Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Vacant Job For Program Officer at Equal Access International (EAI)

Equal Access International (EAI), a non-governmental organization headquartered in San Francisco, USA, empowers under-served communities in the developing world with critically needed information, education and leadership training. With funding from bi-laterals, multi-laterals, foundations, corporate and individual donors we implement innovative media and community outreach programs that inspire positive social change on issues such as women’s empowerment, human rights, global health issues, youth life skills & livelihoods, and civic participation & governance.
EAI operates in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, and has over 175 staff worldwide and a twelve-year track record implementing media and social change projects in challenging locations.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Program Officer (Anti-Corruption)
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel: 30%

Summary of Role
  • The Program Officer, Anti-Corruption, will be mainly responsible for overseeing the implementation of a grant, presently called, the Strengthening Media Support for Community Accountability project (SMS CAM). However, in a dynamic and small NGO it is expected that from time-to-time, the post holder will support other activities of Equal Access International, as directed by the line-manager.
  • This position reports directly to the Program Manager.
  • Prepare and support research and partner events
  • Prepare and administer training sessions
  • Oversee the delivery of radio & television program productions
  • Support all associated social media output
  • Collaboration with other CSOs/NGOs, as required.
  • Develop work plan and schedules
  • Develop ToR for facilitators, resources persons and consultants
  • Ensure timely and high quality information provided to donor
  • The Program Officer will build cordial and effective relationships with staff at the donor organization, ensuring deliverables are completed to high quality, on-time and within the terms of the grant agreement.
  • The Program Officer will establish and maintain close working relationships with EAI staff to collect and provide monitoring and evaluation and reporting on program activities. This work will be coordinated with the Program Manager.
  • The post holder will ensure program impacts are shared internally, to the donor and externally, as directed by the line manager. In addition, emphasis will be placed on lessons learnt and the provision of thorough analysis on a quarterly basis.
  • The Program Officer will monitor and ensure donor and internal rules, compliance procedures and local laws related to activities are adhered to at all times.
  • To supervise the implementation of plans of activities related to projects or programs undertaken by the Nigeria country office, which include, but not limited to:
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Working with the Program Manager, develop concept papers, prepare proposals and implementation of work plans (including log frames, activity schedules, monitoring and evaluation schedules) for submission to donors and Equal Access management.
  • Assist senior management with representation at Equal Access activities and plans, networking with other NGOs and local donor delegations.
  • Along with the Program Manager, conceptualize program interventions.
  • To provide a narrative of the results and planned activities on a monthly basis and to deliver reports as supervised by the Program Manager.
  • Working with the program experts, producers and other program staff, prepare monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports and other reports as required.
  • Compile/collate major donor narrative reports and ensure timelines/deadlines are adequately signaled and relevant activities are delivered in time and within the budget.
  • Participate in assessments, team meetings, workshops, support trainings events, & support office visits.
  • Work with monitoring team members to monitor programs’ progress using agreed program indicator tracking tables. Work with the Program Manager and program team to develop and implement indicator tracking tables/systems.
  • Alert senior management of issues raised by monitoring if the goals and objectives are achieved and non-financial grant requirements are being adhered to.
  • Provide program updates and information as required to senior management to assist with dissemination of information to key support staff, and major donors, as directed by the Program Manager.
Specific deliverables:
  • Maintain the timeline of activities and reports for the donors in Nigeria
  • Deputize, if required for the Program Manager, for example if he/she is on leave. To support the key tasks managed by the Program Manager.
  • To provide support to the Country Director, as directed and in coordination with the Program Manager.
Qualifications and Experience
  • BA/BS in relevant field required. MA/MS/MBA or equivalent preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience working in the development sector, or humanitarian program; general program management experience required.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Fluency in English and Hausa is required
  • Proven knowledge preparing project reports and implementing complex, multi-faceted activities in Nigeria.
  • Experience with conducting assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts required.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to meet program/grant objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Creativity and strong organizational skills

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter indicating their reasons for interest in the position to: [email protected] with “Program Officer – Anti-Corruption” in the subject line of the email.
Application Deadline 31st July, 2018.

  • Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
  • This is a full-time position. Applicants must have the right to work in Nigeria.
  • Equal Access does not provide sponsorship or pay relocation or housing costs.

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