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Program Development Officer At Equal Access

Date Posted: 08/Jul/2014
Deadline: 10/Jul/2014

Position Summary:

Under technical supervision from the Chief of Party (COP), the Program Development Officer will develop and implement program support activities to beneficiary groups and organizations for community improvement and capacity building.

The Program Development Officer will be based in Abuja, and should be comfortable travelling throughout the country, including the northeast region. The Officer should also be comfortable taking the lead and providing innovative solutions to a fast-paced, energetic and exciting program.

This position is for Nigerian citizens only.


  • Identify potential program beneficiary groups and organizations in-country.
  • Prepare draft proposals for activities to be supported by the program.
  • Manage and coordinate program implementation with Chief of Party, Regional Program Manager and program staff.
  • Coordinate with program teams to ensure the procurement and delivery of materials to program-supported beneficiaries
  • Conduct monitoring visits and prepare reports to assess implementation of program-supported activities.
  • Provide support and deliver training to improve the capacities of national NGOs, community-based organizations, and local groups in-country.
  • When assigned by the Chief of Party, represent theprogram in inter-agency coordination meetings, and meetings with state-level line ministries and other government offices for sectors of work related to the program.
  • On a regular basis, submit to the Chief of Party information on activity implementation for reporting in quarterly and other reports.
  • Comply with program staff safety procedures at all times, and contribute to building a strong culture of staff safety in the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


  • At least three (3) years of prior program experience with an NGO.
  • Demonstrated experience working with community-based organizations and groups in participatory program development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience in programs requiring community-level engagement.
  • Excellent organizational skills and writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, and communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver training on topics related to local CBO/NGO organizational strengthening.
  • Ability to perform project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong computer skills, specifically in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Proven ability to work effectively independently and as a team member.
  • Willingness to be based in a rural area of a transition country.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English

How to apply:

Send CVs to: [email protected]

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