Vacancies At Action Aid Nigeria

The following vacancy exist at Actionaid Nigeria


Project Manager-Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment (SMILE)- FCT, NASARAWA, KOGI, BENUE, EDO

The post holder who will be a member of the Country Management Team (CMT) of ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), will be reporting to the Programme Manager, Health and will be working from the SMILE project Head office in Benue. S/he will be the technical lead of SMILE project for ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) and will be responsible for ensuring implementation of the project in the states in line with outlined objectives.

Provide technical oversight and leadership in delivering all organizational development activities.
Direct supervision of State Advisors embedded with the State Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development (SMWASD) and support to Senior Program Managers strengthening CSOs.
The Project Manager will make regular visits to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development (FMWASD) to ensure alignment with efforts at state level.
Provide targeted technical assistance in carrying out organisation capacity assessment of the SMWASD in the project states
Provide technical direction in mentoring, coaching and hands on support in establishing effective systems for planning, monitoring and coordination of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s response
Submit monthly and quarterly reports on the activities of SMILE to AAN.
Ensure that data is collected routinely and same uploaded in the SMILE Monitoring & Evaluation data base as well as the ActionAid Data Management System
S/he will be responsible for delivering AAN’s component of SMILE Project.

Submit to Program Manager, Health timely informative reports, indicating performance in processes planned for the month and progress towards outputs and objectives of the SMILE Project.
Submit situational and any other non-routine reports as and when required.
Participate in programme meetings of the AAN SMILE Team, sharing experiences from the field, bringing up issues of general programme nature for collective decision making.
Identify and recommend opportunities for collaboration and other forms of engagement by AAN outside the ambit of SMILE project.

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

At least 8 years minimum working experience is essential.
4 years’ experience in a similar position with good demonstration of success in system strengthening of a government institution is essential
In-depth understanding of Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) issues and the surrounding policy environment both at state and national level is essential

All interested candidates should complete the application form accessed from  and send as an attachment to . Only electronically submitted forms will be entertained.

ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women are particularly welcome.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 6th June, 2013. While we respect all applicants, interview date will be communicated only to short listed candidates

DUE DATE: 6 June, 2013


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