Thursday, March 07, 2019

Vacancy for Program Officer at Pact West Africa (Nigeria)


Pact works across multiple sectors and actors to combat corruption, promote democracy and improve health. Our funding partners run the gamut from the U.S. Government to private foundations to corporations, and our on-the-ground partners include Nigerian ministries and civil society organizations focused on advocacy, democracy and health.
Since 2005, Pact has helped forge partnerships between government and civil society, resulting in the passage of four significant national bills to fight corruption, including 2011’s landmark Freedom of Information Act.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer
Location: Kaduna

Position Summary
The Program Officer will work with state and local health agencies, mining communities and miners themselves to sustainably address health risks affecting mining communities in selected states.
The Program Officer will provide continued on-the ground support to all community stakeholders helping organize and deliver project activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Raise awareness in mining communities of health implications related to mining.
Community engagement with community leaders, owners of the mines, and other stakeholders.
Develop, adapt and disseminate materials, job aids, behavior change communication (BCC) and Information, Education, Communication (IEC) materials for health workers and mining communities for prevention of mining related injuries.
Train community volunteers to offer health education, community outreach and referral services to miners and their families, and other members of mining communities, using BCC/IEC tools and materials developed for the project.
Train stakeholders on preventive measures to reduce long term health issues, such as exposure to toxic chemicals.
Implement, and monitor community-based activities and timely identification of gaps.
Plan and conduct sensitization events in the catchment area of Pact activities in the state.
Conduct Focus group discussion with specific groups.
Keep close coordination with all departments for better integration within organization and with stake holders when required.
Ensure participation in facility base meeting.
Assist in developing and monitoring annual work plans and budgets, as well as associated deliverables and results/outputs.
Prepare, coordinate reviews, edit, and disseminate project-related reports and documents, including program strategies, progress updates, and other documents and reports.
Prepare weekly and monthly narrative reports of field activities.
Capture & document success stories and case studies.
Developing and maintaining the data bank and photo gallery of the project activities.
Build local government and institutional capacity to effectively promote peace in their communities.
Support the monitoring and evaluation team and partners in program monitoring, evaluation and learning by:
Support in tracking of partner’s activities - by attending partner’s events;
Support partners on activity-level M&E efforts, ensuring quality, reliability, and consistency in data collection efforts using Project M&E templates;
Contribute to the review of all partner deliverables and milestones;
Help identify lessons learned from project implementation and facilitate the incorporation of those lessons into the activity development cycle.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
MBBS or a BA/BSc in Public Health, Social Science, Demography, or any other related field.
MSc in Public Health would be an advantage.
At least five (4) years of progressively responsible experience in designing, managing and implementing health projects. Experience in social behavior change communication would be a plus.
Experience in doing literature searches/desk review of documents to tease out relevant information for evidence-based decision making.
Proficiency in writing reports in English and communicating results clearly using graphs, charts, and other visuals.

Experience in social behavior change communication would be a plus.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for diversity. Capability to create strong partnerships among all program stakeholders.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment.
Proficiency with MS office software required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
Fluency in the local language.

Application Closing Date
 8th March, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resume/CV and Cover Letter (MS word or PDF format) on their suitability to: [email protected]

Note
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for as the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information or age.
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