues quickly and make wise decisions
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Application Closing Date
Open till Filled.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Word-formatted single document consisting of a Cover Letter and Resume to: recruiting@sahelcp.com using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Note: Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.


2. Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time
Reports to: The Executive Committee of CODARAN
Travel: Limited local and international travel

Background
Sahel is supporting recruitment for CODARAN , a nationwide apex body and collective voice for the interests of indigenous commercial dairy processors, ranch operators and small, medium, and large-scale dairy farmers in Nigeria. CODARAN is a non-political membership organization. Our efforts are aimed at:

  • Developing the dairy industry to meet the daily nutritional needs of Nigerians by fully harnessing local milk resources to create jobs, national wealth, and sufficiency
  • Providing services and relevant information to members to enable them to improve their operations and enhance their capacity to meet growing demands for dairy products
  • Representing our membership as a united industry, before legislative bodies and regulatory agencies, and promoting and safeguarding common business interests
  • Advocacy, communications, networking, public relations, and promotion programs that further the sales and distribution of dairy products of members
  • Promoting cooperation for optimal usage of resources and Self-regulation of members to ensure adoption of international best practices in production and efficient distribution of fresh and safe dairy products

Job Description

  • The Executive Director leads the executive management team of CODARAN
  • The Executive Director is responsible for implementing and overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization
  • Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, dairy and livestock policy advocacy, community outreach and stakeholder management. The position reports directly to the Executive Committee (Exco).

General Responsibilities

  • Governance: Works with Executive Committee to fulfil the organization’s mission by:
    • Leading CODARAN in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Executive Committee.
    • Communicating effectively with the Executive Committee and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Executive Committee to function properly and to make informed decisions
  • Financial Performance and Viability: Develops strategies for mobilizing resources to ensure the financial health of the organization. This entails:
    • Fundraising and developing revenue streams necessary to support CODARAN’s mission
    • Fiscal integrity of CODARAN, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
    • Fiscal management that ensuring that operations are within the approved budget, ensures optimum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position
  • Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach. This entails:
    • Implementation of CODARAN’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission
    • Strategic planning to ensure that CODARAN can successfully fulfil its Mission into the future
    • Enhancement of CODARAN’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations
  • Organization Operations: Oversees and deploys relevant resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate. This entails:
    • Hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff
    • Effective administration of CODARAN operations
    • Signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Actual Duties & Responsibilities

  • Report to and work closely with the Executive Committee to obtain approval for the involvement of CODARAN in policy decisions, membership drive, advocacy pursuits and fundraising, and to increase the overall visibility of the association
  • Supervise association staff
  • Strategic planning and operationalization of annual budget
  • Conduct periodic dairy and livestock industry market research and stakeholder mapping and share findings with stakeholders
  • Lead advocacy and campaign to promote the interest of CODARAN members
  • Serve as CODARAN’s primary spokesperson to the association’s constituents, the media, the government, relevant stakeholders in the dairy and livestock industry, and the public
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize the relationships to strategically enhance CODARAN’s mission
  • Engage in fundraising and developing other revenue sources
  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts
  • Oversee CODARAN’s Executive Committee and committee meetings
  • Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of CODARAN
  • Review and approve contracts for services
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee

Minimum Required Skills & Experience
Professional Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Business, Economics, Agriculture, or related field of study
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in senior management position with demonstrated results, focus, skills, and a record of delivering beyond expectations

Operational Expertise:

  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors
  • Good fiscal management skills including cash flow management and budgeting
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community

Leadership Skills:

  • Able to shape a vision and strategy
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing alliances with the private sector; ability to build consensus and relationships among executives, partners, and the workforce; adept at aligning stakeholders with differing agenda
  • Able to attract, inspire, retain, and lead a diverse team of exceptionally talented professionals

Communication & People Skills:

  • Superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, policy makers and regulators, volunteers, and other stakeholders in the dairy and livestock industry
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers
  • Fluency in the English language, and excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust
  • Personal Characteristics and Other Requirements:
  • Excellent judgement and ability to understand contemporary issues quickly and make smart decisions
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Willingness to travel across Nigeria and internationally.

