Program Officer at Development Aid for Children, Women and Youth Initiative (DEV-AID)


Job Description

Vacancy number: DEV-AID/002/01/2023


Core Responsibilities

Project Management:

  • Support the development of actionable work plans towards the strategic implementation of the project as required, and collaborate with management to ensure compliance with to the work plan and project objectives.
  • Work closely with all staff and consultants in Nigeria, coordinating program information and data.
  • Oversee project implementation and plan for special events that publicize the organization and its programs to across project targets/communities.
  • Ensure proper coordination of conferences, workshops, meetings, and other project activities.
  • Develop and Implement key programs that align with the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Manage rapid assessment visits to the sites selected for the IEC/BCC Campaign and monitor IEC/BCC Campaign activities using an M&E checklist and data tools.
  • Provide a timely monthly work plan that shall be evaluated with the corresponding activities at the end of the relevant month.
  • Responsible for driving proposal development, report writing, and program and tasks management
  • Develop best practices to improve overall program performance


Resource Mobilization

  • Identify potential donors or sources of funding, and plan outreach strategies.
  • Take responsibility for fundraising, budgeting, research, and community outreach programs
  • Drive fundraising efforts by developing grant applications or proposals to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Build productive relationships with potential partners and organizations.


Communication/Relationship Building:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with strategic partners that would help increase visibility for the organization and respond to media inquiries
  • Establish and Nurture good relationships with staff, members of the public, and the media
  • Support the communications team in developing and implementing a communications strategy designed to further project DEV-AID objectives
  • Manage effective communication with stakeholders and represent the organization at key meetings as assigned. Be the public face of the organization.
  • Provide guidance and maintain frequent communication with program partners.
  • A thorough eye for details to guide content for social media.


Documentation/Report Writing:

  • Write reports and analyses of programmatic activities,
  • Prepare meeting agenda, organize meetings, and distribute minutes.
  • Conduct program reviews and prepare reports for management
  • Support the development of regular and timely reports on project outcomes/deliverables for donors/management
  • Manage and monitor grants and prepare funding reports.


Administrative Duties:

  • Ensure that the DEV-AID operates based on its existing procedures and policies.
  • Ensure the monthly reporting on expenses and office budgets.
  • Provide training to relevant staff on DEV-AID systems and policies and ensure standards of transparency and accountability.
  • Manage office supplies stock and place orders
  • Maintain and update company databases
  • Organize a filing system for important and confidential company documents
  • Update office policies as needed
  • Maintain a company calendar and schedule appointments
  • Book meeting rooms as required
  • Prepare reports and presentations with statistical data, as assigned
  • Arrange travel and accommodations
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Educational Qualification:

  • At least 4-5 years of experience in the NGO sector
  • Minimum of BSc in any relevant field of study
  • Female candidates’ applications are at an advantage
  • Age between 25 – 30 years are encouraged to apply.
  • Lives within the Garki-Apo Axis of the FCT


We are keen on the following Skills:

  • Effective self-leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective budgeting skills demonstrated at the interview stage.
  • Sound knowledge and proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Sound knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring, and implementing programs
  • Ability to think outside the box.
  • Excellent writing skills.


Application Deadline

January 25, 2023.

Method of Application

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive CV of not more than 3 pages and a Cover Letter ONLY as one attachment explaining their suitability for the job in (an MS Word document) to: using the Job Title and Vacancy Number as the subject of the email.

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