Project Assistant Youth Life Skills Development Project in Abuja, Nigeria

at Africare

Project Management
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Africare is about to start a youth life skills development project in Abuja, Nigeria that will support 300 students from ten secondary schools and engage them in a development program that leverages basketball to teach skills in the areas of literacy, health and social development (leadership, tolerance etc.) The project aims to empower Nigerian youths using basketball and prepare them for the future. The program is a one year pilot with expectation for further funding.


    The Project Assistant will work under the supervision of Program officer

    Assist in the coordination of critical activities, such as visits to project site, training, monitoring s and meetings with project partners, Participate in field visits as necessary

    Provide production support for materials developed for internal and external communications and learning around progress and findings, such as document formatting, editing and proofreading

    Track project activities with budget and time

    Fully understand the project curriculum and be able to provide guidance to coaches and other stakeholders

    Keep project records, data, directory and inventory

    Communication on project results with program Officers and coaches

    Reporting on the project as required

    Logistics for project site visits, trainings, meetings and other project activities in line with project work plan

    Make first draft of letters, MOUs and other documents

    During meetings, record and archive minutes for reporting purposes



    Bachelor's degree in PHE, social sciences, public policy, or related fields.

Professional Experience:

    Minimum of 2 years’ experience in providing support and coordination of youths on field-based projects

    Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with / social/ Sports, community development, and/or health.

    Experience writing program reports

    Experience in documentation of success stories

Knowledge and Skills:

    Demonstrated understanding of field-based approaches

    Demonstrated skills in the use of electronic databases

    Excellent organizational skills

    Excellent communication and English-language writing skills.

    Ability to work successfully with minimal guidance

    Able to work with young people

    Must be friendly and accessible.

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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