Application Closing Date
Open Till Filled.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Word-formatted single document consisting of a Cover Letter and Resume to: recruiting@sahelcp.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we can contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. CODARAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


3. Job Title: Security Manager
Location: Abuja

Job Purpose

  • The overall objective of this position is to support the National Team Lead (NTL) of the Program in the practical implementation of security management across program implementation states including Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Adamawa, Plateau.
  • The Security Manager will coordinate all issues of security and safety, including mitigation of the risks posed to the program, personnel, and assets, under the supervision of the NTL.
  • The Security Manager will provide coordinated and focused security and risk management support.

Duties and Responsibilities
Risk Assessment:

  • Monitor the security environment in Nigeria daily. Maintenance and mapping of security related incidents, drawing on open source and discrete sources, throughout current and intended Program Implementation Areas (PIAs) in Nigeria
  • Conduct ongoing Security Risk Assessments (SRAs), in line with international standards, for the program and events to identify both current and future risks and associated trigger events.
  • Support decision-making on feasibility of business operation and events
  • Act as principal Point of Contact (POC) on all security matters for staff in the office. Liaising with and leading the security Focal Point staff in each office
  • Develop and update an Essential Security Package, SOPТs and Contingency Plans for the program.

Security Management:

  • Provide security input into all aspects of Sahel ConsultingТs operations, including oversight of permanent facilities, field offices, accommodation provision, and event planning
  • Conduct and provide input into site audits of office locations to ensure the highest standards of security are maintained to mitigate current and future security risk
  • Provide oversight of contracted security guards and Military Police (MOPOL).
  • Oversee program travel arrangements, including management of personal tracking and execution of relevant response plans as required
  • Effectively manage travel and journey management of staff and visitors throughout Nigeria ensuring security controls are implemented
  • Assist with operational business pursuit and planning; provide timely and accurate guidance to programme leads supporting the pursuit, costing, planning and delivery of new programmes, business activities or partnerships
  • Regularly review Security Policy Plans and Procedures and the staff responsible for implementation and on-going management.
  • Support the NTL in coordinating and monitoring security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented
  • Support the NTL in ensuring that staff are fully aware of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce vulnerability of staff and partners to identified threats
  • Ensure Incident Reports are received, analysed and shared
  • Monitor, assess and analyse security trends from local and regional resources and communicates to NTL and staff
  • Monitor the security preparedness of staff and works with staff to enforce compliance with internal security policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Support the program team in crisis situations to ensure safety to staff and assets as appropriate to the situation
  • Recommend changes in country security plans to the NTL as required
  • Ensure security briefings are conducted to all new staff and visitors
  • Ensure appropriate systems are in place to effectively disseminate safety and security information and updates of the security situation to staff
  • Attend relevant security coordination meetings on behalf of the NTL, and update the NTL on current security issues
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and standpoint with regard to internal and external actors
  • Liaise and coordinate with relevant security agents on behalf of the organization.

Training and Drills:

  • Ensure regular security-related training for program staff (e.g. Security Awareness Training, first responder training, induction training)
  • Conduct regular security related emergency drills (e.g. telephone trees, Emergency Response Procedures) and Incident Management Training
  • Conduct Management of Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) for staff required to operate in Higher Risk environments
  • Conduct Management of Defensive and Security Driving training for drivers.

Relationship Management:

  • Establish and maintain good working relationship with program staff
  • Liaise and share intelligence with those responsible for security on full cost recovery and partnership programmes
  • Liaise with relevant external stakeholders
  • Liaise with security service providers throughout the country to ensure efficient service is delivered and competitive services obtained.

Key Performance Criteria

  • Quality, timeliness and accuracy of security of advice
  • Compliance with British Council Global and Nigeria specific Policy, Plans and Procedures
  • Effectiveness of relationships
  • Annual independent audit of Security Management System (SMS).

Requirements
Minimum Required Skills and Experience:

  • Have a background in the security sector, military, police or other relevant security parastatals
  • Ability to effectively deal with the stress factor when encountered in security management
  • Should be a member of the Institute of Security in Nigeria
  • Possess a minimum of ten years of work experience in the security industry
  • Have an excellent knowledge of Northern Nigeria territory
  • Ability to speak and write Hausa fluently is desirable
  • Readiness to live in the Northern region of Nigeria
  • Ability to cultivate and sustain strong working relationship with government and other security stakeholders within the territory
  • Good knowledge of security risk assessment of sites.

