Program Assistant

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Job Description

Pact West Africa (Nigeria) is a Country Office of Pact, an international non-governmental and non-profit organization with its headquarters in Washington, DC.  We envision a world where everyone owns their own future.  To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

We are recruiting to fill the position of: 

Job Title: Program Assistant


Position Summary

  • The Program Assistant will provide support to the Program team with delivering project activities to state and local health agencies, mining communities and miners themselves to sustainably address health risks affecting mining communities in selected states.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support implementation community engagement activities in collaboration with the program team.
  • Support advocacy with religious and community leaders to create an enabling environment to improve awareness on the benefits of family planning and promote uptake of services.
  • Support with organization of meetings with community leaders, community groups, women’s groups, trade associations and other relevant community segments to improve awareness on preventive measures to reduce health risk due to exposure of toxic chemicals.
  • Support training and supervision of volunteers to offer health education, community outreach and referral services to miners and their families, and other members of mining communities, using BCC/IEC tools and materials developed for the project.
  • Support the effective collection, collation and reporting of data as required.
  • Assist with preparation and submission of timely and quality activity reports, including field notes and success stories, to effectively capture lessons learnt on the ground from the projects.
  • Provide administrative support as needed.
  • The position will support organizational capacity assessments of CBO partners as well as monitoring of assessment outcomes.
  • Assist with desk review of existing assessments reports, identify and fill information gaps.
  • Other duties as may be required.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications

    • MBBS or a BA/B.Sc in Public Health, Social Science, Demography,  or other related field.
    • At least two (2) years of work experience in advocacy and community mobilization.
    • Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at LGA and State level.
    • Understanding of local communities and cultures relevant to the state of interest and ability to communicate fluently in local language.
    • Experience in social behavior change communication would be a plus.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software.
    • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines.
    • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams.

    Application Closing Date
    Friday, 8th March, 2019.

    Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resume/CV and Cover Letter on their suitability to: 


    • However applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
    • All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for as the SUBJECT of the mail.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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    About Pact West Africa (Nigeria)
    Job Summary
    March 6, 2019
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Minimum of 2years
    March 8, 2019
    NGO / Community Services
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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