VSO Nigeria Project Officer Job Positions: Apply Now

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Application Deadline: July 30 2014

Details

Renumeration: 1,598,679.00 per Annum
Fixed Term: 1 Year
Full Time: 40 Hours per week
Location: Lagos, Kwara, Osun and Abuja

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO’s high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all.

Role Overview

  • VSO Nigeria is looking to recruit 4 young experienced, skilled and efficient Project Officers to provide programmatic and administrative support to the ICS Programme.
  • This position will be based in Lagos, Kwara, Osun and Abuja. Each PO will report to the Youth Programmes Officer in-charge of each location.
  • The persons will be responsible for volunteer support, facilitation, relationship management and partnership working, programme development support, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and budget management specific to the ICS programme.
  • With considerable experience of working with young people in an international development context, the Project Officer will be responsible for supporting a pair of volunteer Team Leaders (TL) to provide pastoral support to a team of UK & In-Country volunteers, and facilitate learning for TL and volunteers during their placements

Requirements:

Skills, qualifications and experience required
Essential
• Youth Work
Proven experience of working with and providing support to 18-25 year olds from a wide range of backgrounds with proven ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment.

• Cross-Cultural Working
Direct and substantial experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures.

• International Development
Knowledge of issues which are common to communities in developing countries, possibly achieved through working or living in a developing country. Experience of promoting learning about development issues.

• Communication
Possession of strong verbal communication to work effectively and inclusively with an overseas colleague. Strong written communication skills needed for writing reports.

• Supervision
Significant experience of working in a supervisory role. Proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals.

Planning and Organising
Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the planning process.

• Desirable
Budget Management
Experience of managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures.

• Volunteering
Experience of working with volunteers to understand the key factors which make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding.

• Programme Design and Evaluation
Experience of designing and evaluating youth programmes in an international context. Experience of using monitoring and evaluation tools and processes.

How to Apply:

‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form. Submit a cover letter demonstrating evidence of your suitability and your CV.

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