Other Important Requirements:

  • The post holder is required to travel, including to hostile environments, and work outside regular hours.

Application Closing Date
Open till Filled.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: recruiting@sahelcp.com Using the “Job Title” as the subject of the mail.


4. Job Title: Senior Project Team Lead
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time
Reports to: Sahel Consulting’s Managing Partner

Job Description

  • The objective of this position is to provide program management and oversight for an anticipated three-year Capacity Building Support. This position is contingent on donor funding.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Project Team Lead primary responsibilities are outlined below:

  • Leadership & Project Oversight: Provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the entire project ensuring an integrated vision among different stakeholders, and a focus on achieving the project’s objectives and expected outcomes. Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, Sahel’s internal policies, and donor guidelines.
  • Relationship Building & Management: Build and manage high-level relations with the funder, project partner and key stakeholders in order to ensure ongoing alignment, and commitment to deliver on the project’s objectives. Represent the project at the highest-levels vis a vis the Government of Nigeria, funder and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Financial Oversight: Oversee fiscal management to ensure that financial activities including budgeting, reporting and auditing align and are compliant with Sahel’s internal policies, and donor guidelines. Ensure that project is operating within the approved budget, ensure maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the project in a positive financial position.
  • Project Implementation: Lead annual assessment of project partner to establish existing technical gaps and provide insights for appropriate planning of project activities. Coordinate the development of strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and the overall management of the project. Oversee project administration, operations and implementation. Ensure effective monitoring and reporting of project activities and timely submission of high-quality reports, work plans, and other project deliverables. Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the project, including compliance with Sahel’s policies and donor transparency and due diligence requirements.
  • Team Building & Management: Oversee the hiring, onboarding, training and retention of top talent. Create an environment and culture that promotes great performance and positive morale. Lead and inspire project staff to deliver on project objectives. Oversee performance assessment of project staff to ensure alignment with project needs and identify opportunities for improvement to effectively support project objectives.
  • Branding & Communications: Oversee the development and implementation of the project’s branding and communication strategy in order to ensure effective communication with partners, donor and other relevant stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements, Skills & Experience
Professional Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Business, Economics, or related field of study
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in senior management position with demonstrated results focus, skills and a track record of delivering beyond expectations.

Operational Expertise:

  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, project development and task facilitation
  • Experience in supply chain management and in leading implementation in a complex, international organization and/or in large multifaceted projects
  • Good financial management skills including cash flow management and budgeting
  • A familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality is also required.

Leadership Skills:

  • Ability to shape a vision and strategy
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing alliances with the private sector; ability to build consensus and relationships among executives, partners, and the workforce; adept at aligning stakeholders with differing agendas
  • Able to attract, inspire, retain and lead a diverse team of highly talented professionals.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

  • Superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and diplomatic skills to support effective work through implementing partners
  • Fluency in the English language, and excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust.

Personal Characteristics and Other Requirements:

  • Excellent judgement. Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Preference is for candidates who has worked as a Senior Project Lead in a leading consulting firm.

Application Closing Date
Open till Filled.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and Cover Letter in a Word – formatted single document to: recruiting@sahelcp.com

Note

  • Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
  • Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Sahel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

5. Job Title: Web Developer – Nourishing Africa
Location: Lagos

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Code well designed, testable, efficient software by using best development practices
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Manage front-end visuals and information.
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling of the Nourishing Africa online hub
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Serve as the lead advisor to the team on appropriate cyber security measures to implement in carrying out its daily operations
  • Plan, implement, manage, monitor and upgrade security measures
  • Troubleshoot both security and network issues
  • Identify, report and respond to system and/or network security breaches
  • Design graphics for Nourishing Africa material
  • Test and identify network and system vulnerabilities

Requirements

  • Experience in web developing and management of expansive knowledge and learning platform
  • Experience in graphic designing
  • Ability to code and create front end and back-end functions
  • Experience in cyber-security tasks including intrusion detection, incident response and computer forensics.
  • Experience working with firewalls, routers, intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems.
  • Knowledge of popular security suites.
  • A passion for agriculture and nutrition in Africa
  • Available to start immediately.

