Program Officer (Program Coordination And Integration) in Lagos, Nigeria

at Save The Children

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Reports to: Chief of Party

Role Purpose

  • The SDI Program Assistant in Lagos will support overall coordination and team integration in ensuring the timely delivery of the various programme outputs of the of the Stop Diarrhoea Project in Shomolu LGA of Lagos State.
  • He/she will support project roll out, and implementation; including ensuring that project outputs are delivered timely.
  • He/She will provide direct programme support in documentation, internal/external programme coordination, and partner’s capacity building management.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Support the tracking and follow-up of all SDI project related deliverables.
  • Support the coordination of SDI project team integration, planning and periodic review (Weekly, monthly and quarterly) activities.
  • Develop and maintain a data base of all SDI project contact, partners and consultants for follow-up activities and other commitments.
  • Support SDI project documentation and filing of sensitive and other high profile materials.
  • Provide periodic programme support to other team members involve in major capacity building activities in terms of correspondence and other logistic needs.
  • Coordinate timely and orderly management of SDI project reviews and approvals.
  • Manage newspaper cutting and other SDI project information, success stories, news release on the notice board and other public places in the office.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in public health, health management, sociology, development studies or demography with at least 3 years experience in related position of responsibility. A post graduate qualification in the above discipline with a minimum of 2 years experience with civil society organization/INGO will be an added advantage and preferred.
  • Essential: at least 3 years practical experience in documentation and team management
  • I/NGO in Nigeria
  • Essential: very good understanding of national health policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders on Child Health in Nigeria
  • Essential: very good understanding of team cohesion, documentation and effective communication.

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Effective planning and organising skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills - oral and written communication skills
  • Desirable: good understanding and experience with key Microsoft packages.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Work experience in partnership management and civil society organization activities.
  • Experience in broad reproductive health programme intervention.
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