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.
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