Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) Latest Recruitment

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Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Apply Here

Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Site Reliability Engineer (Grade 9)

Job Code: 6913
Location: Abuja / Lagos
Department: IT
Reports to: Senior Director, DevOps

Function of the Team

  • Many of DAI’s legacy systems, including its project information management system used around the globe, are undergoing a strategic transition to new platforms that will support DAI’s strategy to become a data-enabled, cloud-first organization.
  • This reflects the continuing technological change and our clients’ increased data collection, reporting, and integration demands. In identifying and transitioning to the Target State Platforms, we also need to recognize that DAI projects have specific needs and sometimes operate in low connectivity environments.
  • DAI’s Current Technology stack includes, but is not limited to, Oracle ERP, Azure Cloud, MS 365/.Net (including Dynamics, Power App, and Power BI), SharePoint, Lotus Notes, and a variety of EUCs (End User Computing).

Function of the Position

  • The Site Reliability Engineer will be responsible for working with the various IT teams to ensure that DAI’s IT systems and services are functioning properly, and that when issues are identified, they are addressed in a timely manager.
  • They also provide input into the roll out of new features, and adoption of new technologies.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Set-up monitoring systems to detect problems before they become outages.
  • Work with development and operations teams to design, build and maintain core infrastructure pieces that allow DAI scaling to support thousands of concurrent users.
  • Perform root-cause-analysis and host (blameless) “postmortem” meetings for unanticipated service disruptions.
  • Document every action so that findings turn into repeatable actions–and then into automation.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and adoption of new technologies, which may include JavaScript/TypeScript, Python, C#, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack.
  • Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 9: Minimum of 7 years of relevant software development and/or site reliability engineering experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar area; or 5 years of relevant software development and/or site reliability engineering experience and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science or similar area.
  • At least one year of demonstrated experience as a full-stack developer with hands on knowledge of languages like Java, Python etc. and exposure to application / infrastructure architecture;
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile, SAFE, Spiral, etc. (Experience with Agile is strongly preferred.)
  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally on availability / performance issues in order to identify root-cause, determine areas for improvement, and drive those actions to closure through effective solutions.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical information clearly, and tailor communication style to diverse audiences.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization and external clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Authorized to work in the United States, United Kingdom, Serbia, Nigeria without sponsorship.
  • Willing and able to adjust work schedule, if needed to support teams located in different time zones/countries.
  • Equivalent education and experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ERP type Systems (Oracle ERP, SAP, etc.).
  • Experience analyzing existing SQL queries for performance improvements.
  • Familiarity with DevOps processes, including CI/CD.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

 

 

Job Title: Technical Director – Public Financial Management (PFM)

Job Code: 7254
Location: Abuja (with frequent travel, up to 75% of work time, to core states (Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Gombe, Sokoto), and other locations as needed.)
Reporting: The Chief of Party.

Background

  • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency, and effectiveness of governance in selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
  • From the project main office in Bauchi, State2State is currently working in the following six core states, along with a small project component at the national/federal level: Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Gombe and Sokoto.
  • There may be expansion to additional states, pending programmatic considerations. State2State’s overall purpose will be achieved by supporting three mutually supportive development objectives:
    • Strengthening public financial management (PFM) systems that include public procurement, and how these systems relate to better delivery of services in three key sectors, namely basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
    • Increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities.
    • Improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation, and reconciliation with the earlier mentioned three sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
  • State2State will strengthen subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, good practices and reforms that are already working well in other parts of Nigeria.
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Position Objectives

  • The Technical Director PFM will have both a technical leadership and activity management role, leading and ensuring high-quality and timely implementation of PFM technical activities across the project states.
  • S/he will provide technical leadership to PFM specialists based in the core states as well as intermittent consultants in specialist areas of PFM, and travel to state offices to engage with stakeholders and State2State teams, working closely with state government structures through which technical assistance is closely coordinated.
  • The Job is located in Abuja, Nigeria with frequent travel, up to 75% of work time, to core states (Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Gombe, Sokoto), and other locations as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Working together with the state-based teams and technical advisors, the Technical Director will provide technical leadership to PFM technical assistance to beneficiary states, and this support will include new perspectives and approaches that are aligned with good practices and cross-cutting lenses such as gender, equity, and social inclusion (GESI), and conflict management.

