Program Officer/Program Manager at Equal Access

Equal Access International (EAI), a non-governmental organization headquartered in San Francisco, USA, empowers under-served communities in the developing world with critically needed information, education and leadership training. With funding from bi-laterals, multi-laterals, foundations, corporate and individual donors we implement innovative media and community outreach programs that inspire positive social change on issues such as women’s empowerment, human rights, global health issues, youth life skills & livelihoods, and civic participation & governance.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Program Officer/Program ManagerLocation: AbujaTravels: Up to 30%BackgroundSince 2013, Equal Access Nigeria has been implementing innovative media, radio, research, community engagement and CVE programs to strengthen youth empowerment, responsible media, social cohesion, community dialogue, and peace building in northern Nigeria.To consolidate and advance its Nigeria programming, Equal Access is launching a new 2-year program to expand our CVE messaging efforts by conducting research, organizing youth-driven tech camps, training young leaders, creating and producing innovative content for northern TV and radio programs, and creating an alternative messaging ecosystem driven by locally created offline and online content in northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.SummaryEqual Access is looking for a Program Officer/Manager (depending on experience level) to lead a 2-year CVE media program in northern Nigeria.The position to be based in Abuja, Nigeria with frequent travel to northern Nigeria. Preferred start date is January 1, 2018.Job DescriptionThe Program Officer/Manager is responsible for supporting management, operations, and implementation of CVE media field programs in Nigeria.The Program Manager provides program management, technical, financial and business development support to our Nigeria country programs through a wide range of field-based tasks.The Program Manager reports to the Nigeria Country Director and works with the Kano-based program team and the US-based Senior Program Manager and program, finance, and administrative staff.Duties and ResponsibilitiesProject Management:Manages CVE media and community outreach program activities, including programmatic, technical, contractual, compliance, personnel, financial, and administrative mattersProvides CVE technical support to all Equal Access Nigeria projectsLeads collaborative design workshops with local radio and community partners on advancing the CVE fieldSupports the design and execution of annual tech camps with youth leadersMentors youth leaders and community partnersSupports regional CVE strategyLiaises with Equal Access programs across the SahelResearches and liaises with other field and HQ staff to recommend solutions to country program teamsEnsures all activities are conducted in accordance with EA policies and client rules and regulationsSupports contract-related procurement, subcontracting, expenditure and budget monitoring, long-term and short-term personnel, travel, report editing and formatting, success story drafting and other relevant mattersApplies EA policies and funder regulations to process deliverables and complete required internal formsEstablishes and maintains field-based project electronic files and keeps filing system updatedMaintains budget monitoring, level of effort utilization, invoices, subcontractors, expense reports, deliverables, etc. to monitor compliance with funder and EA policies.Documents program activities and drafts quarterly reportsMay serve as primary contact for short-term consultants on administrative items. Ensures inquiries and needs are promptly addressed to continue a positive relationship between consultants and EA.Technical:Support media for social change program design, including radio, television, and community storytelling activitiesProvides technical information to support projects, business development efforts, EA knowledge base and other work products as requested by supervisor and colleagues.Provides support in the development of work plans/GANTT charts, project frameworks and M&E plans, and ensures technical activities are implemented on time and within the allocated budget and scope of work.Produces work products in conformance with EA and client standards.Business Development:Develops a basic understanding of international development, foreign assistance programming and EA’s present and past competencies and contributions.Participates on proposals by providing research, writing, budgeting, recruitment, coordination and administrative support.Establishes and maintains productive relationships with clients, funding agencies, government ministries, vendors, partners and consultants that serve to enhance EA’s reputation and contribute to business development opportunities.Management and Leadership Competencies:Communicates information in a way that demonstrates a basic understanding of development assistance work, EA’s culture, values and the specific scope and nature of assigned projects and proposal assignments.Participates in the recruitment process for new short- and long-term staff, including recommending promising talent and assisting in interviews and reference checks.Demonstrates maturity, dependability, integrity and initiative.Contributes positively to a work environment that emphasizes teamwork, respect for differences, accepting and giving constructive feedback.Other Duties and Special Assignments:Performs other duties and responsibilities as required by supervisor.

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