Programs officer

Job Summary

Our client is a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Niger...

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Graduate trainee
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

Our client is a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. They believe in the power of young people to change Nigeria's destiny.


Project Management

  • Work with the Program Manager in developing, deploying and executing detailed work plans on organization’s programs.
  • Design evaluative measures to track and monitor program effectiveness.
  • Generate innovative project ideas and strategies related to the organization’s 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 the organization’s 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, organizations and institutions as appropriate to carry out organizational and program goals.
  • Engage stakeholders in advocacy to advance the organization's mission and goals.
  • Prepare and present reports to the board and funders, as well as community stakeholders.
  • Manage relationships with organizational 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 the organization’s 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 the organization’s message and showcase its work.
  • Monitor trends regarding issues of interest to the organization and adapt the organization’s 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 the organization’s reputation and meets objectives.
  • Ensure key messages are accurately and consistently expressed in relevant media channels.


  • Relevant work experience in a similar role. (with an NGO preferably)
  • Project management certification will be an added advantage


  • Computer proficiency in MS office especially Excel and Powerpoint (Intermediate level of proficiency)
  • Excellent verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal English.
  • Ability to work under the 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.


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