Programme Officer, Anti-Corruption

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos - Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organization. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development processes in West Africa, and also to provide alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region. The Centre, among other projects, has continued to work on anti-corruption and illicit financial flows related projects. As a result, it is seeking for a suitable candidate who will be part of the team that will see to the success of its anti-corruption project. It is in this regards that CDD is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position above within the organization:


  • This position holder will provide support for the implementation of the organization’s anti-corruption and illicit financial flows project(s).
  • The candidate must be able to multi-task and implement the project with limited supervision.
  • S/he must have excellent writing and communications skills, demonstrate interest in anti-corruption practice and theory, and work well in a team.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide support for day-to-day management of anti-corruption and Illicit financial flows project the organization is directly implementing and those implemented by CDD partners;
  • Provide support for management of partners, social groups, and networks in States and local government areas where organization’s projects are implemented;
  • Work closely with the Colleagues for effective communication of anti-corruption projects’ progress with donors, partners, and other stakeholders to achieve broad objectives of projects and reporting requirement;
  • Provide support for the reporting of projects’ results and impacts;
  • Provide support for projects’ administration such as negotiating with hotel, identification of service providers/consultants, etc. while working closely with Administrative Unit;
  • Produce budget for events/workshops and assist in the development of yearly project plan; and
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of the organizations and the donor agencies in the delivery of mandates.

Job Requirement:

  • First degree in Social Sciences, Humanities and Law
  • MSc/MA in the disciplines will be an added advantage
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies.


  • At least 2 years of professional programme management experience in programs related to anti-corruption and illicit financial flows;
  • At least 4 years of work experience; and
  • Demonstrated experience in working on anti-corruption programs.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills including demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with local partners
  • Good financial acumen and ability to develop, manage and monitor project budgets
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong IT Skills in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint


  • Candidate must be willing to travel domestically as required by project activities.


  • Very Competitive


  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded. The subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for. For example, Subject: Ayobami Fatimah Chukwuemeka, Programme Officer, Anti-Corruption.
  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • No phone calls, please. CDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply for this job.

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years