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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 5, 2021
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    Program Officer

    Project Title: Youth-powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health and Well-being program

    Reports to: Technical Director (Lagos)
    Programme End-date: May 2025

    Programme Overview:
    The Youth-powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health and Well-being activity is a five-year USAID funded programme in Nigeria, beginning in May 2020. The program, in partnership with select local NGOs will foster, develop and support an ecosystem of safe spaces for youth to gain life-skills, access sexual, reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information, as well as referrals to local facilities. The primary goal of the programme is to improve the health and well-being of urban, poor adolescents; ages 15–19, by increasing voluntary family planning (FP) uptake and continued use—from a holistic, human capital perspective.
    Job Summary:
    The Program Officer will provide technical support and assist in the implementation and coordination of program activities, particularly for multi-sectoral partnerships, capacity development to local partners, and M&E activities in the target cities. S/he will assist in the development of work plans, support the team and management to ensure adherence
    to proposed budgets as well as to build and maintain relationships with local communities.
    Other duties and responsibilities include;

    • Working closely with the Technical Director, build and maintain partnerships and relationships with program partners, such as non-profits, federal agencies and community organizations, in order to expand resources, raise funding and educate the public about the work of the project.
    • Participate in the development of project Implementation Plan, training manual/curricula and other various standard operational procedures (SoP).
    • Assist in developing and monitoring annual work plans, program initiatives and budget development including coordination and operationalization of YPE4AH project result framework.
    • Support effective project management, coordination and provide support to partners on the project implementation procedure, data management and effective financial management.
    • Provide support as needed, the preparation and timely submission of detailed reports by the partners on project activities on a quarterly and annual basis in compliance with project requirements.
    • Support the development of annual, quarterly donor and government report writing including management and updates.
    • Participate in project monitoring and supportive supervision to partners, project sites and communities.
    • Provide support to government and key stakeholders to ensure community buy in and sustainability of the YPE4AH activities.
    • Support, as needed, the mobilization of private partners’ support for activities.
    • Assist in collection of data to inform and support Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research related activities.
    • Represent the YPE4AH Health project at various meetings, technical working groups and relevant forums.
    • In collaboration with DAI Nigeria’s Strategic Communications team, manage and produce program content for program website and activities as required.
    • Provide support to all programme activities for the state office.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences or related field
    • Minimum of 5 years’ professional work experience on a U.S Government funded project will be preferred and an added advantage
    • Demonstrated project management experience including budget development, event planning, coordinating multiple partners and stakeholders
    • Demonstrated strength and experience in writing technical reports
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills; fluency in English language is essential
    • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    • Strong critical thinking skills, ability to solve problems and resourcefulness
    • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
    • Strong computer skill in MS Office Suite is required
    • Fluency in local language will be an added advantage
    • Understand cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability of states (Lagos and Kano).

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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