Project Officer at Active Voices

Active Voices tackles critical issues paramount to health and development. Through advocacy, research, partnerships and program interventions, we improve the health and rights of children, youths, women and girls. We are a nascent non-governmental; pro-girl; pro-women and pro-youth organization with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), education, gender equity and gender based violence (GBV). Active Voices works in collaboration with a broad range of organisations. We are seeking professionals to fill the position below: Job Title: Project OfficerLocation: Kaduna Job Type: Full Time Duration: 9 months (Renewal subject to availability of funds) Project SummaryActive Voices is implementing a project titled “The CLADE Project {Community Level Advocacy to End Child Marriage}”. This project seeks to contribute to the reduction of the practice of child marriage through advocacy, engagement with religious leaders, community sensitization and youth engagement to generate discussions and stimulate efforts towards ending the practice and by promoting girls’ education as a way of delaying the age of marriage. This project is funded by AmplifyChangeJob Summary/ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of Program Manager, the State Program Officer performs functions related to planning, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities for the project.The candidate will match program activities with the logistics and financial requirements to create an enabling environment necessary for carrying out all project activities including meetings, trainings, research, supportive supervision and stakeholders’ engagement.Job DescriptionThe position reports directly to the Program Manager, and requires a Nigerian resident in Kaduna (preferably Kaduna North) with strong leadership, managerial skills, a high level of independent action, and a focus on innovation and strategic direction in capacity building, social and behaviour change communication and basic understanding of child marriage.Duties and ResponsibilitiesFacilitate Active Voices’ entry meeting with relevant ministries, departments and agencies of the Government of Kaduna State including other relevant partnersAssist the Program Manager in the preparation of project outputs such as progress reports, briefings, presentations according to the donor guidelines.Develop the project workplan and coordinate the implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of the project.Coordinate input from various technical, program and administrative staff to ensure that all required reports (Program, M&E, Finance, logistics, etc.) are prepared and submitted within the expected time frame.Provide technical, administrative and substantive support for consultations and other meetings, conferences, workshops, identifying participants, follow-up and coordination with participants and invitees in addition to supporting logistic arrangements.In coordination with finance and operational staff, develop and review activity budgets and procurement plans for Active Voices activities.Provide content for project website, working with the program officer and communications team in Abuja to keep content current. This will include drafting content, interfacing with staff members to develop progress/success write-ups, sharing Active Voices photos and event summaries as needed.Liaise with other staff to write and produce programmatic reports of programmes, projects and activities of the organization monthly, quarterly, and annually.Remain informed on current programs and research in the health and development field; improve skills by working closely with technical specialists.Carry out other relevant duties as may be required. 

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