Program Officer

Active Voices
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Job Description

Active Voices tackles critical issues paramount to health and development. Through advocacy, research, partnerships and program interventions, we improve the health and rights of children, youths, women and girls.

We are a nascent non-governmental; pro-girl; pro-women and pro-youth organization with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), education, gender equity and gender based violence (GBV). Active Voices works in collaboration with a broad range of organisations. Active Voices is seeking professionals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer

Location: Owerri
Job Type: Full Time
Duration: 6 months (Renewal subject to availability of funds)

Project Summary

  • Active Voices is implementing a project titled “Targeting the Current and Next Generation of Parents to End Female Genital Mutilation”.
  • This project seeks to inform and involve existing youth networks in the movement to end FGM; and enhance the capacity of health care providers on social change communication to become advocates and promote the abandonment of FGM.
  • This project is funded by The Girl Generation

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of Program Coordinator, the State Program Officer performs functions related to planning, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities for the project in the state.
  • The candidate will match program activities with the logistics and financial requirements to create an enabling environment necessary for carrying out all project activities including meetings, trainings, research, supportive supervision and stakeholders’ engagement.

Job Description

  • The position reports directly to the Program Coordinator, and requires a Nigerian resident in Owerri with strong leadership, managerial skills, a high level of independent action, and a focus on innovation and strategic direction in capacity building, social and behaviour change communication and basic understanding of female genital mutilation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Active Voices’ entry meeting with relevant ministries, departments and agencies of the Government of Imo State
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in the preparation of project outputs such as progress reports, briefings, presentations according to the donor guidelines.
  • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of the project in the State.
  • Coordinate input from various technical, program and administrative staff to ensure that all required reports (Program, M&E, Finance, logistics, etc.) are prepared and submitted within the expected time frame.
  • Provide technical, administrative and substantive support for consultations and other meetings, conferences, workshops, identifying participants, follow-up and coordination with participants and invitees in addition to supporting logistic arrangements.
  • In coordination with finance and operational staff, develop and review activity budgets and procurement plans for Active Voices activities.
  • Provide content for project website, working with the program officer and communications team in Abuja to keep content current. This will include drafting content, interfacing with staff members to develop progress/success write-ups, sharing Active Voices photos and event summaries as needed.
  • Liaise with other staff to write and produce programmatic reports of programmes, projects and activities of the organization monthly, quarterly, and annually.
  • Remain informed on current programs and research in the health and development field; improve skills by working closely with technical specialists.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required.

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    Other Requirements

    Qualifications and Skills
    Key Competencies:

    • A minimum of a University Degree or its equivalent in Public Health, Nursing 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
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills, incl. excellent spoken and written communication, presentation and networking skills are essential
    • Evidence of ability to think strategically; to express ideas clearly; candidate should be able to demonstrate a sense of cultural and gender sensitivity.
    • Knowledge of the functioning of health care systems in Owerri
    • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team.
    • Creativity, attention to detail and efficient delivery methods.

    Additional Advantageous Competencies:

    • Understanding of NGO's operation, best practices and market trends
    • Experience working on projects promoting the abandonment of FGM
    • A strong commitment to development and humanitarian service
    • Knowledge of Graphic Design - CorelDraw and Infographic Development

    Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter and comprehensive curriculum vitae in only one attachment (PDF document) explaining suitability for the job to the email indicating the title of the position applied for in the subject line of the email.


    • Active Voices is an equal opportunity employer.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • Applicants are advised to include functional contact details as well as contact information for at least two referees in the curriculum vitae.

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    Job Summary
    March 23, 2017
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    March 27, 2017
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    NGO / International Agencies
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