Program Officer Youth Life Skills Development Project in Abuja, Nigeria

at Africare

Project Management
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Reports To: Senior Support Program Manager as well as the Country Director for Africare Nigeria.

Duration of Appointment: Depending on availability of donor funds; however, Africare appointments are for 12 months only, renewable annually

The Project Officer will work under the supervision of a Senior Support Program Manager as well as the Country Director for Africare/Nigeria. The Project Officer will supervise a Finance Assistant, Project Assistant, HR assistant and a driver in the course of managing this project. This position requires an active individual who will constantly be on the road visiting schools and ensuring that the curriculum for the students is being administered in the right way by the coaches


    Under the supervision of the Senior Support Program Manager and the Country Director for Africare/Nigeria, the Program Officer is responsible for the following:

    Selection, monitoring and oversight of coaches in the program to ensure that they are fulfilling contractual obligation and administering curriculum.

    Relationship management with stakeholders in Government, officials at the schools etc.

    Project management with an ability to track scope, budget and time.

    Fully understand the project curriculum and be able to provide guidance to coaches and project staff on curriculum where needed.

    Vendor selection, oversight and coordination of infrastructure improvements and quality assurance the construction and maintenance of all infrastructures procured during the project.

    Quality assurance of work done.

    Communication on project results with country office, headquarters, donors and partners.

    Reporting on the project as required to all stakeholders.

    Logistics for donor and partner visits, inter school tournaments etc.

    Ensures that all project staff and coaches comply with Africare policies and procedures, donor and partner established rules of engagement and selected schools policies.

    Coordinate train the trainer session for coaches.


    At least five years of experience working in a professional environment with reporting lines and structured communication and work flows. Experience with an international NGO is preferred.

    Project management and relationship management knowledge and experience.

    At least five years experience of playing basketball competitively at the secondary and tertiary or professional level. Informal competitive experience counts.

    Quick learner with a good grasp of development issues in Nigeria like health, literacy and the death of social skills among youth.

    Undergraduate degree from a reputable university and knowledge of the game of basketball and current happenings and trends at the international, FIBA and NBA level.

    Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, Internet applications; Microsoft office suite highly desirable.

    Ability to carry out independent work with initiative, creativity and good judgment without close supervision.

    Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff and clients.

 In the cover letter (no more than two pages in length), the candidate should briefly describe his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience.

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