Application Closing Date
Open till Filled.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruiting@sahelcp.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


6. Job Title: Front Desk / Admin Officer
Location: Abuja

Primary Purpose

  • The Front Desk Officer at Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited, would be expected to provide administrative support to the Business Support Department and Managing Partner.
  • He/ She will be responsible for front desk management, general clerical activities and assisting the Managing Partner through schedules and related activities as required.

Duties and Responsibilities
Front Desk

  • Politely receive all visitors/ clients of Sahel and take note of all enquiries made as regards the company.
  • Ensure that there is a proper monitoring of access given by the security at the main entrance.
  • Sorting of parcels and mails
  • Manage incoming and outbound telephone calls.
  • Setup and coordinate meetings and conferences.
  • Responsible for entertainment arrangement for office visitors.
  • Liase with the Support Team when sourcing for quotes, negotiating and purchasing office supplies/ items (consumables and others).

Personal Assistance to Managing Partner:

  • Take minutes and notes when necessary
  • Schedule Managing Partners events, speakings and engagements
  • Draft mails and letters on behalf of Managing Partner when required
  • Organise meetings and events when scheduled
  • Administrative
  • Office and car key management
  • Screen vendors and update Sahel vendors list.

Minimum Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any business-related course.
  • Minimum of 1-year experience as Personal Assistant, Front Desk Officer or Administrative Officer.
  • Close attention to details and must be very attentive
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Google applications.
  • Must be proactive and possess analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal, organizational and written skills
  • Must be a fast learner equipped with transferable skills.
  • Strong personal integrity and accountability

Application Closing Date
Open till Filled.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in a Word – formatted single document to: recruiting@sahelcp.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants.
  • Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the criteria
  • Preference is for candidates who live around Lekki and its environs.

7. Job Title: Human Resources Manager
Location:
 Lagos

Primary Purpose

  • The Admin/ HR Manager position is for experienced practitioners with the ability to carry out and perform; employee relations, recruitment, performance management system, leave management, facility management, policy, administrative insurance, training, filing and documentation functions.
  • He/ she will have the opportunity to advise on current labor law acts applicable to Sahel and manage the administrative duties related to workforce from entry to exit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with human resources policies and procedures.
  • Develop and recommend operational processes by updating and designing procedures/ policies that will improve performance and efficiency in Admin/ HR tasks.
  • Liaise with HMO, insurance and pensions administrators to ensure staff are registered and enrolled when required.
  • Manage the smooth functioning of the office support systems in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Conduct weekly support team meetings to address issues and orient auxiliary staff on their duties.
  • Source internally and externally for best talents to fit into vacant positions, screen CVs, conduct interviews and assessments, carry out due diligence and advise appropriately on selected candidates, coordinate on-boarding of new hires.
  • Revise and amend employee manual as the need arises.
  • Update Sahel Consulting’s team lists, administrative data, buddy peering lists, WhatsApp group, email groups and advise on workforce exit and entry on a monthly basis.
  • Design and present cost-benefit analysis when relating with service providers and recommend appropriately before presenting to management.
  • Periodically circulate relevant notifications regarding weekly knowledge sharing sessions, health and safety precautions, schedules, events and policy amendment.
  • Review, update and advise on preventive maintenance schedule with the support team for effective management of facilities.
  • Coordination of learning and development programmes for staff including the knowledge sharing and management trainings.
  • Manage facilities’ infrastructure including assets, the office environment and administrative staff.
  • Assist management in other areas related to ensuring the success of Sahel Consulting.

Minimum Required Skills & Experience

  • B.Sc in Business related discipline
  • 5-7 years of related Human Resources
  • Certification in CIPM or Student membership of CIPM/ SHRM and other credible HR certifications is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian Labor Act.
  • Ability to work within and lead a team
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills
  • Must be proficient in MS Office software -Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (both written and verbal), interpersonal and facilitation skills.

