Program Assistant Vacancy at Population Council Nigeria

Program Assistant Vacancy at Population Council Nigeria

Population Council Nigeria is looking qualified individuals to fill the position of Program Assistant

Position Summary
  • The successful candidate will provide technical and other support to deliver safe space service delivery and research components on a project in six states in Northern Nigeria to promote asset building for vulnerable adolescent girls.
  • Candidate must be able to take on a number of diverse tasks related to mapping communities and CSO/NGO adolescent girls and safe space projects, research and review materials for adaptation and dissemination to partners, support the technical team to develop and adapt safe space and training materials, support partner engagement with community leaders and government, arrange trainings and workshops, and draft and review narrative and financial reports.
  • Candidate must show commitment to implementation of the project’s safe space approach while also identifying and addressing issues at community and CSO/NGO level that require adjustments and adaptation.
  • The job holder will need to show strong leadership to help government.
  • CSO/NGO, and community partner’s work together to deliver on project objectives to build community support for expanded and responsive service delivery to adolescent girls.
  • The Programme Assistant will also work closely with project technical staff and partners to develop and implement mentoring and leadership activities that strengthen project-supported girls’ clubs and safe space programmes.
Candidate must have following requirements:
  1. B.Sc. in a social science, public health or other related fields. Masters degree strongly preferred At least three years of experience working with safe space, girls clubs, peer education programmes, including design of girl centered activities, counseling.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to social development, gender, and adolescent programming, women’s empowerment and rights, and/or reproductive and sexual health as demonstrated in achievements and positions in previous posts.
  3. Significant experience as a lead trainer or training facilitator designing and facilitating workshops preferably for social services, health, women/girls related programmes.
  4. Experience working with international donor funded projects a strong plus, including budgeting of workshops, events, training, travel, as well as narrative and financial reporting.
  5. Demonstrated understanding and willingness to work at community level in challenging environments to build awareness and support for girls centered services.
  6. At least three years experience working in northern Nigeria under similar programming.
  7. Excellent English language, writing, public speaking, and presentation skills
  8. Must speak fluent Hausa and have experience living and working in northern Nigeria
  9. Ability to handle a heavy workload with competing priorities and work independently with minimal supervision as part of a team.
The application will close on 25th June 2013.

How to apply?
Send an application letter (stating your current salary and salary expectations) and resume to: Clearly state the position title for which you are applying and your full names – starting with the surname first, then other names (e.g. Deputy Director (Research) – BEN, Shehu Ekong) – in the subject area of the email. All attachments must be in PDF format.
Candidates who do not follow the above instructions will be automatically disqualified. Population Council reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process at any time. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Population Council is an equal opportunity employer

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