Summary of Position
The Project Officer’s expected outputs are geared towards supporting the delivery of outputs and outcomes of the program as a whole.
S / he will support the project closely with the project coordinator and other partners in the production of weekly, monthly, quarterly and biannual reports for the project.
S / he will provide logistics support for the organization and running of workshops as necessary.
About the Project
JISRA is an interfaith consortium, including Catholic, Islamic, protestant, interreligious and secular organizations for the promotion of religion or belief (FoRB).
The project will partner with religious actors as agents of change within the broader civic space while acknowledging religious actors’ important role in promoting FoRB
The project’s goal is to strengthen the voice of religious actors in civil society and in nurturing civic spaces while leveraging religious actors’ role in advocacy and FoRB.
S / he will develop the project implementation plan and ensure that the activities are executed as planned and within the timeframe and are of the highest quality;
coordinate with the project participants and ensure the logistics of all the events go smoothly; and prepare monthly progress and quarterly reports.
Besides, s / he will also provide support to some of SFCG’s projects and programs, as and when necessary and appropriate.
S / he will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, providing oversight to this project. The position will be based in Abuja.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate and arrange all logistics for various meetings, and workshops, including invitations, venue, participants travel and accommodation;
In collaboration with the project coordinator, facilitate the creation and implementation of a detailed annual work-plan, which identifies sequences of activities needed to successfully implement the project and ensure project objectives are met;
In collaboration with key stakeholders, facilitate the development and roll-out of detailed implementation plans in communities and LGAs;
Review the project schedule with the Project Coordinator and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities;
revise and regularly review the schedule as required;
Document project activities and ensure that all project data is appropriately secured;
Monitor the progress of the project implementation and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the project remains on track and is successfully implemented;
Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.
Program Monitoring & Evaluation
In collaboration with M&E officer, assist with the implementation and development of Monitoring and Evaluation tools;
Documentation and Reporting :
Produce activity and monthly reports
Any other duties assigned by the line manager.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Arts, Development Studies or related field;
Required Experience :
At least 2 years of professional experience in project cycle management, coordinating project activities, outreach, and / or advocacy;
Experience working with CSOs, partners and faith-based groups will be an added advantage;
Other Relevant Requirements :
A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
Familiar with the Common Ground Approach