Nigeria Program Management Consultant at Creative Associates / Northeast Connection Program

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Creative Associates International supplies excellent, on-the-ground improvement providers and forges partnerships to ship sustainable options to world challenges. Its specialists deal with constructing inclusive instructional techniques, transitioning communities from battle to peace, creating sustainable financial development, partaking youth, selling clear elections and extra. Creative is acknowledged for its capability to rapidly adapt and excel in battle and post-conflict environments.

Applications are invited for:

Job Title: Nigeria Program Management Consultant

RFQ Number: CRFQ-HQ-0536
Location: Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria
From: Creative Associates International, Inc., Washington, DC, on behalf of Nigeria Northeast Connection (NE Connection)
Funded by: USAID/Nigeria, AID-OAA-I-13-0005/72062021F00005

Description

  • Creative Associates International, Inc., appearing on behalf of the Nigeria Northeast Connection in Nigeria is soliciting provides for technical experience in accordance with the Scope of Work included in Attachment 1, and Creative’s Consultant Agreement Terms and Conditions included in Attachment 2.

ATTACHMENT 1 – Scope of Work

  • The Nigeria Program Management advisor will present NE Connection assist to develop processes and instruments that can information program actions by means of the Activity Cycle, from idea to closure, working with and thru a number of groups: Programs, Grants, Procurement and Finance.
  • Estimated interval of efficiency: May 1, 2022 – September 31, 2022.
  • Estimated Level of Effort: Around 100 days.
  • Estimated whole price: Daily charge needs to be between $300-350/day.

1.) Objective

  • Creative Associates seeks an STTA Nigeria Program Manager for the Northeast Connection program to develop processes and instruments that can information program actions by means of the Activity Cycle, from idea to closure, working with and thru a number of groups: Programs, Grants, Procurement, and Finance.
  • The place can be primarily based within the head program workplace, situated in Yola, with journey and work anticipated to be carried out within the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. The Program Manager may also guarantee continued program collaboration with Creative Home Office within the Washington DC space.
  • Reporting on to the Chief of Party (COP) and in shut coordination with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), the Nigeria Program Manager will make sure that program actions are designed, carried out and accomplished in step with program technique.
  • S/he’ll carefully coordinate with all program-related workforce members in Yola and in discipline workplaces to make sure on-time and on-message supply of exercise and program goals. S/he’ll present shut oversight and steering to the Program Managers.
  • The advisor can be primarily based abroad.

2.) Tasks To Be Performed

  • Work with the COP, DCOP, and HO Team to evaluation current processes and instruments for grants programming to establish efficiencies and description steps wanted to be taken to enhance the method.
  • Train the Grants workforce, Program Managers, and MEL Officers on the improved grants processes.
  • Design processes and associated instruments for speedy response programming and immediately carried out actions, enabling managers to offer oversight of program implementation to make sure actions ship to intention and schedule and drive steady enchancment in course of and outcomes.
  • Train managers from varied departments (Grants, Procurement, MEL, and Program) on the brand new processes and instruments for speedy response programming and immediately carried out actions.
  • Review idea notes, budgets, and workplans for six direct implementation actions and supply steering to Grants, Procurement, MEL, and Program departments to assist implement the brand new processes and instruments.
  • Conduct bi-weekly conferences between Finance, Grants, Procurement, MEL, and Program groups to establish extra points/bottlenecks and make sure the new processes and instruments are getting used appropriately for 9 direct implementation actions, and finally that exercise clearance retains tempo with demand and stays compliant with program technique and guidelines/laws.
  • Advise the Senior Management Team and HQ workforce on anticipated and precise commitments and expenditure and supply high quality management on each money requests and inside/exterior projections for 3 months.
  • Travel to discipline workplaces in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa to coach discipline groups and make sure that processes and instruments are persistently and virtually utilized into program operations.
  • Conduct analysis to establish new companions for civil society and transition actions.
  • Perform extra duties as assigned by the COP.

3.) Results and / or Deliverables

Deliverable Due Date Amount
Submission of report and workplan that means efficiencies and descriptions timelines and steps that can be taken to enhance grants processes. May 15, 2022 10%
Submission of first draft of documented processes and associated instruments for speedy response programming. May 22, 2022 10%
Submission of month-to-month report – outlines outcomes from workforce conferences and journeys, up to date consultancy workplan and upcoming journey plans.

Approved processes and associated instruments for speedy response programming.

Final authorized 2 direct implementation idea notes, budgets, and workplans.

June 1, 2022  
Submission of first draft of documented processes and associated instruments for immediately carried out actions June 6, 2022 10%
Approved processes and associated instruments for immediately carried out actions.

Final authorized 2 direct implementation idea notes, budgets, and workplans.