Ongoing and prospective areas of technical assistance that will be led, managed, or overseen by the Technical Director PFM include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mentoring team members and working with project beneficiary states and partners to update or complete participatory and bottom-up initiatives in policy and planning such as State Development Plans (SDP) and Medium-Term Sector Strategies (MTSS).
  • Supporting the development and execution of states’ annual procurement plans that promote greater transparency, reduce risk, and support efficient service delivery.
  • Facilitating capacity building in PFM areas such as internal auditing and development of resources such as training manuals.
  • Helping to design, develop, and implement strategies for greater internally generated revenue (IGR), and public-private partnerships.
  • Working in tandem with and managing, as appropriate, technical staff and short-term technical assistance in support of PFM activities.
  • Other duties of a reasonable nature as assigned by the Chief of Party (COP).
  • Reporting: The Technical Director Public Financial Management will report to the Chief of Party.

Minimum Requirements

  • A relevant Degree in Economics, Finance, Business, Accounting, Development Studies, or relevant field required. MBA or other relevant Master’s Degree preferred; PhD/doctorate is ideal.
  • At least twelve (12) years professional experience, with at least seven (7) years of demonstrated experience in design and implementation of interventions regarding improving PFM. Previous experience designing and using Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) framework preferred.
  • Previous successful experience in working for or with government counterparts and/or community organizations to improve PFM, including taxation and fiscal decentralization.
  • Demonstrated effective training, capacity building and coaching skills; networking and interpersonal skills; creative problem solving; conflict resolution and ethical management skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in integrating gender into PFM activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; fluency in English language.
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft Office).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Note

  • This is a local hire position only for Nigerian Cooperating Country Nationals (CCNs).
  • Applications from women, people with disability and young people who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
  • DAI will only contact candidates that are successful at this pre-qualification stage.
  • This recruitment is open until the position is filled.

 

 

 

Job Title: Expert – Ending Nigeria Ocean Plastics Pollution (ENOPP) Activity

Job Code: 7285
Location: Lagos

About the Project

  • We are seeking candidates for various roles on an anticipated USAID funded project in Nigeria focused on ending ocean plastics pollution.
  • It will cover the overarching goal of developing, testing, and implementing new models to promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in plastic waste management and enhanced solid waste management (SWM) in Nigeria.
  • The proposed project will be implemented for a period of 5 years, covering different cities in Nigeria.

Experts are sought in the following areas:

  • Waste Management: Evaluating gaps in the current service delivery models, enhancing access, service reliability and management with a focus on urban and coastal communities and professionalizing waste management service delivery.
  • Plastic Supply Chain and Recycling: assessing the plastic value chain; empowering communities resulting in community level and community led plastic recycling initiatives; community engagement in identifying opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics as well as design and implement effective plastic recovery approaches.
  • Governance and Capacity Building: strengthening the enabling environment for solid waste management with emphasis on reducing ocean plastics; supporting implementation of government policies and improving solid waste management data availability, use and management. Supporting the capacity building of various SWM and plastic recycling stakeholder.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant subject matter, such as Environmental Management, Waste Management and Recycling, Engineering, Management / Administration, Statistics, Economics, Urban Planning, Environmental Policy or other related fields.
  • 8 to 10 years of experience in the solid waste and recycling industry including design, planning, and operations/management or collaboration with community-based organizations.
  • Experience developing and implementing solid waste management strategies, mainly focused on ocean plastics, MRF design and operation, with international development programs, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector.
  • Knowledge of the formal and informal waste collection and recycling sectors.
  • Excellent knowledge of different virgin and non-virgin plastic resins; commodity trading and knowledge of the different HS codes for various recyclable materials.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work.  DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.
  • DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.
  • DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
  • DAI requires COVID 19 vaccinations subject to accommodation required by law
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Job Title: Public Financial Management (PFM) Advisor – Consultancy

Job Code: 7276
Location: Remote and Bauchi, Nigeria with possible travel to core states (Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Gombe, Sokoto), and other locations (e.g., Abuja) as needed
Period of Performance:  o/a September 12 – September 30, 2022 remote o/a October 1 – December 18, 2022 in Nigeria
Reporting:  The PFM Advisor will report to the Chief of Party.
LOE: Estimated 70 working days (plus international travel)

Background

  • The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency, and effectiveness of governance in selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria. From the project main office in Bauchi, State2State is currently working in the following six core states, along with a small project component at the national/federal level: Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Gombe and Sokoto. State2State’s overall purpose will be achieved by supporting three mutually supportive development objectives:
    • Strengthening public financial management systems that include public procurement, and how these systems relate to better delivery of services in three key sectors, namely basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
    • Increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities.
    • Improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation, and reconciliation with the earlier mentioned three sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
  • State2State will strengthen subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, good practices and reforms that are already working well in other parts of Nigeria.

Position Objectives

  • The PFM Advisor will have a primary technical leadership role along with a secondary role of activity coordination of PFM Specialists, Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Specialist, and STTA PFM/IGR consultants, across core states.
  • Instrumental to successful coordination will be the facilitation of timely and quality communication ensuring staff properly plans for and is responsive to the State2State contract.
  • All PFM work must explicitly address intermediate and sub-intermediate results and specific performance indicators per the annual workplan and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan.
  • The PFM Advisor will travel to state offices and expansion states (TBC with USAID) to engage with stakeholders and State2State teams, working closely with state government structures through which technical assistance is closely coordinated.

Responsibilities

  • Working together with the state-based teams and main office technical staff, the PFM Advisor will provide technical leadership to PFM technical assistance provided to beneficiary states, and this support will include new perspectives and approaches that are aligned with good practices and cross-cutting lenses such as gender, equity, and social inclusion (GESI), and conflict management.

Ongoing and prospective areas of technical assistance that will be led, managed, or overseen by the PFM Advisor include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mentoring team members and working with project beneficiary states and partners to update or complete participatory and bottom-up initiatives in policy and planning such as State Development Plans (SDP), Medium-Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEFs) and Medium-Term Sector Strategies (MTSS).
  • Supporting the development and execution of states’ annual procurement plans that promote greater transparency, reduce risk, and support efficient service delivery.
  • Facilitating capacity building in PFM areas such as internal auditing and development of resources such as training manuals.
  • Helping to design, develop, and implement strategies for greater internally generated revenue (IGR), and public-private partnerships.
  • Working in tandem with and managing, as appropriate, technical staff and short-term technical assistance in support of PFM activities.
  • PFM technical review and feedback for State Development Plans.
  • PFM technical review and feedback for Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Expansion Strategies and associated IGR ‘Blueprint’ for mapping roles/responsibilities required to improve IGR at the state level.
  • Other duties of a reasonable nature as assigned by the Chief of Party.

Deliverables:

  • Short technical report that assesses S2S technical assistance for PFM initiatives and recommendations for scaling-up activities.
  • State Annual Procurement Plans
  • Detailed PFM Unit Quarterly Workplan through December 2022 for core and expansion (TBC) states.
  • A ‘living document’ reflective of ongoing Y2 activities and proposed Y3 activities to ensure proper communication, coordination, planning and implementation among all PFM Unit staff, STTAs, et al.
  • International STTA report (template to be provided by State2State project).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Economics, Political Science, Social Sciences, Law, Finance/Accounting, and Development Studies. Master’s is preferred.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in PFM activities, with previous experience in the successful implementation of international development activities.
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated experience managing teams.
  • Experience with USAID programs is highly preferred.
  • Previous experience working in Nigeria is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Note: This consultancy is only open to individuals that possess U.S. and/or Nigerian citizenship.

Job Title: Chief of Party – Ending Nigeria Ocean Plastics Pollution (ENOPP) Activity

Job Code: 7284
Location: Lagos

About the Project

  • DAI is seeking expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for anticipated USAID project in Nigeria focused on ending ocean plastic pollution in Nigeria.
  • It will cover the overarching goal of developing, testing, and implementing new models to promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in plastic waste management and enhanced solid waste management (SWM) in Nigeria.
  • The proposed project will be implemented for a period of 5 years, covering different cities in Nigeria.
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Main Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership, strategic technical direction, overall coordination, and management of the project.
  • Manage the project’s implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel, efficient budgeting and financial management, and contract compliance.
  • Develop strategic goals and ensure that the project complies with all USAID regulations.
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate project adjustments, as required.
  • Serve as the principal liaison with USAID and key stakeholders, ensuring the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements in a timely manner.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant subject matter related to Environmental Management, Waste Management, Recycling, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Engineering, or other related fields.
  • Minimum of 15 years of project experience, preferably in Nigeria or other Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following technical disciplines: solid waste management, circular economy, municipal management, urban service delivery, public policy and governance, sustainable livelihoods, urban planning, and/or other relevant technical areas.
  • Strong familiarity with building capacity and commitment for Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling (3Rs), circular economy, and solid waste management.
  • Minimum of 7 years in senior-level role leading and managing complex development programs and multi-disciplinary project teams, preferably as a Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party for a USAID-funded project or equivalent position with other donors.
  • Ability to interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to synthesize technical and management data for a range of audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

NOTE:

  • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
  •  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  •  Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

 

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Important Notice

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
  • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
  • Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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