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  • Posted: Sep 12, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Solidarity Center stands with workers as they defend their right to freedom of association, supporting them as they organize, advocate and build worker voice. Our 221 professional staff work in about 60 countries with 400-plus labor unions, pro-worker nongovernmental organizations, legal-aid groups, human rights defenders, women’s associations, adv...
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    Senior Program Officer

    Brief

    • If you would like to make a difference in the lives of working people in West Africa, please consider joining our team. This is a full-time position based in Abuja that requires extensive travel mostly within Nigeria.

    Summary of Position

    • The Senior Program Officer will report directly to the Country Program Director in developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating various programs; leading a variety of trainings and initiatives; and providing daily technical assistance to union and community partners.
    • The Senior Program Officer writes persuasive proposals and develops budgets for capacity building activities.
    • S/he participates in the development and implementation of education, training and other programs as part of the Solidarity Center program team.
    • S/he has the writing skills necessary to produce well-written program reports and evaluations.
    • S/he monitors programs to meet budget targets and programmatic results.

    Basic Qualifications

    • The Senior Program Officer must have ability to work and interact easily with wide variety of people, and help lead effective teamwork.
    • She/he must have broad knowledge of labour, socio-economic, and political developments in West Africa, the U.S. and across the globe.
    • Previous trade union experience is highly desirable.
    • S/he must be able to work independently and complete assignments with limited supervision.
    • S/he must be capable of managing multiple assignments simultaneously.
    • S/he must have, at a minimum, a Master's degree in Political Science, International Relations, Labor Relations or related fields and/or seven years equivalent work experience. Strong verbal and writing skills are a must.
    • Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter, CV, and a writing sample (3-5 pages) to: iashaka@solidaritycenter.org clearly indicating the "Job Title" as subject of your mail.

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