Application Closing Date
Open till Filled.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in a Word – formatted single document to: recruiting@sahelcp.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants.
  • Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. We do not encourage cold-calls or unsolicited applications.

8. Job Title: HR Manager
Locations: Lagos and Ogun

Primary Purpose

  • The HR Manager position is for experienced practitioners with the ability to carry out and perform; employee relations, recruitment, performance management system, leave management, facility management, policy, administrative insurance, training, filing and documentation functions
  • He/ she will have the opportunity to advise on current labor law acts applicable to Sahel duties related to workforce from entry to exit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with human resources policies and procedures.
  • Develop and recommend operational processes by updating and designing procedures / policies that will improve performance and efficiency in HR tasks.
  • Liaise with HMO, insurance and pensions administrators to ensure staff are registered and enrolled when required.
  • Manage the smooth functioning of the office support systems in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Source internally and externally for best talents to fit into vacant positions, screen CVs, conduct interviews and assessments, carry out due diligence and advise appropriately on selected candidates, coordinate on-boarding of new hires.
  • Revise and amend employee manual as the need arises.
  • Update Sahel Consulting’s team lists, buddy peering lists, WhatsApp group, email groups and advise on workforce exit and entry on a monthly basis.
  • Periodically circulate relevant notifications regarding weekly knowledge sharing sessions, health and safety precautions, schedules, events and policy amendment.
  • Review, update and advise on preventive maintenance schedule with the support team for effective management of facilities.
  • Coordination of learning and development programmes for staff including the knowledge sharing and management trainings.
  • Assist management in other areas related to ensuring the success of Sahel Consulting.

Minimum Required Skills & Experience

  • B.Sc in Business related discipline
  • 5 years of related Human Resources and Administrative experience
  • Certification in CIPM or Student membership of CIPM/ SHRM and other credible HR certifications is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian Labor Act.
  • Ability to work within and lead a team
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills
  • Must be proficient in MS Office software -Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (both written and verbal), interpersonal and facilitation skills.

Application Closing Date
Open Till Filled.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word-formatted single document consisting of Cover Letter and CV to: recruiting@sahelcp.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants
  • Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. We do not encourage cold-calls or unsolicited applications.

9. Job Title: Administrative / Accounts Officer

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time
Reports to: Chief of Party (CoP)
Travel: Limited travel across project States in Nigeria

About the Program

  • Sahel, in collaboration with other partners, seeks to catalyze the local dairy sector in Nigeria in an inclusive way through a program that will improve the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition, and empowerment of smallholder female dairy farmers and the communities in which they live.
  • The program will span 5 years and will:
  • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
  • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
  • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and appropriate inputs.
  • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
  • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through innovations in food systems.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Admin / Accounts officer major responsibilities are outlined below:

  • The Admin / Accounts is however expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the program.
  • Proper documentation of supporting documents for all transactions.
  • Petty cash Management (log reconciliation, fund disbursement and reimbursement)
  • Reconciliation of expenses for trip advancements
  • Compilation and monitoring of staff Timesheets
  • Responsible for filing of monthly returns with tax authorities.
  • Proper reconciliation and preparation of payment schedule for project extension agents.
  • Monitor the contracting process and assist in the preparation of contracts.
  • Reconciliation of vehicles fuel cards and proper substantiation.
  • Obtain price quotations, negotiate with vendors and present a cost benefit analysis with recommendations, to further inform decision making on procurement processes
  • Responsible for overseeing the procurement process.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper procurement process are followed.
  • Coordination repairs and maintenance of Property, Plant and Equipment.
  • Ensuring that day-to-day operations of the organization is not hindered.
  • Tracking of utility bills and facilitating payment as need arises.
  • Planning and coordination of events, meetings, and other social engagements.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the management.

Minimum Required Skills & Experience
Professional Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related field is strongly preferred.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management.

Technical Expertise:

  • Knowledge in generally-accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control principles.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

  • Fluency in the English language, and excellent writing and presentation skills

Personal Characteristics and Other Requirements:

  • Excellent judgement. Ability to understand current issues quickly and make wise decisions
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Application Closing Date
Open till Filled.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: recruiting@sahelcp.com using the “Job title” as subject of the email.

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