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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
  • Active Voices was borne out of passion translated into action. The founder’s passion for volunteerism and community service began at the age of 19 when she embarked on a three-month unpaid internship at the Community Medicine department of the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital. She engaged first-hand with people in the community and immedia...
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    Program Officer

    The Program Officer works to provide technical and managerial support under the direction of the Program Director. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and workplans to ensure that program goals and objectives are met. This includes providing strategic inputs for annual workplans, proposal/grant development, analysis of programmatic results, identification and resolution of challenges and program performance, application of lessons learned and best practices to improve program performance, donor reporting, and personnel management.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Preparation of project outputs that relate to implementation of programme activities, such as progress reports, briefings, presentations.
    • Development of grant proposals and work plans including budgets and modifications as required.
    • Coordinating the implementation, mentoring, supervision and evaluation of programmes and projects of the organization.
    • Track and compile stories on gender-based violence
    • Liaise with other units to write and produce programmatic reports of programmes, projects and activities of the organization monthly, quarterly, and annually.
    • Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, workshops, identifying participants, follow-up and coordination with participants and invitees, support logistic arrangements.
    • Coordinate staff meeting, prepare agendas and takes minutes of meetings as required.
    • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required.

    Qualifications and Skills

    Key Competencies

    • A minimum of a university degree or its equivalent in Public Health, Development Studies or any Social or Health Science related fields.
    • Proficiency in the use of the Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point programmes is essential
    • Intermediate research skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent spoken and written communication and presentation skills, team and networking skills are essential
    • Evidence of ability to think strategically; to express ideas clearly; to work independently and in teams; candidate should be able to demonstrate a sense of cultural and gender sensitivity.
    • Creativity, attention to detail and efficient delivery methods.

    Additional Advantageous Competencies

    • Understanding of NGO's operation, best practices and donor relation
    • A strong commitment to development and humanitarian service
    • 2-3years experience as a program officer
    • Experience in proposal writing

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