March 23, 2017
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Active Voices is recruiting for fulltime Project Officer.

Job Details

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. 

We are seeking professionals to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Project Officer

Job Type: Full Time 
Duration: 9 months (Renewal subject to availability of funds) 

Project Summary

  • Active Voices is implementing a project titled “The CLADE Project {Community Level Advocacy to End Child Marriage}”. This project seeks to contribute to the reduction of the practice of child marriage through advocacy, engagement with religious leaders, community sensitization and youth engagement to generate discussions and stimulate efforts towards ending the practice and by promoting girls’ education as a way of delaying the age of marriage. This project is funded by AmplifyChange

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of Program Manager, the State Program Officer performs functions related to planning, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities for the project.
  • 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 Manager, and requires a Nigerian resident in Kaduna (preferably Kaduna North) 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 child marriage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Active Voices’ entry meeting with relevant ministries, departments and agencies of the Government of Kaduna State including other relevant partners
  • Assist the Program Manager in the preparation of project outputs such as progress reports, briefings, presentations according to the donor guidelines.
  • Develop the project workplan and coordinate the implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of the project.
  • 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

    Min Required Experience:

    Not Specified

    Min Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree/HND

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Qualifications and Skills 
    Key Competencies:

    • A minimum of a university degree or its equivalent in Public Health or any Social or Health Science related fields.
    • Proficiency in the use of the Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point programmes is essential
    • Fluency in Hausa is essential
    • Experience in community engagement is essential
    • Intermediate research skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including 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.
    • 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
    • Understanding of Rigasa community and culture
    • A Master’s Degree in Public Health or any related program
    • Experience working on projects addressing child marriage
    • A strong commitment to development and humanitarian service
    • Knowledge of Graphic Design - CorelDraw and Infographic Development

    Method of Application 
    Interested and qualified candidates should should send their cover letter and comprehensive curriculum vitae in ONLY one attachment (PDF document) explaining suitability for the job by sending an email. 


    • Kindly indicate the title of the position applied for in the subject line of the email. Applicants are advised to include functional contact details as well as contact information for at least two referees in the curriculum vitae.
    • Active Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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