The Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund (WF) was created in 2011 to increase the representation of women in Nigerian governance at all levels and address the growing concerns about the gender imbalance in elective and appointive positions. Nigeria currently falls short of the National Gender Policy benchmark of 35% minimum gender representation and other global and regional benchmarks to which the country is signatory. For instance, with the return to democratic governance in 1999, the number of women being elected in Nigeria steadily increased but since 2007 it has remained stagnant between 7-9% representation in the National Assembly, less than the average rate of female parliamentarians globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa which is 19% and 20% respectively.
The Programs Officer (PO) will contribute to the designing and implementation of programme-related activities including proposal writing, grant-making and reporting of projects. The PO is expected to work with the Programme Coordinator (PC) to foster collaboration with other donor agencies in line with the Strategic Plans of the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund (WF). The PO reports to the PC and will be expected to perform such other duties as may be directed by the Program Coordinator and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and also participate actively in achieving the objectives of the WF which is to increase the representation of women in government.
Technical knowledge, skills and experience: Relevant work experience in developing, designing and implementing programs in the development and civil society sector is a must. Educational background in gender-related course is preferred but social sciences and relevant experience in women movements is acceptable. Previous experience working in line with grant-making/grant-seeking and gender development is highly desirable. Other requirements are good working knowledge and understanding of logical frameworks; participatory program Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). Other skills required are good report writing, ability to design communication plans and develop content for communication around programs.
Key success factors
Strong written and oral communication skills are important.
The Finance and Administration Assistant (FAA) will assist the (Finance and Admin Coordinator (FAC) in all financial and administrative affairs associated with the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund’s activities, including planning and monitoring investments, human resources, day-to-day accounting, account management, payroll and financial operations, preparation and monitoring of budgets and spending, preparation of the Fund’s tax returns, financial statements, and other financial filings required by applicable law.
Technical knowledge, skills and experience: Experience in finance, office administration and human resource management is required. Educational qualifications must include background in any social science course. Budget planning, organisational and human resource managerial skills and demonstrated experience including the ability to take initiative and work independently are essential. Knowledge and or experience with Quick Book software. Membership of professional associations is a bonus, and previous work in the civil society or development sector would be advantageous.
Key success factors
Physical requirements and work environment: This is an office setting work environment with intermittent physical activities as is required in a regular office space during working hours. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable a person with physical challenges to perform the job.
Remuneration: a competitive package based on experience.
The appointment will be for one year with possibility of renewal. A probation period of three months will be built into the two-year contract.
To apply please send full CV along with a cover letter outlining relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org Use title of the position in the subject line Deadline for application: 28th November 2014 Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted