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Job Summary

Alliances for Africa (AfA) is looking to hire a Program Officer based in Owerri or willing to relocate. This person is expected to support all project efforts related to community engagement and mobilization, advocacy, and knowledge management such as developing/documenting, reviewing and reporting, program tracking, and supporting the evidence and AfA’s learning agenda to enhance advocacy in policy coherence/shift; sustainable financing; and support visibility and communications activities for the organization. She will operate under the direct supervision of the Program Manager and the overall guidance of the Executive Director.

  • Minimum Qualification:MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Write proposals, concept notes, activity reports, draft contracts and follow through with the process of securing grants/funding for continuous sustainability of AfA’s interventions, in addition, develop advocacy briefs for strategic national and state engagement;
  • Assist in budget preparation and expense management activities for programs with the finance team and program manager;
  • Document, analyze, and troubleshoot program challenges from the project start date to the end date;
  • Develop best practices to improve overall program performance; Identify and build contact with new program partners for project expansion and growth;
  • Facilitate, plan and execute program activities in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Conduct monthly program reviews and prepare reports for management;
  • Prepare meeting agenda, organize meetings and write and distribute minutes;
  • Contribute to the formulation of key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned;
  • Contribute to content development for website management, e-communications, content creation, and community management on AfA social media sites
  • Provide guidance and maintain frequent communications with program partners via emails, Whatsapp, and any other platforms;
  • Produce write-ups for publications on assessments, research, and evidence gained through project implementation;
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with a network of external contacts like key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society, and the media;
  • Provide regular updates and reports to the Programme Manager, on progress, priorities, and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency;
  • Represent AfA at various meetings, forums, and advocacy opportunities as directed and approved by the Program manager;
  • Perform other duties as required.


Requirements:

  • This position is open preferably to a female candidate.
  • Minimum academic qualification of MSc in English, Creative Writing, Communication, Public Administration, Development Studies, International Development, International Relations, or other fields relevant to advocacy and knowledge management
  • At least a Minimum of 3 years cognate working experience relevant to project implementation; advocacy and knowledge management.
  • Understanding of project management life cycle
  • Understanding of advocacy and policy coherence
  • Understanding of knowledge management and public policy
  • Problem-solving and good analytical skills
  • Collates accurate and timely information presented in the required format
  • Demonstrates specialized knowledge of technical communications best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written outputs.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, participating in open dialogues and valuing diverse opinions of others, regardless of gender, culture, background, and experience
  • Proficient computer literacy
  • Knowledge of gender issues, advocacy, research, and policy development.
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with a wide range of audiences at various levels.
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects with limited supervision.
  • Good knowledge and use of MS Suite (excel, word, PowerPoint, and outlook).


Work Type: Full Time with an initial 3 months Probation 


Location: Owerri, Imo State



Deadline for application 30th January 2023

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