Program Officer

Confidential

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We are a  coalition of individuals and organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. 

We are non-partisan, neither are we a platform for the actualization of any individual’s political ambitions.

We believe in the power of young people to change Nigeria’s destiny.

 

Purpose:

To ensure daily monitoring of our Programs and Projects and ensure proper coordination of activities to meet organisational objectives. He / She will be comfortable in all new media platforms with experience and knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of each to ensure maximum mileage for message and work - developing awareness, generating traffic and cultivating engagement. 

 

Primary Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Work with the Program Manager in developing, deploying and executing detailed work plans on our programs.
  • Design evaluative measures to track and monitor program effectiveness.
  • Generate innovative project ideas and strategies related to our mission and goals.
  • Maintain official records, documents and internal/external communications as appropriate.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately.
  • Work in collaboration with the Research & Grants Associate to develop project proposals.
  • Execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs.
  • Effectively apply our methodology and enforce project standard.
  • Oversee collection of performance data on programs and activities, for evaluation and strategic review and reporting purposes.
  • Minimize exposure to risks on projects and ensure project / program outcomes are consistently achieved.
  • Work in collaboration with the Finance Manager / Associate to develop and monitor program budgets.
  • Ensure regular updates and information are passed on to project members promptly.
  • Set activity targets for team members and ensure those targets are met satisfactorily.
  • Identify resource needs and assign individual responsibilities.
  • Provide correspondence to the Programs Manager on projects managed.
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Work with community agencies, organisations and institutions as appropriate to carry out organisational and program goals.
  • Engage stakeholders in advocacy to advance our mission and goals.
  • Prepare and present reports to board and funders, as well as community stakeholders.
  • Manage relationships with organisational coalition members – strategy input and partnerships on programs.
  • Engage volunteers with relevant and timely information via SMS, Email and WhatsApp in collaboration with the intern.
  • Media Management and Engagement
  • Co-manage our presence on social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and similar community sites for all projects and campaigns.
  • Draft and oversee media materials, including press release, newsletter, blog posts, statements, quotes and briefing documents ensuring accuracy, appropriate sign off and dissemination.
  • Innovate alternative channels to disseminate  message and showcase its work.
  • Monitor trends regarding issues of interest to us and adapt our media strategy in a timely fashion to ensure relevance.
  • Be involved in the weekly scheduling of traditional media engagements (with partners, radio and / TV) as assigned.
  • Liaise with Media Team in the implementation of media activity across projects, programs and across media to raise awareness, drive engagement, enhance our reputation and meets objectives.
  • Ensure key messages are accurately and consistently expressed in relevant media channels.
  • Contacts
  • Reports to the Program Manager 

Qualifications, Experience & Skill

  • Previous work experience in a similar role.
  • Computer proficiency in MS office especially Excel and Powerpoint (Intermediate level of proficiency)
  • Ability to work independently while being a strong team player.
  • NGO experience.
  • Excellent verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal English.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian languages.
  • Ability to work under direction and to exercise personal responsibility and autonomy to meet objectives.
  • Ability to make decisions which influence the success of a project or enhances team objectives.
  • Demonstrates an analytical & systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to plan, schedule and monitor work to meet deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work well under pressure while being attentive to detail.
  • Ability to work well with senior management, colleagues and the public.
  • High degree of trustworthiness, discretion & confidentiality.

 

 

Remuneration

There will be opportunities to earn additional income from short-term projects.

 

Performance Review Criteria

Ability to deliver on the requirements of the job description.

Ability to produce timely & accurate weekly status reports for the ED.

Ensure team members’ milestones are met.

Prepare and submit a monthly progress report on all project milestone to Program Manager.

Summary

Company

Confidential

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Project / Programme Management

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years

Salary

₦125,316.00 ‐ ₦125,316.00 per month