Policy Analyst and Research Officer

Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU)

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The Federal Government of Nigeria sought and obtained financial assistance from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group to support the implementation of the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). The Project is aimed at reducing poverty by increasing access by the poor to improved social and natural resource infrastructure services on a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria. It also seeks to strengthen the capacity of the communities and Local Governments to adopt Community Driven Development (CDD) approach to address community level development challenges through the implementation of micro projects. 


The Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU) which is domiciled in the Office of the Vice President is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the implementation of the CSDP nationwide. 



  • Facilitate the formulation of policy framework fur CDD and poverty reduction as emerging from project interventions;
  • Facilitate the sharing of local, national and international CDD experience with States and also share experiences across the States;
  • Support M&E Specialist to develop baseline data to guide tracking of project impact based on National Bureau Of Statistics (NBS)house hold surveys (NCS, DHS, GHS, CWIQ, etc);
  • Facilitate qualitative and quantitative studies which will ensure policy reforms that are necessary for addressing poverty reduction;
  • Assist in liaising/networking with other poverty intervention Ministries/Agencies
  • Facilitate capacity building in policy analysis for appropriate staff members of the EPSU and SAs.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the National Coordinator.


Qualification and Experience

  • At least a degree in Agriculture, Economics/Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Biological/Natural Sciences with at least twelve (12) years of post-qualification experience in research, policy formulation and analysis.
  • Possession of higher degrees, experience with computer packages and foreign funded projects will be an added advantage.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates from the public/civil service or private sector are invited to apply for the above position by writing an application with ten (10) copies of comprehensive CV each of which must be signed by the applicant.


Applicants should indicate on the top left hand side of the envelop the position applied for and submit their applications to the following address:


The National Coordinator,

Federal Project Support Unit,

Community and Social Development Project,

National Social Safety Nets Coordinator Office,


The Presidency,

14 Moussa Traore Crescent,

Off Thomas Sankara Street,

Asokor - Abuja.

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Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)





Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years