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

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


Development Aid for Children, Women and Youth Initiative (DEV-AID) is a Non-Governmental Organization, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as a Not-for-Profit, Non-Religious, Voluntary Organization founded on the ideals of making a change in the development of Children, Women and Youths, through Capacity development/ Strengthening, Advocacy and Campaigns, Service delivery, Mobilization, Research and Evidence generation. We seek committed, diligent, and self-paced individuals who are interested in ensuring that we a have a society where children, young persons and Women are empowered to actualize their full potentials irrespective of status, gender, or religion.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer

Vacancy ID: DEV-AID/002/01/2023
Location: Abuja

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 to work plan and project objectives.
  • Work closely with all staff and consultants in Nigeria, coordinating program information and data.
  • Provide 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 programme and tasks management 
  • Develop best practices to improve overall program performance
  • 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 M&E checklist and data tools.

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
  • 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.
  • 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

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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BSc in any relevant field of study
  • 4-5 years of experience in the NGO sector
  • 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
  • Sound knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring, and implementing programs
  • Ability to think outside the box.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Effective budgeting skills demonstrated at the interview stage.
  • Sound knowledge and proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive CV of not more than 2 pages and a Cover Letter ONLY as one attachment explaining their suitability for the job in (an MS Word document) to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Vacancy Number as the subject of the email

Application Deadline  25th January 2023.

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