Project Coordinator in Nassarawa, Nigeria

at ActionAid (Nigeria)

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

Job Description

Job Purpose

  • The Project Coordinator will be embedded within the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (SMWASD) in Nasarawa. S/he will report directly to the OVC Project Manager.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the organisational development of the SMWASD through targeting technical assistance in carrying out organisation capacity assessment of the SMWASD
  • Develop capacity development package to address gaps identified in the SMWASD
  • Provide mentoring, coaching and hands on support  in establishing effective systems for planning, monitoring and coordination of the OVC response
  • Work with the SMWASD to institute an effective monitoring and evaluation system that will feed into the national level system
  • Serve as the state representative of the SMILE project
  • Provide technical support to the SMWASD in developing LGA capacity to coordinate community level  OVC interventions
  • Work with the SMWASD to effectively manage all SMILE service providers in the state
  • Ensure effective data collection of all activities implemented at the state level
  • Provide timely reports to AAN on all activities of the project.
  • S/he will be responsible for delivering ActionAid component of SMILE project at state level

Reporting and Accountability:

  • Submit to Project Manager timely informative reports, showing progress towards outputs and objectives of the SMILE project
  • Develop concept note for each programme activity for approval by the line manager.
  • Submit situational and any other non-routine reports when necessary or when asked to
  • Facilitate the sharing of information among stakeholders.
  • Submit success stories or case studies on lessons learnt for sharing.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for collaboration and other forms of engagement by AAN outside the ambit of SMILE.

Financial Management:

  • Participate in and contribute to the development of AAN annual plans and budgets
  • Submit timely financial reports on funds released for activities in the state ensuring compliance with AAN financial reporting requirements.
  • Support partners to develop realistic budgets, linking budgets to planned and agreed activities.
  • Actively source for and participate in fund raising activity for AAN including developing concept notes and proposals.


  • Represent AAN in the state – including attending meetings on behalf of AAN
  • Make presentations at professional meetings and conferences on matters related to the monitoring and evaluation of the community system strengthening components of the HSS intervention.


  • Carry out any other responsibilities assigned by the Project Manager.

Internal Relationships:

  • Right to Health team, AAN team.&

External Relationships:

  • Partners, Donors, CSOs and relevant government agencies.

Person Specifications

  • Degree in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts or Humanities is essential.
  • Masters degree in a related field is desirable.


  • At least seven (7) years post NYSC experience is essential
  • Four (4) years’ experience in a similar position in the development sector preferably in community based health work is essential


  • Strong communication and writing skills is essential
  • Ability to provide practical solutions within set deadlines is essential
  • Ability to maintain donor relationship and accountability in line with funding policies and standards is essential
  • Strong oral and written communication skills is essential
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills is essential

Personal Qualities:

  • A person of integrity, creative and able to take initiative with ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment is essential.



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