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Position : Isodokan Programme Coordinator
Are you an experienced youth development or education professional with a passion for youth development and increasing economic opportunity?
The Isọdọkan Foundation, a youth development non-profit targeted at underserved, is currently seeking a Programme Coordinator to support series of projects aimed at developing practical skills as well as increase acumen and social awareness of target youth’ This position reports to the Programme Director.
We seek a candidate who can dedicate a minimum of two years to the role.
Our mission is to engender positive and sustainable changes in the lives of disadvantaged, underserved and underrepresented youth, especially those living in poverty-stricken communities.
In so doing, our organization aspires to help shape better communities and break intergenerational cycles of poverty.
Our organisation’s operations comprise a series of projects intended to support youth in underserved and / or poverty-stricken communities through programs that strengthen self-efficacy, develop practical skills as well as increase acumen and social awareness.
Programme Activities :
Coordinate all programme activities associated with youth development projects.
Recruit community members and volunteers for the program,
Develop and work alongside programme volunteers to assess their ability to successfully implement the youth and family programs.
Supervise all programme instructors / volunteers for policy and curriculum compliance.
Review programs to ensure alignment with needs of community members; this includes enriching vocation development exposure, leadership training and community building.
Revise existing foundation materials such as brochure, annual report, posters etc and develop new materials as required.
Develop policies and programme curriculum for the series of projects.
Prepare inputs for concept notes, project ideas.
Undertake independent research in finding alternative resources for long-term sustainability of the foundation.
Community Outreach / Engagement :
Build and maintain community relationships by working closely with and actively engaging stakeholders groups including but not limited to : local governments, corporate organisations, schools, community and non-for profit.
Plan and organize meeting and events in partnership with community organizations to share information, receive feedback and build networks
Provide support in community outreach events in target communities.
Create processes to track outreach activities and their impact.
Identify donor resources, build contacts with potential individual donors
Coordinate fundraising events for the foundation.
Administrative and Budget :
Participate in the business planning process for development of annual goals and budget preparation.
Oversee project plans, timelines, community engagement budgets and expense approval process
Develop, implement and maintain tracking tool for financial reports and budgets, in line with established NGO standards
Supervise project staff, ensure accountability for acquisition of equipment and supplies.
Required profile for job ad : Isodokan Programme Coordinator
At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree, a master’s degree will be an advantage
At least three years’ experience working in youth development / with youth
Education sector or group facilitation experience
Experience working with community organizations and schools in under-resourced areas
Ability to engage at all levels (youth as well as corporate mentors / executives)
Good oral and written communication and the ability to have direct and open conversations
Ability to work independently and in a team
Ability to support fundraising.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite especially : Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Proficiency with Canva or other Design Software
Strong planning and coordinating skills
Desired Characteristics :
Dynamism : be able to adjust quickly and effectively to new situations
Empathy : identify with the plight of the under-served.
Integrity : we need to be able to trust your ability to do what is right not just what is expedient
Sense of Humour : know how to laugh at yourself and lighten a mood with others.
Winning Attitude : Believe in the work that you and we are doing!
Work Ethic : do what it takes to get a job done