June 17, 2022 10%
Train Grants workforce, Program Managers, and MEL Officers on the improved grants processes and speedy response and immediately carried out actions processes and instruments – submission of attendance sheets, coaching paperwork, coaching agenda, and a coaching report that outlines what went nicely and if there’s a want for extra trainings.

Submission of month-to-month report – outlines outcomes from workforce conferences and journeys, up to date consultancy workplan and upcoming journey plans.

Final authorized 2 direct implementation idea notes, budgets, and workplans.

Approval of two speedy response grant packages.

July 1, 2022 10%
Submission of month-to-month report – outlines outcomes from workforce conferences and journeys, up to date consultancy workplan and upcoming journey plans. At this level, report must also embrace notes on the implementation progress/challenges for DI actions.

Submit revised workplans for two direct implementation primarily based on implementation progress

August 1, 2022 10%
Submission of month-to-month report – outlines outcomes from workforce conferences and journeys, up to date consultancy workplan and upcoming journey plans. At this level, report must also embrace notes on the implementation progress/challenges for DI actions.

Submission of a listing of recent companions for civil society and transition actions.

Submit revised workplans for 4 direct implementation primarily based on implementation progress

September 1, 2022 10%
Final Report September 30, 2022 10%
TOTAL   100%

4.) Other Matters

  • The advisor will report back to Albert Pam, NE Connection Chief of Party (COP).
  • Creative HQ will assist coordinate your worldwide journey logistics and pays to your journey prices immediately. Danger Pay is supplied to consultants in step with Department of State charges and is paid on 80% of the advisor’s day by day charge for a most of 40 hours per week, no matter whether or not or not the advisor opted to work for a sixth or seventh day throughout a given week wherein he/she was situated in a Danger Pay location.

5.) Desired Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree and three (3) years of related skilled expertise, or a Bachelor’s Degree and 5 (5) years of related skilled expertise;
  • A minimal of 1 (1) yr of earlier field-based expertise engaged on complicated, difficult operations in battle affected environments as a Program Manager, Regional Program Manager (RPM), DCOP or different related position;
  • A minimal of 1 (1) yr of supervisory expertise, ideally in a global setting;
  • Programming expertise with a donor, contractor or worldwide NGO managing an workplace or program with demonstrated supervisory expertise of numerous discipline groups;
  • Experience with exercise and program design, technique improvement, implementation, exercise close-out and adaptive administration;
  • Experience with grant administration;
  • Exceptional written abilities;
  • Exceptional group abilities and talent to work and multi-task beneath strain;
  • Exceptional evaluation, logical reasoning and presentation abilities, enabling coaching and capability constructing of workforce members;
  • Strong interpersonal abilities and talent to work with culturally and geographically numerous workers, fostering general good dynamics inside and between groups;
  • Ability and willingness to work and journey inside Northeast Nigeria; and
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022 at 04:00PM Eastern Standard Time



All correspondence and/or inquiries relating to this Request for Quotations (RFQ) should reference the above RFQ quantity and be directed through electronic mail to: 

[email protected] .

Creative intends to award a hard and fast worth advisor settlement however reserves the correct to make a number of awards or no award.

  • Please submit the next paperwork under to offer a quote in response to this RFQ:
    • Confirm that you’ve got the {qualifications} and expertise to carry out the work as outlined within the scope of labor AND can be found to carry out the work throughout the interval of efficiency required.
    • An up to date CV that displays the schooling, abilities, and expertise required in Attachment 1, and demonstrates the flexibility to hold out the scope of labor;
    • Confirm which you can carry out the work throughout the not-to-exceed degree of effort (LOE) acknowledged within the scope or present an alternate LOE and justify.  Also embrace any non-labor prices expectations.
  • Please word: “Attachment 2 (Terms and Conditions), Annex A (Reps, Certs and Consents type) and Annexes B/C/D (W-8; W-9; Vendor varieties, as relevant)” are supplied to your data at this stage within the solicitation course of. Completed varieties can be required solely if in case you have been chosen for the consulting alternative. However, it’s possible you’ll full, signal, and submit the varieties as a part of your response to this request.
  • A Budget Template can be supplied. You will not be required to make use of this template and may submit pricing in any format that enables Creative to guage the realism and reasonableness of your worth in relation to the work required.
  • Selection can be made on the idea of technical functionality and general greatest worth. Modifications to this RFQ, together with deadline extensions, can be posted on the Creative web site. Please examine the web site for updates.
  • Also word that Creative wishes to maintain potential advisor private information on an inside database for the only goal of trying to find certified people for future alternatives. If you want to be entered into our database to be thought-about for potential future work, please Click HERE


 


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