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  • Posted: Jul 27, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 3, 2022
  • The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was established as a government-funded agency dedicated to granting aid programs in April 1991.
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    Program Officer

    Job Announcement

    Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is the primary Official Development Assistance (ODA) agency of the Government of the Republic of Korea. Since its founding in 1991, KOICA's mission is to, through the implementation of bilateral grant aid programs, work towards sustainable socio-economic development in partner developing countries, leading to the eradication of poverty and improvement of people's lives.

    KOICA Nigeria Office opened in 2008 and has been providing support through grant aids, and implementing socio-economic development programs in Nigeria. KOICA Nigeria Office is located in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital city.

    - Basic information

    Job Location

    Asokoro, Abuja

    Job category

    Project management

    No. of Vacancy

    One (1)

    Employment type

    Full time

    Closing date

    3. August.2022 11:59 PM (WAT)

    Written/ Interview

    11. August.2022

    Oral Interview

    16. August.2022

    Length of service

    One-year fixed-term contract renewable after evaluation

    (after successful completion of a one-month Probationary Period)


    • Working with government agencies and international organizations to facilitate the formation, development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned KOICA programs.
    • Monitoring and analyzing program implementation and reviewing relevant documents and reports.
    • Provide administrative and substantive support to the organization of meetings, workshops, events, etc.
    • Participating in field missions, including the provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
    • Performing other duties as required.


    All of the following qualifications are required:

    • Bachelor’s degree or advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in international relations, public administration, or related fields.
    • A minimum of three years of project/program management, administration, or related area in governmental organizations, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations.
    • High-level of computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Candidates possessing the following criteria are desirable:
    • Possession of PRINCE 2 Foundation, PRINCE 2 Practitioner, or PMP certification
    • Experience working with Korean government-funded projects/programs
    • Experience working with bilateral development agencies.


    Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively in English. Interprets public policies and roles of each stakeholders. Interacts appropriately with a variety of stakeholders in both public and private sectors.

    Professionalism: Mobilize resources effectively in project/program management.  Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results.  Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Delivers results on time without compromising quality standards. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Willing to travel with Nigeria or abroad to manage assigned projects/programs.

    Method of Application

    Download the Annex 1 Application form and fill:

    Send a correctly filled Application form and Cover letter to
    The link to access the Annex 1 Application Form is available on our Facebook handle.


    • One-month Probationary Period is required. During the probation period, an employee may be dismissed upon the decision of the Country Director of KOICA Nigeria Office.
    • Only selected candidates will be contacted for further procedures.
    • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
    • KOICA Nigeria Office reserves all rights for the recruitment.
    • Salary and other benefits will adhere to the policy of the KOICA Nigeria Office.
    • Failure to issue supporting documents for diplomas, professional experiences, or information on the CV, before signing the contract, will result in the cancellation of the application.

    Applicants should submit their applications by 3rd August 2022 directly to KOICA via E-mail ( with the title as below:

    - [Program Officer] _your name

    Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in the application form. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted.

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