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Guidance and Counseling Development Association (GCDA) is recruiting for fulltime Programme Officer.

Job Details

Guidance and Counselling Development Association (GCDA) was established in 1994 by group of volunteers with common goal in providing solutions to various problem related to social and health issues encounter by all age groups and sex under the leadership of Late Dr.(Mrs) Hannatu Ibrahim MFR, is one of the leading public health non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Northeast of Nigeria, implementing programmes in reproductive health, HIV&AIDS prevention, and maternal neonatal and child health. GCDA works in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, National, Foundation and international donors. 

We seek to recruit qualified persons as a result of growth in our organization to work on Key population project. We offer professionals opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration. 

We require competent candidates for the vacant position below:

Job Title: Programme Officer

Ref: KA0001
Location: Kano 


  • The successful candidate will ensure effective and timely project implementation. S/He must be key population friendly
  • S/He will plan, coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of key project deliverables as stated in the project work plan participate in partner meetings and document decisions reached at such meetings.


    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    Not Specified

    Min Qualification:

    Not Specified

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Minimum Academic/Professional Qualifications required for the position:

    • Must have a first degree in Health/Biological/Social/Behavioural Sciences,.
    • Must have a minimum of five (5) years post NYSC working experience in an NGO or similar capacity at the field level.
    • Must be able to communicate proficiently in the dominant language of the region.
    • Must be attuned to and be comfortable with the culture/traditions of the various target populations within the state.
    • possess strong programme monitoring skills.
    • Must possess good knowledge of, and experience with Mimium Prevention package of intervention (MPPI)
    • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft word and Excel packages.
    • Excellent listening, and communication skills, training and report writing skills are very important to this position.
    • Must show demonstrable willingness and ability to adjust quickly to rapidly changing priorities, multiple demands and complex situations..
    • Good understanding of the terrain will be an added advantage.

    Compensation & Benefits
    The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.

    Application Closing Date
    3rd September, 2018.

    How To Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send a one page Application Letter (using the position reference as subject), addressed to the "GCDA Executive Director", clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae indicating clearly your valid telephone numbers, e-mail address and current contact address to:


    • Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • GCDA is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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