Programme Officer, Women’s Voices and Leadership – Nigeria Project at ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises work with people living in poverty and exclusion; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and Governments with the aim of achieving structural changes in order to eradicate injustices and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

We are inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position below within the organisation:

Job Title: Programme Officer, Women's Voices and Leadership – Nigeria Project

: Abuja
Responsible to: Programme Coordinator, North (Abuja)
Line Management: None
Grade: 5

Overall Purpose
  • The post holder will provide administrative and programme support on the Women’s Voices and Leadership- Nigeria Project.
  • The WVL Nigeria is a 5-year project that is aimed at supporting the capacity and activities of local women’s organizations and movements seeking to empower women and girls, advance the protection of women’s and girls’ rights and achieve gender equality.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Administrative support:
  • Documentation and filing of the WVL Nigeria reports
  • Support in the tracking, documenting and maintaining files on key issues in the news that are of interest to WVL Nigeria project in collaboration with the MEL and Communications Officers
  • Support in the development of project success stories
  • Support in the process of fund advancement and retirement for WVL Nigeria activities
  • Support in the procurement processes of services and goods including development of service providers and consultants Terms of Reference and contracts
  • Support data collection on the WVL-Nigeria project from the field; the collation and documentation of data for the overall AAN WR indicators
  • Support the operationalisation of management information systems for capturing and managing data including baseline and coverage information, emanating from project work in the communities, states and national level.
  • Support documentation, information sharing of the WVL Nigeria project activities
  • Liaise with AAN Women’s Rights team and other AAN units in ensuring the WVL Nigeria project and core women’s rights programmes are effectively mainstreamed
  • Support the WVL Project annual planning and budgeting process
  • Any other tasks assigned by line manager.
Key Relationships:
  • Internal Relationships: Entire AAN team
  • External Relationships: WVL Nigeria Project Partners and Networks
Persons Specifications
  • First degree in Social Sciences or Arts/Humanities – Essential
  • At least three years post NYSC experience two of which should be in gender mainstreaming and women’s rights programming – Essential
  • Experience in community mobilization – Essential
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word & Outlook (MS Office in general) – Essential
  • Experience in feminist analysis – Desirable
Skill Abilities:
  • Excellent report writing and analytical skills – Essential
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language – Essential
  • Highly numerate – Essential
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills – Essential
  • Multi-tasking skills – Essential
  • Excellent (proven) interpersonal skills – Essential
  • Negotiation skills – Essential
  • Ability to apply participatory tools – Essential
Personal Qualities:
  • Creative and takes initiative – Essential
  • Team player – Essential
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment – Essential
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times – Essential
  • Self-motivated person able to work without close supervision – Essential
  • Effectively promote AAN’s mission values, and objectives – Essential
Application Closing Date
3rd April 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download and kindly complete the "Application Form" below. Application form should be sent in an MS Word attachment to:   The subject line of e-mail must state clearly, job title of position applied for and location e.g. "Programme Officer, Women’s Voices and Leadership- Nigeria Project – Abuja".

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  • Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Submitted CVs will be disregarded.
  • ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
  • While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates


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