SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICERS (Open)

Date: 2017-07-17
Team/Function:
Location: Abuja FCT and Akwa Ibom State

Strategy and Vision:

·         Recognize opportunities to evolve the current grant portfolio into a more effective and impactful portfolio addressing the needs of youth population in Nigeria.

·         Contribute to organization-wide strategy development.

·         Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with other civil society organizations, local authorities and other stakeholders.

 

Job description:

·         Oversee the full program cycle for our Grants and administration of the teams across program locations;

·         Develop activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation;

·         Ensure that program implementation is responsive to needs, meets targets, and is carried out in line with best practices;

·         Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to preset criteria;

·         Establish and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze and report on results) for both internal and external use;

·         Maintains links to sources of technical assistance and information and further disseminate technical information and assistance to program officers and assistants where necessary.

·         Conduct surveys, need assessments, data and information collection as and when required for the on-going program or future project proposals.

·         Participate in NGO and INGO meetings on youths and the development sector and represent YAF as requested in coordination forums.

·         Ensure all program documentation are in place and adheres to internal and donor regulations.

·         Adhere to all YAF policies related to programming.

·         Other duties as assigned.

 

Skills/Abilities

·         Demonstrated training and facilitation experience

·         Ability to work under pressure

·         Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing

·         Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills

·         Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills

·         Must be able to work independently and show initiative. Strong leadership, communication, and management skills are essential.

·         Possess the ability to manage, supervise, mentor and coach team members.

·         Must posses problem solving and multi-tasking abilities on a range of administrative and programmatic issues.

·         Commitment to renewing and maintaining knowledge of best practices

 

Qualification and Experience

·         A Master’s Degree or a strong first degree in a relevant field required.

·         Minimum 4-5 years of experience working on the development, implementation, administration and compliance of a donor funded program.

·         Prior experience implementing youth programs in Nigeria is an added advantage.

·         Experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according to criteria required.

·         Experience with running assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts required.

·         Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of actors in civil society, government, the media and the public is desirable.