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  • Posted: Jun 11, 2015
    Deadline: Jun 23, 2015
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  • Concern Universal strives to prove and improve every project to maximise value for money and ensure sustainability. Our Theory of Change helps us to check that we are not only doing things right, but that we are doing the right things. Visit our Strategy page to find out more. Established in 1976, every year we help over two million people across 9 countr...
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    Project Support Officer (State Government Level)

    Location: Benue State (based in/regular travel to a rural LGA)
    Employment type: Full time, permanent

    Job Summary

    • This role will lead the coordination of the 'Rural Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria' (RUSHPIN) programme, funded by the UN Global Sanitation Fund, in a targeted Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue State by supporting the implementation of Community Led Total Sanitation activities by the LGA WASH Unit and local NGOs.
    • The role involves coordinating the activities of project partners, supporting them with 'on-the-job' training in areas which they lack capacity, and communicating progress and 'best practice' approaches to the Programme Manager.
    • The post holder will ideally be based in the targeted LGA, but could travel regularly from a major nearby town, and will be required to travel to our main office in Calabar every few months.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Coordinate activities of the Programme in a target LGA by supporting the implementation of CLTS activities by field partners and liaising with all relevant stakeholders, especially the LGA WASH Unit and Local Task Group on Sanitation, to ensure that the Programme is being effectively implemented
    • Contribute to regular meetings with key stakeholders at the Local Government level to present programme progress and to communicate learning and best practice on CLTS and sustaining ODF.
    • Work closely with project partners to identify capacity gaps and work towards building their capacity in CLTS triggering, hygiene promotion, technology support, reporting and monitoring & evaluation.
    • Support the Programme Manager in the formulation of strategies, plans and budgets to achieve an LGA wide Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in the entire LGA.
    • Coordinate field visits to the LGA and communities to monitor progress and quality of implementation of activities by partners against agreed plans, targets and report accordingly based on agreed format.
    • Provide weekly and monthly reports as per approved format summarising progress made in implementation of activities, lessons learnt and recommendations for improvements.
    • Support other programme activities as may be directed by the Programme Manager.

    Person Specification
    Required:

    • BSc/BA/Diploma in relevant field (Public Health, International Development, Social Sciences, Engineering)
    • At least 2 years relevant experience in successfully managing development projects, including reporting & M&E
    • Knowledge and experience in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene programming
    • Proven track record of capacity building/training for stakeholders including community level and local institutions

    Desirable:

    • Relevant post-graduate qualification
    • Excellent facilitation, communication and report writing skills
    • Knowledge and experience of Community- Led Total Sanitation
    • Proficient skills in the use of MS Office tools

    Remuneration
    NGN 1,400,000 - 1,700,000 per annum

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should: Download Application form

    All application form should be filled and sent to: nigeria@concern-universal.org

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    Note:

    • You are urged to apply immediately to avoid disappointment.
    • Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
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